Check list: Kick-Off Meeting

Sabine Pfleger, Tuesday 27 November 2012 | Reading time: unknown
Checklist kick-off meeting

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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When Projects Have Stalled - The Most Important SOS Measures

Sabine Pfleger, Friday 26 October 2012 | Reading time: unknown

When projects have stalled

Nobody likes to admit that their project is not running smoothly. But even though project managers hardly ever talk about it, there are plenty of projects that are in a stalemate, that do not deliver any results and that eventually fizzle out.   

In case of an acute project crisis, managers are immediately alerted – but the gradual decline of a project often remains unnoticed until it is (almost) too late to save the project. 

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New in InLoox now! – Timeline and e-mails

Sabine Pfleger, Friday 12 October 2012 | Reading time: unknown

InLoox now! – the latest member of the InLoox product family – has been enhanced with several much requested features. The turnkey project platform in the Cloud offers now an even better overview of your projects and makes it even easier to communicate with your team members.

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InLoox now! boasting new features

Sabine Pfleger, Thursday 11 October 2012 | Reading time: unknown

InLoox now! – the latest addition to the InLoox product family – has been extended by a variety of new features. The turnkey project plattform in the cloud now offers an improved project overview and makes team communication even easier.

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Planning Made Easy part 2: Move

Sabine Pfleger, Wednesday 12 September 2012 | Reading time: unknown

Our second part of our series Planning made easy is about moving. You want to change your business premises or relocate a single department? Even small projects such as a move can be easier and more efficient by using a structured project time planning.

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Planning Made Easy part 1: Trade Fair Stand

Sabine Pfleger, Wednesday 22 August 2012 | Reading time: unknown

Today, we start our new series Planning made easy that will now be published regularly on the InLoox blog. It will provide you with free planning templates for InLoox PM for Outlook and InLoox PM Web App on different topics and from different fields of business.

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Trend: Project Management Outsourcing

Sabine Pfleger, Thursday 16 August 2012 | Reading time: unknown

Outsourcing experiences

A study of the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna has come to the conclusion that more and more companies want to outsource their project management or parts of it to specialized project service providers. The study focused on the potential benefits of outsourcing project management and which type of activities can be hived successfully.
Source: Adapted from Kreindl, Ortner, Schirl, 2012  
 
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International Project Management

Sabine Pfleger, Friday 10 August 2012 | Reading time: unknown

International project management

   

To manage a project successfully at one location is not always easy for project managers. It becomes even more difficult if project groups are distributed across multiple locations or even across different continents and time zones. To supervise a project with international staff is an additional challenge for project managers, but it also offers advantages.

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Agile Project Management

Jasper Braun, Tuesday 31 July 2012 | Reading time: unknown

Agile Planning

Agile project management is becoming more and more popular. To survive today’s business world, projects must be structured more flexibly and be more versatile. Here we have compiled a short summary of some useful online resources about agile project planning.
 
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