Get a Fast Start with SharePoint Project Management Templates
Managing a project successfully can be difficult for even a seasoned Project Manager. When you are an occasional project manager, the bar is set even higher.
- What do I need to track on this project?
- What tool should I use?
- How do I get myself organized?
These are just a few of the questions you might ask yourself as the occasional Project Manager.
When we refer to the occasional Project Manager, we’re talking about the PM who is not formally trained in project management and “project manager” is not in their job title. A lot of the time, they are handed a project and are left to figure it out for themselves.
What they need is a collaborative space for project management. In some cases, the organization will have a tool or processes in place, but often they are non-existent or simply not suitable for the project at hand.
That’s why SharePoint project management templates are such a great starting point in this scenario.
SharePoint is one of the most ubiquitous collaboration platforms in existence today. With its security control, document management, tasks list, web accessibility, and more, it should be the perfect place to manage a project.
The problem is that SharePoint doesn’t look like a project management tool out of the box. That’s where a pre-configured SharePoint Project Management Template will give you a head start.
So why are SharePoint templates, in particular, the way to go?
1. Fast starting point
SharePoint templates as are simply sites that have been configured and saved to a library so they can be accessed and used again.
Luckily for you, BrightWork have gone ahead and done all the heavy lifting and configured a site in order 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.
It is designed to help you quickly organize and start your project with a practical approach. The free template automatically organizes your work into a project and will guide you through the steps needed for successful project management.
The site is pre-configured project site with step-by-step set-up, with no coding required. It includes all 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.