PM Minimalist Update: August 12, 2011

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

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What's New

Loops & Hoops & Waterfalls: A PM Minimalist Perspective on Agile, Scrum, & ... (Yada, Yada)

This irreverent blog post begins with a do-it-yourself Google Search which produces hundreds (!!??) of lovely Project Management Models illustrated by... well... loops & hoops & waterfalls! It concludes with a brief (5 min) video answering the cosmic question: "Loops & Hoops & Waterfalls: What's a PM Minimalist to Do?" (Click to see the full post. Enjoy!)

Project Management Bookstore Promotion: The PM Minimalist Softcover Just $12!

Project Management Bookstore Logo

The Project Management Bookstore, the leading online PM bookstore, is now distributing The Project Management Minimalist softcover version (122 pages). Whoo Hoo! Better yet, they're offering an introductory, preorder price of ONLY $12... less than 1/2 of retail! (Yikes... That's less than 1/2 the retail price! There goes that yacht I was hoping to buy.) If you've been waiting for a rock-bottom price, here's your chance! Click one of the links above.

50% Off -- End of Summer Sale on PM Minimalist Mentor and DVD Series

I decided to match The Project Management Bookstore's super sale with a sale of my own on two other PM Power Tools. Now through August 31, you can get The PM Minimalist Mentor: Scripted Coaching Tools to Guide Your Project Teams and The Project Management Minimalist Video Series (DVD/12 videos/82 minutes) for 50% off the retail price. Click here for details.

12 New Project Management FREEBIES

Project Management FREEBIES website

Since my last update, I've posted summaries of the following PM freebies at the Project Management FREEBIES website:*

* See the article in last month's update, "Project Management FREEBIES: A Whole New Website is Born!" for a complete overview of the Project Management FREEBIES website.

Reminders, Resources & Footnotes

Video Overviews of The PM Minimalist Collection

I've created three brief video overviews of the items in The PM Minimalist Collection. Check them 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!



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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