Project Management

Most popular IT Project Management downloads of 2010

A definition template, an action item log, and a risk management list are among the most popular IT project management downloads on TechRepublic in 2010. Here are the top five PM downloads.

A definition template, an action item log, and a risk management list are among the most popular IT project management downloads on TechRepublic in 2010. Here are the top five PM downloads.

1: Definition template for smaller projects

The first step in project planning is to define the work. This template will help you create a definition document to guide you through small to medium-size projects.

2: Project action item log

Tired of meetings where the follow-up actions fizzle? Want to see a little more accountability so your projects actually get done the right way — and on time? This simple form will help you keep track of who's supposed to handle what.

3: Project risk management checklist

Many projects have inherent risks that can wreak havoc if left unmanaged. This checklist will help you assess and minimize the risk potential for your project and head off possible problems.

4: Project issue submission form

Attempts to track the problems that arise in the course of a large project can quickly get out of hand. This simple form makes it easy to record the key aspects of a problem so that everyone knows how it may affect the project, who's in charge of fixing it, and how and when it's resolved.

5: Scope change request log

One key to keeping a project on track is to maintain careful records of change requests. This scope change request log lets you consolidate and summarize all the requests into one easy-to-read document.

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