9 Essential Project Documents (With Templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

There were lots of other documents that all had a degree of overlap with a charter, but not an actual charter. Here are nine documents that no self-respecting project should be without. The project business case is the document that kicks off the whole project.

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Giveaway! Essential Documents

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management creates a lot of documents — let’s not pretend it doesn’t. However, you don’t need ALL the documents to do your projects. If you’re searching online for project document templates, it’s hard to know if you are finding quality files or things that will be relevant to your projects. That’s why I created the Essential Documents bundle. I’m giving away the Essential Documents bundle.

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GamePlan Project Management Software Review [2019]

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a review of GamePlan software using Firefox browser and Safari on my iPad, in April 2019. At the moment you can’t add documents to a task, but I’m not convinced this feature adds much to project management software anyway.

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AgilePM documentation based on building blocks

Henny Portman

If you look at the AgilePM (The DSDM Agile Project Framework) documentation set-up you could ask yourself if it’s not too much for an agile way of working? In AgilePM the following documents are described: Terms of Reference. How many board members have ever read these bulky documents?

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Requirements Gathering And Documentation Workshop

The Digital Project Manager

DPM Expert Kelly Suter turns requirements documentation into an unexpectedly fun and engaging process in. The post Requirements Gathering And Documentation Workshop appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects? I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? What will you be doing in 2019 to have your most successful year ever?

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Documenting Lessons Learned: What Have You Learned?

Project Smart

Being able to document lessons learned after a project is complete (or even in the middle of it) is one of the biggest responsibilities a project manager has on a project. Lessons learned can be helpful on any project, but first, they must be documented correctly.

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Video Tutorial: How to Organize Documents with InLoox 10 Web App

Inloox

InLoox 10 Web App simplifies the organization of project documents. Store all project documents centrally in one place. Avoid duplicates and edit documents directly online. You can also manage documents without direct project reference here. >> In this way, all project members and participants with the corresponding authorizations can always access the latest version. >> Watch the full video here [no audio] <<

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How to Write a Solid Project Scope Document | TeamGantt

TeamGantt

Learn what a scope of work (SOW) document is in project management and what elements to include in a scope statement, with scope document examples

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Documenting Project Requirements | Free Template | TeamGantt

TeamGantt

Documenting project requirements is a crucial step in project management. Learn how to define and document project requirements and download our free project requirements template

Cost Estimation for Projects: How to Estimate Accurately

ProjectManager.com

Document the Estimate: Have documentation for each step in the process to keep everyone on the same page with the cost estimate. Also, perform a postmortem where you can document lessons learned. Good cost estimation is essential for keeping a project under budget.

Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019

Epicflow Blog

As you can see, 2019 is bringing a wave of dynamically changing environments and potential Murphy’s law situations.

10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

And yet… somehow the organisation doesn’t have the documentation you need to get it started, keep it on track and close it down successfully. These are all good, reliable sources of quality documentation for projects. Feel free to change the documents so that they are actually useful.

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

55% of project managers tend to create a scope document before executing projects. Source: PMI, 2019 ) Tweet this. The post 100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019 appeared first on ProProfs Learning.

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6 major factors affecting resource capacity planning in 2019

Resource Guru

If you’ve ever tackled capacity planning before, you know it’s more complicated than one simple formula—and 2019 is welcoming a host of factors affecting resource capacity planning that is novel to this decade at an unprecedented scale. What’s new in 2019 is the demand for mentorship programs.

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

ProjectManager.com

Working software over comprehensive documentation: Documentation takes time. Each piece of documentation, from technical requirements to testing plans and other specifications, requires approval. Agile is about streamlining, not eliminating documentation.

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Team Collaboration Software: 3 Must-Have Features for Productivity

ProjectManager.com

Collaboration can also be asynchronous, where the interaction is not wedded to the same time and can be shifted, such as uploading shared documents or annotations. These documents can be attached at the task level and team members can access them as needed as well as comment on them.

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How To Create A Project Initiation Document

MindGenius

How To Create A Project Initiation Document. MindGenius Online has thousands of possible uses within an organization to help individuals and teams to plan more thoroughly, stay on track and get the right things done on time.

10 Essential Project Management Skills for Project Managers of 2019

nTask

If you’re looking for a sure formula to success, acquiring and honing these skills should be one of your top priorities in 2019. An important element of being organized also includes neatly documenting everything for future referencing.

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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

This is not a documentation exercise! In this article, let's explore what you need for a great project charter. John Maxwell says, “All great leaders possess two things: They know here they are going, and they are able to persuade others to follow.”

