New PM Articles for the Week of July 26 – August 1, 2010

New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 26-August 1, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • A great article by Dana Cooper on the realities of project management in mergers and acquisitions.  Written from the perspective of Big Pharma, but applicable to all.
  • Jennifer Doyle advises business analysts (and project managers) on how to engage your stakeholders in order to get sign-offs.
  • John Foley writes in Information Week that federal government CIO Vivek Kundra will work with the Office of Management and Budget to review “high risk” federal IT projects.
  • Microsoft’s Ivo Manolov offers some techniques he used in driving the latest release of WPF4 and Vusual Studio 2010.
  • PM Prepcast explains the difference between contact hours and PDU’s, for those working toward the PMP credential.
  • Elroy King explains how to get the 35 contact hours of training needed to take the PMP exam and the PDU’s needed to maintain the credential.
  • Jessie L. Warner argues that projects must position the firm for future success.
  • The Bowl Works has a brief comment on project management and information technology as two of the top ten career choices for 2010.  Lucky us – we’re already working in both fields!

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.