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Project Manual and Templates

The links below will enable you to download several documents to help you plan and organise your project. They are:

  1. Project Managers' Manual
    A summary of the key points of this site together with templates and checklists to use to plan and organise your project. In Adobe Acrobat .pdf
     
  2. How to Scope and Plan a Project
    Summarising the section Making a Project Plan, this describes step by step, how to scope and plan a project. This process generates all the information needed to formulate a Project Plan.  In Adobe Acrobat .pdf

Project Plan templates

Below are links to templates which you can use to help you write your project plan or project brief. The templates for Project Brief and Project Plan will open into a new window and are "read-only". It is best to save the template to your own documents folder under your project name and then open it in WORD to complete it.

  1. Project Brief Template
    A Template for producing a Project Brief or Business Case for proposing a project. In WORD .doc.
     
  2. Project Plan Template
    A template for producing a three or four page Project Plan.  In WORD .doc. The included time schedule template is based on creating a Gantt Chart with a WORD table.
     
  3. Example Project Plan
    An example of a completed Project Plan. In Adobe Acrobat .pdf
     
  4. Highlight Report Template
    A Template for producing a Highlight Report to report project progress.  In WORD .doc.
     
  5. Full Project Progress Report Template
    A Template for producing a Full Project Progress Report to report project progress. In WORD .doc.
     
  6. Creating a Gantt Chart with a WORD table.