One of the joys of project management, I tell people, is its potential for creativity. And as someone who loves a good management or leadership model or tool, I am always on the lookout for new ones.
A great way to generate tools is to start with the ‘elements’ of project management.
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Pick the two elements that you are interested in: ideally the two that are most critical to your particular project or just the ones you want to focus on. Then create a chart of one against the other. Many of these are already standard project planning tools.
The examples in the chart below are not intended to be exhaustive and there remain gasps where I cannot immediately think of a tool. And, of course, this is just a small subset of all of the project elements.