This Excel document allows you to manage requirements related to your project by logging description, priority and type.
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As soon as your team actually starts working (execution phase), it is wise to create and maintain a resource calendar. This document allows you to manage resource availability within your project.
This Excel document allows you to create and manage a project schedule, and includes a resource distribution graph based on your inputs. Use in conjunction with the Work Breakdown Structure.
This Excel template allows you to create and manage a work breakdown structure using a register for work packages.
An essential part of good communication is story. And good story has structure, rules and guidelines. Understanding how story works, and how to tell good stories, is a critical tool in communicating well. In this presentation, you will learn how to understand and apply story telling principles to your communication efforts.
A simple decision log can help a project manager keep stakeholders and team members informed, aligned and engaged on decisions made throughout the course of the project. Here is a sample to use or modify to your specific needs. Use in conjunction with the article Distributed PM: Decision Logs.
This Excel workbook contains a risk register and response planning sheet to log risk cause and effects, along with strategy and action plans. It also includes a risk probability and impact matrix. Alter the data validation fields to suit your needs.
It doesn't need to be this way, and good, well-crafted business cases can be important decision tools to guide and support strategic decision making. This presentation dives in to what makes an exceptional business case, and how to build one.
Updated for 2020! Statistical PERT is an estimation technique that project professionals use to align expectations and make better business decisions. Use Statistical PERT to create a probabilistic forecast for many project uncertainties, such as how much your project will cost, or when you might deploy the next agile release. Statistical PERT easily models a wide variety of uncertainties using built-in statistical functions inside Microsoft Excel, making estimation easy to do—even for people who don't like statistics.
UPDATED for 2020! Statistical PERT® (SPERT®) is a freely licensed, probabilistic, estimation technique. Use Statistical PERT to estimate uncertainties that have bell-shaped risk properties, like: task duration, work effort, revenue, expenses, agile story points, project portfolios, event attendance and more. Use in conjunction with the article Getting Beta with Statistical PERT.