New PM Articles for the Week of August 9-15, 2010

New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 9-15, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Ashish Nadkarni writes in the E-Commerce Times about using an IT project-tracking database to keep key people in the loop.
  • Mark Healy writes in the Globe and Mail that great project managers evolve from great managers.
  • Ron Rosenhead offers 8 golden rules for effective project management meetings.
  • Stephen McCurry writes about project management for photographers – no kidding!
  • Nicola Thorp responds to a question from an unemployed project manager in the UK about the potential value of Prince2 certification in her job search.  It’s a good response for job hunters in North America, too.
  • Chris Kanaracus writes in Businessweek about the ERP implementation difficulties that have led Superior Industries International to delay filing their second quarter results.
  • Patricia Ensworth offers 100 questions for a successful outsourcing engagement, in CIO Magazine.  The questions are asked from the point of view of four roles – Entrepreneur, Technology Partner, Team Captain, and Guru – across four phases: Initiating, Planning, Executing, and Closing.  This article is a keeper!
  • Samad Aidane posted an interview with Neal Whitten on his website, Guerilla Project Management.  Well worth hearing Neal on the need for leadership in project management.
  • Preparing to take the PMP Certification exam?  Keith Mathis tells you what to expect.


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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.