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Knowledge Management (Part 4): How to Implement and Use Knowledge Management Systems Correctly

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The implementation of knowledge management is a multi-stage process and should be regarded as a separate project within the company. The previous blog post has already defined the organizational steps of the knowledge cycle. This post explains the next operative steps in the process.

2020 164

Management Basics: What is the Difference Between Efficiency and Effectiveness?

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"Efficient work" and "effective results" are common terms in project management - but what is the meening behind them? When it comes to time management or productivity, project managers often talk about processes that need to run more efficiently in the future or, in the worst case, you hear them saying: "You work effectively but not efficiently" But what does this mean and is there even a difference between effectiveness and efficiency?

2020 109

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Daily Standup for Remote Workers: The Most Important 15 Minutes of the Day

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Due to the current situation, many project teams have to work from home. In order to enable a structured workflow and to keep track of who has to do what and which tasks still have to be done, there is a simple method: the Daily Standup.

2020 151

New InLoox Integration: Visualize Your Projects With the New Interface to Microsoft Power BI

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The definition of project management says: Project management includes the planning , control and implementation of a project. Nevertheless, project controlling as an important component tends to be underestimated by many project managers. As it’s seen as taking too much time and effort, it discourages a lot of them.

2020 116

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?

Knowledge Management (Part 2): Why It Is Necessary to Manage Your Company’s Knowledge

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The last blog post examined the most important basic terms about knowledge.

2020 181

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 164

Tips for Project Managers: How to Lead Your Project Team Through a Crisis

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In many cases project managers find themselves in critical or uncertain situations, as every project has some unknown factors that have to be taken into account.

2020 130

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 201

Time Tracking in Project Management (Part 1): Why there is so little acceptance for time tracking in projects

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Time tracking in project management has been the subject of intense discussions for some years now. The reason: This is not only about recording basic working time, but rather about booking time for specific tasks.

2020 141

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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 209

Remote Work: 6 Common Mistakes You Really Should Avoid to Stay Productive (Part 3)

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Home office can solve many problems, but also create new ones. But if you are aware of the challenge and know how to deal with it, you can really take the benefits of remote work. Avoid typical mistakes and use all the possibilities and tools that Inloox offers to make working from home easier.

2020 130

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 179

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.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

NEW Microsoft Teams Integration: Connect InLoox now! with Teams & Manage Your Projects in Your Channels

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InLoox is constantly working to extend its comprehensive integrations to the Microsoft Office landscape to make it easier for you to manage your projects as well as existing processes and systems. InLoox now!

2020 130

Time Tracking in Project Management (Part 2): Three tips on how to create acceptance

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In the first article of this series we came to the conclusion that time tracking should be understood and used as a tool to improve planning and resource allocation in projects. Time tracking helps to identify those projects that generate extra work compared to the planned effort.

2020 130

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.

2019 198

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

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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 169

Knowledge Management (Part 1): Why Knowledge Is the Most Important Resource in Your Organization

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Every employee in your company carries knowledge and experience within them. But how can the company and all its employees benefit from that? What exactly is knowledge and why is the organized networking within the company so important?

2020 130

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.

2020 130

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.

2018 146

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

Remote Work: 6 Common Mistakes You Really Should Avoid to Stay Productive (Part 1)

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Working remotely from home is gaining a lot of popularity. Flexible working hours, no traffic in the morning and much better coffee than in the office. Find out which common mistakes you really should avoid to stay productive.

2020 130

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 186

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.

2019 126

Process Optimization in Project Management (3): Lean Project Management

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In the last blog post on process optimization in project management we introduced you to the 5-S framework, which is also very popular in Lean Management. Therefore, we will now deepen the topic Lean Project Management. Working Efficiently with Lean Project Management Getting project costs under control and optimizing communication with the customer: this is where Lean Project Management comes in.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

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

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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Parkinson's Law: Why we Waste so Much Time and How to Improve Time Management

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". „Work expands exactly to the extent that time is available for its completion.“ ~ (C. Northcote Parkinson, 1955). ". You probably know a couple of cases from your day-to-day work where we could easily transfer this quote to projects.

2019 179

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 148

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

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

Ready, Set, GO: InLoox now! Starter Edition Is Here! Online Project Management Made Easy

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We are very happy to introduce InLoox now! Starter, the free InLoox edition for simple and flexible online project management! InLoox now! Starter enables small teams to get started quickly and easily with project management using the most important basic project management features. The online project management software helps to focus on the important things and guarantees flexible and easy access to all project information combined on a central platform.

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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 163

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.

Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.