New PM Articles for the Week of December 13 – 19

New project management articles published on the web during the week of December 13 – 19, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Joseph Flahiff writes about scope management in Agile projects, and the difference between project management and product management.
  • Clifton Hill reports on a presentation given by outgoing PMI President Greg Balestrero, where he stressed the need for excellence in project management of socially conscious and “green” projects.
  • Linda Tucci writes about lighter-weight SaaS project management applications, and how they fit in with the future predicted by the recent Gartner Group 2011 prediction report on project and portfolio management.
  • For those Linux users out there, Jack Germain does a quick review of three “primo” open source project management applications.
  • PMI’s Career Central offers an inside look at an advanced project manager’s resume, with comments from a career coach and a senior managing consultant at
  • Dave Nielsen writes about enterprise risk management, and how an organization’s appetite for risk is related to the “best practices” espoused in the PMBOK.
  • Dick Billows offers his insights into creating a work breakdown structure, and admits that micro-management works some of the time (but not most of the time).
  • Brad Egelend offers his list of what you should cover in the kickoff meeting, in parts one and two.


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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.