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The 58 Most Insanely Useful Project Management Blogs and Resources

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Project management is an incredibly complex field.

Not only do those new to the industry have to learn specialized language such as “Lean project management” and “Agile software development,” but they also have to navigate how to manage a team to deliver projects on time, on budget, and with quality.

When I started to specialize in reviewing project management software a few years ago, I began the onboarding process as many new hires do: with online research. I quickly discovered that sorting through the hundreds—yes, hundreds!—of online project management resources to find quality advice is exhausting.

I needed to learn industry jargon, navigate different project management certifications, and memorize workflows. I did not need to read about a once-prolific retired project manager’s daily life or scroll through a project management tool’s blog that only contained company updates.

So I began to filter through all the online project management resources to search for regularly updated, premium-quality content. Less than 20% of reviewed content made it to my RSS feed.

And now I’m ready to share these resources with you.

The best project management blogs

I don’t use the term “best” lightly, but the qualifications to get on this list were stringent. I’m confident that the sites reviewed in this post represent the most useful project management blogs available. Period.

I used the following qualifications:

  • The blog must regularly update. No blogs made this list that hadn’t published at least one post per month in the past year.
  • The blog must be user-friendly. Great blogs load quickly and are easy to read and navigate.
  • The blog must be an established authority. I used domain authority to filter out young, unpopular, or small sites without a lot of content. All sites that made this list have a domain authority of 30 or above. I made an exception for individual bloggers, who don’t have a product to help boost their site traffic and lowered the cutoff to 27. For individual bloggers with free blog sites, no domain authority is listed.
  • The parent site (if applicable) must be specific to project management. I chose to only review sites that have a built-in project management focus, filtering out many leadership sites that occasionally touch on the subject.
  • The blog must provide “useful” content. There are plenty of project management software blogs that center on the product updates, training blogs that exclusively talk about their courses or individual bloggers who mix project management tips in with their online diary. I looked for sites that, over the past year, put out 80% “useful” content to project managers, including how-tos, guides, roundups, and opinion pieces.

With all these filters in place, my research guided me to these 58 project management blogs. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

They are organized by Moz score within each category.

21 most useful project management blogs from individual contributors

Please note that unlike other sections, free sites were permitted here. The first few entries do not have a domain score.

1. Eight to Late

Author: Kailash Awati

Years active: Ten

Domain authority: Free WordPress site; unknown

Brief description: Kailash Awati takes a data-driven approach to project management, and explains how to solve complex problems that arise in large organizations taking a collaborative approach.

Start with this article: Six ways in which project estimates go wrong

2. Easy in theory, difficult in practice

Author: Kiron Bondale

Years active: Eight

Domain authority: Free WordPress site; unknown.

Brief description: Kiron Bondale explores how to balance pragmatism with people-first project management.

Start with this article: What they weren’t telling you when you took over that project…

3. The Lazy Project Manager

Author: Peter Taylor

Years active: Eight

Domain authority: Free WordPress site; unknown.

Brief description: Peter Taylor explores productivity hacks for laid-back project managers.

Start with this article: Warning Signs Your Sponsor Doesn’t Care About the Project—and How to Change That

4. Herding Cats

Author: Glen Alleman

Years active: 12

Domain authority: Free Typepad site; unknown.

Brief description: If you’re a team lead or Agile developer, check out Glen Alleman’s take on project management, along with his book, “Performance-Based Project Management.”

Start with this article: Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

5. DrunkenPM

Author: David Prior

Years active: 11

Domain authority: Free Blogspot site; unknown.

Brief description: In spite of the name, David Prior takes a helpful and direct approach to exploring Scrum and Agile project management, on both his blog and podcast.

Start with this article: Girl Scout Kanban

6. Leading Answers

Author: Mike Griffiths

Years active: 11

Domain authority: Free Typepad site; unknown.

Brief description: If you’re into Agile, leadership, and beautiful images from the Canadian wilderness, take a look at Mike Griffiths’s blog.

Start with this article: “‘When Will This Software Project Ever Be Done?’

7. The Tao of Project Management

Author: John Carroll

Years active: Six

Domain authority: Free Blogspot site; unknown.

Brief description: John Carroll, a retired project management consultant, explores the intersection between project management and Taoism. He published a book on the subject called “The Way of the Project Manager” in 2014.

