Whether you’re new to project management or you like to wax philosophical on the differences between Six Sigma and DMAIC, there are lots of great resources. Aside from books and classes, another great way to get some PM insight is via Twitter. A tweet might not be as in-depth or illuminating as proper training or work experience, but those bite-sized bits of wisdom can prove a great way to supplement your PM skills.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 20 Twitter accounts you should be following. These are mix of organizations, companies, and individuals who are prominent in the PM space. This isn’t scientific, but we’ve factored their number of followers, their activity, and the quality of their tweets. Another thing to note is that these aren’t listed in any specific order, so being number 20 isn’t a reflection of value. In order to visit their page, either click on the photo or the link below each description.
Thomas Kennedy. A certified PMP (project management professional) connecting with others that are passionate about project management. You can also check out his blog where he gives more PM tips.
Erika Flora. An Agile ITIL project manager and coach. Aside from providing helpful, she also highlights and addresses important issues that women face in project management.
Scott Berkun. Author of books such as The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and Big Ideas for Curious Minds. He’s quite active on Twitter and you can check out his website here.
Project Management Institute. PMI is the leading membership association for the project management profession. With a ton of resources and links to PM leaders and gurus around the world, it’s no wonder it ranks so high (http://www.pmi.org).
Bill Mabry. PMO Lead, digital technology, and innovation at Salesforce. Bill takes PM upmarket with a global approach to managing projects, portfolios and more to help growing and established companies.
ProjectManager.com. The official Twitter account of ProjectManager.com. Aside from offering PPM software, they offering tons of tips and info. They’ve also got a Youtube channel full of helpful videos.
Robert Kelly. PMO lead for Lenovo Professional services and managing partner at KellySolutions. He’s quite active on Twitter and is the cofounder of #PMChat. Definitely worth checking out for the latest in PM news and discussion.
Bob Sutton. Stanford Professor. Author of bestsellers such as Good Boss, Bad Boss and Scaling Up Excellence. He brings a fascinating take to PM through an academic lens.
Cornelius Fichtner. Project manager, PMP trainer, host of The PM Podcast, public speaker and gummi bear addict. He’s extremely active on Twitter and posts plenty of helpful PM links.
Lindsay Scott. Enthusiastic PMO bod. Dir of Project Management Recruitment business – Arras People. Co-editor of Handbook of People in PM. PMO flashmobber and she also gives the heads up on job postings via her tweets. Check out her site.
Johanna Rothman. Management consultant for software managers and leaders. Author of books such as Hiring Geeks That Fit, Manage Your Project Portfolio, and Manage It!. Her site also has a helpful list of articles she’s written covering a variety of PM and software PM.
Peter Taylor. UK-based speaker and project manager. Also the author of The Lazy Winner and The Lazy Project Manager. His goal is to teach as many people as possible that they can work smarter rather than harder to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
PM Hut. Project management articles and ideas to help project managers see clearly, think cleanly and execute capably – on time and on budget ,every time and everywhere. It regularly serves up links to helpful PM articles.
Josh Nankivel. Offering Project Management Career and PMP Study Advice That Works. PM Student fills a gap in the market for aspiring PMs who could use some guidance to fast-track their professional progress.
Pawel Brodzinski. Leader of Lunar Logic and Lean and Agile coach. He also writes some detailed blog posts about project management techniques that are worth checking out.
Andrew Filev. CEO of project management titan, Wrike. His Twitter feed provides lots of helpful PM info from Wrike as well as around the web.
Scott Sehlhorst. He’s an expert on Agile product management and strategy. With extensive industrial PM experience as well as education, Scott brings an excellent perspective to the PM world.
IT Manager, certified PMP, certified ScrumMaster, Toastmaster, blogger & developer. This Twitter handle is especially helpful if you’re interested in PM at a more technical level.
Follow these accounts and we promise your Twitter feed will have no shortage of project management info and tips. Once you’ve followed these PM gurus on Twitter, the next item to tick off your to-do list is to go check out GetApp’s Q2016 GetRank of the top 25 project management software for small business. This independent ranking will give you an insight into the top players in field to help you make more informed buying decisions based on scoring around user reviews, media presence, integrations, security, and mobile support.