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Kanban in Organizations Part II

Kanban Core Practices

This article provides managers in service companies with an insight into how to use the Kanban method to tackle organizational difficulties. In the previous article Kanban in Organizations Part I you got to know the values and basic principles of Kanban. The basic principles describe how you should approach change in companies. Kanban's six core practices show you how to continuously provoke change. They also define important activities to manage and improve Kanban systems.
The basis for this article are the books „Essential Kanban Condensed“ by David J. Anderson and Andy Carmichael and „Kanban from the Inside“ von Mike Burrows.


Posted by Julia Meiling on January 15th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: Kanban

What project managers can learn from Pixar

A book review on Ed Catmull's "Creativity, Inc."

Toys who were magically brought to life, a rat cooking in a French restaurant and monsters that scare children for a living. In their movies, Pixar has introduced the world to a plethora of creative characters. While keeping an extraordinary level of creativity, the company does not lack in terms of financial success either. Its most recent animation film, Incredibles 2, sold more tickets in the first week than any animation film has ever before. No other company in the film industry has even come close to the same level of constant success that Pixar, as a part of the Walt Disney Animation Studios, is having since the release of Toy Story in 1995.


Posted by Marvin Blome on January 11th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: pixar project-management

Risk management is Project Management for adults

Why the Monte Carlo simulation is only of interest in individual cases.

They know me and my whims by now. Among other things, my love for risk management in projects. On this I always like to quote Tom DeMarco: "Risk management is project management for adults!", from the book "Dancing with bears" by Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister. Last but not least the risk management in Merlin Project arose from my weakness for this.


Posted by Frank Blome on September 7th, 2018 under Project Management
Tags: risk management software

5 Questions about project management
to Falk Schmidt

Coffee Talk

Before we leave the office for the weekend, we stop for a quick coffee talk with our project management colleagues to chat about their best practices. Well, not literally, but that's how we designed our interview series "5 questions about project management". To be fast, intense and refreshing like a good cup of coffee.

Today we talk to Falk Schmidt, project management consultant and innovation coach. For more than 20 years he has accompanied companies in the implementation of digitisation projects, since 2011 with his own company. He passes on his experience as a coach to young project managers.


Posted by Frank Blome on August 24th, 2018 under Project Management
Tags: 5Questions project management

The 7 stages of the Group Mind Mapping process

How to devise your project comprehensively and clearly

This article deals with the development of a Group Mind Map with the Mind Mapping method according to Tony Buzan. Creating Group Mind Maps enables gathered individuals to pool and augment their unique creative skills. For example, you may employ Group Mind Maps to analyze and solve problems as a group, to plan and undertake projects. Specifically we will go into group project management.


Posted by Julia Meiling on August 23rd, 2018 under Project Management
Tags: mind mapping mind map software

The Merlin Project magic now also on the iPad

Kanban, Mindmap and WBS on Mac and iPad. Try now for 30 days for free.