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Thank you, all over the world!

Filed under Grab Bag | Posted by PMStudent

pmStudent is currently read in over 109 countries around the world. I want to thank everyone who writes for a reads pmStudent.com! I hope it is fulfilling the mission of adding value for everyone who writes for and reads it. I wanted to show you user maps from the top 5 countries where pmStudent.com is read and highlight them.

Lessons Learned from Anita Wotiz

Filed under Misc | Posted by PMStudent

Anita Wotiz is the guest blogger this week over at the UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley Project Management blog. She published great post titled “An unrepeatable success?” Read it here. It was great to hear about the project, specifically the lessons learned and trying to relate them to my own experience. I wouldn’t write the […]

Notes From A Stress Fest

Filed under Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

Kimberly Wiefling had an article today on Projects@Work (www.projectsatwork.com) giving us a taste of some hard-learned lessons when dealing with project sponsors. I’ve always loved Kimberly’s sense of humor and highly recommend just about anything she’s written. This is a great example of education a la entertainment. Check out her book too, you can buy […]

Put Off Procrastination

Filed under Books, Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

The student syndrome is alive and well. I see it all around me, and I am no less guilty than any other. Why do we put everything off until the last minute? Especially the important things? I’ve recently read The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss, which has helped heighten my sensitivity to this phenomenon going […]

Watch Out for False Productivity

Filed under Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

Cutting’s Edge is one of my favorite project management blogs. Thomas recently posted on the cost of project success. I enjoyed the examples of the construction of several wonders of the world as projects and their often overlooked consequences on the project teams that built them. Thomas draws out a parallel to contemporary projects, and […]

The Orchestra Conductor

Filed under Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

Sam Hahn drew a pretty picture the other day in comparing project management and the role of the project manager to an orchestra and its conductor. I do not have much of a musical background, but even I can see the perfect parallel between a conductor and project manager. I started thinking about how the […]

Moving Beyond the Triple Constraints

Filed under Misc | Posted by PMStudent

Dave Garrett recently wrote on the concepts expressed by Aaron Shanhar in his book, Reinventing Project Management. The gist is that the common triple-constraint model of managing cost, schedule, and scope is not enough. As I like to put it and in Goldratt’s words, necessary but not sufficient. I have not yet read Shanhar’s book, […]