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The Only Project Management Tool the New PM Ever Needs

Invest in yourself with some training (without breaking the bank) to help you manage your projects. You’ll impress or even surprise those around you with some new skills.

There’s lots of great tools that Project Managers (PMs) use in their day to day work. You may have heard that Microsoft Project is THE tool that PMs should use to manage projects. But what if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on MS Project or spend time learning how to use a new tool? To use Project effectively you may have to spend a LOT of time to set up the tasks, resources and schedules.  Then you would spend time to maintain the file with the numerous changes that would occur on any large scale project.

Project may be great if you have a large project (i.e., building construction) but for smaller projects, it tends to be overkill. You want to have a tool that doesn’t cost too much and is relatively easy to learn. And added bonus would be a tool that is very widely used.  For some, that tool may already on the computer — Microsoft Excel.

With Excel, you’ll have a tool to do scheduling, budgeting, charting, create checklists and much more. You don’t need to be an Excel expert to create useful files for communicating with stakeholders. It has robust charting capabilities to create effective graphs and flowcharts that can be done up fairly quickly. However if you wanted more complex applications, you can even use Excel to create advanced dashboards to show performance metrics.  It is fairly affordable from free (company provided) to roughly $200 USD.

Have you stared at your Excel worksheet wondering how to do something?  It’s not too different from staring at a blank page wondering how to start writing a paragraph or answering a test question. Excel can be complicated. It can be unforgiving.  But once you know your way around Excel, it can make your life so much easier.

You may be an occasional user, bringing it up when you need it for a specific assignment.  Yes, some of the features are intuitive…click here and something you expect happens.  But what if that didn’t work? You should at least know where to click.  You don’t need to know all the fancy features in Excel, but you want to know where “stuff” is to at least figure out where to go and do something.

For the New Project Manager

Let’s say you only need a simple map to guide you somewhere to do some basic things.

The great thing is that you can learn that “map” for Excel.  It’s not hard.  It doesn’t take too much time.  In fact you can do it in your own time.  In your own space.  Without anyone looking over your shoulder.

Do you have the patience to search all around and piece together the information?  Do you want to go to site A, site B….then to site Z?  Pull all that info into some format for you to understand?  If you can do this great…Google search will definitely help and I applaud you for it.

But what if you don’t have the patience or time?  You don’t want to sift through multiple pages or sites of information and put it into a step by step guide. You want to have a guide,  someone to show you the basic ins and outs of Excel, someone to put it in a step by step process, someone to make it easy to understand.

Why not try the Excel 2010 for the New Project Manager course?  Invest in yourself and get the training. The instructions are online and available 24×7. You can learn the basics of Excel in the comfort of your own home (even take the lesson in your pajamas!).  You can do this at your own pace and on your own time.

For the not-so-new Project Manager

But what if you’ve already been around the block a couple of times? You know how to make some charts, set up a table filter or know how to create basic formulas. You still may want to refresh your skills and there may be some things in the training that you didn’t realize could be done.  Even if it is one thing and that one thing could have saved you hours, it may be well worth it to try out the training.

30-day Refund Policy

Don’t miss the chance to learn new skills or enhance your current skill-set to become a better Excel user.  But what if you don’t think it’s the right thing?  Don’t worry, the course is available on the Udemy platform,  one of the premier marketplaces for online learning.  This course is protected under a 30 day refund policy.  This policy is there to ensure students who begin a course and are not satisfied for any reason can get a full refund on their purchase.

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Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate user of Excel, if you’ve read down this far you probably have the desire to increase your skills in this tool.  Think about it…Excel is likely the most used office spreadsheet program in the world. If you are in a job that uses it, why not improve your skills…not only for your current job, but maybe your future one.  If and when you improve your skills, and people know about it, you will be a  “go to” person. You will be a valued member of the team.  People will ask you for advice and help.  Your value will go up.  But it starts with an investment in yourself.

Take the training now at https://www.udemy.com/excel101-newprojectmanager/

 

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