The IT Downloads library (follow us on Twitter) saves the day. An SEO "oracle," a family member, came to me looking for help. He expanded his operation by adding an intern of sorts after already hiring two others to help him track clients and other tasks.
This was all well and good, but a distinct problem had arisen: With three people and no project management tools to speak of, affairs were getting increasingly disorganized. Milestones were lost in the shuffle; duplicate effort wasted precious time. Many times, last-minute rushes got the job done, but that's no way to ensure quality, or sanity.
So, he asked if ITBE had anything to offer to make his life easier and I pointed him in the direction of Info-Tech's Project Planning and Monitoring Tool
and the International Association of Project and Program Management's (IAPPM) Project Management Templates Workbook.
Real-time progress needs to be tracked against milestones if a project has any chance to meet its goals and schedule. Use Info-Tech's Excel-based tool to monitor your progress and communicate it to the entire project team.
The IAPPM workbook, a collection of templates, covers over 20 project factors, allowing project managers, team members, sponsors and stakeholders to easily track and monitor project activities.
Whether an SMB or a large corporation, these popular tools can help you avoid millstones and achieve your milestones.