Resources

IvyBay Consulting recommends the following resources and references to help further investigate the areas in which we specialize.

Books

 

Project Management Blogs

 

 Agile and Lean

Dealing with the People Side

Podcasts

Websites (all the podcasts also have websites with material)

If you're really thinking about getting into project management, it's worth the price of admission to join PMI.org.  That gets you into projectmanagement.com where there are endless articles and tons of webinars, new ones every week.

Free Gantt Chart software - this is a pretty current list.  I think that TeamGantt and Tom's Planner are especially good choices.

Project Management tools to learn about:

  • Atlassian Series: particularly Jira and Confluence, both of which have free versions.  Confluence is an intranet product.  Jira is an agile development management tool.
  • Trello (recently purchased by Atlassian), also free for one user.  Trello is for managing Kanban projects.
  • Basecamp is used by a lot of small companies.  It's more collaboration than project management, but good to know if you're going to a small company.  There's a free version.
  • Asana is also used by a lot of small companies.  Again, more of a to-do list manager than a real project management tool, but small companies often start here.  There is a free version.

 

Project Management LinkedIn Groups

  • Agile Project Management Group
  • The Project Manager Network - #1 Group for Project Managers

Project Management Software

SAAS

 

Subcategories

IvyBay Consulting LLC (and its CEO Kim Wasson) occasionally publish papers, case studies, and instructional publications.  Here's where to find them.