​Remote Project and Portfolio Management with SharePoint


Simplify collaboration with remote teams and stakeholders.
Manage changes and stay on-track with flexible templates and real-time reports.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Uncertainty and constant change are here to stay as individuals and organizations chart a way through the ‘new normal’.

Projects are no different.

Remote working, reduced resources, changing schedules, increased risks.

Project teams are grappling with these challenges, along with increased stress and worry as restrictions take their toll.

The coronavirus pandemic means we must change ways of working and managing projects.

Teams need strong leadership, clear communication, and collaborative tools.

Successful projects will require a clear purpose, flexible processes, stakeholder support, and the right project management software.

In this guide, you’ll find a list of free resources, from BrightWork and elsewhere, to help you bring more certainty to your projects.

The resources are divided into four areas:

Free SharePoint Project Management Template

Connect and collaborate with your team to keep the project moving forward.

Managing Remote Projects and Teams


A round-up of our favorite resources, advice, and case studies for remote project teams.

Learn about switching to remote project management, how COVID-19 is shaping projects, virtual team building, and more.


Remote Project Management


Managing Remote Teams



Virtual Team Building

Plan, Manage, and Track Your Remote Projects with SharePoint

Projects with clear objectives, well-defined schedules, and flexible processes can adapt quickly to change.

Project teams also need a shared, central workspace for remote project management. Easy access to project files, tasks, and upcoming work is critical to delivering on time.

A SharePoint project site can provide this single source of project truth.

With features such as task lists, document libraries, and real-time reports, it’s easy to keep your project on track, no matter when or where you work.

The below resources will help you plan and manage your projects using a SharePoint project site.


1. Plan and Manage the Project Schedule



2. Find, Do, and Update Work



3. Report on Project Status and Progress


Free SharePoint Project Management Template

Adapt quickly with project information, tasks, and reports in one place. 

Control and Optimize Project Portfolios with SharePoint

With fewer resources, tighter deadlines, and more uncertainty, making informed decisions about project portfolios is critical.

Senior executives need to know what projects to approve, how ongoing projects are performing, and if projects are in trouble.

BrightWork extends SharePoint for project portfolio management with project request management and cross-project reporting.

With just a few clicks, senior executives can assess the current status of the portfolio and make informed business decisions to reach strategic goals.


1. Manage New Project Requests



2. Get Real-Time Visibility



3. Find and Resolve Risks

Free SharePoint Project Management Template

Keep remote teams on track with an easy-to-use project site. 

Collaboration, Leadership, and  Wellbeing

Articles on collaboration, leadership, morale, and more.
Collaborative Project Management

Read a free copy of our handbook, packed with tips on collaboration, leadership, and personal wellbeing. 

Personal Energy Audit: 5 Emotional Factors

In the first step in our personal energy audit, learn how to identify and address emotional factors that can drain your energy. 

5 Ways to Boost Your Project Team’s Morale

When morale is high, people are more productive and they respond better when things don’t go as planned.

6 Leadership Styles in Project Management

Project leadership is about creating the culture and working environment to drive success and performance. 

Personal Energy Audit: 5 Physical Factors

In the second-part of our energy audit, read more about the role of sleep, diet, and other physical factors.

How to Create a Communication Plan

Follow our five-step process for creating a project communication plan and make collaboration easier.

9 Strategies for More Productive Meetings

For more productive meetings that drive team collaboration, try these nine tips.

Is Resilience the Secret to Being Happy at Work?

A resilient mindset helps us to recover and learn from challenging situations. 

Build a Stellar Project Team

Learn more about team formation and best practices to help you build a stellar team.

Product Overview
Everything you need for Project and Portfolio Management on SharePoint

Deployment Options
Software deployment programs catered to your SharePoint setup

What’s New in BrightWork
Manage your timelines with the enhanced Gantt Chart web part in the latest release, plus much more

Customer Stories
What our customers say about BrightWork

Templates Overview

Learn how BrightWork Templates simplify project management

Project Templates

Deliver succesful projects with best-practice templates

Portfolio Templates

Get visibility of multiple projects across an organisation

Free Template

Free SharePoint project management template, deployed in just 5 minutes

BrightWork Services
Advance your BrightWork solution and Project Management skills

The BrightWork framework for successful Project and Portfolio Management on SharePoint

3D Deployment
Get started using our simple 3-step process, focused on your needs

Solution Services
Project Services
Platform Services
Want to know more about BrightWork Services?

Already a Customer? Visit our Support Hub >

On-Premise Pricing

Pricing for BrightWork On-Premise – installed in your own SharePoint 2019, 2016, or 2013 environment.

Cloud Pricing

Pricing for BrightWork Online – Shared, Dedicated, FedRAMP, and HIPAA/HITRUST compliant options.

SharePoint templates free

Free Trial

Full access to all templates and dashboards for 30 days. No credit card required. 

Insights and articles from our team and guests

 CPM Handbook
A five-step approach to collaborative project management

Live and On-Demand webinars to help your SharePoint project management journey

 Guides and Ebooks
Free resources, videos, and advice to make project management easier

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This