Fast Track to Operations Tech Stack – The Project

In 28 days, I built an operations tech stack from the ground up.

I’ve been interested in the field of operations almost ever since I started the Praxis program. I’m detail-oriented. I love systems, strategies, and making things better. I’ve managed projects and teams in the past and am confident in many of the soft skills needed to be successful in operations. However, I’ve never worked with many of the common applications someone in operations may encounters, so I chose to teach myself the basics of a wide variety of these applications.

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Fast Track to Operations Tech Stack // Part 3

This month, I’m building an operations tech stack from the ground up. In thirty days, I’m teaching myself the basics of Zapier, Hubspot, Autopilot, Trello, and TextExpander—and creating video tutorials about each application. You can find the initial project outline here, the first update here, and the second update here.

Finishing a project the same week as Christmas was no small feat. While I knew it could be done, I also knew I’d have to enter the week with an intentional game plan if I wanted to pull it off.

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Fast Track to Operations Tech Stack // Part 2

This month, I’m building an operations tech stack from the ground up. In thirty days, I’m teaching myself the basics of Zapier, Hubspot, Autopilot, Trello, and TextExpander—and creating video tutorials about each application. You can find the initial project outline here and the week one project update here.

Last week, I shared how my project outline shifted from what I’d first planned. This week started out a little rough as well. I’d planned to be out of town over the weekend and get back to the videos Monday afternoon, but I ended up adding an extra day to my trip and not being able to touch the videos until Tuesday evening.

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Fast Track to Operations Tech Stack // Part 1

This month, I’m building an operations tech stack from the ground up. In thirty days, I’m teaching myself the basics of Zapier, Hubspot, Autopilot, Trello, and TextExpander—and creating video tutorials about each application.

I outlined the project in a previous post, but already I’m making changes. My goal this week was to record two videos and edit and post them. However, as soon as I began scripting the videos, I realized just how integrated these applications can be. Not only is this “cool,” but it’s useful.

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Fast Track to Operations Tech Stack – The Outline

This month I’m creating a project centered around my interest in the field of operations. While I have a lot of the soft skills needed for such a role—I’m organized and I enjoy creating systems—I want to hone some of the hard skills that would be used in such a field. Specifically, I’m going to learn some of the most common software tools and applications that someone in operations may use and document the experience.

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29 // The First Paragraph

If I’ve learned one thing about writing this month, it’s to delete the first paragraph.

Most of the time, the first paragraph is like turning the key in the ignition: necessary to get started, but less than riveting to watch unfold.

Your readers—and your future self—will thank you.