Note From Julie: Technology Helps You Be a Better Project Manager

Jul 13, 2018 | Organization, Procedures, Technology

When my husband and I moved three years ago, I fell in love with OneNote! I tracked all of our pre-move apartment hunting and research using OneNote. I kept track of deadlines, address changes, to-dos, research, and more. And it synced beautifully across all of my portable devices so I always had the information I needed when I needed it.

The best part was that I got familiar with how to use the software on a personal project so I could immediately transfer those skills to work projects going forward. During our recent house hunt in Indianapolis, I was able to use several components of my original digital notebook to develop a new project for our current move. Using a project management tool like OneNote made the process incredibly quick and simple to setup and manage, and I didn’t have to start from scratch.

Managing big projects means keeping track of a lot of “moving parts.” And technology can be a huge help in keeping track of all them – if you know what programs to use!

In this week’s feature article, I share some tips on how to become a better project manager. This is a critical skill for assistants to develop, and it’s an area that can expand your opportunities in ways you never imagined. We’re also giving you some suggestions for tech tools that can help with project management, and sharing tips for how to improve your project management skills on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

Even if project management isn’t in your job description, it’s still a valuable skill for admins. And the more tools and knowledge you have at your disposal, the easier it will be to step into the role and prove your competency when the situation presents itself!

Supporting your administrative success,
Julie Perrine

P.S. Organization is a key skill that every admin needs to master. My second book, The Organized Admin can help! Need some extra guidance organizing your work and projects? Check out chapters 10-13! Get your copy here.

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