New PM Articles for the Week of January 3 – 9

New project management articles published on the web during the week of January 3 – 9, 2011.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Neville Carson writes about universal access to a self-correcting knowledge base (Wikipedia?) and its ramifications for project management.
  • Project management trainers ESI, Inc. assembled a “global panel of consultants and senior executives” to identify the top ten project management trends for 2011.  No real surprises, but well worth the read.
  • Raed Haddad lists seven common mistakes CIO’s make in managing their project managers.
  • Still confused about earned value management?  Well, Robert Kelly shares what might be the world’s clearest example, in order to exercise all eight of the most common earned value equations.
  • Elizabeth Harrin summarizes a research report from the IPA Institute on the difference between success and failure in industrial projects.
  • Derek Heuther invokes gingerbread men and women, foxes, leprechauns, small children, and a post card from Irvine to make a point about stakeholder management.  Hey, I don’t make this stuff up, I just provide links to it!
  • When I was just a lad, Sheb Wooley wrote a song about a “one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater.”  More recently, Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote a book about Black Swans, which are highly improbably events (rather than highly improbable novelty songs).  Now, Robert Prieto has written about black swan risks in program management.  And the beat goes on …

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. 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.