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Emma Stevens

Office Manager

Emma has 27 years of financial and customer experience and brings processes and order to our office.

Emma's customer service knowledge ensures all of our clients office enquiries are dealt with professionally, efficiently and quickly. She will leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of a query!

When not at her desk Emma enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter as well running Brownies and Rainbows for Girlguiding UK in her local area.

Etienne Mermillod

Software Development Manager

Etienne is a seasoned ASP.NET Core Full Stack Developer. He takes great pride in building world-class applications while carefully considering the needs of its users and ease of use.

Originally from France, Etienne now calls Canada Home, where he is part of SBP Canada as a member of the API Solutions Development Team.

Etienne is a well-seasoned traveler and has visited many countries where he usually takes the path less traveled in order to backpack around and soak in the local cultures.

When not coding away, you may expect Etienne to be playing with his huge and fluffy dog Indianna or gaming away on League of Legends

David Bower

Smartsheet and AppSheet Consultant

David is an experienced Smartsheet Consultant, Customer Care Specialist and Client Account Manager.

In his spare time, David plays guitar, is learning to ride a motorcycle and, when it’s not too cold, can often be found tinkering in the garage. He also intends to learn to play the piano too - one day

Debbie Sawyer

Chief Smartsheet Solutions Officer (CSSO)

BSc (Hons) Computing, ITIL Foundation, Smartsheet Certified User, Aligned Sales Certified and Professional Services Certified.

Seasoned Smartsheet consultant and Training professional, Debbie’s creativity, attention to detail, willingness to deliver solutions to fully meet customer requirements and her personable manner earn her excellent client feedback.

When not working, Debbie likes to relax by spending quality time with her family. Living in the New Forest sees her taking many walks through the woods and down to the sea fronts at Lepe and Calshot. Debbie is also a keen hula hooper and has been hooping now for more than 7 years! She owns at least 10 hoops and enjoys a great workout helping her friend to run a hula hoop fitness class.

Dr James Harris

Chief Technology Officer

An experienced IT professional, James has worked for software companies as a Programmer and Test Analyst. He also has extensive experience as a Finance Manager. James brings an attention to detail and flair for problem solving to every project.

Outside of work, James writes comedy, and has had many television credits over the past couple of decades on shows such as Horrible Histories and Russell Howard's Good News. He retains a burning ambition to be as funny as his wife and daughter.

Ph.D. Biochemical Physics, IT and Accounting professional.

Gwen Rymill

Communications Director

Co-founder of Smarter Business Processes, Gwen’s multi tasking roles include ensuring our clients receive the very best in customer care, while responsible for sales and marketing and partner liaison. Just don’t expect to get the cup of tea she promised you!

Away from work Gwen enjoys cycling, pilates, tap dancing and just loves baking.

Richard Rymill


Co-Founder and Lead Consultant, Richard set up SBP in response to worldwide demand from businesses wanting to implement their own Smarter Business Processes. His rapidly expanding team of experienced Smartsheet and AppSheet Consultants and Trainers share the company's values of achieving improved efficiencies and collaboration by putting people first and releasing them from unnecessary repetitive activities so they can enjoy their work again and focus on what matters to them.

When not at his desk, Richard can be found cycling, swimming and when the opportunity permits, sailing and flying.

How can I use Smartsheet as a Project Management Tool?

If you are thinking of Project Management Tools and are considering Smartsheet.

“I’d like a Project Management Tool which allows me to assign and track tasks among an internal Project Team and with third party suppliers/contractors, which shows a Gannt View of the timelines and with just 1 central file that anyone can update?”

Smartsheet Project Sheets are your answer!

smartsheet as a project management tool
When using Smartsheet as a Project Management Tool you have flexible views of the workflow, you can control access and create dynamic access at critical points of the project to maximise efficiencies

Smartsheet as a Project Management Tool

Whether you have simple projects with multiple contributors, or several complex projects with interdependencies you can use Smartsheet as Project Management Tool to help you navigate the workflow management and to ensure optimal efficiencies.

Your projects may be complex, but your project management tools don’t have to be. Combine a rich set of features with flexibility, simplicity, and ease of use to deliver complex projects quickly, while creating meaningful experiences for your customers.

