Welcome to Michael Greer's PM Resources
"At this website you'll find info about my favorite project management (PM) resources, my products & services, and a "first-do-no-harm," no B.S., Minimalist approach to PM. To learn more, use the Navigation links (left), scroll through my latest blog posts below, or watch a video intro. Enjoy!" -- Mike G.
LATEST BLOG POSTS:
Ever wonder what separates successful project teams from those that struggle or even fail outright? It’s a lot more than simply talent, energy and creativity. Without a solid enabling project infrastructure, even the best people can fail… or, at best, work needlessly hard in a project environment that fights them and saps them of their strength.
Learn how you can get the most out of your project team with the least amount of effort and frustration with these five key enablers… [Read more at my WORTH SHARING website.]
Posted: March 31st, 2017 under Project Management - No Comments. Tags: agile, android, approval, authority, collaboration, communications, deliverables, empowerment, Facebook Workplace, kanban, Microsoft Teams, motivation, PDU, PM minimalism, PM tools, PMP, Prince II, productivity, project goal, Project Management, project team, resources, schedule, scope, scrum, signoff, Slack, SME, sponsor, team, team building, waterfall, work flow
Are you as rested, creative and productive as you can be? Maybe you and your project team should consider integrating a little doing nothing into your work day! The latest post at my WORTH SHARING website reviews why and How to Get Comfortable Doing Nothing: 3 Simple Strategies. Check it out!
Posted: February 28th, 2017 under Inspiration and Motivation - No Comments. Tags: Across the Plains, creativity, Eckhart Tolle, Finding Nemo, Jim Loehr, meditation, mindful meditation, mindfulness, Oliver Burkeman, one conscious breath, Power of Full Engagement, productivity, Relaxation Response, rest and relaxation, Robert Louis Stevenson, Tony Schwartz
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.” Most are FREE or have free versions available. And, to the extent that they keep me personally productive, they help me be a better project manager and team member. See the complete list with brief descriptions at my WORTH SHARING site.
Posted: January 24th, 2017 under Inspiration and Motivation, Project Management - No Comments. Tags: Accuweather, android, app, Atmosphere, cloud collaboration, creativity, ebook reader, Excel, Fast for Facebook, FBReader, Feedly, Floating Stickies, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Hangouts Dialer, Google Keep, Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Voice, Hiya Caller ID & Block, iOS, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, mind map, MindMeister, Pocket, Podcast Addict, PowerPoint, productivity, Puffin, relaxation, SimpleMind, smartphone, soundscape, tablet, teams, Timely, TTS, Twilight, Wunderlist, Xodo PDF
Check out these new listings at my Project Management FREEBIES website! These infographic learning tools can help your team get the most from its Agile practices.
Posted: December 16th, 2016 under Inspiration and Motivation, Project Management - No Comments. Tags: agile, agile PM, Agile Project Management, Agile-Lean, collaboration, PDU, PM templates, project team, team building, teams
Whenever a group of people get together to get something done, there are five role-related questions that should be asked immediately to focus their efforts and avoid wasting anyone’s time. This new article at my WORTH SHARING website presents these questions and provides a tool to help you find the answers together, as a team. Check it out!
Posted: November 21st, 2016 under Project Management - No Comments. Tags: accountability, coaching, collaboration, free tool, leadership, Mentor, PDU, PM minimalism, PM tool, PMP, Project Management, Project Management FREEBIES, project management training, project planning, responsibility, sponsor, stakeholder, team building, teams
The problem: Fractured consciousness from interruptions can ruin your work & your relationships.
The solution: Take charge of your own consciousness!
Posted: September 6th, 2016 under Inspiration and Motivation, Project Management - No Comments. Tags: android, aTimeLogger, blocking mode, call blocking, concentration, consciousness, creativity, do not disturb, effectiveness, Facebook, family time, flow, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Jon Kabat-Zinn, loss of productivity, meditation, mindfulness, productivity, quality time, re-work, smartphone, tablet, team building, text, Tweet
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.
- On Vacation? Renew your spirit & recreate your enthusiasm with these 23 inspirational posts & podcasts
- Summer vacation? Take along lots of free books & magazines with these 5 apps!
Posted: August 7th, 2016 under Inspiration and Motivation - No Comments. Tags: android, Android app, app, audiobook, Authentic Happiness, books, creativity, David Emerald, ebook, ebooks, Eckhart Tolle, educational app, educational technology, enthusiasm, ereader, FBReader, Feedbooks, free app, free audiobook, free eBook, getpocket.com, gratitude, Gutenberg, happiness, holiday, inspiration, intention, iPad, iPad app, iPhone, Ivona, Ivona Kendra, James Allen, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Kendra, library, magazine, Martin Seligman, mindful meditation, mindfulness, NASA, offline audio translation, offline web page, OverDrive, Paulo Coelho, Pocket, positive psychology, psycho-cybernetics, public library, read aloud, reading, recreation, research, self-actualization, self-study, smartphone, spirit, stress reduction, study skills, study tool, tablet, text to speech, TTS, Wayne Dyer, Zinio.
Loads of links & plenty of great free resources to help you retool! Check out the full article here.
Posted: June 28th, 2016 under Inspiration and Motivation, Project Management - No Comments. Tags: agile, change agent, change management, collaboration, leadership, managing teams, motivation, PDF, PDU, PM, PM competency, PM training, pmbok, PMP, Project Management FREEBIES, project management skills, project management training, project planning, team building, teams
Keep your team’s creative output flowing with these “Top Five Free Apps to Capture Ideas & Leverage Creativity!”
Posted: April 19th, 2016 under ID Project Management, Inspiration and Motivation, Project Management - No Comments. Tags: android, Android app, Apple App Store, AppleiTunes, chrome extension, Chrome store, creativity, easel.ly, easelly, Evernote, Evernote app, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Keep, Google Play, Google Slides, infographic, iOS, iPad, iPad app, iPhone, mind mapping, MindMeister, MindMeister app, productivity, SimpleMind, writing
This FREE PDF will help you build your own PM Basics Workshop!
Posted: January 23rd, 2016 under Announcements, Inspiration and Motivation, Project Management - No Comments. Tags: change agent, change management, collaboration, Inspired Project Teams, PDF, PDU, PM, PM competency, PM minimalism, PM tools, PM training, pmbok, PMP certification, Project Management, Project Management FREEBIES, team building