New PM Articles for the Week of October 25 – 31

New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 25-31, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Cornelius Fichtner continues his series in CIO on taking the PMP examination.
  • Samad Aidane continues his series of podcast interviews with movers and shakers in the project management world in an interview with Intel’s Jeff Hodgkinson, about the results of his survey of the benefits and career value of the Program Management Professional credential.
  • Vitaly Dubravin debunks the idea that a fixed price project can cut costs, in parts one and two.
  • Abdullah Alkuwaiti suggests an improved formula for re-calculating your budget based on your risk management planning activities.
  • The TechAmerica foundation is calling for major reforms in the way the U.S. federal government conducts IT project management.
  • BeMo – Project Intelligence and SharkPro Software have teamed up to offer Microsoft’s Enterprise Project Management under a “Software as a Service” (SaaS) model.  Here’s the BeMoPro home page.
  • Dave Nielsen describes the role of the database architect in the project, and the database administrator after the system is in production, and offers a glimpse into the future of project management.
  • Gary Hamilton, Gareth Byatt, and Jeff Hodgkinson write about green project management.  Yup, Jeff is everywhere this week.
  • Ari Tikka talks up the benefits (!) of change resistance.
  • Jimi Fosdick offers suggestions on how to know when Scrum is appropriate.


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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.