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. Core Skills Office Technology admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant MS Project Office manager PA Personal Assistant Project Management technology Virtual Assistant

The plan for a successful project

ProAssisting Blog

Whether tackling this year’s holiday cards, planning a multi-leg trip for 3 executives or just ordering lunch for the board meeting, each project can be thought of using the below “outline&# to achieve maximum success. Take a look: Outline for a successful project 1.

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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. Top five blogs for Project Management.

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.

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.

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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.

2013 172

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.”

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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.

2013 134

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.

2014 227

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.

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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? 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.

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

2013 238

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.

DIY Projects for Your Business

Small Business CEO

Though some aspects of a business are better taken care of by consultants, contractors, and outside professionals, there are many DIY projects that you can accomplish just fine. … Marketing business branding DIY projects

2017 66

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.

2012 196

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.

2012 192

5 Innovative Green Building Ideas For New Architecture Projects

Eco-Office Gals

Especially in the last 10 years, we have seen countless commercial projects realign their sustainability priorities. Additionally, the number of tax incentives and grants available to solar projects make the cost benefits more attractive.

2018 130

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.

2018 198

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.

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.

2015 181

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 115

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.

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

CloudChat for your business or project

The Small Business Blog

Read the… Read the full article here: CloudChat for your business or project on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Real-time communication is an important part of successful remote working.

2013 205

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. Guest Blog Cloud Computing project management SaaS

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.

Deconstructing Getting Things Done: Vertical, Natural Project Planning

Simple Productivity Blog

Chapter 3 talks about project planning, and gives you a more intuitive method: natural project planning. The post Deconstructing Getting Things Done: Vertical, Natural Project Planning appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2014 226

Tips for Saving a Project in Trouble

On The Job

Projects run into trouble every day , but when it’s your project, your job and your reputation on the line, it can seem like a very big deal. AB: In your experience, what’s the most common way a project runs into trouble?

2014 158

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 138

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. 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. Using Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, or iCal is one of the best things you can do to manage projects.

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 135

Project Puts Productivity Tips to the Test

On The Job

In his new book chronicling his project, Bailey says he found some of the most helpful advice came from successful executives.

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Project Works Still Goes On…

Office Organization Success

These are just a few of the projects I get to work on each week. Another week blighted by snow; another snow day and two-hour delay <sigh> I heard on the news earlier in the week that one day winter will be over and spring will be here! Still, the weather hasn’t put a dampener on me helping out my clients! I’ve worked on: >> Setting up a teleclass campaign in Infusionsoft. >>

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Assessing Projects

Productivityist

After assessing my priorities first, the next thing to look at during my reassessment were my projects. Pause: Put the project on hold for a period of time. Punt: Toss the project altogether. (I Various Comedy/Fiction Projects.

2013 86

Sustainable Materials for Self-Build Projects

Eco-Office Gals

When it comes to choosing and installing sustainable materials for self-build projects, it can seem a little confusing without expert assistance. You should also consider using timber frames for your next self-build project.

2012 176

Coworking Labs - Our New Research Blog for our Coworking Project

Small Business Labs

Carolyn is leading the coworking study and Steve is a member of the project team.   We will be reporting on the project and coworking in general on our new CoworkingLabs project blog.      Our project plan is to: 1. 

2010 147

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.

2017 57

Why I Only Keep 4 Projects In ToDoist

Productivityist

The features of ToDoist, the feel of it, the platforms it’s on, and the price of it (free if you want) make it unbeatable for task and project management. One of the problems was that I had very similar projects that continued on forever.

2015 113

12 Ways A Project Plan That Will Get Things Done

Dumb Little Man

Do you want to know how to plan a project that will get actually get things done? Improvisation is great for comedy, but getting a project done on time and within budget is no laughing matter. Project planning takes work! Let’s get down to how to plan a project.

2016 183

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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Mastering Project Management - Webinar

Office Dynamics

Find the best way to manage your projects – without letting them manage you! Mastering Project Management. 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. She'll answer your questions in a new interactive webinar called Mastering Project Management.

Finding Experts Who Want to Help With Your Writing Project

Daily Writing Tips

” And you’ve wondered what it takes to get a world-famous expert of your own, one who could answer the nagging technical questions that come up in your writing project. Tell them a little about your writing project.

2018 69

June's 30-Day Project

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 « Why not tell the inner mule to get moving?

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