The project management space is crowded. There are tons of apps, tools and people who claim to have figured out a more efficient, collaborative way of working. There are even helpful templates, like these from Venngage’s blog, that help guide you towards productivity. And that’s what we all want, right? To work faster and better?

To guide you on your never-ending quest for PM paradise, we’ve rounded up some of the most prolific and informative leaders in the space, all with a variety of backgrounds. And if you know of any other PM blogs or influencers we missed, let us know in the comments below!

Susanne Madsen

Susanne is a leader in the project management space and started her own business coaching executives and professionals after leading corporate sector processes at places like JP Morgan and Citigroup. She also helped found The Project Leadership Institute in 2017, a learning institute built to help people hone their leadership and management skills.

Susanne has also published two books, including The Project Management Coaching Workbook, filled with PM tips and strategies for professionals are various points in their career.

Follow Susanne on Twitter here.

Keep Productive

Keep Productive is a YouTube channel and website hosted by Francesco D’Alessio dedicated to reviewing and rating productivity software and project management tools. They’ve got over 69K followers on YouTube who tune in for videos like “Tips For Conquering Trello in 2019,” and “The Best Project Managers For Teams” (which includes Hive).

They also put on a virtual conference called ProdCon, which you can read about on their website, along with courses, reviews and information on their podcast.

Follow Keep Productive on Twitter here.

Elizabeth Harrin

Elizabeth founded the blog “Girls Guide To PM,” which houses valuable intel on project management hacks, templates and behind-the-scenes intel from a female perspective. She was named one of the top “10 Women in Project Management to Follow On Twitter” in 2017, and has written books including Collaboration Tools For Project Managers, Shortcuts For Success, and Project Management In the Real World.

Follow Elizabeth on Twitter here.

Project Manager

Project Manager is a PM software that helps organize projects and to-dos for teams, and they’ve also got a great blog with helpful management techniques and tips. Their content spans from tactical PM pieces like “How To Run A Great Scrum Meeting” to career advice and interview tips. They’ve even got video content to accompany pieces like “How To Use Data To Be A Better Manager” and “How To Ask For Help On Your Projects.”

Follow Project Manager on Twitter here.

Jason Fried

Jason is the founder and CEO of Basecamp, a project management tool used by millions of people to organize projects and streamline communication. He hosts a podcast called “Rework,” that helps listeners find “a better way to run your business.” Jason has also co-written a book on management called It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work and Rework, a NY Times best seller that gives advice on how to find success in business.

Follow Jason on Twitter here.

Dotto Tech

Run by Steve Dotto, Dotto Tech is a blog filled with productivity tips, information about running an online business, and tips for mastering your digital toolkit. The site itself has information about webinars, courses and their podcast, as well as information on Steve’s speaking capabilities.

Plus, Dotto Tech’s YouTube channel, where Steve talks about strategies he’s loving has over 270K subscribers and includes reviews of tools like Blinkist, Google Drive, and DropBox.

Follow Steve Dotto on Twitter here.

John Furneaux

John is the co-founder and CEO of Hive, an AI-based project management tool used by brands like Uber, Starbucks and WeWork. John founded Hive after spending years running customer success at Huddle, a team collaboration software, and serves as a member of Forbes Tech Council.

Follow John on Twitter here.

Natalie Warnert

Natalie is a master of agile strategy and works as an independent consultant, blogger, speaker and is the president of “Women In Agile,” a group that recruits and promotes women in the agile community. Her blog, (formerly known as Confessions Of A ScrumMaster), offers advice on collaboration, access to her professional consulting services, and information on a variety of trainings and workshops she hosts.

Follow Natalie on Twitter here.

Musings On Project Management

John Goodpasture runs this project management blog filled with articles on agile, general PM, collaborative culture, and just general life lessons — his witty tone make it easy and entertaining to read. His experience comes from over 30 years in the project management space, where he also serves as a coach and has written several books on the topic, including Project Management The Agile Way and Managing Project For Value.

Follow John on LinkedIn here.


Scott Friesen runs the YouTube channel and blog under the Simpletivity umbrella, sharing tips about productivity, efficiency, and time and project management. His YouTube channel boasts over 59K subscribers, and shares videos like “How To Use Tasks and Reminders in Google Calendar” and “How To Do A Weekly Review That Works For You.” Scott’s website offers similar content plus information on his training and speaking programs, as well as in-depth Trello consulting.

Follow Scott on Twitter here.