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50 Great Project Management Blogs to Learn from in 2022

50 Great Project Management Blogs to Learn from in 2022

This is the third iteration of our roundup of the best Project Management Blogs. Who says I can’t be adaptive!

Earlier editions came out in 2017 and 2019. I just missed the deadline for a biannual review. Both in their time became one of our most popular posts. You folks do like reading about project management!

And that’s great. But shift happens. Things change. So, it’s time to refresh our list and put up a new one. Fresh and new for ’22.

So, here then is our list of the 50 best Project Management Blogs for 2022.

How I Updated the List

And this is tricky, because each time, I learn of some great new Project management blogs. So, this time, it means culling some good ones to make space for newer and better replacements. Some of these new entries have come to my attention when their authors posted comments on earlier versions. So, if you have a Project Management blog that you want people to see, post a comment below. That way:

  1. People will see it
  2. So will I, when I create my next update

Nothing is permanent. This edition sees the retirement of some once-great blogs. I am no longer listing blogs that have been dormant (or near dormant) for too long. Sadly, this includes personal favorites, like The Practising IT Project Manager and Ron Rosenhead. Both bloggers have now retired.

Podcasts and Videos

You don’t just consume knowledge through reading. So, you may also like our roundups of:

How do People Consume Project Management Blogs?

I think the days of people reading lots of articles properly are gone (if they were ever with us). It seems to me that the blogs that thrive will offer something specific. Their authors will know who their audience is, and will write directly for them.

So, for example:

  • I write for new and intermediate level project managers who want to learn more about the discipline. They want solid knowledge, in depth, and with resources that they can apply.
  • Others offer commentary for advanced project managers, who want something meaty to think about – Matthew Squair (below) is a good example.
  • And another group offer commentary and critique that challenges lazy thinking. None is better at this than Glen Alleman (below).

There are plenty of other examples I could give. But many of the blogs I have just dropped from my earlier list seem to offer thin gruel for anyone who may be taking it. It’s as if they feel a blog is necessary to support their business or their status. But they have little original to say, nor the inclination to write in depth about something that matters to them or their readers.

None of the blogs I have listed fits that description.

Churn in the Project Management Blogging World

Other blogs have fallen off my list for altogether better reasons: their owners have stopped maintaining them. And often that’s because they have moved their focus to other interests. However, beyond my 52, I have six from last time, under the heading of Version Control.  I wanted to discuss why they lost their slots.

50 Great Project Management Blogs to Learn from in 2022

Categories of Project Management Blog

So, it’s time to see my best project management blogs for 2019. I have divided them into:

Endorsed Project Management Blogs 2022

Best Project Management Multi-blog sites and roundups

ProjectManagement.com

This is the Mother of all Multi-blog sites. ProjectManagement.com is the PMI’s community site and the vast number of blogs its members publish here will keep any reader busy. It also offers a huge resource bank. As far as I can tell, there’s no quality control on the articles, but the writers are all professional project managers who are passionate enough about our craft to give up their time to share their thoughts. It has also become disorganized and hard to navigate. Maybe the agilists have taken over 😆. Many of the people on my list write here too.

So, this must definitely be a MUST READ.

The Association for Project Management (APM)

The UK’s Association for Project Management also has a thriving blog, with posts from its own staff and its members. They vary from APM-centred content, to clearly promotional content (largely from services and training providers), to some of the best UK project management thinking.

Declaration: I used to have a regular article for the APM’s journal, Project, so my articles appear here too.

This one is a MUST READ.

Project Times

This is a cluttered, crowded, advertising-funded site that collates a lot of very good articles. I think you’ll find some of them elsewhere (they seem familiar, but I’ve not checked) and you may hate the volume of ads. But you will find a lot of good content here.

MPUG

The MPUG site describes itself as ‘Where Project Managers and Microsoft Meet’. Their articles feature a range of impressive writers – some of whom appear on this list in their own right. If you like it, bookmark it. Finding this articles list on their current navigation is not easy.

PM World 360

This is a magazine site that seems to make its money through site adverts and affiliate links. But if you can put up with the constant pop-ups and flashing adverts, there’s a mixed stream of content from a range of contributors.

