Posts tagged Project Management
Managing Scope Creep as a Freelance Entrepreneur

Even if you don't have a lot of freelance clients yet, it's really important for you to be aware of (and prepared for) scope creep because you will inevitably encounter it at some point in your freelance career. In fact, I had to deal with it just yesterday.

Scope creep refers to a situation in which you and a client have agreed to the terms of working together and you've set a price that is based on your understanding of what you're responsible to do. But over time, the client starts to expect more. Essentially, the working relationship that you set up and thought you understood with the client has changed and now they're expecting you to do more for the same amount of money.

This post goes into the ways to avoid scope creep to begin with, but also offers strategies in case you're having to deal with it already. 

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Using a Weekly Sprint on Your Project Management Tool

If you've been following this blog for any amount of time, you know that I advocate frequently for using a project management tool such as Trello or Asana to keep track of all of your tasks.

In fact, I have various Asana boards to which I am assigned on behalf of my clients and I use my own series of Trello boards for a number of different projects. I have several different Trello boards, all operating at the same time, some of which are for my personal use but mostly for my team.

I recently discovered however that while Trello or any project management tool can significantly help you in figuring out what you need to outsource and what everyone's working on at any given time, if you have too many balls in the air, it can be too difficult to keep track of.

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When & Why Hiring A Project Manager Makes Sense

This post discusses why outsourcing to a virtual assistant, online business manager and/or project manager, can be a key enabler for growing your online business. In it, I talk about when each of these outsourcing options makes the most sense, and how each role offers specific benefits. I also focus on how the right project manager can make all the difference as they convert your ideas into meaningful action steps.

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Asana vs. Trello for Managing Teams of Online Freelancers

Tracking a project may sound simple enough to do but add marketing your own business while delivering on client work or even managing multiple business streams supported by team members located across several time zones... and the old-fashioned to-do list will not cope.

With this in mind, I decided to put together a quick video that talks about two web-based project management tools that have gained popularity in recent years: Asana and Trello. I currently use both- Asana for client-related work, and Trello for my own business.

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The Weekly Review

Wouldn't it be amazing if you could get ahead of your to-do list, know exactly what's on your (and your digital team’s) plate and even have the capacity to plan ahead a few months? 

With this one planning tool - you can!  

This video recording will introduce you to my Friday Review System. In it, I take you through how I plan task assignments and project deliveries in my own business, and keep myself and my team accountable. 

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