64 episodes

Welcome to Conversations With #AskAsh. This podcast dives into everyday conversations on creating processes for efficiency, developing team culture, project execution, leading in business, and why systems matters in life and business. On this podcast, you'll hear interviews from incredible individuals across diverse industries and professions.

Connect with Ashley on Instagram @ashleyshuler_ or TextAsh.com.

Conversations With #AskAsh Ashley Shuler

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Welcome to Conversations With #AskAsh. This podcast dives into everyday conversations on creating processes for efficiency, developing team culture, project execution, leading in business, and why systems matters in life and business. On this podcast, you'll hear interviews from incredible individuals across diverse industries and professions.

Connect with Ashley on Instagram @ashleyshuler_ or TextAsh.com.

    Krista Miller's Journey to Summit in a Box

    Krista Miller's Journey to Summit in a Box

    How does Software Engineer build a business centered on virtual summits? Krista Miller takes us on a journey from her early days as a website developer to building successful and impactful virtual summits.  
    Explore how Krista's faith has impacted her entrepreneurial journey, as she reflects on how God has shaped her trajectory of her business.
    Discover the humble beginnings of Summit in a Box as Krista recounts her experience hosting a virtual summit to grow her development business, which unexpectedly led to demand for her expertise in teaching others.
    Krista shows us that building from scratch is not just about following a set formula, but about being willing to adapt, learn, and grow along the way.
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    At Summit in a Box®, Krista helps you replace slow-growth and costly marketing strategies with a high-converting virtual summit that will multiply your revenue and lead to your biggest course, membership, or group program launch yet.
    Her method incorporates highly-targeted positioning and feel-good, engagement based strategies that lead to  higher than average conversion rates, true connections, and making a difference through your summit in a way that creates ongoing benefits for months after the event wraps up.
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    • 58 min
    We Are Family - Digital Operations Edition

    We Are Family - Digital Operations Edition

    In this digital-first world, we are seeing a shift in the way we are approaching everyday work. From AI to Automation, the focus is on adopting a mindset for agility and the increasing reliance on technological advancements to streamline project execution. The motivating catalyst behind these technological advancements is efficiency
    This is the central theme of many teams and organizations. How can we become more efficient?
    In this episode, we discuss the evolution of the Next-Gen digital PM, covering organizational awareness, data acumen, and the ability to foster cross-functional collaboration, developing efficient workflows, and key elements of building digital operations for your organization.
    Future of Work & Project Management[00:02:00] Discussion on the evolving work environment and the role of project managers.[00:03:00] Overview of a Harvard Business Review article on the future of work for project managers.
    Next Generation Skills[00:09:00] Skills for the next generation of project management.[00:10:00] Discussion on organizational awareness, data acumen, and cross-functional collaboration.
    Team Operations[00:15:00] Transition into team operations and the importance of building better workflows.[00:17:00] Re-evaluating team operations and the concept of "blowing things up."
    Self Awareness & Team Dynamics[00:18:00] The value of self-awareness and understanding team dynamics for effective operations.
    Workflow Refinement[00:24:00] Strategies for inventorying and refining workflows across the organization.
    App and Tool Evaluation[00:27:00] Evaluating current tools and apps, considering replacements or new adoptions.
    Collaboration Plan[00:29:00] Introduction to creating a team agreement or collaboration plan to enhance teamwork.
    Action Items & Wrap-Up[00:33:00] Summary of action items and the importance of piloting projects.
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    https://hbr.org/2023/11/what-the-next-generation-of-project-management-will-look-like
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    • 35 min
    Are you willing to RISK it all?

    Are you willing to RISK it all?

    Are you ready to risk it all? This is the question that I love to ask everyone! Every project is risky. That’s the nature of the game. You will always be uncertain about the outcomes, tasks, budget, and how it’s all going to get done.
    But the real question is, how do you plan for project risk? In today’s episode, we will follow Casey Nicole Jackson as she navigates identifying and managing risks.
    Whether you know nothing about risk management or think you don’t need it at all, this episode is necessary for your project success.
    Episode Timestamps
    [00:00:00] - Introduction to Risk ManagementWelcome and overview of the Built From Scratch series.The significance of risk management in project leadership.[00:05:00] - Exploring the State of Work 2023 ReportInsights from Slack's State of Work 2023 report.The impact of a digital-first work environment on project management.[00:10:00] - Flexibility and Trust in Work EnvironmentsThe role of flexibility in fostering a productive work environment.Trust as the core of healthy team dynamics.[00:15:00] - Team Agreements and Productive CollaborationThe importance of team agreements in ensuring effective collaboration.Strategies for managing work schedules and locations purposefully.[00:20:00] - Tech Stack Integration and Efficient WorkflowsThe significance of integrating tools for streamlined workflows.Examples of siloed tools and recommendations for centralization.[00:25:00] - Case Study on Risk Management: The Journey of CaseyIntroduction to Casey's project and its challenges.Delving into risk identification and mitigation strategies.[00:30:00] - Ongoing Risk Management ProcessThe continuous nature of risk management throughout project stages.Practical steps for identifying, evaluating, and managing risks.[00:35:00] - Leveraging Tools for Risk ManagementRecommendations for using Miro, ClickUp, Asana, and Coda in risk management.The collaborative approach to risk management as a team effort.
    Links & Resources:
    Slack's State of Work Report 2023: https://slack.com/blog/news/state-of-work-2023
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    • 41 min
    The Mean Green

