As usual, we have an eclectic mix of articles and blogs, some from foreign parts, which we hope will fill you in on some of the ideas that are circulating in the project management community. We hope you’ll find them interesting and be able to apply some of them to your own upcoming projects.
- Keeping Project Scope Creep under Control. Bruce Beer looks at the very negative impact that scope creep can have on a project and provides some thoughts to minimize it.
- Project Success Factors and Value Contracts. George Konstantopoulos writes about the important tools that help keep a project on track and that can also help recognize the PM’s efforts at the conclusion of a successful project.
- Hug a Business Analyst Today! David Barrett uses his blog, en route between Australia and New Zealand, to sing the praises of business analysts without whom, he says, the project manager’s job is much more difficult.
- From Good to Bloody Excellent – Part 2 (How). In his monthly blog, Ilya Bogorad continues his series in which he outlines his views and the five key factors in establishing an effective project management office.
- I SEE YOU …or the Power of True Sponsorship. Regular blogger, Claude Emond is also on the road and shares with us some of the lessons and observations from his travel “project” through Asia, and relates them to effective project management in business.
- A First Pass at Defining the BA/PM Position Family. In this episode of the ongoing series that first appeared in Business Analyst Times, Bob Wysocki considers what skills and knowledge might be required in a role that combines both BA and PM responsibilities.
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