ITS Project Methodology

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You can learn more about how we manage and priortize projects by checking out the links below:

We also have a useful summary of how the IT Projects process works.

Below are links to the forms and documents we use in the ITS Project Office. Feel free to use them as-is or adapt them if you believe they'd be helpful in managing projects in your office.

Templates

Task List (MS Project version) (Updated 01/24/13) - An example task list to jump-start developing your own.

Task List (Excel version) (Updated 01/24/13)

Testing (Updated 01/24/13) - A guide to building your test script.

Communication Plan (Updated 10/21/11) - A guide to planning your project communications.

Communication Plan Delivery Matrix (Updated 05/10/12) - List of communication tools with instructions on how to use them.  Companion to the Communication Plan template.

Project Plan (Updated 5/17/11) - Intended for large-scale projects only; typically used by the Project Office. 

Issues/Change Log - Refer to your Sharepoint workspace.

Internal how-to guides

The content of these guides relates specifically to ITS processes and systems, but may be helpful if you're using Microsoft Project or Project Server.

Work Request Business Process Guide (Effective 5/21/12)

Connecting to the Remote Desktop Server (its-projterm) (Updated 5/20/11)

Creating a Project Proposal (Updated 8/4/11)

Using SharePoint Project Workspace (Updated 2/13/12)

Using Microsoft Project (Updated 5/18/11)

Posting Projects to the ITS Project Portfolio (Updated 4/4/13)

Training guides

Project Management Methodology Orientation (Updated 4/21/12)

Building an Effective Task List (Updated 4/19/12)

Best Practices for Monitoring & Closing Your Project (Updated 5/7/12)

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