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  • An Excel template  designed for use with scheduling software including MS Project®

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Most Popular Project Management Tool Kits

Project Estimating Project Estimates: 4 Techniques & When to Use Them
WBS Work Breakdown Strucutre
The Work Breakdown Structure is Not a Tube of Toothpaste
Setting up our WBS
The Work Breakdown Structure: WBS Myths and Project Fortune Tellers
Activities Don’t Count
WBS Step by step
Giving Accurate Estimates Project Team Types
How to Estimate
Estimating with the Project Team
The 1st Meeting with the Sponsor What Makes a Great PM?
Project From Hell
5 Make or Break Situations with the Sponsor
PM Techniques for Influence & Persuasion Winning Negotiation Techniques
The Project Manager From Hell
Selling Projects So the Stakeholders Buy In
Succeeding on Strategic Initiatives Organizational Project Performance
How to Succeed On Multi-Department Projects
Surviving Project Gridlock
Project Fantasyland
Techniques for Being More Effective w/Team-First Meeting Negotiating with your team and vendors
Project Team Moments of Truth
Team Performance
Project Micromanagement
Techniques for Being More Effective w/Team-TM pulled off project Cross-functional Projects
Feedback that Changes Behavior 
Team Member Commitment
Project Scope: Requirements or Business Outcome: Keeping Our Focus in the Project Jungle
Project Plan Presentation Project Plan
Project Manager as Custom Tailor
Project Planning: Creativity & Politics
First Meeting with TM Project Team Member Attitudes
Micromanage?
Project Team From Hell
First Project Status Report Recognizing Good Project Performance
Status Reports & Tinker Bell
Status Reporting to the Sponsor
First Change Request Handling Changes to Scope, Cost, Duration
Change Control
Project Change Orders: Happy Customers and Effective Change Control
Gathering Requirements Lean Project Management
Project Requirements Indigestion
Gathering Requirements
Risk ID Pt 1 bundle with: Risk Identification
Risk Analysis Pt 2 Project Management Risk
Risk Management & Analysis
Project Risk Management Template
Answering Tough Executives ?s Internal Project Management Failures
Are Puppy Projects Making a Mess of Your Portfolio?
Scalable Project Methodology
Enterprise Project Flu
Handling Foolish Executive Demands Project Approval Meeting Roles
5 Make or Break Situations with a Sponsor
Project Illusions: Training Executives & Sponsors
Tale of Two Projects: Common Launch Project Initiation
Oh Sure I’m Committed to that Due Date
What to say when the sponsor talks about the finish date
Tale of Two Projects: Ususal Planning Approach Statement of Work
How to Define a Scope
Training Your Project Sponsor
Tale of Two Projects: Usual Estimating Approach Work Packaging Project Assignments
Project Resource Pool
How to Estimate
Getting Commitment from your team
Project Planning Blunders: Due Dates Blind Date Projects
Project Due Dates
Drive Through Project Planning
Project Planning Blunders: Lost in Details Project Requirements
Project Micromanagement
Activities Don’t Count
Project Planning Blunders: Feudal Turf Wars The Project Office
Project Based Organization
Stages in an Organization’s Project Development
Maturing as a Project Management Organization Weird Fantasies and Ugly Truths
Enterprise Project Management: The Project Control Tower
Project Planning Blunders:  To Do Lists Evaluating a Work Breakdown Structure
Project Scope Statement
The Work Breakdown Structure: WBS Myths and Project Fortune Tellers
Activities Don’t Count
Handling Budget Cuts 4 Corners Approach
Surviving the Executive Slicing Board
Handling Duration Cuts Impossible Due Dates
Blind Date Projects
Handling Scope Changes Scope Creep
4 Corners Approach
Handling Changes to Scope, Cost, Duration 4 Corners
Change Control
Fixing  a Dysfunctional Team Virtual Project Teams
Project Manager’s Behavior Analysis Template
Project Conflict
The Best Way to Criticize Effectively
Defending Cost & Duration Estimates Project Finish Date
4 Corners Approach
Handling Changes to Scope, Cost, Duration 4 Corners
Why Do So Many Projects Fail Company Project Management
Scalable Project Methodology
Surviving Project Gridlock in Your Organization
Project Department Death Spiral
Why Do So Many Projects Fail?
The Death Spiral of an IT Department
Greedy Consultants and Contractors Profitable Account & Client Management
Project Contractors & Consultants
Hitching Contractors to Your Project
Project Change Orders: Happy Customers and Effective Change Control
Lesson: Project Contractors & Consultants

