Project Management Products

Currently, we offer project management products in three different categories:

  1. self study material which you can use in order to improve your project management knowledge and skills,
  2. e-books on selected project management topics, most of them in pdf-format,
  3. the most useful collections of templates and checklists for successful project management.

Self Study material


E-books


Templates and checklists




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CBT Intro to PM

The CBT (Computer Based Training) Introduction to Project Management is organized into five lessons, five corresponding tests, and a final test. It takes at least two, typically, four to six hours to work through the whole course including all the tests. Ideally, you use this course in order to prepare for classroom training in project management. It contains inter-active elements in the form of Flash animations in order to support your learning.


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Learning Objectives: In this CBT you will learn fundamentals and the basic concept of project management. In particular, you will

  • know the definitions of the most important terms,
  • understand how we setup project management as a process,
  • know and be able to build the core components of a project plan,
  • know and be able to apply project controlling in implementation phase,
  • know the main activities in closure phase.

Target Group: Beginners who want to get familiar with the project management basics. Content:

  • Lesson 1: Basic Definitions, Triple Constraint, Project Life Cycle, Project Management Process, Test 1
  • Lesson 2: SMART Goals, Project Stakeholders, Test 2
  • Lesson 3: Project Scope, Project Schedule, Project Cost, Risk Management, Test 3
  • Lesson 4: Control Cycle, Controlling Tools, Change Control, Test 4
  • Lesson 5: Closure Phase, Lessons Learned, Test 5
  • Final test

Easy installation: You download a zip-file which you copy into a folder of your choice. After un-packing the content of the zip-file you find a file named “start_cbt.html”. You double-click it and it opens the CBT in your preferred browser - there you go. An integrated content overview provides easy navigation through the whole CBT.



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e-book Intro to PM

The e-book Introduction to Project Management (in pdf-format), is the text version of the CBT that takes you through the basics of project management in 5 lessons, complemented by 5 tests and a final test. All tests are integral part of the book that do not only help you to check your learning progress but also enhance your understanding of project management. Together with the e-book you receive a separate answer key for all tests, also in pdf-format. This e-book incl. answer key is now also available in the Kindle format. Follow this link to Amazon and check it out.


Price:

Learning Objectives: In this e-book you will learn fundamentals and the basic concept of project management. In particular, you will

  • know the definitions of the most important terms,
  • understand how we setup project management as a process,
  • know and be able to build the core components of a project plan,
  • know and be able to apply project controlling in implementation phase,
  • know the main activities in closure phase.

Target Group: Beginners who want to get familiar with the project management basics.

Table of Contents:

Introduction

Lesson 1: Fundamentals

  • Basic Definitions
  • Triple Constraint
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Project Management Process
  • Test 1

Lesson 2: Definition Phase

  • SMART Goals
  • Project Stakeholder
  • Test 2

Lesson 3: Planning Phase

  • Project Scope
  • Project Schedule
  • More Scheduling
  • Project Cost
  • Risk Management
  • Test 3

Lesson 4: Implementation Phase

  • Control Cycle
  • Controlling Tools
  • Change Control
  • Test 4

Lesson 5: Closure Phase

  • Closure Phase
  • Lessons Learned
  • Test 5

Final Test

Index



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The e-book Project Planning Guide (in pdf-format), gives you a complete description of the core project planning process. It is a practical text book of how to plan the scope, schedule and budget of projects.

In six chapters, we cover the project planning process step-by-step:
the purpose of project planning / product and work breakdown structure / estimating effort and duration / milestone plan, network diagram and Gantt chart / assigning resources / resource plan, cost plan and payment plan.


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Learning Objectives: After reading this e-book you will

  • understand the purpose of project planning,
  • understand the project planning process,
  • be able to plan the project scope,
  • be able to estimate effort and duration of a project,
  • be able to plan the project schedule,
  • be able to assign the project resources,
  • be able to plan the project budget.

