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Free Software Project Templates

Don't pay hundreds of pounds for a collection or software project management templates!

If you do understand the how, why and when of software project management, then they can be created relatively easily for yourself. But to save time and also to encompass 'best practice' thoughts of other Project Managers, please feel free to use these FREE templates - tailor them as you see fit.

 

Templates:

Vision & Scope Template [To agree the business case and scope of the project]
Change Control Process Template [To keep pragmatic control of the scope of the project]
Change Control Log Template [Formal record of change requests]
Deliverables and High-Level Tasks Template [Describes key phases and their outputs].
Initial Project Estimates Template [enables cost calculations and initial scheduling]
Milestone Schedule Template [Outlines the high-level schedule and delivery dates - a framework for more detailed planning]
Resource Profile Template [To outline the number and type of staff required to complete the project]
Responsibility Assignment Matrix Template [States the core responsibilities of the staff assigned to the project]
Risks, Issues and Assumptions Template [To manage the top 10 risks and issues facing the project]
Software Architecture Document Template [To define and promote the overarching reference architecture for the technical development]
Configuration Plan Template [To define and promote the technical configuration and environment aspects of the project and prepare physical environments for developers and testers]
Detailed Software Schedule Template [The next phase of the project needs to be planned in detail, subordinate to the Milestone Schedule]
End of Phase Review Template [Each phase of the project is reviewed to ensure objectives have been achieved, ensure the project is still worthwhile and warranted].

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