New PM Articles for the Week of November 15 – 21

New project management articles published on the web during the week of November 15 – 21, 2010.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Michael Young writes about effective sponsors, and the relationship between project manager and project sponsor.
  • Jim Vaughan asks, do you manage your projects by data, or by information?
  • Samad Aidane interviews Bipin Shah, CEO of Kovair Software, about their experience integrating several tools to provide a software development and IT life cycle management environment for a top global IT services firm, based in India.  A project to develop a global project management suite!  About 35 minutes.
  • Petrus Keyter offers ten steps to a high quality project communications plan.
  • More project managers are using SharePoint to support team collaboration, but Shane O’Neill says the users don’t get it: you don’t have to Email files back and forth any more.
  • Organizational / industrial sociologist Dr. Martin Hahn explains the cultural context of organizations.  A must-read for anyone working with a diverse team.
  • Paul Krill reports that CollabNet is now offering a hosted version of their ScrumWorks Pro software for agile software development projects.
  • Bill Krebs lists some interesting new tools that simulate a visual environment for teams that aren’t co-located.  The most interesting to me was Team Space, which allows you to create a virtual office suite and conference rooms.
  • Ben Snyder argues that your biggest risk is poor project management, and offers a five-part prescription for dealing with it.
  • Glen Alleman asks, what does done look like for being a credible project manager?
  • Dick Billows describes three broad models for the project management office, and when each might be the best approach for an organization.


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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.

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