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Getting to Yes: How to Negotiate Using the Harvard Principle

Inloox

Not everyone is born with great negotiation skills, but everyone can learn to negotiate correctly and fairly. The so-called "Harvard principle" can help you overcome conflicts of interest with your negotiating partner and come to a solution with mutual benefits.

2018 312

Joint Idea Development and Brainstorming Meetings with the Catchball Method

Inloox

Brainstorming sessions aren’t only about developing completely new ideas. Often, you already have some existing ideas or at least approaches that you want to develop further. For situations like these, there is a special creativity technique that focuses on the joint development of ideas: The so-called catchball method.

2018 289

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving the Cold and Maximizing Your Productivity

Inloox

Many people look forward to fall and winter with the colorful leaves and ski-season awaiting them. Others hate the idea of the weather getting colder and the days getting shorter.

2018 167

Artificial Intelligence and the Role of the Project Manager in 2030

Inloox

In the year 2030, projects will no longer be controlled by managers, but by software. Artificial intelligence will take over project management, based on the data sets of all projects planned and executed with this software. This is not a gloomy future scenario, but reality in many areas. You ask Google for the term "Jaguar" and based on your previous behavior and the behavior of other, similarly thinking Google users, it knows that you mean the car and not the animal or vice versa.

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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?

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

Inloox

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.

2018 160

Happy Halloween: Survival Guide for the InLoox Zombie Apocalypse!

Inloox

It is the same every year: around the end of October, the people in your office change into all kind of business zombies and make your life a living hell. To prepare you for the upcoming business zombie apocalypse, we have gathered some survival guidelines for you. But beware of the humor! Please don't take the following all too serious. Do you sometimes feel like a hollow pumpkin?

2018 129

How to Form Better Teams Using the Belbin Team Role Inventory

Inloox

Deciding what team members to assign to which project can be difficult. The Belbin Team Role Inventory can help you. It describes nine types of team members and tells you, which ones your team needs in which case and which type of team members shouldn’t work together. Introduction to the Belbin Team Role Inventory Each team member can contribute their personal qualities and strengths to achieve the team's goals.

2018 136

Next Practices: 5 New Future Ways of Working in Project Management

Inloox

Our ways of working in project management have continuously changed over time and keep on changing. We know exactly how we work today, but how will we work in the future? What will be important? How can we keep on delivering the best results? The key will basically be to be able not only to keep up with disruptive trends but to anticipate them and see them as an opportunity for innovation.

2018 148

Professions in Project Management (#2) – The Project Engineer

Inloox

In project management, terms such as project manager and project engineer are often used synonymously and people get confused. This is why we want to introduce the project engineer in more detail in this second part of the ‘Professions in project management’ series. Tasks of a project engineer Project engineers organize and monitor the execution of technical projects and take over project management during the implementation phase.

Next Practice Cognitive Computing and its Impact on Project Management

Inloox

Cognitive computing is a fairly new term and is often confused with artificial intelligence. Admittedly, both refer to the fact that machines think or act on their own, but there are also decisive differences. In this blog post, we will look at the term cognitive computing in more detail and explore the opportunities the technology brings for project management. What is Cognitive Computing?

2018 136

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

[GUEST AUTHOR] 6 Project Management KPIs To Keep In Mind

Inloox

The projects your company works on will need to need to be properly structured and managed properly in order to avoid disastrous situations. In a recent study, nearly 37 percent of the business owners polled claimed that the lack of clearly defined goals led to project failure.

2018 156

Professions in Project Management (#3) – The Supply Chain Manager

Inloox

The supply chain manager is responsible for the entire supply chain of an organization, sometimes even the coordination and cooperation between several companies that form one supply chain together. Accordingly, managers in this profession bear a great deal of responsibility, but also earn quite a lot as a result. Tasks of a Supply Chain Manager The tasks of a supply chain manager are diverse and vary greatly from industry to industry.

The New Way to Work with InLoox 10: Flexible, Mobile & More Networked

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We know: Your daily work routine is already complex enough. That is why we have integrated and adapted InLoox 10 even more strongly into your existing systems. With the convenient login for O?ce

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Professions in Project Management (#1) - The (Online) Product Manager

Inloox

Unfortunately, product management is still an underestimated task in many companies although it is an important strategic and coordinating role within the company and should not also have to deal with day-to-day operations or implementations. Employers are increasingly recognizing this and turn the Online Product Manager (OPM) position into a management one. This has not only an impact on the area of responsibility of and the requirements in a product manager, but also on the salary.

2018 136

Achieving Greater Agility - Your Way to Being an Agile Organization

Inloox

Achieving and maturing organizational agility is the key object for established organizations in order to keep delivering business value. In fact, an organization’s agility level is the most important factor influencing project success rates. But what does agility really mean? And what does it take for an organization to successfully implement agile approaches? What is agile transformation?

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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

Inloox

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.

2018 120

Leading Positions 2.0 – Changes and Their New Challenges

Inloox

Change is good and important for progress. Without change we would get nowhere. Today, change primarily means internationalization and digitization. But change can also bring a lot of difficulties and problems. At the very least, though, it means different requirements for your new employees and adaptation for your existing ones.

2018 144

Discarded Corporate Laptops go Digital Education in Schools – InLoox Donates Notebooks

Inloox

While taking stock of our office supplies here at the InLoox headquarters in Munich a couple of weeks ago, we discovered several laptops we no longer use. As they are still fully functional and it would have been a waste to just throw them away. So we did some research and came across a program that helps find new homes for technical devices which can no longer be used for their original purposes. Through this program, we found a home for our old training laptops at a school in Germany.

