When you learn the 'fast tracking' process, you will learn both the strategic concepts and the executable steps. This ensures that you understand the formative process principles (why it works the way it does), as well as the actual steps required to make process work happen. If you want a first hand look before you commit to the full Toolkit, you can get started by enrolling in our free Fast Track Project Starter Course.

The Fast Track Project Toolkit contains 50+ learning components, including lessons, videos, diagrams, infographics, quizzes and templates. Here's what you can expect to accomplish:

Learn the Basics

We begin by setting the stage for fast track project learning -- with a review of project management basics and how strategic project fast tracking fits in.

Learn to Strategize

We continue with a presentation of the key fast tracking concepts and process structure, taking you from project initiation, through planning and oversight, to post project review.

Learn to Prioritize

Then we teach you how to get your projects defined and aligned to "prioritize and optimize", presenting (30) key definition and alignment guidelines.

Learn to Plan

And then we move on to governance planning, where we teach you how to size management practices to balance best practices, current project needs and available resources.

Learn to Produce

It's the time to deliver. Learn how to plan and produce the Fast Track Charter, the primary deliverable you create to guide your projects through the fast tracking process.

And There's Tools Too

After you've learned all the concepts and steps, you can download the templates, including the Fast Track Charter Template, Lessons Learned Report and more.

Introduction Curriculum

These are the components in Chapter 1 of the Fast Track Project Toolkit:
  • Big Picture Video Part 1 - What is Fast Track Management?
  • Big Picture Video Part 2 - Introducing Strategic Fast Tracking for Project Management
  • The Big Picture Process Diagram (PDF)
  • The Big Picture Process Quiz
  • Introduction - Quick Start (Video)
  • Lesson 1 - Project Management Basics (Theory and Principles) (PDF)
  • Lesson 2 - The Project Management Lifecycle (PDF)
  • Reference - The Fast Track Glossary (PDF)
  • Reference - Fast Track Fundamentals Infographic (Diagram)

Fast Tracking Concepts Curriculum

These are the components in Chapter 2 of the Fast Track Project Toolkit:
  • Lesson 1 - Project Productivity and Constraints (PDF)
  • Lesson 2 - Understanding Tactical Fast Tracking (PDF)
  • Lesson 3 - Understanding Strategic Fast Tracking (PDF)
  • Lesson 4 - The Fast Track Technique (PDF)
  • Lesson 5 - Fast Track Process Policy Making (PDF)

Defining Project Terms for Fast Tracking

These are the components in Chapter 3 of the Fast Track Project Toolkit:
  • Lesson 1 - About Project Definition (PDF)
  • Lesson 2 - The "Project Size" Project Term (PDF)
  • Lesson 3 - The "Business Needs" Project Term (PDF)
  • Lesson 4 - The "Planned Solutions" Project Term (PDF)
  • Lesson 5 - The "Anticipated Benefits" Project Term (PDF)
  • Lesson 6 - The "Value and Priority" Project Terms (PDF)
  • Lesson 7 - The "Alternatives and Status Quo" Project Terms (PDF)
  • Lesson 8 - The "Project Scope" Project Term (PDF)
  • Lesson 9 - The "Schedule and Deliverables" Project Terms (PDF)
  • Lesson 10 - The "Project Stakeholders" Project Term (PDF)
  • Lesson 11 - The "Organization and Capability" Project Terms (PDF)
  • Lesson 12 - The "Cost Projection and Analysis" Project Term (PDF)
  • Lesson 13 - The "Project Risk" Project Term (PDF)
  • Lesson 14 - Applying Secondary Project Terms (PDF)
  • Knowledge Test - Project Term Quiz (Online Quiz)

Planning Fast Track Practices (Process Terms) Curriculum

These are the components in Chapter 4 of the Fast Track Project Toolkit:
  • Lesson 1 - Process Terms and Project Governance (PDF)
  • Lesson 2 - Planning Resource Management Practices (PDF)
  • Lesson 3 - Planning Project Communication Practices (PDF)
  • Lesson 4 - Planning Status Reporting Practices (PDF)
  • Lesson 5 - Planning Meeting Management Practices (PDF)
  • Lesson 6 - Planning Risk Management Practices (PDF)
  • Lesson 7 - Planning Issues Management Practices (PDF)
  • Lesson 8 - Planning Change Management Practices (PDF)
  • Lesson 9 - Planning Quality Management Practices (PDF)
  • Lesson 10 - Planning Project Procurement Practices (PDF)
  • Lesson 11 - Planning Project Closure Practices (PDF)
  • Lesson 12 - Applying Process Term Parameters (PDF)
  • Knowledge Test - Process Term Quiz (Online Quiz)

The Fast Track Charter

These are the components in Chapter 5 of the Fast Track Project Toolkit:
  • Lesson 1 - Introducing the Fast Track Charter (PDF)
  • Lesson 2 - Forming the Charter Structure (PDF)
  • Lesson 3 - Charter Preparation Principles and Practices (PDF)
  • Lesson 4 - Charter Production Workflow (PDF)
  • Lesson 5 - Charter Lessons Learned (PDF)
  • Reference - Charter Workflow Checklist (PDF)

Templates for Download

These are the template and related reference components of the Fast Track Project Toolkit:
  • Reference - Template Instruction Manual (PDF)
  • Download 1 - The Fast Track Charter Template (Microsoft Word)
  • Download 2 - The Charter Approval Control Form (Microsoft Word)
  • Download 3 - The Negotiation Session Agenda and Report (Microsoft Word)
  • Download 4 - The Lessons Learned Report (Microsoft Word)

Note: Toolkit components can be added and updated at any time. When you sign in, you will always have access to the latest lessons, templates and materials available. Once you register, you will have access to all future additions and updates at no additional cost.