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.

Why Use Sheets Instead of a Project Management Software

Productivity Bits

M ost organizations nowadays have numerous ongoing projects which need to be organized and kept in order. It is almost impossible to simply use time sheets and manually organize the people on these projects; this is where you can use project management software to your advantage. Most of the available project management software will contain ready-made templates that you can use to organize and keep track of all the information regarding personnel, deadlines and data.

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C3: a new approach to Collaborative Project Management


Most approaches to project management concentrate on the tasks which need to be successfully completed to achieve the project goal. Important as this is, it is at most only half of the story of successful project management.

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. …

3 Ways To Break The Email Habit And Improve Mental Focus


I have a confession to make—I’m a bit of an email addict. As a self-employed freelance writer, checking email is directly connected to my work. Is there an update on that project?” As a result, the first thing I would do every day is check my email.

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Why I Stopped Saying You Can’t Use Email to Manage Tasks


For years I’ve been a champion of steering clear of email when you’re trying to manage your tasks. Now I wouldn’t say that I’ve seen the light of day and realized that you can use any email app as a to do list – far from it. Email Evolved.

2019 113

Top 5 Tips for Making Email the Cornerstone of Your Business

The Small Business Blog

Although email has lost ground to social media and instant messaging in recent years, it is still one of the quickest ways to get hold of people. If you want to guarantee that they will see your message, email is still the next best thing to actually phoning them or meeting in person.

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Email Productivity: My Outlook Secrets

Simple Productivity Blog

Last week I talked about how I use GMail to process my email at home. Everything I get email about at work is going to fall into a few different categories that are easily recognizable. The majority of the email is related to my actual work, which is assigned a project number. This chain starts when I am assigned to a project (spawning an email with the project number in the subject), then assigned to work the item (spawning another email).

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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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Tips for Managing Incoming Emails from Customers

Andrea Kalli

While ten years ago, managing email could have been a secondary consideration, today it is absolutely vital to keep customers and clients in the loop through rapid, prompt email support. Limit your daily email quota.

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How To Handle Hundreds Of Emails In Just One Hour


As a result, my email went from around 30 a day to well over 150. I already knew the theories of inbox zero, yet here I was, drowning in email. A few of the stupid things I tried to manage the e-mail: * Folders. This made finding a specific email very time consuming. Then I brainstormed how I was going to deal with hundreds of emails a day. This method is tested with over 150 emails a day right down to 30. I review email twice a day now.

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How to Gather Email List Subscriptions Through Video Marketing

Andrea Kalli

Website and landing page design and strategies to increase the likelihood of sign-ups are beyond the scope of this guide, but suffice to say you will want to inform the visitor with all the great benefits of subscribing to your email list and the value your online business can provide.

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How to Gather Email List Subscriptions Through Video Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

Website and landing page design and strategies to increase the likelihood of sign-ups are beyond the scope of this guide, but suffice to say you will want to inform the visitor with all the great benefits of subscribing to your email list and the value your online business can provide.

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6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual.

Productive & Organized

  The situation: Tweet "Rob" is a project manager that is responsible for a number of projects across the world and he needs to keep track of all of them.  We used this as our project management tool when coordinating Extreme Makeover Home Edition too.

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Review – Casual.PM


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

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Why You Should Plan To Burn Out

Productivity Bits

Email. Projects. A hectic day now and then is manageable. It’s not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of good time management skills. Break It Up When you face a large project, it can seem overwhelming. Each complex project consists of several small components. GTD Hacks Personal Development burn out GTD Productivity project managementMeetings. Assignments. Deadlines.

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9 Step Process To Manage Your Remote Team

Office Dynamics

However, managing a remote team requires a framework that needs to allow for all team members across different time zones to collaborate effectively. A simple solution to this problem is to use a project management system that helps capture all your ideas in one place.

2016 162

What To Expect As A Consultant

Simple Productivity Blog

--> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter What To Expect As A Consultant Posted on April 16, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog!

2010 153

The Flow Easter Sale


As much as I’m heavily invested in OmniFocus as my “solo silo” for task management, I still use a collaborative productivity solution a lot. And Flow has usurped Asana as my team-based task manager of choice.

2013 72

10 Painless Time-Tracking Apps For Your Creative Projects

Dumb Little Man

If you are a freelancer, team leader, manager, or a simple individual, you can use the feedback from time tracking apps to make well-informed choices. This will improve project management and save time on your work. 10 Time-Tracking Apps For Your Creative Projects.

2020 165

The Productivityist Podcast 56: Getting Into Smartsheet with Brent Frei


Smartsheet has been a player in the task management and project management space for a long time, and on this episode of the podcast Mike speaks with Brent Frei, the founder and VP of Marketing at Smartsheet. Corwin Hiebert | Managing Creative People + Creative Projects.

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Don’t…check email first thing in the morning. Unless…you have a way of dealing with email that keep you mission-based rather than question-based. That means checking email with the mission “Here are the emails I know I have to deal with today/right now” instead of the question, “I wonder what emails I have?” If you need to start off your day with email, go in with a mission, not a question. Don’t…focus on working by project all the time.

