Category Archives: Not Training – But Amazing

24 Must-Have, Everyday Workhorse Apps

Top 24 apps (logos shown clockwise from 7 o’clock): Timely, Accuweather, Gmail, Podcast Addict, Google Voice, Google Hangouts Dialer, Hiya Caller ID & Block, Google Keep, SimpleMind, MindMeister, Floating Stickies, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides, Wunderlist, Google Maps, Feedly, Puffin, Xodo PDF, FBReader, Pocket, Google Photos, Fast for Facebook, Twilight, Atmosphere

[Many of these apps will help you learn more stuff, consume training content better and generally upgrade your productivity! So while they all aren’t exactly training, many will be a great help in your quest to be a better self-directed learner. Enjoy!]

If you’re like me, your mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.) is loaded with apps. In fact, I’ve just checked and discovered that I’ve got hundreds installed! And that left me wondering, “How many of these things do I need? Which of these do I depend on every day?”

After some reflection, I came up with a list of my “24 must-have, everyday workhorse apps.” And, to the extent that they keep me personally productive, they help me be a better project manager and team member.  Most are FREE or have free versions available. See the complete list with brief descriptions at my WORTH SHARING site.

Got time off? Relax and re-energize with free books, magazines & podcasts!

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Got workaholic tendencies? Then maybe it’s time to take a break! Whether you’re vacationing or simply enjoying a day at the beach, these link-filled articles can help you connect with some great tools & media that will help you shift gears, re-energize and maybe even reclaim that long-lost enthusiasm.

 

Worth a Second Look: My 10 Favorite Articles & Videos from 2015

Check out these highlights from my 2015 publications!

Check out these highlights from my 2015 publications!

Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams

[Caveat: This is my book! So there is (duh!) some conflict of interest in my recommending it to you! However, I honestly believe it’s full of good stuff that any self-directed learner can use to develop project management (PM) skills & insights. And since it’s FREE to read all 300 pages online, what do you have to lose?! — Mike Greer, owner/editor of this blog.]

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Just published! My new book, Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams, is a 300 page eclectic compilation of practical PM tools, thought-provoking PM essays and suggestions for helping individual project managers and their teams stay sane while delivering good quality finished products. It consists of 54 Chapters and hundreds of live links to additional PM resources. Most of the chapters were originally published as blog posts through my websites and have never before been released in book form. (See http://worth-sharing.net for info on all my websites, blog posts, videos, etc.) A few chapters include some important, classic excerpts from my previous books.

The book is divided into six major Parts, including:

  • Part 1: The Meaning of Project Management (3 Chapters)
  • Part 2: PM Techniques (12 Chapters) 
  • Part 3: Working with Your Team & Maintaining Your Sanity (12 Chapters) 
  • Part 4: Peace of Mind (12 Chapters) 
  • Part 5: PM Leadership and Vision (7 Chapters)
  • Part 6: Of PM Skills and How They Are Acquired (8 Chapters)

You can read the entire book (all 300 pages!) online, for free. And it’s available in paperback & all ebook formats. Get details at my Worth Sharing website!

Convergence: Everything Worth Sharing in One Place

Starting this month I will be publishing all my new blog posts, articles and other announcements at my WORTH SHARING website. I will continue to create articles and videos that are relevant to the topics you usually find here, including listings of great free training stuff, tools and websites. To find these at the WORTH SHARING website, just click on the “Best Free Training” tab (see diagram below).

Go to Best Free Training listings at Mike Greer's WORTH SHARING website

Why the Convergence? 

The short answer is this:  To help you find all the stuff I believe to be “WORTH SHARING” in one location, no matter what the topic. (For a more detailed discussion, click here.)

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To make sure you never miss any of my new blog posts, articles, videos or announcements you can subscribe to my WORTH SHARING news feed via you favorite news reader or your Kindle.  Here’s how:

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Free PMP (Project Management Professional) Study Tools & Much More from PM Pro

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Whether you’re trying to decide whether to pursue PMI’s PMP (project management professional) certification or trying to figure out the best sources of PMP training, this amazing website will help you cut through the jungle of terminology, requirements, vendors, and more. What’s more, it provides a suggested study guide and links to important resources. Finally, it can even help you determine where you want to live to practice your career in PM! If you’re interested in PMP certification, don’t miss this website! It should be the first stop in your investigation.

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According to an email from the publishers [my bold added]:

… our organization has put together a comprehensive resource for project managers interested in the PMP certification, which is a key component of professional advancement in the field, worldwide (it would also be useful to students interested in careers in project management). What distinguishes us is that we’re not a vendor of PMP exam prep resources, nor affiliated with any of them (nor are we affiliated with PMI, which created the PMP certification). Therefore we can provide a resource that’s both thorough and unbiased. Our site’s main writer is Allen Green, MS, PMP, PgMP, a published author on program management who’s also got experience writing PMP exam prep resources…”

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Free Guide to E-Learning Best Practices and Online College Success

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Wondering what online education (e-learning) is all about… and if it’s a good choice for you? The good people at Affordable Colleges (AC) Online have created this free, well-documented, 22-page guide will help you answer these and lots more questions.

From the Guide’s Introduction (my bold added):

We interviewed experts in online learning at top universities, as well as at organizations dedicated to the advancement of online learning and to the promotion best practices. This guidebook is the result and it will help you:
* Better understand the concept of e-learning, including keys to success, critical mistakes to avoid, important concepts, and how-tos.
Understand how e-learning can be individualized, including options for students with disabilities, working adults, and K – 2 students.
Debunk many of the myths and misconceptions about online learning.”

As you can see from the Table of Contents (below), the Guide covers a lot of ground. And it does so concisely and authoritatively. This is a “must read” for anyone considering any online or e-learning experiences!

Table of Contents:

  • Types of Online Learning
  • Benefits of Online Learning
  • The Online Learning Experience
  • Who is Best Suited for Online Learning?
  • Choosing an Online Learning College or Program
  • Online Learning for Disabled Students
  • International Online Study
  • K-12 Online Learning
  • Online Learning Technology
  • Tips for Online Learning Success
  • Financial Aid for Online Learning
  • Additional Resources
  • Glossary of Terms

Click here to go to the E-Learning Best Practices and Online College Success ( http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges-guide/ )

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