Top 10 Project Management Tools for Virtual Offices

December 25, 2009

The concept of remote offices, telecommuting and working from home and virtual assistants to gain momentum, it is essential that we, with a governance model that our needs are best managed projects within the team, and with clients .

If you are a part of a large organization (you can assume it is an MNC), telework is approved and the remote office context, there is nothing to fear. The office takes care of custom management tools and will be heldInform you. This post is not for you

On the other hand, if you is an independent virtual assistant then my guess is you will keep in touch with your e-mail threads, to hold talks with tables and keep track of the progress of the project. If you are a bit smarter, you will by sorting labels (like Gmail) or folder (such as Yahoo and Hotmail) to mail threads for easy access. E-mail attachments can be saved on your desktop. Even if you're smart, you will share theDocuments as mail.

As a virtual assistant, means that all your work online. You can transport more than one project for the same customers, or you have more than one client at a given time. Perhaps you might be interested in some of the online project management tools. Most of them are (with limited functionality for free) for a user, and comes at a reasonable price (if) you advanced features. The following list is my top 10 recommendations forOnline project management systems.

Project Insight

They have all the "required" properties for a project management system. Try their demo. This is a little more than simple and somewhat less well advanced. So if you are a virtual assistant with the average working knowledge of how a project management system work, then you probably could be like this. Strangely, but I could not see the pricing page. If you find him, please give me theLink.


The best project management system that I ever met.

They have over 22 functions, of which I advise the discussion forum, task dependencies, and multiple project and task management to the largest value. They provide Web-hosted and self-hosted option if you want it in your company INTRALINK. First, you can be overwhelmed, but if you know it learn how to make things a breeze. I would say this is a "complete" system for singleand multiuser (eg: – Virtual Staffing Agencies) alike.


I would say that this is due the second best project management system on the Internet about the functions such as project-specific wiki and project-specific blog, which is offered. They enable integration with other PMS, such as Basecamp and Salesforce, and also with Gmail and OpenID integrate. So with so many "dream features", why is this as second best, because free users to have only one project. (I needat least 5). Perhaps paid service will be tailored your business needs


The project management system designed for professional virtual assistants who work independently designed. In short, small and sweet. It is a very intuitive interface and up to 5 users sharing allows a better interaction with the team or clients. If you) handle 2 projects at a time (20MB memory, then this is definitely for you. Otherwise, you should go for the paid versions.


A veryClean dashboard, gives the project overview of the things without any frills and fireworks. The tabbed interface places for notes, files, field, milestones and to-do lists are just a click away. Try the free account, to which the things.


The demo offers a pretty good idea of what to expect when you actually register. The list is fed to the existing customers, so you have a picture of the project status in relation to a specific client. This is a paidService for 39 $ / month for 1 Virtual Assistant. Its clients include Pepsi, Time Warner and Comcast, among others. I personally think they are charging a premium. Certainly not fit for self-employed and professionals, unless you are imprinting money.


This is especially good if you have a team, and want one-stop shop for all projects of the customer and also for in-house projects delegated to the team. The employee time tracking and Hierarchical Role-based permissions areremarkable properties. Again, this is a paid service. Sorry, no freebies here.

This is a complete edition of the Enterprise Project Management System. The demo provides an overview of the functions from the perspective of project manager perspective. However, it remains to be seen how this can be modified to be adapted to a single user with multiple clients. They offer customization of tabs and form fields. But you never know until you try.


I will not call it a projectManagement tool, but if you are a part of a team that you need to work on regular updates so long emails or provide shared tables, you can do with their Twitter like interface to communicate your work status. In addition, all "status reports" gathered, the manager can be emailed to the team. This also allows a performance overview of a specific period. Worth a try, even if it could distinguish individual preferences.

Smart Sheet

If you are very comfortable withSpreadsheet, then this Project Management System is definitely for you. The concept of Workspace is used in aggregate form for the same project, and the like of it. You can work together with customers and upload files to the discussion. It takes a little time to get used to the system. This is free, and they have the beta version in progress.


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Different Approaches for Environmental Management

December 24, 2009

The term EMS or Environmental Management System, is very loose, and many of these approaches are not used included a system.

All EMS programs start with some form of eco-audits and this is an important first step, but knowing what is wrong and do something about it are two different things. There is no reason why, with appropriate tools and guidance, the company did not, should start examining the environmental impacts themselves. They know more about theirCompanies than any other, but they need to do to close her eyes to practices that show they pose has never been implemented, an environmental impact assessment. You need a very systematic approach to work and so with their eyes open.

