Project Manage like a pro

Practically Perfect PA

Project management is a key skill for PAs these days. But as usual, most of us are not sent on project management training! So here you will find some great blogs, books, tools and general tips on how to Project Manage like a pro. Project-Management.com.

Practical Project Management

Practically Perfect PA

After speaking at the Assist Conference Heather Dallas from Dallas Development has written a great follow up blog on her popular Project Management for Assistants session… Taking on a project is a great way of raising your visibility and getting you the recognition you deserve.

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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.

5 Benefits of Project Management

Small Business CEO

SMB CEOs – if you want to get things done within your company, you need to set every goal as a project, and projects need to be managed for the best results. Let’s explore project management benefits , shall we? Launching a new store is a project.

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.

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.

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 Cloud Project Management Tools to Stop Wasting Your Time

The Small Business Blog

If you’ve ever managed a project, from a big important one at work to a small personal one like planning a dinner party, then you know just how much time it’s possible to lose while you track down missing information and tie up loose ends. The more complex your project, the harder it gets to… Read the full article here: Use Cloud Project Management Tools to Stop Wasting Your Time on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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.

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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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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.

Project Management: Four Problems to Avoid

Ian's Messy Desk

It is important that you never trust to luck when you plan a project. There are four main problems in project management. Each of them can be avoided by taking the time to think carefully before embarking on a new project. This is the primary reason why projects fail and people’s careers get sidetracked or torpedoed. They hope for the best, trust to luck and don’t allow a sufficient cushion of time to complete every step of the project.

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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Find Project Management Answers In A Flash!

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you have questions about project management, but can't seem to get a proper answer? A great website for this is Ask About Projects. This site enables you to create an account and post questions that you have about any type of project or task.

How to Get your Project Back on Track

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Get your Project Back on Track appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. No matter how much planning you put into projects, things can get off track pretty easily. Flexibility is often built into a project’s time-lines.

Top 5 Tips for Small Business Project Management

The Small Business Blog

No project will ever get far at all unless it has been planned very carefully beforehand. Make sure that everybody affected by the project is kept completely in the loop about what is happening. Remember that priorities can change at any time and don’t be afraid to adjust a project because of this. Good project management will involve re-prioritisation. Keeping the momentum going is an important part of completing a project successfully.

Multi-tasking is not what it’s all cracked up to be.

Office Dynamics

Here are some tips that can help: Focus on a single project. Don’t be tempted to jump back and forth to incoming e-mails when you should be finishing a project. Must We Multi-task? Maybe It’s Better Not To. After all, multi-tasking is not what it’s all cracked up to be.

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Streamlining the Management of Your Construction Business

Small Business CEO

Managing a construction business can be very strenuous. However, with the availability of innovative software and technologies, construction project managers are able to streamline the various process involved to build smarter and faster projects.

If You Do Any Project Management, You Need to Know This

On The Job

Great project managers often are described as good communicators, able to delegate tasks and be cool under pressure. But as competition heats up in various industries and the marketplace becomes more globally connected, such qualities won’t be enough to ensure a successful project management career. At this point in time, your technical savvy as a project manager is a threshold skill – it just gets you in the conversation.”

The Productivityist Podcast Episode 63: Project Management and You with Cesar Abeid

Productivityist

This week’s episode features a discussion with fellow Canadian and project management professional Cesar Abeid. Project Management for You Amazon Launch Promotion | Cesar Abeid. Is a Projects List Necessary? Project Management for the Masses.

C3: a new approach to Collaborative Project Management

BioTeams

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.

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

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5 Organizational Tips For Smart Business Money Management

Small Business CEO

Personal money management is tough enough, but when you try to manage money for an entire business or brand, things become even more complicated and convoluted. And that’s why there are specialized tools and organizational tips specifically for business finance managers.

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The Role of an Online Business Manager

Office Organization Success

Many business owners are a little confused between an Online Business Manager and a Virtual Assistant – they think they’re one and the same. So in an online business, the Online Business Manager and Virtual Assistant fulfill these same roles.

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3 Ways To Break The Email Habit And Improve Mental Focus

Productivityist

Is there an update on that project?” Now I can access my projects from my desktop, tablet, or mobile device with Asana and not use email as a means to determine what to do next. Asana is a fantastic tool that can completely change how you view email and project management.

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Five personality traits to benefit any project manager

The Small Business Blog

Consider this: two projects are in trouble; one team bring their project to a successful conclusion; the other team fails. Leaving aside the variables, the difference may well be the personality traits of the project managers in charge. Here are five personal attributes that might make one project manager and team more successful than the other. One of the early symptoms of project failure is poor communication.

SPB Named In 100 Top Sites for Effective Project Managers

Simple Productivity Blog

I am very pleased to be included in this list of 100 Top Sites for Effective Project Managers. The post SPB Named In 100 Top Sites for Effective Project Managers appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com.

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.

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.

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How to Beat Task Paralysis

Productivityist

That means it isn’t a task – it’s a project. Then break down that larger item into the smaller tasks that make that item a project. Then feel free to move some of those tasks to your to-do list rather than work of the project lists themselves.

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Project Derailed: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Commercial Construction

Small Business CEO

The majority of commercial construction projects are rarely straightforward and offer plenty of opportunities for cost overruns and other potential problems which could prove a setback when you are working to a deadline. Harmony within the project team.

Every Company Has Projects to Manage – How Do You Manage Yours?

Small Business CEO

Every company on the face of the planet has all kinds of different projects to manage and the size of all the projects vary, some are small close knit teams and others are large scale global projects. … CEO Leadership project management

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.

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How to Manage the Rush Jobs

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Manage the Rush Jobs appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Fifteen minutes later another manager comes by looking for last-minute help with a PowerPoint presentation. Create a chart that shows the projects you are handling and the time required to complete them.

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Time Management, Project Management and Organizational Skills

Office Dynamics

I received many comments about Week #13 of our free webinar series for regarding more tips on time management, task management, project management, and getting organized. Time ManagementI have numerous tips I’ve taught over the years so I will write several short blogs on each topic. Please be sure to check them all out this month.

Time Management, Project Management and Organizational Skills

Office Dynamics

I received many comments about Week #13 of our free webinar series for regarding more tips on time management, task management, project management, and getting organized. Tags: Time Management I have numerous tips I’ve taught over the years so I will write several short blogs on each topic. Please be sure to check them all out this month.

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.

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!).

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. This one applies to pretty much any big project.

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The Flow Easter Sale

Productivityist

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.