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Team Building Activities Are Important

…also for decentralized working teams

ProjectWizards does not have a classic office building, we work all over Germany, each at a location of his choice. All the more important are the team meetings that take place once a quarter, where everyone comes together in one place. Not only do they work together.

ProjectWizards karting

We are also happy to spend our time with joint activities, such as having a barbecue bowling, karting or curling. Sometimes it's just a visit to the Varité or the Christmas market or a nice walk to the restaurant for having dinner together. Especially since we lack the coffee or tea kitchen due to the decentralized work, such activities are important as a team.

But of course this is not only true for us here at ProjectWizards, but also for all companies and industries in general. Here are a few reasons why team building is so important:


Posted by Stefanie Blome on June 24th, 2019 under Internal
Tags: team-building team-motivation cooperation

10 Steps to Writing a Press Release

Press Release

A press release is a 400- to 600-word announcement about your company. It is shared with the media to generate positive coverage. Well written, it can dramatically increase your brand awareness.

A good press release contains a compelling headline, a meaningful introduction and informative content. It follows certain style and formatting guidelines. This ensures that the respective addressees (journalists, media representatives, bloggers, etc.) can read your information quickly and easily.


Posted by Stefanie Blome on June 21st, 2019 under Project Management
Tags: PR free template multi-channel marketing

Merlin Project 5.1.7 Is Released

News about Merlin Project

We have just released the version 5.1.7. This maintenance update is important for Merlin Project and Merlin Server.

  • Update your Mac versions in Merlin Project for free with "Check for updates…".
  • The version for the iPad and iPhone will be released after review in the App Store automatically.

We have also updated Merlin Project Express. The new versions will be provided in the Mac App Store or at SetApp – right after its review.

10 Most Successful Habits for Project Managers

And how I establish new habits

16 Rituals of famous people © M. Currey: Daily Rituals

Being honest to ourselves, we sometimes look with a little envy at other successful people and ask ourselves what their key to success is.

I find myself occasionally looking more closely at a report about Richard Branson, the Virgin founder, for example, and trying to discover his habits and transfer them to me... well, at least in my mind for now.

What are habits?

A habit is one in which a behavior or reaction has been consolidated by constant repetition. This can be a cup of coffee or tea in the morning, or a walk after lunch.

In this article I would like to look at the most important habits for project managers and how to establish new habits for yourself.


Posted by Frank Blome on June 14th, 2019 under projektmanagement
Tags: productivity self-management life-hacks

How to Successfully Plan Project Phases

Every project goes through different stages from start to finish. It is crucial for project success to define those phases consciously.

The planning of project phases is one of the first and basic management tasks in a project. No matter if your project is big or small, breaking it down into phases helps improve quality and control. Let’s take a look at the two most common methodologies.


The Merlin Project Magic now also on the iPad

Gantt Chart, Kanban and Mindmap on Mac and iPad. Try now for 30 days for free.