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.