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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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The Business Model Canvas

In two previous articles, the subject of executive summaries has already been discussed in more detail. It was mentioned that business plans are also often presented in a clear and comprehensive form. A well-known example of how to present your business model quickly and easily is the business model Canvas.

The Business Model Canvas
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Posted by Marvin Blome on September 18th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: projektmanagement

Manifesto for Human Leadership by Marcus Raitner

Marcus Raitner

I've known Marcus Raitner for several years. Personally I met him at several PM-Camps or visited him in Munich for a delicious dinner. I liked his German blog series 'Projektplanung 101' not only because of the beautiful Merlin Project screenshots. I appreciate Marcus as project manager, agile coach and from his stories as enthusiastic father.

Last year he (not only) surprised me with the Manifesto for Human Leadership. Read more...

Posted by Frank Blome on September 13th, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: Project Management

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

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