What is Project Management?Project management can mean different things to different people, depending on their needs. For some, project management is a formal discipline, a structured process for managing projects across all industries and led by a certified project management professional. In formal projects, there are defined project phases that make up the entire lifecycle of the project, as well as clear documentation and reports that are to be produced at each stage. For others, projects are simply “things that need to get done,” such as launching a new app, planning an event, publishing a book or coordinating a new process at work.
Using Excel for Project Management
Project Managers working on small to midsize projects can use Microsoft Excel to visualize, plan and track their projects. This may be a simple project management spreadsheet an Excel project tracker or something even more complicated like an Excel project management dashboard. For important client and executive communications Excel data can also be converted into PowerPoint slides.For a similarly spreadsheet-oriented project tracking approach that is seamless and easy to use, try Smartsheet. Plus, enjoy access to features like:
- Automatic reminders as deadlines approach.
- Embedded conversations and files on each row.
- Powerful, customizable spreadsheets with integrated Gantt charts.