Top Project Management Blogs to Follow in 2020
Wanting to add some PM content to your feed? Here are some top project management blogs you should follow in 2020.
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Whether you’re new to project management, or you’re a pro with quite some experience, it’s important to stay on top of current trends and strategies. Given how rapidly the field of project management changes, doing so will keep your organization on the bleeding edge of your industry.
I’ve curated a list of the top project management resources, carefully created and managed by the best minds in the field. These include thought-leading blogs, podcasts, and popular email newsletters.
If there’s anyone we should be listening to in the project management field, it’s those who’ve been here from the very beginning.
As cofounder of both the Agile Alliance and the Scrum Alliance, Mike Cohn personifies project management knowledge with 25 years of experience, learning, teaching, building, and guiding project managers on the core and fringe principles of agile alike. Mike Cohn heads up Mountain Goat Software an agile project management consultancy with a focus on training project managers to become better at running projects agile on the Agile Methodology.
Since kickoff 15 years ago, Mike Cohn has grown the Mountain Goat Software blog into a bedrock of knowledge on all things agile featuring:
- Resources, blogs, and articles written by veteran project management experts
- Case studies, and consulting services for organizations looking for something more
Far from being just a blog on agile development, Mike Cohn’s Mountain Goat Software blog offers several levels of knowledge, ranging from foundational courses for freshman agile enthusiasts to in-depth Scrum certifications.
Since 2005, Martin Fowler, a renowned agile development proponent has been building his blog of the same name as a go-to source for all things agile development.
Specifically, the Martin Fowler blog deals with the intersection of agile thinking, agile software development, and how agile principles can be adapted in practice to help teams minimize waste, meet targets, and drive up productivity.
While there’s no room for being lazy as a project manager, the Lazy Project Manager takes a unique spin on the name and offers fun, quirky, and even comical tips and materials you can use to brush up your project management.
Managed by Peter Taylor, who’s been tagged the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world, The Lazy Project Manager is designed to deliver relevant project management insights, tips, tricks, and hacks, without choking it to death with the industry speak. Taylor’s speaking and coaching expertise is put together in the form of blogs and articles published on the Lazy Project Manager.
The Project Times is dedicated to delivering accurate and timely information for the project management field. The Project Times seeks to go above and beyond delivering project management excellence, with over 1,200 articles, webinars, and free templates and resources available to its community of over 82,000 project managers.
The Project Times offers conferences, a job board that’s updated with 1,000s of project management jobs, as well as a weekly roundup that offers a comprehensive scope of all the project management content they could curate.
Managed by Elizabeth Harrin, a veteran project manager, mentor, and consultant, Girl’s Guide to PM is a comprehensive project management resource designed to offer actionable insights for:
- carrying out projects
- navigating the nuances and untold truths that affect project management performance
- getting an easy start with project management, working off done-for-you resources
AGGPM offers expertly-written blogs, reviews, and guides that break into the very essence of project management, as well as templates to offer newbies an easy start at project management, mentoring, and consulting services for companies that want the experience brought to them.
Harrin publishes under the umbrella of her agency, Otobos Consultants, a content agency specialized in marketing content for the PM niche. In the big sea of PM resources out there, AGGPM stands out as a source that offers actionable knowledge that you can crank on, tweak a bit, and start getting results from, rather than just theory that doesn’t work out how you intend.
The Project Manager blog is designed to offer distilled resources for teams that are either breaking into project management or have an established history. This is designed to offer enough information to simplify the learning curve and help project managers and their teams grow, become more efficient and productive without much back-and-forth or trial and error.
Project Manager breaks down complex concepts into bits so you can understand and apply them—preferable with their software offering.
Instead of just a blog, a podcast, or something in-between, The DPM combines a huge volume of project management resources into one place that promises to offer all you’ll need on your project management journey.
Like the name implies, the DPM has a laser-sharp focus on the new tools and tech powering modern project management, and how project management methodologies can be applied with these tools.
The Digital Project Manager collection includes a podcast that’s featured top names in the PM world, from organizations like Glaxo Smith Kline and Sakas & Company. DPM founder Ben Aston interviews these project management geeks once weekly, covering topics from productivity hacks to more concerning ones like the coming AI revolution that’ll change PM as we know it.
Further, the Digital Project Manager maintains a huge collection of tools curated into sections, so while getting your project management questions answered, you can likewise get a tool designed to solve them.
Kissflow Project’s blog offers an extensive resource on the fundamentals of project management. It’s particularly aimed at non-project managers like marketing managers, sales managers, and creative heads to help them get started with project management. Kissflow distills project management insights into easy-to-read articles you can grab the substance of in just a few minutes.
Now you have a list of the top project management blogs you should be following at your fingertips, what do you do with them?
- Define your needs. In what areas are you looking to improve or build knowledge?
- Visit these project management resources. Bookmark those that deal best with your problem areas.
- Create a schedule for learning from them weekly.
- Measure your performance over time.
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