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macOS Hints: ZIP Archive

macOS Hints

Since the first version of macOS, the archiving program has been responsible for creating and unpacking ZIP archives.

Proceed as follows to create a ZIP archive:

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Posted by Antoni Cherif on November 25th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: macos hints

14 Great Exercises to Solve Problems as a Team

Teamwork

Everyone should learn to solve problems, as this is important in both private and professional life. Problems occur everywhere around us and many people react with spontaneous emotions. Instead, the effective use of problem-solving skills can lead to rational thinking, which is part of any successful business. Help your team to develop strategies and react quickly to any obstacles that stand in the way of your project goals.

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Posted by Stefanie Blome on November 15th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: problem-solving teamwork. communication

macOS Hints: Darkmode

Develop Ideas

The Dark Mode in macOS exists since macOS 10.13 Mojave. Merlin Project supports both dark and light mode.

To darken the light appearance of the user interface proceed as follows:

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Posted by on November 6th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: macos hints

Storytelling for Project Managers – A Summary of “Made to Stick”

Made to Stick book cover

Picture this scene: It's evening in Hamburg. A man walks into a hotel bar during his business trip. He enters the bar which was next to the reception, walks beside other people enjoying their after-work drinks and sits down on an empty bar stool for one or two drinks before calling it a day. After a few minutes, a woman sits down next to him, smiles and askes if she could buy him the next drink. Feeling flattered, he agrees after insisting that the next round will be on him though. When the drinks come in, he takes a sip and … well that’s all he can remember after that. As he wakes up, he finds himself in a bath tub filled with ice. He can hardly move. His stomach hurts as if he had just gotten into a massive fight. Next to him, a post-it and a telephone. The hand-written note says: Don’t move, call the police. The man starts panicking. He calls the police to state his situation, still being completely unsure about what has happened. After stating what he did knew, the officer tells him: “Sir, please move your hand slowly to the back of your neck and tell me if there is a tube behind you.” Nervously the man reaches behind himself. The officer was right. “It is very important that you try to remain as calm as possible. We send an ambulance to the hotel. You seem to have fallen victim of a criminal organization focusing on organ theft. Don’t move, we will be there as fast as possible!”

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Posted by Marvin Blome on November 1st, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: book

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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