18 GTD (Getting Things Done) Templates for Onenote, Excel & iPhone

I started looking for templates for GTD (Getting Things Done) and found these. Some are for Onenote, Excel, and the iPhone, while other are for BlackBerry, Microsoft Word and Excel. And, I also found one for mind mapping.

18 GTD Templates

Here are eighteen GTD  templates for Onenote, Excel, iPhone and BlackBerry.

  1. GTD List Manager
  2. GTD XMind template
  3. GTD Contexts Template
  4. Evernote GTD
  5. Task Manager for iPhone
  6. MyLifeOrganized for iPhone
  7. Lotus Notes
  8. Free Bento Templates – perfect compliment to the Bento for iPhone. Download GTD Contexts Bento
  9. MindMeister Mind Map
  10. ThinkingRock GTD
  11. EverNote templates
  12. Omnifocus for GTD
  13. Domino IBM Lotus Notes
  14. Excel
  15. GTD Excel Template
  16. Sylvia’s Getting Things Done Resource List
  17. GTD Template at Excel Software Informer
  18. D*I*Y Planner

Conclusion

Let me know if you find any other GTD templates and I will add them to the list.

10 ITIL Templates – MS Word

Looking for ITIL templates, such as SLAs and Change Request forms? We’ve found ten MS Word templates that you can download for free.

5 ITIL Tutorials

ITIL is the standard, like ISO, for managing information technology services. It consists of 5 volumes: Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operation, and Continual Service Improvement. ITIL is the most widely recognized approach to IT Service Management in the world. Adopting ITIL can offer users a range of benefits, such as improved:

  • IT services
  • Costs
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Productivity
  • Delivery of third party services

ITIL is designed to help organizations, in particular those with commitments to technical support and services, to develop and manage their IT more efficiently and cost effectively.

Here’s five tutorials on how to use get started and implement ITIL:

  1. What is ITIL? – ITIL is a set of detailed process guidelines, presented in a series of books, containing recommended best practices, workflow, templates, and terminology.
  2. ITIL/ITSM Assessment, Design, and Implementation – The ITIL/ITSM Implementation service provides proven ITIL process templates developed with other industry standards.
  3. How to Complete RFC and Release Docs – The templates used must are for the prioritisation process, which establishes the order in which change requests are managed.
  4. IT Service Management Subject Matter Expert – Most of the ITIL and ITSM Organizational Optimization and Business value added process integrations were performed across ITIL Service Support.
  5. Data Center Consolidation Program – Use this Agency Consolidation Plan Template for the following functions: processes agency-approved automated applications systems, affords time-sharing services to agency personnel, implement ITSM Best Practices.

10 ITIL MS Word Templates

I’ve found the following ten templates. All are free and are in .doc or .dot format.

  1. ITIL Infrastructure Library
  2. Availability Plan
  3. PID Template – Interdependencies (links) across ITIL processes
  4. Change Control Process – This document describes the process that is to be used for requesting and managing a Requirement Change
  5. Service Level Agreements – Standard templates are fundamentally the ITIL approach – i.e. an integrated set of processes and service targets.
  6. Root-Cause Analysis (RCA)
  7. Run Book Template
  8. Risk Management Plan Template – Before you begin filling out information in this template, update the leads and participates in the risk management process
  9. Service Catalog – SLM is the process of documenting and agreeing service targets in Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  10. Transition Plan Template – The Operations and Maintenance Transition Plan template is designed for the Review Process.

Conclusion

I hope this helps. If you have any problems or questions related to these ITIL templates, let me know.

12 Six Sigma Templates – MS Word

Looking for Six Sigma templates? We’ve found twelve MS Word templates that you can download for free and get started as a business analyst faster.

7 Six Sigma Executive Summary

Here’s seven tutorials on how to use Six Sigma methodologies:

  1. Sigma Training and Consultation
  2. Five whys; fishbone diagram, problem or process analysis tree
  3. Project Charter Template – Six Sigma Digest
  4. Estimation & Planning
  5. Six Sigma five “whys”
  6. Lean Six Sigma Body Of Knowledge
  7. Implementing Six Sigma

12 Six Sigma MS Word Templates

I’ve found the following twelve templates. All are free and are in .doc or .dot format.

