Tools to manage projects
In the ultimate context, projects are managed with enterprise level project management tools. Even better, they are managed with tools enabling team collaboration.
But often, that is not the context of your project. You then need to find solution using available tools in the context of your project. You may not have the budget, the time or the authority to buy and implement an advance project management and team collaboration application.
For smaller projects, complex application will likely be an overkill. You need something adapted to your context.
Excel in project management
Microsoft Excel is one tool that is often easily available. Although not technically a project management application, it is a very versatile software.
It is well known, and its use is relatively known. Many times, it is already on your computer and on the computer of your stakeholders.
What can you do?
You don’t need to be an Excel expert to create useful files for communicating with stakeholders. It has robust charting capabilities to create effective graphs and flowcharts that can be done up fairly quickly.
With Excel, you’ll have a tool to do:
- create checklists
- performance metrics.
- and much more.
Who is this course for?
This course is for new project manager, as per the title. However, it is also useful for not-so-new project manager.
The course is available on uDemy. You can do it at your own pace and it is available 24×7. You can do it on desktop or mobile, at your own convenience.