What’s New?

March 13, 2017

My new book, The Data Conversion Cycle: A guide to migrating transactions and other records for system implementation teams, is finally available on Amazon.com in both Kindle format for $4.49 and paperback for $6.99. If you buy the paperback version, you can also buy the Kindle version for 99 cents in what Amazon calls “matchbook” pricing.

“As I read “The Data Conversion Cycle,” I kept thinking–I wished I had this book earlier in my career. Mr. Gordon does a splendid job of giving project teams and stakeholders the essential concepts and vocabulary for managing critical data conversion projects.” Harry Hall, “The Project Risk Coach.”

November 13, 2014

ToolsI’ve released my new e-Book, MS Project Hacks in PDF format, along with sample files for MS Project 2007 / 2010 and MS Project 2013, available for download in the new My Books top level menu. It’s a compilation and polishing of seven articles previously published here, along with various improvements suggested by readers just like you. So if you’ve ever wondered whether it was worth your time to leave me a comment or send me an EMail, the answer is yes!

October 5, 2014

The Data Conversion CycleI’ve created a new top level menu item, My Books. It contains pages for each of the books I’ve written or contributed to. The Data Conversion Cycle, which was previously a top level menu item of its own, is now a child of this item. Expect this section to grow over time, as the Archive has grown.

March 3, 2014

PMFlashBlog-Around-The-WorlAs a participant in PM FlashBlog 2014: Project Management Around the World, I was happy to post my contribution on my site. For links to the other posts that will appear over the next few weeks, click on the icon here or on the Home page.

December 23, 2013

ArchivesIn order to make it easier to browse through the content I’ve created for this blog, I created an archive. From the top level, you can select a general topic and see a list of relevant articles. I expect to continually add to this section, as I generate content. Any feedback on better ways to organize and access the content would be welcome!

December 15, 2013

Survey TakerIn preparation for 2014, I’m asking my readers to take part in a short survey. I want your thoughts on what you find most valuable here on The Practicing IT Project Manager web site, and what topics you want me to cover in the New Year.

I’ll publish the findings from the survey in January. Thanks for reading, and for sharing your thoughts!

December 6, 2013

I’ve made some recent updates to the blog that I hope will add some value to regular visitors.

  • Migrant Computer Worker StoreUpdates to the IT PM Bookstore: I’ve added a new section, called The Migrant Computer Worker Store. It includes a number of products that people who travel with a computer should find valuable. Nearly all of them are items I travel with, but as I get recommendations from other “road hogs,” I expect to add more products. I’ve also added several new titles to the bookstore itself, and linked to new versions of a number of works. To get there, just click the icon at the upper right. Note that I receive a small commission from Amazon on anything sold in the Bookstore.
  • Subscribe to the Blog via EMail: I did some analysis of the traffic to this site, and found that only about 12% of the views come from RSS feeds. As an alternative, I’ve added the capability to subscribe to the blog via EMail. You’ll be notified of new content when it’s posted, so you can just click on the link to read it.
  • PM FlashBlogPM FlashBlog 2013 e-Book is now available for download: Allen Ruddock compiled fifty of the seventy blogs posted in the PM FlashBlog on September 25, 2013. This global event was the first of it’s kind, with participation by project management bloggers all over the world. The subject we all wrote about was, “What Project Management Means to Me: A Project Manager’s Sermon.” If you’d like to peruse the posts without having to click on a whole lot of links, this is a convenient way to do it. Just click on the “Download” icon, below.
  • Share a post: I’ve added icons to make it easier to share a post you like. You can link to Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Facebook, Digg, Tumblr, Pinterest, or just plain old Email.

If you have any feedback on these changes, please leave me a comment on this page.

3 thoughts on “What’s New?

  1. Really loved your post on Penelope Trunk and also love your site. I am a simlar INTJ like you – but female so probably even more intolerable!
    As it turns out I am making a huge career shift into this line of work and couldnt be more thrilled with your blog. Thank you!!

  2. I’m glad you like the site, Carolynn. I hope it’s a useful resource as you make this career transition.

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