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.

The plan for a successful project

ProAssisting Blog

Office Managers E-Learning Modules Outline E-Learning Modules: Part 1 Contact Us Enrollment Login All Posts, Organization, (0) Comments The plan for a successful project Submitted by Ethan on March 09, 2010 at 03:10 PM As an assistant, you’re going to be tasked with completing both large and small projects. Take a look: Outline for a successful project 1. This is especially helpful when working with a number of different people on the project.

2010 580

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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?

2020 186

Editing Life: Projects

Simple Productivity Blog

Now that I am reconsidering what I want my life will look like after COVID, I am looking at editing my projects. The post Editing Life: Projects appeared first on Laura Earnest. When I was young, I believed I could do everything.

2020 130

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.

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.

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. Project-Management.com.

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 […].

5 Career Tips for Project Managers Post-Pandemic

Dumb Little Man

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.

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 […].

2019 158

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? Use a visual project management tool.

2020 233

How To Prepare For Home Improvement Projects

Dumb Little Man

Most of us will never make a discovery like this in our homes, but it’s still important to know what you’re getting into before starting a renovation project. Last year, home renovation plans were at an all-time high as 51% of homeowners had some sort of project on their mind. But DIY projects don’t always save money and time in the long run – in fact, quite often it is the opposite. The project scope was changed mid-way through.

2019 196

10 Painless Time-Tracking Apps For Your Creative Projects

Dumb Little Man

This will improve project management and save time on your work. 10 Time-Tracking Apps For Your Creative Projects. Users can also employ the Reports feature to make forecasts on the project. With this, it is easier to estimate how long a project may take to accomplish.

2020 185

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.

2013 155

Ask the veteran: What makes a project successful?

Admin Pro Today

Project ManagementThis content requires a subscription. PLEASE LOGIN. Email Address: Password: Forgot Password? |. Setup Username/Password. Subscribe today to get: The nation's premier newsletter for administrative professionals. Unlimited access to AdminProToday.com — updated daily! Skill-building online training, plus valuable forms, templates, skills assessments and more. Expert advice on office technology, business communication, workplace politics and personal development.

2021 40

Why Software Projects Fail

The Small Business Blog

According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), 32% of project failures are attributed to inaccurate requirements gathering and management. This is especially the case with complex, long-term projects, since 40.4% of projects contain more than 500 requirements. Guest Blog fail failure planning projects requirements management software

2013 147

The Five Phases of Project Planning

Ian's Messy Desk

Allen goes on to say, this is an ideal model for planning projects. Brainstorming – Brainstorming generates the ideas for moving the project to completion. Writing also helps keep the focus on the project at hand. What is the immediate action required to move the project forward on every front. David Allen says, regardless of task size, the human brain goes through a Natural Planning Model.

2012 139

Podcast 067: Project strategies

Clutter Coach

The post Podcast 067: Project strategies appeared first on Clutter Coach. by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! Got a big event coming up? Here’s how not to go crazy and get the wrong things done. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

2017 100

EA to Project Support Manager

Practically Perfect PA

Project management skills were always at the forefront and something I have strongly built on and now very interested in specialising in. Now – I am at a crossroads – our company has been acquired by a much larger global organisation and even though I am going across as an EA I am hoping to explore my options further and hopefully find myself working in a project support/manager role within the finance or HR sectors. Transition from an EA to a project support manager….watch

2015 160

What is Project Coalesce?

The Marq

That’s Project Coalesce. Project CoalesceWhen I was in my late teens, working for a very nice man, I got into a political discussion with him. He told me I should never talk to people about their politics, religion or how to raise kids.

2020 52

Simplifying Getting Things Done: Projects

Simple Productivity Blog

Today we are going to look at simplifying the concept of a Getting Things Done project. The post Simplifying Getting Things Done: Projects appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. One of the things about making a productivity system that fits how you work is to understand the concepts of other systems. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ).

2014 175

6 Summer Project Ideas for Your Business

Tips From T. Marie

And that makes it a great time to take on a summer project. If you don’t know where to start, below are 6 summer project ideas for your business. Making time for yourself is one of the best summer project ideas for summer. Create an online course which can be an additional stream of income for your business Of course you aren’t limited to these ideas, you may have a different project in mind. Tonight, the Strawberry Moon will rise, the first full moon of Summer 2019.

2019 110

How to Complete Projects on Time and on Budget

Small Business CEO

Time is a huge factor in determining the success of any project. Despite this, research from Project Smart has found that just 10% of projects are delivered on time. … The post How to Complete Projects on Time and on Budget appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

2021 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. However I was lucky enough to work with some consultants who were trained in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies used for business improvement projects. The purpose of the first stage of the DMAIC process is to define what the project actually is. the project goals.

2013 184

Gratitude Project

Office Dynamics

Gratitude Project. The second activity I encourage you to experience is the Gratitude Project. The post Gratitude Project appeared first on Office Dynamics. One of our favorite things is the “Daily Huddle.” ” Our team gets together briefly each morning to talk about one of our 5 Pillars or a foundational element to the Pillars. We build upon the strength of each Pillar with these resources by educating ourselves, exercises and open discussion.

