In this section we've got templates and a checklist to help you manage the project planning process.

Excel isn't the best way to make a project schedule, but it is a simple tool to use and many stakeholder like to see a basic Gantt chart. Read this article for how to use the simple Gantt chart Excel template that you'll find in the resources box on this page.

A Benefits Management Plan is a document for laying out how the benefits management plan will be followed on a project, what the benefits are for completing the work, and how they will be measured. Here's a guide on how to use it.

Learn how to take over an existing project with this guide, and then download the 'how to take over a project' checklist (it's a PDF) to make sure you are considering everything.