  1. Six Sigma Project Report Template
  2. Six Sigma Project Report Template – guideline for the preparation and submission of your project report(s) required for Lean Six Sigma Certification. …
  3. Six Sigma Project Requirements Template – This document explains your program requirements and due dates
  4. Suggested Format
  5. Georgia State University – Introduction to Lean and Six Sigma. Organizational Objectives. Quality Management. The Six Sigma DMAIC Process. DMAIC Templates/Tools
  6. Adapting General Electric’s Workout
  7. Using Six Sigma To Improve Credit and Financial Management – The Leadership Team (often called the Six Sigma Council) is an integrated team of managers from several functional areas in the organization.
  8. IERC 2008 Paper Formatting Guidelines
  9. Six Sigma Lean program implementation
  10. Six Sigma for Design – Survey Questionnaire
  11. Six Sigma Spec
  12. Six Sigma Analysis

Conclusion

I hope this helps. If you have any problems using these Six Sigma templates, let me know.

9 Executive Summary Templates – MS Word

Looking for an Executive Summary template? We’ve found nine MS Word templates that you can download. In your Executive Summary, write it so that you respond to the questions that potential investors are likely to have. This will both help you write a concise executive summary and define the questions your answering for potential investors.

4 Ways to Write an Executive Summary

Here’s a roundup of tutorials on how to write an executive summary:

  1. 7 Ways to Make Your Executive Summary More Compelling –  An Executive Summary is an non-technical introduction that provides a quick overview of the document on which it is based
  2. How to Write an Executive Summary – Add supporting or explanatory sentences as needed, avoiding unnecessary technical material and jargon.
  3. Writing the Executive Summary of the Business Plan – The purpose of the executive summary of the business plan is to provide your readers with an overview of the business plan. Think of it as an introduction to your business.
  4. Good executive summaries are concise, not verbose.

9 Executive Summary MS Word Templates

I’ve found the following free templates on the web. All are free and are in .doc or .dot format.

  1. Executive Summary – Length should not exceed four pages
  2. Executive summary template. (2-3 pages maximum)
  3. Executive Summary – HowStuffWorks
  4. Executive Summary Template – VentureChoice
  5. Executive Summary Template  -Bootup Labs
  6. Executive Summary Template – Grand Angels
  7. Executive Summary – Practicum Site: University
  8. Executive Summary Template – VerticalResponse
  9. SAP Executive Summary Guidelines

Conclusion

I hope that helps. If you have any problems using these Executive Summary templates, let me know.

14 Cornell Notes Templates – MS Word & PowerPoint

Looking for a Cornell Notes template to take notes in college? We’ve found nine MS Word templates that are free to download. And, we’ve also included five PowerPoint templates as there is a demand for these as well.

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Why Use Cornell Notes?

How do you take notes in class? One note-taking system is called The Cornell System. This was developed by Walter Pauk, emeritus, at Cornell University. To use it, you need a notebook as this let’s you enter handouts, rearrange, or remove notes.

7 Cornell Notes MS Word Templates

I’ve found the following free templates on the web. All are free and are in .doc or .dot format.

  1. coe.jmu.edu
  2. SDCOE.net
  3. JDowney Wikispaces
  4. www.dartmouth.edu
  5. www.scoe.org/
  6. weblink.scsd.us
  7. teachers.dadeschools.net
  8. http://www.timeatlas.com
  9. Cornell Notes Template pdf

5 Cornell Notes MS PowerPoint Templates

  1. www.avidonline.org
  2. www.sdcoe.net
  3. www.joyet.biz/
  4. classweb.gmu.edu
  5. utsa.edu/

Conclusion

I hope that helps. If you have any problems using these templates, let me know.

Editorial Calendar Templates – MS Word, Excel & Google Docs

Do you use an Editorial Calendar template to manage your blog content? One of the advantages of using an Editorial Calendar is that it helps you schedule, organize and delegate writing tasks to other writers.

Without an Editorial Calendar template, it’s difficult to control what gets published where.

Editorial Calendar Templates

Why Use an Editorial Calendar?

There are different ways to use the calendar. Some web editors prefer to use an excel spreadsheet, whereas others prefer to use this free WordPress plugin.

I use different approaches based on the project and client. Saying that, my preference is a Microsoft Word template that I can use to control my blog posts. I just find it easier and it shows me at a glance:

  • Which blog posts I need to write
  • What meta tag and titles descriptions to use
  • Who else is involved in the content creation
  • When they need to be published and
  • Where they need to be shared

