Can I earn PDUs from reading blogs?

Yes! Blogs and online magazines can provide free learning resources when fulfilling PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR).

Whether you’re looking for topics focused on Agile, Project Management, Leadership or Business Strategy, you’ll be able to find a blog to suit your needs. Any PDUs you earn will fall under the Education category.

The requirements for earning these Education PDUs is exactly the same as others:

If your certification is… PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP
For 1 hour of this activity you can claim the following # of PDUs 1
Documentation needed Notes and dates related to your readings

Note: because most of the blog articles you’ll be reviewing are short, you’ll likely have to claim the minimum amount of PDU credits: 0.25 PDUs (or 15 minutes).

To save on effort…

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Blogs

Mike Cohn’s Blog

Mike Cohn

Provides practical guides and resources related to Leadership, Agile and creating successful teams.

Strategic: 0.25 PDUs Leadership: 0.25 PDUs Technical: 0.25 PDUs Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Agile Advice

Berteig

Hundreds of articles on business, culture, leadership, management, and teams all from an Agile perspective.

Strategic: 0.25 PDUs Leadership: 0.25 PDUs Technical: 0.25 PDUs Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

The Learning Blog

LinkedIn

This blog is not solely focused on course offerings by LinkedIn Learning, but also provides articles on a range of professional development topics such as productivity and management.

Strategic: 0.25 PDUs Leadership: 0.25 PDUs Technical: 0.25 PDUs Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Atlassian Work/Life

Atlassian

Atlassian is a great company that creates popular software, but now they also have a new blog focused on teamwork, leadership and productivity.

Strategic: 0.25 PDUs Leadership: 0.25 PDUs Technical: 0.25 PDUs Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Startup Patterns

Medium.com

Sam McAfee’s blog (launched in 2015) is focused on creating strong technology leaders and product development teams.

Strategic: 0.25 PDUs Leadership: 0.25 PDUs Technical: 0.25 PDUs Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Forbes Leadership

Forbes

Find articles related to leadership strategies (of course) but also agile topics.

Strategic: 0.25 PDUs Leadership: 0.25 PDUs Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Product Coalition

Medium.com

A popular blog with an archive of over 2,000 articles and over 470,000 readers. It’s described as the “World’s largest free Product Management community”.

Strategic: 0.25 PDUs Leadership: 0.25 PDUs Technical: 0.25 PDUs Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

The Agile Coach

Atlassian

This isn’t a blog (more of a guide), however it’s a great resource for professionals who are new to Agile, with articles on agile best practices, tip and tutorials.

Strategic: 0.25 PDUs Leadership: 0.25 PDUs Technical: 0.25 PDUs Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

The Know Your Team Blog

Know Your Team

Know Your Team software provides tools and guides to help managers become better leaders. The company’s blog shares some of these insights for free.

Leadership: 0.25 PDUs Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Girl’s Guide to Project Management

Elizabeth Harrin

Harrin is a project manager and author, and this blog provides useful tips and templates for developing strong PM skills.

Leadership: 0.25 PDUs Technical: 0.25 PDUs Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low