Free Management eBooks: A Comprehensive Collection of References & Tools for Managers

Watch my video overview of the Free Management eBooks website here: Or read my full review here at my WORTH SHARING website: Free Management eBooks: A Comprehensive Collection of References and Tools for Managers  (includes a Video Tour!)

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AFAProjects.com: Free Resources on Project & Programme Management

AFAProjects.com: Free Resources on Project & Programme Management

Description : This website provides  lots of useful free study resources, reference tools and sample exam questions that will help you prepare for PRINCE2 PM certification or simply learn more about project and program management, change management, and more. According to an email from the publisher: AFAProjects.com is an accredited project management training and consultancy that provides free project management training resources and blogs on project and programme management.” Links to items shown in graphic above:  AFPAProjects.com Project Management Resources page – http://www.afaprojects.com/s78/Project-Management-Resources.html M_o_R Risk Management Resource and Downloads page –    http://www.afaprojects.com/s89/MoR-Risk-Management-Resources-Downloads.html PRINCE2 Process Models - http://www.afaprojects.com/s84/PRINCE2-Process-Models.html MSP Framework - http://www.afaprojects.com/s145/MSP-Framework.html Publisher : AFPAProjects.com   What Publisher is Selling :  Many different types of training and consulting services related to PRINCE2, PM, and much more. (See home page:   AFPAProjects.com   )  

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Convergence: Everything Worth Sharing in One Place

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). 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.

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PM Pro: Your [Free!] Guide to the PMP Credential

PM Pro: Your [Free!] Guide to the PMP Credential

  Description : According to an email from the publishers [my bold added]: … our organization has put together a comprehensive resource for project managers interested in the PMP certification, which is a key component of professional advancement in the field, worldwide (it would also be useful to students interested in careers in project management). What distinguishes us is that we’re not a vendor of PMP exam prep resources, nor affiliated with any of them (nor are we affiliated with PMI, which created the PMP certification). Therefore we can provide a resource that’s both thorough and unbiased. Our site’s main writer is Allen Green, MS, PMP, PgMP, a published author on program management who’s also got experience writing PMP exam prep resources…” Links shown in graphic above:  Guide to PMP exam boot camps: http://www.pmpro.org/providers/what-you-need-to-know-about-pmp-exam-boot-camps/ Guide to studying for the PMP exam on your own: http://www.pmpro.org/studying/studying-for-the-pmp-exam-on-your-own/ A state by state guide to project manager salaries and where the jobs are: http://www.pmpro.org/jobs/ Publisher :   PMPro.org -  http://www.pmpro.org/ What Publisher is Selling :  ??? There are no ads and lots of great information! Possibly just selling the publisher’s expertise and/or books? I’m  not sure what he’s selling, but he’s giving away a TON of good info, so go get it if you’re feeling the need to pursue your PMP!

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How to Get Your First Job in Project Management (PM)

How to Get Your First Job in Project Management (PM)

I was recently corresponding with Geoff Crane, the creative force behind The Papercut Project Manager website, about how people can get started in Project Management (PM). After some thought-provoking back and forth with him on the topic, I was inspired to create the following article. (Thanks, Geoff!) __________________________ In more than three decades of working with PM newbies in my classes, I’ve heard a lot of great stories about how people became project managers. Based on what I’ve heard, I have two broad suggestions for anyone who would like to get that first job as a project manager: Become a valuable and trusted contributor on project teams. “Act as if” you are in charge of (or at least responsible for) one or more projects. Here’s a closer look each of these. Become a Valuable and Trusted Project Contributor Something every would-be project manager ought to consider:  PM is an activity that is often regarded as “overhead.” That means that the time project managers spend on their PM chores is budgeted under “administrative costs” or a similar heading.

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