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What is ProjectConnections.com and why are we here? That's what this page explains. (You can also see our Contributors list to learn more about the people behind the site.)
Since 1999, over 300,000 people in over 220 countries have used our project management templates, resources and other expert know-how to solve their project problems and "get it out the door." We provide resources to kick-start your project deliverables, help you train and support yourself or your project managers, and create project management and development methodologies for your teams.Why did we start the site?
Because many of us learned project management the hard way! I personally happened into a project management role early in my career—managing small feature enhancement projects, leading a particular portion of a larger product development project, representing Engineering on large corporate release programs, and finally actually getting the PM title and managing larger projects on my own . . . all after starting with no training! I learned much as I went, long before I ever got sent to a project management course. While it was interesting and often exciting, it WAS NOT painless. And I know I must have wasted time and re-invented the wheel at least a few times, too!
Even as I gained experience and confidence, I can remember late nights wondering how to handle particular tasks or challenges. (The questions just kept changing as I moved along in my experience and career.)
And of course, I wondered, how do other managers handle these issues? What tools are out there to help? Who can I ask? At the time there was no one I knew of; no one to ask my detailed daily questions, no easy place to look for guidance on some of these how-to questions—especially the nuances of dealing with real people and making it all work in different situations.
This early project management career experience, echoed by many colleagues over the years, led to the idea for our site. Since we couldn't find it out there, we decided to create it.Who uses our site now
Our huge community of worldwide members includes over 200,000 people in almost every country—all people who work on projects in one way or another. Our members include project managers, team leads, team members, managers of project managers, heads of Project Management Offices, functional managers, and executives who are trying to advance project management in their organizations.What you'll see on the site:
Finally, we try to have fun while we're at it. You'll probably notice tongue-in-cheek or outright irreverent blurbs as we describe our content on the site. Of course our projects are serious work, but life is too short to get too weighed down. We bring you practical effective resources but we figure we might as well have fun while we're at it. We hope you will too.
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