Future-Proof Your Career by Developing Project Management Skills

Eat Your Career

Did you know that the typical office professional spends about 80% of his or her time working on projects? Over the past few years, technology has probably already reduced the number of tasks on your plate; but projects are fundamentally different. Projects involve an interconnected set of tasks designed to achieve a specific outcome within a finite period of time. Project Management is a role that requires a human. Join the Upcoming Learning Lab! .

How to Speak the Language of Project Management

Eat Your Career

Project management is an entire field of study in and of itself. But many people, in many roles, manage projects in an “unofficial” capacity. Even if you have no formal project management training, you still want to be taken seriously in your PM duties. To make that happen, you need to speak the language of project management. As a participant, you will learn…. productivity administrative professional project management

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5 Career Tips for Project Managers Post-Pandemic

Dumb Little Man

All across the globe, nations are facing economic uncertainties while businesses are finding it difficult to manage challenges due to the current world crisis. Every professional, project manager, and industry leader is making radical and positive changes in their working style, culture, pattern and thought process to mitigate the crisis and do what needs to be done to jump start economies. The projects had to cancel, postponed, or delayed.

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Six Golden Rules for Successful Project Management You Need to Know

Dumb Little Man

Project management is pretty straightforward – you find the requirements, create a realistic plan, assign the right people on the job, set a deadline, and most importantly, get work done. However, when it comes to the real world, project management is never that easy.

2018 213

Key Steps to Becoming a Better Project Manager

Productivity Bits

The skills that are required of you as a project manager are numerous and various. You are supposed to be able to manage time and schedules well, and only those with developed planning skills can do this successfully. Staying on budget is a crucial aspect of any project, which is why a good manager must know how to efficiently distribute money and other resources so that the project development runs smoothly.

Mastering Project Management - Webinar

Office Dynamics

Find the best way to manage your projects – without letting them manage you! Mastering Project Management. Business Management Daily. We all manage projects from time to time. But just because you manage a project, does that make you a project manager? True project management professionals know the steps to take – and the steps to AVOID – for perfect projects every time. Project Constraints.

Webinar Microsoft Excel for Project Management

Office Dynamics

Streamline your project management process. Microsoft Excel for Project Management. When it comes to project management, you can buy some pretty sophisticated software specifically designed to keep you and everything on track. Learn how Microsoft® Excel® can be your secret to project management. Getting At-a-Glance Project Status Information. Find templates with powerful project management features already built in.

New Bioteams Project Management Video

BioTeams

A short Bioteams video interview has been published by Bas de Baar on Project Shrink where Bas and I discuss some of the most common questions about bioteams projects such as team member alignment and is there a role for a project manager in a bioteam (Yes!).

Task vs. Project: What’s the Difference? (Video)

Eat Your Career

The topic of this webinar was, “How to Speak the Language of Project Management.” In this excerpt, Chrissy explains the difference between a project and a task (two things which are often confused!). The Career Success Library is a convenient, affordable online learning center for career advancers including administrative professionals , emerging leaders , and anyone else who wants to leverage the power of ongoing professional development.

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5 Things I Learned From Reviving An Almost Dead Project

Brilliantly Better

It’s also the first release after I took on this project, last year. Here are my thoughts on what are the upsides, the downsides and the overall feeling of reviving an old project. To make this (potentially long) story short, I ended up with the contact info of two exceptional entrepreneurs, a good relationship with each of them and a huge project to restart (almost) from scratch. A few months later, these are the lessons I learned from this.

2012 63

How to ensure your admin improvement projects stick!

Practically Perfect PA

Most managers will hire professional consultants for business improvement projects but will ask their assistants to make changes to the fundamental administrative structures without instruction or training. Even if we do manage to make great changes to useless admin procedures how do we ensure that our colleagues actually do what we ask them? I was able to learn some of the tools they used which have been really invaluable. the project goals.

2013 173

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.

2011 267

Chasing Unicorns: How Using Asana Can Keep Teams Motivated

Productivityist

I have introduced Asana to many people and after I explain all the benefits of keeping everyone’s actions in one centralised location, collaborating on tasks, sharing the status of projects and reviewing progress towards goals, I bring it back to actually getting tasks completed. If what you need is that drive to get tasks complete and work through your projects, you better be ready to chase unicorns. Click here to learn more about Do Better With Asana.

2015 77

What To Expect As A Consultant

Simple Productivity Blog

My job was to go into places and provide expert skills for the project at hand. The skills could range from design to requirements to process improvement to project management to programming.