Real time project management and collaboration

Using Smartsheet as a Project Management Tool , everyone can work and collaborate in real-time, making it easy to understand project progress and better contribute to the project’s overall success.

What is smartsheet used for?

The Smartsheet platform allows you to collaborate, manage, and report on work in real time, automate workflows, and deploy new processes at scale. When you use Smartsheet as a project management tool you see that it is more than a productivity or task app.

It’s the end-to-end work execution platform with the proven power to help your organization achieve more.

Getting to Grips with Projects in Smartsheet

Work your way through this process flow diagram to see which modules we’d recommend for you.

See the tables below for more detail on each module
Each module is £425 / $525 for up to 6 delegates – this track covers up to 8 modules.
1- Introduction to Project Sheets
ObjectiveDesign and create the project sheet required to use as the survey data sheet
Content* Navigating the Smartsheet Environment
* Creating a New Project Sheet
* Understanding the Default Columns
* Adding Columns & Understanding Datatypes
* The Project Settings
* Enabling Dependencies
* Understanding Data Hierarchy (Parent/child relationships)
* Adding and Assigning Tasks
* Sharing Sheets/Workspaces
Pre-Requisites* Attendance on or knowledge of the content of Business Process Mapping is useful but not essential

2 – Smartsheet Automation (OPTIONAL)
ObjectiveCreating workflows within your tracker to streamline your process by giving the Smartsheet the coding to notify/remind/request data as per your processes
Content* Creating a Notify Someone workflow
* Creating a Reminder workflow
* Sending Update Request workflows automatically
* Setting up Approval workflows
Pre-Requisites* Attendance on or knowledge of all areas covered in our Introduction to Project Sheets module

3 – Smartsheet Logical Functions (OPTIONAL)
ObjectiveTo create helper columns based on IF() Functions to allow us to see progress and health of the data flowing through the Project
Content* Creating a checkbox helper column to show the meeting of a milestone using an =IF() Function
* Creating a text based helper column to show the status of the data flowing through the tracker using a Nested IF() Function
* Creating a RAG helper column to show a Red/Amber/Green ball to indicate the health of the process using a Nested =IF() function
Pre-Requisites* Attendance on or knowledge of all areas covered in our Introduction to Project Sheet module
* Previous knowledge on writing basic functions is useful but not essential

4 – Resource Management in Smartsheet (OPTIONAL)
ObjectiveTo show allocation to assignees and display warnings when over allocating
Content* Create % Allocation required column
* Project Settings – enable Resource Management
* How to resolve an over allocation
* Creating a Resource View
* Demonstration on 10,000ft
Pre-Requisites* Attendance on or knowledge of all areas covered in our Introduction to Project sheet module

5 – Using Smartsheet Summary fields and function
ObjectiveTo analyse the project data using statistical functions in order to feed a dashboard project statistics
Content* Add new Summary Fields containing =SUM(), =COUNT(), =AVERAGE() type functions
* Expand on the Summary Fields by using =SUMIF() and =COUNTIF() type functions
* Explore creating a second Grid type Smartsheet to analyse data using Cross Sheet References for an easier way to feed Charts in Dashboards
Pre-Requisites* Attendance on or knowledge of all areas covered in our Introduction to Project Sheet module
* Previous knowledge on creating basic functions is useful but not essential

6 – Smartsheet Dashboards
ObjectiveTo create a visual representation of the process
Content* Creating Row Reports
* Creating a Dashboard and adding the following widgets:
** Title
** Image
** Metric
** Charts (If applicable)
** Reports
** Shortcuts to Smartsheet items or external URLs
Pre-Requisites* Attendance on or knowledge of all areas covered in our Introduction to Project sheet module

Setting Up a Risk/Issues Log (2 * OPTIONAL modules)
ObjectiveTo create a grid sheet with a data collection form, statistics to analyse risks/issues
ContentThe first two modules from the Using Smartsheet as a Survey Tool track is applicable here

Every workshop is:

  • 90 minutes long
  • Delivered live via Zoom Meetings by a Smartsheet Certified Professional
  • Organised for a time of day that suits all delegates
  • A mixture of demonstration and hands-on exercises which can be tailored to use your examples
  • With Q&A open throughout the session to allow for feedback at all times