6 Reasons to use a VA as your next Project Manager

Project Management is the application of processes, skills, knowledge and tools to achieve the projects’ objectives. It is something that is needed and for the success of a project. A project manager, therefore, is the person in overall charge of the planning and execution of a project (something that is temporary with a defined beginning, middle and ending). It refers to someone who has a talent for being organised, efficient and meticulous. A project manager handles an entire project from conception to completion, and manages each step of the process to ensure that tasks are completed; deliverables and deadlines are met; and issues obstructing the finished project are removed and dealt with appropriately.

Using a virtual project manager will allow you to:

  • utilise your resources in the best way possible: the team members will report directly to the manager.
  • take advantage of the big business experience on a small business budget: your virtual project manager is only employed for the duration of the project at a few hours a day or week, and you only pay for the time that you use.
  • sit back and focus on other things that demand your attention as the project is handled from idea to implementation by a virtual player.

A virtual project manager will be able to:

  • Keep you within your allotted project budget
  • Keep the project standards high
  • Deal with organisational requests
  • Monitor and supervise the project members
  • Keep track of timesheets and invoices so that freelancers and contractors are paid on time
  • Send you timely feedback while you focus on the running of your business.

When you hire a Virtual Assistant as your Virtual Project Manager, you open yourself out to so many more outsourcing opportunities. Aside from managing the project a Virtual Project Manager/Virtual Assistant can assist with other duties, such as replying to emails, coordinating teams, providing customer support, and so on. In short, a VA can handle all of the smaller tasks so you can see the bigger picture.

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