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 22 – 28. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
Angela Workman-Stark recounts how the Royal Canadian Mounted Police learned to manage and drive change, after initially failing.
Elizabeth Harrin reflects on a heat wave, re-purposed artifacts, and the laundry, all on her first day back to work from maternity leave.
Scott Berkun recaps chapter 8 of his book, “Making Things Happen,” on how to make good decisions as a project manager.
Bertrand Duperrin observes an interesting side effect: effective collaboration reduces the number of workers needed for success, thus killing jobs.
Cyndee Miller comments on a report from The Economist’s Intelligence Unit, sponsored by PMI, called “ Why Good Strategies Fail.”
Craig Brown suggests maybe we just need to simplify our strategy and focus on the main thing.
Will Kelly summarizes what has changed in PMBOK5, and what it means to those taking the PMP exam.
Glen Alleman offers some reading material on software cost estimating. Actually, it’s a whole reference shelf.
Gary Nelson warns that zombies may be invading our projects. But there’s a cure, and it doesn’t involve violence.
Ellen Gottesdiener explains how to manage scope as you discover requirements.
Martin Webster covers the basics of how to write a project plan.
Mike Griffiths considers the fine balance between planning away uncertainty, and executing away uncertainty.
Barbara Shannon tells us how to make people love our projects, by limiting the number of them.
Shim Marom raises the ethical question, “Are truthfulness and project management mutually exclusive?”
Neil Killick considers the ethics of letting his team fix bugs they didn’t create, at the expense of the work they’ve been asked to do.
Bruce Benson argues that your “best people” may not be the ones loudly finding fault with everyone else.
Andy Jordan addresses the question: how do you determine the value-add of your PMO?
J. LeRoy Ward notes some studies that indicate organizations with a lot of PMP holders tend to have more successful project outcomes.
John A. Byrne lists ten tough questions that interviewers at the Harvard Business School MBA program are asking applicants.
Jorge Valdés Garciatorres advocates the art of active listening.
Kerry Wills has some opinions on what makes for an effective EMail. Mostly, it’s brevity.
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