Project Management Hacks, Tips and Tricks

project management hacks

project management hacksWith these project management tips and tricks, you’ll learn how to reduce administrative glut and get more done!

As project managers, we are often asked to do more with less.  Replying “No” to a request from your leadership team isn’t the wisest career move.  Instead, we need to find creative ways to save time and get more done.

This presentation contains 24 different management hacks that will improve productivity, methodology, meeting management, schedule management and make email and communication easier.   Throughout the presentation, there are various links and references to other websites to further augment your knowledge of practical, prove in practice tips.  I encourage your to check out the links mentioned in the presentation and apply them to your projects.

After all, we’ve got projects to deliver!

Project Management Hack Categories

These project management tips are organized in to the following categories:

  • Methodology Hacks
  • Meeting Hacks
  • Schedule and Task List Hacks
  • Email and Communication Hacks
  • Tool Hacks

Project Management Hacks, Tips and Tricks

Links Mentioned in the Presentation

Articles

Too Many Templates
http://www.projectmanagement.com/articles/241688/Too-Many-Templates

Developing Useful Organization Charts and Communication Plans with MindGenius
http://blog.mindgenius.com/2013/02/developing-useful-organization-charts.html

ToolShop: AgreeDo
http://www.projectsatwork.com/content/articles/274092.cfm
A Better Project Map
www.projectsatwork.com/article.cfm?ID=229167

Mind Mapping a Better WBS
http://www.projectsatwork.com/content/articles/251386.cfm

Mind Mapping a Better View
http://www.projectsatwork.com/content/articles/251522.cfm

Mind Mapping Your Project Schedule
http://www.projectmanagement.com/articles/249260/Mind-Mapping-Your-Microsoft-Project-Schedule

Don’t Fear the WBS
http://www.projectmanagement.com/articles/252435/Don-t-Fear-the-WBS

Project Schedule Control with MindManager
http://www.projectmanagement.com/articles/250052/Project-Schedule-Control-with-Mindjet-MindManager

3 Minutes to Effective Issue Management
www.techrepublic.com/blog/project-management/three-minutes-to-effective-issue-management/3151

Project Manager Challenge: Recognizing Your Contribution
https://www.liquidplanner.com/blog/project-manager-challenge-recognizing-your-contribution/

Managing Deadlines in Microsoft Project
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-manager/managing-deadlines-in-microsoft-project-2007/5141

Add Late Task Indicator Tool to Microsoft Project
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-manager/add-the-late-indicator-tool-in-microsoft-project-2007/3616

Using VBA to Find Late Finish Dates
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/project-management/use-vba-to-find-late-finish-dates-in-microsoft-project-2010/4748

The Behind Schedule Filter
http://www.tacticalprojectmanagement.com/finding-late-tasks-microsoft-project-custom-filters/

Losing Focus How to Avoid Project Squirrels
https://www.liquidplanner.com/blog/losing-focus/

How to check email twice a day or once every 10 days
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2007/03/22/how-to-check-e-mail-twice-a-day-or-once-every-10-days/

Take More Than Notes on your Table with Evernote
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tablets/take-more-than-notes-on-your-tablet-with-evernote/

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