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.
Before you embark on any project, it’s important to spend some time in the planning stage to make sure that everyone is on the same page. With these simple and downloadable planning forms, keeping focus on the entire project, from beginning to end, will become much easier.
If you want to make a Pareto chart to use in your project presentation but don’t have access to high-powered project management software, don’t panic. With these step-by-step instructions, you can use the more commonplace Microsoft Excel to create your chart in minutes.
If you’re tired of spending hours trying to format a chart or diagram for your project, check out some of these Six Sigma templates that are available as free downloads from the Project Management Media Gallery. Available templates include Fishbone Diagrams, PICK Charts, and SIPOC Diagrams.
In this article, I will show you a way to make stakeholder analysis matrices. By learning how to create this great little tool, you will be able to prioritize the various opinions, influences, and interests that go into the project you are managing.
Although Excel 2007 doesn’t have a built-in Gantt chart wizard like the ones found in other software products, it’s still possible to create this useful project management tool within the spreadsheet application.
A Work Breakown Structure (WBS) is used for breaking down a project into easily manageable components, or bites. Here we’ll break down the process for you, making it easy to use these structures in your project planning.
MS Word works well for creating status reports for only one project at a time. But if you work multiple projects at a time, it may be best to use Excel for your status report. This article explains the benefits of creating a status report with Excel and gives an example that you can turn into a template.
Once you have a good status report form, filling in the information is the easy part. Whether you create status reports for your manager or client, or just for yourself, a well-written status report can come in handy when you need it most. In this article, we’ll look at using Microsoft Word to create a status report.
When managing projects, software tools and utilities to help simply the process or ease the task. Little do most people know that such a tool is right under our very noses; at least most of us who use Microsoft Office.
One very important aspect of successful project management is the creation of a Statement Of Work (SOW). Every project must have one, and if it is not done properly the project will most likely fail – or at the very least fall short of stakeholder’s expectations. So what exactly is a SOW?