2015 83

6 Strategies to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Additionally, the latest technology can help them at every step of a task — from project management to email marketing. Company managers or owners should be well aware of what motivates their employees the most. Happy and productive employees help a company to grow.

2018 277

Contests: An Exciting Way to Attract Customers | Internet.

Andrea Kalli

This knowledge is the prime reason that using mass email marketing is nearly impossible. You see, when they are expecting something from you in their email they are more inclined to add you to their favorites list.

2010 130

Technology of the week: Highrise

Practically Perfect PA

Highrise is a flexible contact management tool which helps users keep their contacts organised. Users can make notes on a meeting, share important emails during negotiation, or share tasks related to any contact or project. What is Highrise?

2015 141

Creating Your Personalized Productivity Tool Kit: Top 10 Tools to Consider

Dumb Little Man

With so many tools around, you may wonder what is the most popular personal productivity software to boost time management skills? ProProfs Project. It is a robust online project management software that boosts productivity by simplifying most project-related tasks. An intuitive dashboard helps in managing and organizing project-related tasks, tracking progress, collaborating with the team, delegating tasks, and creating reports.

2020 150

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 204

Are assistants overqualified?

Practically Perfect PA

I always say in the blog that once assistants become advanced in all of the core tasks we should push for more work, take on projects, manage staff and generally strive for more opportunities. What happens to an EA who can manage a diary standing on her head?

2015 269

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. If you’ve ever been through the process, it includes a lot of emailing. I can certainly share files in Dropbox, yet conversations about what the client likes, doesn’t like, or may like if it could be changed a bit, leads to email chains a mile long. Project Management that fits my kind of business.

The Vanishing Executive Assistant? My Response

Eat Your Career

Executives are tech-savvy, self-sufficient and independent, so they manage a lot of their own administrative needs. Executives don’t want to “manage” another person. The author cites a manager who was relieved to not have an assistant, as it was just another person to manage.

2020 146

Stop Multitasking and Focus

Jen Lawrence

I had taken a job as an assistant to three executives, plus my role required project management work. And I just couldn’t seem to get my project reports sent out. At this time, I overhauled the way I managed myself. Turn off your email notifications.

2019 67

IT Infrastructure Management Opening

The Marq

TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life IT Infrastructure Management Opening Job Posting I received the email below from one of the recruiters Ive worked with in the past.

2010 56

5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

But the main challenge is managing virtual teams. Many organizations outsource their projects to low-cost regions. Working in a SaaS environment can be quite stressful if the management is slow. Poor time management. See Also: 5 Essential Time Management Tips to Live By.

2020 215

What can Oprah Winfrey teach assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants should always seek out the things they are good at – be it spreadsheets, marketing, social media or project management – and then do more of that stuff. If a project comes up ask to help the project manager, get involved with the organisation’s social media.

2014 230

Building Client Trust: Communication is Key

Step It Up VA Coaching

Set a date for an initial call to clearly outline your strategies and goals for the project, and to solidify the lines of communication between you and the client. If clients have to ask about how a project is coming along, communication needs improving. by Donna Toothaker.

2015 141

How to organise your office and keep it that way!

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I worked in a department with a dozen or so Project Managers who were all highly qualified Six Sigma professionals. They were a great bunch to be a round and during my time there I did learn a lot about the dark art of project management! Pin It.

2012 275

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. Don’t make the email too lengthy or too mushy; make it brief, but make it clear. Your next follow-up email should be maybe 7-10 days later. It should be very brief, and not really even a pitch— More like a “just checking in” email. Every once in a while, try emailing the prospect with a great tip, idea or article you think they might be interested in.

2015 126

10 Apps for Administrative Productivity and Organization

Office Dynamics

Just forward your confirmation emails to the app (hotel, rental car, airline tickets, etc.), Project Management Apps: Teamwork is, by far, my favorite project management app. You can update statuses, track time and tasks, and get real-time updates on all your projects. Cloud-Based File Storage: Tired of attaching documents to emails and relying on track changes to keep up with multiple people editing the same files? Designed by Freepik.

2017 182

Stop Multitasking and Focus

Jen Lawrence

I had taken a job as an assistant to three executives, plus my role required project management work. And I just couldn’t seem to get my project reports sent out. At this time, I overhauled the way I managed myself. Turn off your email notifications.

2019 52

8 Ways To Set Up An Awesome Home Office

Dumb Little Man

A strong internet connection means you can stay in touch with clients easily, run multiple projects at once, and get things done at high speed. Check out ergonomic manager or executive chairs while you’re at it. A best-practice project management approach.

4 Crucial Business Development Lessons for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

Last but not least, managing corporate finances goes beyond the accounting compliance. For one thing, managing the company’s communication channels and information systems is not as simple and free from contingencies as it might seem.

2019 223

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 219

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.

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