August 21, 2017

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Project management advice, tips, tools and recommended resources for existing and aspiring project managers.

Project Management – Useful Websites

The Project Manager Magazine

The Project Manager serves South Africa’s growing project management community as represented in sectors such as construction, engineering, communications, Information Technology and other industries in which the multi-disciplinary profession operates.

Project Management Institute (PMI)

Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. Click HERE to view their YouTube video: How PMI add value to practitioners and organizations worldwide

ProjectManager.com

Free Project Management Resource portal giving you everything you need to help learn and improve the way you manage projects day-to-day. Packed with free learning videos, webinars and eBooks, there’s everything you need to get a head start.

Free Project Management training videos from Projectmanager.com

Excellent Whiteboard sessions presented by Jennifer Whitt, the Director of Projectmanager.com about various project management topics.

ProjectManagement.com

Previously known as Gantthead, a community for project managers in Information Technology and other industries. Members have access to articles, templates and more than 550 K peer connections.

Dr. Harold Kerzner Project Management Series

Free Project Management video series by Dr. Harold Kerzner from International Institute for Learning covering relevant topics like Risk and Communications Management, Conflict Management, long-term projects, Action Items and more.

Personality Type Indicator – Free Test

A free personality test that uniquely combines two powerful systems for evaluating personality type – David Kiersey’s Temperaments and Jungian Cognitive Functions. It is based on research originally conducted by Carl Jung in early 1900s that has been enhanced and built upon by other personality type researchers, practitioners and experts over the past 100 years.

International Centre for Complex Project Management

For interesting articles and resources, courses and events, visit ICCPM.

Top Ten Recomended Websites for Free PMP Exam Questions

Top ten recommended websites for free PMP exam questions – from Cornelius Fichtner, President of OSP International LLC.

Russel Archibald,  author, consultant and lecturer on project management

For ideas and perspectives on how to get things done – with people around the world who need to make a difference.

Michael Greer’s PM Resources

A wonderful selection of free Project Management resources especially for newcomers to the field of project management.

SQ Data and Consulting

SQDC Business School is an  ISO 9001-2008 certified dynamic Training and Services Provider, based in South Africa, that specialises in delivering specialist and cost-effective:

  • Project Management Training Services
  • Project Management Consulting Services
  • Change Management Training and Consulting Services
  • Environmental – Green Project Management Training and Consulting Services

Research Optimus

For comprehensive data analysis and research services designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge needed to make complex decisions in your business.

Project Management for the masses

A great series of Podcasts and articles about project management from Cesar Abeid.

Dale Myers’ Blog: Think. Plan. Act. Repeat.

Interesting blog about Project and Program Management, Technology, Leadership and Customer.

Masters in Communication

As Project Management professionals we are often required to make presentations. This is a skills that will be improved over the years. Find an excellent round-up of the best 100 public speaking blogs–the ones that are helpful resources.

Project Times

For current information about what is going on in the world of project management and free membership to an online magazine, articles, white papers, job postings and more, visit the Project Times.

Project News Today

There are some fantastic project management bloggers but it can be hard to keep track of when the latest posts are produced. The good news is on this page you will find the latest posts from the best project management bloggers all in one place from multiple sites.

KeyedIn Projects

A project success blog with Practical Insights on How to Improve Strategic and Tactical Project Management.

Getapp for Project Management & Planning Software

For a complete list of featured Project Management and Planning Software.

Online Agenda – Project Planning

Digitaalkantoor.nl – Work more efficiently online. Online project management, Online agenda – project planning, Online bookkeeping and Online accounting

The International Community for Project Managers

ICPM is a free collaborative web presence that provides project management information, resources and the opportunity to meet and network with peers and engage in meaningful discussion.

ToolsHero – A Global Knowledge Platform

The ToolsHero platform helps visitors to find the management information they are looking for. They present and promote simplified management theories and methods. By exploring the articles, students, managers and professionals can increase their knowledge with the objective to apply and share this practically. In this way knowledge sharing takes place at a practical and theoretical level through which a connection is created.

 

Praxis

Praxis brings together a body of knowledge, methodology, competence framework and capability maturity model in a single integrated framework with a single structure and terminology. No more need for mapping and translation between different guides. The framework is supported by a knowledgebase of resources and an encyclopeadia.

pduOTD.com

PDU of the Day presents opportunities to existing PMP’s to earn PDUs for PMP® re-certification.

allPM

Project Management resources, templates, forums, book reviews & links.

PMP Guide and Free Mock Exam

Find a good explanation of the PMP credential, the benefits of becoming a PMP, eligibility requirements to take the PMP exam, the costs and procedure, and finally how to maintain the PMP certification. In addition to offering PMP exam preparation tips, you can register for access to a free mock exam including Flash Cards, Practice questions and a PDU Calculator.

The Art and Science of Leadership

For a comprehensive collection of articles and activities for developing leadership skills and knowledge, compiled by Donald Clark.

