Effective Time Management in the Home Office

Linh Tran, Wednesday 03 February 2016 | Reading time: unknown

‘Home office’, the dream scenario for a lot of workers. Flexible work times, no stuffy work attire, no commuting – what’s not to like? Various studies show that employees who work from home are actually more productive - but to be productive in the home office you will need solid time management skills. 

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Check List: Project Scope Statement

Linh Tran, Monday 18 January 2016 | Reading time: unknown

Checklist: Project Scope Statement

“Unclear project contract“, “fuzzy project goals” or just a simple “we’ve completely talked past each other” – a lot of times a project is missing an important foundation for its success from the very beginning: a clear scope specification, which functions as an essential guideline throughout the progress of the project. Client and contractor should both be clear about what they expect from each other and clearly define what they consider a successful project completion. 

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Thought Leadership for Project Success

Linh Tran, Friday 18 September 2015 | Reading time: unknown
Photo by Pixabay User Comfreak (edited)

‘Thought Leader’ is one of the buzzwords in business nowadays. What distinguishes a thought leader from a ‘normal’ leader?  Simply speaking, thought leaders are what the internet would call influencers, they are those with high Klout scores and high follower numbers on Twitter because they are experts in one specialized field. 

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Avoid Project Failures with Design Thinking

Linh Tran, Friday 04 September 2015 | Reading time: unknown

Avoid Project Failures with Design Thinking

Photo by Pixabay User stux

When people hear ‘design’ they automatically associate it with the appearance of a product, but ‘Design Thinking’ goes much further than that. It’s not just about how the end product looks like, it focuses on the process of developing a product and places the human factor at the center. 

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The Importance of Time Management (Aspects of Project Management Part 1)

Linh Tran, Friday 10 April 2015 | Reading time: 6 min.

Time Management is an important aspect of project management

Photo by Flickr User JD, Licensed under CC BY 2.0

Time is a commodity that we always need more of desperately, but there is never enough of it. Don’t take the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland as your role model when it comes to keeping time, because if he had exercised better time management he wouldn’t have been late all the time. 

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Check list: Kick-Off Meeting

Sabine Pfleger, Tuesday 27 November 2012 | Reading time: 5 min.

A successful, motivating project start is indispensable. That’s why experienced project directors invite their team members at the beginning of the project to a kick-off meeting.

A kick-off meeting is a meeting of all relevant project members which also marks the official start of the project or of a new, important project phase. On this occasion, the team members often meet for the very first time in person. This is particularly important in virtual or distributed teams, because the team members might not meet very often during the implementation phase. 

Usually, the kick-off meeting takes place after the project planning and before the implementation phase begins.

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