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Effectively Manage Budget and Costs

Budget and Cost Management with Merlin Project

For a successful construction project, it is not only important that all the necessary resources are available at the right time. Financing must also be clarified from the outset. Effective budget and cost management is a crucial aspect of any construction project to ensure that a project stays within the specified budget and that resources are also used effectively. Fortunately, digitalization has arrived in this area as well. Project management software such as Merlin Project makes the day-to-day work of owners, architects and contractors easier when it comes to budget planning and project management.


Agile Transformation in Project Management

Agile Transformation in Project Management

The introduction of agile methods and the associated transformation of the project management culture can be challenging. This conversion of a traditional, sequential project management to an agile approach is referred to as agile transformation.

Already in a previous blog article we addressed the topic what agile software development is. Agile methods, such as Scrum, Kanban or Extreme Programming (XP), are designed to be able to react quickly to changes in the project environment by using iterative and incremental approaches.


Diversity and Inclusion in Project Management

Diversity and Inclusion in Project Management

Diversity and inclusion are terms used in the context of promoting diversity and equality in our society.

Diversity here refers to the variety of people represented in a particular group or organization. This includes their differences in gender, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, education, socioeconomic status, and more.

Through inclusion, in turn, you create an environment in which all members of a group or organization are respected, recognized and supported - regardless of their individual differences. Inclusion goes beyond mere tolerance. All members should be actively involved and integrated.

So diversity is the "what" and inclusion is the "how."

Implemented together, you create an environment in which the diversity of people is respected and valued. Which ensures that all members are equal and receive fair treatment - regardless of their differences.


Posted by Stefanie Blome on April 12th, 2023 under Project Management
Tags: diversity inclusion equality

Sustainability in Project Management

Sustainability in project management

For a long time it was ignored, or only attributed to the "ecos", but by now it should be clear to everyone that it concerns us all: Sustainability

Sustainability is about striking a balance between environmental, social and economic aspects. It means meeting our needs without depleting resources for future generations or damaging the environment. We must all strive to use renewable resources, reduce emissions, minimize waste and act responsibly overall.

Sustainability in Project Management

Sustainability is also an important aspect in project management. Many projects have an impact on the environment and society. They should be planned and implemented in such a way that they are ecologically, economically and socially responsible and have a positive long-term impact.


Lean Management in Project Management

Lean Project Management with Merlin Project

Lean Management is a method of optimizing processes to minimize waste and achieve more efficient results. The lean philosophy assumes that the customer only pays for value creation and not for waste or unnecessary processes.

Applied to project management, this means that all processes and activities that do not create value for the customer should be identified and eliminated. Projects are therefore streamlined. Time and resources should be saved in order to maximize customer benefits and also project success. An important principle here is continuous improvement. This means that processes are continuously monitored and improved in order to increase effectiveness and efficiency. This method is also called Lean Project Management.


Posted by Stefanie Blome on March 28th, 2023 under Project Management
Tags: lean-management agile

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