Microsoft Project: An Ultimate Tool For a Successful Project

Features of Microsoft Project

Project managers are the amazing people in companies, that get the job done. They strategize, plan, build, enhance and repair, and finally get the project delivered.

Constantly fighting tight resources, a short timeline, and minimum budgets, they handle multiple projects at the same time, and still are able to deliver to the client.

Their main job is to handle people, tasks, timeline, resources and even the overall Project goals & objectives.

It is not an easy job to be the Project Manager. Since the job is bound to have frequent changes, it can easily become confusing, chaotic and unorganized.

Therefore, it is even more critical that a project manager is a master of the management software that can save his time and increase efficiency.

Using & following a trusted, tested and reliable project management tool, Project Managers make it easy to organize, collaborate, and administer.

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How will a Project Management Software work?

Microsoft Project, the ultimate management software has all the necessary features to help efficiently planning of projects, managing the resources, responding to issues, and keep all the authorities involved.

Regardless of the kind of project you handle, Microsoft Project will create a positive impact in Planning & Executing the project.

  1. Improved Planning and Scheduling

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  • Project planning and scheduling is the primary stage of a Project management which decides the whole flow of the work.
  • With Microsoft Project, managers can easily create an actionable plan and prioritize the tasks to drive the project towards a success.

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  • It becomes easy to allocate resources, identify dependencies, set up deadlines, and to create project deliverables in no time.
  • Microsoft Project helps to lay a strong foundation for a successful project and to efficiently manage the project until the end.
  1. Better Collaboration

  • Teamwork is the mandatory aspect of a successful Project. A team can comprise of members from various departments.
  • They are required to handle their day-to-day responsibilities and to contribute to multiple projects at a time which in turn makes it difficult to be present in all the discussions & meetings.

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  • This communication gap can create unnecessary delays in the projects and problems that can waste a lot of precious resources.
  • A huge advantage of the Microsoft Project is that it makes effective collaborations in a project extremely simple.
  • All the important insights, project timeline and status updates can be accessed by all the authorized team members with a single click and important alerts can be automatically sent to the relevant parties.
  1. Budget Management

  • The ultimate use of the Microsoft Project software is the budget management. Since the resource management becomes effective, its easy to see where the budget is being spent, and if it is allocated properly.

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  • You can then play what-if analysis, and see projections of the project – if it is delayed slightly, delayed a lot, and major breakdowns… what will be the cost of the completed project.
  • It is also effective in real-time management and update of Budget allocation & usage for better understanding and streamlining.
  1. Remote Working

  • In view of the uncertain situations like current pandemic, it is absolutely impossible to stay in touch and discuss physically with all the department.
  • The physical location does not bind modern projects.

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  • It could be tough to manage the scattered workforce With Microsoft Project, it becomes easy to manage and lead the teams effectively.
  • The tasks assigned are clear and legible that there is no chance of confusions or misunderstandings.
  1. Enhanced Productivity

  • Another major advantage of using Microsoft project software is that it optimizes your decision-making process and improves productivity at work.

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  • As all of the important details can be found in a single place, you can always make informed decisions within the shortest time.

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10 Exciting Tips for Engaging on Instagram

In today’s world of information consumption, we are surrounded by media, and its never been more important than now to grab your audience’s attention with high quality content.

Social media channels have made it easy for brands to increase customer engagement not just through text, but through photos, videos & info graphics.

Visual media are increasingly being used by marketers keen to connect with customers – and to have their messages amplified with likes, comments and shares. More products are moving to Instagram than ever.

Too many companies opt for a blanket coverage approach to social media. They share the same posts in the same way to all the channels, and then they question why their followers aren’t engaging with their account.

There isn’t a one fit solution to social media: each network has its own character and audience. To get the most out of social media channels, you need to create strong content – and then use it to start a conversation that is appropriate to that network.

One such trending social media is Instagram. It is a Photo Sharing medium which has entirely changed the way we interact with images and with the brands that post them. It currently has 130+ Million users, using the app every day.

Because of the Instagram’s instant, on-the-go appeal, companies are using it to humanize their brands, with plenty of behind-the-scenes and more informal content, as well as encouraging user-generated content with great success.

