Last month we introduced you to some influential and must-check-out-and-draw-insight-from productivity and time management gurus on Twitter. But as you know, Cronforce also targets project management, providing you with an extensive project cost management solution.
Which means that yes, we monitor the project management industry. You can also bet that we have some favorites among the people who make things happen there. Here’s our list of 7 project management personae who you might not know yet, but you should totally read, listen and follow.
#1 Jurgen Appelo @jurgenappelo
Who: Jurgen has one of the catchiest Twitter descriptions ever. What matters more, however, is his motivation to spearhead revolution in company structure when it comes to management.
Why: We didn’t find Jurgen on Twitter, actually. What we came across was one of his Forbes articles – “Managing in failure mode”. Concise and punchy, it resonated with us. Jurgen is a regular contributor at Forbes and you can check his other pieces here.
#2 Pawel Brodzinski @pawelbrodzinski
Who: Pawel is the leader of Lunar Logic where magical web apps get brewed and clients are left utterly satisfied. But he also has another side to him: the whiteboard junkie.
#3 Elizabeth Harrin @pm4girls
Who: Elizabeth is pure class and reveals the world of project management from a professional’s perspective. Her insights are easy-going, yet you can truly see how much of a pro she is.
Why: Whichever article you grab off her website will be some time spent well. What we had a lot of fun with upon discovering her project management was (and still is!) her monthly “What I’m reading” series. You can check it out here and see her literary critic side too. We can be bookworms too!
#4 Bob Sutton @workmatters
Who: It’s fairly hard to describe Bob Sutton in just a few words. You just have to witness his thought process and read a few pieces and you’ll understand why we have trouble putting our impression into words. His Twitter description summarizes “Stanford Professor who studies organizations”, but he’s way more than that.
Why: There’s a distinctive elegance in members of highly established academia who write on business topics (such as project management). It’s like a revelation of sorts. You can check why on Sutton’s website or simply read his “Trust the Evidence, not your Instincts” article written together with Jeffrey Pfeffer. Lots of workplace-related tips and insight that can be of use to any employee…and any business of any scale.
#5 Susanne Madsen @SusanneMadsen
Who: Susanne has worked with jaw-dropping companies like Philips, ExxonMobil, Expedia and Citigroup. Not to mention academia such as Kingston University or Regent’s University. There’s a lot to be learned from her insight on project management, leadership and other crucial angles to getting things done.
Why: Her blog is a goldmine. Susanne’s article on working with remote teams hits all the right spots and gives some precious tips and advice. Cronforce is targeted at remote teams that want to improve their project management/communication so we know the remote team drill well enough.
The last two Twitter accounts we want to mention aren’t “people”, but they are run by distinguished professionals. In a way, contemporary project management wouldn’t be the same without them.
#6 Project Management Institute @PMInstitute
Who: PMI’s concept is clear: that’s the single most prestiguous membership association of project managers all over the world. Think of it as the ultimate project management treasure vault. A must for anyone interested in the industry.
Why: We don’t think there’s any reason to clarify why you would do well to check out PMI’s Twitter account. Just do it and be in touch with everything project management related.
#7 Atlassian JIRA @JIRA
Who: JIRA is the key to amazing software team management. From Kanban boards to Agile reports and a myriad of other features, we can’t recommend it enough.
Why: If your software team needs an intelligent, functional way to shoot projects and get stuff done flawlessly… That’s JIRA for you. What’s even better is combining JIRA with Cronforce (we’ve got a brilliant JIRA time tracking integration for that). This way you get double the opportunities and project management gets a ridiculously easy task. Your team will love you.
The Cronforce.com team.