The success or failure of most strategic initiatives can be directly linked to its stakeholders. These are the influencers and decision-makers who have organizational authority to allocate resources, set priorities and drive change. Here is a comprehensive checklist to assess their commitment, capability and communication.
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Product management leaders establish the broader context for building great products and services through a combination of processes, trust-building, hiring, mentoring and cross-functional communication. Here is a seven-point strategic framework for creating conditions that can unleash great product and technical work.
This sample report works mainly for construction projects. It is a daily site activity report submitted by the site manager in charge to the section manager. It reflects the work accomplished and areas of concern. It helps in early identification of any schedule creeps or arising risks or concerns that might delay the project.
This sample template is an example of a completed Job Function Description for a position in the construction industry. You can modify it to apply to other industries/projects/positions. It should be used to write in details on the roles and responsibilities of key team members. It can be used for any project and it is very useful in properly identifying the exact responsibilities required from each key team member.
This template is designed to assist project managers in preparing for a change in resources in the project team. PMs are frequently faced with the substitution of team members, and this template helps to identify the areas where the change can be most easily accommodated and areas where additional work may be required to prevent the change from causing difficulties for the project.
This template is designed to assist in planning for project rollout. It helps identify operational impacts in a number of different areas, both for the rollout period and ongoing after the project has launched. It should be developed during project planning and revisited during project execution as needed.
The Project Dashboard is the summary of the project status. It contains project details, a brief scope, the current phase (status), gating processes plan versus actual, cost analysis (BAC, EAC, ETC, Actual Cost), cash flow forecast/analysis, change order tracking and status, earned value analysis (PV, EV, AC), project schedule status, project hours booking, project highlights/improvements, CPI, SPI, risk costs and HSE safe hours. The template is useful for project managers to track the project progress and report to management about the project status.
This project closure form includes sections for Document Approval, General Information, Project Performance, Measurement of Project Success, Lessons Learned, Administrative Closure, Contract Closure, Information Distribution & Archive and an Appendix.
This zip file contains the White Paper "The Work Breakdown Structure: A Brief Synopsis" and Work Breakdown Structures (in both Word and Excel) and a PDF Appendix of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Example for Bicycle, Environmental Management, Government Design-Bid-Build, Oil/Gas/Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Process Improvement, Process Plant Construction, Service Industry Outsourcing, Refinery TurnAround, Software Implementation, Telecom and Web Design. It also contains a Bicycle WBS Dictionary in Word and Excel. These resources are presented from the PMI Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structure. PMI members can access a PDF of the full standard at no cost, and anyone can purchase a hard copy via the PMI Store.
This tool tracks progress against proposed benefits for all project benefit metrics. It compares commitments/projections made in business cases with the actual outcomes. If your projects have purely objective metrics and you monitor performance over a fixed time period, you may wish to repurpose this template into Excel to take advantage of the calculation ability. For subjective metrics and/or variable time periods, this Word version provides more flexibility and easier tracking.