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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

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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

Infographic: How to Keep Different Team Members Motivated

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The German psychologist Prof. Dr. Werner Corell has developed five categories helping to roughly assess the needs of each team member. These provide managers with helpful tips to ensure long-term commitment in their team.

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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.

2018 186

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?

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 177

Cheers to Another Wonderful Thanksgiving Thanks to Project Management

Inloox

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.

2018 153

Best of 2018: Presenting Your 10 Favorite Blog Posts This Year!

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There was a lot going on at InLoox in 2018, which is also reflected on the InLoox blog. From all the posts on various topics around project management , time management , organizational agility , disruptive trends and professions in project management , you particularly liked these 10: #10: Digital Transformation Projects (2): Opportunities and Challenges of Digitalization Digital transformation breaks with tradition and replaces obsolete processes with newer and more efficient ones.

2018 136

Successful Team Communication and Motivation with Storytelling

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Flatter, more open hierarchical structures and agile collaboration increasingly determine the daily routine of the project. This means that communication needs to be more and more emotional and motivating. The storytelling method helps you motivate employees and - more importantly - keep them motivated during the often lengthy course of the project. What is storytelling and why do I need it for my project? Storytelling means just that: you tell a story.

2019 136

InLoox Wishes you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year 2019!

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Even our support team needs a break from time to time. That's why there will be no support from December 24 to December 26, 2018 and on December 31, as well as January 1, 2019. Please submit a ticket for your support requests directly via our ticket system. We will take care of your requests as soon as possible

2019 129

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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.

2018 160

Artificial Intelligence and the Role of the Project Manager in 2030

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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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Teambuilding and Idea Development with Lego Serious Play

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Most people associate Lego with childhood memories or, if you already have children of your own, with very painful encounters between Lego bricks and your feet. What many don’t know is that Lego can also be used as a tool in business: Lego Serious Play. The idea of Lego Serious Play (LSP) The LSP method promotes both innovation and business performance. Studies show that this kind of hands-on experience supports a deeper understanding of processes and faster recognition of opportunities.

2018 148

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

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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.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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.

How to Get Hired in 2019: Explore your I, T or X-shaped Personality!

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Applying for a leading position is difficult, but it can be easier if you understand how your personality is shaped. Recruiters often look for either T-shaped or X-shaped personalities. But what if you’re an I? Can you become a T or even an X? What are I, T or X-shaped personalities? I, T and X basically describe the different types of knowledge a person can have.

2019 120

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

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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

How to Form Better Teams Using the Belbin Team Role Inventory

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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

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?

Happy Halloween: Survival Guide for the InLoox Zombie Apocalypse!

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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

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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Next Practice Cognitive Computing and its Impact on Project Management

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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

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

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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 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.

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

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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

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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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Leading Positions 2.0 – Changes and Their New Challenges

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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

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

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.

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

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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

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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

Burnout Syndrome: Working Too Much Evidentially Makes You Sick!

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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

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

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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

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.

Intercultural Collaboration and Leadership – Advantages, Challenges and Solutions

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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.

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

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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

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

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

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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

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.