Packing my bags

…is probably a bit too early, but I admit that I can’t wait to start. The sale of the trainings started well, the date for the App Spotlights in the Apple Stores can be saved and in addition we’re discussing a nice meet & greet in a German “Biergarten” – a beer garden – where else? 😉
I know, I could have done this earlier, but seriouly I always tried to get around this long 25 hours flight.

But let me explain how this all started. We were in need for a good consulting partner in Australia for a long time. The sales part was nicely filled with NovaMind, our Mind Mapping partnership. But unfortunately they don’t have the menpower to do trainings and consulting. I made some experiments with freelancer and project manager of types. But they could not deliver stable and continuous services. So we stopped that, because at the end of the day it was more frustrating than helping – for both sides, me and Merlin users.

And then, earlier this year in San Francisco, while I did attend the MacWorld, I was introduced to the guys from PureMac. They got a very good reputation by our business friends like Marketcircle, MoneyWorks and others. We took our time and had a walk together and during this walk the plan of a co-operation was born. On the following weeks we did exchanged ideas, concepts and many other stuff. By the end of March it was fixed. I will travel to Australia to certify PureMac as our ProjectWizards’ Partner in Australia and New Zealand.

Stay tuned. The story will continue…

Merlin Training in San Francisco

Four hours ago started the second and last day of our Merlin Training in San Francisco. The session – held by Prior,  president of ProjectWizards Inc – leverages traditional project management best practices for Merlin users. The class format is a mix of lecture, demonstration, and practical exercises in order to reinforce the lessons and ensure that each participant leaves with a solid understanding of how to make the best possible use of Merlin.

According to Frank Blome, who is also there, first day was awesome, and the participants are very motivated to learn how to effectively use Merlin for managing their projects.

Merlin Training in San Francisco, Dave Prior and Participants

The class was hosted by Next Space, which provided the professional infrastructure. Continue reading

ProjectWizards sponsors Cirque du Mac 8

Once again this year ProjectWizards is proud to be a sponsor of Cirque du Mac at Macworld 2011!

Cirque Du Mac 8

Cirque du Mac is “the Greatest Party of the Year”. We’re going and we’d like to bring some Gantthead folks along. If you’ll be in San Francisco on the evening of Thursday, January 27 and would like to spend your night rocking out to the MacWorld All-Star Band while you watch the trapeze girl dangle from the ceiling, just send an email to and tell us your Weapons of Choice as a Mac based Project Manager. We’ll randomly select 10 of you and provide you with a pass to attend the event as a guest of ProjectWizards. Take your chance for a beer with Dave Prior or Frank Blome!