New PM Articles for the Week of October 18-24

New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 18-24, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Meredith Levinson analyzes the new list of the 100 Best Jobs in America, from Money Magazine and Payscale.com.
  • Gary Hamilton, Gareth Byatt, and Jeff Hodgkinson suggest how we can apply lessons learned in training fire fighters to training project teams.
  • Cornelius Fichtner begins a multi-part article in CIO magazine on preparing to take the PMP exam with a review of the eligibility requirements.
  • A new post on the PMI Career Central blog: 4 tips for making a good first impression.
  • Dana Brownlee tells us how to motivate your team during difficult times.
  • Mohammed Al-Taee interviewed Robert Lavigne, Enterprise 2.0 social media consultant and PMP, on branding yourself.  He also includes a link to a brief YouTube video of Dave Howlett, “real human being” and motivational speaker from Toronto.
  • While we’re on the subject, PMI is offering a discounted price of $25.55 for Elizabeth Harrin’s new book, “Social Media for Project Managers,” during the month of November.   Can’t wait?  Get it almost as cheap from the IT Project Manager Book Store.  No Kindle version yet, but I’ll be sure to let you know.
  • Andrea Brockmeier offers three tips to increase chances of good sponsorship of your projects.
  • Brad Egeland posted parts two and three of his series, Ten Actions to Better Project Performance.  Here’s part one, in case you missed it.
  • Judy Umlas blogs about work-life balance on the PMI Voices on Project Management.
  • Arpan Shah commented on what Microsoft’s new Office 365 cloud service will mean for Project 2010.  He also includes links to a great demo of how a project in Project Professional 2010 can be synchronized with Sharepoint 2010 task lists.
  • Jamie Gelbtuch and Conrado Morlan write about the risk of miscommunication in a global project team, in this month’s PMI Community Post.  Their anecdote about Helmut Kohl is funnier if you speak some German.
  • On a related topic, Thomas Cutting writes about communicating what matters.

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. He also holds the project management professional (PMP) designation, as well as professional designations in human resources and in benefits administration. 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.

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