    The Mean Green

    We gotta talk about the MONEY!
    A budget can make or break your project. We do not have enough conversations on creating and developing a budget strategy for projects and programs.
    In this episode, we discuss the critical role of budgeting in project management, insights from the Slack report on productivity and the potential of AI and automation, and continue with our episodic case study involving Casey, a digital project manager, and the challenges of managing budgets for app development.
    Episode Timestamps
    [00:05:00 - 00:10:00] The Slack Report & Productivity Insights
    Discussion on "The State of Work" report from Slack, focusing on productivity challenges and the untapped potential of AI and automation.
    [00:10:00 - 00:15:00] The Importance of Mindset in Productivity
    Ashley dives deeper into how a mindset shift towards intentional use of technology can enhance work efficiency.
    [00:15:00 - 00:20:00] Exploring AI and Automation
    An exploration of how AI and automation are reshaping the landscape of project management and operational efficiency.
    [00:20:00 - 00:25:00] Case Study Introduction: Budgeting for Success
    Introduction to Casey's case study, focusing on the importance of budgeting and resource allocation in project management.
    [00:25:00 - 00:30:00] Budget Strategy and Resource Management
    Learn effective budget management strategies and the significance of having a contingency plan.
    [00:30:00 - 00:35:00] Internal and External Failure Costs
    Discussion on managing internal and external failure costs and their impact on the project's budget and success.
    [00:35:00 - 00:40:00] Quality Management in Project Execution
    The role of quality management in ensuring project deliverables meet or exceed standards.
    Links & Resources:
    Slack's State of Work Report 2023: https://slack.com/blog/news/state-of-work-2023
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    • 42 min
    It All Starts With The Foundation

    It All Starts With The Foundation

    If you don’t have the right foundation, nothing that you build will last. For most project leaders, we’ve experienced the pain, confusion, and outright frustration of being dropped into a middle of a project with no documentation, wondering what is going on.
    Perhaps, you’ve been handed a project with barely any direction or scope.
    This is why the start of a project is just as important as how it is completed.
    In this episode, we dive into Slack’s 2023 State of Work Report. Why? Because the world has been turned upside down and the way we work and communicate is drastically different before 2020 vs. now.
    Plus, I've got a case study that's all about initiating state-wide change with a mobile app aimed at serving underserved communities. Whether you're a project leader, a team member, or just curious about efficient project execution, this episode packs insights, laughs, and some real talk on navigating the digital era of teamwork and productivity.
    Episode Timestamps
    [00:02:00] Launching the 'Built From Scratch' Season: Unveiling what it means to build projects from scratch, setting the stage for a season filled with insights and case studies.[00:05:00] The Future of Work and Productivity Tools: Discussing the dramatic shift in work culture and how tools like Slack facilitate better communication and project management.[00:10:00] Executive vs. Non-Executive Perspectives on Productivity: Delving into differing views on productivity and work efficiency between management levels.[00:15:00] The Power of Automation and AI in Project Management: Highlighting the untapped potential of automation and AI in enhancing project efficiency.[00:24:00] Case Study – Casey Nicole Jackson's Challenge: A deep dive into a case study involving a state-wide initiative to design a mobile app for underserved populations, highlighting the importance of requirements, scope, and stakeholder engagement.[00:34:00] Building a Requirements Template: Guidance on crafting a comprehensive requirements template for successful project outcomes.[00:41:00] Concluding with Project Management Best Practices: Summarizing key strategies for project vision, preventing scope creep, and organizing for success.
    Links & Resources:
    Slack's State of Work Report 2023: https://slack.com/blog/news/state-of-work-2023
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    • 43 min
    What is your Built From Scratch Moment?

    What is your Built From Scratch Moment?

    Welcome to the explainer episode of Season 7 - Built From Scratch.
    If you are like me, you have a favorite home-cooked meal, perhaps it’s apple pie or homemade biscuits.
    I know when I take a first bite of that apple pie, it makes me wanna scream!
    And I always say this, “What did you put in this pie?”
    The response is always, “A little this and a little that.”
    Similar to your favorite home-cooked meal, this podcast season explores the intricate process of starting projects, programs, and initiatives from scratch.
    This episode provides an introspective look at defining the concept of building from scratch, emphasizing its significance in both personal and professional growth.
    Episode Timestamps:
    [00:01:00] Explanation of the explainer episode format and season preview[00:03:00] Discussion on project management, operations, and the importance of structure and systems[00:05:00] Overview of what to expect this season: solo episodes, case studies, and interviews[00:08:00] Interviews with people who have built from scratch and those rebuilding from the ground up[00:09:00] Introduction to the concept of the project economy[00:12:00] Discussion on the shift towards project-based problem solving in organizations[00:14:00] The impact of remote and hybrid work on project management[00:16:00] The role of the next-gen project manager: leadership, strategy, and execution[00:19:00] Definitions and personal anecdotes related to building from scratch[00:28:00] Insights from studying Ezra and Nehemiah on vision, commitment, and faith[00:33:00] The importance of patience and sustainability in building from scratch[00:37:00] Closing remarks and invitation to follow the season
    Links & Resources:
    Slack's State of Work Report 2023: https://slack.com/blog/news/state-of-work-2023
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

HeleneParker ,

Amazing Content 🔥

I’m so glad I came across this podcast as it is full of insight and the energy from both guests and host is 💯. I’m not an organized person naturally and Ashley’s tips are right on! Everything a busy entrepreneur and agency owner like myself need to hear!

Helene Parker
Founder/Host of Programmatic Digest podcast
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Cheryl S J3 ,

Inspiring and uplifting!!

Ashley is an interviewer for the ages!! She listens and asks the questions you want to hear the answers to!! And her insights are very thought provoking!! Can’t wait to hear the rest of this series!!

Hayward Crawford ,

Knockout podcast with so many gems

Only a few episodes in but so much knowledge & practical insight I can apply immediately to my small business systems and processes, great podcast with much needed info long overdue for small business owners on the come up

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