Here are some quick tips for engaging on Instagram:

Tips to engage in Instagram

  1. Build a community by putting your official hashtag in your banner heading for fans to know how to tag you.
  2. Show the human side of your brand by mixing behind-the-scenes shots with customer, employee, and producer photos and videos.
  3. Design and lifestyle are the big part of Instagram, so think how your product works in people lives.
  4. Use filters creatively
  5. You can find out more about your Instagram activity through their built-in statistics, so use them to inform your content as your profile evolves.
  6. Don’t be “Salsey” or use blatant product placement. Users of Instagram are media savvy, and they don’t appreciate the community being used as a commercial.
  7. Brands that are popular on Instagram are original and artistic, and they blend the use of Instagram into community building.
  8. Post regularly & use the platform to show your take on current events, holidays & seasons.
  9. Use specific hashtags for promotions. Don’t use too many. Keep it simple.
  10. Blend Instagram with your website for more interactive experience. Instead of simple product pictures you can ask customers to upload their photos and experiences.

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Top 5 cool Career options that rely on Data Analysis

Data Interpretation & Analysis

What Is Data Analysis? And How Can You Start Learning It Today!

Did you know that Data science and Analysis positions are often the hardest ones for a company to fill?

Thanks to exploding demand for data professionals, there are a ton of open roles and not enough candidates to fill them.

Translation? Data analysis is an exciting field to get into and the career prospects are amazing.

Now, just to clear up a common misconception right off the bat: you don’t need to be a math/computer science/coding whiz to land a job in data analysis.

But do you know that you start a career in data analysis if you have no background in it? All you need is to choose right course and guidance.

Today, let us discuss the Top 5 on demand careers tat rely on Data Analysis.

Top Career options that rely on Data Interpretation and Analysis

Popular Careers That Rely on Data Analysis

One really cool thing about gaining data analysis skills is that they don’t lock you into a single career. Sure, you could become a data analyst and stay there for decades if you love it–but there’s also the freedom to pivot in other directions if you choose.

Businesses in nearly every industry use data analytics to power decisions, gain a competitive advantage, boost sales, win new customers, improve internal operations, maximize profits, etc. This makes data analysis skills useful in many roles.

  1. Data Analyst

  • The basics of data analysis involve retrieving and gathering large volumes of data, organizing it, and turning it into insights businesses can use to make better decisions and reach conclusions.
  • To share their findings with business decision-makers, an analyst (or data visualization specialist) may create charts, graphs, etc.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT DATA ANALYSIS AS A CAREER:

  • You can work in a wide variety of industries like healthcare, finance, marketing, fast food, retail IT, etc. Whatever you are interested in!
  • Average salary: $62,453
  • Demand has exploded for data analysts because we are creating more and more new data every day. For example, Google processes 40,000+ search queries every second on average (3.5M searches each day, 1.2 trillion searches per year).
  • And this continues to climb!
  • Data Analyst ranked #35 in Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America, 2020

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  1. Business Analyst

  • They identify meaningful patterns in data to drive business decisions, working closely with business VPs and senior managers.
  • Their duties may involve predictions, optimizations, risk management, and so forth.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT BUSINESS ANALYSIS AS A CAREER:

  • A Business Analyst is mostly concerned with the day-to-day operations of a business and how to fine-tune business processes
  • Great if you’re interested in/have a background in business or finance
  • Less science/math based than the traditional data analyst role
  • Average salary: $68,346

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  1. Product Manager

  • Product managers own and guide the success of products from conception to launch. Each stage requires data analytics!
  • You must analyze the market for trends and problems to solve, leverage data to determine how to improve features, and figure out how to make the product even better in subsequent versions.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT PRODUCT MANAGEMENT AS A CAREER:

  • All businesses have products (services count!). This opens a ton of possibilities as far as what industry or type of company you can work in
  • Great for those coming from a customer-facing background as you can better understand users
  • Average salary: $108,992
  1. Digital Marketer

  • Digital marketers must understand consumer habits/motivations, detect changing trends, and track performance to improve ads, social media campaigns, and SEO strategies.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT DIGITAL MARKETING AS A CAREER:

  • Successful digital marketers must rely on data!
  • Whether it’s identifying user demographics, measuring clicks and conversions to determine campaign success, or sifting through historical data to choose high-performing strategies, data is important
  • Great hybrid role for someone coming from a content creation, advertising, or traditional marketing background
  • Average salary: $57,473

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  1. Quantitative Analyst

  • Quantitative analysts (“quants”) are data analysis professionals who work in the financial industry, leveraging data and data models to manage risk, predict changes in the valuation of stock and bonds, and make data-driven investment decisions.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS AS A CAREER:

  • Great if you love math!
  • Perfect role for someone who can’t decide between tech and finance
  • Usually requires a master’s degree in a related field
  • Average salary: $106,751

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10 Practical Ways to Improve Time Management Skills

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Do you often feel stressed out with too much work or too many responsibilities?

