Project Management Toolkit
Are you managing a project at the Institute and could use some guidance and tools to keep your initiative on track? The following templates and tools will help ensure that your MIT projects stay on schedule, within scope, and under budget.
These templates work with various project management methodologies, including Agile/iterative and waterfall.
Project Baseline Template: Document to be used during the planning phase of a project to help identify key information such as goals, scope, schedule, and budget
Project Kickoff Presentation: Template that captures in-scope, out-of-scope, project structure, projects timeline, project risks, project budget, project logistics, and next steps
Weekly Scorecard: Easy-to-update visual used for understanding health of project (with regards to scope, schedule, budget, and resources)
RAID Log: Register to track risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies
Budget Template: Quick template to track budget
Sponsor Update: Presentation to convey status of project to sponsors and stakeholders
Project Management Workbook: All-in-one workbook that contains tools for tracking project’s progress, risks, resources, and status
Note: If there is something specific you are looking for but it is not listed, please contact Lizz McManus.
Recommended Project Tools
Smartsheet: Cloud-based project management software
Dropbox: Single location to store project artifacts and deliverables
Google Sheets: Cloud-based spreadsheet software
Google Docs: Cloud-based document software
LucidChart: Cloud-based flowchart and diagram tool
Jira: Issue and project tracking software. Helps facilitate agile/iterative projects.