Small Project Project Management Tool Kits

Scope Definition Smaller Project What to say when the sponsor talks about the finish date
Achievement Driven Project Management
Project Scope Statement
Decomposition/Deliverables Smaller Project Drive Through Project Planning
Achievements vs Activities
Activities Don’t Count
Charter Smaller Project Project Charter
Project Planning Steps
Project Charter Solving Problems Early
WBS Smaller Project WBS Step by step
Setting up our WBS
The Work Breakdown Structure: WBS Myths and Project Fortune Tellers
Work Breakdown Strucutre
The Work Breakdown Structure is Not a Tube of Toothpaste
The Work Breakdown Structure: WBS Myths and Project Fortune Tellers
Predecessors Smaller Project Deliverables vs Activities
Project Schedule Software
Resources Smaller Project Project Micromanagement
Team Member Work Packages
Drowning in the Project Resource Pool
Project Team Types
How to Estimate
Optimizing/Critical Path Smaller Project Critcal Path
Project Plan Tradeoffs
Sequencing Tasks Optimizing Schedules
Conflict Smaller Project Project Conflict
The Best Way to Criticize Effectively
Virtual Project Teams
Project Manager’s Behavior Analysis Template
Tracking Smaller Project Status Reporting
Lessons Learned
Status Report Techniques
Status Reporting to the Sponsor

 

Project Management Tools : Microsoft Project® Software

Software WBS Instructions Setting up our WBS
The Work Breakdown Structure: WBS Myths and Project Fortune Tellers
Work Breakdown Strucutre
The Work Breakdown Structure is Not a Tube of Toothpaste
The Work Breakdown Structure: WBS Myths and Project Fortune Tellers
Activities Don’t Count
WBS Step by step
Software Predecessors Instructions Project Schedule Software
Deliverables vs Activities
Software Resources Instructions Project Micromanagement
Team Member Work Packages
Drowning in the Project Resource Pool
Project Team Types
How to Estimate
Software Optimization Instructions Critcal Path
Project Plan Tradeoffs
Sequencing Tasks Optimizing Schedules
Software Tracking Instructions Status Reporting to the Sponsor
Status Reporting
Lessons Learned
Software Advanced Tradeoffs: Bundle of 4: Achievements & Project Tradeoffs
Budget movie & Surviving the Executive Slicing Board
Duration Movie & Critical Path a Project Manager’s #1 Tool
Resources Movie Project Resource Pool
Software Slack and Delay Slack & Delay
Software Tracking and EV Status Reports that Stupefy
Tracking and Status Reports Avoid Surprises When It’s Too Late

 

Project Management Tools for Larger projects

Strategic Project Planning/High Level Design Project Scope
Project Planning: Creative & Political First Step
Facilitating a Meeting
Project Initiation
Managing Stakeholders and Requirements Project Approval Games: Three Fantasies
Training Your Project Sponsor
Selling Projects
Project Requirements
Advanced Estimating Techniques: Analogous, Parametric, PERT Three Point Estimating
Team Member Performance
How to Estimate
Getting Commitment from your team
Project Estimates: 4 Techniques & When to Use Them
Advanced Risk Management Project Management Risk
Risk Identification
Risk Management & Analysis
Project Risk Management Template
Change Control and Optimization Handling Changes to Scope, Cost, Duration 4 Corners
Change Control
Project Change Orders: Happy Customers and Effective Change Control
Sequencing Tasks Optimizing Schedules
Critical Path
Corrective Action, Earned Value and Forecasting Status Reports & Tinker Bell
Earned Value
Status Reporting to the Sponsor

