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The California Gold Rush and New Year

Editor’s Comments

It’s that time again in the PMO. The previous year has been reviewed at length and resolutions have been made for and by the PMO but, as Terry Doerscher suggests in Last of the 2008 New Year’s Resolutions, it’s time to take a look at what resolutions the PMO manager might make that would benefit the rest of the PMO team in the coming year.

The California Gold Rush caught the world’s attention in the middle of the 19th century. It made many rich but shattered the dreams of many more. From those dreams sprang the modern city of Roseville with a population today of more than 104,000 citizens. As Demien Entrekin points out in Former Gold Rush City Has Big Plans for the Future, the city now has over 180 IT projects underway in its project portfolio.

Blogger Andrew Miller talks about the problems in being brought in to run somebody else’s project after the contract has been signed. And David Barrett discusses the importance of that critical soft skill – effective communication. Visit our Forums and give us your views and tell us what you think about the PMP designation in our Poll Question.

We hope you enjoy this second 2008 posting of Project Times and please take the time to email us with your thoughts and suggestions.

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