Resources on Project Management
Before taking the plunge into project management, I would like to share some valuable resources on project management. Why is this important for a terminologist? Because you could either get involved in an ongoing project in an organization or you could be hired to start one yourself. In any case, you should be aware of what is involved in every step from start to finish, and you will need every resource available to do a good job.
Also, if you want to become a certified Project Manager there are lots of resources on the Internet. Probably all online PM courses are based on the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (or PMBoK Guide) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) – the largest organization of Project Management professionals in the world. (You can purchase it on Amazon for a lot less than their webpage, by the way.) This and other guides will prepare you to take the PMP® exam. The Guide contains standards and best practices for dealing with problems that you will probably encounter in every single project. Also, a webpage that I find useful and informative (and it’s free) is Max’s Project Management Wisdom, created by Max Wideman who was the author of the first PMBOX guide (check out for example its PM glossary and his PM 101 edutoon series).
I have created a section that includes these and a lot of interesting and useful resources on project management under my section “The How-To of Terminology Projects”. Check them out! I will be referring to many of these resources in future posts.
By the way, these resources were taken from this free course which I highly recommend: Principles of Project Management by Open2Study.
Have a great week!