Hi Everybody:

Here is my selection of project management items that haveappeared on the internet over the past week:

New iPad ApplicationFor PMP Exam Study

Called “What is PMP”, helps users study for their PMPexamination: http://www.benzinga.com/press-releases/11/02/p837880/new-ipad-application-for-pmp-certification-exam-enters-apple-store

 

Women Take Lead inHousing Project

Describe “different tone” in YWCA housing project: http://www.issaquahpress.com/2011/02/01/women-take-the-lead-on-ywca-housing-project/

 

Interview With USFederal Govt. CIO Vivek Kundra

Describes project management challenges of the job: http://www.cio.com.au/article/375082/toughest_cio_gig_planet_/

 

Mismanagement, Costand Schedule Problems Plague Immigration System Upgrade

Transfer to paperless system in US faces challenges: http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110204_3279.php?oref=topstory

 

PMI PublishesRecommendations For Expat Talent

Recommends effort to look after mental health: http://www.thegrapevinemagazine.com/?newsid=3658

 

White House Pushes ITProject Reviews Government Wide

Use TechStat to keep projects on track: http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/info-management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=229202281&subSection=News

 

Project Managementand Timesheets

Description of environment where timesheet completionreduced time available for project work: http://blogs.computerworld.com/17744/and_isnt_that_what_managements_really_all_about

 

IT Needs To PracticeWhat It Preaches

Argues for ensuring proper processes are adhered to in ITprojects: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9208459/Bart_Perkins_When_it_comes_to_its_own_systems_IT_needs_to_practice_what_it_preaches

 

Probe Into South AfricanPipeline Project

Will look at cost overruns and delays in Transnet project: http://www.southafrica.info/news/business/355386.htm

 

Dispute Over ScottishTrams Project Report

Accused of failing to apply rigour to analysis of projectgovernance: http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/markets-economy/audit-scotland-denies-that-report-on-government-s-role-in-trams-fiasco-is-misleading-1.1083589

 

Is Iraq Next BigMiddle East Construction Boom

UK report says will be need for project managers: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/93c4be90-3302-11e0-9a61-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1DN6R8ENi

 

Project ManagementFocus in Nigeraia Elections

High cost of projects cited: http://allafrica.com/stories/201102020413.html

 

National DigitalArchive Over Budget (US)

Due to “persisting project management troubles”: http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/info-management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=229202284&subSection=News

 

The Paperless Office

Great series of articles on making your office paperless: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2011/02/the-total-digital-office-part-3-advanced-paperless-tactics

 

BBC Mismanaged DigitalMedia Initiative Project

Designed to improve efficiency and save money – cost millions:http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/feb/01/bbc-it-audit-office

 

Peter

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