How to setup an Editorial Calendar

  • Editorial Calendars and Professional Blogging – You can create a basic editorial calendar in a number of ways – tables in a word processor, or a spreadsheet. Steve Rubel used a Google calendar for his, on the basis that prospective advertisers could see what was upcoming and purchase ad space.
  • Create an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog – Back in July I quickly explained what an editorial calendar is, why it’s important, and how to create one with this short video. I’ve been getting a lot more inquiries as to the specifics of it and so today, I present to you, a 17 minute video on creating one step-by-step.
  • Use an Editorial Calendar – It’s easy to create an editorial calendar. Create a table in a Word or Excel document. Across the top of the first row, list your newsletter publication dates. For websites, if you wanted to shoot for monthly updates, list each month. For a more frequent publication schedule (e.g. for blogs), you could list each week.
  • How to Put Together an Editorial Calendar for Content Marketing – the editorial calendar I am sharing tracks more details to help you see connections in your content and get ideas on how you can repurpose

MS Word & Excel Editorial Calendar Templates 

I’ve found the following free templates on the web. The template from Denise looks very good (.docx format) and the WordPress plugin is also handy, though you need to be online to use it.

  • Microsoft Excel – Review editorial calendars to learn when relevant stories are planned for publication. Use the Editorial Calendar Template to track these opportunities, their associated deadlines and to maintain a database of media contacts
  • Here is an Blog Editorial Calendar Template (Excel) that you can use to get started.
  • Blog Editorial Calendar Template – An editorial calendar is a content plan that is laid over a publishing schedule.

Google Docs Editorial Calendar Templates

WordPress Editorial Calendar Templates

Conclusion

If you have any problems finding or using these templates, let me know.

MS Word Templates for Disposition Phase of Software Development LifeCycle

Phase ten of the Software Development LifeCycle is the Disposition Phase. We have now written technical documentations for the Initiation, Concept Development, Planning, Requirements, Design, Development, Testing, Deployment and Operations phases. Next, we will write documents to show how to dispose of the software once its lifecycle is completed. Use the Disposition Phase to eliminate a large part of a system or close down a system and end the life cycle process.

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Microsoft Word Templates for Disposition Phase

What requirements, plans and design documents do I need to write for this phase?

In this phase, you need to write technical documentations, such as:

  1. Archived System Review
  2. Disposition Plan
  3. Post-Termination Review Report

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You can download Software Development LifeCycle templates from the following sites:

Tasks & Activities for Disposition Phase

This phase ensures that data, procedures, and documentation are packaged and archived correctly, which lets you reinstall the system back to an operational status, if necessary

Tasks and activities for this phase include:

  • Archive Life Cycle Deliverables
  • Archive Data
  • Archive Software Components
  • Close the System
  • Dispose of Equipment
  • Prepare Disposition Plan
  • Prepare Post-Termination Review Report

The Disposition Phase is the end of the systems life cycle. Create a Disposition Plan to address archiving, transferring, and disposing of the system and data.

The disposition activities preserve information not only about the production system but also how it developed through its life cycle.

About the Author: Aaron Ryan is an IT Manager who specializes in Waterfall, RUP, CMMI, and other software engineering methodologies. Download his free Microsoft Word templates at the Software Development Lifecycle Template Kit

9 MS Word Templates for Operations & Maintenance Phase of Software Development LifeCycle

Phase nine of the Software Development LifeCycle is the Operations and Maintenance Phase. We have now completed technical documentations for the Initiation, Concept Development, Planning, Requirements, Design, Development, Testing and Deployment phases. Next, we will write documents to show how different aspects of the operations and maintenance are managed.

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Microsoft Word Templates for Operations and Maintenance Phase

This SDLC phase shows how to use the system to ensure it meets the needs as defined in the planning phase. When problems arise, they require changes to code, new code to be written and changes to the hardware configuration. This phase ensure that the users needs are expressed and the system performs as specified in the operational environment. What requirements, plans and design documents do I need to write for this phase?

In this phase, you need to write technical documentations, such as:

  1. Computer Operations Manual
  2. Firmware Support Manual
  3. In-Process Review Report
  4. Maintenance Manual
  5. Operations Manual
  6. System Administration Manual
  7. Training Plan
  8. User Guide
  9. User Satisfaction Review Report

Download SDLC & PM Templates

You can download Software Development LifeCycle templates from the following sites:

Tasks & Activities for Deployment and Implementation Phase

As operations and maintenance personnel monitor the system they may see ways to improve it and make recommendations.

Tasks and activities for this phase include:

Next week, we show how to create documents for the SDLC Disposition Phase.

About the Author: Aaron Ryan is an IT Manager who specializes in Waterfall, RUP, CMMI, and other software engineering methodologies. Download his free Microsoft Word templates at the Software Development Lifecycle Template Kit

4 MS Word Templates for Deployment and Implementation Phase of Software Development LifeCycle

Phase eight of the Software Development LifeCycle is the Deployment and Implementation Phase. We have now written technical documentations for the Initiation, Concept Development, Planning, Requirements, Design, Development and Testing phases. Next, we prepare documents to show how the system is installed and made operational in a working environment.

