Intercultural Competence and Project Management

Linh Tran, Wednesday 25 February 2015 | Reading time: unknown

Intercultural Competence and Project Management

We live in a globalized world and this affects every part of a business and as a result international projects are getting more and more frequent. This opens many opportunities for businesses and project managers, but it also entails some challenges due to the cultural differences between team members. These challenges are by no means unsurmountable as intercultural competence is a skill that can be learned. 

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Planning “The Oscars” – The Project Management Perspective

Linh Tran, Tuesday 24 February 2015 | Reading time: unknown

Planning The Oscars (Academy Awards) - A Project Management Perspective

Photo by Flickr User Davidlohr Bueso (edited), Licensed under CC BY 2.0

“And the Oscar goes to…” – this is the highlight of a year-round process of organizing the biggest event for the American film industry. Honoring the best and brightest film makers and actors, “The Oscars” is considered the most prestigious film awards ceremony in the world. 

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InLoox PM 8.2.3 is out now!

Ariane von Berg, Monday 23 February 2015 | Reading time: unknown

We just released a new version of InLoox PM for Outlook that makes working with the InLoox PM work package and task management feature even more comfortable. Here are the most important tips and tricks that help you get the maximum out of InLoox PM 8.

InLoox PM 8.2.3 - Manage project tasks in the work package list

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Effective Time Management with Pareto and Eisenhower

Ariane von Berg, Wednesday 18 February 2015 | Reading time: unknown

Effective Time Management with Pareto and Eisenhower | InLoox

Photo by Flickr User Alan Cleaver, Licensed under CC BY 2.0

One of the three parameters in project management is time. Throughout the project execution project teams soon find that there is not enough time - hectic and stress spreads. Having too much time at your hands can be just as counter-productive because a complete lack of time pressure can be motivation blocker. Effective time management is needed. In the quest of increased productivity, try these strategies that help you make optimal use of the limited time resources.

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The Scrum Methodology

Linh Tran, Monday 16 February 2015 | Reading time: unknown

Scrum Agile Project Management - Helping Project Teams to Collaborate more Efficiently

In Rugby a “scrum” is a group of players who stay closely together in order to gain control of the ball. Scrum in project management refers back to the sport to emphasize the importance of teamwork in order to achieve a goal effectively.

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Avoid These 6 Time Wasters and Be More Productive

Linh Tran, Tuesday 10 February 2015 | Reading time: unknown

Avoid These 6 Time Wasters and Be More Productive

Photo by Flickr User Sean MacEntee, Licensed under CC BY 2.0

For businesses it is always essential to work efficiently. However, it is not always easy to do so because there are many daily activities that can distract you. It is important to identify those activities and avoid or improve them in order to increase your workplace productivity. 

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Take Your Project Management to the Cloud

Linh Tran, Monday 09 February 2015 | Reading time: unknown

Project Management in the Cloud

Photo by Flickr User theaucltron (edited), Licensed under CC BY 2.0

Cloud computing is not just a hype and it will definitely not disappear any time soon. On the contrary, it is expected that cloud-based software will be further developed in the future and it will open new possibilities for business in general and project management in particular.

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What Does Project Management Have in Common with American Football?

Linh Tran, Monday 02 February 2015 | Reading time: unknown

What project managers can learn from American Football

Photo by Flickr User Anderson Mancini (edited), Licensed under CC BY 2.0

Believe it or not, project management and American Football have a lot in common. If you take a deeper look there are striking similarities between the coaching of a football team and the managing of a project team: from strategy planning to collaboration and teamwork to setting goals. 

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