After using Microsoft Word for so many years, I was introduced to Microsoft OneNote. To be honest, I had never heard of this software before but sure glad I did! In the Project Manager world, OneNote has helped in the organization of multiple projects and tasks within each project.
- Useful for:
- Organizing meetings – include agendas, meeting notes, outstanding tasks
- Different team items (i.e. Windows servers, Network, Backups, etc.)
- Capture high-level items regarding the project (i.e. backup requirements, server list & specs, etc.)
- Able to add emails directly to notebook to save for future reference instead of having to retype any info.
- Reviewing the high-level project items to turnover to the client and internal FNTS staff when project is complete (i.e. final server list w/specs, network setup w/diagram, backups setup, etc.)
When juggling multiple projects, a new notebook can be created for each separate project. If there are multiple projects for same client, separate pages instead of notebooks can be created under the one notebook – useful when the same PM has multiple projects for same client.
Microsoft OneNote is not just great for work related organization, it can be used for home projects (i.e. painting/redecorating a room in your home, planning an event – birthday party, baby shower, or even a wedding). What do you use Microsoft OneNote for?