Project Management Resources 2017-11-08T00:40:09+00:00

Project Management Resources

Updated List of the Most Reputable Resources for Project Managers in 2017

Updated List of Online Resources for Project Managers

Every year the PM team here at Nuvro compiles the most reputable courses, books, communities, blogs and publications to help further the careers of project mangers around the world. Anyone working in this field can attest to the daily challenge, despite how simple and straight-forward managing projects may appear to be. It’s because of this that so many professional resources are available online. The problem, however, is the sheer volume of material can make it unnecessarily difficult to find those which are reputable, relevant and active. We here at Nuvro attempt to solve this problem by keeping this comprehensive list of resources updated and organized, so that you can easily find what you need.

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“Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward.” – Joy Gumz

Training & Certification

Essentials of Project Management
This online, self-paced course will benefit anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of managing projects, with a focus on preparing for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credential exam.

Project Management Fundamentals
In this six-week course, an experienced Project Management Professional will help you master the essentials of project management. You’ll become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control, and close any type of project.

Beginning Project Management
This course examines the absolute basics of project management. It will explore the big picture of project management and the project management life cycle. You’ll finish this course with a great grasp of what project management is, what your roles and responsibilities as a project manager will be, and how to move forward in your career as a project manager.

Managing Resources Across Project Teams
This course is for program managers and project managers who are managing more than one project. Learn exactly what a resource is, how to prioritize projects based on resource availability, and how to get the people you want to work on your projects.

Free Online PM Certification
This online course is aimed at people interested in IT project management and builds on other business and IT courses. Every project manager needs to know the various phases and project management software and tools available do the job properly. This free course will identify these phases and tools, enabling you to successfully manage any project.

Cybrary Project Management Professional
This free online PMP training course educates on how to initiate, plan and manage a project, as well as the process behind analyzing risk, monitoring and controlling project contracts and how to develop schedules and budgets.

edX Introduction to Project Management
This is an ideal course if you need to know the fundamentals of managing projects at work or at home, while not necessarily being a formally trained project manager. It is also suitable if you are considering undertaking a project in the near future and are seeking to learn and apply essential project management knowledge and skills.

Simplilearn PMP Certification
This project management training course equips professionals with the knowledge and discipline required to effectively plan, manage, execute, and control projects regardless of industry. You’ll learn all about the most popular project management methodologies that help organizations deliver successful projects.

Business Acumen for Project Managers
This course will help you learn core strategic and business management skills that can help to bolster your business acumen. Learn how to align your projects with the larger purpose of your organization

Knowledgehut PMP Certification
This blended learning program equips you with the right information required to ace the PMP and CAPM exams, and is based on the principles that are outlined in the PMBOK Guide. Enhance your competence and knowledge in Project management techniques, and establish your ability to handle complex project challenges with confidence.

Self-Paced Project Management Certification Course
This self-paced online project management certificate program is available 24/7 and aligns with PMI‘s PMBOK Guide. Taking this program will help prepare you for the PMP exam and will also provide you with the same quality content as traditional classroom programs.

Project Management Academy
This course is intended for people who want to obtain their PMP or CAPM certification. PMI requires you to prove you have 3+ years working as a project manager and 35 contact hours of project management education. This online PMP certification training course is designed to help you earn your PMP certificate the easy way. However, this course can be taken by anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of project management.

Free PMP Videos
Vast collection of free PMP training videos as well as online PMP courses and a free sample PMP practice test to familiarize you with the format of actual PMP exam.

Project Management Master Track
The Project Management Associate Track will help you to understand the foundational principles of project management while the Project Management Master Track attests to your commitment to, and investment in, project excellence.

Tipsographic Free Online PMP Exam Prep
A comprehensive collection of free quality resources to speed up your preparation for the PMP® exam, based on the PMBOK® Guide – 6th Edition (2017). Project management news, analysis, blogs, and tools keep you updated on what’s going on in the project management community.

“Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet.” – Henry Mintzberg

Associations & Communities

PM Tips
Useful Project Management guidelines and success stories from real life situations. Find out the latest project management tips and trick to project success.

Project Management Institute
The world’s leading project management organization with over 450,000 Global Members and over 280 Local Chapters Internationally

Stack Exchange for Project Managers
A leading Q&A site for project managers consisting of over 4,000 questions and 12,000 answers from over 19,000 members.

Agile Alliance
A global nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development as outlined in the Agile Manifesto.

Association for Project Management
The APM has over 23,000 individual and 570 corporate members making it the largest professional body of its kind in Europe. APM is the UK member of the International Project Management Association.

Planning Planet
An established community of project managers who discuss relevant PM topics through forums and their own member blogs.

