Here, you find useful project management templates and tools, checklists, some demos, and white papers. You can download and adapt them for use in your projects. They will save you a lot of time in your daily work as a project manager.
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(1) Packages of templates, tools and checklists
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(2) Templates, tools and checklists for free download
From here, you can download the templates, tools, or checklists one by one and for free.
For each one, download the zip-file, and un-zip it to get the doc-format or the xls-format. All of them strictly use only standard Microsoft Office®, Word®, or Excel® functionality.
The first one is an inter-active combination of MTA table and MTA diagram that illustrates how we apply this tool. You can practice to work with it by entering your own project milestones and the relevant dates.
Click on the following image to open the MTA demo page in a new tab or window of your browser.
Here, you can follow a few steps into the forward / backward pass and then do your own calculation, based on a small network diagram.
(4) White Papers
(a) How to Find the Right Projects
Organizations trying to drive innovation with their projects face the basic questions:
How can they assure that the right innovation projects are undertaken in order to meet or exceed their overall goals?
How can they link the chosen projects successfully to the overall strategy of the organization?
The aim of this paper is to show a concrete and practical process for strategy development and to present a proposal how to facilitate this process so that project selection and linkage to the strategy can be achieved. It thus complements the section on Project Portfolio Management of this web site.
Originally, this paper was created for the 20th IPMA World Congress held from October 15 to 17, 2006, in Shanghai, then adapted this web site.
Too many projects lack sufficient planning; and if they have it, the plans lack flexibility for those things in implementation that are likely to change. On this web site, in section Planning Phase and its sub-sections, we give an overview over the steps and elements of the project planning process that help to create sufficient, yet flexible enough project plans. The following paper combines those project planning steps and elements into one pdf-file, ready for download.