New PM Articles for the Week of September 20 – 26

New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 20-26, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Andy Makar offers five actions for PMO’s to help project managers, and five actions for project managers to help PMO’s on his Tactical Project Management Blog.
  • PMI has recognized Brenau University as a Registered Education Provider for their on-line MBA in Project Management program.
  • Ann All writes in her blog on IT Business Edge about the ITIL initiative at Cook Children’s Health System in Ft. Worth, Texas.
  • Loraine Lawson writes about a recent survey that identified integration as the top issue for improving project management.  She also includes a link to a summary report.
  • Demetrios Gianniris offers ten sure-fire ways to ensure project failure.  Uh, thanks, Dude.
  • Mark Chagaris posts an extract from an article written by Jason Scott.  Jason argues that too many organizations are re-branding their current “practices” under some new label, rather than embracing change.  Definitely worth the read, and Mark would like our comments.
  • Ben Snyder offers some suggestions for keeping stakeholders’ expectations realistic and the atmosphere collegial.
  • The PMI Community Post has a link to a special price for Cynthia Stackpole’s “A User’s Manual to the PMBOK Guide.”  During the month of October, PMI members will be able to buy the paperback edition for only $48.
  • Also in Community Post is a summary of an article by Susan L. Adams and Vittal Anantatmula on how self-identifying drives how an individual will contribute to a project team.  The article is in the September, 2010 issue of Project Management Journal.


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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.