4 Top Project Management Tools

Office Organization Success

One question that I get asked a lot is “what’s a good online product I can use for scheduling projects throughout the year?” Just because some of these project management tools have all these fancy bells and whistles don’t go assuming they’re the best. Google Calendars.

5 Tips for Solopreneurs for Successful Project Management

The Solopreneur Life

W hen you enter the self-employed, solopreneur life, one of the hardest obstacles you’ll need to overcome is project management. In the corporate world, there is often a chain of command and a list of policies and procedures to manage tasks. As a solopreneur, you need to incorporate every aspect in order to successfully manage projects. Here are five quick tips on project management as a part of your self-employed business plan. Use a Calendar.

Project Managment Planning Time | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

And it’s sweet because now I get to discuss my ultimate, favorite topic: T, for Time-based, which has a great deal to do with project management. And project management is what I do best. I could throw the text book definition of project management at you… Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. …

The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh.

Productive & Organized

Try This Instead | Main | Be Smart About Using the Telephone » The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh In We are in the home stretch of 2009 -- bring on 2010!!  The reminder and follow-up system can be used for calendar entries, emails and tasks.

How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com. If you are an assistant who works with multiple managers or executives, you know the work can be overwhelming at times.

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Microsoft Outlook 2007 Calendars & Tasks Webinar 12/7/11

Office Dynamics

The webinar below is offered by Business Management Daily. The subject, Microsoft Outlook 2007 Calendars & Tasks is one I am sure you will draw great tips and tricks from. If you are interested simply click on the links below to register through Business Management Daily for this webinar. Microsoft Outlook 2007 Calendars & Tasks. Some use it for both e-mail and calendaring. Calendars Only. Calendars for Appointments/Tasks for To-Do Items.

Review – Casual.PM

Productivityist

Project Management tools can be unwieldy beasts, that’s for sure. I mean, managing a project is supposed to be complicated, isn’t it? You get a tutorial project to work through when you start which is designed to show you the main features that Casual.PM

2015 111

Don’t…Unless

Productivityist

Don’t…use your calendar as a task scheduler. Doing this only fills your calendar up with things that aren’t date/time specific, and it doesn’t allow the things on your calendar that are to stand out. The calendar is your most sacred haven because it is where you have the most control to protect your time. So don’t use your calendar to schedule tasks. Don’t…focus on working by project all the time. So don’t always work by project.

2015 83

Software Needed For Managing A Small Business

Small Business CEO

Many business managers are on the lookout for software that can help them do the tasks while improving their business. You can also purchase a project planning software. Customer relation management should not be compromised by these overwhelming tasks.

2010 78

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

Office Dynamics

They feel they have been managing calendars or planning meetings forever so why pay attention. Manager Support. Managing Office Technology. Supporting Multiple Managers. Task and Project Management. Time Management.

2018 235

Office Dynamics Administrative Conference – Thursday Sessions

Office Dynamics

Debbie Gross (Strategy) suggested administrative assistants to work at a higher level by using their Outlook calendar like their own personal admin to help keep them on track with the many projects to be managed. She has a 3-point system for managing email: first pass.

2018 213

How to Plan Events Your Team Will Love (Without the Stress)

Eat Your Career

This is a guest post contributed by Eleanor Whitney, editor of All Hands , a publication about life at work from Managed by Q. Put dates from your timeline in your calendar and use a project management tool like Trello to keep all dates and information about your event in one place.

2018 180

Certification Programs for Administrative Professionals

Jen Lawrence

Whether you’re an administrative professional looking for a way to validate your skill set or a manager looking to contribute to your admin’s professional development ( thank you, thank you, thank you ), certification is the perfect step.

Another Reason to Love Dropbox. Paper!

Tips From T. Marie

I’ve used Slack a few times and I’ve tested various online project management apps, but they all seemed like overkill for my little business. Like how I can connect Paper to my Office 365 calendar. We can make notes in the same document as we are discussing a project on the phone or Skype. Project Management that fits my kind of business. Until recently, I really hadn’t given much thought to an online collaboration tool.

