Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Developing a multiproject plan, part of Note-Taking for Business Professionals.
- In this video you're going to learn…how to create a multi-project plan…using the XMind software platform.…In the last video we went over…a template for a project plan but what…if you're managing multiple projects?…You can use this multi-project…plan to keep yourself organized.…Let's take a look at the Exercise…File included in this lesson.…Notice how the projects are listed…in the first column on the left.…You can add the purpose of the project…in the second column, in other words…why are we doing this project?…In the third column you can add the project's objectives…and in the next column you can list…the name of the person that is leading this project.…
The Brainstorming column can be a helpful…area to provide any ideas related to the project,…and of course the Progress column…tells you how far along you are.…In the next column you'll see the Next Actions area.…These are your highest priority actions and you can see…the lowest priority actions are in the next column.…Finally, our last column will show any related documents.…
Author Paul Nowak also explores techniques for taking notes more quickly, including capturing ideas rather than sentences, improving typing speed, and using simple shorthand. The course also offers a number of note-taking templates to help prepare for project planning, SWOT meetings, timelines, business travel, and more.
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- Exploring the keys to active listening
- Focusing on the ideas
- Capturing an action plan
- Taking notes while reading
- Creating to-do lists, project plans, and meeting notes