When hiring a virtual assistant, many business owners think of hiring for ongoing support. As this is definitely a need, there is certainly a time when you may need help with one-time projects.
Want to develop and implement a blog writing campaign for your small business?
Looking for someone to manage your Facebook Ads, from start to finish?
Need assistance launching a successful social media marketing campaign for your newest product?
These types of projects, as well as many others, need the expertise and dedication of a project-based virtual assistant or a project manager.
What is a Project Manager?
A Project Manager takes the lead on the planning, administering, and monitoring of a specific project or program. This person should have experience with the following:
- Creating the “big picture plan” on how the project will be completed
- Organizing each step of the project with specific tasks
- Bringing the right team members together
- Managing the budget for the project
- Making tough decisions throughout the scope of the project
- Ensuring the project delivers the promised results
Let’s take a closer look at each step of the process and how an experienced project manager can successfully implement a large project for your business.
Big Picture Plan
Creating the overall plan for your newest project sets the stage for how successful your project can be. This important step includes a lot of brainstorming, creating goals, and sketching out ideas, in order to develop a final plan for the implementation of the program.
Organize Each Step
Once the big picture has been fleshed out, each step of the process needs to be clearly defined, from start to finish. This is where being highly detailed and organized comes in very handy. Having someone who can see all the necessary details within the large plan will be a huge benefit to the implementation of your project.
Next week we’ll take a look at the last four steps involved with project management.