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10 Latest Project Management Trends You Must Know in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

It is 2019, all the companies that are trying to run their business are focusing on one thing and that is project management. There have been a lot of project management trends in 2019 that have come into the picture here. It is the future of project management in 2019.

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Requirements Gathering Template

ProjectManager.com

It’s a crucial document to complete before any project, but especially any IT or software development. There is also room for appendices, such as a list of reference documents used and their location and definitions of key terms used throughout. What is the purpose of your project?

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Benefits Management Template [Free Download]

Girl's Guide to PM

My thoughts are: Benefits should be documented in the business case. A benefits management plan is a document that sets out: what benefits you can expect from the project who owns them how you measure them what is required to achieve them.

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Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan

ProjectManager.com

The answer to this question will determine the amount of initial effort that we put into documenting our plan, as well as how much effort we will need to maintain the documented plan over time. None : The release plan is not documented at all. No documentation overhead.

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How to Track Percent Complete

Girl's Guide to PM

10 test scripts = 50%) then you can allocate a % complete based on hitting an arbitrary point in the activity, for example a sign off meeting, or completing a document to the point that it has gone out for review but hasn’t yet been ratified by the whole team.

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How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

This style of management provides a higher level of bureaucracy, documentation, oversight, and traceability than the agile approaches. Both latter two approaches are ‘lightweight’ being light on documentation but strong on delivery.

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5 Team Productivity Blockers and How to Overcome Them

ProjectManager.com

There’s nothing more frustrating and time consuming than searching through old emails or computer drives for important documents. Your team should be able to quickly and easily access folders and commonly-used documents.

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Change Request Form

ProjectManager.com

The descriptions should be brief, but the dynamism of the document makes it useful to IT projects or any other type of project you might be working on. The change request form is yet another document that will be archived at the conclusion of the project.

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Statement of Work Template

ProjectManager.com

The statement of work is the granddaddy of project documents, as it is the first you’ll create. It can help resolve or even avoid conflicts, as there is a master document in which everyone can look back at to discern the proper course of action.

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Tackling Project Management Job Titles

Arras People

Looking through the data from the 2019 Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report (2019 PMBR) it really reinforces the fact that project management is so richly diverse when viewed across the many organisations and industries where these important skills are used.

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How to Select Your Risk Responses

Girl's Guide to PM

Ideally, you’d have these documented in your risk response plan and use the same criteria throughout the project. Once the decision is made, document the decision in the risk response plan and take the necessary steps to implement the decision.

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9 SEO Experts Offer Their Best SEO Tips

ProjectManager.com

Recently, longer articles lost out to shorter documents that matched that query more precisely (too many people have become obsessed by the skyscraper technique and just adding 2000 words of fluff).

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7 Secrets to Successful Project Manager/Team Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

Secret #6: Managing Reports and Documentation. Keeping documentation and producing reports is an essential part of any project management role. Documentation also helps the team to remember goals, objectives, and any other details throughout the project.

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6 Best Business Management Software to Use in 2019

nTask

Safeguard your project from potential hazards by documenting risks earlier in the project lifecycle. Bitrix24 provides a unified platform for CRM, tasks management, documents management, and team collaboration.

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How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

This style of management provides a higher level of bureaucracy, documentation, oversight, and traceability than the agile approaches. Both latter two approaches are ‘lightweight’ being light on documentation but strong on delivery.

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How to Design a Clear Product Roadmap

ProjectManager.com

A product roadmap is a living document and should be updated regularly, so it’s a great tool to send to anyone in the product group or customers to keep them up-to-date on progress. A product roadmap is a living document and should be updated regularly.

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The Best OmniFocus Alternatives and Replacements of 2019

nTask

The product comes with a multi-dimensional mix of tools including document management, project scheduling, and task management to provide a complete solution under one platform. The post The Best OmniFocus Alternatives and Replacements of 2019 appeared first on nTask.

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Executive Summary Template

ProjectManager.com

When you’re proposing a project, you need several documents to back up your proposal. Chances are they’re not going to dig into the many supporting documents you have until you’ve sold them on the vision of the project.

Top 5 Leadership Theories

ProjectManager.com

And it began to be documented in the late 1700s by James MacGregor Burns, who was a political sociologist. And he documented and did a lot of research on two specific types of leadership. Everyone has a theory on what makes a great leader, and with good reason.

7 Employee Engagement Ideas to Improve Office Culture

ProjectManager.com

Our mission and values weren’t created to sit on an untouched document, but rather be brought to life by our employees on a daily basis.

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