If you are keen to get started using a new project management tool like Smartsheet, it can feel overwhelming to do so on your own and learn it all with no former knowledge or experience.
Thankfully, there are a number of different means of learning the basics of the tool, while familiarizing yourself with all of the functionality that it has to offer.
Today, I am going to be sharing my my insights and recommendations on the topic since gaining my Smartsheet Product Certification over five years ago.
Where Can I Learn Smartsheet?
If you’re looking to learn Smartsheet, there are various options available to you, including blogs, YouTube videos, training courses, and hands-on learning.
Here are some details about each of these options:
YouTube is a great resource for learning Smartsheet as it provides access to numerous videos created by Smartsheet experts.
You can find detailed tutorials on how to use the different features of Smartsheet, including creating workflows, automating tasks, and reporting.
In fact, I have my own YouTube channel and Smartsheet training playlist (a library of over 85 videos you will likely want to check out)
There are a number of online training courses that cover different aspects of the tool, including basic and advanced features, workflow automation, and reporting (formulas and dashboards).
These courses are designed to provide comprehensive knowledge about Smartsheet and are ideal for users who want to learn the tool in a structured way.
I have released my own Smartsheet training courses, which you can take a look at below:
There are many Smartsheet experts who regularly publish informative blogs that offer tips and tricks for using the tool effectively.
Some of the popular Smartsheet blogs include Smartsheet Tips, the Smartsheet Blog, and the Project Management Institute (PMI) blog.
Playing With The Tool
Another effective way to learn Smartsheet is by exploring the tool yourself.
Smartsheet has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to navigate, and you can try out different features to see how they work.
Is It Hard To Learn Smartsheet?
Smartsheet is a user-friendly tool that is relatively easy to learn. However, the level of difficulty may vary depending on your familiarity with project management tools and your previous experience with similar software.
If you’re a project manager or have experience using other project management tools, you’ll find it easy to adapt to Smartsheet.
If you’re new to project management, it may take you some time to get familiar with the tool’s functionalities.
Ultimately, what you put into the tool (in terms of data quality) will likely have a big impact on what you can do with it.
Learn more: Is Smartsheet Hard To Learn?
How Long Does It Take to Learn Smartsheet?
The time it takes to learn Smartsheet depends on your level of familiarity with project management tools and your commitment to learning. If you’re already familiar with project management tools, you can learn Smartsheet within a few days. If you’re new to project management, it may take you a few weeks to get comfortable using Smartsheet.
In conclusion, Smartsheet is a powerful project management tool that can help you streamline your projects and improve your productivity.
There are many resources available that can help you learn the tool, including blogs, YouTube videos, training courses, and hands-on learning.
With a little commitment and effort, you can quickly become proficient in using Smartsheet to manage your projects effectively.
Hi, I’m Jeremy. A Prince 2 Practitioner and project manager with over 15 years of project management experience. I have worked for multiple multinational companies working on some extensive and complex multi-million revenue generating projects.