Welcome to the April/May 2010 edition of carnival of project management. I’m a bit behind – you should have had this on Monday, but it was a bank holiday here.
My favourite submission this time comes from Elyse Nielsen: Balancing the Constraints posted at Anticlue, saying, “One of the key components is to exploit the constraints to achieve the desired benefits. This post provides a process to do that using the Theory of Constraints.”
Gilda Bonanno presents Public Speaking – What’s Your Point? posted at Gilda Bonanno’s blog, saying, “Public Speaking is an essential success skill for any project manager. If you are an expert, but can’t communicate that expertise, you will hit a roadblock in your careers success. This post provides tips to ensure that the point of your presentation is clear to your audience, whether you’re presenting to your project team, executive sponsor or potential customers.”
ioventuresinc.com presents Command and Control Management posted at HR Blog | A Human Resource Blog from BambooHR, saying, “A look at micromanagement and how it effects productivity. The command and control management system may not be the best way to get the most out of your employees.”
Geoff Crane presents I Second That Emotion posted at Papercut Edge, saying, “Hi there! I write about project management; specifically the human side of it. I came across Blog Carnival and thought this might be something of value to you. Cheers! Geoff. ” Thanks, Geoff!
SpiKe presents Does Work/Life Balance Really Exist? posted at Part-Time Wage Slave. I don’t find the arguments in this post particularly clear, but work/life balance is a topic worth discussing further.
Utpal Vaishnav presents A Path-Goal Based Approach That May Take Your Project Leadership Repertoire To The Next Level posted at Utpal Vaishnav.
And finally, here are two links that I have picked out for you:
A video on YouTube from Cheetah Learning about getting your project management qualifications, and is quite funny. Although I’m sure there is more to becoming rich than just taking a course.
And an article on the PMI website, about how to position yourself as an expert, including some advice from me!
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of project management using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.7/05/2010