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Project Plan Template

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Download this free project plan template to scope out your work and break it down into manageable components; then schedule and assign the tasks needed to complete your project. You can also use this template to manage workloads and tasks as changes occur.

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Project Budget Template for Excel

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A project budget contains the financial details of your project, including the estimates of all the money you need to layout to lead a successful project, from resources to materials. Monitor project expenses with this Excel budget template.

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3 Ways to Get Microsoft Project Online

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You need to manage your projects online, so you’re considering the options, including all the Microsoft Project online options. So how do you choose?

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Project Crashing in Project Management: Definition & Best Practices

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There’s never enough time when managing a project. That’s why we make schedules—to try and control time, just enough to get your deliverable by the deadline. But even the best laid plans tend to go awry, to paraphrase the poem.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

How to Calculate Resource Utilization for a Project

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Your most important resource when managing a project is your team. They need tools, equipment, materials and more to get the job done, of course. But without people who have the skills and experience to use those tools and materials, your project isn’t going anywhere.

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What Is a Project Management Communication Plan?

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Communication is strange. It should be so easy. You say something, someone listens and understands. But it doesn’t always work out that way, does it? So, what do we do to make sure our words are heard and the message we’re trying to convey is comprehended and acted on correctly? That’s a tall order.

The Product Owner in Scrum: Responsibilities, Certifications & Tools

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Scrum is a framework for organizing agile teams, and it’s processes and guidelines are excellent for improving team productivity. One reason scrum is so effective is that it clearly defines the different roles of the team.

How to Make an Agile Workflow for Your Team

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Managing a team is a balancing act. They need direction, but if you’re too hands on then you can often stifle their process. What can a team leader do that doesn’t micromanage their team to death, but inspires them to greater heights of productivity? An agile workflow can help.

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Agile vs Waterfall: What’s the Difference?

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According to Newton’s third law of physics, every action in nature has an equal and opposite reaction.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

Strategic Planning Models: An Introduction to 5 Popular Models

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Organizations are always looking for ways to improve. It’s how they stay relevant and, more importantly, profitable. But you don’t get better just by desiring it. It takes strategy, and then a model to implement that strategy.

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How to Write a Business Case

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A business case is the way you prove to your client, customer or stakeholder that the product you’re pitching is a sound investment. Below, we illustrate the steps to writing one that will sway them.

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How to Create a PERT Chart

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A PERT chart can help you manage your project. But what is a PERT chart and how does it assist project managers when they’re working on larger, more complex projects? What Is a PERT Chart? PERT is an acronym that stands for P rogram E valuation and R eview T echnique.

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Project Time Tracking: Management Tips & Tools

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Time is right there in the holy trinity of project management—the triple constraint. The triple constraint consists of the scope, cost and time needed for a project. Every project must manage the triple constraint, and therefore must manage time. Projects by definition have a start and end date.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

How to Run a Planning Meeting (Checklist Included)

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Meetings—there can be too many. Meetings are sometimes held to discuss when to meet: it can feel absurd. However, meetings are not some useless artifact from business past. They are an important means of communication.

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Risk Analysis 101: How to Analyze Project Risk

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Before you’re able to analyze the risk in your project, you have to acknowledge that risk is going to happen in your project. By planning for risks, you begin the process of knowing how to identify, monitor and close out risks when they show up in your project.

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How to Make a Construction Schedule

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Construction projects are notoriously difficult, and they’re known for encountering delays. They involve a lot of moving parts, teams, equipment and materials. If any discipline needs a well-thought-out schedule, it’s construction project management.

How to Plan an Event

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Need to know how to plan an event? If you’re planning a big event like a conference, we can help you successfully plan, structure and lay it out. This blog will go over everything you need to consider when planning an event, including an easy-to-use checklist. Planning an Event.

Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

Float in Project Management: A Quick Guide

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Projects are made up of a large number of tasks, and keeping track of those tasks is a primary role of a project manager. Sometimes, the tasks in a project all run smoothly and independently of each other, and there are no complexities. Other times, however, there will be a large chain of dependent tasks that make things more complicated. What happens if a task needs to be completed today, but the person responsible for it is waiting on another task that hasn’t been completed yet? Delay happens.

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The 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas (PMBOK)

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What do you need to know to succeed at project management? Everything! While there’s some truth to that joke, it’s not helpful to the student or the experienced professional who is looking for a way to understand the myriad responsibilities of being a project manager. The vast range of project management tools , terms, skills and knowledge that are within its discipline can be intimidating. This is why PMBOK was created — to help unify and standardize the many parts of project management.

