7 Key Skills for Successful Online Project Management

Ready to master the skills needed for successful online project management?

Today, I want to talk to you about project management and the key skills for successful online project management. This is for those who want to work with online businesses or are already working with them and want to enhance their project management skills.

For those of you who don’t know, my expertise isn’t just in technology but also in project management. I was an IT project manager for many years, so I understand what it takes to succeed in larger corporations and online businesses.

Let’s dive in! Project management is really for people who would rather manage than do. If you love strategy, planning, and designing but don’t enjoy the implementation, project management could be for you.

If you get bored doing the same thing over and over, project management could be for you. Projects are always different, even if you’re building websites; each client and design is unique.

If I’ve piqued your interest in project management, it’s also for those who like to manage chaos because projects can be chaotic.

Key Skills for Successful Online Project Management:

Organizational Skills:

  • It’s crucial to be organized. You have to manage multiple tasks, clients, deadlines, resources, and timelines. A project is something that you build, create, or set up. If it’s ongoing, it’s not a project. So, being organized helps you keep track of all these moving parts.

Effective Communication:

  • Communication is key. You have to keep everyone informed, handle conflicts, and ensure everyone is on the same page. One channel of communication, like a Slack channel or Voxer, is crucial.

Persistence and Tenacity:

  • Persistence is vital. You need to follow up and get what you need to keep the project moving. Being tenacious means not worrying about annoying someone when you need something important.

Comfort with Managing Chaos:

  • Projects can be chaotic. You need to manage chaos, stay focused, and keep things moving even when everything seems falling apart.

Adaptability and Flexibility:

  • Things can change quickly in project management. You need to be adaptable and flexible, ready to adjust plans and course-correct as needed.

Problem-Solving Skills:

  • Problem-solving is a big part of project management. You need to identify potential issues early and find effective solutions when problems arise.

Leadership and Motivation:

  • As a project manager, you are the leader. You need to motivate your team, foster collaboration, and lead by example.

Final Thoughts

To recap, here are the key skills: Organizational skills, effective communication, persistence, comfort with chaos, adaptability, problem-solving, and leadership.

If project management interests you, whether or not you have experience, make sure to check out my Online Business PM course. This course is about offering project management as a service in your business. Remember, they’re hiring you to manage the project, not to be a subject matter expert in the specific tasks.

See below for more details on my PM course.

Thanks, as always, for reading, and I’ll see you next time!

P.S. If you’re thinking about taking your VA business to the next level and love managing and not doing, have a look at my Online Business Project Manager training. You’ll learn how to help your clients launch new products and programs and much more.

Susan Mershon
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