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Our library of downloads provides tools that project managers will find useful as part of their project management toolkit.

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21 Ways to Excel at Project Management

Project Smart's popular project management eBook, written in a question and answer style, containing twenty-one pieces of valuable advice for making your projects a success.

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An Introduction to PRINCE2

This eBook by Frank Turley will provide you with an excellent introduction to PRINCE2. It's also a great way to prepare for classroom training or revise your PRINCE2 knowledge.

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BOSCARD is a strategic planning tool used to provide the terms-of-reference for new projects. The acronym stands for background, objectives, scope, constraints, assumptions, risks and deliverables.

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This document details the agreed project outcome and is used to obtain formal agreement from the Project Sponsor and Budget Holder to start the project.

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Cost Benefit Analysis

The cost benefit analysis is based on the comparison of a base case and one or more alternatives. This document gives general guidelines and examples for the preparation of cost benefit analysis for capital expenditure projects.

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Customer Acceptance Form

This document is used to obtain sign-off once the project has been measured against its acceptance criteria and has been formally accepted by the customer.

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Monte Carlo Simulation in MS Excel

The Monte Carlo method is based on the generation of multiple trials to determine the expected value of a random variable.

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Pareto Analysis Template

The value of Pareto Analysis for a project manager is that it reminds you to focus on the 20% of things that matter. Of the things you do during your project only 20% are crucial.

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PMP Exam Application Spreadsheet

When applying for the PMP exam, you might find it helpful to record the hours you've worked against each of the thirty tasks for the six process groups in this spreadsheet.

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Practical Project Management & Tracking using Microsoft Project

Marvey Mills' practical lessons and easily repeatable techniques on how to use Microsoft Project to achieve what is needed as a project manager.

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Project Management Glossary

Glossary of project management terms and acronyms used by project managers. Understanding these terms and acronyms is an important step towards success in project management.

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This document is used by Project Managers to track risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies. It is a good idea to create a RAID log at the start of each project so you can track anything impacting you now or in the future.

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SMARTER Goals Template

The mnemonics SMARTER is useful when setting project goals and objectives. It provides a way of ensuring everyone understands them, they are trackable, relevant, there are enough resources to achieve them and a firm deadline is set.

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The PRINCE2 Management Products Map

This document is based on the PRINCE2 Process Model Diagram. It shows when management products are created in a project, when management products are updated, who creates these documents and the inputs and outputs for each process.

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Website Requirements Specification

This requirements specification is used to record the user requirements for website development. The document describes why the website is needed and how it is to be created, implemented and maintained.

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Budget Analysis and Forecasting Template

Check actual spend against your budget estimate using this spreadsheet developed by Brad Egeland. This will tell you whether the project is progressing as planned or corrective action is needed.

Project Health Check

Will your project be a success? Find out in five minutes.

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