Project Management Tools Best Practice Techniques

Project Initiation Introduction Project Planning Steps
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 Initiation
Project Assessment & Feasibility Project Planning: Creativity & Politics
Selling Projects
What Makes a Great PM?
Define High Level Scope How to Define a Scope
Project From Hell: Devil of a Battle to Get Scope Defined
Project Scope Statement
ID Stakeholders & Expectations Stakeholders & Project Requirements
Project Approval Games: Three Fantasies
Project Requirements
ID Risks, Assumptions & Constraints Brainstorming & Risk Identification
Project Management Risk
Project Risk Management Template
Develop Project Charter A Charter Forged in Fire & Brimstone
Project Charter
Charter Approval Strategic Project Reach
Project Charter Solving Problems Early
Initiating Summary Project From Hell: A Sponsor Who Will Lead Us Into the Inferno
Project Initiation
Project Planning Steps
Planning Foundation Intro Project Planning the First Step
Project Planning Steps
Project Planning: Creative & Political First Step
Gather Requirements Gathering Requirements
Lean Project Management
Project Requirements Indigestion
Create WBS WBS
The Work Breakdown Structure: Is it a Big To-Do List?
The Work Breakdown Structure: WBS Myths and Project Fortune Tellers
Work Breakdown Strucutre
Estimate Costs, Work Budget Work Packages
3 Point Estimating
How to Estimate
Develop Schedule Project Schedule Software
Critical Path Project Manager’s #1 Tool
Deliverables vs Activities
HR  Plan Project Resource Pool
Recognizing Good Performance
Project Team Types
Comm Plan Crème de la PM
Getting Commitment from your team
Facilitating a Meeting
Planning Foundation Summary Scalable Project Methodology
Project Approval Games: Three Fantasies
Training Your Project Sponsor
Planning Advanced Intro Lean Project Management
Scalable Project Methodology
Selling Projects
Procurement Plan Drive Through Project Planning
Profitable Account & Client Management
Project Contractors & Consultants
Hitching Contractors to Your Project
Quality Plan Project Manager As Custom Tailor
Activities Don’t Count
What Makes a Great PM?
Surviving Project Gridlock
Change Management Plan Salvaging an Albatross Project
Change Control
Change Control
Risk Mgt Plan Project Risk Management Template
Risk Identification
Project Management Risk
Risk Management & Analysis
Present Project Plan Project Planning Template
Selling Projects So the Stakeholders Buy In
Project Planning Steps
Project Kickoff Meeting Facilitating a Meeting
Project Approval Games: 3 Fantasies
Planning Advanced Summary Surviving the Executive Slicing Board
Selling Projects
Project Requirements
Executing Intro Recognizing Good Performance
Project From Hell
Project Team Member Attitudes
Obtain &  Manage Resources Virtual Project Teams
Your Project Team: Galley Slaves, Pirates or the Love Boat
Feedback that Changes Behavior 
Execute Project Plan Sowing the Seeds of Team Conflict
How to Succeed On Multi-Department Projects
Team Performance
Quality Assurance Why Do So Many Projects Fail?
Recognizing Good Project Performance
Change Control
Implement Approved Changes Handling Changes to Scope, Cost, Duration
Handling Changes to Scope, Cost, Duration
Project Change Control
Change Control
Implement Approved Actions Rescuing a Failed Project
Project Change Orders: Happy Customers and Effective Change Control
Scope Creep
Change Control
Maximize Team Performance Project Teams
A Tale of 3 Project Managers: Seeing Ourselves as Project Team Members See Us
Feedback that Changes Behavior 
Executing Summary Project Team Performance When the Heat is On
5 Make or Break Situations with a Sponsor
Project Illusions: Training Executives & Sponsors
Feedback that Changes Behavior 
Monitoring & Controlling Intro
Project Moments of Truth
Team Member Performance
What Makes a Great PM?
