Join PMI (Project Management Institute) and use the PMI Compendium of Project Management Practices
This is a good guide for new project managers or PM’s in an organisation without a complete project management framework. It will help with the steps associated with the process of managing a project. Including Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, and Closing the project.
It includes sample forms for the main steps needed. E.g.
- Project Charter
- Project Planning checklist
- Scope statement
- Scope Management Plan
- Work Breakdown structure
- Resource Pool
- And lots of other planning templates
In fact, if your organisation doesn’t have a formal step by step process for managing a project, this would be a good guide for working through the project.