New PM Articles for the Week of August 16-22, 2010

New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 16-22, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Thomas Stevens posted an article for organizations thinking of using a project management consulting firm to help them implement a Project Management Office.
  • For those thinking of pursuing the CompTIA Project+ certification, Train Signal just released their first independent study course to prepare for the exam.
  • Don Sears suggest that IT folks with a mix of business and technical skills will be highly sought after in the coming years.
  • While we’re on the subject, Erik Eckel posts the TechRepublic list of the top ten IT certifications for 2010.  Erik has definite slant toward small and medium-sized businesses.
  • In response to Erik’s post, Ann All posted her take on the same subject, based on a survey of job postings on Dice.  Ann is more focused on Fortune 500 IT organizations, and her comments reflect that orientation.
  • Howard Belfor, Director of Training for ADT Security, offers some excellent advice on managing and migrating aging security systems that can be applied to just about any IT solution.
  • Bob Lewis responds to a question about evidence-based decision making with his guidelines on project task timelines.  He’s got an interesting point of view.
  • Ron Taylor, former President of the PMI chapter in Washington, D.C. writes about nurturing trust.


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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.