New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 11 – 17, 2010. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Rebecca Porterfield compares adopting and sticking with Agile to quitting smoking. Waterfall development is a tough habit to break!
- Jessie Warner offers four keys to project integration management: buy-in, a plan of attack, trade-offs, and learning from mistakes and successes.
- Andrew Charlesworth reports that software developer jobs are picking up in the UK, at the expense of business analysts and project managers.
- Bill Goodwin writes in Computer Weekly about a study that aims to re-evaluate the way organizations manage and measure the success of IT projects.
- Chris Chambliss and William Yarberry extol the virtues of agility and flexibility in tweaking your organization’s project management methodology.
- Larry Albert writes in Government Computer News about what agile software development can do.
- Antony Savvas reports in ComputerWorld UK that the British government spends over 600 million pounds each year on ineffective IT and project management.
- George Huhn suggests that funding only the highest value projects in a portfolio won’t necessarily give you the optimum return on your investment.
- An anonymous contributor to the CIO blogs writes eloquently about why SaaS vendors and buyers need to care about API’s. (Next time, take credit for your work!)