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The Project Management Toolkit: What is really needed to make project work simple and effective?

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Imagine the following situation: You have just moved into your first own apartment and some of your friends have helped you. Now you want to assemble the new furniture together. In doing so, you realize that you only have a spoon as a tool.

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The Best of This Year: Presenting Your 10 Favorite InLoox Blog Posts from 2019!

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#10: Time Management: How to Work More Productively with Timeboxing Do you handle far too much tasks at the same time and without a proper plan? Then you should try Timeboxing. Using fixed time windows and a clearly defined goal, can boost your productivity. #9:

2019 130

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How to shrink your project with the Minimum Viable Product: 5 Tips for Minimum Viable Projects

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Germany is known as the industrial nation with the 99.9% solution. We are expected to deliver a perfect engineering performance, but real innovation? You'd rather look for it in Silicon Valley.

2019 130

Back to Basics (Part 10): How to Create a Project Network Diagram

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What is a project network diagram? The InLoox project management glossary defines a project network diagram as follows: ". A network in project management displays the duration of project activities and the dependencies between activities graphically or as a table. ".

2019 173

Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Quick and Easy: The Difference between Critical Chain And Critical Path

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Critical chain The critical chain is a resource-oriented method and represents the longest chain of tasks, taking into account limited resources and is used with the aim of achieving the minimum project duration.

New How-to Video: What is a Kick-off Meeting? Definition, Components & Tips for Planning

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We approached our first explanation video: We made a first short video about the very popular topic of the project kick-off. Kick-off Meetings briefly explained In project management, the kick-off event is usually regarded as the official start of the project.

2019 151

Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 1): Why sprints will never be perfect

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Scrum vs. Perfectionism Sprint planning and perfectionism only fit together to a limited extent. Perfectionism conflicts with the basic idea of Scrum. Scrum is primarily characterized by it iterative and regular approach.

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Get to Know InLoox: Ortwin - Software Developer at InLoox Headquarters in Munich

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Ortwin is C# /.Net Net developer at our headquarters in Munich. As a software developer, he primarily takes care of all issues concerning our web application InLoox Web App. In addition to web development, he is particularly enthusiastic about inline skating and Munich open-air pianos.

2019 151

Get to Know InLoox: Pierre - Software Developer at InLoox Headquarters in Munich

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Learn more about our C# /.NET NET developer Pierre: Why Pierre came to InLoox, what connects him to San Francisco and which creative hobbies fascinate him apart from application development - all this you can read in our short interview below. What motivated you to apply for a job at InLoox?

2019 151

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

InLoox now! Enterprise for Students: Organize your Studies now for Free with InLoox

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Organize your studies with the InLoox Project Campus InLoox now! is our collaboration solution in the cloud with server locations in Frankfurt am Main and Magdeburg.

2019 130

Virtual Exhibitions: How to Plan Your Trade Fair Stand with InLoox

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The future of trade fairs In the B2B sector, trade fairs and congresses have always been an important instrument for image building and sales support. Depending on their size and duration, even recurring expo participations rank among the larger projects in companies.

2019 141

Mindmapping with InLoox: 7 Mind Maps for Project Management

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More than a tool for notes Mind maps are quickly labeled as a simple note-taking or brainstorming tool. The powerful visualization tool hides much more than nodes, subnodes and connections. Mindmapping is very flexible and adapts to different scenarios and needs.

2019 130

Useful Tips for Everyday Life: How to Improve the Efficiency of Your Employees

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Productivity tips are too rarely targeted at managers. But it is precisely at the top of the company that the leverage effect is greatest. Top-down you have the most opportunities to anchor a culture of productivity and efficiency in your company.

2019 130

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Quick and Easy: The Difference between Critical Chain And Critical Path

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Critical chain The critical chain is a resource-oriented method and represents the longest chain of tasks, taking into account limited resources and is used with the aim of achieving the minimum project duration.

Cheers to Another Wonderful Thanksgiving Thanks to Project Management

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Project #1: Thanksgiving Dinner Scope The key to good project management is a clearly defined scope. Decide beforehand how big your Thanksgiving dinner is going to be, how many dishes you want to offer and so on. Be aware of the so called ‘scope creep’: going overboard with fancy ingredients and elaborate decorations will significantly increase your budget. Task Plan and Schedule A comprehensive task plan will help you prioritize your tasks and keep an overview of what you have to do.

The Iceberg Phenomenon in Project Management: How to Make "Invisible" Efforts Visible

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Each project has a workload of clearly visible time expenditure that flows into previously defined activities and work packages. In most cases, however, there is an additional proportion of "invisible" time expenditure, where even project managers cannot say exactly which tasks this time has been allocated to.

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The Iceberg Phenomenon in Projects: How to Make "Invisible" Efforts Visible

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Each project has a workload of clearly visible time expenditure that flows into previously defined activities and work packages. In most cases, however, there is an additional proportion of "invisible" time expenditure, where even project managers cannot say exactly which tasks this time has been allocated to.

