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. The situation often gets too complicated and the team gets confused managing multiple tasks at once. As a result, deadlines are missed and the project faces absolute failure.

2018 164

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. you have some powerful tools right on your desktop that you can craft into quite a robust solution. Learn how Microsoft® Excel® can be your secret to project management. Supervisors and managers.

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

Dumb Little Man

You can improve your chances of success by exploiting personal productivity tools. These tools offer outstanding features that aid in creating tasks, setting timelines & reminders, performance tracking, time tracking, creating reports, team collaboration, file sharing, etc. With so many tools around, you may wonder what is the most popular personal productivity software to boost time management skills? ProProfs Project. Cool Tools Productivity

2020 150

Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

BioTeams

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. Keywords: Biomimicry, Bioteams, Management, Organizational change, work teams, Virtual enterprise networks.

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

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Listen to Stephanie on Solace Wealth Management on Blog Talk Radio | Main | My first Twitterview with @marciahoeck - Decisive Productive Action Taken » 6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual Teams I created this super secret (he he - not so secret now) group on Facebook of productivity and organization consultants and it has been a great source of networking for us. 

2011 205

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! MISTAKE #1: Not considering the tools you already have.

2020 52

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. It looked promising and, after a few discussions, we decided this tool would be perfect for a WordPress backend. A few months later, these are the lessons I learned from this. When one of the founders pitched to me to take over the project, I said “yes” almost without thinking.

2012 62

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 175

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

Productivityist

To receive a free copy of the Career Advancement Toolkit, join the Project Management Hacks email newsletter. Productivity often focuses on tools such as Evernote and methodologies like Getting Things Done. Now I use Evernote and GTD; they are great tools that have improved my life considerably. But once these disciplines and tools are in place, what’s the next level? The key to advanced productivity lies in the power of learning. Problem-based Learning.

2015 82

7 Magical Ways to Use Curiosity as a Personal Development Tool

Brilliantly Better

Dragos Roua – Brilliantly Better The Personal Development Blog Home About me Top posts Archives Downloads Audio Recommended Products Contact 7 Magical Ways to Use Curiosity as a Personal Development Tool by dragos on May 17, 2010 · 23 comments in Personal Development , motivation Tweet This is a guest post by Makenzie Kelly, @makenziekelly. Engage Your Subconscious In A Conversation Curiosity is a tool to our subconscious. What did I learn today?

2010 62

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. Marcio Cyrillo is head of mobile services and senior business manager at Ci&T, a software product engineering company. Use a Project Management Tool. Project management tools have evolved over time.

2018 180

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

Productivityist

For years I’ve been a champion of steering clear of email when you’re trying to manage your tasks. Every time I have witnessed someone using Outlook or Gmail as a to do list, I cringed and did my best to get them to see the light of day and start using an actual task management or to do list application for getting things done instead. I used the built-in integration tools that Front has to connect our task app, Asana, to our new communication hub.

2019 87

5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

Whether it’s finding the right caterer, meeting global counterparts from international office locations or brushing off your creative skills to whip up a spiffy PowerPoint presentation, you love tackling projects outside of your job scope (and even get excited at the opportunity!). Having the ability to work on things outside of my day to day duties, such as projects and initiatives that impact the company and outside of it. It brings a whole new meaning to learning on the job. “

2016 159

3 Inbox Labels You Need to Use

Jen Lawrence

The key to optimizing an inbox is using the tools at your disposal to making it work for you – and therefore, eliminating some work! Projects/Key People. Use filters/rules to automatically apply labels/categories to emails from important people or for projects.

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. To learn more about her services, please visit jenlawrence.co/services.

2020 52

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. Single support executive assistants now juggled multiple managers. They can be project managers, ambassadors of their manager’s vision, and more.

2015 186

5 Personal Board Ideas for Trello

Jen Lawrence

When we think about task management tools, we consider all the ways they can help us work better, faster, more efficiently. But have you ever looked at your favorite tool and considered how you could use it to improve your life ? Home Improvement Projects.

2020 52

How to Use A Competency Assessment for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Use this assessment for assistants as a tool to measure your skill level. Manager Support. Managing Office Technology. Supporting Multiple Managers. Task, Time and Project Management. What I learned about myself by doing this assessment. Several years ago I was preparing for my first annual review with my new executive, Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International.

2016 139

5 Ways to Build Automation into Your Business

Jen Lawrence

Pop open your tool of choice (I personally love the checklists in Trello ) and start jotting down what you’re doing as you do it. Zapier is a powerful tool that builds integrations between apps. Click here to learn more. Learn more about Jen Lawrence at [link].

2020 52

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. Key Tip for Everyone to Remember: Learn your unique organizing style and work WITH your time and space style instead of fighting it. Get ready to go from chaos to control with the excellent tips that Julie Perrine shares in this free webinar.

