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.

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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.

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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. Supervisors and managers.

Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management


When studying this topic, new ideas and solutions are introduced and explained, applied to one of the main projects management areas, which is the human resources management, with a structure, teamwork and leadership scheme that may represent the success factor in a given project.

New Bioteams Project Management Video


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!).

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. This includes: a short description about the project. the project goals.

2013 239

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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Chasing Unicorns: How Using Asana Can Keep Teams Motivated


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.

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Self-directed Learning Puts Experts At Your Fingertips

On The Job

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.

2014 164

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

The Most Important Trait To Boost Your Productivity


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.

2015 107

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 253

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.

2014 197

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.

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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 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

Why You Cannot Neglect Emotional Intelligence if You Want to Be Successful

On The Job

Anthony Mersino was 39-years-old and had already been a successful project manager for more than 17 years when a therapist asked him: “Do you have any idea how dangerous it is not to be in touch with your feelings?”

2017 151

3 Steps to Take When You No Longer Like Your Job

On The Job

Maybe you took a certification class and spent thousands of dollars to become a project manager. When you're devoting off hours to thinking about it, trying to hone your skills or learn new ones to enhance it, then you know you're onto something that will excite you in your career.

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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. HR, Project Management, Accounts, Training or Events.

2017 212

What the Titanic Can Teach You About Management

On The Job

There are many lessons this disaster can teach us about project management, from understanding how “hull speed” may be better than “full steam ahead” to complete a project without incident. Learn to make adjustments.

2013 169

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. 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. Stakeholder management.

2014 203

How to Find Time to Think Strategically

On The Job

Companies that don’t carve out time for managers to think individually and collectively about their key business issues simply won’t exist anymore,” he says. For example, each of your work experiences such as a meeting or teleconference or customer interaction provides a learning opportunity.

2014 222

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 229

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.

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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 163

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.

2019 240

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 197

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 180

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.

2015 208

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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Can You Start a Business Using Free Software?

Small Business CEO

Thanks to the plethora of online resources available to anyone with an internet connection, it’s possible to learn the basics of entrepreneurship and business ownership. We live in a kind of golden age for amateur entrepreneurs.

2019 63

What is a Meeting Planner Exactly?

Office Dynamics

Planners utilize their project management. They add value to an organization by drawing upon their knowledge of the hospitality industry to manage expenses and minimize risk by negotiating the best all-around rates and paying attention to contract terms.

2019 213

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.

2017 158

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 238

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 160

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. So I learned to multitask and marketed my skill.

2019 67

Systemizing For Team Empowerment

Step It Up VA Coaching

Basecamp, Central Desktop, or some other project management software is a great place to load information, documents, policies, etc, so the team can discover answers on their own rather than have to ask. Create learning modules for current team as well as future team members.

2015 141

Feeling like a fraud at work

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I was working as a PA within a large team of highly qualified, talented and very very confident project management consultants. It means taking on new challenges, but having a support system in place to help manage your development.

2017 217

Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Practically Perfect PA

Consult other PAs, your manager(s), and your organisation’s HR for advice in progressing your career development. The PA learning curve can be very steep, and the role can be demanding. Ask your manager for any training suggestions they may have, and request training opportunities.

2017 201

Udacity Blitz: Bridging the Gap Between Online Education and Work

Small Business Labs

Udacity, an online learning start-up, has launched a new service that connects graduates of their "nanodegree" engineering programs with companies seeking engineering talent. 

2016 130

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