Hi Everybody:

Here is my pick of the items that have appeared on theinternet about project management over the past week:

 

IBM Wins Award ForIts PMO

IBM wins an award from PM Solutions and the PMI’s ProgramManagement Office Specific Interest Group for its results in project managementworldwide: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ibm-wins-project-management-office-of-the-year-award-2010-09-08?reflink=MW_news_stmp

 

Project ManagerOnline Introduces New Version of Desktop Project Plan Software

Features easy to use compatibility features with MicrosoftProject: http://enterpriseapplications.cbronline.com/news/project-manager-online-introduces-new-version-of-desktop-project-plan-software_080910

 

Nigeria PlacesNational Emphasis on Solid Project Management Practices

The Nigerian budget office has put its weight behind theadoption of international standards in PM: http://www.tribune.com.ng/index.php/news/10627-budget-office-supports-project-management-practice

 

PMI Global Congress2011 In Dublin

The PMI has opened registrations for its 2011 GlobalCongress which will be held in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. I expect thatthis will be a popular location: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/108421

 

New PMI WebsiteLaunched

The PMI have a new website which they say will have freshcontent and improved access to products and services: http://newsblaze.com/story/2010090909020300001.pnw/topstory.html

 

Project ManagementSurvey: Business Lacking Integrated Systems For Project Management

Only 11 % of CEO/COOs and project managers are veryconfident of their ability to efficiently manage business critical projectsefficiently, and lack integrated systems to manage projects according to arecent survey: http://www.itp.net/581713-businesses-lacking-integrated-systems-for-project-management-says-survey

 

Estimating and AgileProject Management

A discussion on the issues in estimating for projects withinAgile Project Management: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/tech-manager/?p=4357

 

New IPhone App HelpsYou Study For PMP Examination

Flashcards app helps you learn the PMI PMBOK: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/090710-new-iphone-app-helps-project.html

 

New Tool For CreatingGANTT Charts

Argued to have a very intuitive user interface: http://www.readwriteweb.com/biz/2010/09/build-project-management-gantt-charts-with-gantto.php

 

New BrunswickGovernment To Take Legal Action on Failed Projects

Says projects completed in 2007 and 2008 were not up to par:http://nbbusinessjournal.canadaeast.com/journal/article/1211932

 

Insuring Against SAPProject Failures

Article highlights that Safeguarding First SAP failureinsurance is only on technical issues – not human or organisational ones: http://searchsap.techtarget.com/news/2240022369/SAP-Safeguarding-Can-it-limit-SAP-project-failures

 

Vietnamese ProjectManager Charged With Accepting Bribe

Project concerned topped list of 10 worst constructionprojects reported to the Vietnamese Prime Minister in 2008: http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Social-Isssues/203490/Ex-highway-project-official-charged-with-taking-bribe.html

Good Advice onCorporate Relocation Projects

If you need to manage a moving project this is worthreading: http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=F33A24BA-1A64-67EA-E4149365272AE56D

 

UK Government WantsMandatory Central Review of IT Projects

Follows similar measures in the US: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/projectfailures/uk-demands-mandatory-reviews-of-government-it-projects/10797

 

Conducting BetterMeetings

Useful tips for project managers: http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/all/meetings-are-unproductive-elephant-in-the-room/?cs=43193

 
Have a good weekend.
 
 Peter
 
 
 

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