Using PM software and project management reference guide in your daily practice for planning and implementing projects will help you be more competent and feel self-confident. By reading online articles, publications and books about project management, you gain a better understanding of the PM discipline and learn popular and specific techniques for efficient project implementation. Online documents, white papers and templates will show you how other people plan and do their projects. In combination with your PM software these guides will let you learn the best PM practices and develop your own project management reference model.
Besides reading articles and books, you can try to find download editions of PM tutorials that will help you be more competent in project planning and implementation. For example, you can download PMBOK 4-th Edition or PRINCE2 PM Methodology manuals.
VIP Task Manager is a great example of PM software that you can use in combination with your guides for planning and executing projects. VIP Task Manager allows using to-do lists, schedules, timelines, performance indicators and templates to manage your projects throughout the full project lifecycle.
- Start VIP Task Manager and log in your project database.
- Use Task List view to create tasks and to-do lists.
- Go to Task Tree view to plan your project by phases and stages. Use template for quick project planning.
- Use Attachments panel to enclose your activity list to the tasks of your project.