8 Ways to use OneNote for your Projects

OneNote and the Office 365 Framework are an ideal platform for project management

1. Create project definition and details

It’s important that the project is clearly defined … every successful project must begin with a clear specification of objectives, scope, goals, stakeholder and teams involved.

2. Store and share agendas

Create a page for each project agendas so it’s easy to add items and share it with all project members.

3. Centralize and standardize meeting minutes

Create standardized project meeting minutes and store them where you store the agendas so everything is easy to find and centralized.

4. Keep everyone in the loop

Create status reports to update everyone.

You can also create activity notifications by simply turning notifications on in OneNote.

By using tags (ie: In Progress, Next, Waiting, Done …)¬† tasks can be easily tracked.

5. Manage risk

Create a risk register.¬†This let’s you identify risk early to minimize the impact of threats.

6. Create a project wiki

This is another strong point of OneNote to capture all kinds of information and store them in OneNote. You can then easily find information via OneNote’s powerful search.

7. Store important project information

Create links and embed all kinds of documents.

You can store meeting notes in Voice or Videos alongside agendas via OneNote’s video or recording function.

It’s also easy to add Outlook emails to OneNote directly from Outlook.

8. Project post-mortem – what worked and what not

Asses the success of your project and store lessons learned, making it easy to avoid the same problems in future projects.

The benefits of proper project management are:

  • Better chance of getting the desired result
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Prioritize your resources and be more efficient and productive
  • Be in control of the project from the start
  • Stay on top of schedule and costs
  • Keep all stakeholders in the loop
  • Gain competitive advantage
  • And you save time and money