Guide to Project Planning: Tools, Tips, & Resources

Project Budget TemplateWelcome to the Project Planning Guide at Bright Hub!

Experienced project managers are often quick to point out to newbies that one of the keys to success is proper project planning.

But planning for a project is a vast topic that can involve numerous individuals and resources, as well as countless variables and contingencies. The task of bringing it all together into one comprehensive and effective plan can be intimidating- especially if the manager assigned to the project has had little or no prior experience leading projects.

Here at Bright Hub's Project Planning Guide, the new project manager will find an assortment of easy-to-follow project planning templates, how-to articles, and resources related to planning and managing a project including: learning how to write a scope statement and a project proposal, create a project budget, delegate authority, and plan for unexpected contingencies.

The articles and resources on these pages are culled from the most popular project management articles at Bright Hub and are continually updated. Be sure to also check out the other informative channels at Bright Hub. Bright Hub's professional community of writers and editors develop thousands of articles each month in the areas of project management, business and computing, as well as a range of topics in science, art, and technology.

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