Leadership Intelligence Bulletin

Free Online Leadership Magazine.

Architectural Practices

Extreme Project Management for Architects – Free resource for architects, engineers, contractors, building community. Provides tests, checklists, and other resources.

Management Science – Project Management

A collection of business articles and publications related to program and project management.

Projects at Work

Webzine for senior Project Managers and Executives. Project management resources and tools needed for professionals, training, and advancement.

Free PRINCE2®

What is PRINCE2? For information and training on PRINCE2, one of the world’s most popular project management frameworks.

Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS)

The Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards, is a volunteer driven, non-profit alliance that provides a reliable source for comparison of project based standards and qualifications.

100 Top Sites for Effective Project Managers

Good project management is an important part of any successful business. Effective project managers know how to make use of limited resources to produce results on time. The planning techniques, delegation practices, and efficient habits used by great project planners can help new project managers develop their skills, and since so many great PMs write about their work online, there is a trove of good info available for anyone looking to sharpen their project management skills.  This list is categorized and numbered for ease-of-use, and a site’s number does not reflect its quality. All the sites listed are amazing, and each excels in a certain field, indicated by the category.

PMIS-Project Management Informed Solutions

A training and consulting service provider based in the UK. Many useful articles and free resources. For new and experienced project managers, find: (use links below)

  1. How to plan projects
  2. Tips for project managers
  3. What goes wrong with projects

Critical Chain Project Management CCPM

An explanation of Critical Chain Project Management. Includes case studies, links and a library of articles.

ePMbook

A free web-based book by Simon Wallace dealing with project and program management.

IT Toolbox

Community generated content for the IT market

Thought Leaders Network

Thought Leaders Network collaborates with a number of leading organizations and thought leaders to bring you expert insights, consulting services, leadership programs, industry events, practical guidance, and important trends for today’s business professional.

Free Management Library

Providing project management methodologies, techniques, and reference materials for non-profits.

The Management Roundtable

Articles, information on conferences, in-house training, research, newsletters and publications – focusing on product development.

The Myers & Briggs Foundation (MBTI)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument helps to assess your personality type, it provides information on the sixteen types, the eight preferences and other tools for helping you with a basic understanding of personality type.

Sensible PM

Mark Phillipy, as the Sensible Project Manager, provides a practical approach to project management. You will find a wide range of topics for the beginner and more seasoned project managers through the Sensible Project Manager Podcast or the SensiblePM 101 Podcast. You can also learn from and even participate in the weekly #PMHangout.

Cameron Inc – Turning Vision into Value

Todd C. Williams, also known as “Back from the Red” on Twitter, is an executive consultant, published author, blogger and president of eCameron Inc. He has spent the past 25 years rescuing failed projects and teaching companies how to turn their vision into profit by creating initiative-ready organizations.

Max Wideman’s Project Management Wisdom

Project Management Advice and Articles, a PM Glossary and a fun edutoon series on project management.

Wellingtone Project Management

For your Consulting, Training and Recruitment needs, based in Windsor in the UK. They work as a partner with their clients to maximize their likelihood of project, programme and portfolio success.

Planning Planet

Providing benchmarks, production rates, effort hours, cycle and build times for project tasks; project planners internationally; a discussion forum; and a notice-board for project planning jobs and employment.

P2UG: The International User Forum & Group for Project Management & Prince2 ™

An interactive open resource to support the Prince2 project management methodology.

Project Connections

Project management resources, templates, forum, book reviews and links, free and paid membership.

Project Management Basics

Information covering many aspects of project management in a generic non industry specific manner.

Project Management for Construction

Fundamental Concepts for Owners, Engineers, Architects and Builders.

Project Management Knowledge Base

Forums, reviews of software/books and events.

Project Manager Today

Digital Magazine for project managers.

Project Smart

The UK’s free resource for project and program managers, offering reports, templates and book recommendations.

2012 Best Online Project Management Comparisons

Compare the best online project management services. Side-by-side comparisons of features and prices of top rated project management services. Easily see which project management tools stands above the rest. Read professional in-depth reviews and articles on how to choose the best online project management service for meeting your needs.

PM Lessons Learned

The PM Lessons Learned blog supports a Masters of Project Management research project

Intuit Quickbase

Online Resource Guide to Project Management

Tutorials Point

PMP Mock Exams – Based on PMBOK 4th Edition, there are 200 objective type sample questions and their answers. This exam is just to give you an idea of type of questions which may be asked in PMP Certification Exams.

All Things Project

Project Management searches made easy – Conduct general searches on project management topics.

The EPM Book

A free web-based book dealing with project and program management.

Businessmanagementtraining.org

For information about Business Management Training, tips and resources.

Software Advice – Compare Online Project Management Software

For top 10 most recommended Online Project Management Software systems with a good description, Demo and Price of each. Also helps you to find the right software system based on your needs.

American University Online Programs

Find out about the Project Monitoring & Evaluation Certificate offered by the American University Online. It provides great information and resources to utilise in your role as project manager.