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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 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.

Why I Only Keep 4 Projects In ToDoist


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.

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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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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.

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.

Assessing Projects


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 27

Projects First, Task Second

Productivityist 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.

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.

The Trick to Getting Projects Back on Track


Look at all of your projects. I took a look at all of my projects – active and planned – and wrote each of them down on a large Evernote Post-It note. These were full-blown projects that I wanted to give the proper amount of focus, energy, and time. Project development month.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Make Time For Yourself: 7 Tips For Your Successful Personal Project

Dumb Little Man

You’ve a great idea and a burning desire for a personal project. I’ve completed personal projects such as restoring houses, fixing bicycles, writing books and getting the studio sorted.

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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 – 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Job Seekers Can Project a More Confident Image

On The Job

In her book, “The 11 Laws of Likability,” (Amacom, $16.95), Lederman outlines some ways to bolster your self image and help you project an authentic image that will attract others and help lead you to the success you desire. At the same time, it’s important to give yourself little pep talks so that when you do interact with others, you project more confidence, she says. Even the most confident job seeker has a niggle of doubt every now and again.

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.

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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.

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

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.

Soft Skills Necessary for Project Work

Office Dynamics

Jasmine Freeman, Joan's Chief Executive Assistant answers another question received from one of our readers: What are the soft skills you find necessary for project work? Thanks for the opportunity to share my thoughts with all of you! I really enjoyed recording this series and hope that you found them enjoyable and informative. I feel so blessed to be given this opportunity and I'm thankful for Joan, and all of the growth opportunities she has given me.

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What is a Cash Flow Projection?

Office Organization Success

One important area of your Financial Management System is that of a Cashflow projection. Put simply, a Cashflow projection shows whether your anticipated income will be able to cover your expected (projected) expenses and this report is very beneficial to you in your business. It is an annual report and, if set up correctly, will show you how cash will flow through your business throughout the current financial year.

How to Kickstart Your Book Project

Men With Pens

The site allows creative types to fund their projects, be they books, CDs, movies, works of art, or new toys. The results of my first Kickstarter project were amazing. People need to want to help you fund your project – they’re the ones donating the cash, after all.

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How I Use A Paper Fortune Teller To Decide My Next Project


And it got me thinking: “What if I used a paper fortune teller to help me choose my next project?” ” There are all kinds of ways out there to bring your next idea or project to life. ” So I left choosing the next project I’d work on to chance.

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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. Transition from an EA to a project support manager….watch The post EA to Project Support Manager appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

The 3 Step Secret To Finishing Projects


It’s the projects that take several steps, right? How can you ever finish multiple projects at the same time? Here’s the secret to remember — all projects have a beginning, middle, and end. Keep this in mind and you already have a guide for where you are with a project.

2014 27

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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Why Focus Is Important…At The Project Level

Simple Productivity Blog

How long is it taking you to get your projects done? When your attention is focused on completing 15 projects, some are going to languish while others get the attention. So you complete a few projects, and new ones move to fill their spots. And still you have the projects waiting for you to get back to them. That’s not a good way to get projects done. It’s Multi-Projecting. Let’s say it takes you 3 minutes to switch between each project.

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5 Awesome Tools To Help You Newbie Geeks With Your Open Source Project

Dumb Little Man

If you are one of those passionate IT folks, technical nerds and computer enthusiasts who are still looking for a challenge this year, here may be one that will interest you: an open source project. While being a task management tool, Quire can play a part in your open source project too.

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.

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.

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.

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Online healthcheck complex project risk


In a 12-minute video Michael Cavanagh discusses the difference between complicated and complex projects and describes the additional project management techniques needed to succeed in the latter.