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The TenStep Store

The TenStep Store is your one-stop site for project management and methodogy projects and services, including packets of templates, classes, PMP® Exam Prep products, books, eBooks, methodology products and much more.

http://www.tenstepstore.com/

Max's Project Management Wisdom

Ever need project management information in a hurry? As a checklist? Want latest project management thinking? Get it here from an expert. This site is also home to the Max Wideman's authoritive Comparative Glossary of Project Management Terms. http://www.maxwideman.com/

 

About.com

Each month more than 20 million people visit About.com. This link takes you to its project management section. http://management.about.com/od/projectmanagement/

Business Administration Degree

Guide to online business administration degrees. http://www.businessadministrationdegree.com/ 

Critical Tools

Microsoft Project add-on software allows you to plan and  display your projects using a tree-style diagram known as a Work Breakdown  Structure (WBS) Chart. WBS charts display the structure of a project showing how the project is broken down into summary and detail levels. http://www.criticaltools.com/

An Essential Guide to SWOT Analysis

A comprehensive guide to SWOT Analysis - a key planning activity for any management professional. http://formswift.com/swot-analysis-guide 

Fast Company

Contains a number of white papers and articles on project management and management. http://www.fastcompany.com

How to Manage a Camel - A Project Management Careers Blog

This is the Arras People blog which covers project management careers and recruitment articles, news on the project management marketplace, guest blogs from great writers in the project management field and just about anything else project management related. http://www.arraspeople.co.uk/camel-blog/ 

IBM Research Center

Research papers, technical papers, publications and journals. http://www.research.ibm.com/

Intrafocus

This site provides a short video explaining the origins and current usage of the balanced scorecard. https://www.intrafocus.com/resources/balanced-scorecard/

Intuit QuickBase

This site provides an online resource guide to project management.
http://quickbase.intuit.com/articles/online-resources-guide-to-project-management 

ITtoolbox

ITtoolbox supports decision-making throughout the IT lifecycle by linking together millions of IT experts and information from thousands of leading sources. Powering a global audience of more than 1.3 million IT and business professionals each month, ITtoolbox enables users to evaluate vendors, plan and manage projects, solve problems, stay current, and manage their careers. http://projectmanagement.ittoolbox.com/

John Wiley and Son's

On this site, you will be able to access a variety of resources in support of your studies in Project Management. You will also be able to explore Wiley's other Project Management products and publications. http://www.wiley.com/college/projectmgt

 

MDE Enterprises, Inc.

MDE Enterprises, Inc is an IT manager training and consulting company established in 2000 to do one thing: Provide practical insight and tools to help IT managers of the world achieve more success. To do this, MDE publishes the works of Mike Sisco, MDE's founder and President. Mike tells it like it is from over twenty years of real world operational experience in managing technology resources. This site contains FREE material, books, IT management tools, IT manager education, IT Consulting, and more! http://itmanagerinstitute.com/

Methods and Tools

Providing practical and free knowledge for the software developer, tester and project manager. http://www.methodsandtools.com/

National Aeronautic And Space Administration - Ames Research Center

The Computational Sciences Division at  NASA Ames Research Center provides leadership in Information Sciences for NASA by conducting world-class computational sciences research, developing and demonstrating innovative technologies, and transferring these new capabilities for utilization in support of NASA Enterprise missions and national  needs. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/index.html

New York State Office for Technology

The NYS PMO at OFT has developed and currently supports the following core services:

  • Project Management Methodology

  • Project Management Outreach

All services and products have been developed with input from numerous agency representatives who have shared their ideas, requests, and best practices. http://www.cio.ny.gov/ 

Online Reference Guide to Project Management

This article covers the basics like project initiation, planning and development, production and execution, etc. http://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/online-reference-guide-project-management 

Operations Management Degrees

Operations management can be an exciting field to pursue if you are interested in supervising, creating, and running the manufacturing of products and services. Operations managers strive for efficiency and effectiveness in business operations and can develop high-level strategies for production. Several schools, including the ones listed in this site, offer degree programs for this field as well as the closely related field of project management.  http://www.operationsmanagement.net/

