New PM Articles for the Week of September 6-12

New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 6-12, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Apropos of nothing, Andrew Makar posted a link to a YouTube video of what he refers to as a “project management butterfly knife pen.”  Sounds like just the piece of kit for the cool-impaired.
  • Got an iPhone?  Studying for the PMP exam?  Not surprisingly, there’s an app for that.
  • Ann Drinkwater gets us chanting, “Repeat after me, the schedule is not the project plan.”  And once we’ve got that down, Kathlika Thomas tells us how to create a project schedule.
  • Rick Freedman compares traditional and Agile project management estimation techniques in a post on TechRepublic.
  • Marco Mulder writes about the difference between task driven, feature driven, and value driven project management, in the context of Agile project management.
  • Marco’s post apparently inspired Trond Wingard to write about value management as the missing area in the PMBOK.  Maybe I’ll respond to both of them in a post of my own.
  • The APM group has published the results of a study into industry perceptions of the efficacy of the Prince2 project management method, mostly in the UK and Oz.  Here’s a link to the press release, and here’s a link to the 89-page study.
  • Anil Chopra reports on a conference in Bangalore on cloud computing and project management.  If I can find a more detailed summary of the proceedings, I’ll post a link to it.  In the meantime, here’s a link to V. Srinivasa Rao’s slide presentation.
  • Samad Aidane posted a three-part MP3 recording of his interview with Doug DeCarlo, author of eXtreme Project Management: Using Leadership, Principles and Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility” on his Guerrilla Project Management blog.


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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.

2 thoughts on “New PM Articles for the Week of September 6-12

  1. Dave,

    Thank you so much for mentioning my interview with the great Doug DeCarlo.

    Doug is one of the most generous people I have even met. The insights he shared with our audience was amazing.

    In the rush to become proficient in project management, few of us take sufficient time to get to know ourselves and how prepared or not prepared we are to really lead projects.

    I highly recommend to all new and experience project managers, who are on their journey to achieve self-mastery, to listen to this interview with Doug DeCarlo.

    Thank you again for all your support.

    Samad Aidane

  2. Thanks for sharing the interview with the project management community, Samad. I also enjoyed your interview with Neil Whitten last month. A lot of us appreciate your contributions.


    Dave Gordon

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