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Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

The IEEE has adopted the PMBOK as a standard. Since Penn State is an institutional member of the IEEE, we have access to all of the IEEE standards. To get your own searchable, printable, DRM-free, electronic copy of the PMBOK, follow this link.

Safari Books Online Training

Penn State currently has a site license with for various online training packages. To access this material for free, log into with your access account credentials, then click the link below:

  • Project Management Fundamentals — The course examines the concepts of project management, from defining the problem, establishing project objectives, and building a project plan to meeting deadlines, managing team resources, and closing the project. The course also provides tips for reporting on project performance, keeping a project on track, and gaining customer acceptance. Exercise files accompany the course.
  • Microsoft Project 2007 Essential Training - Teaches users how to work with Project 2007 to analyze and manage business ventures.
  • Microsoft Project 2010 Essential Training - How individuals and teams can use Microsoft Project to manage any level of project.

Formal Education at Penn State

Other Training

Sites with Methodologies and Templates

Higher Education PM Groups

PM Associations

ECAR Articles

Links to Increase Knowledge

Blog Posts for PM Working Group Members


Blogs on Project Management

In their own words…

  • Voices on Project Management — 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.
  • The Project Management Hut — The Project Management Hut, came to life when a group of Project Managers decided to make their vast experience accessible to everyone. Today, PM Hut is considered to be the largest database of categorized Project Management articles on planet Earth.
  • Project Management That Works — Tips, tricks, ideas, thoughts, tools, and general ramblings from a passionate project manager!
  • The Project Shrink — Bas de Baar is making complex people stuff less complex. He helps people find ways to enjoy the diversity of human interaction in their projects and organizations so that they can get out of their own way and achieve their goals.
  • Drunken PM — Being an IT Project Manager can be a lonely job. You are responsible for a project that business people in your organization care a lot about. Our mission is simple: To make IT project managers more successful.
  • A Girl's Guide to Project Management — A Girl’s Guide to Project Management 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 (and when I can get to them, overseas too). In short, I’m the Girl, and this is my Guide. Welcome.
  • PMO Tips Of The Week — A collection of topical, informative, brief, and amusing project management process, best practice, and project tips amassed from website visitors, customers and business partners of BOT International.
  • Adventures in project management — My goal for this blog is to break down the PM role and bring a more personal slant to a discipline that is typically perceived as mundane. I hope other project managers share stories and experiences, so that we can learn from one another and build a network within the industry. It’s about time that we get up from behind our laptops and talk to one another about what we do and why we do it.
  • Strategic Project Management — A collection of "observations and lessons learned from managing projects and other non-project work."
  • Better Projects — Project Leadership, Requirements Management and Product Design
  • Herding Cats — Ideas, Practices, and Resources about increasing the Probability of Project Success from direct field experience with proven principles.
  • Project Management Articles — Project management articles on topics including project planning, portfolio management, earned value, PRINCE2, leadership, team building and managing projects offshore.
  • Project Management Tips — Guidance for real life situations.

Other PM Blogs

A Girl's Guide to Project Management
News, views and reviews from the world of a project manager trying to stay OTOBOS.
Project Management Career Tips
I recently spoke with Anna of Women in PM Network on Clubhouse about project management career tips. These are the notes from that conversation.
RACI/RASCI Charts: A Complete Guide
Everything you ever wanted to know about RACI charts (or RASCI, if you prefer that version). Includes a RACI example and a video. Plus a free roles and responsibilities template. Basically, a bumper post about the project responsibilities assignment matrix!
Future Trends in Project Management: The Debate
Recently I spoke with Lela Machaidze on Clubhouse about future trends in project management. Here are the notes from that discussion. Lela: For the last decade, there have been a lot of changes in the PM profession. The trend that is here to stay is remote work and digital teams. That’s echoed in the PMI […]
7 Ways To Stay Motivated & Productive During the Summer At Work
It can be difficult to stay motivated at work during the summer. Check out these 7 summer productivity tips to keep your productivity high.
Good Project Manager vs Bad Project Manager
How can you be a good project manager? In this extract from their new book, Jahn Karsybaev and Fred Obiero share the characteristics and behaviors of successful and unsuccessful project leaders.
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