Endorsed Project Management Blogs 2022

Best General Project Management Blogs: Mostly Information and Ideas

OnlinePMCourses

This is the category we put our own articles into. Ours are often comprehensive how-to articles and in-depth studies of a key Project Management idea. They often run at 2-3,000 words and are a great resource for new and intermediate project managers. I write most of them, with 6 – 12 guest articles a year. Articles on Mondays, and our YouTube videos on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This one is a MUST READ.

A Girl’s Guide to Project Management

Elizabeth Harrin is a Project Management phenomenon. She’s an active project management mentor, a prolific blogger, she runs the best PM Facebook group out there (far better than mine, I have to say), and she’s a mum of a young family. And her articles are an eclectic mix of topics aimed at a broad cross-section of the community. They are often in depth and always worth a read. My only minor gripe is how intrusive the ads are on her site.

Declaration: I like to think of Elizabeth as a PM Community friend, and she is an OnlinePMCourses affiliate.

This one is a MUST READ.

Herding Cats

Herding Cats is a venerable old blog from PM veteran Glen Alleman. Along with Elizabeth’s blog (above), it’s one of only two I get in my email inbox. Come here for two things: thought-provoking quotes (sometimes with Glen’s commentary – often without) and trenchant, rigorous, well-informed, and in-depth analysis of issues relating mostly to large-scale projects. This is mainly for experienced PMs and you should avoid it if you drank the cool-aid and are prepared to accept ‘established wisdom’ uncritically. Glen does not. He applies the forensic analysis of a committed professional to most of his topics.

Declaration: I like to think of Glen as a PM Community friend.

This one is a MUST READ.

Project Management Basics PM101 Blog – NEW for 22

Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy’s mission is similar to mine – sharing his experience of Project Management to give new project managers a leg-up in understanding our discipline. His articles are comprehensive and reliable.

Declaration: I like to think of Dmitriy as a PM Community friend

Critical Uncertainties

Project risk, security, safety… If these are your interests, then Matthew Squair’s Critical Uncertainties blog is for you. Intellectually solid, these are often demanding reads aimed at committed professionals. But they repay study.

Declaration: To my shame, I missed Matthew from my first roundup in 2017. No excuses from me: it was a failure. I put this right in 2019 because…

This one is a MUST READ.

The Savvy PM – NEW for 22

This is the blog of Velociteach and, as you’d expect from Andy Crowe’s business, the content is excellent and many of the articles go pretty deep into interesting topics.

This one is a MUST READ.

Project Bliss

I really like Leigh Espy’s How to articles. They tackle very specific tasks and tools and are full of good information. They are a great resource for learning new techniques.

Easy in Theory, Difficult in Practice

What’s not to love about Kiron Bondale’s blog: ‘Easy in Theory, Difficult in Practice’? Here’s a PM blogger who understands Agile and writes about it a lot these days. But he doesn’t confine himself. His articles are always interesting and thought-provoking. They are sometimes quite surprising.

Susanne Madsen

British Project Management consultant Susanne Madsen writes with real authority and focuses on leadership-related PM topics. Many of her articles are in-depth and an intermediate or even experienced Project Manager can learn a lot from her content. Why have I not met Susanne, I wonder.

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland is the self-proclaimed ‘#1 provider of project management content’. He is certainly prolific – his content is on many sites as well as his own. The articles on his own blog often act as signposts for his paid content elsewhere. I am also starting to see rather more promotional content than I’d like, so I’ll be watching. This may be the last time Brad appears here. This is sad, because his best content is short, well crafted, and on-point.

Project Risk Coach

Short, actionable tips on all aspects of Project Management (not just risk) from Harry Hall. These most obviously serve newer project managers. But Harry also helps project managers to become Risk Management Professionals (PMI-RMP). So there is some in-depth material here too.

Camel Blog

Chris Taylor of Arras People maintains the Camel blog. He writes a lot of its articles for contractors and people in the job market, but there is also a lot of good content for learning about the industry and your craft.

PM Student

At PM Student, Margaret Meloni fills her posts with sound advice for new project managers (as the site’s name suggests!)