Target Group: Project managers who want to get a complete, yet compact description of the project planning process in handbook form.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Purpose and Overview of Project Planning

Chapter 2: Planning the Project Scope

  • Product Breakdown Structure (PBS)
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Object oriented structure
  • Phase oriented structure (or process oriented structure)
  • Function oriented structure
  • The WBS as a mix
  • Work packages

Chapter 3: Estimate Effort and Duration

Chapter 4: Planning the Project Schedule

  • Project Milestone Plan
  • Network Diagram
  • Total float and free float
  • Different types of dependencies
  • Gantt Chart
  • Dependencies of work packages in Gantt charts

Chapter 5: Assigning Resources

  • Human Resources
  • Tools and Machinery
  • Material
  • Sub-suppliers

Chapter 6: Planning the Project Budget

  • Resouce Plan
  • Individual calendar information
  • Manpower Histogram
  • Cost plan
  • Payment Plan

Annex

Index



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Templates & Checklists: Definition and Planning

This first package of templates and checklists covers project definition and planning phase. They leave you all the freedom to adapt them to your needs because the layout of each file is minimal, yet giving you sufficient guidance in order to achieve the required results.


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This bundle contains 17 templates, including new ones  to support your stakeholder management (beginning with definition phase) and a sample project in the formats of Microsoft Project and OpenProject. You can change all the templates or checklists to your needs - just refer to our very simple terms of use (in ReadMe_DP.html).

Package Content:

01_project_definition_phase

01_stakeholder_analysis_part_1.doc
02_stakeholder_analysis_part_2.xls
03_project_evaluation_template.xls
04_project_prioritization_template.xls
05_project_charter_template.doc
06_project_manager_agreement_template.doc
07_project_management_handbook_template.doc

02_project_planning_phase

01_project_planning_checklist.doc
02a1_Sample_Project.mpp (Microsoft Project)
02a2_Sample_Project.xls (Microsoft Excel)
02a3_Sample_Project_critical_path_analysis.xls (Microsoft Excel)
02b1_Sample_Project.pod (OpenProject)
02b2_Sample_Project.ods (OpenOffice)
02b3_Sample_Project_critical_path_analysis.ods (OpenOffice)
03_work_package_template.doc
04a_effort_estimation.xls (Microsoft Excel)
04b_effort_estimation.ods (OpenOffice)
05_risk_analysis_template.xls
06_risk_table_p_i_diagram_example.xls
07_risk_table_template.xls
08_contract_analysis_checklist.doc
09_negotiation_preparation_checklist.doc
12_project_communication_plan_template.doc

Easy installation: You download a zip-file which you copy into a folder of your choice. After un-packing the content of the zip-file you find a file named <<ReadMe_DP.html>>. If you double-click it, it opens in your preferred browser. There you get more information about the resulting directory structure, its content and the terms of use.



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Templates & Checklists: Implementation and Closure

This second package of templates and checklists covers project implementation and closure phase. They leave you all the freedom to adapt them to your needs because the layout of each file is minimal, yet giving you sufficient guidance in order to achieve the required results.


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This edition contains 14  templates, including new ones to support your claim management (in sub-folder implementation  phase, with example) and a customer satisfaction interview guideline and questionnaire. The MTA_Formatting_screenshots may be helpful for setting up your milestone trend analysis (in 06_mta_template.xls). You can change all the templates or checklists to your needs - just refer to our very simple terms of use (in ReadMe_IC.html).

Package Content:

03_project_implementation_phase

01_project_site_diary_template.doc
02_meetings_checklist.doc
03_minutes_meeting_template.doc
04_timesheet_template.xls
05_project_status_report_template.doc
06_mta_template.xls
07_eva_template.xls
08_notification_template.doc
09_phone_call_note_template.doc
10_claim_records_checklist.doc
11_claim_preparation_example.doc
MTA_Formatting_screenshots.pdf

04_project_closure_phase

01_project_closure_checklist.doc
02_customer_satisfaction_interview_guideline.doc
03_customer_satisfaction_questionnaire.xls

Easy installation: You download a zip-file which you copy into a folder of your choice. After un-packing the content of the zip-file you find a file named <<ReadMe_IC.html>>. If you double-click it, it opens in your preferred browser. There you get more information about the resulting directory structure, its content and the terms of use.



