PM Minimalist Update: July 26, 2011

New Articles, Tools, & Resources from Michael Greer, The Project Management Minimalist

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What's New

Project Management FREEBIES: A Whole New Website is Born!

Over the years I’ve come across zillions of great free PM tools, white papers, training items, and so on. Trouble is, they are often buried in out-of-the-way corners of the ‘net that make them tough to find when I want to share them with colleagues or PM newbies attending my classes. So I decided to collect links and brief descriptions of some of my favorite PM freebies here — all in one place — so they’d be easy for us all to find. At the same time, I’m hoping you’ll tell me about some of your favorite free PM items so I can include them here. (Click on the Suggestions tab at the PM Freebies Website.)

Project Management FREEBIES website

So far, there are over 25 items listed. But this list will grow quickly! I've divided the collection into these broad categories:

How do I decide which PM freebies to include? Here are the selection criteria I apply to every item listed: If I can answer “Yes” to most of these questions, then I’ll publish my post about the item.

Reminders, Resources & Footnotes

Video Overviews & Discount Codes for The PM Minimalist Collection

In case you missed last month's Update, you should know about a new page at my website that includes video overviews of all the items in The PM Minimalist Collection. In addition, you'll find discount codes listed at the end of the page that will get you HUGE DISCOUNTS on your purchase of any of these items. Check it out at .

Video Overview & Discount Codes: The PM Minimalist Collection

PM Minimalist Support System & Freebies

The PM Minimalist Support System & Freebies page includes a chart summarizing links to multi-media collection of resources to help individual project managers, project teams and entire organizations go Minimalist. Check it out! (Note: I'll be adding to this grid as I make more support items available.)

Now Available: One Dozen Private & Customizable PM Webinars!

Private PM WebinarsSo… you don’t have time to stop working for several days and send everybody to PM training? Or maybe you don’t have the money to spend on a full-blown, on-site workshop w/T&L expenses? See how you can take a Minimalist approach to your PM training through brief, one or two-hour customized webinars! [Click here to download the full 7-page PDF: The PM Minimalist Private Webinars: Buy Your Custom PM Training By the Hour!

The PM Minimalist Paperback Version Is Available at CreateSpace

Hard-copy (paperback) from CreateSpace


Prefer an old-fashioned, physical copy of the book you can hold in your hands? Then check out this 122-page paperback version. And (because you're special!) I'll give you a HUGE INTRODUCTORY DISCOUNT on your purchase price.

Just email me at: I'll send you a special discount code good for a nice, fat price reduction! (I promise!)NOTE: Of course,the Kindle, NOOK, & PDF versions are still available. Go to for info.



8-min. Video Overview of The Project Management Minimalist

Video Overview: The PM Minimalist: Just Enough PM to Rock Your Projects!Check out this brief 8-minute video overview of The... Minimalist, describing how it supports project managers, project teams, and the entire organization. If you already own the book, you might benefit from the brief introduction to all the good stuff you'll find inside. And it's also great way to introduce the book to friends and colleagues.

Live Video Chat Now Available at My Website

I've just set up a chat room at my website where we can talk live, one-on-one (or one on two, since it will handle 3-way live video conversations). All you need is a web cam, a microphone, and a browser connected to the 'net. Live Video ChatNo other software is needed.

If you would like to meet me in a live video chat room for a free, private, one-on-one discussion, just email me at I’ll send you a password and arrange a time. After you have the password, simply click the link below & follow the instructions. Click here to go to the PM Minimalist Live Video Chat Room



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