Project Management Planning Tool
Our project management planning tool is easy to use and highly effective at making you think. It helps to think about projects in different ways; think about any assumptions which may be being made; think about who is involved and who might be forgotten; and to think about those things which could delay or threaten the success of a project.
This powerful tool helps people plan your projects successfully. Whether that’s as a new project manager or an experienced project manager. Using the project management planning tool will help anyone to plan successfully and avoid missing some of the details which can cause trouble.
The project management planning tool covers the five key areas of project management:
Project Management Planning Tool - Purpose
This section covers what you want your project to achieve and how you will measure success. This goes beyond just being on time and on budget. It explores how success will be measured from the client’s perspective. It helps to think about a project in the context of the wider organisation. The tool helps to reflect on those things which may have an impact on the project including both positive and negative factors. In conclusion it really pushes to make sure things are planned thoroughly.
Project Management Planning Tool - People
This section is all about the people. The tool asks you to input details of the people involved in your project from project manager to people actually doing the work. You’re working on your actual project so the data you put in is about your project and the people involved. The tool also provokes your thinking about who else is involved and often creates some thoughtful responses as it is easy to forget all the people who will be involved in a project. This section also goes into how to get people involved and motivated. It explores how to understand people’s motivations re your project. It gives tips and ideas on how to communicate with different people.
Project Management Planning Tool - Pricing
This is the part where budgeting is covered. This section may be more or less relevant depending on the type of project you are working on. But having gone through one of the worst recessions, it is prudent to reflect on budget issues and what might impact your project. It also looks at possible show stoppers and how you can possibly plan to overcome these.
Project Management Planning Tool - Processes
This section is about the processes. These are the nuts and bolts of the project. The milestones and the sub tasks. In some ways this may be the easiest bit. But assumptions can be made and this section often highlights them. The detailed work of who does what and when is started in this section. Where one person is reliant on another is highlighted here. This section may take you a lot of time if you want to plan in detail. It can also happen that if you do invest time in this section you may alter things like your project delivery date, number of people involved and managing people’s expectations as to what is realistic. You may also find one or two Tiger cubs in this section. Little projects all of their own!
Project Management Planning Tool - Planning
This section goes into detail about your plan. This is more about what will happen. when and by whom. These are the details which can be copied into diaries. There may well be link back into the people section, especially where expectations of what will be done by when requires communication.
Other Features of our Project Management Planning Tool
The Tiger-Taming Project Management Planning Tool has a number of additional features. Here are some of them:
Work on your project
You use the planning tool with your project in mind. Simply go through the steps and questions in the tool using data from your project. So this is learning whilst you work. We find this the bets approach rather than learning theories which you then have to apply in the workplace.
Save & Return
If you haven’t got the data you need to hand when you first draft your project plan, no problem, simply save and come back to it another time.
Access your project on the web
Because your project plan is recorded via this website you can access it whenever and wherever you want to.
If you go for an annual subscription you can plan up to five projects using the project management planning tool.
Project Management Planning Tool - FREE with our Training
Access and use of our Project Management Planning Tool is FREE to all participants on our training workshops. In fact we use the tool in the training. Participants open the website and think through their project as they complete the fields in the tool. For more details on how this works check out our Project Management Courses.
Project Management Planning Tool - Pricing
Access to use the project management planning tool for one project is FREE to participants on our training workshops.
To use the tool on up to five projects the subscription charge is just £20 per year.