A Project Tool

20 December 2010

A project tool has one specific purpose, to make the job and tasks of a project manager easier and more efficient so more can be done with less. The list of tools a project manager has at their disposal is dependent on the company they are working for but there are some that are very common.

Most people take for granted devices that have been around for years and see them not as a tool but as the norm. While most of us have grown up with the telephone, answering services and even the ball point pen, we forget these are now the basic tools of conducting business.

Today the project tool that has the most benefit to a project manager is one that is used on another very common tool, the computer. This tool is the project management office program. This is a program made just to help the manager at not only in assisting in the completion of the necessary tasks at hand, but to help guide them in their processes.

This project tool has in it not only numerous templates that will help a project manager create professional looking documents, but also help as a guide. This is because of the different sections that are already allocated for specific data. It is hard to forget a detail when there is a blank space right in front of you.

Another advantage of this project tool is the numerous examples of documents that accompany the program. This will help to answer many of the questions that might arise during the project planning process. No one knows it all and with this assistance, time can be saved without having to search for the answer needed to proceed with the project.

A project tool is made to assist in the development, planning and checking of the deliverable that is the focus of the project itself. The one tool with the most benefit to the manger has shown to be the project management office program.