Reddit for Project Managers
This sub reddit is dedicated to project management with a focus on the software development area. It currently has over 10,000 members.

Project Management Central Forums
A community of project managers contributing to over 14,000 articles, over 1,000 pm templates and 800,000 conversations through the forum and social networking system.

Project Times
PM times offers in-depth articles, blogs, whitepapers, templates, webinars and other relevant content surrounding all developments regarding project management, PMI Certification and industry events.

Intl Project Management Association
The IPMA is a federation of about 70 member associations that help develop project management competencies in their geographic areas of influence, interacting with thousands of practitioners and developing relationships with corporations, government agencies, universities and colleges, as well as training organizations and consulting companies.

“The P in PM is as much about People Management as it is about Project Management.” – Cornelius Fichtner

Twitter Accounts

Project management thought leaders on Twitter, organized by follower count. Find more at #PMOT

Elizabeth Harrin
@pm4girls

12.8K

Lindsay Scott
@projectmgmt

11.5K

Susanne Madsen
@SusanneMadsen

8,745

Ron Rosenhead
@ronrosenhead

5,683

Glen B. Alleman
@galleman

3,139

Shim Marom
@shim_marom

1,581

Robert Kelly
@rkelly976

9,821

Michael Greer
@michael_greer

3,540

Vicki James
@VickiPPS

3,334

Deanne Earle
@UnlikeBefore

2,793

Jeff Furman
@PMAnswerBook

2,468

Cesar Abeid
@PM4TM

2,024

Karthik Ramamur
@KarthikPMO

12.7K

Andy Siddiqi
@andysiddiqi

10.7K

Jay Philips
@jayphilips

7,806

Joe Moran
@JoeSaidSo

6,139

Ralf Finchett
@pmoplanet

3,419

Brendan Flynn
@hbflynn

1,858

Rick A. Morris
@rickamorris

13K

Rachel Burger
@RachelBurgerPM

8,311

Cynthia Foster
@WellingtonQuill

1,698

Barry Hodge
@BarryHodge

1,383

Grace Lawless
@prjctguru

1,382

Frank Blome
@fblome

935

“My personal philosophy is not to undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.” – Edwin Land

Documents & Templates

Free Project Management Docs
All templates were developed by PMP certified Project Managers with extensive project management experience. Templates are organized according to PMBOK process group including initiation, planning, execution and closing.

Project Management Templates
These Project Management Templates have been professionally designed and were written by project experts. They cover all the steps you need to deliver projects from start to finish. They are aligned with worldwide standards PMI and Prince2.

Newest Project Manager Templates
Professional templates including Gantt charts, scheduling, project plans, timesheets, risk registers and communication plans.

Vertex42 Excel Templates
Free Excel templates and spreadsheets including Budget Templates, Calendar Templates, Schedule Templates, and Financial Calculators.

Wellingtone Project Templates
A set of simple and practical project management tools and templates that are based on the Association for Project Management Body of Knowledge. This set of documents supports the project lifecycle and includes templates for proposals, project planning and project status reports.

MyPM Free Templates
This collection of free templates were created by an experienced PMP certified project manager at MyPM. They’re designed to save project management time, trigger next steps and better organize the user. Every one of these templates are editable and can be easily modified to fit your project needs.

Project Connections
Free downloadable project templates from experienced project managers. Here you’ll find project management templates, forms, checklists, worksheets, and guidelines with tips on how, when and why to use them.

Key Consulting Templates
A comprehensive list of project management templates and forms compiled from around the web. All templates have either been used by Key Consulting project managers, or are templates they believe have real potential to add value to a project.

Techno PM
Free Project Management Templates in Excel, PPT, Word and MPP, MS Project and PowerPoint. Included are templates for project initiation, planning, resource and capacity management.

Chandoo Project Management
An extensive list of Excel templates for creating Gantt charts and for ovearll project planning, executing and reporting.

“You can’t keep it all in your head. Project control tools are an absolute necessity for the control of large projects.” – Louis Fried

Publications

PM Times
PM times offers in-depth articles, blogs, whitepapers, templates, webinars and other relevant content surrounding all developments regarding project management, PMI Certification and industry events.

Journal of Modern Project Management
A scientific journal of studies focusing on the area of ​​project management necessary to promote a balance between theory and practice, highlighting cases studies on different sectors.

PM Today
Project Manager Today is the leading and only independent magazine for the project management sector. Established for more than 25 years, the magazine is widely recognised as the leading authority on project management.

Association for Project Management
The APM has over 23,000 individual and 570 corporate members making it the largest professional body of its kind in Europe. APM is the UK member of the International Project Management Association.