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Services all around the Implementation of Project Management Software

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Current study results Based on a study by PWC, project management software demonstrably increases project performance: 77 percent of all above-average successful projects are handled with software support.

2019 130

New How-to Video: What is a Milestone? Definition & Benefits for Project Planning

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Our second explanation video is about one of the most important planning elements of Gantt charts: the milestone. Milestones briefly explained In project management , the milestone is of great importance even for simple phase-milestone plans.

2019 130

Time Management: How to Work More Productively with Timeboxing

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Time management methods are currently very popular. No wonder. Who doesn't want to work more concentrated and focused to complete more tasks? In this blog post we are going to talk about the time management methode Timeboxing.

2019 141

Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 2): How to plan sprints using the Gantt chart

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Sprint Planning with InLoox Part 1 How do you plan your sprints ? Are you still working with Post-Its, Excel, or are you even making your own notes? Sprints can also be organized quickly and easily with InLoox.

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

The Kick-off Meetings: Checklist for a Motivating Project Start

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A good project start is essential for good teamwork and project success. Although a kick-off meeting is not absolutely necessary for this, it is a good means to provide the necessary motivational boost for everyone involved.

2019 151

Digital Transormation Projects (3) - The Path to Digital Transformation

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In part 1 and 2 of our blog series we have dealt with the basic aspects of digital transformation. We have based our work on the following definition: A digital transformation is a process of disruption ("destruction") and subsequent renewal. Old patterns are broken up and replaced by new, more efficient processes and structures. Finally, in the third and last part of this series, we will describe a possible path to digital transformation.

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Objectives and Key Results: How to Set and Manage Goals with OKR

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OKR – A Goal Setting Framework OKR stands for "Objectives and Key Results" It is a management method that is currently becoming increasingly popular with large companies such as Google, Twitter and Zalando.

2019 141

Mobile Project Management: InLoox Mobile App for iOS and Android

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Nowadays we can do a lot on just one device - the smartphone - for which we previously needed several devices: watching TV, listening to the radio, sending emails, taking photos and videos, setting your alarm, and so on and so forth.

2018 151

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Process Optimization in Project Management (1): Steady Progress with Kaizen

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Process Optimization in Project Management In almost all areas of life the pressure to optimize is increasing. This also applies to companies and projects. Even if your colleagues are asking for more process improvements, you shouldn't jump at any optimization approach unprepared.

Get to Know InLoox: Linh – Marketing & PR Manager at InLoox Headquarters in Munich

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Linh has been with InLoox since 2015 and previously studied English and Communication Sciences at the LMU Munich. She is part of the Marketing team and responsible for search engine and display marketing. She also organizes and holds webinars on the topics InLoox, Outlook and project management. You can also thank Linh for the many Instagram photos and videos, which document the work life of our office dog Winnie. What motivated you to apply for a job at InLoox?

Time Management: How to Work More Productively with Timeboxing

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Time management methods are currently very popular. No wonder. Who doesn't want to work more concentrated and focused to complete more tasks? In this blog post we are going to talk about the time management methode Timeboxing.

2019 130

Mindmapping with InLoox: 7 Mind Maps for Project Management

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More than a tool for notes Mind maps are quickly labeled as a simple note-taking or brainstorming tool. The powerful visualization tool hides much more than nodes, subnodes and connections. Mindmapping is very flexible and adapts to different scenarios and needs. This flexibility and freedom supports particularly creative processes and thus creates real added value in various project phases.

2019 109

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

The InLoox Year End Review - Everything That Has Happened in 2018!

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2018 was an exciting year for InLoox - a lot has happened. It's hard to know where to start. So let’s just dive right in and start with the highlight of 2018! New Headquarters Let's start with the obvious: The room I am writing these lines in is not the room I was writing from six months ago.

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The 7 Most Important Arguments for Implementing Project Management

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Relevance of Project Management According to the PMI "Pulse of the Profession" report (2018), only 58 percent of companies acknowledge the value of project management. The importance of full acknowledgement of project management cannot be emphasized enough.

Objectives and Key Results: How to Set and Manage Goals with OKR

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OKR – A Goal Setting Framework OKR stands for "Objectives and Key Results" It is a management method that is currently becoming increasingly popular with large companies such as Google, Twitter and Zalando.

2019 130

Why you are constantly distracted by minor tasks & how to end micromanagement

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Are you a micro manger? Are you a micro manager? If many of the following statements apply to you, that is likely: The majority of your working time is spent on day-to-day business. You have been promoted from specialist to manager, but still have the greatest expertise in your field within the company. You believe that once you don't take a closer look, everything gets out of hand. If you can't make status queries about a project at short intervals, you get restless.

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A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.