Projects And Beyond – Unleashing The Power Of Project Management Tools

Adriana Girdler

Leverage their versatility to benefit your business! I love the versatility of project management tools and templates, especially when they’re used to enhance business activities …

Leverage their versatility to benefit your business!

I love the versatility of project management tools and templates, especially when they’re used to enhance business activities outside of projects.

Small businesses can benefit from using project management tools and templates to boost their levels of business efficiency and productivity. Let’s look at my favourite versatile project tools.

Risk planning documents

These are critical on projects because let’s face it – risk happens. It’s a reality you will deal with on every single project. By planning for risk – and developing contingency and mitigation plans before risk occurs – you’ll minimize its impact on your project.

The same is true for your business, where planning in advance for the eventuality of risk will lessen any negative impact. You can use risk planning documents to help with yearly planning, or even when you’re working on developing strategy or communications.

When it comes down to it, they’re a great tool for looking at the potential risks associated with anything that is important to your business, and you can put them to good use anywhere you want to minimize the chance that risk will negatively affect your business.

More versatile project tools

These are some of my other favourite project tools which work well outside of projects and can be quite useful for small businesses:

  • Scope statement template
  • Priority matrix tool
  • After action review tool
  • Charter template

In my latest video I explore in greater detail how you can make these project tools and templates work for you in your business. Follow me over to YouTube to learn all about it.

If you want to learn more about project templates, tips, and techniques that you can implement to make all your projects successful, make sure you take a look at my SLAY Project Management course. It includes detailed video instructions that take you step-by-step through every single stage of successfully managing a project.

Adriana Girdler, PMP | Creator of Slay Project Management

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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