The Fast Track Project TOOLKIT

Sometimes projects are a challenge. That's when you need to fast track.

About the Toolkit

Learn How to Fast Track Your Way to On-Time Project Success!

The Fast Track Project Toolkit combines "how-to" learning with "take action" tools, to teach you how to manage projects using 'strategic fast tracking'.  The fast track approach is a streamlined, life cycle project management methodology, designed specifically for "real world" project circumstances - when you are being asked to do more than time and resources may allow. It all works through an easily learned, multi-stage process of analysis, planning, negotiation and collaboration.

What can you expect to learn...?

  • How to plan and manage successful projects using 'strategic project fast tracking'.
  • How to define projects in actionable, realistic terms, so that the work can be planned, delivered and approved.
  • How to size project practices to make the most of available time and resources.
  • How to minimize project management constraints and obstacles.
  • How to negotiate with project stakeholders.
  • How to evaluate project performance and identify lessons learned for continuous improvement.
  • How to produce all the key fast tracking documents and reports, including the Fast Track Project Charter.
  • Once you sign up, you get lifetime access to all Toolkit contents and materials, including all future updates at no additional charge.

Get Started for Free!

Not sure if this course is right for you? You can find out with a free enrollment in the Fast Track Project Starter Course.

The Starter Course gives you instant, unrestricted access to selected contents from the full Fast Track Project Toolkit.  No credit card is needed to register. You can go through the Starter Course at your pace, and sign up for the full Toolkit when you're ready.

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Toolkit Contents

Welcome to the Toolkit

  • Welcome Message
  • The Big Picture Video Part 1: What is Fast Track Management?
  • The Big Picture Video Part 2: What is Project Fast Tracking?
  • The Big Picture Process Diagram (PDF)

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Quick Start Video
  • Lesson 1 - Project Management Basics (PDF)
  • Lesson 2 - Project Management Lifecycle (PDF)
  • "Project Management in a Nutshell" Concepts Glossary

Chapter 2 Fast Tracking Concepts

  • Lesson 1 - The Project Challenge: Productivity vs. Constraints (PDF)
  • Lesson 2 - About Tactical Fast Tracking (PDF)
  • Lesson 3 - About Strategic Fast Tracking (PDF)
  • Lesson 4 - Working with the Fast Track Technique (PDF)
  • Lesson 5 - Planning Fast Track Policies (PDF)

Chapter 3 Defining Project Terms for Fast Tracking Purposes

  • Lesson 1 - The Project Definition Process (PDF)
  • Lesson 2 - Defining Project Size (PDF)
  • Lesson 3 - Defining Business Needs (PDF)
  • Lesson 4 - Defining Planned Solutions (PDF)
  • Lesson 5 - Defining Anticipated Benefits (PDF)
  • Lesson 6 - Defining Value & Priority (PDF)
  • Lesson 7 - Defining Alternatives & Status Quo (PDF)
  • Lesson 8 - Defining Project Scope (PDF)
  • Lesson 9 - Defining Structure & Deliverables (PDF)
  • Lesson 10 - Defining Project Stakeholders (PDF)
  • Lesson 11 - Defining Organization & Capability (PDF)
  • Lesson 12 - Defining Cost Projections & Analysis (PDF)
  • Lesson 13 - Defining Project Risks (PDF)
  • Lesson 14 - Applying Secondary Project Terms (PDF)

Chapter 4 Defining Process Terms for Fast Tracked Governance

  • Lesson 1 - Process Terms for Governance (PDF)
  • Lesson 2 - Resource Management Process Terms (PDF)
  • Lesson 3 - Project Communication Process Terms (PDF)
  • Lesson 4 - Status Reporting Process Terms (PDF)
  • Lesson 5 - Meeting Management Process Terms
  • Lesson 6 - Risk Management Process Terms (PDF)
  • Lesson 7 - Issues Management Process Terms (PDF)
  • Lesson 8 - Change Management Process Terms (PDF)
  • Lesson 9 - Quality Management Process Terms (PDF)
  • Lesson 10 - Project Procurement Process Terms (PDF)
  • Lesson 11 - Project Closure Process Terms (PDF)
  • Lesson 12 - Secondary Process Term Parameters (PDF)

Chapter 5 The Fast Track Charter

  • Lesson 1 - Introducing the Charter (PDF)
  • Lesson 2 - Working with Charter Structure (PDF)
  • Lesson 3 - Charter Preparation Process (PDF)
  • Lesson 4 - Charter Steps and Workflow (PDF)
  • Lesson 5 - The Charter Workflow Checklist (PDF)

Project Fast Tracking Reference

  • Infographic: Fast Tracking and Project Constraints
  • Infographic: Step by Step to Fast Tracked Projects
  • Infographic: Fundamentals of Project Definition
  • Infographic: The Road to Continuous Improvement
  • Glossary of Fast Tracking Terminology (PDF)
  • The "What's that Term" Knowledge Quiz

The Fast Tracking Templates

  • Template Instructions (PDF)
  • The Fast Track Charter Template (Word)
  • The Approval Control Form Template (Word)
  • The Negotiation Session Report Template (Word)
  • The Lessons Learned Report Template (Word)

Miscellaneous

  • Terms of Use
  • Privacy Policy

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