Even if you work harder in completing the tasks, it seems that you have more tasks on hand than you have time to do them…

This creates a feeling of overwhelm, and a sense of being out of control.

Living in such stress and confusion is not really necessary or required.

There’s a simple way. The technique is to organize your tasks and use your time effectively to get more things done each day.

It can help you to lower stress levels and improve your productivity both at work and at home.

Time Management Skills take time to develop and will look different for each person. Finding what works best for you and your busy schedule is key here.

To help you overcome these problems, here are 10 ways to improve your time management skills, get more done in lesser time, and increase your productivity.

  1. Prioritize Your Tasks to Stay focused

  • Before you start work each day, make a list of things that need your immediate attention. You must be able to distinguish between the urgent and the important.
  • Many unimportant tasks can take up much of your valuable time. Often, we actually tend to devote such tasks too much of our energy because they are easier or less stressful to do.
  • However, identifying urgent tasks that need to be completed on that day is critical to your productivity.
  • Once you know where to put your time & energy first, you will start to get things done in the right order, which would work for you and your schedule too.

Get more Things done by prioritizing Tasks

  1. Create a Schedule

  • Carry a Bullet Journal, planner or notebook with you and list all the tasks that come to your mind in it.
  • Then as you complete the tasks, you can check them off. Did you know that checking things off as you complete them actually gives you an adrenaline rush, and will give you a sense of accomplishment and keep you motivated to move to the next task.
  • Having a simple ‘To Do List’ before the start of the day, prioritize the tasks, and focus on essentials. Make sure that these tasks are attainable, too.
  • If there is a big task you need to complete, make that the only thing on your list. You can push the others to the next day.
  • If you haven’t read the Bullet Journal Method, or The One Thing, these are excellent books to get started in your journey to save time & get more done. They both have a following of millions on the Internet.
  • Just check Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook for multiple communities of people.

Create Schedule To manage time effectively

  1. Delegate Tasks & Involve the Team

  • It is quite common for most of us to take on more tasks than what we can complete. This can often result in unnecessary stress and burnout.
  • Delegation does not mean you are avoiding your responsibilities. Instead, you are learning proper management of your tasks. Delegating them to key members of your team, according to their level, skill and expertise helps you to get more done.
  • Plus, everything may not require only you to do it. Proper delegating will not only free up time for you but will help your team members feel like an integral piece of the work puzzle.

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  1. Beat Procrastination

  • Most people, near their end, feel that they have wasted their lives, and their best ideas were never put to test. Most great works of art would not have been produced if people had procrastinated. Yet, often the fear of failure keeps us form doing what we are destined to do.
  • Procrastination is one of the things that has a huge negative effect on productivity.  It can result in wasted time and energy.
  • Procrastination could be a major problem in both your career and your personal life.
  • We tend to procrastinate when we feel bored or overwhelmed. Try to schedule in smaller, fun activities throughout the day to break up the more difficult tasks.
  • This will help you to get stared, and get more done. Once the momentum kicks in, you are on a ball.

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  1. Set up Deadlines

  • For whatever task you have at hand, you must set a realistic deadline and stick to it as much as possible.
  • Once you set a deadline, it may be helpful to write it on a post it note and put it near your workspace. This will give you a visual cue to keep you on track of your task.
  • You can also set a Tomato Timer, which will set a timer for 25 minutes, which is about the time it takes to stay focused and get something worthwhile done.
  • Challenge yourself and meet the deadline. You may reward yourself for meeting a difficult challenge. All these will give you a dopamine rush to your brain, and keep you going for long.

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  1. Avoid Multitasking, Focus on Single-Tasking

  • Most of us were taught that multitasking is an efficient way of getting things done, but the truth is that we do better when we focus and concentrate on one thing. Finding your ONE THING is the Key to getting more done, according to Gary Keller & Jay Papasan, the authors of the New York Times bestseller, The One Thing.
  • Multi-tasking hampers productivity and should be avoided to improve time management skills. Make use of to-do lists and deadlines to help you stay focused!
  • Do one thing at a time, and focus on it only. This way you can do better at what you’re doing. Wait until you finish one before starting another.
  • You’ll be surprised by how much more you’re able to get done.

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  1. Deal With Stress, Actively

  • Stress often occurs when we accept more work than we are capable of accomplishing. The result is that our body starts feeling tired, which can affect our productivity.
  • The key is to find what works for you when it comes to lowering your stress response.
  • If you do not have time for anything else, try a couple of Breathing Techniques.
  • These can be done in a few minutes and have been proven to lower stress-inducing hormones. Yoga or Meditation can also help you de-stress.

