Project Management Tips and Best Practices For Administrative Professionals
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Refine your organizational skills to keep your projects on time, on budget, and on target.You've learned the basic techniques of project management. You've mastered the planning, executing, reviewing, and revising skills making the difference between success and absolute failure. You are good at getting the different players and stakeholders to provide information or direction and to show up for important milestones along the way. Now you're ready for this material to hone your organizational skills, communicate even more effectively, avoid major project pitfalls, and work well with others to meet project deadlines and objectives. Build on your fundamental knowledge and bring in your projects on time, on budget, and on target. Expand your capacity to balance day-to-day work and these special PM assignments.
AuthorsRebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D., Advantage Leadership, Inc.
Build on Your Fundamental Knowledge
• What Are Your Strengths and Challenges Managing Projects as an Administrative Professional Now?
• What is a Project?
• Where do PM Standards Come From?
• How Does Something Become a Best Practice?
• Project Life Cycle
Hone Organizational Skills
• Skills to Lead Project Successfully
• Skills to Manage Project Successfully
• Managing Time Proactively
Communicate Even More Effectively
• What is Your Most Effective Communication Zone?
• Using Active Assertive Communication
• Mastering Active Listening
• Managing Project Communication Through RACI
• Meeting Challenges With Stakeholders, Dispersed Teams, and Virtual Teams
Avoid Major Project Pitfalls
• Common Pitfalls and Their Remedies
• Analyzing Risk
• Establishing an Early Warning System
• Escalating Risk Proactively
• Expecting the Unexpected
Meet Project Objectives
• Establishing and Clarifying Concrete Objectives
• Developing More Detailed Plans to Reach Objectives
Bring in Projects on Time, on Budget, and on Target
• Executing Detailed Project Plans
• Managing Exceptions and Deviations From Plans
• What Management Wants to Hear in Your Reports
Continuous Improvement as a Way of Life
• Implementing Lessons Learned Throughout Project
• Going Beyond Lessons Learned
• Keeping Project Data; Key Measurements