Hi Everyone:

Here is my selection of items that have appeared on projectmanagement on the internet over the past week:

Canadian Firm UsesControversial Security Company on Afghanistan Project

SNC Lavalin are criticised for using company that isreported to engage in widespread bribery: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/905774–canada-backs-blacklisted-afghan-firm


US Federal CIOReveals IT Reform Strategy

Measures include a project management best practices portaland a technology fellows exchange programme with the private sector:  http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/enterprise-architecture/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228800041&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_All


Project ManagementMost Valued Skill in Gulf Countries

$1.7 Trillion in projects awarded in past two years:  http://www.ameinfo.com/251095.html


How To Earn PDU’s

Good article on the options available for Project ManagementProfessionals to earn Professional Development Units to maintain theircertification: http://www.cio.com.au/article/370376/prepare_pmp_exam_part_8_getting_recertified/


Angola Journalists ToBe Trained in Project Management

Interesting decision by the Angola News Agency: http://allafrica.com/stories/201012080139.html


Social Media MeansMore Project Collaboration

Social media is creating more transparency andaccountability in projects: http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/vizard/project-managers-need-to-lighten-up/?cs=44631


Tale of ProjectManagement Politics in Canada’s DND

Management difficulties in huge DND project: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/canada/CAUGHT+CROSSFIRE/3944892/story.html


Concerns Over ITProject Management Skills Shortages in UK

Research shows 59 % of UK IT organisations understaffed: http://www.channelweb.co.uk/crn-uk/news/1930968/fear-mounts-skills-shortage


Project ManagementReplacing Cost Cutting As Key IT Skill

New report from Forresters says importance of projectmanagement skills increasing: http://www.computerworlduk.com/in-depth/it-business/3253291/cios-in-2011-the-it-roles-and-strategies-in-high-demand/


Successful VirtualTeams

Good advice on managing successful virtual teams: http://www.techjournalsouth.com/2010/12/six-lessons-for-creating-successful-virtual-teams-lesson-1/


IDC Ranks PPM Vendors

New report from IDC ranks project portfolio management vendors:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20101210005082/en/IDC-MarketScape-Expands-Project-Portfolio-Management-Vendor



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