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Project Planning & Management - Best Practice Tools & Templates

    Action Item List Online Template

    Action Item List

    An Action Item List is a simple tool for tracking tasks, owners of tasks, and the time frame that tasks need to be completed during a project.Learn More »
    Agile Project Management Online Template

    Agile Project Management

    Agile Project Management is a project management process in which each step of the project is broken into smaller sections or iterations. These iterations begin in the idea generation stage and continue through project completion.Learn More »
    Benefits Realization Management Free Online Tool

    Benefits Realization Methodology

    The Benefits Realization Methodology is a solution to the problem of actually measuring how successful projects are by measuring their value to the company that uses them. It was developed to assist organizations in effectively measuring the success of their projects, defined as profits resulting from implementing a project.Learn More »
    Critical Chain Method Online Template

    Critical Chain Project Management

    Critical Chain Project Management is a project scheduling method that factors in any limitations in resources, individual tasks that are dependent on the completion of others and additional hindrances to project completion. Using this method, the project manager should be able to focus the majority of their energy into the resources in the critical chain.Learn More »
    Critical Path Chart Online Tool

    Critical Path Chart

    Critical Path Chart is a project management tool that can be used with any project containing interdependent tasks, actions, or activities.Learn More »
    Critical Path Method Online Template

    Critical Path Method

    Critical Path Method (CPM) Project Management is a step-by-step project management process in which the project is split into the most critical, smaller tasks that progress from idea generation to project completion.Learn More »
    Event Chain Methodology Online Template

    Event Chain Methodology

    Event Chain Methodology is an uncertainty modeling and scheduling technique that is focused on identifying and managing events and the relationship between them (event chains) that affect project schedules.Learn More »
    Extreme Project Management Online Template

    Extreme Project Management

    Extreme Project Management is a planning method used to manage unusual or difficult projects. It is based on a flexible approach to management, because it focuses on a few details that outline the project, but leaves many details flexible to allow for changes and new information along the way.Learn More »
    Gantt Chart Online Template

    Gantt Chart

    A Gantt Chart is a project management tool that uses a bar chart format to lay out each activity required to complete a project.Learn More »
    Integrated Project Management Online Template

    Integrated Project Management (IPM)

    Integrated Project Management (IPM) involves coordinating all of the various resources and stakeholders that are involved in a project to make sure that each department is working consistently. Specifically, IPM requires that each business unit share all relevant information about the project goals.Learn More »
    Issue Tracker Online Template

    Issue Tracker

    An Issue Tracker is a management tool for tracking incoming issues, often related to a customer support center or software development program.Learn More »
    IT Roadmap Free Online Tool

    IT Roadmap

    An IT Roadmap is a strategic tool used to plot out at what stages and which technologies will be used to support and implement a new project. An IT Roadmap can be used to explain why a project is important and why the related technological support is required.Learn More »
    Lean Project Management Online Tool

    Lean Project Management

    Lean Project Management is defined by the use of other lean concepts, such as lean innovation, lean manufacturing and lean thinking to project management. The main tenet of Lean Project Management is providing more value with less waste, which should result in higher quality at a reduced cost.Learn More »
    Lean Six Sigma Online Template

    Lean Six Sigma

    Lean Six Sigma is a combination of two well-known project management methods, Lean and Six Sigma. Lean Project Management streamlines manufacturing and service processes by eliminating waste, while Six Sigma efficiently reduces the occurrence of defective products, thereby reducing waste and increasing customer satisfaction.Learn More »

    Plan of Intent (PoI)

    Plan of Intent (PoI) is an approved plan by senior leadership that illustrates an organization’s prioritized initiatives and projects. These initiatives should be in direct alignment with the operational plan that supports the organization’s annual goals and objectives.Learn More »

    Plan of Record (PoR)

    Plan of Record (PoR) is an approved plan by senior leadership that illustrates an organization’s prioritized initiatives and projects. These initiatives should be in direct alignment with the operational plan that supports the organization’s annual goals and objectives.Learn More »
    PMBOK Project Management Online Template

    PMBOK Project Management

    The PMBOK Project Management model is a set of accepted industry standards used by companies to manage projects which is documented in the Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and uses 5 steps to successfully manage a project, specifically: initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing.Learn More »
    PRINCE2 Project Management Online Template

    PRINCE2 Project Management

    PRINCE2 stands for Projects in Controlled Environments. As the name would imply, PRINCE2 Project Management is a highly structured project method that involves breaking projects into small, easy to manage stages. The stages are determined based on how they fare in six different categories: scope, length of time, risk, quality, benefits, and cost.Learn More »
    PRiSM Project Management Online Template

