Welcome! I’m Kathy Schwalbe, Ph.D., PMP, and mother of three! My passion is educating project leaders to make the world a better place. You can find information about all three of my books on this site. Below are links to purchase them, and the tabs above provide info for each as well as other resources.
- July 2020: Link to free agile exercises and case studies
- April 11, 2020: Link to new free resources from PMI
- Sep 21, 2017: Order An Introduction to Project Management, Sixth Edition from amazon.com. You can also order an electronic copy of this and my Healthcare PM book for as little as $38 from redshelf.com.
- Dec 4, 2017: Buy Healthcare Project Management, Second Edition (Dec 2017)
- August 2018: Order IT Project Management, Ninth Edition. Read ITPM 9e Chapter 1 here.
- Now FREE: A Brief Guide to Microsoft Project Professional 2016
- 2018pmtemplates Download lots of free templates with this one zipped file (updated April 2018)
- more_templates (zip file with modified templates created by Rhett Smith, Adjunct instructor at Appalachian State University, added May 30, 2019). Feel free to modify templates to meet your needs.
- Note: My books are derivative works of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). I will publish new editions of my books after PMI publishes the final PMBOK®Guide, Seventh Edition. PMI has announced that exam changes are postponed until January 2, 2021.
- PMP exam information
- Book site for An Introduction to Project Management
- Book site for Healthcare Project Management
- Cengage site for IT Project Management and other Cengage books
- Cengage customer support link
- Link to download free trial of Project Online Professional. You can still follow the instructions in my books with this version. Simply open the template files provided, and they should open in Project Online. Here’s a link to slight changes made in 2019 from Microsoft. Consider using Basecamp or Jira or other tools. These two are totally online and free with no expiration.
“By 2027, employers will need 87.7 million individuals working in project management-oriented roles.” Read PMI’s latest Job Growth and Talent Gap report. “22 million new project-oriented jobs will be created between 2017 and 2027.” Read PMI’s 2018 Jobs Report.