Once a test in place and they understand the problems, an examination alone is not effective – it only identified problems. The next step is to establish an environmental management plan (EMP), which we hope the analysis of the risks of developing the test has been determined by the baseResults. An environmental management system plan still does not necessarily lead to good environmental management, because there is no feedback loop. It is so easy to leave things until tomorrow that never comes.

It is an internationally accepted approach to risk analysis in accordance with AS / NZS 4360: 2004 and this is the right approach to follow. Some people take a "risk" from the air and decide that it is a low risk activity and the other end of this spectrumby some researchers, the decision that the provision of environmental risks shown for an industry that is a wonderful opportunity to apply for research funding. The mean approach based on a realistic assessment of the likelihood and consequence, both within individual companies is the approach that is internationally recognized. The difficulty with an industry-wide approach is that the actual probability and consequence of significant differences between firms within the same industry.

There is aBig push, especially by some regulatory authorities for Codes of Practice (COP) and / or Best Management Practices. Again, there is no feedback to try to write in. Some people, a code of conduct before the start of its EMS, but need to build the audit, risk analysis and plan in the first place. The Code of Conduct can be very useful as a starting point for others, if it has an audit and risk analysis was.

Government Agencies often also Codes of Practice on industrieswithout consultation with the industry. The kingfish farmers in South Australia developed their own code of conduct and then both PIRSA (Primary Industries and Resources SA) and the EPA (Environment Protection Agency) led the other, so that they now have three. Interestingly, all three are very different. The industry code for most of the other two, but PIRSA and the EPA codes that overlap poorly developed. Neither was identified based on cooperation with industry to address the real problems, and everyperformed on the basis of government matters.

An imposed code of practice can not really consider how the companies operate, specific to their situation. It is introducing a solution that is not appropriate. It seems to me that the reason for the code of practice 'the very real need to ensure that industry behaves legally and does not cause environmental damage. A summary of the legislation, which applies to the enterprise application, noting the areas where the Regulators have the most impactconcern, would in fact be more useful than a code of practice, because it raises the awareness of legislative business at the same time to find the best solution for the problems.

There are often calls for enhanced community monitoring of environmental outcomes. Monitoring is a great tool as long as it flows changed again in action when there is a problem. Monitoring for / from an external organization is not necessarily a change in the management and continuedImprovement. Government Agency supervision, written with long accounts of "science talk" 18 months later, changed not feed back into practice. A fax or similar, the day there is a problem would allow a change in the activity. The lengthy reports are usually only in areas of a shelf with little influence on management practices to stop. Monitoring is, in fact, a tool that most companies use internally to monitor their operations. Unfortunately, many of the public have no confidence in the industry to monitortheir own results. A classic example is the fish. Operators quickly learn if they do not already know that clean water is for the cultivation of healthy fish is essential, and they are hardly soiled to clean water, so important for them.

Most of the so-called Environmental Management Systems, we have discussed above no SYSTEM – they're just EM. For EMS work well it needs a system with feedback to the plan or code of practice will ensureconducted and occurring on continuous improvement. The system must also document the procedures and duty statements, training of workers in the environmental and other implications of their work, incident reporting, corrective action and feedback, and emergency training. This can be kept slim avoid the overhead and maintaining the slimline is the key to the good it work.

The International Standard ISO 14001 Environmental Management begins with an examination using adetermine risk-based approach, the effects are significant, identify compliance with legal requirements and then builds the system to take the plan to work. It includes emergency planning, continuous improvement of internal audit and management review.

Some people who do not understand the system concerns that they do not achieve basic standards for the industry, before expressed that accredited. This is quite wrong, in fact, because the ISO 14001 standard includes aRequirement to identify and periodically review legislative and regulatory compliance. Thus, the basic standard is the environmental and other rules and regulations that exist.

The role of certification

Certification creates an additional hardship and feedback to the environmental management system. It ensures that tomorrow (in the form of an auditor) is really on time. Auditors provide a valuable service by providing a lot of experience and afresh pair of eyes, a business and can give very useful feedback. An independent external auditor, may contribute to a company to ensure that they take due care. A third party audited system provides greater security for both the regulators and the markets. The auditor shall be paid in order to provide a valuable service, and they should be approached in this way. Also work with an examiner may also be a great learning experience. You can not advise, but they can be advised to ask questions and extremelyhelpful.

Some organizations talk about setting up their own local or industry standards. This is a big mistake, because the establishment of a standard is very expensive and if companies make the commitment to be certified, should have worldwide recognition.

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December 24, 2009

Much more than just a repository, the Enterprise Process Center houses a fully integrated content management system, which users can access valuable documents in a secure, centralized location to store, allowing easy access via the Internet by all employees. Documents have a clear purpose when they are connected by processes that are encouraging employees to the knowledge available to use them, and the information they create, share a common system.

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