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Microsoft Word Templates for Deployment Phase

What requirements, plans and design documents do I need to write for this phase?

In this phase, you need to write technical documentations, such as:

The deliverables for this phase include:

  1. Change Implementation Notice
  2. Delivered System Report
  3. Post-Implementation Review
  4. Version Description Document

Tasks & Activities for Deployment Phase

  • Tasks and activities for this phase include:
  • Data Entry
  • Data Conversion
  • Training Plan Execution

Download SDLC & PM Templates

You can download Software Development LifeCycle templates from the following sites:

This phase continues until the system works correctly in production in accordance with the User Requirements.

Next week, we show how to create documents for the SDLC Operations Phase.

About the Author: Aaron Ryan is an IT Manager who specializes in Waterfall, RUP, CMMI, and other software engineering methodologies. Download his free Microsoft Word templates at the Software Development Lifecycle Template Kit

7 MS Word Templates for Test and Integration Phase of Software Development LifeCycle

Phase seven in the Software Development LifeCycle is the Test and Integration Phase. We have now written technical documentations for the Initiation, Concept Development, Planning, Requirements, Design, and Development phases. Next, we write documents to show how to test all aspects of the database, systems, applications and other software tools.

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Microsoft Word Templates for Test and Integration Phase

Now we examine the Microsoft Word templates, guides and documents for the Testing phase. In this part of the Software Development LifeCycle, the QA Testers look at how the system is built and test it based on the functional specifications and user requirements.

What requirements, plans and design documents do I need to write for this phase?

In this phase, you need to write technical documentations, such as:

  1. Acceptance Test Plan
  2. Change Control Process
  3. Master Test Plan
  4. Test Cases
  5. Test Plan
  6. Test Reports
  7. UAT

Download SDLC & PM Templates

You can download Software Development LifeCycle templates from the following sites:

Different SDCL Methodologies & Design Phase

Tasks and activities for this phase include:

  • Conduct Acceptance Testing
  • Conducting System Testing
  • Creating Test Cases
  • Documenting User Acceptance Testing
  • Installing Software
  • Integration Tests
  • Security Testing
  • Setup Test Environment
  • Subsystem/System Testing
  • Test and Integration Phase Tasks
  • Testing Software
  • Updating Test Documentation

Other tasks in this phase include:

  • Configuration Manager signs off the Configuration Management Plan from the Planning Phase.
  • Project Manager signs off the System Security Plan and the Security Risk Assessment.
  • Quality Assurance signs off the Quality Assurance Plan from the Planning Phase.
  • Technical Lead signs off the Software Development Document from the Development Phase.

During this phase, they also signoff the Operations Guide, Systems Administration Manual, User Manual, Training Plan, Maintenance Manual, Conversion Plan, Implementation Plan, and Contingency Plan.

Next week, we show how to write documents for the SDLC Deployment Phase.

About the Author: Aaron Ryan is an IT Manager who specializes in Waterfall, RUP, CMMI, and other software engineering methodologies. Download his free Microsoft Word templates at the Software Development Lifecycle Template Kit

4 MS Word Templates for Development Phase of Software Development LifeCycle

Phase six in the Software Development LifeCycle is the Development Phase. We have now written technical documentations for the Initiation, Concept Development, Planning, Requirements and Design phases. Next, we write documents to show how to design develop the database, system, applications and other software tools.

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Microsoft Word Templates for Development Phase

This week we look at the Microsoft Word templates, guides and document for the Development phase. In this part of the Software Development LifeCycle, the IT Architects use the requirements gathered earlier in the process to design how the application works and the Design documents to develop how the application will work in a real environment.

What requirements, plans and guides do I need to write?

In this phase, you need to write technical documentations, such as:

  1. Contingency Plans
  2. Integration Guide
  3. Software Development Guide
  4. System Software Guide and
  5. Test Files

Download SDLC & PM Templates

You can download Software Development LifeCycle templates from the following sites:

Different SDCL Methodologies & Design Phase

Depending on the SDLC Methodology you use, for example, RUP or Scrum, the User Guide and Training Plan may be part of this phase. For others methodologies, these guides and manuals will be written in the Operations and Maintenance Phase.

Next week, we show how to write documents for the SDLC Development Phase.

