New PM Articles for the Week of February 28 – March 6

New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 28 – March 6, 2011.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • In case you missed it, here’s a link to the PMI press release on their new Agile certification for project management practitioners.
  • Elizabeth Harrin skips out on this week of her Villanova course, “Maximizing IS/IT Team Effectiveness,” but manages to review “The Success Healthcheck for IT Projects.”  Enjoy your holiday!
  • Did you read Bas de Baar’s post on “temporary tribes” last week?  Good – now he’s writing about social cues, trust, tags, communication, and filters.  And identity.  I read it twice.
  • Good news!  A survey by staffing and services agency TekSystems indicates that IT salaries should rise in 2011, due to an increase in (wait for it!) new projects.
  • Ted Hardy writes about the HiPPO.  Not the “hippopotamus,” but the “highest paid person’s opinion.”  Read on, and try not to think of anyone specific …
  • Ray Wang writes about the four personas of the next-generation CIO.  And the four personas are based on four different “I” words in the middle of the title.  Interesting insight into how IT budgets will be allocated in the near future.
  • Bert Heymans likes to conduct interviews of the people he’s going to work with when he begins a new project, and he shares his favorite interview questions.
  • Gareth Byatt, Gary Hamilton, Jeff Hodgkinson, and Brian Grafsgaard are four of the five hundred or so credentialed Program Management Professionals, and they address the question, “Is the PgMP credential right for me?”
  • While we’re on the subject, Derek Huether did a little analysis of the PMI membership and credential statistics.  The trends are interesting.
  • Terry Doerscher extols the virtues of Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee’s style of Kung Fu) as applied to project management.  Personally, I prefer Judo – a good manager knows how to use his opponent’s weight against him.
  • Todd Williams expounds on the reasons change fails to “stick.”
  • Chuck Morton has been posting a series on The Project Manager’s Cycle.  This week, he writes about reviewing risks and mitigation actions.
  • Frank Saladis has far too much time on his hands.  “The Project Manager Blues,” safe for work, but not the way to win any arguments about whether project managers are cooler than programmers.

Enjoy!  And I’ll “see” you at the Project Management Telesummit!

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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. He also holds the project management professional (PMP) designation, as well as professional designations in human resources and in benefits administration. 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.