Project Management Templates

Effective project management requires a number of tools and instead of creating your own from scratch, I’ve compiled a range of templates that you can download and adapt to your own needs. If you have any questions on how to use a particular template, please feel free to get in touch. I’ll be more than happy to help where I can.

Please note: I’ve only just created this list and will add templates daily in the coming days, so please check this page regularly.

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Why You Need A Configuration Management Strategy For Your Project

Definition

The purpose of the Configuration Management Strategy is to keep an up to date record of all the project’s management and specialist products.

The objective of the strategy is to:

  • Describe how and where the project’s products will be stored;
  • Identify what storage and retrieval security will be put in place;
  • Identify how the products and the various versions and variants of these will be identified including a naming convention;
  • Describe how changes to products will be controlled.

Benefits

It helps ensure that your project runs as smoothly as possible by making it easy for the project manager and others involved with the project to keep track of what happens to all of the products. It might not achieve star status like a killer app or website, but it is essential to project success and is part of quality control.

Download Configuration Management Strategy Example

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Quote Of The Month

Project strategy is the missing link between the business strategy and the traditional project plan.

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4 Essentials Steps In Creating A Successful Web Project

A project relies on the joint effort of all those involved, and such a team needs a project manager who communicates on its behalf,  ties everything and everyone together to deliver a successful project. But how does the project manager track and measure success whether it’s achieved at the time of closing the project, months after the project is closed or…BOTH?

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The Importance of 301 Redirects

If the phrase ‘301 redirect’ means nothing to you and you’re about to launch your new website, this article will save you a lot of headaches by explaining why you need to know about – and use – 301 redirects when you make major structural changes to your website. Continue reading

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Need More Web Traffic? Get With The Kids

Today’s philanthropic kids are tomorrow’s donors, so charity websites should inform and educate in order to stimulate children’s interest in charitable causes.

Inclusive websites

Raising funds will be any charity’s priority, so websites tend to be built with the target donor audience in mind, where naturally, adults are high on the agenda. Jumping to the conclusion that a website is an adult-only domain could be limiting your PR potential.

The web is an excellent resource for raising public awareness among young people which can often go untapped through poorly designed or non existent websites. According to a recent USA study, 83% of teens are regularly online, so neglecting a younger demographic is clearly a missed opportunity to increase web traffic. Continue reading

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How Do Users Read Your Website?

Commenting about how users read the web, usability expert Jakob Nielsen believes that actually, They don’t.

Flawless spelling, eye catching pictures and bright colours on a website are all very well but research suggests that visitors will most often scan a page before delving into detailed reading.

Usability has become a popular buzz word in web design but in the past, usability guidelines relied on common sense or basic user testing with websites. However, in the past few years, accurate eye tracking technology has enabled researchers to pinpoint exactly how websites are read, revealing the common ‘hotspots’ which attract users and how to improve online writing. Continue reading

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