The Eisenhower Matrix – The Urgent‑Important Matrix

Sometimes we respond to less important e-mails immediately upon their receipt, while those that really demand our attention languish at the bottom of our in-box. We spend a quarter of an hour on an altogether meaningless call from the bank, and later we do not have sufficient time to call a loved one. We avail ourselves of promotional sales and buy things that later lie unused. Why is this so?

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Ensuring Compliance with ISO 9001 Standard

ISO 9001 is an international standard laying down the requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS). The ISO 9001 certification allows companies to demonstrate that they are dedicated to providing quality services and goods by setting up mechanisms aimed at eliminating non-conformities and facilitating continual improvement of internal processes.

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Your Energy Level – How to Manage Your Time Efficiently Throughout the Day

I often see how people start off their day at the office with a coffee, some gossip, and a look through the news on various portals, and afterwards reply to the various e-mails that they received since the evening before. But many of them are completely unaware of the fact that by doing so they have already used up one half of the best quality time available to them in the day.

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How to be a Superhero Vendor Manager?

Imagine you receive a new translation request, into your company’s local language. Who would you assign this project to? Write the name of the translator that you would contact first.

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8 Practical Steps to Increase Your Productivity

Having worked with a group of some 200 people who sent in more than 3,000 reports, I learned a great deal about what helps people increase their long-term productivity and level of calm, instead of simply becoming busier and busier. I do hope that these steps will prove useful to you, just as they were for the participants of the programme.

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How America Was Discovered?

Following our strong development last year, now XTRF Management System establishes its presence in North America for good. Our team expands with the new hire of Pascal Boivin, who brings to XTRF huge industry and professional knowledge, having worked for many years for Oracle, SDL, and Plunet!

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The Pomodoro Technique, or How to Regain 100% of Your Concentration

We have more and more things to do, and each batch of new tasks has to be crammed into our calendars and worklists. In theory, the steadily increasing number of buzzing and flashing gadgets should help us better manage ourselves and our time, but in practice it turns out that these devices do not really allow us to achieve more, while along the way we lose our ability to focus long-term. The Pomodoro technique may well be the aid to regaining our concentration – read on to see what it consists in and how to apply it in practice.

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Lesson four: How to Deal With Resistance to the Advanced Features of a TMS?

Modern Translation Management Systems (TMS) offer a lot of advanced functionality. Workflow automation is a very good example.

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When You’re “too Busy” to Work on Your Business

We all face situations when a need, desire or feeling is met with hesitation. Need to optimize processes to maintain a competitive advantage? YES! Desire to increase your project margins? YES! Feel you could win new clients or grow your business...

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The 3 Hottest New Features in XTRF 7 – a PM’s Insight

The release of XTRF 7 is just around the corner, and it brings many improvements, big and small.

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