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TU/e Discussion Hours
Every quartile, the TU/e hosts Discussion Hours: a moment for students to engage in a guided discussion on a specified topic, mediated by an experienced professional. On quartile 3, another set of discussion hours will take place organized by the Study Associations. This time the subjects will be ‘Finding a balance in Nutrition’ and ‘Mindfulness’.…Keep reading
What is Agile Management?
First of all, we will take a look at agile management. Agile bases its theory on flexibility and being nimble (exactly as the word says). The four principles of agile management are: Flexible strategies Multidisciplinary teamsVisual workShort cycles Below, a quick video explanation of these principles. (You can also check it out in Dutch: Wat is…Keep reading
Scrum Project Management
In a previous post, we have discussed Lean, on this post we will focus on another project and time management method called ‘scrum’. Scrum is especially useful when handling complex projects for which a detailed planning is hard to make. The scrum method is mostly used when it is unclear which tasks need to be…Keep reading
What is Lean Project management?
Lean is a method that focuses on process oriented improvement. Lean makes use of five principles, namely: Define the value for the clientIdentify all the process steps with value and eliminate invaluable stepsCreate flowFrom push to pull: only supply to the client when they ask for itPerfection, keep improving In order to implement this method…Keep reading
The secret to effective time management is… thinking in tomatoes rather than hours? It may seem silly at first, but millions of people swear by the life-changing power to the Pomodoro Technique. (Pomodoro is Italian for tomato, and the inventor of this technique had a tomato shaped kitchen timer.) This popular time management method asks…Keep reading
Eat the Frog
Mark Twain once said, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” What is Eat That Frog? According to Brian Tracy there are 21 time management tips to plan, prioritize, and take action on the most important things in your life. His…Keep reading
Getting things done
by Mervyn Franssen, TU/e Career & Skills Student Team Productivity, one great topic that has been getting a lot of attention lately. Today I want to break the buzz around productivity and focus on a healthy and fun approach to raising your productivity. There are two more topics I want to shed some extra light…Keep reading
Tips and Tricks for Literature Review
by Mervyn Franssen, TU/e Career & Skills Student Team Literature review is often the start of an exciting experience that is about to unfold into a month of research. If done correctly it will aid the flow of your project and ground the subject, but if left unchecked, it might end up being a nightmare.…Keep reading
No more boring presentations! Here’s how to make it better
by Pascalle Ickenroth, TU/e Career & Skills Student Team Are you often struggling to transform your text into a presentation? Do you think PowerPoint presentations can look a bit boring? Are you looking into ways how to create more creative PowerPoint presentations to keep the attention of your audience? Take a look at these tips…Keep reading
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