Welcome to The Practicing IT Project Manager! This site was created as a resource for project managers, program managers, business analysts, and portfolio managers, including those who work in IT departments, those who work for IT solution vendors, and those who offer their services as consultants.  Students are welcome, but the focus will be on information of value to practitioners of the craft of project management.

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About Dave

Dave GordonDave Gordon is an experienced portfolio, program, and project manager, now retired.  He managed human capital management transformation projects for global firms, and over a career of more than 30 years, he worked in nearly every IT discipline, for a variety of organizations. He managed software development projects, SaaS, ERP and other packaged software implementations, and business process outsourcing projects in over 20 states, four Canadian provinces, Australia, Spain, and the UK.  You can still contact him at: davegordon@practicingitpm.com.

Dave holds a BS in Business and an MS in Information Technology, specializing in Project Management.  He held the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential, the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) credential, the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credential, the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) credential, and the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) credential, all now lapsed.

In retirement, Dave has more time to enjoy woodworking and wildlife and landscape photography, and playing guitar, dobro, mandolin, violin, banjo, and piano.  Dave and his wife, Lien, an accomplished water color artist and crafter, split their time between homes in Las Vegas, Nevada and Vancouver, Washington.

22 thoughts on “About

  1. I noticed some of my articles that were nicely summarized here. Thanks for the acknowledgement and love the summaries and links you provide!

    -Don Kim

  2. Thank you for making my posts (AgileScout) a part of your offering to the community. I get to learn from your links to other posts and enjoy them.


  3. Hi Dave,

    This is a very helpful, consolidated source of project articles (especially to discover other useful sites). Thanks for taking the time to put it together.


  4. Dave,

    I wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks for sharing the articles and resources through The Practicing IT Project Manager including some of my articles from PM South.


  5. Harry, thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience, through the articles and videos you publish on PM South and AITS.

  6. Dave,

    Thanks for sharing some of the articles on ProProjectManager.com on PracticingITPM.com.

    I enjoy reading your article roundups and look forward to the next post.


  7. Hi Dave, Thanks for including a link to my latest Communique on the need to ask the right questions to get people talking, especially in a virtual world. I appreciate being included in your excellent round-up of insightful articles.

    Regards, Nancy Settle-Murphy (Guided Insights)

  8. Hi Nancy,

    Since you write about topics of great interest to project managers, and you do it so well, I expect to link to more of your posts in the future – thanks for making such a valuable contribution!

  9. You are providing a wealth of information that serves as a handy resource to me. I’m signing up to to be notified of new posts by email.

    Mark Jansen, PMP

  10. Sorry for the second post – correcting my email address to receive the updates.
    Mark Jansen, PMP

  11. Hi Dave.

    Thanks for your continued diligence in sharing project management articles and videos. I always enjoy reading your summary and learning from other bloggers.

    Harry Hall, PMP, PMI-RMP
    The Project Risk Coach

  12. Hi Harry, thanks for producing such useful and actionable content at The Project Risk Coach! I’m always glad to see your next post.

  13. Hi Tarryn-Leigh,

    I create all of the content, other than the curated material I link to and a few stellar guest posts from friends, but thanks for the offer.

  14. This is great and I have used the stop light formulas before with success. I know am working with MS Project 2016 and cannot get the formula to calculate properly. Has anyone had success with stop light formulas for Project 2016. If so please share. Thank You

  15. Hi Bob,

    I use the stoplight formula and the others described in these articles and my book, MS Project Hacks, in MS Project 2016 with several active projects. Try exporting your project to Excel and analyze your data by eye.

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