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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.

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

What Is A MVP - A Minimum Viable Product?

Definition of the MVP

Today we take a cautious look into our wizard's kitchen. I would like to show how we approach new development projects. There are two different approaches for us.

We Simply Build The App

When the scope of a new app is very manageable, it's easy to assess the risk of development. The cost is low because, for example, only one developer is working on it for a short time (less than a month). In this case, we define a feature set, the app is built and out to the public with it. This was the case with Phone Memos, Meeting Cards and also with Herein.

The Feature Set Is Too Large For "Just Building It".

Sometimes, during initial discussions about a new app, you can immediately see that this scope will exceed the person-month limit. Or - as in Merlin Project – the product is of strategic importance. In this case, we are talking about a risk investment and here, of course, we proceed accordingly more cautiously.

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Posted by Frank Blome on September 23rd, 2022 under Project Management
Tags: Development process agile incremental

Kanban

Kanban card

Kanban is a form of visual project management. It is popular with product, development and software development teams, but in principle can be used anywhere. Learn what Kanban is and how it works for your projects in this blog post.

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Posted by Antoni Cherif on August 19th, 2022 under support
Tags: Merlin Project Project Management trends Kanban project agile

Project Management Trends

Merlin Project

Project management is gaining more and more importance worldwide. The trend is reflected in an increased demand for project managers:inside and the professional tools for project management, which include on the Mac Merlin Project.

In this blogpost we will look at three important aspects of the development of project management.

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Kanban in Personal Project Management

Agile Kanban Combined with Traditional Project Management

Kanban in project management

While agile methods such as Kanban are now widely used in project management, employing a purely agile approach without the advantages of traditional project management methods often does not work, especially when a large project team is involved.

This article explains the advantages of agile Kanban and the traditional waterfall model, and how you can employ this to your advantage in the form of hybrid project management.

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Posted by Julia Meiling on June 14th, 2018 under Project management
Tags: kanban agile

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