2010 153

What I learned from a talented professional organizer

Virtual Moxie

Categories 30-Day Projects Business Communication Expectations Fees Legalese Moxie Relationships Self-Care Standards Web/Tech Moxie Archives Feb, 05 to Today Search Translate Moxie Also Mine « Inner work for the outter planner | Main | A strategy for investing -- time, energy, and yourself. » January 05, 2010 What I learned from a talented professional organizer At the end of last year, I was fortunate enough to have done a session with Amy Thill.

2010 167

Self-directed Learning Puts Experts At Your Fingertips

45 Things

That''s why self-directed learning is gaining momentum. Workers can find online resources to learn about everything from project management to marketing, helping them learn when the time is best for them. I don''t think schools are going away, but new tech provides another option to learn," says Ken Howery, a PayPal cofounder and now founder and partner with Founders Fund.

2014 50

The Most Important Trait To Boost Your Productivity

Productivityist

To receive a free copy of the Career Advancement Toolkit, join the Project Management Hacks email newsletter. The key to advanced productivity lies in the power of learning. Back in 2011, I took the time to learn new techniques in Microsoft Excel through a course. The methods I learned there have gave me greater confidence and speed (i.e. The value of learning is very clear. Deciding What To Learn: Goals and Problems. Problem-based Learning.

2015 82

BLOG – LIVING ORDER: On becoming a project leader

Ian's Messy Desk

The post BLOG – LIVING ORDER: On becoming a project leader appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Earlier this year, the Consortium for Project Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, started a new blog. The “Living Order” blog focuses on sharing stories and lessons learned about the leadership role in project management. CPL is co-led by Dr. Alex Laufer, author of the recent book, Mastering the Leadership Role in Project Management.

2014 154

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

How To Grow Your Startup

Dumb Little Man

See Also: Avoid Decision Fatigue: Learn The Steps for Effective Delegation. He manages this through a big screen in the center of his office hall that shows growth metrics and their progress on a daily basis. Use a Project Management Tool.

2018 242

12 Tips For Commanding a Room

The Solopreneur Life

Knowing how to captivate an audience is an essential skill — and it’s one that can be learned. Related posts: 5 Tips for Solopreneurs for Successful Project Management. As a solopreneur, you’re not always going to be holed up in your home office. Here are tips from More magazine on how you can be the person who’s worth listening to. Shift to an owner’s […]. Open Mic at The Solopreneur Life: What’s Your Work Uniform?

2014 152

Video Marketing Techniques to Convert Viewers Into Buyers

Andrea Kalli

Take a look at some of these tips to learn how to transform idle viewers into actively engaged buyers.

2010 201

The 3 E’s of Exceptional Service

Jen Lawrence

Learn how to build a client experience that delivers all of this through intentional, thoughtful design in my on-demand Client Experience Mapping course. Click here to learn more. Learn more about Jen Lawrence at [link].

2020 52

How to Write an Effective Email Subject Line

Jen Lawrence

Over my 15+ years as an administrative professional and project manager, I found one tool to be indispensable for getting the answers I need and crossing things off my list. Here are a few examples to get you going: Response Needed by [DUE DATE}: Descriptor of the Document/Event/Etc Signature Needed by {DUE DATE}: Company X Project Agreement Important Event Information: [DATE OF EVENT} Descriptive Name of Event. To learn more about her services, please visit jenlawrence.co/services.

2020 40

Top 3 Signs You Need to Redesign Your Client Experience

Jen Lawrence

With over fifteen years of administrative and project management experience, she helps entrepreneurs develop custom client experience and operations solutions so they can transition from the Chief of Everything to CEO. Learn more about Jen Lawrence at [link].

2020 52

3 Ways to Reduce Errors in Your Emails

Jen Lawrence

With over fifteen years of administrative and project management experience, she helps entrepreneurs develop custom client experience and operations solutions so they can transition from the Chief of Everything to CEO. Learn more about Jen Lawrence at [link].

2020 52

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

Office Dynamics

They feel they have been managing calendars or planning meetings forever so why pay attention. I never take for granted the basic ‘platform’ skills I learned in the early days as a speaker. Manager Support. Managing Office Technology. Supporting Multiple Managers.