Measure Project Performance Tracking Project Results
Getting Commitment from your team
Tracking And Status Reports Avoid Surprises When It’s Too Late
Oh Sure I’m Committed to that Due Date
Manage Changes: Scope Cost Schedule Project Change Control
Handling Changes to Scope, Cost, Duration
Scope Creep
Change Control
Quality Control Project Change Orders: Happy Customers and Effective Change Control
Project Change Control
Change Control
Update for New Risks Risk Management & Analysis
Risk Identification
Project Management Risk
Risk Management & Analysis
Project Risk Management Template
Control Scope Schedule Cost Scope Creep
Change Control
Project Change Orders: Happy Customers and Effective Change Control
Handling Changes to Scope, Cost, Duration
Communicate Status &  Performance Grade Your Status Reporting
Facilitating a Meeting
Getting Commitment from your team
Monitoring & Controlling Summary 5 Make or Break Situations with a Sponsor
Project Management Risk
5 Make or Break Situations with the Sponsor
Change Control
Closing Intro Pony, Thoroughbred & Clydesdale PM Techniques Can We Sometimes Use PMBOK Lite?
The Dysfunctional Project Organization
What Makes a Great PM?
Status Reporting to the Sponsor
Recognizing Good Project Performance
Verify Scope Acceptance Post Project Reviews: Lessons Never Learned
Organizational Project Performance
How to Succeed On Multi-Department Projects
Transfer Ownership of Deliverables Project Change Orders: Happy Customers and Effective Change Control
Profitable Account & Client Management
Project Contractors & Consultants
Financial, Legal, Administrative Close Project Office: High Flying PM Aces and TV Weather People
Surviving Project Gridlock
Project Fantasyland
Distribute Final Project Report 5 Star Project Managers
Organizational Project Performance
Facilitating a Meeting
Collate Lessons Learned Lessons Learned & Those Dusty Project Archives
Surviving Project Gridlock
Project Fantasyland
Archive Project Information Stages in an Organization’s Project Development
Organizational Project Performance
How to Succeed On Multi-Department Projects
Measure Customer Satisfaction Maturing as a Project Management Organization Weird Fantasies and Ugly Truths
Project Change Orders: Happy Customers and Effective Change Control
Lesson: Project Contractors & Consultants
Closing Summary Enterprise Project Management: The Project Control Tower
Company Project Management
Why Do So Many Projects Fail?
The Death Spiral of an IT Department
Communications 5 Make or Break Situations with a Sponsor
What Makes a Great PM?
5 Make or Break Situations with the Sponsor
Feedback that Changes Behavior 
Cost Handling Changes to Scope, Cost, Duration 4 Corners
Drive Through Project Planning
Training Your Project Sponsor
Selling Projects
Human Resources Project Team Member Skills
The Ultimate Project Team Member: Butterfly vs. Caterpillar
Project Teams
A Tale of 3 Project Managers: Seeing Ourselves as Project Team Members See Us
Project Team Member Skills
Integration Drive Through Project Planning
Project Plan
Project Change Control
Change Control
Procurement  Lesson: Project Contractors & Consultants
Profitable Account & Client Management
Project Contractors & Consultants
Hitching Contractors to Your Project
Quality 5 Make or Break Situations with a Sponsor
Activities Don’t Count
What Makes a Great PM?
Project From Hell
Risk Management Project Management Risk
Risk Identification
Risk Management & Analysis
Project Risk Management Template
Scope The Scope Statement Carousel
The Greatest Work Breakdown Structure Ever Created
How to Define a Scope
Drive Through Project Planning
Time Tracking And Status Reports Avoid Surprises When It’s Too Late
Handling Changes to Scope, Cost, Duration
Oh Sure I’m Committed to that Due Date
What to say when the sponsor talks about the finish date
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