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Workshop | Smartsheet for Project Leaders that #GSD


Topic Summary:

Monday.com, Asana, Microsoft Project, & Smartsheet are all tools you COULD use to manage a project. Each of them is fighting to achieve market dominance by convincing you that they are the best tool. These companies get bloggers to tell you why they are the best; they take out ads that stalk your cookies and clutter your web searches. How do you know what is the best?

We’ve learned that Project Management Tools are a lot like choosing the best motorcycle; it all depends on what you plan to do with it. If you want to go 180 miles per hour on a straight stretch of freeway, a sportbike is the best. If you’re going to ride on the dirt or sand, then a dirt bike is best. And if you want to cruise around, take in the sights and look like a badass, a cruiser is the way to go.

Our clients all ascribe to different tools. Some use MS Project; others use Smartsheet, etc… So we remain flexible and figure out how to apply our proven Project Leadership best practices to our client’s PM Tool “Du Jour.” The only tool that is NEVER the best PM tool is Excel.

So eventually, you have to select a tool that isn’t Excel; now what? It’s time to use it to Get Sh*t Done! The first step, sign up for a training course and learn how to use the tool. But wait… Did you want to learn how the tool works? Or do you want to learn how to use the tool to ROCK a project all the way to completion?

Learning Outcomes & Objectives:

  • Learn how to define a Project with Smartsheet and get BUY-IN effectively.
  • Learn why approval is NOT the same as BUY-IN.
  • Work with a breakout group to develop CRISP Assumptions, Risks, and Constraints that aren’t BS.
  • Learn how to use Smartsheet to plan a project and eliminate 99% of the avoidable Risk.
  • Work with a breakout group to develop a TIGHT Work Plan in Smartsheet.
  • Learn how to use Smartsheet to CRUSH Risk and lead your stakeholders to an EPIC success.
  • Earn up to 6 PDUs, Technical

Speaker: J. Scott, CEO 120VC


Speaker Bio: 

From the start of his career spent jumping out of helicopters in the United States Navy, J. Scott has a long history of leadership, servanthood, and bearing witness to the transformative power of getting shit done. Since starting 120VC he's personally overseen the global transformational efforts within organizations such as DirecTV, Trader Joe's, Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and others. His team's unique, irreverent approach to change has generated breakthrough results and created meaningful jobs. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, J. Scott is a devoted husband and father and author of "It's Never Just Business: It's About People," and "The Irreverent Guide to Project Management," both available on Amazon.com.


6 PDUs, Technical

Conference Bridge:

This workshop will be conducted via a Zoom Conference Bridge managed by 120VC and you will receive a link and password to join with your confirmation email.

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Type of category: Educational events

Type of activity: Technical

Date: February 24th, 2022

Hours: 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Number of PDUs: 6


Members: $25.00

Non members: $40.00


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