The wide collection of project management templates and forms available at Bright Hub PM are suitable for projects of all shapes and sizes. Every template is available as a free download and has an accompanying article explaining how to use the form and even how to customize the document so that it fits your own project needs.
Project managers, when attempting to strategically plan for success, often perform a SWOT analysis to determine strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Here, Jean Scheid offers a free SWOT analysis template with useful tips.
Use this collection of free project plan templates to help you speed up the project planning process. You will find templates for everything listed here from project charter templates to project schedule templates. Make use of this great resource and take advantage of these for your next project!
A run chart or run-sequence plot is data chart plotted in chronological order, displaying process performance over time or making explicit variations from the mean. Read on to see some example run chart applications.
Network Analysis and Gantt Charts are two very important tools of project management used during the planning phase of a project. It demonstrates activities against fixed time frames and helps in controlling the sequence of activities in a project.
Plan – Do – Check – Act (PDCA) is a process for problem solving that was first developed by W. Edwards Deming. Most often PDCA is incorporated as part of quality control projects. Find a free template in this article and learn how to use this methodology to improve quality efforts.
While work breakdown structures aren’t too hard to construct, why build them from scratch when you can plug information into these templates? Do you know what to look for and where to look for your work breakdown structure templates? Find out in this helpful Bright Hub article.
This article contains a fairly simple project proposal checklist. The essentials are all listed as well as some minor, but still very important, details you might forget or not have committed to memory. Review the checklist and apply it to your proposal so you can be confident about your project.
A statement of work (SOW) is essential to the project management process. Read on to learn the 8 steps for writing an effective statement and find samples that can jumpstart your SOW development process.
Understanding the calculations within PERT analysis is an essential aspect of assigning values and time to these critical and non-critical paths. Excel, and other spreadsheet programs, can be a big help.
Looking for information on how to make event chain diagrams…then here’s an article that will teach you how to go about it. Also you can use the free sample diagram to get a better understanding of how to make one.
In order to be successful, your project team must be certain of their goals and duties. Regular meetings keep everyone on track and in the loop. Make those meetings more effective by recording useful minutes to which you can refer later. Find free team meeting minutes templates to download here.
Completing projects on schedule, within budget and of high quality typically requires comprehensive planning. While sophisticated and expensive project management software
provides useful features and benefits, simple project planning charts are available from websites, such as Google Docs.
With this template, you can quickly and easily track the progress of all tasks and projects assigned to your team. The Excel format also makes it easy to cut and paste information from one month to the next.
You have started your project, or are about to, and some easy to use forms and templates would be very useful. Bright Hub’s extensive collection of free downloadable project management execution templates offers you both a comprehensive selection and choices of many executables for you to use.
If you want to visually rank your project opportunities from the least attractive to the most attractive then a PICK chart can help in this process. Learn how to create a PICK chart in MS Excel 2010 in just a few minutes through this tutorial.