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Free Project Management Templates

Excel Free Project Management Templates Over 100+ Download

Techno-PM is a rich source of free project management templates. We have templates for all the phases of a project lifecycle. Using our free templates, a project manager can give a jump to start to their projects. Our project management templates have been designed based on years of experience. Though our templates are very IT or Software Projects focused they can be used for all the general projects. For example, the template Payroll Project Plan Template and SAP Project Plan template can be used any generic project. We also have a range of Excel Project Management templates which are free to use.

Our most popular excel template is One Page Project Manager. This excel template captures all the key information of project and provides a holistic view of the project. Being a project manager myself I find it very useful to have an over view of the project and in my favorite tool which is MS Excel. Another commonly downloaded template is the Excel Resource Plan Template. The excel resource plan is very tool in project management as it clearly shows which project has how many resources allocated. In line with resource another popular template in the capacity planning template which allows a project manager to easily calculate what capacity is need and when. Project Management Templates are useful when you want a quick start to your projects. Using our templates can let a project manager to start a project with confidence.

Project Initiation Template

During initiation, you create an overview of the project as well as a strategy for securing its success.

  • Importance - If this phase is not handled correctly, the rest of the project management life cycle will suffer or even fail.
  • Roles - At the very least, you will need a project manager. You may also require other subordinate roles depending on the scope of the project.
  • Activities - Appoint a project manager, Appoint subordinate roles as necessary, Create the over and strategy, Decide what technology/resources will be required.

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Project Planning Templates

Now you must take your plan and break it down into individual steps. It is essential that you not try to attack a project all at once.

  • The importance - Groups often fail or fall short of their projects' aims because they didn't have a detailed plan of attack. Your strategy from the last step will be of no use if you don't plot out each step of it.
  • Roles - Project Manager, Sponsor and key stakeholders.
  • Activities - Create a detailed plan that covers the aforementioned strategy from step one. Do a risk assessment of your plan. Define what criteria must be present for the result to be considered a success.

Project Plan Templates

Starting a project plan with a template allows a project manager to deliver faster and also ensure that the project plan covers all the key tasks. Here we offer simple and complex project plans in excel and MS Project.

Resource and Capacity Management Templates

Resource Management is a fundamental task in any organisation. Making optimal utilization of resources is a top priority for any organisation and its management. Types of resource management plans include basic excel plans, resource matrix, advanced resource plans, capacity planner, project, team resource and capacity planner.

Resource Capacity Planning Template Excel, Word and PPT

Project Budget and Cost Management

Project Execution Templates

In this step of your project management cycle process, you are applying the detailed plan.

  • The importance - This is the culmination of the last two steps. Your success will come down to how well you execute your plan and remain aware of certain constraints like cost, time and performance.
  • Roles - Project Manager and Project Team.
  • Activities - Build the team, Perform the required work, Produce necessary deliverable (e.g. the credentials for success), Documents that should be delivered and This step should result in the deliverable for which your project was designed.

Task Management

Task Management is an activity which can be done in projects or day to day team tasks. Here we provide templates which will help project managers and team leaders equally when it comes to task management.

Project Trackers and Gantt Chart Templates

Tracking project progress is a routine activity for any PM. Below are some of best templates for project tracking and Gantt charts.

MS Project Templates

MS Project or MPP sample templates for project plans and tracking.

Project Dashboard Templates

Agile Project Management Templates

Agile has become the norm in this time. Having a set a agile templates will help any project manager to get a head start on the projects. In our Agile Tool Kit we have Sprint planning, product backlog, dashboard, sprint capacity planning and agile project plans to start with. It is important that these templates be used after reading our basis of agile project management.

Registers and Logs Templates

Every project needs registers and logs for maintenance. Types of templates include risk, change and decision registers.

Project Closure Templates

This final step can be seen as a way of preparing for the next project. You are looking back on the effectiveness of these last three steps and drawing out relevant lessons for the future.

  • The importance - Although it's easy to overlook this step of the project management life cycle, it will have a huge impact on how effective your attempts are in the future. Closure is also about returning resources so that other groups are able to access them.
  • Roles - An administrator tasked with recording the project and any relevant lessons
  • Activities - Transferring deliverable to the next group or customer, Relinquishing resources to other projects/groups, Recording lessons learned for future use and Closing out any administrative elements.

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