Internal project team members often have little or no knowledge about what a project is or why project management processes are important. This simple presentation can help; use in conjunction with the article Teaching PM Basics to Non-PM Staff.
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Project teams are often faced with the need to quickly make decisions and are often called upon to defend and explain their decision-making process. A simple weighted matrix of choices can be a team-building activity and provide traceability for critical business decisions. This sample Matrix should be used in conjunction with the article Using a Decision Matrix for Group Problem Solving.
Project bugs and the forecasting of progress can be complex. An Excel spreadsheet can be employed to gauge the progress of the testing and resolution teams. Using this simplistic method in conjunction with test-estimation techniques can help the project manager determine the completion date for testing efforts. Use this template in conjunction with the article Software-Simplistic Prediction Model for Bug Forecasting.
This Excel workbook contains a wealth of templates to help you during your project. It includes a project checklist, charter, budget sheet, risk log, scope change log, project team register, communication reference chart, lessons learned register and more.
This data model represents a simple approach to creating a project management database. It was designed in a very popular open source database, but it can be incorporated into any database.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly explores an alternative project management curriculum. Join him to find out what he wished he had learned at project management school—and what we can all benefit from learning as well.
This Excel sheet helps you track monetary trends for various project items and plots a graph summary based on your entries. Adapt the items and expenses to suit your project.
This template is an Excel sheet with a pivot table utility report that retrieves data from data tables. By keeping a record of construction project data and information on data tables—and by using pivot tables—we can get back many forms and dashboards, such as a daily and weekly construction report. This zip file contains a sample record and a blank record.
In this webinar, participants will explore: The challenges associated with effective project management Why project managers often develop a myopic and narrow view of the project they are managing What a broader perspective of our projects and how we manage them might offer The insights that Charles Dickens offers to project managers How to manage projects in a way that brings value to stakeholders, and keeps the spirit of Christmas alive throughout the year
This Excel template helps you prioritize projects in your organization using objective criteria like strategic fit, economic impact and feasibility. You can adapt this template using other criteria that you can consider. This template helps you determine big-impact, top-priority projects for your organization.