Start with this article:Staying Centered

8. Mike Cohn’s Blog

Author: Mike Cohn

Years active: 12

Domain authority: 58

Brief description: Mike Cohn’s blog is dedicated to teamwork and project success. While his site is entitled “Mountain Goat Software,” most of Mike’s services derive from coaching and from his three books: “Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum,” “Agile Estimating and Planning,” and “User Stories Applied.”

Start with this article:Sprint Review Meeting

9. The Data Farm

Author: Julie Lerman

Years active: Six

Domain authority: 50

Brief description: Julie Lerman is the recognized leading expert on Microsoft’s data access technology: Entity Framework. She uses this blog to share her “how-tos” from decades of programming with the Microsoft team. Julie Lerman has also published many books, including “Programming Entity Framework: Building Data Centric Apps with the ADO.NET Entity Framework.”

Start with this article:Is Visual Studio Code Bugging You For Your User Name and E-Mail Address?

10. A Girl’s Guide to Project Management

Author: Elizabeth Harrin

Years active: 11

Domain authority: 48

Brief description: Recognizing a lack of female project management influencers, Elizabeth Harrin started A Girl’s Guide to Project Management to attract women to the field.

Start with this article:The Ultimate Guide to Getting People to Take Responsibility at Work

11. Bertrand Duperrin’s Notepad

Author: Bertrand Duperrin

Years active: 11

Domain authority: 44

Brief description: Bertrand Duperrin investigates how organizational performance and social structures intersect to create business value. His blog is available both in English and in French.

Start with this article:Digital Transformation and the key role of middle managers

12. Agile Testing with Lisa Crispin

Author: Lisa Crispin

Years active: Nine

Domain authority: 41

Brief description: Lisa Crispin is the co-author of “Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams” and “More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team.” She uses her blog to impart practical skills and musings from 35 years in the programming and project management fields.

Start with this article:Pairing For Learning – Across the Team

13. Stepping Into PM

Author: Soma Bhattacharya

Years active: Nine

Domain authority: 30

Brief description: Soma Bhattacharya, author of “Stepping into Project Management,” is a results-driven Agile project manager who uses her blog to follow the latest project management trends.

Start with this article:Virtual Project Manager

14. Finding Marbles

Author: Corinna Baldauf

Years active: Six

Domain authority: 29

Brief description: Corinna Baldauf, Lean and Agile project management expert, writes about how to identify and fix broken business processes.

Start with this article: Retrospective fatigue? How to increase follow-through on action items

15. Confessions of a ScrumMaster

Author: Natalie Warnert

Years active: Four

Domain authority: 29

Brief description: Want a project manager who’s honest about their life experiences? Natalie Warnert understands that project management isn’t always serious. Her posts offer a healthy injection of humor and self-awareness to Agile project management.

Start with this article: Agile Conference Proposal Submissions – tips to get them accepted

16. Gina Abudi

Author: Gina Abudi

Years active: Eight

Domain authority: 29

Brief description: Gina Abudi is the co-author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Best Practices for Small Business” and blogs about projects, processes, and people.

She is the author of several project management books, which she offers for free download on her site.

Start with this article: Does Your Organization Have a Clear Definition of Diversity?

17. Brad Egeland

Author: Brad Egeland

Years active: Eight

Domain authority: 28

Brief description: With over 25 years of IT and business management experience, Brad Egeland delights his readership with actionable tips for becoming better project managers. His blog aggregates all of his favorite publications—most links to “read the full article” will redirect you to outside sites—and he has not authored everything he links to on his blog feed.

He is the author of several project management books, which he offers for free download on his site.

Start with this article: 5 Things to Consider When Invoicing Questionable Customers

18. Ron Rosenhead

Author: Ron Rosenhead

Years active: Ten

Domain authority: 28

Brief description: Ron Rosenhead, a U.K.-based project manager with over 15-years’ experience, mixes reflection, theory, and detailed guides in his prolific project management blog.

Start with this article: How good is project sponsorship in your company?

19. Developing Project Leaders

Author: Susanne Madsen

Years active: Six

Domain authority: 28

Brief description: Susanne Madsen has a simple project management philosophy that is complicated to execute: Project leadership is more important than workflows and tasks. Learn how she makes the case on her blog, and check out her books, “The Project Management Workbook” and “The Power of Project Leadership,” for further reading.

Start with this article: How to become a more engaging facilitator of project workshops

20. Adventures in Scaling Agile

Author: Em Campbell-Pretty

Years active: Four

Domain authority: 27

Brief description: How does Agile apply to team culture, and what does Em Campbell-Pretty, author of “Tribal Unity: Getting from Teams to Tribes by Creating a One Team Culture,” have to say about it? You’ll just have to read her blog to find out.

