New PM Articles for the Week of November 8 – 14

New project management articles published on the web during the week of November 8 – 14, 2010. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:

  • Kevin Aguanno raises an interesting point for those managing projects in some Third World countries: maybe there are circumstances where you should pay bribes.
  • Think you’ve seen some interesting project management challenges? Bart Perkins reports on the successful delivery of IT support for the first World Equestrian Games held outside Europe.
  • Cornelius Fichtner posted part four of his series on preparing for the PMP exam: study materials! He even makes some recommendations for free online resources.
  • Neville Carson reports on social media as a possible project management tool.
  • Dr. Lynda Bourne writes about the cultural dimension of stakeholder management. Good news – the book she refers to, “Culture, Leadership, and Organizations,” by Robert House is available on Google Books. Bad news – it’s over 800 pages.
  • Bob Lewis asks whether you see your business as an organism, a mechanism, or an ecosystem. Think about it for a moment, and then click here to read what he has to say about each.
  • An article posted on the Career Central page on the PMI website addresses sexism in IT project management.  This is a problem that impacts the whole profession, not just the women: when our star performers leave, we all lose.
  • Michael Young explores David Berlo’s classic model of communication (source / message / channel / receiver) and what it means for project managers.
  • Dejan Kosutic explains why business continuity planning should be driven and defined by the business, and disaster recovery planning should be driven and led by IT.
  • Michael Taylor suggests ten tips for better project meetings.
  • Gary Hamilton, Gareth Byatt, and Jeff Hodgkinson are back with their suggestions on managing a virtual project team.


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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.