Have you noticed that LinkedIn is great not only for expanding your professional network but also for improving your qualifications? On this global business platform, project leaders can get access to a huge variety of professional groups aimed at self-development. These groups can help you obtain new skills, introduce innovations into your workflow, and receive valuable advice from leading experts.
Based on our experience in the area of project management and research into the best resources for project leaders to get practical insights and job inspiration, we’ve identified nine of the most popular and active groups on Linkedln.
This group has over 863,000 participants and is the #1 project manager community on LinkedIn. Its members take part in discussions about project management, project software, project methodologies, and project management certifications and network for PM jobs and PM-related business opportunities. Moreover, in this group there are PMO leaders, project consultants, and sales representatives, authors, analysts, and bloggers from project management software companies. If you want to make an impression on influential professionals, analyze your project strategy, or get useful advice, this is the right place for you.
This community consists of over 366,000 members who practice project, program, and portfolio management. Participants can find a lot of helpful information about project management, PMI, PMP certification, PMBOK PDU, Prince2, software development, CMMI, IEEE, ISO, Six Sigma, Agile, Scrum, ITIL, and PMO. The purpose of this group is to offer participants hot project management jobs, clear training videos, articles, and tips to help manage projects successfully. Based on our experience, this group has an incredibly responsive community that’s always ready to leave feedback and participate in discussions. While investigating the most effective ways to provide constructive feedback, we received around 40 useful recommendations from group members.
Another large network with over 229,000 users, this is the official LinkedIn group for the Project Management Institute, which provides aspiring project managers, project and program managers, business analysts, PMO leaders, and anyone who works in a project-oriented profession with useful articles and tools that can help them solve issues at work. The community offers a forum for discussing various topics related to PMI projects as well as interesting and useful portfolios and reveals secrets for career advancement. Collecting information for our article about problem-solving methods and techniques a few months ago, we asked members of this community for their opinions and practical recommendations. All told, we got more than 25 tips from group members.
This group consists of 91,000 Project Management Professionals who are happy to share their experience and expertise in effective project management. This community provides many helpful tips and tricks, describes pitfalls you can face during work, shares hot recommendations for career advancement, and offers much more. In addition, participants are able to share their ideas, post their own engaging content, and take part in discussions. If you have some questions about the project management industry, you can get answers from experienced specialists here.
There are more than 85,000 project, program, and portfolio managers in this group who are looking for or willing to discuss best practices, methodologies, tools, jobs, and so on. As we know, it can be quite difficult to find a reliable employer, but by joining this group you get access to proven job opportunities. Plus, you can find like-minded people to share and discuss hot PM topics and ideas, such as how to motivate your teams or what pitfalls to expect when planning a project. It’s a great resource for specialists who are focused on constant self-development and active communication and are in search of new job challenges.
This is a popular group for project and program managers of all levels and connects more than 48,000 specialists. Join it and discuss topical project and program management issues like foundation, practitioner, Agile, Scrum, portfolio, program PMO management, and PPM. In addition, this group advertises a great variety of actual jobs, fresh news, documents, templates, training programs, and announcements of special events for PMs. Here you can also find a list of exams for PMs to check out your qualification level, determine possible gaps, and of course get certified. The most attractive feature of this group is that it includes seven complementary groups focused on best practices in ITIL, Agile, PMP, PMI, eTOM, Six Sigma, TOGAF, COBIT, CMMi, and DevOps.
This group is populated by over 39,000 project management professionals. It’s the perfect resource for those who strive to expand their network and share ideas about the best project management practices. The more acquaintances you have, the more business and job horizons you open. Don’t miss an excellent opportunity to join this group and figure out who’s searching for a reliable PM partner or a responsible project lead. Project Management Group SP includes dynamic discussions of modern tools, approaches, and methodologies, including Scrum, Agile, and PRINCE2 – as well as a wide network of contacts with influential people.
With over 38,000 members, this group invites new specialists connected to the civil engineering and construction project management fields. Construction knowledge is constantly expanding and becoming more complex, leading to the need to improve project managers’ expertise in innovative construction technologies and methods. This group performs that task perfectly, as it’s where some of the most advanced specialists share their views and experiences about effective construction processes.
9. PM Community
This is an exclusive group created especially for professionals in the fields of project management, program management, portfolio management, and product management. More than 39,000 skillful specialists communicate here like a big family. The main intention of the group’s founder was to build a resource where PM experts all over the world would be able to share insights and connect with peers who face similar challenges and goals. The ability to discuss the latest industry reports and innovative practices makes this group extremely useful for modern tech specialists.
Each of the groups we’ve presented is a great place for project managers, program managers, portfolio managers, and product managers to meet like-minded people, collaborate on interesting projects, discuss the latest industry news, come up with innovative ideas, and promote the prosperity of the whole project management field.
What project management groups are you in? Have you ever participated in online group discussions? What have you learned from those discussions? Share your findings with us!