Planning Planet

Provides value for a wide range of projects by maintaining a dynamic centralized estimating database. This database contains effort hours for a large number of construction related activities to aid project manager in estimating current and future projects. There is also valuable information on lessons-learned by other project planners and managers in the field.  http://www.planningplanet.com/

Project Management

Project Management and PRINCE2. Useful resources and links including the PRINCE2 method. Courses and information for students. http://www.proj-management.com/

Project Management Basics

Learn about project management planning, milestones, objectives, dependencies, scope, wbs, cpm, control, estimating, quality, risk, human factors and much more... http://www.project-management-basics.com/

Project Management Hut

PM Hut is a very large database of Project Management articles written by experienced authors from all over the world. PM Hut has a section dedicated for Project Management Trainers and an active job hunting section. PM Hut is comprehensive, independent, and all free. http://www.pmhut.com/

Project Management Forum

The PMFORUM is a resource for information on international project management affairs. The PMFORUM supports the development, international cooperation, promotion and advancement of a professional and worldwide project management discipline. http://www.pmforum.org/

Project Management Knowledge Base

A free portal for project planners and managers including an events calendar, discussion forums and PM software and book reviews. http://www.pmkb.com/

Project Management Portmanteau Blog

A potent potpourri of procedures, ploys and pithy propositions or the professional project manager http://www.projectmanagementportmanteau.com/

Project Management Survival

The Project Management Survival site and its documents brings you the information you need when you need it most— now! This practical, easy-to-use site gives you instant access to the cutting-edge ideas and hard-won wisdom of one of today’s leading experts on project management. In short, lively segments using real-world examples, it delivers the information you need to navigate complex project management issues. You’ll find brief descriptions of key concepts, tips on real-world applications, compact case studies, the most sought-after skills, and warnings on how to avoid pitfalls.   http://www.projectmanagementsurvival.com/ 

Project Smart

The UK's programme and project management resource centre, updated monthly with features, reports and latest news. http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/

Projects Today (India)

Projects Today provides comprehensive information on projects (capital) investments envisaged in various sectors – manufacturing, mining, electricity, services & utilities and irrigation. Projects Today tracks projects from inception through the completion stage. Projects Today is a unique business opportunity identifier and an essential analysis and marketing tool for professionals in industry, government, finance, academia and research. http://www.projectstoday.com/

ProjectConnections

This site provides access to project management resources -- information, products, services, and people -- that you need to manage projects and teams more effectively. The ProjectConnections Community offers a variety of ways to interact with experts and peers. The Know-How section provides a wealth of resources to support your work, including primers on key topics in the field as well as templates. The Marketplace section offers a comprehensive buyers' guide to vendors of training, consulting, and tools. http://projectconnections.com/

ProjectManager.com

This site has a large library of tips, video tutorials and webinars as well as job listings for project managers worldwide. http://www.projectmanager.com/ 

Projects@Work

A bi-weekly magazine that provides practical information to project managers. The content deals with project management as well as useful information on projects and applications. This magazine is associated with yearly ProjectWorld conferences (www.projectworld.com), which are put on by Imark Communications. http://www.projectsatwork.com/

Software Development Articles

Links directory of articles related to software project management
http://www.softdevarticles.com/modules/weblinks/viewcat.php?cid=28 

Software Engineering Books

Software Engineering Books recommended by Karl E. Wiegers (site also includes some consulting books) http://www.processimpact.com/books.shtml

The Software Network

Project Management Software Solutions

A class of computer applications specifically designed to aid with planning and controlling project costs and schedules. Enterprise and web-based project management software solutions included. http://www.thesoftwarenetwork.com/Project-Management-Software/

Villanova University

10 project management tips and tricks to help ensure your project will move along smoothly. http://www.villanovau.com/project-management-tips/

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