New PM Articles for the Week of October 11 – 17

New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 11 – 17, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Rebecca Porterfield compares adopting and sticking with Agile to quitting smoking.  Waterfall development is a tough habit to break!
  • Jessie Warner offers four keys to project integration management: buy-in, a plan of attack, trade-offs, and learning from mistakes and successes.
  • Andrew Charlesworth reports that software developer jobs are picking up in the UK, at the expense of business analysts and project managers.
  • Bill Goodwin writes in Computer Weekly about a study that aims to re-evaluate the way organizations manage and measure the success of IT projects.
  • Chris Chambliss and William Yarberry extol the virtues of agility and flexibility in tweaking your organization’s project management methodology.
  • Larry Albert writes in Government Computer News about what agile software development can do.
  • Antony Savvas reports in ComputerWorld UK that the British government spends over 600 million pounds each year on ineffective IT and project management.
  • George Huhn suggests that funding only the highest value projects in a portfolio won’t necessarily give you the optimum return on your investment.
  • An anonymous contributor to the CIO blogs writes eloquently about why SaaS vendors and buyers need to care about API’s.  (Next time, take credit for your work!)


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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.