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Project Management Framework Types, Key Elements & Best Practices

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A project never exists in a vacuum. A project is executed by a team within an organization that has some sort of a project management framework established to enable the process.

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Project Controls: A Quick Guide

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If something bad is going to happen on a project, it’s likely related to time, cost or scope. Project managers are well aware of this and spend much of their time planning in order to avoid negative risk and its potential impact. There are many tools that can mitigate risk in a project, but it also takes skill in something called project controls. Like the name implies, project controls are about controlling the project and keeping it from exceeding budgets and deadlines.

Social Collaborative Management: Harnessing the Power of the Many

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker & Author of The Lazy Project Manager

Social Collaborative Management aims at delivering, at the enterprise level, a common goal for the business while harnessing the performance advantages of a collaborative community. This is a vital paradigm shift that many organisations are trying to understand right now - balancing traditional work and centralised leadership against the value of decentralised teams and trust. But the principles of harnessing collective power, collaboration, and community build an underlying ‘constant change’ capability that is critical in today’s new work environment.

Project Administrator Job Description

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Projects are not done by a single person. There are many stakeholders who each have a vested interest. Project managers are the ones tasked with planning, monitoring and managing the teams, but PM’s can’t manage it all alone. Depending on the size of the organization or project, there can be dozens of employees working to make sure everything is running smoothly. For one thing, projects are notorious for creating piles of paperwork. Someone has to keep track of the paper trail.

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Sprint Planning 101: How to Plan Great Sprints

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Ask a dozen people what agile is and you’ll get a dozen different answers. But it’s best defined by scrum as a model. Scrum is a way to manage a project within an agile framework and is made up of three roles: product owner, scrum master and team.

2020 290

The Best Way to Make a Work Plan

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Before you can accomplish your goals, you need to plan how to reach them. A work plan creates a clear path to those desired outcomes. Along that path will be resources, constraints and other elements that need to be identified.

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Implementation Plan: How to Create and Execute One

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From the beginning of a triathlon to the first notes of an opening night play—the way you start things off can set the tone for the rest of the event. The same goes for an implementation plan.

Collaborate Better with Your Customer-Facing Teams

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Leader Coach, Fearless Product LLC

Customer discovery is the lifeblood of product teams to identify the most important customer needs to solve next. Often it's the Product and UX members of the trio who take lead on facilitating this discovery. But what about other customer-facing teams in an organization? How do product teams best partner with these teams to understand customers’ unmet needs and decide which needs to address next?

Managing Remote Teams: Challenges, Best Practices & Tools

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As technology advanced, so did the workforce and how teams work. No longer were organizations tied to dipping into the local talent pool. With broadband, mobile devices and software solutions, teams could be recruited anywhere and work remotely. While this widened the net in terms of capturing skilled workers, it creates a whole new set of problems for managers. How can you manage someone when they’re not there? Of course, you must trust your remote team to do its job.

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How to Make an Ideal Kanban Workflow for Your Team

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A kanban board is simple to use, but it can be a powerful tool for teams. A kanban board creates a visual workflow that illustrates how a team works together and how work is produced. Such workflows help teams improve productivity by providing a glimpse into efficiency at each project stage.

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How to Make a Risk Management Plan

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You identify them, record them, monitor them and plan for them: risks are an inherent part of every project. Some risks are bound to become problem areas—like executing a project over the holidays and having to plan the project timeline around them.

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Overcoming a Lack of Project Resources

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Resources are limited, but your ability to manage them to fulfill the needs of your project isn’t. One of the many challenges that face project managers is how to guide their project to a successful end without enough resources.

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Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

5 Tips for Using Scrum Boards

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A scrum board is a critical tool for successfully practicing its namesake, the agile framework, scrum. If you’re unfamiliar, scrum is useful for teams that work on complex, adaptive problems.

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How to Make a Cost Management Plan

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You know how it goes—you’re a few months out from a deadline, and your team isn’t anywhere close to finishing the project. You’re quickly running out of budget and time, and you’re starting to stress. Should you tell the stakeholders, or wait a little bit longer? Well, you’re not alone at least, as this situation happens to more than 45 percent of all large-scale IT projects.

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3 Must-Have Project Management Tools for Startups

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Starting a new company, or working for a startup, is equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. In a startup environment, budgets are often tight and the typical processes that keep companies running are often missing. Such a dynamic work environment can be punishing for even the most experienced employees because there will always be new problems to tackle and limited resources to tackle them.

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10 Essential KPI Metrics for Teams

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If you’re looking for ways to increase productivity in your project (and who isn’t?), then you’ll need to know how to effectively measure your progress. Tracking these key performance indicators (KPI) will help keep the team productive and the project on track.

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Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.