Endorsed Project Management Blogs 2022

Best General Project Management Blogs: Mostly Musings and Tips

Musings on Project Management

We have to start with John Goodpasture’s evergreen blog, not least because it is the epitome of Musings on Project Management… That’s its title. I seem to have been reading this blog forever, so I was surprised to see his archive only goes back to 2009. I’m sure I’ve been looking at it since near the start f the century! Anyway, many of his musings are on Agile these days, but there is something here for everybody: deep wisdom for PMs of experience, and nice ideas for newer practitioners.

This one is a MUST READ.

Elise Stevens

Elise Stevens has extended her project management blog beyond the narrowish confines of PM. But she also posts a lot of articles that celebrate and serve women in project management. This will give you perspectives on your role that you won’t get elsewhere, along with great insights about stakeholder engagement.

Declaration: I like to think of Elise as a PM Community friend.

Sarah M Hoban – NEW for 22

Sarah Hoban crosses the line between Project Management and productivity. And she covers a lot of product reviews. But her writing is concise and her articles are quick to read.

Endorsed Project Management Blogs 2022

Best Project Management Blogs about Agile and Agile Methods

Scrum.org

Let’s start with the community blog on the scrum.org website. They offer some of the industry-leading certifications, like PSM and PSPO. A wide variety of authors offer you some really meaty content.

This one is a MUST READ.

Scrum Inc – NEW for 22

Regular thought-provoking articles by a range of authors.

Scrum Alliance – NEW for 22

Scrum Alliance posts resources aimed primarily at more structured professional development.

Managed Agile

At Managed Agile, prominent AgilePM author, Chuck Cobb, offers Agile Project Management blogs that are frequently detailed and thoughtful. He is also one of the most accomplished online video trainers in the Agile Project Management space.

Declaration: I like to think of Chuck as a PM Community friend, and we recommend (and are an affiliate for) Chuck’s excellent Agile Project Management courses.

Yodiz Project Management Blog – NEW for 22

Yodiz brings in guest bloggers to write strong basic content – mostly about Agile. There are some interesting lateral views here too.

Age of Product

Stefan Wolpers gets deep into Agile, and Scrum in particular. There’s a vast amount of content, including lots of webinars. I find Stefan’s site hard to navigate, but then I am not its target audience, so that may not be a fair critique.

Toby Elwin

It’s an Agile world, says Toby Elwin’s home page. And his blog covers Agile in short, clear ideas. But he also talks about topics of wider project management interest. This one was new to me and, though no Agilst, I like it.

Endorsed Project Management Blogs 2022

Best Project Management Blogs Specialising in PMOs

Bill Dow, PMP

Bill Dow writes on a variety of project management topics that are middling in length and depth and, I suspect, aimed at intermediate tier project and program managers. He’s written a lot about PMOs and, since so few have, that’s why I’ve placed him here. But there’s more to Bill’s blog so take a look. The only thing I hate… I can’t find the archive or any index of his content.

Growth Through Knowledge

How can you not love the name of this site? If you are interested in PMO, do check out the posts on this site. It’s still in its early days, but the articles are interesting, so it’s one to watch.

Endorsed Project Management Blogs 2022

Best IT Project Management Blogs

First a declaration. I’m not an IT person. I can use my computer well enough and have led projects with a high IT component. But it’s not my expertise. So, I may well be missing a few really good ITPM blogs here. So, do let me know in the comments, so I can fix it.

The Digital Project Manager – DPM – NEW for 22

Ben Aston’s site has a huge wealth of resources. It can be hard to spot the articles (hint: look under Topics) but when you do there is plenty of exceptional content.

PM Column – NEW for 22

This blog brands itself as a creative magazine for digital project managers. It is stylish, with short articles that cover an interesting range of topics.

Endorsed Project Management Blogs 2022

Best Project Management Blogs from PM Consultants and Software Vendors

ProjectManager.com

ProjectManager.com hides its articles on its resources page behind its excellent videos – mostly by the charismatic Jennifer Bridges. Jennifer also writes some of the articles too. Their articles are middling-length and tackle their topics in detail. I do know they invest heavily in their content and it shows. This is my favorite blog from a vendor.

Declaration: I used to write for ProjectManager.com from time to time. But I also enjoy content from their other writers.

This one is a MUST READ.

Capterra

This blog has huge value. Its articles are thorough, actionable, and a pleasure to read. Here’s a software vendor that’s doing it right and offering really good content to its community.

