Hi Everyone:

Here is my selection of items that have appeared on theinternet on project management over the past three weeks – I hope that you willfind them of interest. Normally the blog is updated weekly but I have beeninvolved in another project over the past few weeks that you might want tocheck out:

https://impactofinformationsystemsonsociety.wordpress.com/

 

Build a great projectmanagement culture

For developing new leaders , build a great projectmanagement culture: http://www.thehindu.com/arts/books/article1536541.ece

 

Understanding projectmanagement processes and tools to drive success

Asks the question – what comes first, the processes or thetools? http://www.cio.com.au/article/380395/understanding_project_management_processes_tools_drive_success/

 

Failure’s secretsauce: poor project management

Argues VB technical errors usually due to poor projectmanagement: http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2011/03/16/wcovb_projectmgt.aspx

 

Project managers doit with diagrams

When a picture says a thousand words: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/23/visualisation_project_managers/

 

US Feds make projectmanagement progress

Federal agencies have been trying for some time now toimprove the success rate of their projects: http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/all/feds-make-project-management-progress/?cs=46040

 

Don’t doom a projectto meet a deadline

At Westminster College, we're implementinga new system for our Institutional Advancement (fund-raising and outreach)office:  http://www.zdnetasia.com/don-t-doom-a-project-to-meet-a-deadline-62207987.htm

 

Management tip:transitioning a project with ease

Taking a few minutes to create a checklist may help ease thetransfer of project management between employees, says Harvard Business Review:http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/features/management-tip-transitioningprojectease_528283.html

 

Banks are burstingtoo hire project managers

UK report: http://news.efinancialcareers.co.uk/newsandviews_item/newsItemId-30782

 

Keeping projectsponsors engaged

Suggestions for keeping project sponsors engaged andparticipating: http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/140890/keeping-project-sponsors-engaged

 

Create the timelineview in Microsoft Project 2010

Detailed project schedules are great, but when it comes tocommunicating major milestones, phases, or tollgates to customers, executives,and even the project team, simplicity is key: http://www.zdnetasia.com/create-the-timeline-view-in-microsoft-project-2010-62207818.htm

 

Why projects arecancelled for the wrong reason

A disproportionate large number of projects are cancelled bymanagement at 18 months: http://blogs.forbes.com/philmckinney/2011/03/10/why-projects-are-cancelled-for-the-wrong-reasons/

 

Learning from the oldbeans

Successful induction of project managers: http://www.management-issues.com/2011/3/22/opinion/learning-from-the-old-beans.asp

 

Peter

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