Project Management. (on the Web)

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Collectively offerings on the web related to project management are underwhelming. I didn't have a good look at what might be available through some of the university sites however and if what is on offer here fails to inspire then that might be another place to search. Part of the problem was that unlike other branches of managerial science much of the research on offer was only available to members of the various associations and institutes that have websites. Membership fees were generally reasonable however.

www.pmforum.org If you go to no other website on this page, then at least go here. The Project Management Forum is a comprehensive website for project management and all resources are free and user friendly. There are too many tools and resources to list here, so go there and have a good look around. The site contains comprehensive directories, access to "expert" advice in IT, consulting services, careers, training and development sectors, and a two-year calendar of events. There is information about the Global Project Management Forum, an initiative which aims to "advance globalisation of the project management profession by promoting communications and cooperation between and among project management organisations and professionals around the world". The Forum also publishes the online publication Project Management World Today.

www.pmi.org The website of the Project Management Institute based in Pennsylvania in the United States. The Institute has 90,000 members worldwide and aims to be "the leading nonprofit professional association in the area of project management". It is involved with establishing project management standards, organising seminars and educational programmes as well as offering a professional certification programme in project management. …