Category Archives: Tools

Project Management Best Practices Tools

Why Should You Care About Social Media?

Filed under Communication, Tools | Posted by PMStudent

I had a great time in Orlando recently for the 2009 PMI North America Global Congress. The PMI New Media Council did a presentation titled “Why Should You Care About Social Media?”. Bas De Baar (ProjectShrink), Cornelius Fitchner (PMPodcast), and I (pmStudent) collaborated for our segment of the presentation, focused on demonstrating the use of […]

A Survey of Web-Based Software Project Portals

Filed under Tools | Posted by PMStudent

An interesting read came across my twitterstream the other day. It’s a survey of web-based tools specifically in the realm of software development. I’d like to point this out: “…possible research directions derived from this work could focus on…

Business Task Management System

Filed under Tools | Posted by PMStudent

And here I just blogged about how people focus too much on tools…

Always an enigma, here’s a post for you about a tool!

I caught up with my RSS reader today and came across a post by Alec Satin that caught my attention.

You Project Managers are Tools Crazy

Filed under Tools | Posted by PMStudent

I see a common theme in the email and comments I receive, and in forums where people who are new to project management are active. A good chunk of you are asking about tools. Tools, tools, tools.? MS Project.? Primavera.? Wrike.? Basecamp.? So many others big and small.? There’s a lot of money and attention […]

Learning the Hard Way

Filed under Tools | Posted by PMStudent

When I started getting interested in formal project management, I was lost.? I didn’t know where to start, and when I found some information I usually didn’t fully understand it because I was not familiar with the lingo. One of my goals for pmStudent.com is to save other people the pain I went through while […]

Two New Resources For Project Managers

Filed under Career, PMP, Tools | Posted by PMStudent

I’m excited about a few new FREE resources I’ve put together for the pmStudent.com community. One is for new and aspiring project managers, the other is for helping PMP-certified project managers leverage and maintain their credential. I hope these are valuable for you and where you are at in your own career.

Do you act on lessons learned?

Filed under Tools | Posted by PMStudent

In an effort to get better at this and share with everyone else, I’ve created a Google document template to help document, understand, validate, and act on lessons learned. Download it here.

Not recommending Method123 or MPMM any longer

Filed under Tools | Posted by PMStudent

Some of you may have noticed that I used to have a link for Method123 and MPMM above the comment box on each post.? I’ve removed them and am no longer recommending them. I have heard good things about them which is why I chose to put the links up in the first place.? They […]