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Programme and project management websites

Ideally, I would like to say that there are lots of websites that help project and programme managers with free tools, tips and case studies. Unfortunately, the project management fraternity seems to be too busy running projects to put a lot of free information up on the web. There are quite a few membership sites that provide high quality content but on the freebies you have to work hard to sort out the wheat from the chaff. Here's a few to get you started.

The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) site covers a great deal more than project management - so here are three useful parts buried in its midst.
This area contains some useful templates for assessing risk, but my main reason for including it is the downloadable Project Management Maturity Model. This is a model similar to the Carnegie-Mellon IT maturity model but specific to project management.
This is useful if you are a PRINCE user, as it contains templates for all the management reports required by PRINCE. Even if you are not a PRINCE user, you may find a use for templates of documents like a Risk Log, Issue Log or Business Case.
The result of the OGC setting up a sort of 'association' for project and programme managers within the public sector. This is known as the 'PPM Specialism'. If you work in government you will definitely find this useful. If not, you may still find it useful if your organisation is trying to decide how to create a career structure for project and programme managers.
Project Manager Today is the UK's only independent, project management magazine. This site will soon contain articles from the last 15 years of issues, but in the meantime it provides access to a variety of information, not least a portal to just about every project management software, training and consultancy vendor in the UK.
The Project Management Institute is one of two global professional bodies for project management. It is based in Pennsylvania, USA and has chapters all over the world including one in the UK.
If you are a PRINCE user, or thinking of becoming qualified, then this site run by the awarding body, APM Group Ltd., is the place to start.
There should be more sites like this one. It is run by the combined Programme Management special interest group of the Association for Project Management and the BCS. Lots of free articles and even a sample Programme Management Maturity assessment tool.
The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is based in Zurich and if you need a means of contacting project managers globally, then this is a great place to start.
PMForum was one of the first project management portals and looks a bit dated now. It has a lot of good content but you will need to use its local version of Google to find it amongst all the clutter.
Another portal with plenty of brief, shallow articles by people who want to charge you for more - but there are gems amidst all this and the site has a reasonable search engine to help you find them.

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