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88 Project Management Articles, Podcasts, And Content From 2020

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No matter where you are in your PM journey, you’ll find something to help you along the way in these project management articles.

Learning how to manage a project is an ongoing endeavor—you’ve got to continuously try out new techniques and upgrade your project management skills. This year, the expert team at The Digital Project Manager has produced dozens of articles on project management, from comprehensive how-to guides to opinion pieces showing what daily life as a digital project manager is like.

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Here it is: our best digital project management articles of 2020!

Articles About Managing And Controlling Projects

We published several articles this year covering how project managers control and manage projects and tasks, the challenges they encounter, and the methodologies they use in doing so, whether this is a traditional waterfall methodology or something agile, like Scrum.

Project Management Membership Articles

We also covered project management memberships from a few angles. Read about the reasons behind and benefits of project management certifications and memberships, our own DPM membership and offerings, and more.

Digital Project Management Articles

These articles focus on digital projects and digital project management, offering updated perspectives on the digital space and how project managers can grapple with it throughout the project lifecycle to ensure successful projects.

A Few Other Miscellaneous Articles

Case Studies

Here’s a case study from 2020 that looks at how project managers can create effective development teams that are client-facing.

Digital Project Management Tools

In 2020, we evaluated dozens of project management software tools and summarized the information in our reviews. Find descriptions of their features, main pros and cons, pricing, and what to consider when choosing different types of PM software for your projects.

If you’re new to project management tools:

First have a look at our comparison of the top software for project management. Then, check out our review of popular resource management tools that you can use to allocate resources (staff, rooms, equipment), map out your dependencies, and monitor for changes over time. We’ve also got a well-researched list of Microsoft Project alternatives, and a summary of project scheduling software tools.

Beyond general PM software, we’ve also got some helpful reviews of other types of tools that we published in 2020, such as agency management systems, agile tools, and others listed below.

Remote Work Tools

Remote work has been on the rise, and never more so than in 2020. Project managers, project teams, and other stakeholders rely heavily on tools in work-from-home scenarios, and often have an ecosystem of tools in place to get work done.

This includes:

Tools For Small Businesses

There are lots of project management tools out there intended for small businesses and startups — if you’re working for (or running!) a small business, check out the following.

Project Planning And Tracking

Every project manager needs tools to assist with planning projects from start to finish and tracking team member progress. We covered a variety of tools that serve these purposes.

Specialized Project Management Software

Sometimes a general project management software won’t cut it. If you need something more specific to your business, industry, or projects (such as IT projects, creative projects, marketing projects, or other), try these articles:

Other Business Software

Project managers are often involved in other business processes within their organization, such as operations, product development, invoicing, and others. We reviewed the following types of software in the hopes that project managers and their peers may be able to make use of it.

Digital Project Management Videos

We also published a variety of videos and videocasts in 2020.

DPM Podcasts

In 2020, we had several different project management experts weighing in on the trickier points of managing digital projects. Here’s a list of project management podcast episodes you can browse to answer some of your harder questions and get a better idea of how PM theory can be applied to real projects.

Our Top 5: Most Popular Podcasts

Here’s a list of our most popular PM podcasts from 2020 to help you narrow down the choices—if you’ve only got a few hours, make sure you give these DPM favorites a listen:

  1. How To Build Your PM Toolkit (with Sally Woolston)
  2. Risky Business (with Kiron Bondale)
  3. How To Create Agility In Projects (with Dimitar Karaivanov)
  4. Getting Things Done Right (with Michael Luchen)
  5. Leading Projects Beyond The Iron Triangle (with Susanne Madsen)

More DPM Podcasts

From work breakdown structures to managing scope creep and leading projects, our DPM experts provide insights on a wide range of interesting digital project management topics.

For DPM Members: More Digital Project Management Resources

Throughout the year, we create a variety of project management resources for members of our digital project management community. While the below resources are only available to our members, we covered a variety of topics that are relevant to all project managers.

If you’re considering joining our membership program, consider this a little sneak preview of the types of content you’ll get. Membership also includes access to our exclusive forum; live mentorship opportunities; project management templates, examples, and samples; and more, plus the resources listed below.

Workshops And Mini-Courses

AMAs

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Have a digital project management question you’d like answered? Or maybe you know someone with valuable insight on project management trends to share with the digital project management community? Weigh-in and comment with the questions, topics, trends, and people you’d like to know more about. We’ve got good things coming to you in 2021!

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Ben Aston

Ben Aston

I’m Ben Aston, a digital project manager and founder of thedigitalprojectmanager.com. I've been in the industry for more than 15 years working in the UK at London’s top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, Lowe and DDB. I’ve delivered everything from film to CMS', games to advertising and eCRM to eCommerce sites. I’ve been fortunate enough to work across a wide range of great clients; automotive brands including Land Rover, Volkswagen and Honda; Utility brands including BT, British Gas and Exxon, FMCG brands such as Unilever, and consumer electronics brands including Sony.

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