Like any library, the PM World Library (PMWL) is intended to provide educational resources for members. Continuous learning is emphasized because program and project management is generally practiced by professionals who already posses one or more university degrees. In fact, project managers are often some of the most educated professionals in the world. While the question of whether project management is a profession or not is still hotly debated, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has determined that a very high percentage of project management professionals hold graduate degrees - master's and PhD degrees.
Formal education is seldom enough for managing most programs and projects, however. Generally a good deal of experience is needed. That said, neither formal education nor experience alone provide enough knowledge for managing many of the new and challenging projects being undertaken today. Continuous learning is absolutely necessary. The PM World Library has been established to provide resources for continuous learning related to program/project management (P/PM). The following paragraphs explore some ways to use the PMWL.
To read the latest news related to the PMWL or PMWJ - Visit the NEWS section at the top of the PMWL website.
To learn about a specific project management approach or technique - Search the PM World Collection here.
To learn more about program vs project vs portfolio management - Search the PM World Collection here.
To find solutions to P/PM related issues for organizations - Search the PM World Collection here.
To find works by a specific author - Search the PM World Author Showcase.
To find a P/PM professional organization near you - Visit the P/PM Professional Organizations section in the PMWL
To learn more about P/PM standards and certifications around the world - Visit the P/PM Profession section in the PMWL
To gain PDUs for PMP recertification - Search the PM World Collection, read articles and papers, keep careful track of what you read, where it is located and how much time you spend. Claim PDUs under Category C, Self-Directed Learning, in PMI's "PDU Category Structure and Policies." For more information, visit www.pmi.org.
To find providers of commercial P/PM products and services - Visit the P/PM Marketplace section of the PMWL
To read current news articles related to P/PM around the world - Visit the P/PM News section of the PMWL
To find public information about project management in governmental organizations - Visit the Public P/PM Resources section of the PMWL.
If you have a different need or question related to finding something in the PMWL, contact firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.