The Project Planning and Management template is designed as a generic and affordable Excel based solution to plan and manage any project. The ability to build the project's budget as tasks are identified facilitates the processes of business case proposal, valuation analysis, and securing the required funding. Project dynamics can be altered and performance monitored with best practice Earned Value Analysis throughout the complete project lifecycle.
* Creation and management of project budget as tasks are defined.
* Pre-define project phases, task titles, holidays, and other key project planning parameters.
* Creation of project task dependencies and timing constraint management.
* 'Auto-timing' function calculates optimal project schedule automatically.
* Gantt scheduling chart with embedded project task information.
* Project status reporting based on best practice Earned Value Analysis.
* Project communication management through participant emailing and individual workbook creation.
* Project progress management by automatic updating from remote participant workbooks.
Requires Microsoft Excel 97 or higher