Start with this article: How I Fell in Love With Impact Mapping…

21. Melissa Perri

Author: Melissa Perri

Years active: Four

Domain authority: 27

Brief description: Want to make the business case for a product and guide it to completion? Melissa Perri uses her background in product management and user experience to guide project managers toward deeper reflection and project analysis.

Start with this article: Stop Blaming the User

9 most useful project management blogs from PM training and consulting companies

Who better to write insightful tips on project management than those who do it for a living?

1. Scrum.org Community Blog

Parent website: Scrum.org

Years active: Four

Domain authority: 61

Brief description: Scrum.org provides Scrum Masters with community insights to succeed in software delivery.

Start with this article:The Scrum Master as an Impediment Remover

2. Rothman Consulting Group Blog

Parent website: Rothman Consulting Group

Years active: 14

Domain authority: 55

Brief description: Johanna Rothman writes for Rothman Consulting Group with frank advice, cutting humor, and excellent project management tips.

Start with this article:Why I Use a Paper Kanban Board

3. Scrum Blog

Parent website: Scrum Inc.

Years active: 15

Domain authority: 46

Brief description: How, exactly, does Scrum work? Scrum Inc. investigates in this practical, no-nonsense blog.

Start with this article:How does a Scrum Master actually facilitate anything?

4. pmStudent

Parent website: pmStudent

Years active: 11

Domain authority: 39

Brief description: Want to learn about IT project management or PMO leadership? Margaret Meloni, along with her staff, provides useful, free advice to her readers.

Start with this article:What to do When a Team Member Needs to Rant

5. Strategy & Projects

Parent website: pmsolutions

Years active: Nine

Domain authority: 35

Brief description: Looking for insights into the newest project management techniques? Check out pmsolutions’ blog, which both flaunts the consulting firm’s expertise and provides actionable insights into the latest project management trends.

Start with this article:Get Serious: What’s the Role of Happiness in the Workplace?

6. PM Perspectives Blog

Parent website: TwentyEighty Strategy Execution

Years active: Seven

Domain authority: 35

Brief description: TwentyEighty uses this blog to illuminate best practices for projects, contracts, and requirements.

Start with this article:The PMO – What Does it Stand For?

7. Parallel Project Training Blog

Parent website: Parallel Project Training

Years active: Seven

Domain authority: 34

Brief description: Just getting started with project management? Parallel Project Training offers lots of great advice that anyone new to the field can easily understand.

Start with this article:Do Project Managers Need Technical Knowledge?

8. Threon Magazine

Parent website: Threon

Years active: Three

Domain authority: 32

Brief description: Threon’s magazine centers on the most important “soft” project management skill for organizations: communication.

Start with this article:Three Key Factors to Improve Project Management Performance

9. ProjectBrief Blog

Parent website: Watermark Learning

Years active: Eight

Domain authority: 31

Brief description: Watermark Learning is a training company that focuses on business skills such as project management, business processes, and leadership skills. Their instructive blog reflects their expertise in these cornerstone topics.

Start with this article:Agile Retrospectives in 5 Steps

17 most useful project management blogs from PM software vendors

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1. Highlight

If you’ve used CA Technologies’ project portfolio management software, please leave a review.

Parent website: CA Technologies

Years active: 11

Domain authority: 87

Brief description: CA Technologies, best known for their now retired tool called “Rally,” explores issues relating to enterprise-level IT project management.

Start with this article:Are Chatbots the Tip of the Artificial Intelligence Iceberg?

2. Across the Board

If you’ve used Trello, please leave a review.

Parent website: Trello

Years active: Six

Domain authority: 85

Brief description: Trello’s lighthearted blog focuses on Agile, teamwork, and productivity. Anyone interested in working smarter will enjoy their articles, Kanban guru or not.

Start with this article:Say Yes To Less Stress: Using Trello To Plan A Wedding

3. Capterra Project Management Blog

Parent website: Capterra

Years active: Seven

Domain authority: 70

Brief description: How could we leave ourselves off the list? Capterra’s project management blog centers on how technology can help project managers simplify their processes. The blog also publishes pop-culture influenced articles, including roundup lists of the best project management movies and project management books.

Start with this article:7 of the Best Microsoft Project Alternatives

4. Wrike Blog for Brilliant Teams

If you’ve used Wrike, please leave a review.

