Looking for ways to speed up creating project documents? These free templates are perfect for a quick, professional start
Project management creates a lot of documentation. That’s just the job. But there’s no sense in creating it from scratch. Why not use documents other people have created? After all, we’re all doing broadly the same thing.
That’s where templates come in. I rarely start any project management document from a blank piece of paper any longer. What’s the point when I can speed things up using a document I’ve previously created?
Whether you are trying to get a quick start or are just stuck for what you are supposed to put in All Those Documents, my collection of free templates is a good starting point.
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These are some of the templates inside the Resource Library…
A simple Excel spreadsheet for tracking everyone’s actions on projects.
Every meeting needs an agenda. Here’s a simple template to use that covers everything for the average meeting.
Simple Gantt Chart Template
This Excel Gantt chart template is a simple way for sharing the high level plan with stakeholders or planning simple projects.
Organisation Chart Template
A PowerPoint example of a project organisation chart that you can customise for your own team.
Simple Project Status Report
A basic (but highly functional – I use this regularly) template for project status reporting.
Roles and Responsibilities Document
Grab this template so everyone is clear what they are expected to do on the project.
Lessons Learned Meeting Agenda
This is the template you need to make sure everything is covered in your lessons learned workshops.
A PowerPoint template you can customise to document your processes.
Terms of Reference Document
A template that helps you get clarity on what it is you are going to do. Editable Word file.
Plus you’ll find these other checklists, guides and extras…
Project Initiation Checklist
The important things to remember when starting a new project.
Example Project Success Criteria
Copy-and-paste sample project success criteria for your documentation
Career Planner Workbook
My much-downloaded and now classic career planner workbook.
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