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. productivity Learning Lab project management

Project Manage like a pro

Practically Perfect PA

Project management is a key skill for PAs these days. So many organisations are recognising that PAs are natural project managers – we are organised, we structure our work in a way that lends itself well to project work and actually we’ve been managing projects for most of our working life! But as usual, most of us are not sent on project management training! Top five blogs for Project Management.

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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. The post How to Speak the Language of Project Management appeared first on Eat Your Career.

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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Project Management: Not my circus

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Project Management TasksNot my circus, not my monkey (Original Polish translation: Nie mój cyrk, nie moje malpy) In simple terms this means ‘Not my problem’ but let’s be honest, ‘not my circus, not my monkey’ is a whole lot more colourful to say and will get you noticed when you say it. This thought or attitude draws […].

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. These are the 3 tools that will help you plan your project that are practical and easy-to-use. As the project proceeds, the drivers may well change.

Project Management 101: Getting to grips with MS Project

Practically Perfect PA

At the recent Future Assistant conference we held a session on Project Management for beginners. It was a really popular session and it made me think that we could do a lot more blog posts on project management, particularly as so many of you are working on your own projects and in supporting project teams.

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. Good ole’ Google calendars are a really quick and simple project management tool. You can manage calendars, projects, tasks, upload documents; in fact you can do all kinds of really neat stuff with this tool.

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.

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? On a contrary to what people believe, project management is not only about new product launch or customers’ orders. Launching a new store is a project. Recruiting new employees is a project.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 Project Management Tips for Introverts

Brilliantly Better

They’re… The post 10 Project Management Tips for Introverts appeared first on Dragos Roua. by Wavebreakmedia – yayimages.com Do you know what do the Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffet, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Google’s Larry Page, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Yahoo CEO Marissa Myers, and former Apple executive Guy Kawasaki have in common? Productivity and Effectiveness

A PMI-ACP Certification is an Excellent Tool for Project Managers – Here’s why

Small Business CEO

In Project Management Agile Scrum practices for cross-functional tools have become catch-lines today. HR Managers and screening assessors of your resume treat certification as necessary validation for the job. … The post A PMI-ACP Certification is an Excellent Tool for Project Managers – Here’s why appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Human Resources careers PMI-ACP professional certifications project management

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. Cesar is the author of the new book Project Management and You, and we talk about why he wrote the book, the struggles he discovered that people have with project management during his research for the book, and how to apply project management beyond the workplace and into your home life. Is a Projects List Necessary?

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.

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. When you think about it, Excel is great at the two things you absolutely need to create a project management tool: date math and maintaining lists.

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. You can see the whole list at: [link]. More great content can be found on the site at SimpleProductivityBlog.com., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ).

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.

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.

Time Management – The Secret to Effective and Productive Project Management

Office Dynamics

24 hours is no longer enough”; another phrase some project managers may have said at one point in time in their career. The field of project management is quite a dynamic one; requiring the skillful management of financial, material and human resources. As a matter of fact, quite a number of project managers spend so much time micro-managing all facets of the project that they overlook the most important aspect of the project – their time.

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 post Task vs. Project: What’s the Difference? Admin tips project management task management time managementThis video is an excerpt from a live training webinar hosted by Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer.

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How to help your Executive allocate resources on projects

Practically Perfect PA

Like most senior level Executives, your boss will be involved in lots of different projects, making the decisions and driving these initiatives forward. If the projects are not managed by a central project management office (and in smaller organisations, this is often the case), then you can add value by helping your Executive plan out […].

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

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. …

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. The C3-CPM approach addresses the hidden side of project management - the people-collaboration-end-result perspective. Context : Why is this project important now?

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

45 Things

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.”

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. In fact, it’s standard practice to build buffers into the variables of a project to allow of delays and over-runs. Flexibility is often built into a project’s time-lines. Recover during later steps : If a project step takes longer than planned, examine time allocations for the remaining steps.

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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. However, after a recent turn of events such as staffing vacancies and promotions, I have found myself providing administrative support to several other key managers while we recruit for vacant positions.

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How to Oversee and Manage a Web Design Project for your Business

Small Business CEO

In this regard, the right management of the whole process is also needed. This is because the web design project is to be carried by the specific requirements of your company, and this is something that can be smoothly carried only by your perfect management and overseeing the whole project.…

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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. Planning a construction projects takes too many details into consideration but even with the best laid plans, there are many internal and external variables to cause the plan to go awry.

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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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Does Your Business Need Project Scheduling Software?

Small Business CEO

… The post Does Your Business Need Project Scheduling Software? CEO Leadership Management Leadership Tools project management project management software Project Management Tools Project Scheduling scheduling softwareIn 1748, Benjamin Franklin said to a young tradesman that “time is money.”

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5 Ways to Efficiently Manage Your Web Design Projects

Dumb Little Man

And with that big number, it is understandable for web designers to be juggling more than one web design project at a time. But how do you keep up with all of the tasks that you need to complete in each project? If you need help organizing all of your projects and making sure that you get to accomplish them more efficiently and on time, then these five productivity tips will surely come in handy. Use a visual project management tool.

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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.

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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. Here, we are going to talk about project management efficiency and I will also throw out some great tips of my own as I have managed many in the past for a wide range of businesses in different sectors. … CEO Leadership project management

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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? The purpose of the first stage of the DMAIC process is to define what the project actually is. the project goals.

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