2013 122

3 Ways To Keep Projects Moving Forward

Simple Productivity Blog

Have you ever been excited to start something, only to have that interest wane and the project fizzle out? In July we are going to look at projects: how to pick what to do, how to get started, how to move forward consistently, how to fix stalled projects, and what to do after you finish a project. Today we look at how to keep projects moving forward. The post 3 Ways To Keep Projects Moving Forward appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2015 152

Our Food Truck Project

Small Business Labs

Emergent Research  (that's us) just kicked off a new project on the economic impact of food trucks in San Francisco. It's an exciting project with the added benefit of expense account dining at SF food trucks, certainly some of the best in the nation.   On the off chance you haven't noticed, the food truck phenomenon has taken the nation by storm. 

2012 151

Life Reboot: Thinning Projects

Simple Productivity Blog

In the last article , I talked about how to figure out what your projects are. If your project list doesn’t seem do-able, it could put you off working on them; or it might prevent things from getting done in a reasonable amount of time as you try to tend to far too many things. In that case, you need to thin your project list. For each of your outstanding projects, you need to look at it closely and ask yourself: Do I need to do this? Gracefully Dumping Projects.

2012 151

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.

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. 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. Throughout it all, you should be able to keep track of all the details and organize several different project-related activities at the same time.

Avoid Overwhelm When Starting a New Project

Step It Up VA Coaching

For the past month you’ve been planning, and the ideas for new projects and collaborations were flowing. Just how do you keep this big new project of yours off the back-burner, and NOT be overwhelmed? Take an hour to write down your goals for the project. Post them in the most visible spot in your workspace to give the project priority status. ” Think about your project as a series of easily achieved goals that lead to your desired end result.

2012 147

Projects First, Task Second


Productivityist.com by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact Projects First, Task Second Posted on 03/06/2013 // 1 Comment I used to focus on individual tasks over the projects — if any — that they were assigned to in my task management system. What happened was I got things done, but things were spread out amongst multiple projects so it took me longer to complete any one project. But you should really look at projects first…and tasks second.

2013 81

Episode 9: How To Pick Your Next Project

Simple Productivity Blog

You have a list of projects. Today I will give you a way to rank your projects to make it a bit easier to figure out which one to tackle next. The post Episode 9: How To Pick Your Next Project appeared first on Laura Earnest. How do you know which one to focus on? It all comes down to return on investment, at least in terms of time and energy. Podcast

2019 100

Gratitude Project

Office Dynamics

Gratitude Project. The second activity I encourage you to experience is the Gratitude Project. One of our favorite things is the "Daily Huddle." Our team gets together briefly each morning to talk about one of our 5 Pillars or a foundational element to the Pillars. We build upon the strength of each Pillar with these resources by educating ourselves, exercises and open discussion. We try to capture those huddles by recording them and sharing some highlights.

2013 103

Quick Biz Tip: Project Planning

Office Organization Success

Create a timeline for your projects – this takes away a lot of the overwhelm as you can see what you need to do when. Creating a project planning calendar to map out key activities and tasks is a great, low-cost way to do this. Quick Biz Tip

2012 143

The Emerging Project Economy

Small Business Labs

Over at the MBO Partners Consulting Blog, Jay Lash's essay The Way Work Gets Done in the Emerging "Project Economy" examines the shift to project-based work.    Key quote on companies shifting to project-based work: "Instead of building a large and expensive management infrastructure that previously comprised most growing corporations, work is now sliced and diced into bits of work called “projects.”

2011 138

Team Productivity Low? 5 Tips For Every Aspiring Project Manager Out There

Small Business CEO

But here’s to people who run teams, the Project Managers. Several qualities of excellent project managers differentiate them from their other team members, and rightly so. It’s no big secret that being a Project Manager is not everybody’s cup of tea.

2021 68

How To Pick Your Next Project

Simple Productivity Blog

How many projects do you have going on right now? The post How To Pick Your Next Project appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. I would wager that it's more than one. And I would also guess there are more waiting to be done. Today we look at how to pick what to do and get it started. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ). Productivity

2015 139

Assessing Projects


After assessing my priorities first, the next thing to look at during my reassessment were my projects. This took some time as I''ve got many projects in various stages of completion, and the tough part was making sure I placed them in one of the following categories: Pursue: Keep moving forward on the project. Pause: Put the project on hold for a period of time. Punt: Toss the project altogether. (I Various Comedy/Fiction Projects.

2013 66

How To Get Funds For Your Mobile App Development Project

Dumb Little Man

Is it possible to raise funds for your mobile app development project like you can for most business ventures? It is the most dependable source of funds for your app development project because you do not need to convince investors with proposals and presentations for them to fund you. They can easily give you seed funding to start your app development project. These individuals can fund your entire project if your app idea is achievable and your plan is detailed.

2017 157

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. As a result, deadlines are missed and the project faces absolute failure. So, what can you do to make a project successful? How do you ensure that your project gets completed on time and on budget?

2018 167

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.

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.