Here is a collection of articles that I have found of interestover the past week. Comments are welcome!

 

Project Status Reporting

My friend George Gorsline raises issues about the Red AmberGreen approach to project reporting and provides good advice on its effectiveapplication. http://www.itworldcanada.com/news/not-seeing-red-maybe-you-should-be/141366

 

The Best Apps for Construction Management

This is a useful list of apps for the iPhone and iPad forthose of you in the construction sector: http://www.softwareadvice.com/articles/construction/the-best-construction-management-apps-for-the-iphone-and-ipad-1082510/

 

Agile Project Management Tools

A good discussion on agile from Rick Freedman on TechRepublic:http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/tech-manager/?p=4271

 

Risk Management in a Six Sigma Project

This article discusses project risk management using theexample of a six sigma project: http://www.sixsigmaiq.com/Columnarticle.cfm?externalID=2992&ColumnID=14

 

An Introduction To Prince 2

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Prince2 projectmanagement methodology, Sumantha Dutta provides a good introduction: http://www.helium.com/items/1931658-understanding-the-prince2-project-management-methodology

 

Canadian Government Issues in Icebreaker Project

Interesting issues arising with budget control of thegovernment’s project to construct military icebreaker ships for use in theCanadian north: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/08/25/navy-ships-arctic.html

 

Tom’s Planner: Free Beta Available till Sunday 29thAugust

Tom’s Planner is an online project management tool that manyof you will find useful and it is available as a free beta, usable for the nextyear only until Sunday – check out a review at: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2010/08/24/toms-planner-prepares-to-come-out-of-beta-pricing-plans-revealed/

 

Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 ERP

Comparison of large vs. Smaller ERP systems that those ofyou who are close to ERP systems will find useful: http://blog.technologyevaluation.com/blog/2010/08/26/big-erp-vs-tier-2-erp-%E2%80%93-is-the-gap-in-functionality-as-big-as-it-appears/

 

Career Advice for IT Workers

Advice for people working in IT at all stages of theircreers by Mary Brandel at Computerworld – says that project management skillshave been neglected in the past:  http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS363622934120100823

 

Six Sigma at Crown Equipment

Good case study of six sigma: http://www.reliableplant.com/Read/26209/six-sigma-crown-equipment

 

PMI Project of The Year Finalists Announced

This week the PMI announced their selection of projects thatwill be the finalists for Project of the Year: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pmi-project-of-the-year-finalists-to-share-insights-best-practices-at-pmi-global-congress-2010—north-america-101467654.html

 

Comments Welcome
 
Peter 


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