I want to thank those of you who have started reading the Blog and hopefully have found something useful in the posts. But I am by no means the only “gray haired PM” in cyberspace. I am grateful to the many project management veterans who have taken the time to share their experience and insight with the PM community. Along with the professional PM sites such as the Project Management Institute, which offers the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – 4th Edition (available from Amazon hopefully soon), there is a wealth of PM information available on-line to help both the fledgling project manager and the seasoned professional. So in response to several of your emails, here are some of my favorite sites and blogs:
Project Connections provides for free access to papers, case studies, and almost 50 PM templates. They also have premium subscription services. You will find articles on lessons learned and best practices from people who are or have been project managers and lived to tell about it.
Projects at Work is an online magazine for project management professionals. It includes news, advice, and commentaries relevant to all aspects of project management.
Project Smart has an easy to navigate, topic references site with 100’s of articles and white papers on: Agile Project Management, Best Practices, Case Studies, Change Management, Communication and much, much more. This site serves as a useful and comprehensive knowledge base on all things related to project management.
PM Forum is all about international project management. From the PM forum, you can also access PM World Today. Each issue contains viewpoints by project managers, featured papers, case studies, and Tips and Techniques. PM World Today is a free subscription.
Project Perfect provides insight, worldwide commentary, and a products/services forum for project managers.
PM Today is a subscription service with informative articles on all aspects of project management. Although a subscription fee is associated with access, you can get 3 months free to check it out for yourself.
Cognitive Technologies Library is my own company’s resource library with lots of free white papers and guides for your reading and use.
Raven’s Brain is a great blog maintained by Raven Young where she posts on Project & Program Management, Leadership, Tech & Business, Personal Growth, Professional Development, Soft Skills and anything else that sparks her interest.
Journyx’s Project Management Blog is a great place to find posts from many authors on a wide variety of project topics. And if you get to read one of Curt’s posts – it will always make you smile!
And lest we not overlook the need for your weekly dose of PM humor, don’t forget to check out Scott Adam’s Dilbert Strips.
While there are many more really helpful PM sites, I hope these examples will get you started.
If you have some favorite PM sites, please add them to the list via your comments.