Project Management Nuts & Bolts: Tips for the Inexperienced Project Manager
Trainer: Chrissy Scivicque
Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 1:00pm - 2:15pm Eastern Time
More and more, administrative professionals are being asked to manage projects of all types and sizes. This often involves overseeing budgets, defining milestones, delegating tasks, tracking progress, and much more. Project management (PM) is one the most frequently cited in-demand skills for admins, and it’s predicted to become even more essential in the future. If this is an area where you have little experience, now is the time to start learning the ropes. This webinar will help you understand the nuts and bolts so you can feel confident dipping your toe in the waters of project management.
In this session, you will learn how to:
- How to shift your mindset from project “contributor” to “manager”
- How to set yourself up for success from the very beginning
- How to prevent the biggest PM missteps that cause problems
- Essential things you need to know to avoid sounding like an amateur
- Strategies for continuing to expand your PM skills and gain valuable experience
About Chrissy Scivicque: Chrissy Scivicque believes that work can be a nourishing, enriching life experience—and she loves helping professionals discover exactly what that means for them and how to achieve it. Her popular website, EatYourCareer.com, is devoted to this mission. As an award-winning writer, certified career coach and experienced corporate trainer, Chrissy brings a unique perspective to the world of professional development. She is an experienced “unofficial” project manager and the author of the book, “The Proactive Professional: How to Stop Playing Catch Up and Start Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life!).”
Bonus Handout: Project Charter Worksheet
Hot tip: The single most important thing you can do to set yourself up for success from the very beginning of a project is to ask the right questions. New PMs often get in trouble because they make assumptions and don’t dig deep to better understand their goals and parameters.
“Chrissy brought clarity and focus to a lot of the things about being an EA that I’ve experienced over many years, things I may have known about in a nebulous way but never really put into a solid thought. And the fact that She’s been there and knows the in’s and out’s of the job makes her uniquely qualified…She’s given me a boost of confidence!”
– Executive Assistant and Presentation Attendee
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