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Basic – Introductory PM

This section of the PM World Library provides some very basic introductory information about project planning and project management, for those new to the project management field or for very occasional users of professional PM.  There is a massive amount of introductory information about project management now available through books, magazines, professional associations, educational institutions, training companies, commercial organizations and various websites. The resources below have been identified by student interns or other international contributors to the library as being useful to those learning or using project management for the first time.

PM World Collection

Several articles and papers related to basic project management have been published in the PM World Journal and are included in the PM World Collection at https://pmworldlibrary.net/pm-world-collection/Click here, then scroll down to find various categories and topics of interest.


Papers, Reports & Studies

Prieto, R. (2010). Getting Off on the Right Foot, Second Edition, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue III, March 2021.  Originally published in PM World Today, December 2010. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/pmwj103-Mar2021-Prieto-getting-off-on-the-right-foot.pdf


Articles, Blogs, Opinions

Clarizen Team (2018); How to Pick a Project Methodology for Success, published on Clarizen Blog, April 20, 2018.  Read the article at https://www.clarizen.com/pick-project-management-methodology/ (Onwunalu)

6 Steps to a Foolproof Project Plan - A blog post on the Wrike.com website that provides guidance to those new to project management. The specifics of how you'll plan your project and the documents you'll create may vary based on the project management methodology you've chosen to follow, but this introduction will get you off to a good start. Read the article at https://www.wrike.com/blog/foolproof-project-plan/  (Onwunalu)

Gay, B. (2018). Tips for Novice Project Managers; Project Times, September 10. Available online at https://www.projecttimes.com/articles/tips-for-novice-project-managers.html (Itodo)

Hammond, G. The Complete Guide To Project Management, softwareforprojects.com. https://softwareforprojects.com/project-management-guide/

Radhakrishnan, S. (2021).  The Six Ps of Project Management, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue V, May.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/pmwj105-May2021-Radhakrishnan-the-six-ps-of-project-management2.pdf


Books / Book Reviews

Rada, V. (2021). Effective Project Management, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue II, February. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/pmwj102-Feb2021-Rada-Effective-Project-Management-book-review.pdf


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This page created 15 March 2018