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Templates & Checklists: All PM Phases

This third package of templates and checklists covers all  project management process phases: definition, planning, implementation and closure phase. You have all the freedom to adapt the templates and checklists to your needs because the layout of each file is minimal, yet giving you sufficient guidance in order to achieve the required results.


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With this bundle you get 31 templates, including the new ones for your stakeholder management (beginning with definition phase) and a sample project in the formats of Microsoft Project and OpenProject.  For project implementation and closure phase, we provide templates to support your claim management (in sub-folder implementation  phase, with example) and a customer satisfaction interview guideline and questionnaire. The MTA_Formatting_screenshots may be helpful for setting up your milestone trend analysis (in 06_mta_template.xls). You can change all the templates or checklists to your needs - just refer to our very simple terms of use (in ReadMe_DPIC.html).

Package
Content:

01_project_definition_phase

01_stakeholder_analysis_part_1.doc
02_stakeholder_analysis_part_2.xls
03_project_evaluation_template.xls
04_project_prioritization_template.xls
05_project_charter_template.doc
06_project_manager_agreement_template.doc
07_project_management_handbook_template.doc

02_project_planning_phase

01_project_planning_checklist.doc
02a1_Sample_Project.mpp (Microsoft Project)
02a2_Sample_Project.xls (Microsoft Excel)
02a3_Sample_Project_critical_path_analysis.xls (Microsoft Excel)
02b1_Sample_Project.pod (OpenProject)
02b2_Sample_Project.ods (OpenOffice)
02b3_Sample_Project_critical_path_analysis.ods (OpenOffice)
03_work_package_template.doc
04a_effort_estimation.xls (Microsoft Excel)
04b_effort_estimation.ods (OpenOffice)
05_risk_analysis_template.xls
06_risk_table_p_i_diagram_example.xls
07_risk_table_template.xls
08_contract_analysis_checklist.doc
09_negotiation_preparation_checklist.doc
12_project_communication_plan_template.doc

03_project_implementation_phase

01_project_site_diary_template.doc
02_meetings_checklist.doc
03_minutes_meeting_template.doc
04_timesheet_template.xls
05_project_status_report_template.doc
06_mta_template.xls
07_eva_template.xls
08_notification_template.doc
09_phone_call_note_template.doc
10_claim_records_checklist.doc
11_claim_preparation_example.doc
MTA_Formatting_screenshots.pdf

04_project_closure_phase

01_project_closure_checklist.doc
02_customer_satisfaction_interview_guideline.doc
03_customer_satisfaction_questionnaire.xls

Easy installation: You download a zip-file which you copy into a folder of your choice. After un-packing the content of the zip-file you find a file named <<ReadMe_DPIC.html>>. If you double-click it, it opens in your preferred browser. There you get more information about the resulting directory structure, its content and the terms of use.



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Terms of Use

By the expression “PM products and tools” we refer to “the products, tools, templates or checklists or parts of them offered through this website, www.project-management-knowhow.com”.

project-management-knowhow.com grants permission to use the PM products and tools based upon the following terms.

  1. You may change the PM products and tools to your needs. If you apply any change you must remove our logo include the following remark: "originally created by project-management-knowhow.com".
  2. You shall not sell, distribute, sub-license, lease, hire out, share use of, rent or transmit any of the PM products and tools or parts of them in any way.
  3. Before using the PM products and tools for teaching, consulting or training you must acquire the express written consent of project-management-knowhow.com.
  4. project-management-knowhow.com gives no warranty regarding the results of your use of the PM products and tools as those results depend on how you use the PM products and tools.
  5. project-management-knowhow.com is not liable to you or any third party for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind resulting from or in connection with the use of the PM products and tools.


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