    PRiSM Project Management

    PRiSM stands for Projects Integrating Sustainable Methods. Therefore, PRiSM Project Management is a sustainable method for project management, enabling organizations to complete their projects while integrating environmental sustainability, which would benefit both the organization and society at large.Learn More »
    Process Based Project Management Online Template

    Process-Based Project Management

    Process-Based Project Management is a strategic and systematic management methodology which aligns all the objectives of a project with the overall mission and corporate values of a company.Learn More »
    Program Management Online Template

    Program Management

    Program Management consists of running an interrelated group of projects, called a program. Generally, programs are created with the intent of improving the organization’s current processes and policies or implementing change management.Learn More »
    Project Budgeting Online Template

    Project Budgeting

    Project Budgeting is a project management tool that controls the cost of a project by researching all possible costs associated with a project and combining them to come up with a project budget.Learn More »
    Project Charter Online Template

    Project Charter

    Project Charter lists the main goals of a project as well as a detailed plan for how to attain those goals. This detailed plan involves identifying the relevant stakeholders and determining the roles and responsibilities of each individual involved with the project.Learn More »
    Project Management Online Tools Templates

    Project Dashboard

    A Project Dashboard provides an overall measurement of the current status of a project. It is usually presented in spreadsheet format and contains all the key performance indicators relevant to a specific project in one place so that project managers can instantly evaluate progress.Learn More »
    Project Portfolio Management Online Template

    Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

    Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is a method utilized by project managers to determine what the value would be of investing time and other organizational resources in a particular project. Ultimately, PPM aims to establish the ideal combination of resources and tasks for a project that will promote the financial and procedural goals of an organization.Learn More »
    Project Portfolio Timeline Online Tool

    Project Portfolio Timeline

    Project Portfolio Timeline is a tool that can be used to visually plan a series of projects at the same time and provide a broad overview of all the projects happening in an organization at any given time.Learn More »
    Project Risk Management Online Template

    Project Risk Management

    Project Risk Management is an approach to project management that helps reduce the overall risk of a project by researching all possible costs and major risk factors associated with the successful execution of the project, including ensuring it remains within the defined budget.Learn More »
    Project Management Online Tools Templates

    Project Rollup

    A Project Rollup provides an overall glimpse of the current status of a multitude of individual projects. It is usually presented as a dashboard or in spreadsheet format and shows a topline view of projects so that project managers and stakeholders can instantly evaluate their progress.Learn More »
    Project Schedule Online Tool

    Project Schedule

    A Project Schedule is a project management tool that outlines the work that needs to be performed for a project, the resources needed, and the timeframe during which completion is expected.Learn More »
    Project Scorecard Online Template

    Project Scorecard

    A Project Scorecard can be used to assess the risk and complexity of a project. A scorecard also indicates how efficient and successful the project is based on various criteria like return on investment or cost containment.Learn More »
    Project Timeline Online Tool

    Project Timeline

    Project Timeline is a display of a list of events in chronological order. It is usually shown as a graphic with a horizontal bar depicting events and related dates.

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    Project Tracker Online Template

    Project Tracker

    Project Tracker is a tool to help project managers track a project from beginning to end. It itemizes specific jobs within a project by effectively managing work and resources required to complete a project. When each of the tasks is completed, it is checked off and the team can move on.

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    Requirements Breakdown Structure Online Template

    Requirements Breakdown Structure (RBS)

    Requirements Breakdown Structure (RBS) is a hierarchical, usually tree-shaped description of all project requirements which must be present in the end product in order to deliver the expected business value. Whereas a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) focuses the how of a project, an RBS focuses on the what of a project.

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    Scrum Project Management Plan Online Template

    Scrum Project Management

    Scrum Project Management is a type of agile project management that involves leading a team from one sprint to the next using time-bound deliverables and action plans.

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    Skills Requirement Checklist Online Tool

    Skills Requirement Checklist

    Skills Requirement Checklist is a tool for employees and potential employees which lists the skills needed to perform a specific job, and the level of competency required of each skill.

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    Project Task List Online Template

    Task List

    Task List is a prioritized list of all the tasks and responsibilities that need to be performed for a job or role on a team. The list typically shows everything that needs to be done in the order in which it needs to be completed.

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    Timecard Online Template

    Time Card

    Time Card is a tool for employees to track their hours worked. It is either filled in by hand or stamped electronically by a time clock.

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    To Do List

    To Do List is a prioritized list of all the tasks and responsibilities that need to be performed for a job. The list shows everything that needs to be done in the order in which it needs to be completed.

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    Waterfall Project Management Online Tool

    Waterfall Project Management

    Waterfall Project Management is modeled after its name, in that the steps in a project flow logically from top to bottom, in a sequential, linear order like a waterfall.

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    Work Breakdown Structure Online Tool

    Work Breakdown Structure

    Work Breakdown Structure is a tool used in project management showing a breakdown of a project into smaller, more manageable components.

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