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Take Charge of Your Life: Using Project Management Strategies/Techniques for Academic Success

Project Management

Taking a Project Management approach to your studies can provide you with a framework that can help you to make the most of your available time. The most important thing to remember is that having balance in your life is what leads to success. This structured approach can help you to be more efficient and have WAY MORE time with your friends. Did I sell it yet? 🙂

“Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Ok, now time for the boring but important stuff. Here is a description of what Project Management actually is…

Project management, is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. It’s a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to business goals — and thus, better compete in their markets.

Applying this philosophy your academic career can be empowering. It gives you the opportunity to create the “big picture”, clarify your goals, take stock of your skill set, make a plan to build more skills and really see that you are a work in progress that just needs to build the skills necessary for your own personal success.

The Following are the 5 Main Areas of Project Management:

Initiating: What are Your Goals?



Monitoring & Controlling: So you find that you are getting off track and your plan is falling apart. Then RE-BOOT!

Closing: What Went Well? What Skills Do I Need to Build?

Next Week:

How to Create a Grade Calculator in Excel.  Sounds boring, but it is pretty cool!

I love hearing from you! Feel free to contact me:

Dr. Heather Drummond, C.Psych.

Psychologist * Passionate Advocate for Flourishing * Human Muddling Through


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