Processes & Procedures Project Management
Issue: April / May 2023

Process Mapping: The Visual Storyteller of Project Management

By - March 25, 2023

Process mapping is a powerful tool for improving processes and systems and managing projects, explains Ayanna Castro
Project Management
Issue: December 2022 / January 2023

Avoiding Scope Creep

By - November 25, 2022

Rhonda Scharf explains the three steps to avoid scope creep and keep your project on time and on budget
office move: boxes and packing tape
Project Management
Issue: October / November 2021

Planning and Executing an Office Move

By - September 25, 2021

Ian Shipley shares his experience and lessons learnt when managing an office move
start up fundraising process
Project Management
Issue: August / September 2021

Managing a Startup Fundraising Process

By - July 25, 2021

Gretlin Prukk explains how Assistants can shine during the startup fundraising process
managing expectations on projects
Project Management
Issue: June / July 2021

Managing Expectations on Projects

By - May 25, 2021

Marie Herman shares her top tips for managing expectations on projects to ensure success
Project Management
Issue: September / October 2020

Be a Lean Assistant Using the Poka Yoke Approach

By - September 25, 2020

Daniela Fasano explains the Poka Yoke approach to becoming a lean assistant
Project Management
Issue: March / April 2019

Become a Better Project Manager with Templates and Project Plans

By - March 25, 2019

Julie Perrine explains how to make it simple to streamline projects
Career Development Project Management
Issue: January / February 2017

Project Management and Today’s Admin

By - January 25, 2017

Project management is the future for administrative professionals explains Rhonda Scharf
Processes & Procedures Project Management
Issue: September / October 2015

The Project Mindset

By - September 25, 2015

Big projects require big thinking; make sure you employ a project mindset says Kathleen Drum
Project Management
Issue: September / October 2015

Monday Morning Blues and Email Management

By - September 25, 2015

Inbox overload? Call Max the invisible genie… The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Stephen Covey Sophie works for an international engineering company and is Executive Assistant to the Managing Director Richard Hogan. She has a BSc in History and speaks fluent French. She is based in... Read more »
Business Strategy & Acumen Project Management
Issue: July / August 2015

Project Governance and the Role of the Executive Assistant

By - July 25, 2015

What has Project Governance got to do with the role of the Executive Assistant? asks Richard Arnott
Project Management
Issue: March / April 2015

A New Look at Project Management

By - March 25, 2015

In modern times, project management is a technique utilized in many different fields of application including construction, engineering, industrial, defense (military logistics and organic) and, more recently, the development of software. One of the earliest and most important contributions was given by the American Henry Gantt, who introduced in the early years of the 20th... Read more »
Project Management
Issue: July / August 2014

Meetings – Getting it Right

By - July 25, 2014

Meetings take up vast amounts of time, yet far too often attendees say they have been bored and while physically they have been in the room, mentally they have been somewhere else entirely. Meanwhile, minute takers desperately try to hear, understand, translate and record all at the same time. Too many meetings are appallingly run.... Read more »
Project Management
Issue: July / August 2014

Bring on the breakfast meeting

By - July 25, 2014

The saying goes “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and while I agree, I want to take this adage one step further and claim “breakfast is the best time to meet during the day”. To help communicate this message, and inspired by an increase of breakfast meeting enquiries, we have launched London... Read more »
Project Management
Issue: July / August 2014

The First Steps in Planning a Meeting

By - July 25, 2014

The prospect of planning a meeting can be daunting, especially if you’re new to the task. As with many endeavors, getting started can be the hardest part. It helps if you begin with a good grasp of the meeting itself and the outcome you want to achieve. The more information you gather upfront, the more... Read more »
Project Management
Issue: May / June 2014

How Effective are Your Meetings?

By - May 25, 2014

Meetings are an expensive use of resources. Use Richard Arnott's top tips to make your meetings more effective