IvyBay Consulting recommends the following resources and references to help further investigate the areas in which we specialize.
- Program management by Michael Thiry
- This book is used in many project management programs - it's the leading practical guide
- AntiPatterns in Project Management by Brown, McCormic, and Thomas
- This is an interesting take-off on the programming antipatterns book. It basically outlines common project management problems and gives ways for correcting them. The layout is a little odd if you're not a programmer but you get the hang of it pretty quickly.
- It's helpful if you get off-course on a project, but it also helps with interviews - if the interviewer describes a problem you have a solution, or at least a familiarity with the problem
- How to Delegate (Heller)
- If You Want It Done Right, You Don't Have to Do It Yourself (Genett)
- Essential Managers Project Management (Hobbs)
- Kanban and Scrum: making the most of both (Kniberg, Skarin)
Project Management Blogs
Agile and Lean
- Agile & Iterative Development - A Manager's Guide by Craig Larman
- Really good overview of Agile background, terminology, flavors
- This is a free download
- Great quick overview of the two methodologies along with ways to implement them together
- Kanban and SCRUM: Making the most of both by Kniberg & Skarin
Dealing with the People Side
- My own - The Socially Intelligent Project Manager
- Not specific to project management but very useful
- Also not specific to project management but lots of good stuff on influence management here
- Peopleware by DeMarco & Lister
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.
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
IvyBay Consulting LLC (and its CEO Kim Wasson) occasionally publish papers, case studies, and instructional publications. Here's where to find them.