2018 236

3 Biggest Mistakes Made While Writing Emails that are Simple to Solve

Jen Lawrence

With over fifteen years of administrative and project management experience, she helps entrepreneurs stop time and energy leaks through curated systems and solutions, so they can transition from the Chief of Everything to CEO. To learn more about her services, please visit jenlawrence.co/services. Like it or not, email is still our default form of communication and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

2020 40

Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

If you are competent, keen and have a good relationship with your boss or bosses you can gain exposure to myriad aspects of business and gain insight into projects some seemly senior colleagues may never gain access to. For me, my career took a natural path from purely EA work to Events and Project Management a career and industry which I love. My first true events project was for an internal communications conference and summer party for 200 people.

2017 158

Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

If you are competent, keen and have a good relationship with your boss or bosses you can gain exposure to myriad aspects of business and gain insight into projects some seemly senior colleagues may never gain access to. For me, my career took a natural path from purely EA work to Events and Project Management a career and industry which I love. My first true events project was for an internal communications conference and summer party for 200 people.

2017 158

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 194

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. As the editor for All Hands and an event organizer myself, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from event planning experts.

2018 176

Are Professional Certifications Worth It?

Eat Your Career

The simple answer is this: I am a firm believer in the importance of lifelong learning. Some people like learning purely for the sake of personal growth. With the rise of online learning, professional certifications have increased in popularity and prevalence. That’s both a good thing and a bad thing for learning. Finally, if the marketing materials are heavy on the sales-pitch and low on concrete learning objectives and testimonials from past students, be cautious.

2017 184

Top 3 Mistakes Made When Selecting a Task Management Tool

Jen Lawrence

We google “best task management tools” and pick the one with the best reviews. Except, two weeks later, we have a rush of work, and life gets a little hectic, and that task management tool… ugh! However, if you’re tired of the cycle, you can break it by no longer making these three mistakes when selecting a task management tool. What integrations does the task management tool offer? Your document management software?

2020 40

The Vanishing Executive Assistant? My Response

Eat Your Career

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of writing and researching in the professional development world, it’s this: You can find data and anecdotal evidence to support any point you want to make. Executives don’t want to “manage” another person.

2020 151

Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

Office Dynamics

Basics include: travel planning, appointment coordination, meeting preparation, all facets of communication, organizational skills, and time and project management. As your days are getting busier and you are taking on more projects and assignments, you need these skills more than ever. This tells me that as much information that is available, assistants are still struggling with time management, project management, prioritization, organizational skills, and communication.

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The Assist Conference: So much to do so little time!

Practically Perfect PA

Rebecca is a PA and Office Manager at Adaptive Labs, an innovative start-up based in Shoreditch. Although she has a media background in journalism, Rebecca-Monique has had over 8 years of administrative experience covering office administration, HR, event coordination, project management, sales, and account management. In order to learn how to fundraise she gave up her new found photography career and took up the post as PA to the Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust.

2014 148

5 Steps to Becoming a More Productive Entrepreneur

Jen Lawrence

These 5 steps will help you strip your productivity habits down to the basics and rebuild so that no matter what comes your way, you can manage all the things without losing your mind. STEP 2: Create a task management system that works for you. This webinar replay will give you all the details you need about the task management cycle, how to choose tools that work for you, and has insight into my personal system. To learn more about her services, please visit jenlawrence.co/services.

2020 40

How To Boost Productivity By 50% In A Week

Dumb Little Man

Utilize a project management tool. Knowing how to use a project management tool can dramatically improve your productivity. There are tools like Asana and BaseCamp that can help you keep track of your projects. Learn processes that will improve your productivity. Commit to improving your efficiency by learning more processes that can scale your productivity. Do you ever feel like you are so busy that there is never enough time in your day?

2017 158

4 Crucial Business Development Lessons for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

While developing my agency, I made many mistakes and learned a myriad of lessons. Last but not least, managing corporate finances goes beyond the accounting compliance. The sooner one learns to make money work for them, the better their chances of accomplishing their financial goals. The bottom line: Learn all the ins and outs of your business environment. Learn how to ask for help. During my business development journey, I had a chance to learn a lot.

2019 175

EA to Project Support Manager

Practically Perfect PA

Back in April 2011 I started as a team assistant to an office of 25 people but as time went on I started to get involved in finance, human resources and marketing along with the office management. Since 2011 there have been several structural and management changes. Over the duration of my career here I have supported executive staff from the corporate controller, the managing director and the global head of sales aswell as ad-hoc support for both the CEO and COO.

2015 149

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 218

10 Apps for Administrative Productivity and Organization

Office Dynamics

This smart app even “learns” your schedule and adapts to your busy and available times. 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. She will be presenting a general session on What To Do When There’s Too Much To Do: The Productive Admin’s Guide to Managing Time. Designed by Freepik.

2017 182