Why choose Project Assistant to manage your next project

Project Management Software Services

The concept for Project-Assistant has evolved over 40 years of experience in planning, managing, developing methodologies, training, and consulting with all types of organizations from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.
Why We're Building Project-Assistant

We are passionate about helping beginners, individuals, and organizations improve their project results.

  • Everyone over the age of 8 and who is still active does projects. Yet most business projects do not produce the expected result. When assigned a project, beginners in small to mid-size organizations usually wing it, meaning their organization has not provided a workflow for doing projects. We want to help beginners learn as they do their projects with an assistant that offers practical guidance when required. We want to simplify best practices and help reduce beginner uncertainty, confusion, and stress. 

PROVEN PRINCIPLES

Our extensive experience has found that organizations succeed when applying these four simple principles.  

  • Teams succeed when all members collaborate and follow a defined workflow.

  • Projects produce specific deliverables, focus on creating deliverables.

  • Companies do projects to improve measurable results and create their future.

  • Successful projects create the desired behaviors for using the deliverables.

How Can We Reduce Project Problems?

Reduce project problems by following a tailored project workflow.

  • A survey of over 3K PM training attendees identified people issues as the common theme. The analysis determined people issues as the symptom, the core problem is lack of following a defined process or workflow. If you have processes for running the business, you also need processes or workflows for changing the business. Starting projects with a smart template that contains a tailored project workflow will produce consistent results.

What's a Project?

Projects produce deliverables and create change.  

  • A deliverable is a thing; projects create things that currently don't exist or modify existing things. A deliverable should sound like a noun. Describe deliverables as things so they can be easily recognized. Identify required deliverables by determining what things need to be created or changed to accomplish the project's goals. Using a project's deliverables creates business change.

Why Do Companies Do Projects?

Business projects produce desired measurable results and create the company's future.

  • We can measure results, Increased revenue, decreased expenses, decreased defects, etc.; these are all results. Advances in technology will continue at a rapid pace, customer needs are constantly changing. If you're not moving forward, your competition is. Therefore, you're going backward. If you're not creating continuous desirable change, you risk becoming obsolete.

What's a Successful Project?

Successful Projects produce expected business results by creating desirable machines and human behavior.

  • We want people, computers, and machines to apply the new solution in a particular way. We want employees to use the new software, follow the new procedure, we want customers to buy the new product, these are all behaviors. We produce the expected measurable results when the humans, computers, and machines behave in tandem using the project's deliverables.

Our learnings, guide our decisions on
what features to include as well as what not to include in Project-Assistant.

Basic Project-Assistant:

  • Start projects from smart templates.

  • Create documented project plans

  • Brainstorm with a drag-and-drop framework 

  • Consider advice and alerts

  • Monitor items that need attention

Template Management:
  • Create smart templates 
  • Manage smart templates

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Users: 
Experienced Individuals and Teams

Use Project-Assistant to help improve your project results and share your best practices with beginners.

  • Because many projects fall into specific categories or types, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel with every project. Users can follow customized smart templates that contain a project’s workflow – save, reuse, and improve these templates at will. This allows businesses and nonprofits to document a process, improve measurable results, and iterate it faster and more efficiently the next time.

Beginner Individuals and Teams

Use Project-Assistant's Smart Templates to start with what's been proven and learn best practices.

  • Everyone over the age of 8 and who is still active does projects. Yet most business projects do not produce the expected result. When assigned a project, beginners in small to mid-size organizations usually wing it, meaning their organization has not provided a workflow for doing projects. We want to help beginners learn as they do their projects with an assistant that offers practical guidance when required. We want to simplify best practices and help reduce beginner uncertainty, confusion, and stress. 

Project Management Office (PMO)

Build custom Smart Templates to guide, monitor, and train your organization's beginners.

  • The PMO doesn’t have time or resources to train all collaborators, yet everyone is foundational to the project’s success. Project-Assistant.com helps the PMO or experienced individual create custom project smart templates containing tailored workflows with guidance for the individuals and teams. 

Companies

Establish a culture of creating continuously improving results while building your desired future.

  • We can measure results, Increased revenue, decreased expenses, decreased defects, etc.; these are all results. Advances in technology will continue at a rapid pace, customer needs are constantly changing. If you're not moving forward, your competition is. Therefore, you're going backward. Will you be ready for the disruption that artificial intelligence (AI) will create? If you're not creating continuous desirable change, you risk becoming obsolete.

Business and Personal Consultants

Build Smart Templates for each service you deliver customized for each client to improve their results.

  • Consultant's subject matter knowledge may not include workflow design, development, and implementation. Using Project-Assistant's smart template feature will help consultants build custom workflows for guiding their clients at the client's pace. Using repeatable Smart Templates will enable consultants to work with more clients and deliver predictable outcomes.​