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Meeting Project Deadlines Using Microsoft Outlook (OUT361E)

Presented by: Karla Brandau, CSPPS
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60 minutes
Event Description
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Plan, Track and Execute Projects on Time Without Using Expensive Software!

Completing projects by the required deadline is a challenge for most project managers. Getting team members on the same wave length, channeling their energy, and keeping them on track to finish on time takes meticulous planning and execution. In the execution phase of a project, Microsoft Outlook is a valid and valuable tool. There is no need to purchase additional expensive project management software.

The first step is to evaluate how your team members are using Microsoft Outlook. If they are using Microsoft Outlook mainly to send and receive email, they are leaving about 85% of the power of Microsoft Outlook unused.

In this session by our expert speaker Karla Brandau, you will learn how the Inbox and Calendar folders work in tandem with the Task folder, overcoming hurdles that delay projects and creating a methodical way to meet deadlines. With Task folder features, you, as the project manager, can receive up-to-date information on the status of completion for assigned tasks for each team member.

If you would like your team to be more productive and keep on top of their project deadlines, sign the entire team up for this webinar. They will learn the secrets of making Outlook a tool for exponential productivity. The tips and tricks for increasing productivity with Microsoft Outlook will help your entire team leave the office on time with a calm feeling that their to-do list is under control.

In summary, this webinar works on an individual basis as it teaches you how to break projects down into components that are finished on time to organizing your day for greater productivity. The instruction will equip you to keep track of important details while finding a permanent home for important communications that waste precious time if you can't retrieve them in a timely manner. When you use the principles taught in your role as a project manager, your team members will stay focused on the critical midpoints as they work effectively and efficiently to the drop dead completion date.

Meeting Project Deadlines Using Microsoft Outlook is a must for project management teams intent on maintaining their institutional integrity by finishing their projects on time. Team members will get tips and techniques for navigating the Outlook folders and how to use little known Outlook features. As 21st Century pressures require all project teams to do more with less and keep on top of projects the features and benefits of Microsoft Outlook provide solid ways to "do it all." Sign your entire project team up and be amazed at the increased efficiency and effectiveness. Your project team will learn the power of disposing of minor details and focusing on high "A" tasks that keep the project moving forward to timely task completion.

Session Highlights:

In this integrated approach to the Outlook folders, you and your project team will learn how to:

  • Use the tasks folder to organize complex work requests
  • Prioritize tasks with easy options to fit your personality and workload
  • Create individual folders for complex tasks
  • Break long term projects into manageable steps and midpoints
  • Keep track of deadlines for midpoints
  • Use the calendar to manage the daily work flow
  • Estimate the time tasks take and complete work in the set time frames
  • Use categories to you sort information in all folders, calendar, contacts, tasks, and email

You will receive instruction on how to:

  • Assign tasks
  • Have project team members send you regular status reports

With this instruction, the daily avalanche of email becomes manageable as your project team learns how to:

  • Quickly sort and prioritize email related to specific projects
  • Use the Rules Wizard
  • Use Quick Steps (a feature of Outlook 2010 and 2013)

With this Meeting Project Deadlines Using Microsoft Outlook instruction, you can be assured nothing slips through the cracks and each team member will be accountable for their tasks.

With this instruction, Outlook becomes a partner in productivity, not just a piece of software on the computer. Attendees learn how to:

  • Use a variety of views in the Tasks folder
  • Differentiate between the Tasks , the To-Do Lists and the To-Do Bar
  • Use the Outlook Calendar to provide a workload overview
  • Pace daily productivity
  • Keep on top of all delegated initiatives
  • Stay on track to finish all tasks by the project deadline

Who should attend?

This time and technology webinar has broad appeal and is instructive for all individuals who want to be more productive. This webinar is a critical element of productivity for:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members
About Our Speaker(s)

Karla Brandau | Outlook Time Management Tips SpeakerKarla Brandau CSPPS
Karla Brandau is a leading authority on time management and team productivity in the workplace. She specializes in combining the power of time management with technology, especially using Microsoft Outlook as a tool to help individuals “get it all done” in less time. She is the CEO of Workplace Power Institute (www... More info

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