Posts Tagged ‘project management minimalism’

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!

Edited: December 17th, 2015

PM Minimalist Quiz & Exercise Now Available!


Are you using The Project Management Minimalist to teach a PM class? Or do you simply want a “self-check” quiz and exercise to test yourself after reading The Project Management Minimalist?  

Then you need the PM Minimalist Quiz & Exercise! This document is a generic version of the quiz/exercise I use to start my custom, on-site PM classes. It is carefully designed (by me… a former instructional designer!) to measure students’ comprehension of the most important PM Minimalist terms and concepts, while challenging them to come up with specific, immediately useful ways to improve their specific PM processes. The PDF includes:

  • A two-part Quiz with 39 matching/fill-in-the-blank items
  • A four-part analytical Exercise which guides students through a detailed analysis of their specific PM practices and how they might improve them by applying what they learned in the PM Minimalist book.
  • An Answer Key, providing feedback on the Quiz (Note: This Answer Key is self-contained on the last page of the PDF document, so if you’re teaching a class you can print this page separately and share it after they complete the Quiz.)

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Edited: November 4th, 2015

Announcing My Amazon Author Page!

Go to Michael Greer's Amazon Author Page

Amazon has just rolled out an a great new feature on behalf of its authors: the Author’s Page!  Now you can find all of an author’s books that are for sale on Amazon in a single location.The page includes:

  • Integrated listings that pull together multiple versions (Kindle, paperback, etc.) of each book under a single item name
  • Brief, author-produced videos that provide overviews of books, etc.
  • The most recent blog, twitter, etc. posts for the author

Check out my page here:

Edited: September 23rd, 2013

5 Days, $5: Get the Full 132-Page Project Management Minimalist E-Book This “Black Friday” Week for Just 5 Bucks!


This Thanksgiving Week I’ve decided to join in all the “Black Friday” and “Pre-Black Friday” fun to offer you The Project Management Minimalist: Just Enough PM To Rock Your Projects e-book (password-protected PDF version) for JUST $5! 

This PM reference book has everything you need to organize your project, your team, and yourself. (Scroll down for video overview!)

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Looking for more PM Minimalist Stuff? Check out the entire PM Minimalist Collection, including audios, videos, and scripted meeting/coaching guides.  Click the image below:

Go to overview of The Project Management Minimalist Collection

Edited: November 20th, 2012

PM Minimalism, Agile, Scrum, & Waterfall: Who’s On First?

In my last post, “The Origins of My PM Minimalism..,” I argued that PM Minimalism is “not merely simple-minded — it’s about PM essences.”  In this post I’ll answer a question I am frequently asked when people first hear about  PM Minimalism, namely:

  • Where does PM Minimalism fit with Agile, Scrum, Waterfall or other PM approaches “de jour“?

The short answer: They fit together nicely!  This video explains:

A PM Minimalist’s Perspective on Agile, Scrum, & Waterfall from PM Minimalist.

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Edited: November 19th, 2012

December Issue of PM Minimalist Update Is Now Available

I just emailed my latest PM Minimalist Update to subscribers.  It’s loaded with articles, links, and more. Check it out here:

Subscribe today & get a Bonus zip file containing 15 PM articles or tools in PDFform (88-pages total!) plus a 37-minute PM podcast!

View Previous Issues of the PM Minimalist Update Online:

Edited: December 31st, 2011

My 10 Favorite PM Articles, Posts, or Videos from 2011

Mike Greer

Below are my “top 10” favorite items drawn from all the PM articles, blog posts, podcasts, and videos that I published on this website during 2011.  

Some of these items I believe are important and worth a second look. Others were merely fun or gratifying to create and I want to share them again before they disappear beneath 2012’s articles. I hope you like these or find something here that is thought-provoking. Enjoy!”

— Mike G. 


Edited: December 29th, 2011

Recording Now Available (Earn 1 PDU): The Project Management Minimalist Webinar

Recording: The Project Mgt. Minimalist Webinar at The Project Management Bookstore

The recording of my live webinar Become a Project Management Minimalist for The Project Management Bookstore is now available online. I’m proud to say that this live event was sold out!


Edited: October 19th, 2011

The PM Minimalist “Cut the Fat” Audit: Part 2, A Project Management Weight Loss Strategy

In Part 1 of this series, The Sources of Project Bloat, I described how PM artifacts and processes typically accumulate over time and weigh down all of an organization’s projects. In this article, I’ll show you how you can determine whether your organization’s PM has become obese and devise a customized strategy to lose some PM weight.

Part 2:  A Project Management Weight Loss Strategy

So how can you figure out if your organization is PM process-heavy and weighed down by too many PM artifacts?  The PM Minimalist “Cut the Fat” Audit can help. It consists of three major activities:

  1. Inventory your active PM artifacts and processes.
  2. Conduct the “Is This Really Valuable?” Analysis and the “Fix It or Ditch It?” Survey.
  3. Develop your “Fix It or Ditch It” Recommendations.


Edited: March 2nd, 2011

The PM Minimalist “Cut the Fat” Audit: Part 1, The Sources of Project Management Bloat

In this two-part series, I’ll introduce you to The PM Minimalist “Cut the Fat” Audit. The goal of this audit is to uncover and eliminate the useless PM stuff that you and your organization might be doing — the stuff that swells up your projects for no good reason, wasting peoples’ time and weighing down those who are trying to create your project deliverables.

Part 1: The Sources of Project Management Bloat

PM bloating manifests primarily in two forms:

  • Too many artifacts (i.e., schedules, worksheets, reports)
  • Too much supervisory hovering


Edited: March 1st, 2011