Tools and Templates

The PMO uses a wide variety of tools and templates to professionally manage the complex projects within the portfolio. However, we recognize that projects of any size and complexity can benefit from certain standard project management tools.

Project CharterA project charter creates clear, uniform expectations for projects and anticipates obstacles that could reduce project success. It represents a thorough project summary to which all project stakeholders can agree.
RAID Log (.xlsx) (40.07 KB)
This is a tool to track risks, action items, issues, and decisions within a project
PMO Project Task List TemplateOur PMs use this task list for each project to plan out project milestones and customize their project plans.
Detailed Project Planning TemplateThis is a detailed, Illinois Tech PMO-specific template that is available to our PMs for creating project plans.
Quality Assurance checklistA checklist that contains a list of general checks and controls to ensure that projects meet quality standards. This list is primarily used for technology projects, like software implementations.
Project Status ReportA template for high level project reporting to executive stakeholders.
Warranty Period ProcessesGuidelines that the project team follows to make sure that the project launch goes as planned and that any problems that come up after the launch are addressed.
PMO Project Close-out Meeting TemplateThis helps structure our project close-out meetings, so we can capture and learn from what went well and what could have been better.