2016 128

The 3 E’s of Exceptional Service

Jen Lawrence

Are you using the best systems/tools possible for your business to deliver products and services thoroughly? Learn how to build a client experience that delivers all of this through intentional, thoughtful design in my on-demand Client Experience Mapping course.

2020 52

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. Using Videos to Develop the Perception of a Personal Relationship With Target Audiences When pursued correctly, video marketing can be an extremely effective tool to promote your small business.

2010 154

Staying Organized with the One-Touch Rule

Jen Lawrence

Things pile up and suddenly getting through the pile is no longer a task – it’s a project. I offer a number of tools to help you work through the piles (have you checked out Detox Your Inbox ?!) Here are a few of my favorites: Inbox Management: Don’t let unread email pile up.

2020 52

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.

2020 52

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

Jen Lawrence

Sure, you can add in various collaboration and communication tools, but you’re not going to completely get rid of emails. To learn more about her services, please visit jenlawrence.co/services.

2020 52

How To Boost Productivity By 50% In A Week

Dumb Little Man

You can use online collaboration tools to get the job done. 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.

2017 157

Are Professional Certifications Worth It?

Eat Your Career

The simple answer is this: I am a firm believer in the importance of lifelong learning. Many people think of professional certifications as a tool for financial gain. 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. Learning of any kind, in my opinion, always pays off in the end.

2017 185

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. To get work done in a virtual environment, e-leaders need to double their employee management skills. NetSpeed Learning Solutions conducted a survey amongst virtual team leaders and their teams. Conducts effective virtual meetings using an online collaboration tool.

2020 165

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. Whether you’re managing the company holiday party, setting up your employee programming for the season ahead, or planning a last minute summer get-together for your team, organizing events that are creative and engaging can feel like an added burden on top of your day-to-day operational and administrative responsibilities.

2018 135

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 172

The Genre of Productivity: The Next Big Thing On The Web

Productivityist

You can learn more about Dan at his website or follow Dan on Twitter here. It started when my pal Michael Schechter’s blog bettermess.com started posting consistently more information on these types of apps and tools. And I starting learning. Then I thought how not too long ago everyone seemed to be talking about (and using) 37Signals’s Basecamp for collaborative project management. Same places, just with better tools.

2012 46

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. I felt like a complete fraud, despite the fact that I had lots of thoughts on the subject and had worked on similar projects in other organisations. It means taking on new challenges, but having a support system in place to help manage your development. When you take on a challenge you need you right tools to make it a success!

2017 168

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

Step It Up VA Coaching

That’s a great way to learn about his business, and let him know that you are an expert at yours. 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

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! Many of the department’s projects aimed to improve the business and eliminate wasted time, effort and general errors. Pin It.

2012 211

Simplify Daily Tasks with Technology

Office Dynamics

One of my favorite aspects of attending a professional development conference is the opportunity to connect with other administrative professionals to share processes, tips, best practices and learn how they simplify daily tasks with technology. During the open discussion, small groups shared programs and apps they use to better coordinate their time, organize files, collaborate with their team, and even track personal projects. It is an impressive team project management tool.

2019 122

Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

For example, here are a few of the most common roles that may be a great fit for assistants, depending on your skills and interests: Project Manager. Take on “Future Focused” Projects. Take advantage of that by volunteering to own projects that leverage and develop specific skills you’d like to use in the future. Learn how to run reports and queries, or maybe offer to help creating procedures for others to do the same. Designed by Freepik.

2017 159

20 Apps to Organize Your Thoughts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

The Internet is home to many tools that will assist you in saving your favorite websites, keeping track of your appointments, making mind maps, taking notes and creating notes to keep you on track. Jott This tool is ideal if you find yourself too occupied with something to take notes. UberNote This helpful application is a management tool that allows you to store and access your content from anywhere. MyHomePoint This tool was designed to be used by families.

2010 68

Staying Focused At Work: How To Be Productive In A Challenging Environment

Dumb Little Man

Because of that, managers are quite pressed to find a solution that can motivate their team members while boosting their productivity. Though breaks are essential for a healthy workday, you must learn to take them with a pinch of salt. Learn to Set Priorities. If there are sudden urgent tasks, you can deal with them with a simple project management tool. While working on an important project, put your phone on silent or switch it off.

2017 163

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

Step It Up VA Coaching

That’s a great way to learn about his business, and let him know that you are an expert at yours. 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

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! Task/Project Management Tool: Asana. Asana is an Internet based software that is a powerful task manager. 1 - Manage all of Your Projects and Tasks With Ease. Learning Curve.

2013 133

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. In fact, I’m going to give you a complete overview of my brand new time management system. Learning a new system. Any electronic system is going to have a learning curve.

2013 143