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  • What is the difference between a quarter, a nickle, and a dime?
  • Is your project information scattered in notebooks, random spreadsheets, and sticky notes?Finding and retrieving information in this haphazard environment can be difficult.Important aspects of project planning could be missing without systemized documentation
  • Each team member’s view of the project will be different.
  • Internet resources for pm

    1. 1. Free Online Project Management Resources How to Find Them and How to Use Them Carla Fair-Wright & Elaine Jackson Holistic Project Management Consulting www.HolisticPMC.com Welcome to the PMI Houston Conference & Expo and Annual Job Fair 2011 • Please set your cell phone/pager to silent mode • Q&A will be taken at the close of this presentation • There will be time at the end of this presentation for you to take a few moments to complete the session survey. We value your feedback which allows us to improve this annual event.1
    2. 2. Carla Fair-Wright, PMP, ASQ CSQE, MCP 7+ years of experience in Project Management 22 years of experience in Information Technology Background  Consulting Fortune 500 Companies  Experience in: Public Safety, SAP, Transportation, Telecommunications, Energy, Corporate Training
    3. 3. Today’s Topics> Leveraging Internet Resources> Best Sites> Is it Really Free?Project Management Resources
    4. 4. Why Use Internet Resources• Economy of Time• Standardized approach• Productivity realized earlier• Documenting the processes 4
    5. 5. Project Management Templates Improve CommunicationAre you organized?Dangers of spreadsheet jungles• Missing Information• Incomplete Information 5
    6. 6. Project Management Templates Help in Coordination of EffortTeam Engages In:• Uncoordinated Effort• Wasted Work 6
    7. 7. Factors that Affect the Success of a Project Standish Group -2008 7
    8. 8. Finding Internet ResourcesTips & Tools For Finding Resources:Making Google Workwww.BugMeNot.com - A researchers best friend 8
    9. 9. Tips for Web SearchDemonstration 9
    10. 10. A Business Solution has Three Aspects Alter one aspect Process the others will be affected Improving the quality of your resources can Solution facilitate the Process side of projects People Technology 10
    11. 11. Template Distribution by Process Group and Knowledge Area Knowledge Project Process Groups Area Initiating Planning Executing Controlling Closing Total Integration 15 7 30 52 Scope 35 23 12 70 Time 10 8 18 Cost 14 4 18 Quality 11 14 5 30 Human 13 4 17 Resources Communications 12 11 35 15 73 Risk 38 12 50 Procurement 4 1 0 5 Total 35 140 37 106 15 333 2003 Research – TemptingTemplates 11
    12. 12. Distribution of Templates By Process Group By Knowledge Area Integration 52 11% 5% Scope 70 Time 18 32% Cost 18 Quality 30 Human Resources 17 41% Communications 73 11% Risk 50 Procurement 5 Closing Controlling Executing 0 50 100 Planning Initiation2003 Research – TemptingTemplates 12
    13. 13. Our Results Top 10 Picks 13
    14. 14. Top Ten Web Sites Number of Free Resource Name and URL Templates Oregon.gov Process Center of Excellence (PCoE): 35 http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/admin/bpm/tools_templates.shtml The International Community of Project Management: 41 http://www.theicpm.com/component/docman/cat_view/437-templates PMLinks.com: 62 http://www.pmlinks.com/information/templates/ Tasmanian State Government: 31 http://www.projectmanagement.tas.gov.au/index.htm CVR/IT Consulting: 112 http://cvr-it.com/PM_Templates/ Key Consulting: 23 http://www.consulting.ky/free_project_management_templates.php Cornell University CPMM: 30 https://confluence.cornell.edu/display/CITPMO/CPMM+Templates 22 ProjectWare: http://www.projectware.com.au/pw030.html State of Texas Department of Information Resources: 14 http://www2.dir.state.tx.us/management/projectdelivery/projectframework/planning/Pages/Overview.aspx 35 PM-Essentials: http://www.pm-essentials.com/2000-pm-templates.html2011 - Complete details are available from Optimal Consulting: www.optimalconsultingonline.com 14
    15. 15. In Conclusion> Using Templates Save You Time> Free is Relative> Maximize Google Queries 15
    16. 16. Q&A ?• Please step up to the floor microphone to ask a question16
    17. 17. Closing thoughts… Thank you for attending this session. We hope you found this presentation added value to your knowledge of Project Management.• Take a few moments to complete the Session Survey. We appreciate and value your feedback.• Hand your completed survey to one of the session monitors and you will receive a free raffle ticket for one of the drawings to be held in the Vendor Expo (see Conference Program Guide for details).17
    18. 18. Contact InformationCarla Fair-Wright, PMPOptimal Consulting LLCwww.optimalconultingonline.com(800) 723-6120fair@optimalconsulting.bizElaine Jackson, PMPHolistic Project Management Consultingwww.HolisticPMC.com(978) 290-8834elainejackson999@gmail.com Thank You18

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