PM Student by Josh Nankivel, PMP, is a blog about continuing professional development in project management focused on helping new and aspiring project managers to reach their goals.
Josh has spent a decade of his career span been managing IT and non-IT projects in Computing, Financial Services, Telecommunications, and Aerospace. A South Dakota native, Josh jokes that he began blogging in 2006 “to get all of these thoughts about project management out of my head!” What has transpired in PM Student is a mentoring relationship with , publications and courses that start a healthy dialogue throughout the PPM blogosphere. He describes his audience as “new and aspiring project managers, and other mentors out there who can lend their own experience to my audience.”
“I love to teach and help people who are currently struggling with situations I’ve been through already. I want them to benefit from my experience,” he says.
Josh blogs 3-4 times a week and regularly responses directly to the wealth comments at PM Student. His main topics include project management careers, training and PMP issues, as well as his most popular post, Getting Started in the Industry:
Josh admits that it was a tough task to narrow down to his three favourite posts, but he managed to find three anyway:
- New Project Manager: How to Screw Up in the First 60 Days
- Functional and Project Manager’s Duel
- Deming’s 14 Points in Project Management
PM Student has a wellspring of regular features and sidebars, including the PM Career Coaching Newsletter and PMP Guide Newsletter, both of which come out every Thursday. “Each Monday they receive a sequence of helpful tips and resources via email that guides them through thinking about their PM Career Path OR PMP Study process depending on which newsletter,” he says.
Within PM Student, Josh says he will be launching a new e-Learning portal very soon. “I am very, very excited about it! It will be a great way for me to go in-depth regarding effective project management and career coaching for enrolled students.”
PM Student and Josh can be followed on Twitter at @pmstudent.
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