The Software Extension to the PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition is now available. According to the PMI web site, “This standard, developed by PMI jointly with IEEE Computer Society, provides guidance on the management of software development projects, and bridges the gap between the traditional, predictive approach described in the PMBOK and iterative approaches such as agile more commonly used in software development.” ® Guide
“This groundbreaking work … draws upon the wisdom of programmers, IT professionals, and working project managers from around the globe. Designed to be used in tandem with the latest edition of the
PMBOK® Guide, this comprehensive volume closely follows the PMBOK® Guide’s approach to style, structure, and naming, while providing readers a balanced view of methods, tools, and techniques for managing software projects across the life cycle continuum from highly predictive life cycles to highly adaptive life cycles.”
If you are a current PMI member, you can download a complimentary PDF copy
here. Scroll down to the PMI Standards Extensions section and expand the section related to the Software Extension. If you’re not a member, or you just want a paper copy, you can order it here. The price for non-members is $52.95. PMI members get a 20% discount.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 12 – 18. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
Tim Lister and Tom DeMarco have published the third edition of their classic, “Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams.”
Here’s an excerpt.
Elizabeth Harrin reviews Pernille Eskerod and Anna Lund Jepsen’s book, “Project Stakeholder Management.”
Craig Brown reports from the second LAST conference, including lessons learned.
Derek Huether shares a quote from Dennis Stevens, delivered at the Agile 2013 conference.
Samad Aidane interviews Cornelius Fichtner on how to achieve the PMI-ACP credential.
Glen Alleman identifies the real root cause of IT project failure: failing to base all budgeting on the desired capabilities.
Mike Griffiths gives his take on the methodology wars.
Kailash Awati consider how a decision support system is used in Cricket, and by extension, how they should be used in business.
Bertrand Duperrin considers two approaches to designing a digital workplace.
Shim Marom examines the recent Queensland Health payroll project mega-failure, and suggests it might be about escalation of commitment.
Kevin Korterud has some tips for your first global project.
Kenneth Darter shares some tips for crafting a useful project charter.
Andy Jordan looks at strategies for requirements management.
Scott Berkun explains how to manage multiple stakeholders.
Martin Webster notes that there is more than one approach to building relationships at work.
Bernardine Douglas hits the high points of recovering troubled projects.
Bruce Benson explains why we should plan to fail. Also known as planning for contingencies, in case you thought he was kidding.
Kerry Wills and his brother climbed Mount Washington, and found a metaphor for project management. Wonder who dropped it?
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New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 29 – August 4. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
Esther Derby thinks the key to making teams of specialists work together is T-shaped people.
Glenn Alleman gives his best rebuttal yet to the #NoEstimates movement.
Jesse Fewell: “A key reason for estimating work is to discover throughput constraints, before the work begins.”
Elizabeth Harrin interviews six women who returned to work after maternity leave, and finds that it isn’t always easy.
Cheri Baker recommends that you fall in love with your job again. Or, take a week to not give a S*#t, if that works better.
Shawn Kent Hayashi has a radical idea: criticism is a form of collaboration.
Bertrand Duperrin observes that advanced analytics both support change and drive change.
Peter Tarhanidis shares ten design principles we should use in preparing change management plans.
Tristan Wember defines the RACI matrix, and how it should be used.
Ian Webster illustrates how risk management strategies apply to roulette.
Conrado Morlan addresses the needs of Generation Y in recording lessons learned.
Bruce Benson notes that the customer needs you to say “no” from time to time.
Martin Webster gets down to basics with the project communication plan.
Zyma Arsalan shares an anecdote on a key project risk: poor quality of communication and collaboration.
Shim Marom quotes “The Godfather,” to illustrate the idea that bad news needs to be communicated immediately.
John Reiling explains the difference between production management and project management, and how they are intertwined.
Scott Berkun lists some facts and myths about remote work.
Robert Bell asks if you could manage projects from an office in your home? Sure, I’ve done it for years …
Mike Griffiths does a comparison of the PRINCE2 and PMBOK approaches to managing projects.
John Carroll reflects on how project managers need to master both the Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine) aspects of leadership.
Delwyn Ooi makes the point that the key to controlling your project control lies in controlling stakeholders, expectations, and team.
Kerry Wills has a new book out, “Applying Guiding Principles of Effective Program Delivery.” He advocates taking a “consultative approach.”
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