Sonia J. Burdick April 12, 2020 Checklist Template
The first independently owned restaurant was a success because the restaurant provided exactly what their customers wanted, and found a way to build on it. They built success by being consistent, providing the food and beverages their customers wanted, and having excellent customer service. Using consistency in the restaurant can be maintained by using forms, checklists, spreadsheets and other systems designed to build success.
Once you have found a good checklist you may need to edit it to fit with your wedding style. Most checklists will follow a generic template covering an 18 month planning period and a traditional wedding. Scan or copy it on to your computer and edit it as you need to. Even if you do not need to edit it I recommend copying it to your computer so you have a back up copy to print out should you need a spare or loose the original.
The difference between the two for me is that I put the really excruciatingly detailed info into the spreadsheet file. It is a bit more cumbersome, but I have a lot of freedom to add detail and manage the budget at the same time. The database I use references parts of the spreadsheet and is also linked to email addresses for the event participants. I can pull the data from the spreadsheet, drop it into the database, create a nice interface and communicate with everyone in a few keystrokes. A database style checklist can also do budget functions, but it is more difficult and time consuming to program.
Depending on what your company does you may want to download more than one template for a checklist so that you can create a variety of lists for each task. You can print them on different colored paper to make sure they are easy to see and use a variety of fonts to make them catchy enough that your employees will actually enjoy using them and doing each job right the first time.
It can be hard for landlords to collect all the documents that they need to rent their place before listing and showing it for the first time. New landlords and property managers will find this even harder, as they are not sure what to expect before getting someone in the door. Though there are several important forms that need to be used to rent the property (rental lease forms, rental applications, etc) some of the less critical (or legally required) forms still have a practical purpose in the process and should not be left out.
An implementation can be a tough animal to tame depending on how you structure it. Having the right tools and methodology behind you to define and run a project can go a long way towards a successful deployment or development effort. Since a project can span several months and involve a variety of resources and skill sets, your role as a PM is to define the rules and manner in which the team will work under so the entire implementation does not falter.