I'm going to steal an idea that I've seen used on The Project Centric - How to Manage a Camel blog. They have "Monday Morning Links" where they list blogs to read or people to follow on Twitter. I found Lindsay Scott and the blog via Twitter on a Follow Friday. I've been reading the blog ever since, enjoying the excellent Project Management related posts. I've found other great blogs just by reading their Monday Morning Link posts.
I also look forward to #FollowFriday (FF) on Twitter. It's a great way to find and begin a conversation with other Project Managers, Agile Enthusiasts, Kanban Practitioners, or anyone else having similar ideas or interests. I feel bad when I sometimes forget to FF others who really should be reminded they write great stuff.
So, here are a few links to posts from blogs I read on a regular basis and a few people I follow on Twitter. Twitter is so fast paced, a recommendation can come and go and perhaps be lost in the rapid stream of tweets. By posting a few blog links here, I think there is a higher probability my praise of them will be heard by others. In Latin I would say nanos gigantum humeris insidentes. In layman terms, I would say I stand on the shoulders of giants.
Who's blog I read:
- Alec Satin This week Alec wrote 7 lessons from a heart attack. It was an excellent post that helped me put things into perspective. I'm glad Alec will be ok and will continue to post about people, projects, and process.
- Deep Fried Brain This week Harwinder a.k.a Brian Washer wrote about the good, the bad, and the ugly of PMI component chapters. This was great insight PMPs (new and seasoned) will find valuable. This blog provides a lot of excellent information about preparing for the PMP exam or maintaining your PMP credentials.
- Mike Cottmeyer This week Mike wrote on his Leading Agile blog asking Why is Agile so hard to sell? He went on to ask why wouldn't a management team embrace a set of methodologies so focused on giving them what they need the most? He's an Agile thinker, writer, consultant, and coffee drinker.
Who I Follow:
@pmstudent - Josh Nankivel helps new and aspiring project managers reach their career goals including gaining experience, education, PMP certification, and more. He's listed as the "unofficial" most influential Project Manager on Twitter. His blog is a must read if you're active in the PM community. He's a member of PMI's New Media Council. Lastly, he recently released his own product, WBS Coach. Yes, if you purchase WBS Coach some of the proceeds would go back to me by way of an affiliate fee. I'm not afraid to say that because I'm honored to be affiliated with what Josh does. I can't say enough good things about what he does.
That's all I can offer for now. There are numerous people I would recommend but there is just so much people want to read in a blog post before their eyes start rolling to the back of their heads.