Stop Multitasking and Focus

Jen Lawrence

I had taken a job as an assistant to three executives, plus my role required project management work. Why was it taking me so long to book travel and get it on calendars? And I just couldn’t seem to get my project reports sent out.

2019 67

4 Reasons Why She is in Love with @Asana and Her Team Has Never Been More Productive - App Review and How-To

Productive & Organized

" Then, I heard this comment: "I use Asana for task and project management, and the app is on my iPhone and iPad, so I can see all of my tasks at a glance and add to them if needed. I’m enjoying a new love affair… with my task management tool!

2013 173

So do assistants think the role has diversified?

Practically Perfect PA

Event Management, Project Management, Human Resources and Finance have become a big part of my job. Tasks and responsibilities involving heavy project management are becoming commonplace for the admin too.”

2014 224

Networking Is Important For Your Business — And The Follow Up Is Critical

Step It Up VA Coaching

Mark your calendar to follow up with a brief email no more than one week following your meeting. For example, if time management is an issue for him, send him a few tips for managing his calendar, or recommend an online project management tool that you know about, and let him know that you can set it up for him if he’s interested. It could be an anniversary date for his business, a big project he lands or an award he’s given, or even his birthday.

2015 126

Stop Multitasking and Focus

Jen Lawrence

I had taken a job as an assistant to three executives, plus my role required project management work. Why was it taking me so long to book travel and get it on calendars? And I just couldn’t seem to get my project reports sent out.

2019 52

12 Ways A Project Plan That Will Get Things Done

Dumb Little Man

Do you want to know how to plan a project that will get actually get things done? Improvisation is great for comedy, but getting a project done on time and within budget is no laughing matter. Project planning takes work! Let’s get down to how to plan a project.

2016 189

Networking – it doesn’t have to be a chore!

Practically Perfect PA

Once you have managed to engage in conversation, introduce yourself with more than just your name. “Hi, WATC make it simple by providing an events calendar of when all the networks are due to meet. Networking can be a scary word can’t it?

2014 252

Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation

Office Dynamics

The meeting is typically a way to evaluate the past year’s project management, acknowledge achievements, receive valuable feedback for performance improvement and create new goals for continued productivity. This can be done via a checklist with feedback from your manager and coworkers.

2018 203

Networking Is Important For Your Business — And The Follow Up Is Critical

Step It Up VA Coaching

Mark your calendar to follow up with a brief email no more than one week following your meeting. For example, if time management is an issue for him, send him a few tips for managing his calendar, or recommend an online project management tool that you know about, and let him know that you can set it up for him if he’s interested. It could be an anniversary date for his business, a big project he lands or an award he’s given, or even his birthday.

2013 131

My Time Management Reboot: The Pros and Cons of Electronic Systems and Why I Created a Hybrid

Eat Your Career

It pains me to announce that my grand experiment with using electronic time management systems has officially come to an end (sort of). You see, for the past several years, I’ve been using a variety of tech tools to help organize my life and work—appointments, tasks, projects and more.

2013 189

8 Killer Tips for a Successful Executive and Assistant Partnership

Office Dynamics

Rarely do executives communicate what happened in yesterday’s meetings to their assistants or take the time to explain the scope of a project. I wrote an entire 80+ Page Guide incorporating the main processes executives and assistants need to have down pat, such as: regularly scheduled meetings, calendar management, meeting preparation, e-mail management, project management, travel, follow-up systems and prioritization.

2017 182

A day in the life: Catheryn Fellowes, EA to Sophie Hulme

Practically Perfect PA

However, I also work closely with the Management team across all departments and in particular manage the Instagram & social media accounts and support the PR team with events and special projects. Most impotently the calendar app in iPhones.

2016 207

Featured Soloist Andy Hayes: “I Find Innovation When I’m Away From My World”

The Solopreneur Life

It’s difficult because I’m not sure what I need or what I want, but I really do need some help with Inboxes and project management, because things are pretty busy. Last month I closed down all projects, Web sites, and anything that wasn’t very profitable.

