Hi Everyone:

Here is my selection of project management news from the past week. Please feel free to respond with any comments or suggestions for the blog that you might have:

 

Missile Project Hampered By Poor Management

Example of poor project management from Australia: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/26/3077789.htm?section=justin

 

The One Management Demand That Makes Projects Late Time After Time

Interesting blog piece that examines how companies manage projects: http://www.businessreviewcanada.ca/blogs/manufacturing-talk/one-management-demand-guarantees-projects-will-be-late-time-after-time

 

Five New Years Resolutions For Your Project Management Career

The key is to think about what the business needs: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9198300/5_New_Year_s_resolutions_for_your_project_management_career

 

From The People’s Daily: Managing Project Management

Comparison of project management in China and India from China’s People’s Daily: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90778/90860/7213809.html

 

Project Management: Death by Deliverables

From TechRepublic, concern with the focus on “deliverables” in project management: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/tech-manager/?p=4837

 

Five Questions To Ask IT Before a Project Kicks Off

Advice for practitioners that should be useful for project managers: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/71324.html?wlc=1291047854

 

Secret to Success is Building a Strong Team

From the Globe and Mail – importance of focusing on soft skills: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/managing/on-the-job/secret-to-success-is-building-a-strong-team/article1814067/

 

One in Eight IT Projects Succeed: What Can We Learn From the Other Seven

Examines the reasons for failure of a number of IT related projects: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/29/pm_it_failure/

 

How Project Portfolio Management Fits Into IT Governance

How are IT governance decisions are made: http://advice.cio.com/neil_stolovitsky/14605/how_project_portfolio_management_ppm_fits_into_it_governance

 

New Model Can Help Predict IT Project Success

New decision making model from Sweden: http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/all/new-model-can-help-predict-it-project-success/?cs=44420

 

Peter

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