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  1. Learn to Say No

  • At times, you’ve got to politely refuse to accept additional task, if you think that you’re already overloaded with work. Take a look at your to do list before agreeing to take on extra work.
  • Saying No doesn’t come naturally to most of us, but is an essential skill, similar to Delegating, that will help you achieve more.
  • Many people worry that saying no will make them look selfish, but the truth is that saying no is one of the best ways to take care of yourself and your time. Treat your time with respect, and don’t let unnecessary activities hog it.
  • When you take care of this important activity, you’ll find that you have more energy to devote to the important things, which the people around you will ultimately appreciate.

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  1. Take Regular Breaks

  • Whenever you find yourself feeling tired and stressed, take a short break of about 10 to 15 minutes. Too much stress can take a toll on your body and affect your productivity.
  • You can even schedule your break times. It helps you to relax and get back to work with more and renewed energy later.
  • If you know a break is coming, you’ll likely be able to overcome boredom or a lack of motivation to push through the task at hand.
  • Take a walk, listen to some enlightening or motivating music, or do some quick stretches. The best idea is to take a break from work completely and spend time with your friends and family.

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  1. Start Early

  • Most successful people have one thing in common — they get up early, and start the day way early, as it gives them time to sit, think, and plan their day.
  • When you get up early, you are more calm, creative, and clear-headed. As the day progresses, your energy levels start going down, which affects your productivity, motivation, and focus.
  • If you’re not a morning person, you can just try waking up thirty minutes earlier than your normal time. You’ll be amazed by how much you can get done in that bit of time.
  • If you don’t want to use it to work, use it to do a bit of exercise or eat a healthy breakfast. A bit of Yoga and 20 minutes of silent meditation can help you focus better too.
  • This kind of routine will also contribute to your productivity during the day.

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Conclusion

When you get clear about your tasks, your priorities, responsibilities and your life, you’ll be more focused and get more done in less time.

Good time management requires a daily practice of prioritizing tasks and organizing them in a way that can save time while achieving more.

It is a personal victory, and a professional one too.

It is time to move out of your comfort zone, and reach your true potential.

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5 Impressive Features of Power Point You Never Knew

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Been using PowerPoint For Long?

See if you know these hidden features to make impressive presentations & Seal The Deal!

They say a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words. The most memorable presentations are those that not only deliver powerful content—but also include visual appeal.

Microsoft PowerPoint has the much-needed powerful and visual punch to make your live presentation or video conferences awesome.

You can create unique storytelling opportunities that will captivate your audience, whether your deck will be client-facing, or you are presenting internally.

A recent Forbes survey found that 70 percent of workers agree that presentation skills are critical to their success at work. Even if all the employees are believed to have Microsoft Office Proficiency, the same survey finds that workers’ skills may not be up to par, with nearly half of those surveyed (46 percent) admitting to dozing off and losing interest during work meetings and presentations.

To compile a compelling presentation, you must first understand all that your slide presentation software has to offer. Today’s design tools and features are more impressive than ever.

Let’s just talk about a few interesting featured of Microsoft PowerPoint to help you create dynamic & memorable Presentation.

5 important Feature of PowerPoint

Designing slides has never been easier

Create well-designed, impactful slides with the help of Designer and Ideas in PowerPoint. This simple feature can add the extra oomph to make your slides look sexy and well thought of.

The new Designer feature can provide you with more than 10 different ideas to present your boring slides into visual treats, with Smart Art, Colors, Positioning & Style

3D isn’t just for the movies

Now you can easily insert 3D objects and embedded animations directly into PowerPoint decks from your own files or a library of content.

With this feature, you can make your presentations come alive with some action, subtle movements, and captivate audience easily, in the first time!

Interact naturally using voice, touch, and ink

Easily ink onto a slide, then convert handwritten notes into text and make hand-drawn shapes perfect in seconds.

With your own handwriting, and the ability to draw on the spot to explain complex points, it becomes way easier to engage the audience and make gains in their attention span.

Nail your next presentation

With Presenter Coach, practice your speech and get recommendations on pacing, word choice, and more through the power of AI.

Practicing with this simple feature, your presentation skills will shine. Now you can make a stellar presentation deck, and then present it with flair, with the right words, speech, pacing and hand gestures.

Be on the same page

Collaboration is the key in getting multiple team members to share ideas, and provide inputs to you to build a better proposal to pitch your ideas & seal the deal.

Always know where you are in the editing process. With the while you were away feature, track recent changes made by others in your decks. With this, collaboration is a breeze.

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