Anything that takes anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks.
Normally a smaller goal that you achieve in order to support your longer-term goals.
Creating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for each department of your business
Increasing your social media presence for two weeks before a launch
Creating Content for the month
Preparing and presenting as a guest speaker in a Masterclass
Long-Term Projects are focused mostly on:
Implementing and teaching your SOPs
Your reputation as a brand
Your mission awareness
Connection and relationship building
Examples of long-term projects:
Building ongoing relationships with clients and other people in your field
Increase revenue for the fiscal year
Gaining quality and diverse client feedback over time
Have a popular and lead converting blog
When you start a project and you begin to organize and manage it all, one of the key elements of project type is also timeline.
If you don’t know how long the project will last, you can’t estimate resources, you can’t see start to finish, and managing the project feels daunting.
Take the pressure and avoidable stress off your plate by planning ahead.
Then, you can set up your timeline, assign your starting tasks, and move from timeline to impact and management needs.
Laying out your timeline and checkpoints in your project management tool is one of the most efficient ways to keep clients in the loop without having to go back and forth as you go.
Platforms like ClickUp were created to help you serve your clients/team well and make business easier, so let them.
Set an overall goal for your project timeframe (4 weeks, 2 months, 1 year, continuous service?)
Break your project into phases
Your initial project review. What is your end goal? Who’s involved? How long should this take? What are some of the key elements of the project (checkpoints)?
The kickoff. What goes into starting? Get your outline/foundation into your project management tool (ClickUp, Asana, etc.) Bring the team together (if you have one). Figure out where to start and get started
Your messy middle. Tasks are being completed, and timelines are becoming more clear. Re-evaluate this timeline based on checkpoints—Check-in with your team. Don’t give up.
Time for the final stretch. This is when you start putting all the pieces together. Do you need to revamp some things? Is it time to present/launch/get going?! How is the team feeling about the result? Is your project still aligned with your goal?
Set up timelines for each phase
And have direction on where your time and energy need to go.
It’s wild how seamless you can deliver projects to clients when you take the upfront time to lay it all out in your systems.