News for May 2011

May Issue of PM Minimalist Update Now Available

I just emailed my PM Minimalist Update to subscribers. Topics in this issue include:

  • Best Practices for Minimizing Scope Creep
  • Info about my new Live Video Chat at My Website
  • Free Webinar Scheduled for May 26 (Earn PDU)
  • Some Blog Posts You Might Have Missed
  • Review of Minimalist Computer Tools: Dropbox & Workrave

Check it out here:

Subscribe today & get a Bonus zip file containing 15 PM articles or tools in PDF form (88-pages total!) plus a 37-minute PM podcast!


Edited: May 17th, 2011

Project Management Lessons from the US’s Recent Osama Bin Laden Mission

(Overview: From The Osama Bin Ladin Mission/Project we learn that when we keep our projects lean and focused, encourage lively debate among our project team members, create multi-iterated “high res” project plans, and have the support of a fully-engaged project sponsor, seemingly impossible things can be achieved.)


Edited: May 10th, 2011

A PM Minimalist Best Practice: Control your “office hours.”

The fourth part of The Project Management Minimalist is titled “Taking Care of Yourself: Managing Your Priorities, Time, & Energy.” This part of the book is a collection of 14 of my favorite, short-and-sweet “best practices” that can help you  take charge of your priorities, better manage your time, and maintain your energy. After all, project management (even Minimalist PM) can be difficult and stressful. So why not do everything you can to maintain your edge? Below is one of the six best practices from the sub-section Manage Your Time. Enjoy!


Edited: May 9th, 2011

Seven Benefits of Local PM Certification:

Why Pursuing Locally-Relevant PM Skills Makes More Sense Than Buying Generic, External PM Certifications

This article explains why it makes more sense for an HR or training department to create a unique, organization-specific PM (project management) certification program instead of adopting an external PM certification such as those sold by PMI, PRINCE2, etc.


Edited: May 3rd, 2011