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Mastering Projects: A New Aspect Every Month

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Welcome back to our blog! We hope your year has got off to a great start. Look forward to an exciting year with us! Each month we'll dive into topics that will inspire both seasoned Merlin Project users and newcomers to project management. Our goal? In-depth knowledge combined with fresh ideas to provide you - the seasoned "veterans" and the curious newbies - with valuable insights and inspiration. Get ready for a year full of insights and discoveries!

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The Key to Success in 2024: Strategic Planning

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In the last few weeks, it has once again become clear: The template for strategic planning is currently top-of-mind.

Of course, as we approach the end of the year, it's always time to think about the year ahead. That's why I also went into this in a targeted article in the blog. This year, a particularly large number of people have asked me about it.

Our Support recommends:

You are welcome to use your plan from the previous year. It can be prepared quickly in three steps:
  1. Open the old project and duplicate it in the file menu & create a new document ID.
  2. Select the project line and delete the real values in the Edit menu.
  3. Set the start date of the project to 1-Jan-2024.

So here are a few more general thoughts on the subject ...

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The Merlin Project Academy is Live

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8 lessons based on Peter Drucker's book The Effective Executive

Project management fans, rejoice! We are thrilled to introduce the Merlin Project Academy as a special St. Nicolaus Day present. This initial English-only launch of our interactive learning path boosts your skills with Merlin Project.

🇩🇪 German speakers, stay tuned – your native version is coming soon!

We need your feedback to shape its future – on structure, content, and teaching style. Share your thoughts via email or use the email button within the chapter. More languages and video content are coming soon. Start mastering Merlin Project with us today!

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Navigating Success: The Evolution of Hybrid Project Management

Hybrid Project Management

Imagine you're leading a project at a technology firm, developing a new software product. Initially, you opt for a traditional waterfall approach, with a clear plan and defined milestones. However, as the project progresses, market trends shift, and customer feedback demands additional, unplanned features.

This situation highlights the limitations of sticking strictly to a traditional project management approach, which can be too rigid to adapt to such changes. On the flip side, relying solely on an agile approach might leave you lacking in structured planning for complex, large-scale projects.

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Posted by Stefanie Blome on November 30th, 2023 under Project Management
Tags: hybrid-project-management

5 Steps how Project Managers can leverage OKRs

How Objectives and Key Results allow you to turn your Strategy into Action

Objectives and Key Results

OKRs, or Objectives and Key Results, are a framework for defining and tracking objectives and their outcomes. The development of OKRs is generally attributed to Andy Grove, the "Father of OKRs", who introduced the approach at Intel during his tenure and documented it in his book "High Output Management". The concept was later popularized by John Doerr, who has been a major proponent of the OKR system.

The primary goal of OKRs is to create alignment and engagement around measurable goals. Essentially, OKRs are a way to ensure that the company focuses efforts on the same important issues throughout the organization.

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Posted by Marvin Blome on November 16th, 2023 under Project Management
Tags: collaboration goals

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