Roundup: Top 5 Project Management Posts


Roundup: Top 5 Project Management Posts

With slower summer schedules, it’s a great time to get organized and ready to tackle the rest of the year. Whether you’re looking for quick, easy techniques for planning your next workback schedule, figuring out what a Gantt chart is, or looking for some tips to keep your mind sharp and planning skills up to speed, check out these top project management posts from the Smartsheet blog. You’ll brush up on the basics in no time and head into Fall ready to tackle whatever the rest of the year throws your way.

#1 How to Build a Gantt Chart in Excel

If you’re looking for a project management primer, it “Gantt” get easier than this (pun intended).  This post takes you through the all the steps to build a Gantt chart in Excel… and you’ll see just how easy the Smartsheet Gantt is in comparison.

#2 How to Use a Milestone in Project Management

Milestones are important date markers in your project plan – they not only help your team stay on track, they are also useful to you as a project manager to more accurately determine whether or not your project is on schedule. Learn how to add them into your project plan with this post.

#3 How to Create a Workback Schedule

With a looming, hard deadline, the easiest way to tackle planning your project is to lay out tasks and important dates by working backwards. Plan your next big project using these tips and build a timeline that will help your team drive towards your deadline.

#4 Unofficial Guide to Being a Project Manager

Project management is more than properly defined requirements and allocating the right people to get the job done (though those are certainly critical components). Here are 17 “unofficial” ideas to keep your mind sharp, expand your network and up your project management game.

#5 How to Use Cell Linking to Create a Master Gantt Chart

Building your own roll-up view of all of your project plans is a great way to keep the big picture in sight and maintain transparency with your supervisors and other team members. This step-by-step guide walks you through everything you need to know to create your own master timeline view in Smartsheet.


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