Project Management

Project-management tips that 'rock'

Fast Company’s Evie Nagy interviewed two rock bands, Wild Party and Protomartyr, to find out how they were able to perform a combined total of 23 shows at this spring’s South by Southwest music festival. The bands shared their advice on showing up prepared, which can apply to project-management scenarios on the road or in your office.

Leading a team when you're not the boss

Being part of a team of equals doesn’t mean individual members lack accountability to each other, Vertical­­­Response CEO Janine Popick writes. Popick offers these tips to help you get results from co-workers when you’re responsible for a shared outcome.

Getting organized in SharePoint

Q. We just switched over to SharePoint 2013. How do I add a library?

Admins take on the energy industry

Administrative professionals are vital to the success of the oil and gas industry, says Brittney Valenzuela, at Kelly Services. It’s no wonder these admins are in high demand.

How to run productive project meetings

Stan Portny, author of Project Management for Dummies, has been writing about improving the efficiency of company meetings for 20 years. Here's his advice on organizing and delegating tasks when you’re the project manager.

How to ensure your admin improvement projects stick

How many times are you asked to make improvements to administrative processes without any real guidance on what to do or where to start? The DMAIC process makes you work through specific activities in a defined structure so that any changes you make to a process will be successful.

SharePoint will infer your permission rules

Q. In SharePoint, if I control ac­cess differently at the folder level than the library, and if the document shows up in another view without the folder, will it have the same access restrictions?

Going from admin to app builder

In four years working as a virtual assistant from Sydney, Australia, Bronwen O’Brien grew frustrated with software that wasn’t meeting her busy business’s needs, so she went out and gathered information about developing something better. She eventually decided to partner with Blue Chili to create her app DigitialSorbet.

Two cures for procrastination

You don't want to do it, you don't know how to do it or you can't imagine when you'll find time to do it. Whatever your excuse for procrastinating, here are two ways to overcome it.

Even more uses for color coding

Look beyond your file folders to organize by color in your office. If you already place urgent papers in a red folder for the boss and all your forms for the accounting department in a green folder, add these steps.