Parent website: Wrike

Years active: 11

Domain authority: 69

Brief description: Are you all about collaboration? So is Wrike. Check out their articles to learn about how to be the best team member possible.

Start with this article:3 Crucial Keys to Creative Project Management

5. Active Collab Blog

If you’ve used Active Collab, please leave a review.

Parent website: Active Collab

Years active: Four

Domain authority: 59

Brief description: Active Collab’s blog is aimed at new project managers and growing businesses. If you’re a startup or looking to start up your PM career, Active Collab has you covered.

Start with this article:The Real Reason Why Developers and Designers Hate Meetings

6. Agile Made Easier

If you’ve used VersionOne, please leave a review.

Parent website: VersionOne

Years active: Eight

Domain authority: 59

Brief description: VersionOne is a huge name in the Agile community, so it’s no surprise that their blog exclusively focuses on the iterative project management process. If you’re in Agile, bookmark this site for VersionOne’s expertise and long-form guides.

Start with this article:8 Reasons Why Agile Projects Fail

7. Redbooth Blog

If you’ve used Redbooth, please leave a review.

Parent website: Redbooth

Years active: Eight

Domain authority: 58

Brief description: Redbooth’s blog has three major buckets: project management, workplace culture, and personal productivity. If you’re interested in any of these topics, give their blog a few hours of your time.

Start with this article:7 Components of an Actionable Team Charter

8. GetApp Project Management & Planning Blog

Parent website: GetApp

Years active: Seven

Domain authority: 57

Brief description: Like Capterra, GetApp helps match businesses with the right software. Its project management blog centers on project management tools and tricks to keep your PMO running smoothly.

Start with this article:How to Choose Kanban Project Management Software: A Handy Checklist

9. The Productive Teams Blog

If you’ve used Teamwork, please leave a review.

Parent website: Teamwork

Years active: Two

Domain authority: 57

Brief description: Teamwork’s blog is aimed at small teams looking for insights into achieving outstanding productivity and collaboration.

Start with this article:8 Key Skills Every Project Manager Needs

10. The Clarizen Blog

If you’ve used Clarizen, please leave a review.

Parent website: Clarizen

Years active: Seven

Domain authority: 57

Brief description: Primarily written for more experienced project managers, Clarizen’s blog provides specific tips to further one’s PM processes and personal career.

Start with this article:What to Include in a Project Scope Statement

11. The LiquidPlanner Blog

If you’ve used LiquidPlanner, please leave a review.

Parent website: LiquidPlanner

Years active: Nine

Domain authority: 51

Brief description: LiquidPlanner’s helpful how-to articles guide their readers to being more productive, technically savvy project managers.

Start with this article:8 Best Practices for Prioritizing Project Work for Your Team

12. Replicon Blog

If you’ve used Replicon, please leave a review.

Parent website: Replicon

Years active: 17

Domain authority: 50

Brief description: Replicon’s prolific blog centers around the intricacies of human resources and project management.

Start with this article:‘Use it or lose it’ vacation: how to do it right

13. The Project Manager Blog

If you’ve used ProjectManager.com, please leave a review.

Parent website: ProjectManager.com

Years active: Five

Domain authority: 49

Brief description: ProjectManager.com’s blog focuses on practical leadership tips to guide your project team to success.

Start with this article:How to Manage Project Scope

14. Nutcache Blog

If you’ve used Nutcache, please leave a review.

Parent website: Nutcache

Years active: Two

Domain authority: 44

Brief description: Nutcache provides straightforward business advice that centers on project management, teamwork, and leadership.

Start with this article:21 Best Project Management Books for Beginner and Advanced Project Managers

15. Celoxis Blog

If you’ve used Celoxis, please leave a review.

Parent website: Celoxis

Years active: Three

Domain authority: 43

Brief description: From the psychology of leadership to tips on boosting your company’s profits with project management software, Celoxis’s in-depth blog is one not to miss.

Start with this article:Organization Culture: The stepping stone to Project Success

16. Easy Projects Project Management Blog

If you’ve used Easy Projects, please leave a review.

Parent website: Easy Projects

Years active: Seven

Domain authority: 42

Brief description: Easy Projects’ blog is a straightforward portal to expert video tutorials and tips and strategies for managing projects more efficiently.

Start with this article:3 funny team-building exercises for your team members

17. PM Box

If you’ve used Genius Project, please leave a review.

