By David Berget
The project management profession is growing into its own. Just last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued project management its own occupational category, a confirmation that project managers are more important players than ever. Yet in today’s climate, project managers are increasingly being asked to run more projects with fewer people.
Project Managers in the Learning and Development (L&D) field are not immune to the burgeoning workload. In fact, L&D Project Managers are responsible for an ever-growing stream of projects and processes -- from scoping and launching projects to coordinating SME reviews and feedback. As a Project Manager, organization and productivity is essential to your job. And, let’s be honest, letting things accumulate in your inbox is a recipe for disaster.
To help you step up and do more with less, check out these project management tools recommended by highly productive project managers. Nearly any complete project management app or service will provide most or all of the features discussed below, but if you don’t need all of the bells and whistles (and want to save some money), consider the following.