Free stuff

Ten Experts Talk ebook

Ten Experts Talk is a 32-page eBook which contains interviews with ten management experts.  I have personally interviewed these men and women over the last couple of years, and I hope you’ll find that the insights they shared with me on this blog will help you improve your projects.  Compiled into one handy eBook, this set of interviews is free when you subscribe to the PM4Girls Newsletter.  The newsletter comes out about once a month. If you like the blog, you’ll love the newsletter – it’s full of project management news, tips and more opportunities for free stuff, starting with this 32-page eBook, Ten Experts Talk, which contains words of wisdom from ten management experts to help you improve your projects.

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Social Media Survey Results 2011

The Social Media in a Project Environment Survey results for 2011 are available here.

Social Media Survey Results 2010

At the beginning of 2010 I ran a survey to find out how social media and enterprise collaboration tools were used in a project environment.  The results were interesting, and I consolidated them into this 10-page .pdf report.

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Inside PRINCE2 ebook

Inside PRINCE2 ebookInside PRINCE2 collates all the great PRINCE2 information and advice from my blog.

It covers:

  • Managing project tolerances
  • Fixed date projects
  • PRINCE2 exam tips
  • Initiating and closing projects
  • and more

Click here to go to the download page for the free 21-page Inside PRINCE2 ebook.


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A note on downloading ebooks

A couple of people have got in touch to say they haven’t received the email with the link to the ebook in. Once you have entered your email address and clicked ‘Download Now’, the ‘Download Now’ button is replaced by a green tick and a message that says you’ve been sent an email. The email will come from ‘WordPress’ (wordpress@ with the title ‘Free Download Link’. Please check your spam filter as your email may have ended up there. If you don’t receive anything, or have any other problems, please email me and I’ll send you a copy myself.

A ShorShort Guide to Becoming a PMPt Guide to Becoming a PMP®

This free 28-page ebook covers the 8 essential steps to becoming a Project Management Professional and preparing for the exam. You’ll learn if you are eligible, how to complete the application form, how to create a study plan and lots more. There are also tips on essential study materials and exam techniques.

Download your copy (.pdf format) here.




Project Management in the Real World extract

Get a free 25-page extract of my book, Project Management in the Real World.  This extract include the Preface, the Foreword, the Glossary, the whole of Chapter 1, ‘Create a Realistic Budget’, the index and some other bits.

Click here for instant access to the .pdf extract.

Then hop on over to the shop and buy the whole thing!

Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough extract

Get a free 13-page extract of Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough: Best Practices for Long-Term Business Health, by Gary W. Patterson, The FiscalDoctor.  I’m grateful to Gary for making this available to us.  Gary specialises in enterprise risk management and this extract is one chapter from his book, entitled ‘The Internal Exam: 5 Areas where Risk can Lurk.’

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White Papers and other articles

John Cropper on PMD Pro
John Cropper is Global Programme Co-ordinator for Oxfam, currently overseeing Oxfam’s ‘Raise Her Voice’ initiative. Running in 17 countries, the programme helps women around the world who are denied basic human rights. In this article, John talks about PMD Pro, a new certification for project managers working in NGOs/developing economies.

Taking Your PMO to the Next Level: Four Steps to Value Improvement
This white paper looks at the value of analysing the ‘state of current practice’ of your PMO as a valuable way to identify areas for improvement.  This paper examines various aspects of the PMO, including key functions,  characteristics and challenges, and showcases attributes of a successful PMO. A four-step plan is also provided to improve your PMO’s value to the organisation at large.  Reprint with permission by ESI International.

The Trouble with Continuous Multi-tasking and How to Avoid it
This article from Gareth Byatt, Gary Hamilton, Jeff Hodgkinson, address this issue of continuous partial attention.  “We all suffer from ‘CPA’ today,” they say, “with mobile devices such as Blackberries providing a convenient distraction from ‘real work’. How do we effectively use such communication devices as PM’s and also focus on activities that need full concentration?”