Project Management Foundations Resources
Software and Templates
ProjectManager.com’s “Top 5 Excel Project Templates” (time: 2:49)
PC Magazine’s “Best Project Management Software” (time: 1:17)
Creating a Gantt Chart Using Smartsheet (time: 4:15}
Tracking and Monitoring
ProjectManager.com’s Five Tips for Tracking and Monitoring (time: 3:48)
Easy Project’s Six Metrics and KPI’s (time: 3:32)
This video demonstrates six example measurements of a project’s health. They are not suitable for all types of projects, but will get you thinking about how to measure the progress of your own projects. You should choose metrics that fit your project and organizational environments. One of the methods is earned value. This is a powerful, but rather complex method that simultaneously measures how well a project is performing on multiple perspectives – its schedule, budget, and work accomplished to date. Contact me if you want more info.
ProjectManager.com’s Five Types of PM Reports (time: 10:35)
The first three tools here are focused on a type of project work that is probably not typical for many of you, and in my opinion may get too far into details for many projects. You may want to skip ahead to the portfolio dashboard (about 7:50 – 8:35) and a list of what should be in a project status report (8:35 – 10:10).