New PM Articles for the Week of October 4 – 10

New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 4 – 10, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • While the Prince2 project management methodology has caught on in the UK and much of Europe, North America has been slow to embrace what some perceive to be a British government standard.  Now, Canadian project management consulting and services firm SOMOS has announced that it has become the first organization in North America to receive the designation of Accredited Consulting Organization (ACO) for the PRINCE2 Project Management Methodology.
  • A new blog post on the Idhaya Engineering web page reviews Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene’s 2005 book, “Applied Software Project Management.”  If you’re interested, the book is available in both paperback and Kindle editions, via the IT Project Manager Book Store, on the upper right section (“Resources”) of this page.
  • Raghuram Putcha has posted part three of his series, “Ten Commandments for Large Business and IT Transformation. ” If you missed them, here are parts one and two.
  • Mark Gerow posted an interesting and highly technical article on using Sharepoint task lists for project management at a law firm.
  • Randy Tangco has a slightly whimsical take on the project charter.  He’s already got several interesting comments.
  • Ty Kiisel writes about “the change challenge” all practicing IT project managers face.
  • Pam Stanton writes about ways to exert influence without authority by proving “paths of least resistance.”
  • Mike Wojcik writes in CIO about the growing commoditization of IT services via SaaS.


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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.