New project management articles published on the web during the week of November 15 – 21, 2010. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Michael Young writes about effective sponsors, and the relationship between project manager and project sponsor.
- Jim Vaughan asks, do you manage your projects by data, or by information?
- Samad Aidane interviews Bipin Shah, CEO of Kovair Software, about their experience integrating several tools to provide a software development and IT life cycle management environment for a top global IT services firm, based in India. A project to develop a global project management suite! About 35 minutes.
- Petrus Keyter offers ten steps to a high quality project communications plan.
- More project managers are using SharePoint to support team collaboration, but Shane O’Neill says the users don’t get it: you don’t have to Email files back and forth any more.
- Organizational / industrial sociologist Dr. Martin Hahn explains the cultural context of organizations. A must-read for anyone working with a diverse team.
- Paul Krill reports that CollabNet is now offering a hosted version of their ScrumWorks Pro software for agile software development projects.
- Bill Krebs lists some interesting new tools that simulate a visual environment for teams that aren’t co-located. The most interesting to me was Team Space, which allows you to create a virtual office suite and conference rooms.
- Ben Snyder argues that your biggest risk is poor project management, and offers a five-part prescription for dealing with it.
- Glen Alleman asks, what does done look like for being a credible project manager?
- Dick Billows describes three broad models for the project management office, and when each might be the best approach for an organization.