Parent website: Genius Project

Years active: Seven

Domain authority: 41

Brief description: PM Box investigates successfully completed projects to deliver case-driven insights to its audience, along with helpful tutorials and guides for newer project managers.

Start with this article:The Three Gorges Dam: Expert Opinions Matter

11 most useful online project management communities

Once you’re done looking at dedicated project management blogs, move on to industry forums. These dedicated project management communities are filled with articles and advice, and they typically aren’t trying to sell you anything.

1. Reddit Project Management

Domain authority: 98

Intended audience: Software development project managers

Start with this discussion:Need Insights. I’m a PM and I feel like I’m an overpaid glorified secretary

2. Dummies.com: Project Management

Domain authority: 79

Intended audience: People who want more information on a career in project management

Start with this article:Agile Project Management for Dummies Cheat Sheet

3. Project Management Stack Exchange

Domain authority: 76

Intended audience: Project managers seeking advice from other project managers

Start with this discussion:How much technical experience is required to be a software project manager?

4. Agile Alliance

Domain authority: 67

Intended audience: Agile Alliance members and anyone interested in Agile software development

Start with this article:What is Waste?

5. ProjectManagement.com

Domain authority: 57

Intended audience: Project Management Institute members and anyone seeking advanced project management advice

Start with this article:Ethics: A Means to an End?

6. Association for Project Management Community

Domain authority: 57

Intended audience: Association for Project Management members and project managers interested in theory-level analysis and advice

Start with this article:How to make project management more ‘SME-friendly’

7. Project Management Hut

Domain authority: 50

Intended audience: Project managers looking for advice in specific niches, such as computer-based information systems, integration management, and procurement.

Start with this article:Key Performance Indicators for the PMO: Metrics for Success

8. PM Times

Domain authority: 45

Intended audience: Project managers looking to share, write, and read project management reference material

Start with this article:Managing Stress In Project Management

9. Projects at Work

Domain authority: 41

Intended audience: Project management practitioners who want to improve their portfolio and team management techniques

Start with this article:People, Planet, Profits & Projects

10. Project Management Tips: Guidance for Real Life Situations

Domain authority: 31

Intended audience: Project managers interested in success stories and instructional articles from their peers

Start with this article:What Does RAG Status Mean?

11. Planning Planet

Domain authority: 30

Intended audience: Project managers looking for quick answers to their career-related questions

Start with this forum:Productivity rates and resource loading for team work

What project management blogs and communities did I miss?

While I’m confident that everything on this page reflects the best of the web, I’m sure that some project management blogs might qualify in the future, or that I missed one or two.

Let me know what you like to read in the comments, and be sure to keep coming back to Capterra’s project management blog for the latest tools, tips, and trend analysis for your project management career.

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Rachel Burger

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Rachel is a content manager for Capterra, a free online resource that quickly matches businesses to their software needs. She specializes in project management tips, tools, and tricks . She also runs her own blog on content marketing. On the rare occasion Rachel isn't writing, she's reading, hiking, jogging, or spending time with her friends and family.

Comments

Aww we missed out!

Hey Rachel, great list of resources and I’ll definitely be checking out a few. Would you consider adding Workzone into your PM Vendor Software blog section? Check it out if you haven’t already: http://www.workzone.com/blog

Thanks!

Hey Josh!

Thanks for reaching out—I did consider the Workzone blog for this roundup of the best project management blogs, but it was eliminated for the following reasons:

  • The posts load slowly when going back through prior posts, a detriment to user experience
  • There was no way for me to determine how old the blog was without clicking back through every page

These are two easily fixable problems. If you address them, please reach out to me at rburger@capterra.com and I’ll happily update the article, as you meet all other requirements.

All the best,

Rachel

Absolutely wonderful compilation of useful resources

Thank you! These are definitely the best project management blogs.

Hello Rachel, another project management blog is Project-Management.com We offers articles, books, software and training, all related with project management.

This is awesome list of PM blogs. I will add http://pmtips.net to this list as another greate project management blog.

Quite decent. All the blogs you mentioned can be used as ready resources for project managers to help them with everyday stuff. One thing that I would like to add is, every section can talk in detail about the key offering of every blog. Moreover, there is plenty of scope for expansion. Personally, I follow the ProProfs Project management blog quite often. I found their coverage of the domain to be pretty decent, as they talk more about mistakes in project management, essential skills and tips and tricks related to everyday management.

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