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Prioritization and Visualization
Using a Four-Field Matrix

If you have to overview a lot of similar information and threaten to lose the overview, it is helpful to visualize it with the help of a four-field matrix and thus be able to evaluate it more easily. To do this, arrange them in an axis cross in 2 dimensions. Of course, four fields cannot solve all problems, but they have a lot of advantages:

  • They force you to bring order into complex data.
  • They help to derive strategies or make decisions.
  • The methods are quickly applicable without preparation.
  • They represent relationships graphically.

There are various examples where a four-field matrix is used:

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Clear and Efficient Project Communication
Thanks to Good Meeting Minutes

Taking Meeting Minutes

Sooner or later it will hit everyone someday - although not with pleasure: writing the minutes of a meeting. If not clarified beforehand, one of the attendees will be selected to take notes at the beginning of each meeting at the latest. The means of choice are manifold, some still prefer a pen and paper, others use text programs on notebooks or tablets, and others record a meeting without further ado.

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S.M.A.R.T. Goals Provide Structure and Orientation During a Project

Are you overwhelmed at the beginning of a project? Do you find it difficult to increase team productivity? The secret to mastering common project challenges is to set the right goals.

SMART goals are designed to provide structure and orientation during a project. They clarify what you want to achieve. This method effectively helps your employees set goals that are aligned with your business goals.

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Posted by Stefanie Blome on September 3rd, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: smart-goals s.m.a.r.t

The Most Common Pitfalls in Executive Summaries

Fallstricke in Executive Summaires

In the previous article we described how you can create a short and concise summary of the business document, research report or client proposal and give it to the reader as an 'executive summary'.

When formatting and building such an executive summary, you should avoid the following pitfalls. They are badly written and badly planned executive summaries, which can discourage your target audience.

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Posted by Stefanie Blome on August 30th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: pitfalls executive-summary

How to Write a Good Executive Summary?

executive summary

The information age has changed the way business plans, project proposals and research reports are distributed and consumed. Today, more and more readers are seeing this content digitally on a screen. And in today's fast-moving world, it is precisely this content that is often lacking. This method of content consumption increases the risk that important information is lost due to the scanning and scrolling behavior of an online audience.

It is therefore all the more important to create a short and concise summary of the document and give it to the reader as an 'executive summary'.

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