New Projects and Status Updates:
What do I do with ideas, new projects or changes to current ones? Since I plan my week ahead, I will know at all times what I am working on. But in business things can and will change – if you have an idea, an edit, or an entirely new project, please be sure to add it to our weekly meeting agenda. If the change is urgent and for a current project, comment in Asana on the appropriate task.
Can I assign you same day tasks? I do not do same day tasks, meaning if you email me or set up a task to be done the same day, it won’t happen (except in rare situations of a launch or similar event). My goal is for your business to be running in a proactive state, not reactive. If I allow last minute tasks, I am not doing what is best for the health of the business.
What is your turn around time for tasks and projects? I put into Asana all tasks and projects I am currently working on. Click on my name to see all that is assigned to me, and you can then see the due date for each item.
Can I get regular status updates or major projects? I realize at times you may want to know the status of projects that I am working on and looking in Asana may not always make sense to you. If you want a weekly update, please request this and I will add this to my list of to do’s to send you one on either Thursday or Friday. I will let you know the major tasks completed, any major tasks open, and any questions I might have. If you need additional information, there are various reports you can run in Asana to show you each and every task that has been commented on, updated, or completed.
If you are not sure how to use Asana to view what team members have completed, click here for a short tutorial showing you how. And I realize not everyone uses Asana, if you use a different project management system then that is fine. I do find the majority of my clients (and I have worked with quite a few) use Asana but I use whatever project management system works best for you.