Following on from the last blog in the ‘How Virtual Assistants can Help Small Businesses’ series, we are going to look at ideas for outsourcing your project management online. If you missed the last blog, ‘Ideas for Outsourcing your Content Creation Online’, you can catch up with it here.
Project management involves drawing together the necessary resources and relevant individuals to ensure that the common goal is achieved. A structure must be in place to ensure that everybody is on the same page and to keep the project running to schedule. To make sure that deliverables are met it takes somebody to oversee the whole project and to keep on top of its maintenance and management. As this is a very time-consuming task for the typical small business owner, it makes sense to outsource the project management to a virtual assistant (VA). They will have knowledge of the first class solutions available and are very familiar with how these systems operate.
Project Management Tools
As cloud computing has become more and more established in recent months and years, it has become a lot easier for geographically dispersed members of the team to keep in touch. This has led to a proliferation in the growth of specific project management tools designed for this purpose. However, many of these tools are designed for targeted purposes and it can be difficult to choose what tool to use. Nevertheless, the virtual assistant will invariably have had experience in using many of these tools and can advise the small business owner about the initial selection.