New PM Articles for the Week of August 2-8, 2010

New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 2-8, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Dr. Lynda Bourne writes that value is in the eye of the stakeholder.
  • Ty Kiisel posted an article relating teaching fly fishing to teaching project skills.
  • The Project Management Podcast has a couple of book review interviews this week, courtesy of the Los Angeles chapter of PMI.  I dare you to listen to Cornelius Fichtner’s intro without thinking of Roddy McDowell!
  • Sometimes, projects have to be terminated.  Kiron Bondale talks about closing out a project marked for an early end.
  • announced a new release of their SaaS offering, which now includes extensive resource management features.
  • Michael Taylor writes about systems (or “strategic”) thinking in project management.
  • John Reiling offers seven tips toward a more effective virtual team.
  • Thursday Bram has a nice article about web2Project, the open source project management solution.
  • Lonnie Pacelli has a cautionary tale about the consequences of not involving the right people from the beginning.
  • Thomas Stevens writes about the reasons management might have for adding an external project management consultant to a project team.
  • Dr. Cynthia West has an interesting article on the rise of SaaS project and portfolio management solutions.


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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. 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.