The Art of Project Management: Expert advice from experienced project managers in Silicon Valley, and around the world
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Unknown PM

I've been employed as a manager by a major financial firm for an indecent amount of time. Read my clandestine confessions here.

Engaging brain before engaging outsourcing

If you have not read Shampa’s post below I encourage all of you to read it.  I would like to point out a few newish developments on the software side.  First of all my information on outsourcing prices is from about two years ago.  As most of you know the dollar has taken a significant […]

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Project Management For Dummies Horror Story

Project Management For Dummies Horror Story

Wow, I guess they’ve got a for dummies book on everything now.  Awesome.  There is also of course the 10 minute project manager book in case you find yourself dubbed project manager 10 minutes before the kick off meeting. 

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Pssst… How to keep your international team together

Hmm… I remember the bad old days and maybe some of you are still living tlhem, getting up early or staying late to call some foreign country..

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Project Management Books/Methodologies to Live By and also Die Slow Deaths From

I thought it would be fun to list some impressions of favorite and least favorite Project management books and methodologies.  I wrote none of these.  You too, can feel free to refute my oppinions or add your own replies or spam us with the latest project managment religion.  Why not?  Everyone else does. 

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If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands

Having made a moniker name called theUnknownPM kinda makes it impossible for me to push my own products so instead let me do the next worst thing for a moment and engage in random philosphy.  How do you know if you are a success or a failure at what you are doing?  Are you a […]

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Appreciation, the Final Frontier Part II

Thanks for the comments on the original post.  For a wonderful discussion on what to give at the end of the project, scroll down and see the Strappy Sundresses and Thongs as Project Thank You Gifts post below.  If you want to know about how to ask for the secret and totally forbidden appreciation you […]

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Appreciation… the Final Frontier

After years and years of Project Management it finally became obvious to me there was someone or something I wasn’t addressing. No, I’m not talking about all the usual people project management challenges all those references mention, or even some they don’t mention.

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The Startup Boogie

Hiya PM bloggers.  Looking for some oppinions, wild or fabulous experiences and words of wisdon.  Doing the startup boogie myself and as we all know this poses some different challenges than the typical corporate beaurocratic mud.  What was your experience? 

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Do you still want to be a Project Manager?

Do you still want to be a Project Manager?

Would you do it again?  Is it time to stop?  For me I think the answer is I’d never have that kind of energy and chutzpah again, not for some random faceless corporate projects anyway, and yes, it’s time to stop.  So yeah, after hitting the glass ceiling both in terms of title and salary […]

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The Bad Project Management Olympics –First Entry Part 1, Surely You Can Top It

 You too can do everything wrong! And you can do it well. Let us share the wisdom of slinking by in   corporate America. Here’s the first entry up there in the “Bad Project Management Olympics”. The question is do you have the story to top it? I believe this one should be very topable however […]

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