5 Resources for Free Project Management Templates

13 June 2016
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Project management templates

Why reinvent the wheel if it already exists and works perfectly well?

That’s our take on project management templates. They provide a kick off point and an excellent framework, that you can use time and time again for reports; which can be tweaked according to project needs and business requirements. With Genius Project, users are equipped with industry templates which support PMI, Prince 2 and Phase Review methodologies, among others. There’s also the option to design your own templates.

Project templates include but are not limited to:

  • Project Charter
  • Project Proposal
  • Project Management Plan
  • Risk Tracking
  • Timesheet
  • Gantt Charts
  • Timeline
  • Project Budgeting
  • Post Implementation Survey
  • Project Review and Closure Report

Project templates are valuable resources; so we decided to put together a list of 5 websites that offer free project management templates for anyone to use.

 

1. Project Management Docs

Just by the name of this blog alone, it’s clear that they’re dedicated to providing a full gamut of project management templates. In their point of view, the seven most critical project management templates are the Project Charter, Project Management Plan, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Communication Management Plan, Scope Management Plan, Risk Management Plan and Lessons Learned.


2. Vertex 42

This resource focuses mostly on project scheduling templates for excel, Openoffice.org and Google Sheets. Aside form project management templates, they also offer financial calculators and calendars, all for free.


3. Carleton University – Project Management Office

This Canadian University offers templates form the project proposal to the final report. They also provide great additional resources such as a “Go-Live” Checklist, Project Budget Procedures, Monthly Status Report Guidelines and Project Post-mortem Questionnaire.


4. Key Consulting

Key Consulting provides project management training and education, consulting and coaching. They have a blog that’s loaded with valuable and practicable information and as you’ve probably guessed, they also provide a generous quantity of free pre-project, planning and project closure templates.


5. A Girl’s Guide to Project Management

Last, but definitely not least, is Elizabeth Harrin’s blog. Besides offering a wealth of information about projects, meetings, collaboration and stakeholder management, she also provides checklists, ebooks and templates ranging from Change Log to Roles and Responsibilities.

We’d love to know if you have any more resources to share for free project management templates – please share your suggestions below this post!

Check out our Beginner’s Guide to Project Scheduling

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