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Summer reading tip for Project Managers


Summertime and a summer leave offers professionals much-deserved time to think and grow. It's when many of you have the breathing room to reflect on your work methodes. You can now catch up with all that you've set aside for "when I have time" and it is available to you in the internet, blogs, books or other resources.

As a PM, if you start to plan your professional learning for the summer, take a look at this recommended reading list we have assembled for you. For the talented in leaning languages among you, we include book tips in English and German that cover a wide range of Project Management topics. But we have to admit, some books work just as well in winter time.

Our special summer reading tip?

A casual sentence of a supervisor leads to a project that should be planned, documented, and realized in time without exceeding the budget. A difficult task, no doubt, but a clever project manager knows how to help himself. With the right tools he can make the project planning easier, reduce risks and ensure the success of the project.

This book illustrates how this all works smoothly and easily with Merlin Project.

More summer reading for PMs


Posted by Vicky Stamatopoulou on June 29th, 2020 under Project Management
Tags: documentation tutorial reading

macOS Hints: Secondary Mouse Click


Since the first version of macOS the secondary click or right-click with the mouse is possible. With this context menus can be called for more options. Merlin Project contains a variety of practical options in context menus.

Follow the steps below to set the secondary mouse click:


Posted by Antoni Cherif on June 12th, 2020 under Project Management
Tags: macos-hints secondary-click right-click

macOS Hints: Screen Time


With macOS Catalina, the screen time function is available for Mac. With this function you can monitor the use of the Mac and the applications installed on it.

Use the steps below to check the screen time for Merlin Project:


Posted by Antoni Cherif on June 3rd, 2020 under Project Management
Tags: macos-hints screen-time

macOS Hints: Spelling and Grammar


In macOS the spelling and grammar checker is built in. Merlin Project uses this check like many other apps that handle text.

The following steps will make sure that the spelling and grammar checker is turned on:


Posted by Antoni Cherif on May 11th, 2020 under Project Management
Tags: maos-hints spelling grammar

Blog Parade Remote Work

It's the year 2002. The ProjectWizards are a network of professional project managers in the start-up phase. During the first job interviews with interesting candidates I learn a hard lesson. I simply can't offer any interesting after-work experience with the Melle location. Another candidate is no less brutal: he has worked in Hamburg, Berlin and Düsseldorf so far. Melle simply does not fit into his CV. My objection that SAP employees don't mind living in Walldorf was simply answered; when we're as big as SAP, I'll be able to invite him for another interview. He stood up and left.

In the following weeks, the idea was born to simply let the employees work from their favourite place. The home office idea for ProjectWizards was born.

Of course, as a young entrepreneur (the term entrepeneur only became modern later) I got advice from all sides on what to do next. But the main focus was this tenor: Close the shop right away. That won't work. So you can't control your people, etc.


Posted by Frank Blome on May 2nd, 2020 under Project Management
Tags: home office

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