Hi Everybody:

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


How To Become aProject Manager

Useful guide to what it takes: http://www.computerworlduk.com/how-to/careers/3247197/how-to-become-a-project-manager/


Boosting Your Timeand Project Management Skills

Says project management is all about people skills: http://www.processor.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles/P3223/15bp23/15bp23.asp&guid=


How To Say No

Good advice for project managers on something that can bedifficult: http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/126570/how-say-no-nicely-a-tip-project-managers


NegotiationStrategies for IT Project Managers

Helpful practical tips on project negotiations – not justfor IT project managers: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/tech-manager/?p=4701


Issues and Challengesof Scandinavian Software Development Outsourcing

May be of interest to many of you IT folks – major study: http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=530394&Itemid=30


Product Review:Better Means, a Democratic, Open Approach To Teamwork

From TNW and worth a look: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2010/11/04/try-this-better-means-a-democratic-open-approach-to-teamwork/


IT Skills: Firms MustWarm to Training Even in a Cold Economic Climate

Including project management skills: http://www.silicon.com/management/cio-insights/2010/11/02/it-skills-firms-must-warm-to-training-even-in-a-cold-economic-climate-39746539/


Podcast: SuccessfulIT Management relies on Right People in Right Jobs

From Federal News Radio: http://www.federalnewsradio.com/index.php?nid=17&sid=2106224


The Buck Stops WithProgram Managers

Argues for greater accountability and empowerment: http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/1110/110510an1.htm


Why IT Metrics Are LikePiecrust

Tips on creating effective metrics for It projects:  http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/all/why-it-metrics-are-like-piecrust/?cs=44080



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