2011 208

AZVAs Podcast Episode 2: March 2010

Loosely Speaking

Her extensive strategic planning and project management skills help clients track their progress and produce the results they have always wanted.

2010 130

Online Tools to Help Get Your Office Started and Stay Organized

Office Dynamics

Whether you are looking for comprehensive do-it-all-applications like an online notebook, simple task management tools like a list maker app, creative features like a virtual mind map or project management tools like collaboration software, there is a plethora of products out there that will alleviate the negative repercussions of a disorganized office and boost your productivity at work. Rule is a web-based project management and cloud collaboration tool.

2013 142

How To Effectively Manage Your To-Do List

Productivity Bits

The Next-Action Lists, along with the calendar, are at the heart of daily action-management organization. There are two things that you can do to make your to-do list an effective tool of productivity: Contextualize and bundle the tasks into Projects.

2010 251

The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

It’s important to recognize the difference between surviving and thriving, because the key to success is available to those who successfully manage to cross the bandwidth between the two. Administrators handled many tasks, and had backups, cross training, and team-shared projects.

2015 258

To Be CEO – Let Go!

Step It Up VA Coaching

How can you trust someone else to invest the same amount of attention in and put the same value on a project or task as you would, without becoming a micro-manager? ” Set your team member, and your project on a trajectory for success by clearly communicating the details and requirements, and the importance of the task at hand. Define and calendar deadlines, and set up meetings and mini-deadlines to track progress throughout the project. by Donna Toothaker.

2011 136

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Organized Admin with Julie Perrine

Office Dynamics

To Do Lists – Task Management. Projects. There are 5 core systems I encourage assistants to look at first: Time and Task Management. Project Management. Her system for email management is outstanding.

2016 194

8 Useful Computer Tools For Your Daily Office Tasks

Small Business CEO

In the modern world time appears to be the most valuable asset that’s why it is really important to manage it with maximum effectiveness. Calendar Tool – 30boxes is free and one of the best online calendars at that moment.

2013 105

The Administrative EFX by Debbie Gross

Office Dynamics

In those days I was an office manager with 3 people reporting to me and my salary was growing at less than 3% per year. As an office manager, I was already providing support to our VP of sales, doing project management, customer service all the while keeping an office running smoothly and giving guidance and mentorship to those reporting to me in supporting our organization.

2010 132

Open Loops 3/16/2010: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

This is basically setting aside time in your calendar as a commitment to focus on things. Freelance Switch takes on productivity at “5 Ways to Manage Distractions for Increased Productivity&#.

2010 151

Four Tips for Generating Consistent Traffic

Andrea Kalli

2010 164

Four Tips for Monetizing Your Online Marketing Blog

Andrea Kalli

Tags and Categories: blog marketing , how to monetize a blog , Online Business, Promotion and Marketing , RSS Blogs and Podcasts , virtualassist.net Related content Your Clients Need Your Help With Internet Marketing Yahoo Go for Mobile service for access to contacts, calendar, tasks WooHoo!

2010 163

How To Track and Progress On Long-Term Goals

Simple Productivity Blog

Reader Leonid emailed me to ask “how do you manage your annual goals and track progress?” It also helps to note the due date that has been set for these projects, and also the amount of effort you think it will take to complete. (Or Example of Large Project Planning.

2012 194

Five SEO Reputation Management Strategies

Andrea Kalli

One area that is both free of direct marketing and very appealing to businesses is reputation management. If you are interested in using SEO as a reputation management tool for your business, these five strategies, tips, and tactics could be of value.

2010 151

Local SEO: Four Tips for Ranking High in Your City

Andrea Kalli

2010 176

Having Trouble Uploading a New Twitter Background Lately.

Andrea Kalli

IVAA summit – day 1 – morning tidbit – #ivaa10

Andrea Kalli

2010 151