Welcome to the October/November 2009 edition of the Carnival of Project Management. Lots of good links for your entertainment, including one from Anticlue. Yey, healthcare IT!
Josh Nankivel presents How Do You Define Project Management To Your Friends? posted at pmStudent.com, saying, “This one generated a lot of comments and discussion.” I’m not surprised. Got to love pmStudent.
nissim ziv presents Project Management Interview Questions and Answers posted at Job Interview Guide, saying, “This article provides wide-ranging project management interview questions and answers for the project manager (PMO) as well as for the product manager position.”
Karine Simard presents Project management is about humans, not processes posted at Go Ahead, Manage, saying, “We must never forget that there would be no project without the people that make up the team.” Yep, have to agree.
Steve Phillips presents ERP Project Failure: The Organization Is More Than Partially To Blame posted at Street Smart ERP, saying, “This blogs challenges much of the failed conventional wisdom of how to run a successful ERP project or any other large scale business software implementation. The focus is on the business case for more internal project ownership, specific strategies to control your own destiny, mitigate project risks, do more on your own and successfully manage software consultants and vendors.”
CA presents Guide to successfully delivering IT projects posted at Atlantic Canada’s Small Business Blog, saying, “We put man on the moon. We are setting up international space stations. The planes that Boeing and Airbus make keep thousands of lives safe in the air. But we can’t get software to work consistently. Instead of analyzing failure causes, let me share with you my observations on why projects succeed. Perhaps if we do more of what works, project success rate might go up.”
Elyse Nielsen presents Taming Chaotic Project Management – 8 Training Tips for how to develop project schedules posted at Anticlue, saying, “One of the key drivers to success is a successfully developed project schedule. How to develop a project schedule is a great skill which all project managers need to master. Let’s discuss some of the coaching tips which can help a new pm in a chaotic project management environment.”
Darwin presents 9 Great Project Management Tools and Tips posted at Darwin’s Finance, saying, “A practical and actionable list of Project Management tips and best practices that you can immediately implement in your work and leadership style.” Nothing radical here, but general common sense stuff.
And one of my own articles about stakeholder management made it into the Wellingtone Project Management newsletter, which you can read here.
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