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Worth a Second Look: My 8 Favorite Posts from 2016

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Check out the FREE INFOGRAPHICS, PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING MATERIALS, AND MUCH MORE from these 2016 posts!

Vacation Makeover: Teach yourself Project Management with these (mostly) free materials!

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Loads of links & plenty of great free resources to help you retool! Check out the full article here.

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!

Project Management FREEBIES Website Marks Its First Anniversary!

Last July I launched my Project Management FREEBIES website. Since then the site has listed more than 99 PM FREEBIES! And there are more on the way every month. If you’re a self-directed learner struggling to master Project Management, you’ll likely find lots of valuable items there. Click the image below to learn more.

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Project Management Templates – Learn WBS by Reverse Engineering!

Topic: Project management, project templates, project work breakdown structure (WBS)
Format: Microsoft Project Templates, PDF and other format files [free registration & Microsoft Project (available as free trial) required]
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

One of the most important skills of a project planner is the ability to craft a good list of project activities and tasks. Typically this list takes the form of a project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and often it is depicted in a Microsoft Project file. The trouble is, you need to have a lot of expertise and experience as a specialist in a particular industry to create a good set of activities/tasks for a project in that specialty. On the other hand, if you’re new to an industry or task specialty, you can learn a lot (i.e., you can train yourself) by “reverse engineering” your project from somebody else’s project plans. And that’s what project templates are all about! (Continued in Comment.)