Saturday, December 29, 2012

Project Management Blogs You Should Follow in 2013

During 2012 I had the great pleasure of getting to know some of the best project management professionals in the industry. Many of them have blogs or participate in social media. A few of them are well worth your time to follow and read. So here's my list of the project management blogs you should follow in 2013.


In alphabetical order...

A Girl's Guide to Project Management is Elizabeth Harrin's blog. We featured her book, Social Media for Project Managers, on the Project Management Book Club. Her blog aims to provide some direction in the world of project management by offering news, opinion and coverage of the many project management events that happen in the UK. Follow Elizabeth on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.

Back From Red is Todd Williams's blog. Todd is an expert in rescuing problem projects. We studied his book, Rescue the Problem Project, earlier this year through the Project Management Book Club. Todd's Back From Red blog addresses the reasons for project failure along with methods to avert and correct the problems that cause the failure. Follow Todd on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Guerrilla Project Management is written by Samad Aidane. He writes about the mindset that Project Managers must adopt to be able to effectively manage today's complex projects. You can also follow Samad on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Herding Cats is Glen Alleman's blog. It's a little deeper read than most blogs but full of gems. Glen's blog is an integrative approach to process, tools, and people needed to increase the probability of project success. You can also follow Glen on Twitter.

Human Factor Formula is a blog written by Kevin Ciccotti and focuses on the people side of project management, how to build relationships for project success. Follow Kevin on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

pduOTD is not really a blog, but instead, an ongoing feed of sources you can use to accumulate PDU's for your re-certification requirements. Run by Martin Chernenkoff, 'PDU Of The Day' offers project managers, business analysts, and lean/agile professionals online develop opportunities. Follow Martin on Twitter.

PMChat is a blog and a live Twitter Chat run by Robert Kelly, Rob Prinzo and Hala Saleh. The blog provides general advice on project management. But the real fun part is the Live Twitter Chat each Friday. They host a new guest each week to discuss a specific topic, then chat it up for an hour on Twitter. You gotta check this one out! On Twitter, follow Robert Kelly, Rob Prinzo and Hala Saleh.

Susanne Madsen is Susanne Madsen's blog (OK, you probably could have guessed that one!). Susanne aims to help you keep things simple in project management as in life. Susanne is also the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook, an excellent guide that will help you unleash your potential. Follow Susanne on Twitter and LinkedIn.

The Lazy Project Manager is Peter Taylor's blog, the best selling author of The Lazy Project Manager which was the first book we featured on the Project Management Book Club. Peter covers a number of project management topics through his blog, always a good way to stay informed. Follow Peter on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Voices on Project Management--offers insights, tips, advice and personal stories from project managers in different regions and industries. The goal is to get you thinking, and spark a discussion. Follow on Twitter.

I'm sure I've missed some really good project management blogs, and for that I apologize. If you follow a project management blog that isn't listed here, please post a comment so others can find it too.

Wishing all a successful 2013!

24 comments:

  1. Shameless self-promotion for EarthPM - http://earthpm.com. But this may be limited to those who are:
    1. From Earth
    2. Interested in PM

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    1. Hey Rich! Great to hear from you! We are firing up PMBookClub.com in a couple of days and we will include your book in the next vote. Wishing you well in 2013!

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  2. Thanks for including my blog in the list!

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    1. My pleasure. Thank you for writing a great blog!!!

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  3. I write Managing Product Development, http://www.jrothman.com/blog/mpd. It's not just for project managers. I also write for managers and project portfolio managers.

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  4. Thanks for mentioning PMChat as well as me and my co-hosts, Thomas! I look forward to getting to know you better this year, and am determined to write more regularly again on my blog halasaleh.com so that I might be on your list next time! :)

    Happy New Year!

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    1. I've started following your blog. Hope to see it on the lst next year!!!

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  5. Thomas,

    Thank you very much for including me and GuerrillaProjectManagement.com in this fine list of blogs.

    This is truly an honor and I am extremely grateful to you for this recognition.

    Happy new year!

    Samad Aidane
    Managing Editor
    GuerrillaProjectManagement.com

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    1. Samad, no, thank YOU for writing a great blog!!!

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  6. Nice suggestions Thomas!

    We have many of these great project & programme management blogs, plus nearly 150 more, on our one-stop blog portal - PPM Community. If you want to submit your blog or any others, check us out at http://www.ppmcommunity.com, and check out the Nominations pages. We'd be happy to have your blog as well, Thomas: a winner, through and through!

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion, Dan. I wasn't aware of that site. Will check it out and add my blog through the Nominations page!

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  7. Hi Thomas,

    Thank you for including my blog on the list.
    I'm very honoured!

    Susanne Madsen
    Author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook

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    1. You are very welcome! Note, I am using your book to coach an up and coming project manager at work. It is an excellent resource for project management coaching. For anyone reading this, here's info on it...

      Project Management Coaching Workbook: Six Steps to Unleashing Your Potential

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  8. Hi Thomas,

    Thank you for including pduOTD.com on your list of blogs. We just had our 2 year anniversary. In the 2 years, we've cataloged over 2000 opportunities for PMs and others to pursue professional development. We look forward to highlighting hundreds more in 2013.

    I'm honoured that you included us!

    Martin Chernenkoff (@EdmontonPM)
    Editor, pduOTD.com

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    1. You're very welcome, Martin. Keep up the good work!

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  9. Great list. I am already following some of them. I didn't know there is an existing #PMChat in Twitter. Will put it in my to-do list every week. Thanks!

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    1. Nice to meet you Marck. I don't know if they plan to do a #PMChat this upcoming Friday because I don't see anything on the schedule. But check it out anyway. The schedule is at http://pmchat.net/schedule/

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  10. While Voices on Project Management is not myyyyyy blog, I did write a series of blogs for it. My section is the New To Project Management section, sharing advice for PM noobs :)

    And I'm happy to say, I already follow all the other blogs listed! Those blogs share some great PM stuff!

    -TL
    @PML33T

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    1. Thanks for the comment, TL. You should consider writing a guest post for The PM Coach. If interested, send me an email at guestpost@pmbookclub.com.

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  11. Great suggestions Thomas, I have a PM blog which is geared more around careers that you may be interested in: http://www.thecvrighter.co.uk/blog/ I am happy to write articles for others and equally happy to publish articles for others. I am always interested in others experiences / perspectives...

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  12. Great post and some really good blogs there with great content

    My blog is here http://theprojectlens.wordpress.com/

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  13. In my opinion Kevin Ciccotti is the most greatest blogger in project management. He is full of knowledge, furthermore his style ofwritting is simple and original at the same time.

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  14. I am typically to running a blog and i really recognize your content. The article has actually peaks my interest.

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