Posts Tagged ‘project management tutorial’

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!

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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

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 thoughts on Project Management (PM), managing teams, PM training and tools, and much more. To find these at the WORTH SHARING website, just click on the “PM Resources” tab (see diagram below).

Go to "PM Resources" tab, 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.)

Subscribe to the News Feed!

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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Edited: June 18th, 2014

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:  https://www.amazon.com/author/michael_greer

Edited: September 23rd, 2013

Vicki James’ Book Review: The Project Management Minimalist

Go to Vicki James website & review

“I recommend Project Management Minimalist… for all seasoned and up and coming project managers.” — Vicki James, PMP, CBAP, The Project Pro

Vicki James, co-author of the excellent new book, Strategies for Project Sponsorship has just published a review of my book The Project Management Minimalist: Just Enough PM to Rock Your Projects.  In a nutshell, Vicki says, “I recommend Project Management Minimalist: Just Enough PM to Rock Your Projects for all seasoned and up and coming project managers.”  See her complete review at her website, The Project Pro.

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Edited: September 7th, 2013

Top 10 Most Downloaded Project Management Resources

Since I launched my first iteration of this PM (project management) Resources website in 1999 (over 14 years ago!),  I’ve been happily sharing free tools, articles, and more to help new project managers become more effective.  Recently I examined the statistics and compiled this list of those most frequently downloaded or read. Thanks to all of you who’ve used these and shared them with your colleagues!  And if you’re new to this site or new to PM you might want to check these out for yourself.  Enjoy!

Download PDF: 10 Steps to Project Success________________________________

1.   Ten Steps to Project Success.  This is Project Management Minimalism in a one-page PDF nutshell!

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2. Project “Post Mortem” Review Questions.  This tool includes 35 starter questions (customizable) and instructions for conducting your own Post Mortem.  It’s useful for evaluating a single project or as the starting point for an organization-wide discussion of this question: “How can we manage our projects more effectively?”

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 3. Worksheet: Sample Project Sign-Off Form.  Projects are, by definition, finite. And sign-offs provide tangible proof that some portion of your finite project is (finally!) completed, thus helping to mitigate rework. This sample can be used as a model for developing your own sign-off form for your project phases, deliverables, 0r project completion.

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Get info: PM Minimalist Quick Start Guide

4. The PM Minimalist Quick Start Guide is designed to help you plan and manage your first project using the PM Minimalist approach.  

This 38 page e-book is available in Kindle, NOOK, and PDF formats.

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5. Free E-Book: One Simple Thing to Improve Projects or PM (An Anthology) — In this e-book anthology, many working project managers & PM experts share their “one simple thing…” that could improve projects and/or project management (PM).  Available in Kindle, NOOK, and PDF formats.

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6. Do-It-Yourself PM Certification: How to Document Your Skills & Get the Credibility You’ve Earned without Jumping Through Someone Else’s Hoops – This extended article (PDF) explores the distinction between competence and certification. It then provides a professionally valid, step-by-step process for documenting your own PM skills and self-certifying.  –

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7.  Video Series: Become a Project Management Minimalist – This series of 8 free online videos is designed to help you apply “just enough” project management (PM) to manage your projects effectively.

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8. What’s Project Portfolio Management (PPM) & Why Should Project Managers Care About It? – The title says it all!

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9. Too Many Projects? Prioritize Them! — A practical guide and sample worksheet to help you prioritize that overloaded list of projects.  (See also the related item 8, above.)

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10. (Video) The Project Management Change Agent: How to Lead Your PM Revolution (55 minute video includes links to 25-page PDF.) – Are you ready to be the change agent who brings about a PM revolution in your organization. This video can show you how to conduct some “below the radar” guerrilla PM warfare.

 

Edited: July 3rd, 2013

June/July 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:

Highlights from this issue include:

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Edited: July 31st, 2012

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. Click the image below to learn more.

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Edited: July 30th, 2012

May 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:

Highlights from this issue include:

  • Best Practice: Identify Your Signature Strengths and Use Them Whenever You Can
  • New Franklin University PM Course for Instructional Designers/Developers & Performance Analysts
  • Is There Someone You Should You Be Nudging Toward the Spotlight?
  • Free E-Book: One Simple Thing to Improve Projects or PM (An Anthology)
  • PM Minimalist Quick Start Guide for Your Kindle, NOOK, iPad or Other Tablet / E-Reader
  • Three New Project Management FREEBIES
  • Plus links to lots more free eBooks, media downloads, and more

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

<<-- Read previous issues online!

Edited: May 31st, 2012

April 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:

Highlights from this issue include:

  • Best Practice: Understand & Deal with Procrastination
  • “Would I Have Them Over for Dinner?” & Other Questions to Ask of Your Movie Choices
  • PM Minimalist Videos Now at Vimeo
  • Under Construction: Franklin University’s IDPT PM Course
  • Three New Project Management FREEBIES
  • Plus links to lots more free eBooks, media downloads, and more

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

<<-- Read previous issues online!

Edited: April 30th, 2012