I’m often asked about PRACTICAL and USEFUL project management resources (in addition to our How to Use Microsoft Project tutorials). A quick search on any project management topic will reveal millions of pages to review. Fortunately, I found a few useful tools, books, blogs and other resources to help in your project delivery.
(P.S. If you have a recommended resource for the page, email me and I’ll review it!)
Project Management Templates
- Microsoft’s Office site has a variety of community development templates at:
- If you’re looking for a library of professional project managment templates, check out the project management templates by James Leal
Project Management Books
- The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance
- Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Advice For Successful Projects
- Business Driven PMO Setup: Practical Insights, Techniques and Case Examples for Ensuring Success
- The One-Page Project Manager: Communicate and Manage Any Project With a Single Sheet of Paper
- The One Page Project Manager for IT Projects: Communicate and Manage Any Project With A Single Sheet of Paper
- Lifescripts: What to Say to Get What You Want in Life’s Toughest Situations
- Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises (Agile Software Development Series)
- Agile Software Development with Scrum (Series in Agile Software Development)
- The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility (Agile Software Development Series)
- Fire Your Boss
Project Management Software
LiquidPlanner is a leader in innovative scheduling and collaboration for project management solutions.
Other excellent PM Lite web-based solutions include:
Also, if you’re looking for a lite Portfolio Management solution, PPM Roadmap has a promising solution.
Project Management Sharepoint Solutions
If your company has invested into Microsoft Sharepoint or if you’re looking for a Sharepoint based project management framework, check out:
Project Management Mind Mapping Software
Over the years, I’ve written frequently about applying mind mapping techniques to project management. Below are 3 packages you must try!
Project Management Blogs and Useful Websites
- Gantthead.com – Project Management for IT Managers
- Projects@Work.com – Project Management for all audiences
- TechRepublic IT Leadership Blog
- Liquid Planner Blog
- Herding Cats – Glen Alleman’s Project Management Blog