the project manager's ideal toolbox

Further to my first post on the basics of project management last week, I received quite a few requests for information about the set of tools which could be of use to project managers. Of course, I do not wish or even can list the entirety of the numerous tools which are made available on the market.

I will therefore endeavour to provide a few pointers, which I believe could be useful to project managers who wish to build their own toolbox. I indeed say toolS because needs are multiple: project scheduling, time tracking and progress reporting, collaboration tools, document sharing, projects portfolio management,  risk management...

benchmark studies about project management software

project management software selection

other studies

If you are aware of other available resources, do not hesitate to communicate them to me via the comment box in order to enrich this post.
Michel Operto

I've been leading IT projects for more than 20 years at telecom and computer manufacturers: Thomson Sintra, Digital Equipment, NCR, Nortel Networks, Orange Business. My passion is Project Management and leadership and I run a blog on the PM best practices at