2018 120

Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future

Inloox

New technologies bring rapid and continuous change to our workplace. In order to not only react to those but use them to make projects more effective and profitable, project managers need to adapt and keep on learning.

2018 120

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Pulse of the Profession 2018: Success in Disruptive Times by Managing Projects Effectively

Inloox

PMI’s most recent Pulse of the Profession is about how to succeed in a disruptive world, with challenges being, among others, new technologies (like autonomous vehicles), artificial and data intelligence and big data.

2018 120

Intercultural Collaboration and Leadership – Advantages, Challenges and Solutions

Inloox

Demographic change, globalization and internationalization are not new or unknown concepts. Neither is the so often mentioned intercultural collaboration and communication or the knowledge that working in intercultural teams can and will lead to problems if employees are not properly trained and made aware of the differences.

Burnout Syndrome: Working Too Much Evidentially Makes You Sick!

Inloox

If employees suffer from burnout syndrome, they are not to be blamed for it. In most cases, too much stress is the reason - often resulting from a weak corporate culture. Employees are under too much pressure from their bosses and are given too many tasks to fulfill on a single day. Sometimes they will become too ambitious because they feel like they are competing with their colleagues and want to be better than everyone else at all times.

2018 129

InLoox is Officially One of the 20 Most User-Friendly Project Management Software!

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About Capterra Capterra is the leading online resource for business software buyers. Founded in 1999, Capterra features validated user reviews and independent research across hundreds of software categories. From Accounting to Yoga Studio management, Capterra covers it all. Each month, Capterra helps more than three million buyers find the right software. For more information, visit capterra.com.

2018 120

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

InLoox Best Practice (2): How to format your task descriptions

Inloox

About the InLoox Best Practice series Each Best Practice article will give you a tip on how you can make the most out of InLoox. A lot of InLoox’s features can be used in many ways, which enables you to work more effectively and more efficiently.

2017 156

Productivity: How to Effectively Improve Your Concentration

Inloox

Especially digital natives – people who grew up in the digital world – often cannot focus on one single thing for an extended period of time due to overstimulation. However, it must be difficult for almost everyone to concentrate on nothing but work for 8 hours straight. For this reason I have gathered some tips which will help you to concentrate better and improve your productivity. Sleep It might seem quite unrealistic to some but: you should sleep 8 hours a night.

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Digital Transformation Projects (1): What is Digital Transformation?

Inloox

Digital transformation, digitization, internet of things, big data – these are topics that are of interest to all industries, even those that have not been affected by digitization so far, not just the IT world. Digitization is not a new topic, the success of the web 2.0 has paved the way for an almost perfect penetration of our lives by new technologies. Digitization is also not just a temporary trend but a long-term change.

2018 136

Productivity 2.0: Advantages and Risks of the 6-Hour Workday

Inloox

The 6-hour workday model Imagine it was Monday morning. There is an 8 to 9 hour workday ahead of you. How motivated are you? Are you about to work effectively for 8 hours straight now? Of course not. Nobody can be productive for such a long period of time. The average day at the office usually looks like this: Most employees start by helping themselves to a cup of coffee and chatting with their colleagues. Then they check their email and surf the social web. And so the day drags on.

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

InLoox Best Practice (1): How to track the project progress with the snapshot feature

Inloox

For working efficiently with InLoox 9 for Outlook, we have collected several useful tips. Our first InLoox Best Practice explains how to track the project progress and save the current state of your project planning with the snapshot feature.

2017 156

Benchmarking in Project Management (3): External Benchmarking

Inloox

In part 1 and 2 of our benchmarking series, we’ve already covered benchmarking in general and internal benchmarking in project management. The last part of the series will take a closer look at external benchmarking.

2017 156

How to Make Your Return to Work from a Vacation Less Stressful

Inloox

A vacation or just a break from work can help you regenerate and replenish your energy levels. But many go into a vacation with mixed feelings: They are happy and look forward to a well-earned break, but they are also dreading the huge of work that will surely await them at their return.

2017 156

Benchmarking in Project Management (2): Internal Benchmarking

Inloox

Before we’re going to take a closer look at internal benchmarking in project management , here’s a quick reminder of the definition of benchmarking: ".

2017 156

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

PMI Report: Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017-2027

Inloox

Reasons for the widening gap The PMI has shown in his latest Pulse of the Profession Report that the project management maturity of organizations is increasing. Not only are they getting better at implementing PM processes and methods, they are also finally seeing the fruits of their labor.

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Digital Transformation Projects (2): Opportunities and Challenges of Digitization

Inloox

The first part of this 3-part series gave an insight into what “digital transformation” means. We’ve established the following definition for this process: ". A digital transformation is a process of disruption and the following process of regeneration. Antiquated structures get torn down and are replaced by new, more efficient processes and structures. ". In part 2, we’ll take a closer look at the chances and challenges digital transformation projects bring about.

Myths Busted: The 6 Biggest Productivity Lies We Tell Ourselves

Inloox

Sleep is for the weak and only the early bird catches the worm We often read about how successful CEOs wake up very early and are extremely productive even though they only get 4 hours of sleep – or it’s even suggested they are productive because they only sleep four hours a day.

2017 156

The PMO Series (4): Implementing a Project Management Office

Inloox

The implementation of a PMO is just like any other project. This means that you have to plan it carefully. Before you start the project, you should analyze your organization’s current situation and based on these insights create a concept for your PMO.

2017 156

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.