PM Minimalist Update: January 31, 2012

New Articles, Tools, & Resources from Michael Greer, The Project Management Minimalist

Issue Number 11: January 31, 2011  (Feel free to forward this to anyone!)  
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What's New

Get the Entire PM Minimalist Collection “To Go” on Your Kindle, NOOK, iPad, or Other Mobile Device!

I spent much of January slogging through the chores of file conversion, reformatting, etc. in order to make the entire PM Minimalist Collection available to use on your Kindle, NOOK, iPad, or any other mobile device. The graphic below illustrates the results. For details, including video overviews & samples, go to or click the image below.Image: The PM Minimalist Collection is


Lindsay Scott’s One Simple Thing: Emphasize “Management” in PM

The latest addition to our "One Simple Thing..." series is from Lindsay Scott, Director of Arras People, the UK’s project management recruitment specialists. Lindsay says we need to emphasize the "management" in project management and explains the "why" and "how" of this in her guest blog post. See Lindsay Scott’s One Simple Thing: Emphasize “Management” in PM for more.

(Click here to view all seven guest blog posts published so far in our "One Simple Thing..." series.)

Would you like to contribute your "One Simple Thing..." ? Email me ( if you'd like to share a full-blown blog post or simply leave your Comment here: .


Still Available -- A Gift for You: A Free PM Book for Your Kindle, NOOK, iPad or Other Tablet / E-Reader

The Holidays may be over, but I've decided to continue offering this free gift for your new Kindle, NOOK, iPad, or other e-Reader/tablet computer.

You'll find two new versions of The PM Minimalist Quick Start Guide: a "mobi" version (used by Kindle readers) and an "epub" version (used by NOOK, iPad, & nearly all other e-readers/tablets).  And you can get them both for free! 

The 38-page PM Minimalist Quick Start Guide is designed to help you plan and manage your first project using the PM Minimalist approach. Click here for more information about the contents. Or simply click one of the links below to start your free download (... or get 'em all, if you want to!).

Feel free to share these links... and the downloaded files ... with anyone! Enjoy! 

Five New Project Management FREEBIES

Project Management FREEBIES website 
 Since my last Update, I've posted the following at the Project Management FREEBIES website:* * See the article in July's update, "Project Management FREEBIES: A Whole New Website is Born!" for a complete overview of the Project Management FREEBIES website. Here's a 5-minute VIDEO TOUR of the site:

Reminders, Resources, & Footnotes

Let's Connect on Google Plus!

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 Video: "Website Tour: Michael Greer's PM Resources"

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I just released a video that provides a quick (5 minute) tour of my website, Michael Greer's PM Resources.

  • The good news: The website has been around since 1999! And I've been adding articles, links, and tools every month since it first launched.
  • The bad news: A lot of good PM stuff has accumulated there and sometimes it's hard to find what you're looking for.
This video will help you see how the site is organized and help you find that buried PM treasure you may be looking for.

Project Management Bookstore Promotion Continues: The PM Minimalist Softcover Just $12!

For a limited time , The Project Management Bookstore is distributing The Project Management Minimalist softcover version (122 pages) for a special introductory, preorder price of ONLY $12... less than 1/2 of retail! 
If you've been waiting for a rock-bottom price, here's your chance! Click one of the links above.

$10 Off Sale on PM Minimalist Mentor and DVD Series

To celebrate the The Project Management Bookstore's webinar and half-price introductory sale on The... Minimalist (above), I've decided to offer a $10 discount on the other two PM Power Tools. For a limited time, you can get The PM Minimalist Mentor: Scripted Coaching Tools to Guide Your Project Teams and The Project Management Minimalist Video Series (DVD/12 videos/82 minutes) for $10 off the retail price of each product. Click here for details.


PM Minimalist Support System & Freebies

The PM Minimalist Support System & Freebies page includes a chart summarizing links to multi-media collection of resources to help individual project managers, project teams and entire organizations go Minimalist. Check it out! (Note: I'll be adding to this grid as I make more support items available.)

Now Available: One Dozen Private & Customizable PM Webinars!

Private PM WebinarsSo… you don’t have time to stop working for several days and send everybody to PM training? Or maybe you don’t have the money to spend on a full-blown, on-site workshop w/T&L expenses? See how you can take a Minimalist approach to your PM training through brief, one or two-hour customized webinars! [Click here to download the full 7-page PDF: The PM Minimalist Private Webinars: Buy Your Custom PM Training By the Hour!

Live Video Chat Now Available at My Website

I've just set up a chat room at my website where we can talk live, one-on-one (or one on two, since it will handle 3-way live video conversations). All you need is a web cam, a microphone, and a browser connected to the 'net. Live Video Chat No other software is needed. 
If you would like to meet me in a live video chat room for a free, private, one-on-one discussion, just email me at I’ll send you a password and arrange a time. After you have the password, simply click the link below & follow the instructions. 
Click here to go to the PM Minimalist Live Video Chat Room


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