Thursday, December 16, 2010

How to Build a Useful Project Template (Project Management)

Here is a useful article on how to build a project template.

From: [Project Insight]

As we all know, the Project Management Institute (PMI) definition of a project is a ‘temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result.' By definition a project is unique, meaning that no two are exactly alike. However, most organizations have projects that they repeat on a monthly, quarterly or even more frequent basis. For these efforts, it makes sense to create a project template.

To create a good project template, get your team together in a meeting room or virtual conference call, and encourage participation. The purpose of this meeting is to gather all of the tasks or work that the project requires. Each participant may have valuable information to add, which is why you want all team players involved. Plus, if you build a project schedule with everyone's input, you will earn more ‘buy-in.'

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