New PM Articles for the Week of July 19-25, 2010

New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 19-25, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Rommana Software announced the release of the latest version of their scenario-based Integrated Software Life Cycle Management System.  They’re going to allow use by up to twenty concurrent users for up to six months at no charge.
  • Rick Freedman reviews Robert Wysocki’s latest book, Adaptive Project Framework.  Both Freedman and Wysocki are proponents of adapting the PMI methodology to manage Agile software development projects, so it’s definitely an expert’s opinion.
  • If you’re using Joseph Phillips’ PMP Study Guide to prepare for the exam, he’s just released a companion book, PMP Project Management Professional Lab Manual.
  • Vijay Aluwalia published an interesting back-to-the-basics article on portfolio management.
  • Charles Seybold at Liquid Planner published his list of the Top Thinkers in Project Management Today.
  • PMI announced that Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chief Information Officer, Richard Spires, will address the PMI® Global Congress 2010 — North America on Monday, 11 October 2010.  His presentation will address the management of large IT programs in the Federal government, highlighting DHS initiatives to institutionalize best practices.  Mr. Spires currently oversees an IT budget investment of $6.4 billion.
  • PMI also announced that all PMI Marketplace online purchases in August will receive free standard shipping within the U.S. and Canada.
  • Mark Phillips has an interesting article in Businessweek.  He uses Twitter as starting point for the argument that context matters more than content, and then argues for the same kind of specific, laser-focused communications with project stakeholders.

Enjoy!

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About Dave Gordon

Dave Gordon is a project manager with over twenty five years of experience in implementing human capital management and payroll systems, including SaaS solutions like Workday and premises-based ERP solutions like PeopleSoft and ADP Enterprise. He has an MS in IT with a concentration in project management, and a BS in Business. In addition to his articles and blog posts, he curates a weekly roundup of articles on project management, and he has authored or contributed to several books on project management.