New PM Articles for the Week of September 27 – October 3

New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 27 – October 3, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Tom Mochal, Dave Shirley, Rich Maltzman, and Andrea Krasnoff authored an interesting article the difference green project management might have made to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Not directly related to IT project management, but definitely thought-provoking.
  • Kathlika Thomas suggests a five-step approach to bottom-up estimating.
  • Samad Aidane interviewed Jason Fair on his experience using Agile techniques on SAP implementation projects.  The podcast is about 53 minutes long, but worth the listen.
  • Claudia Vandermilt writes about the importance of project managers.  Just in case your boss asks …
  • Sharon Brown reprinted an excerpt from her forthcoming book, Business Analysis and Project Management, outlining her trademarked technique for effective stakeholder management modeling.
  • Kelly Hunsberger offers up a list of books, blogs, and websites that cover leadership from a project management slant, in the October edition of PM Network.
  • Vicki James writes about the benefits of a deliverables-based work breakdown structure.
  • Rob Llewellyn says project and program managers need to develop people skills, at least as much as technical skills.
  • Chris Young writes about the role of the Project Director, as opposed to the project manager or program or portfolio manager.


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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.