Project Management Tools

Project management is one of the high responsibility tasks in any organisation. It is used in many types of projects such as software development, building construction and many more.

In order to execute a project successfully, the project manager should use appropriate tools and templates.

Tools can be specifically designed to meet the project requirements and can increase productivity of the project manager as well as project team.

Standard templates can assist project manager in all phases of the project which are 

  1. Initiating
  2. Planning
  3. Executing
  4. Monitoring and controlling
  5. Closing

Ideally you need to modify the templates in accordance with the project requirements.

  • Click on Gantt Chart to download example schedule template in excel format.

PROJECT STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

Stakeholder management is the process of managing the expectation of anyone that has an interest in a project or will be effected by its deliverable. There is no doubt that managing the expectations of stakeholders throughout the project life cycle is critical to the success of the project. Project managers should have clear understanding for the stakeholders and how they might help or hinder in project phases.

  • Click on Stakeholder Management Plan to download example template in word format which can be edited to   include your specific project details.

Microsoft Project Professional:

Microsoft Project is a suite of tools for more efficient project and portfolio management. It is the most popular project management software developed and sold by Microsoft. This software is being used by variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, government, retail, financial services and health care across the world for their projects.

This software is designed to assist project managers in developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets and analyzing workloads. The main modules of Microsoft Project include project work and project teams, schedules and finances.

It help users set realistic goals for project teams and customers by creating schedules, distributing resources and managing budgets.

Click on Sample MS Project File to download for learning purpose. You may need MS project software installed in your computer to view this. The software can be bought from Microsoft Office Website. See options and you may wish to use trial version first.

If you wish to download collection of ITTOs (Input, Tools & Techniques and Outputs) pdf chart for all 47 processes from the PMBOK 5th edition, please click on the link below:

PMBOK 5th Edition ITTOs – PDF Chart