AU Institute of Project Management
The AIPM, Australian Institute of Project Management, is the longest-serving body for project management in Australia with over 10,000 members.

Information Systems & Project Management
The IJISPM offers wide ranging and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of information systems management and project management, seeking contributions that build on established lines of work, as well as on new research streams.

PM World Library
An online set of resources supporting knowledge creation, knowledge sharing and continuous learning related to modern, professional program and project management.

Management Roundtable
The MRT is a popular content and networking resource for product developers, managers and innovation leaders.

“Being a Project Manager is like being an artist, you have the different colored process streams combining into a work of art” – Greg Cimmarrusti

Podcasts

PM Podcast
A podcast for both beginners and experts. We interview project managers from around the world to learn what makes them successful, so that you can apply their lessons to your own projects and copy their success.

People and Projects Podcast
Interviews and insights to help you deliver projects and lead teams. Earn PDU’s, learn from engaging videos and use their free spreadsheet template to track your progress.

Sensible PM
This podcast provides an insider’s edge to project management. The Sensible Project Manager shares his experiences from over 15 years as a PM.

PM for the Masses
Informative podcasts ranging from topics like how to improve meetings and change management to how to prepare for the unpredictable.

Ricardo Vargas
Since 2007, Ricardo Vargas publishes the 5 Minutes Project Management Podcast where he addresses in a quick and practical way the main topics on project, portfolio and risk management.

The Lazy Project Manager
A podcast to teach as many people as possible that it is achievable to ‘work smarter and not harder’ and to still gain success in the battle of the work/life balance.

The PMO Podcast
A podcast hosted by Mark Price Perry providing topical, informative, and valuable podcasts for today’s PMOs where you will find insights and ideas to help you set up and manage your PMO.

Fix My Project Chaos
Project management podcast and articles providing regular updates and insights into the international project management industry.

PM Sound Bites
PM Soundbites are short audio clips that provide useful information on topics pertaining to the PMIWDC Chapter and the Project Management Profession as a whole.

The Digital Project Manager
Weekly updated project management podcast that features the latest from the world of PM this week.

“Fit no stereotypes. Don’t chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team’s mission.” – Colin Powell

“Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.” – Denis Waitley

Project Management Blogs

A Girls Guide to Project Management
A blog by Elizabeth Harrin featuring posts such as:
How To Manage A Team Member With A Negative Attitude
How To Juggle Work With Your PMP Study Plan

Easy in theory, difficult in practice
A blog by Kiron Bondale featuring posts such as:
How will you know when a risk is about to be realized?
The benefits of qualitative AND quantitative project health evaluation

Project Accelerator
An established blog featuring posts such as:
Why Talent Management Is A Success Generator for Project-Oriented Companies
Does a Project Manager Need PM Qualifications?

The Digital Project Manager
A popular blog featuring posts such as:
Project Manager Salary Guide
How to run a great client project kickoff meeting

ProjectManagement.com
A blog for project managers featuring posts such as:
Agile: Overused and Misunderstood
Risk Management for Program Managers

Deep Fried Brain
A blog for PM certification exam prep featuring posts such as:
Schedule Performance Index (SPI) and Cost Performance Index (CPI) in EVM
Direct Costs vs Indirect Costs in Project Management

Herding Cats
A blog by Glen Alleman featuring posts such as:
Little’s Law – Use, Misuse, and Sometimes Simply Wrong Ideas
Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Leading Answers
A blog by Mike Griffiths featuring posts such as:
They are “Lessons to be Learned”, not “Lessons Learned”
Tapping the Base of the Talent Triangle for Hidden PDUs

The Reluctant Project Manager
A blog by Nick Wilkinson featuring posts such as:
Burnout and the Clean Slate
Doubt and the Project Manager

Project Manage
A blog by a group of industry professionals featuring posts such as:
Project Managing Virtually: 5 Tips to give you a Headstart
Do you have the Corporate Edge? The Benefits of Supplementary APMP Courses

Drunken PM
A blog by J. David Prior featuring posts such as:
Tips to Prepare for TAC Panel Interview
Agile Coaching: Wisdom from Practitioners

Project Bliss
A blog by Leigh Espy featuring posts such as:
20 Easy-to-Use Assertive Communication Skills for Confidence and Respect
What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Shaw

Project Management Software

Nuvro
Nuvro is a robust online project management tool that helps manage your team more efficiently. With Nuvro you can gain control and peace of mind over all of your projects, tasks, team members, workload and everything else important to your company.

Ceptah Bridge
Ceptah Bridge provides integration between Microsoft Project and Jira and allows building an effective project management solution using these products.

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