Chapter 11: Project management resources

This chapter serves as a one-stop shop for all the resources you’ll need to get started managing your project. For an even greater library of PM resources, visit our Project Management Resource Hub.

Resources for each phase of the project management lifecycle

Ready to get started managing your project? Below, you’ll find resources — including step-by-step how-to guides and free templates — to help you nail every part of the project management lifecycle and ensure your project is a success.

You can also browse our comprehensive list of free project management templates, including templates specialized for Agile, construction, and marketing projects.

Project initiation resources

Use the resources in this section to formally kick off your project, including initial documentation and team meetings.

Project planning resources

The resources in this section are intended to help you plan the nuts and bolts of your project — including project scope, timeline, budget, and potential risks — to set your project up for success.

Project execution resources

In this section, you’ll find resources to execute your project — that is, to help you actually do the work. Here, you’ll find guides on project execution, free templates, and actionable resources for implementing the most popular project management methodologies.

Project monitoring and control resources

Once your project is underway, you’ll need to monitor and measure its progress, so you can make changes to the original project plan. Here are some guides and templates to help you get started.

Project closeout resources

The resources in this section will help you to formally close out a project, like creating final project documentation and facilitating a meeting on lessons learned, so you can improve your processes and apply those changes in the future.

Resources for project portfolio management

Managing multiple projects at once requires different skills and tools than what’s needed to manage a single project. In this section, you’ll find resources for intaking and prioritizing projects and managing resources.