About the Author: Aaron Ryan is an IT Manager who specializes in Waterfall, RUP, CMMI, and other software engineering methodologies. Download his free Microsoft Word templates at the Software Development Lifecycle Template Kit

3 MS Word Templates for Design Phase of Software Development LifeCycle

Phase five in the Software Development LifeCycle is the Design Phase. We have now finished technical documentations for the Initiation, Software Concept Development, Planning and Requirements phases. Next, we will write documents to capture how to design the database, system and the interface. 

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Microsoft Word Templates for Design Phase

This week we look at the Microsoft Word templates, guides and design document for the Design phase. This is one of the most detailed parts of the Software Development LifeCycle where IT Architects use requirements gathered earlier in the process to design how the application, system or database functions.

What requirements, plans and design documents do I need to write for this phase?

In this phase, you need to write technical documentations, such as:

  1. Database Design Document
  2. Design Document
  3. System Design Document

Download SDLC & PM Templates

You can download Software Development LifeCycle templates from the following sites:

Different SDCL Methodologies & Design Phase

Depending on the SDLC Methodology you use, for example, RUP or Scrum, the User Guide and Training Plan may be part of this phase. For others methodologies, these guides and manuals will be written in the Operations and Maintenance Phase.

Next week, we show how to write documents for the SDLC Development Phase.

About the Author: Aaron Ryan is an IT Manager who specializes in Waterfall, RUP, CMMI, and other software engineering methodologies. Download his free Microsoft Word templates at the Software Development Lifecycle Template Kit

12 MS Word Templates for Requirements Phase of Software Development LifeCycle

Phase four in the Software Development LifeCycle is the Requirements Phase. We have now completed documents for the Initiation, Software Concept Development and Planning phases. Next, we write the technical documentations to capture user requirements, business requirements and functional specifications. 

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Microsoft Word Templates for Requirements Phase

Now we examine the Microsoft Word templates, guides and manuals for the Planning phase. This is one of the most complex parts of the Software Development LifeCycle and requires many guides, plans and documents.

What requirements, plans and design documents do I need to write for this phase? In this phase, you need to write technical documentations, such as:

Download SDLC Templates

You can download Software Development LifeCycle templates from the following sites:

Next Steps When Documenting SDLC Projects

Next week, we show how to write design documents for the SDLC Design Phase.

About the Author: Aaron Ryan is an IT Manager who specializes in Waterfall, RUP, CMMI, and other software engineering methodologies. Download his free Microsoft Word templates at the Software Development Lifecycle Template Kit

8 MS Word Templates for Planning Phase of Software Development LifeCycle

Phase three of the Software Development LifeCycle is where we document the Planning Phase. Once you have completed documents for the Initiation and Software Concept Development phases, we write the Planning documents, where we create technical documentations to plan how the system is be developed, tested and implemented.

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Microsoft Word Templates for Planning Phase

Now we examine the Microsoft Word templates, guides and manuals for the Planning phase. This is one of the most detailed parts of the Software Development LifeCycle and requires complex technical documentations.

What requirements, plans and design documents do I need to write for this phase?

In this phase, you need to write technical documentations, such as:

  1. Acquisition Plan
  2. Concept of Operations
  3. Configuration Management Plan
  4. Project Management Plan
  5. Quality Assurance Plan
  6. System Engineering Management Plan
  7. System Security Plan
  8. Verification and Validation Plan

Download SDLC Templates

You can download Software Development LifeCycle templates from the following sites:

Next Steps When Documenting SDLC Projects

Next week, we show how to write these documents and then move into the Requirements Phase.

About the Author: Aaron Ryan is an IT Manager who specializes in Waterfall, RUP, CMMI, and other software engineering methodologies. Download his free Microsoft Word templates at the Software Development Lifecycle Template Kit

4 MS Word Templates for Concept Development Phase of Software Development LifeCycle

Once you’ve finished writing technical documentations for the Initiation Phase, the next phase to be written up is the Software Concept Development. Once the Concept Proposal is approved, it lets you starts the analysis for System Concept Development Phase and begin the life cycle of the software project.

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Microsoft Word Templates for Initiation Phase

Now we examine the Microsoft Word templates, guides and manuals for the Software Concept Development phase.

What do I need to write for this phase?

You need to write technical documentations, such as:

  1. Cost Benefit Analysis
  2. Feasibility Study
  3. Risk Management Plan
  4. System Boundary Document

Download SDLC Templates

You can download Software Development LifeCycle templates from the following sites:

Next Steps When Documenting SDLC Projects

We will show how to write these documents and the mistakes to avoid when writing Risk Management Plans.

About the Author: Aaron Ryan is an IT Manager who specializes in Waterfall, RUP, CMMI, and other software engineering methodologies. Download his free Microsoft Word templates at the Software Development Lifecycle Template Kit