Project Management for the Agile Assistant

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Project Management of the Agile Assistant

Successfully manage projects while being innovative, responsive and in control


“Your brain is a crappy office. It’s meant to have ideas, not hold them.”
David Allen, author of Getting Things Done

Administrative professionals are constantly working from their ever-changing to do lists. Over time the lists get longer and longer and yet working hours don’t change. Oh and if you are an executive assistant you are probably tracking your executive’s tasks, too. Oh… and the tasks of everyone from that meeting you took minutes for and were asked explicitly to make sure “everyone does what they promised in that meeting.”

Noooooow… add complexity such as managing a project like an offsite event, policy review, or office move and it’s no surprise that you can’t easily prioritize your to do list.

What if I told you there was a better way? A roadmap to better move your tasks along?
That’s an example of what Agile does. Combine it with project management skills and you will be able to get your task under control, reprioritize in minutes instead of hours, and manage projects successfully.

This course is for you if you…

  • Want a better way to track your overflowing to do list
  • Would like to enhance your skills by learning the principles of project management
  • Are interested in learning more about Scrum and Kanban
  • Want to embrace tech to help you digitally track and implement your special projects
  • This course is designed for administrative professionals including office managers, administrative assistants, personal assistants, executive assistants, chiefs of staff and more

What you will learn

  • The origin story of Agile
  • The difference between Scrum and Kanban
  • How to properly scope a project
  • How to properly run a daily stand-up and the important questions to ask to keep the work aligned with the goals
  • Tools to measure the success of your project
  • The importance of a productive retrospective
  • How combining Agile methodologies with basic project management skills can make you an expert PM
  • How to gain control of your daily to do list
  • Ways to track more complex projects through technology to help eliminate redundant meetings, improve clarity and keep to timelines

Your Instructor

Lauren Bradley

Lauren Bradley

The Officials

Lauren has held every admin and assistant title under the sun including Office Manager, Virtual Assistant, EA to the CEO and private PA to HNWIs. She is a former OfficeNinjas All-Star winner and founder of The Officials. She is passionate about empowering admins and assistants.