This one is a MUST READ.

Wrike

Wrike’s Project Management blog is highly promotional, but they give you so much good value that I cannot begrudge them some bragging. The articles are exceptionally well-written and have some valuable content for new and intermediate project managers. So close but not quite a ‘must read’.

Ganttic

Ganttic has some excellent articles on its site. Whilst some are clearly promotional, many are in-depth looks at subjects that sometimes go outside the familiar old topics. This is definitely one to look at.

nTask – NEW for 22

nTask’s blog focuses on project management software – often in the Agile space.

Mountain Goat Software – NEW for 22

This blog focuses strongly on agile project management and has a good mix of basic and more advanced topics, often covered in depth.

Team Gantt

Team Gantt offers some crazy good articles that will help experienced Project Managers sharpen your practice as well as briefing newer PMs on aspects of planning and managing projects. If only the quality were consistent, it could gain a ‘must read’ label. Some articles seem rather thin and watery.

ProProfs

ProProfs offers an active blog. A lot of their content has a higher level of promotion for their product than I like, but I cannot deny the usefulness of some of their content for newer project managers. They also do some nice ‘expert roundup’ articles where they canvas views from the industry on topics like meeting deadlines and challenges we face. Lately, they seem to have a big focus on software.

Declaration: I have contributed to some of their expert views pieces.

PMIS Consulting

PMIS (Yup, careful…) is a Project Management training business. And Kevin Lonnergan’s articles represent it very well. They are not promotional and are, instead, long and informative. However, they aren’t frequent (just 2 in 2021). Quality over quantity, I suppose, but this blog very nearly fell off the list this time.

PM Solutions

Mostly short-sharp comments from practitioners within the PMSolutions consulting firm.  They give off little love of writing and blogging, but do sometimes offer a valuable nugget of information, focused on project management as a force for strategy execution.

Proggio

This blog from collaborative PM solution provider Proggio. I like the style of their articles, although you will find them a real mix. Some are short and over-simplistic, with no real meat on the information bones. Others will make you really think. Only a very few are direct plugs for their software. The best of their articles are always well worth reading.

Clarizen

The Clarizen blog focuses on project management practices rather than hard skills, but it’s none the worse for that. The articles are short, clearly written, and are mostly entry-level content. But, they frequently contain good nuggets for intermediate-level PMs. There are subtle links to solutions from their cloud-based software.

Cheetah

Cheetah Learning has a range of interesting, thoughtful short articles, by Michelle LaBrosse.

TenSix

TenSix Consulting offers a variety of interesting articles on the basics of project management, alongside others that go into the technical end of Primavera P6, Microsoft Project and the other solutions they implement.

IIL

The IIL Blog has some really excellent articles from The International Institute of Learning (IIL) – a consulting and training business that does not push its business down your throat. In fact, I couldn’t find a link to their main site from the blog! IIL is the promotor of International Project Management Day on the first Thursday in November.

Endorsed Project Management Blogs 2022

Best Project Management Blogs: Worthy mentions

These are blogs that others have recommended to me. So, they clearly have their fans. But, in all honesty… I can’t recommend them myself. So, do take a look at them, and let me know what I am missing. They will take me from 50 to 52.

Psoda

Psoda is a cloud-based P3 solution and their blog covers a range of topics. They are worth a look if you want a short nugget, but they are definitely PM fast food, offering little nutrition. But really, who came up with that name?

Liquid Planner

Liquid Planner is a project management software and their blog offers a wide variety of voices from both within the company and the wider world of project management. This includes authors of a number of established project management blogs, listed here.

Endorsed Project Management Blogs 2022

Version Control – Gone but not forgotten.

As a good project manager, you’d expect me to track some of the blogs that have dropped off our list since 2017.

These sites are now dormant or only sporadically active. Or, in some cases, have dropped in quality, become overly promotional, or been overtaken by excessive advertising pop-ups. Some have disappeared completely. They have featured in past roundups and you may find some good archive content. But I can no longer recommend them.

Endorsed Project Management Blogs 2022

What do You Think?

Add your own nominations in the comments and let other readers try them out. Self-nomination is fine – some of the blogs above were self-nominations from the comments on our 2017 and 2019 lists.

About the Author Mike Clayton

Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.

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