What is a Project Tracker, and what are best practices, tools and templates for teams and organizations?
Definition of Project Tracker
A 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.
Description of Project Tracker
Using a Project Tracker is an effective way to manage multiple projects and ensure they are completed on time and on budget, and to make sure company resources are used in the most cost-effective way. A successful Project Tracker contains the following:
- Clear definition of the scope of the project and agreed upon results that are measurable.
- Summary of deliverables that lead to the end result.
- Breakdown of each of the deliverables into smaller tasks to be completed by each member of the team.
The Project Tracker is available and visible to each team member and manager, so that everyone involved can keep an eye on progress and be alerted if the project falls behind schedule or goes over budget.
Tools & Templates
A specific tool often used for Project Tracking is a software-based or online spreadsheet to itemize and describe the various parts of a project and the estimated time of completion.
upBOARD's Online Project Tracker Tools & Templates
upBOARD’s online Project Tracker collaboration tools allows any team or organization to instantly begin working with our web templates and input forms. Our digital platform goes far beyond other software tools by including progress dashboards, data integration from existing documents or other SaaS software, elegant intuitive designs, and full access on any desktop or mobile device.
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