Project and Business Management Tools

Project and Business Management Tools


A successful organization requires successful leaders. Successful leaders rely on access to proven and solid business and project management tools to manage and sustain the organization.  This section provides key business and project management tools to for members of the Arizona business community.


Templates provide the ability to successfully manage project risk, through careful risk mitigation and management.


Company Name

                              Company Mission & Web Site URL

Project Connections

Since 1999, over 150,000 people in over 200 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.



gantthead is the experience bridge that fills in the gaps - providing help to project managers in a number of ways. It is a community, your community, for IT project managers.



The mission of the PMFORUM is to use the Internet to provide an economical forum for the promotion and exchange of project management information and knowledge worldwide.



Part of IIL whose mission is to live these values in such a way that client satisfaction remains high, our business continues to grow, our people find fulfilling careers and our work benefits the greater good. This includes professionals seeking to advance their skills and abilities, as well as entire communities and organizations seeking to increase their collective knowledge and capabilities, manage constructive change and operate more efficiently and effectively.


ESI International

ESI Horizons is a free, monthly newsletter focusing on issues, processes and challenges in project management and business analysis.


IT Tool Box

ITtoolbox is an online community of professionals who share practical information on IT topics. This community enables anyone to access the collective knowledge of a worldwide audience of experienced professionals. In doing so, ITtoolbox satisfies the need for practical and timely information for an infinite number of possible challenges in the complex and rapidly changing field of information technology.


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Project management books helps you implement best practice project management by describing the entire Project Life Cycle.


Company Name

                              Company Mission & Web Site URL


Vital and forward thinking – focused on the needs of project management professionals worldwide; that’s the Project Management Institute of today. We’ve long been acknowledged as a pioneer in the field and now our membership represents a truly global community with more than 200,000 professionals, representing 125 countries. PMI professionals come from virtually every major industry including, aerospace, automotive, business management, construction, engineering, financial services, information technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and telecommunications.


J Ross Publishing

At J. Ross we are collaborating with industry leaders to provide critical and timely information that will keep today's professionals on top of new and important advances in their fields. Our mission is to publish products that solve real-world challenges and offer insight into new and effective practices.


American Management Association

AMA provides managers and their organizations worldwide with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to improve business performance, adapt to a changing workplace and prosper in a complex and competitive business world.AMA serves as a forum for the exchange of the latest information, ideas and insights on management practices and business trends.AMA disseminates content and information to a worldwide audience through multiple distribution channels and its strategic partners.


Wiley Publishing

Wiley is a leading publisher for the scientific, technical, and medical (STM) communities worldwide. They have a professional/trade offerings include books and subscription products, both print and electronic. We serve professionals and business people in specialized markets, a strategy that permits greater product franchising and market penetration. Subject areas include business, accounting, nonprofit institution management, computers, psychology, architecture, engineering, hospitality and culinary arts, and general interest.



Our vision is to be earth's most customer centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.


Borders Bookstore
  • Individuality. Borders understands that books, music and movies help shape and define us all, making us individuals—original and unique. What people read and listen to is an integral part of who they are and who they aspire to be.
  • Community. Borders embraces its role as a vital, contributing member of the community that reaches out to connect with people. We offer knowledge and entertainment, but also a commitment to act as a responsible neighbor and partner in the towns where we live, work and do business.


Barnes & Nobles

Taking advantage of vast warehouses across the United States, we stock over 1 million titles for immediate delivery -- that's more titles than any other online bookseller.


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White Papers

There are many web sites offering project management article, providing you with tips and hints for managing successful projects.


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There are many web sites offering project management professionals’ newsletters that helps deliver projects more easily than before.


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Methodologies and International Standards

There are several project management methodologies to be familiar with in the best-in-breed landscape.


Methodology / International Standard

Description and Web Site URL

The APM Body of Knowledge describes the key areas of knowledge required to manage any kind of project. How these areas are applied will depend on the kind of project you are working on. The APM Body of Knowledge underpins many project management standards and methods including the National Occupational Standard in Project Management. All APM’s qualifications and membership criteria are based on the APM Body of Knowledge.



