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3 Reasons to Use a SharePoint Template for Your Projects

October 23, 2018 by

Like most project managers, you’re likely running a number of projects at once. You probably also start new projects regularly, making standardized templates essential!

You need a quick, easy, and repeatable way to plan, manage, and report on all projects. You need a template.


Get started with your free SharePoint Project Management Template!


If you are using SharePoint for project management, it’s easy to use pre-configured templates to save time and ensure consistency across your teams.


3 Reasons to Use a SharePoint Template for Your Projects

1. Fast starting point

SharePoint has a number of elements suited to effective project management – lists, web parts, sites, and site collections.

To create a template, simply configure these elements and save the site to your SharePoint library for reuse.

Depending on your SharePoint (and project management) expertise, this process can take a little time.

Luckily for you, BrightWork has gone ahead and done all the heavy lifting with a site for project management.  The tiles, Quick Launch, and project homepage are all set up in an intuitive way, mirroring the way you manage a project.

All you need to do is download and install the template, and deploy a pre-configured project site – all in less than five minutes.


2. It helps organizes your work into a project

The free project management template from BrightWork guides you through all the steps required to get your project off the ground.

Start with the project statement before adding tasks and creating a document library – all available in the ‘Getting Started’ tiles.


No coding is required when working with the free template.

The site already includes the project management essentials to help you plan, track, and re-plan the project, including:

  • Getting started Tiles
  • Project Homepage with ‘at-a-glance’ information
  • Quick Launch
  • Wiki (Collaborative Project Management Process)
  • Tasks list (mapped to the Wiki)
  • Project Reports and Metric Tiles
  • Document repository.


3. Low learning curve

Not only does a template save you a significant amount of setup, but you will also feel better as a project manager on the way towards delivering a successful project. Remember, using a template means you are using a tool/approach that has already gone through a project.

A ready-to-use project site reduces your learning curve, allowing you to focus more on the project itself.

Our template is based on best practices and closely aligned with the Project Lite template in the BrightWork solution.

It draws on the experience and feedback of our 20+ years working with customers, to deliver the most intuitive and simplest project management solution for SharePoint.

You will be confident you’re using the right approach with this best-practice project management template, so you can manage your project extremely well.

Billy Guinan

Billy is a Demand Generation Manager at BrightWork, where he helps customers successfully manage their projects and portfolios using SharePoint.

Billy is a graduate of the Villanova School of Business and holds a Master’s degree from National University of Ireland, Galway. Outside of BrightWork, he enjoys reading, trying to golf, and walking his pug named Nova.
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