You’ve been through the training, you’ve taken the classes you may have even gotten your PMP certification. Congratulations.
You are now a member of global community of people who make project management a career choice and one who is empowered by their employers to help make their organizations more profitable, more valuable and certainly more relevant in our ever changing economic landscape.
This perspective on using project management forms and the value they bring to every project management organization to deliver business results is one that works. My experience spans more than 25 years delivering project management consulting, training and project delivery. The last thirteen of those years has been dedicated to the development of educational products that assist project managers to deliver project on time, on budget and within the planned scope. One of the first things a new project manager asks “is there a template for that?” And in my book that is a great question. Why should you reinvent the wheel each time you are ready to do a project? It is my firm belief that most everything we do today is a derivative of a previous project that was done before. It may be a new version or a different color but in general (not all) projects that we are involved with have already been done either successfully or unsuccessfully. Either way there is knowledge to be leveraged. What you will learn in this presentation is:
Project management forms make project management more likely to succeed.
Project management forms can institutionalize a process for delivering projects that is repeatable, predictable, scalable, and measurable.
Good forms used correctly can greatly increase productivity and consistency within a distributed network of project team members. Very important in today’s global environment.
Most companies don’t have an information repository or asset library as it is called. You don’t have to buy software and hardware to start your own asset library. Just devote some space on a shared drive, drop in some common forms that everyone needs to use then create a good organizational hierarchy that is specific for your company and communicate the knowledge share to everyone. Now you are on your way to project management success.
PS TSI offers 101 forms for $50.00.