10 Hot Google Apps for Project Management
IT projects feature many moving parts. Keeping all those components moving smoothly and toward your objective is no small accomplishment. The and its contributors are here to help. Seasoned project managers, authors and other IT pros have uploaded dozens of tools, templates, checklists and reports to help you keep your projects on track and ensure success.
To stay on top of the many factors involved in your projects, and to make sure your team has the skills, experience and collaborative spirit needed to reach your goals, take a look at these popular project management resources:
- Project Management Templates Workbook - The project workbook, provided by the International Association of Project and Program Management, is a collection of templates that allows project managers, team members, sponsors and stakeholders to easily track and monitor project activities. The workbook contains templates for more than 20 different project factors, including Minicharter, Stoplight Report, Budget, Cost/Benefit Analysis and Risk.
- Project Knowledge Area Self-Assessment - This tool helps a project manager determine exactly what skills and expertise that each member of the project team possesses from the outset. Identify "knowledge gaps" and avoid single points of project failure.
- 'Tools for Project Management, Workshops, and Consulting' Excerpt - This book presents cookbook-style access to more than 100 most important skills. Written by professional consultant and executive coach Nicolai Andler, "Tools for Project Management: A Must-Have Compendium of Essential Tools and Techniques" is a unique reference work and guide for those wanting to learn about or active in the fields of consulting, project management and problem solving in general.
- Master Project Management Checklist Template - This master template, provided by project management specialist Michael Taylor, helps you maneuver your way through an entire project, from start to finish. This template provides blank checklists for the areas of project initiation, project planning, project execution, project control and project closeout.
- Capacity Planning Worksheet for Multiple Projects - Geoff Crane of Papercut Edge and Papercut Project Monitoring created the attached spreadsheet to help IT managers avoid maxing out project resources and the resulting costly overtime.
This is just a small sample of our offerings. Please let me know if there's something missing in our project management "toolbox."