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September 2015 - You are looking for an employment opportunity. You've done your homework and now have been invited to an interview. Do you know what questions you might be asked and how to answer them? Read our review of Lavie Margolin's book: Winning Answers to 500 Interview Questions in our Papers section this month.
You have to shorten the project schedule without cutting scope or quality and your team is already maxed out with overtime? How many people do you have to add to shorten the schedule, and is it worth it? Our Guest Joe Marasaco provides the solution with his Answergraph™ nomogram.
August 2015 - In Papers this month we take a look at Rodney Turner's 5th Edition of his Handbook of Project Management. It has been significantly re-arranged into 5 parts covering: Projects - their context; Performance - managing project delivery; Process - from start to close-out; and Portfolio management.
In another Paper, we've resurrected one we wrote over ten years ago for David Cleland's A Field Guide to Project Management. Our theme: Looking for Project Success? First know your product type and then your stakeholders!
In Musings we are happy to recite A Wonderful Testimonial recently received covering our work over the past 25 years.
July 2015 - In Papers this month we examine Glen Alleman's book Performance Based Project Management - Increasing the Probability of Project Success. This book describes: How to clearly define the purpose of the project; How to construct the artifacts that represent that clarity; and How to measure the performance of the technical outcomes. This book is particularly suited to those in the hi-tech industries.
In Musings, author John Brinkworth helps us to understand the difference between "Business-As-Usual" management and "Project Management" and hence the challenge of Bridging the Business/Project Divide. We've added what we think should be done about that.
Helpful information for people in a hurry
It is not for me to tell you how to run your project — that's your decision. Nor am I trying to teach you project management — there are plenty of excellent books and courses to do that. You see, any fool can make things complicated, my goal is to keep it simple! Nevertheless, there are over 12,500 pages of project management information on this site and, to find what you are looking for, either:
- Go to the broad subject areas shown by the links at the top of the left sidebar
- Go to the site map for links to all of this site's content listed by PM topic, or
- Use the Search My Site link on the left of each page to reach the Google search panel
Our ultimate goal: More successful projects because more products are successful.
Issacons stands for Issues and Considerations and are sets of slides providing summary information responding to a specific question associated with a particular project management topic.
Designed to save hours of searching when all you want is a simple checklist, they provide the reader with succinct information. Issacons are more detailed than a plain bulleted list.
Tip: To view a slide as text, click the "A" button on the right side of the slide.
My thoughts on various incidental project management topics.
A free-on-web comparative glossary (version 3.1) designed to show how many common terms mean different things to different people, thereby leaving you free to create your own distinct version for your particular project.
Points of view from other contributors.
Papers and Book Reviews: Thought provoking and valuable insights into project management. Books I have written.