The HERMES is a Swiss project management method is used to manage, develop and execute projects in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).  It was developed by the federal administration in 1975 and since then underwent extensive revisions in 1986 and 1995. HERMES is not just in use in the federal administration as an open standard but is also used in the cantons, educational institutions and business enterprises. HERMES has become a significant success factor in numerous ICT projects and serves as a common guideline for service providers and service procurers, in particular for project purchasers, project managers and project employees.


ISO 10006:2003

ISO 10006:2003 gives guidance on the application of quality management in projects.

It is applicable to projects of varying complexity, small or large, of short or long duration, in different environments, and irrespective of the kind of product or process involved. This can necessitate some tailoring of the guidance to suit a particular project.



Timing is everything, even in project management. The key to a successful project is to JPACE it -- that is, to Justify, Plan, Activate, Control and End it the right way. A full life cycle project management process is the essential connective tissue that holds every development project together. It's the disciplined prescription for getting executive buy-in with a solid business case; for defining the project plan, schedule, budget, resources, risks, scope; for securing the resources, motivating the players and launching the project; for monitoring all project activities and deliverables against plan, tracking issues and communicating progress; and for capturing the successes and lessons learned for the next time around.


Method 123 or MPMM

A comprehensive directory of project management software for the Microsoft Windows platforms.



Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®)[1] is a standard developed by volunteers and owned by the Project Management Institute that provides requirements for assessing and developing capabilities in portfolio, program, and project management, helping organizations to advance organizational strategies through projects.

It contains three elements - a knowledge foundation, assessment, and improvement.


The Engineering Advancement Association (ENAA) of Japan has issued a new project management Body of Knowledge . This new PM standard is quite different from that of the PMI® and APM BoK and the new standard's vision is based on "how project management can best stimulate innovation and generate improved business value."

The background of this new PM BoK was initiated by the Japanese Project Management Forum(JPMF) established in 1997. The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry {METI} supported a continuing ENAA review of the knowledge and capability structures tailored for Japan's project management requirements and importantly to put in place a project management qualification certification programme. The new Japanese PM BoK is the result of this review which included Japanese Industry and Government input coupled with significant level of academic research.



Project Management Institute (PMI) published the first PMBOK® in an attempt to document and standardize generally accepted project management information and practices. The current edition, the third edition, was released on October 31, 2004 and provides a basic reference for Project Management. The PMBOK Guide is widely accepted to be the standard in project management.


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Web-based software can surprisingly increase performance, productivity and efficiency within an organization.


UPMM (Unified Project Management Methodology

Founded in 2002, The Software Network has become a leading destination of business software buyers seeking information on business software solutions and vendors. During its short tenure, The Software Network has emerged as a necessary venue for increasing awareness of all varieties of Enterprise Software.



The V-Model defines a uniform procedure for IT product development. It is the standard for German federal administration and defense projects. As it is publicly available many companies also use it. It is a project management method comparable to PRINCE2 and describes methods for project management as well as methods for system development.

The current version of the V-Model is the V-Model XT () which was finalized February 2005. It is not really comparable to CMMI. While CMMI only describes "What" has to be done, the V-Model also describes "How" and "When" it has to be done and "Who" is responsible for doing it.



Project Management Software Directories



Company Name Brief Description Web Site URL
Web Based Software.Com

Web-based software can surprisingly increase performance, productivity and efficiency within an organization.


Project Management Software Directory

A comprehensive directory of project management software for the Microsoft Windows platforms.

The Software Network

Founded in 2002, The Software Network has become a leading destination of business software buyers seeking information on business software solutions and vendors. During its short tenure, The Software Network has emerged as a necessary venue for increasing awareness of all varieties of Enterprise Software.

Project Management Info

This directory of Project Management Software will assist one in finding the project management solution that is right for your situation. The directory includes: project management software, bug and defect tracking, project accounting, project estimating, project portfolio management, project scheduling, requirements management, and resource planning and scheduling software.



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