Welcome to the February 25, 2008 edition of carnival of project management.
It's my first time hosting and there were tons of submissions (OK, I admit that I do not know the average weight of a submission, and therefore, technically, I cannot say tons, but trust me, there were literally scores of them). I selected the dozen or so which were most appropriately "Project Management-ish" and make them available for your consideration. If your posting did not make it, try again. The Carnival moves back to Elizabeth Harrin's PM4Girls blog for the next issue.
Joshua C. Karlin presents Powerful Yet Reasonable Goals posted at Marketing & Fundraising Ideas
Although not directly related to PM, the messages here for PMs are powerful and applicable especially as you are forming your team and making them aware of "what success looks like".
Michael Bass presents How a manager can turn employees into a team posted at Debt Prison, saying, "Are you the type of person that intelligent, educated, positive people will want to work for? Are you a happy person that is easy to get along with while still demanding the utmost in satisfaction for your customers? Can you work with a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, leading them in a common goal of teamwork and success?"
Pawel Brodzinski presents Pawel Brodzinski on Software Project Management: Good Post Mortem posted at Software Project Management, saying, "What makes a good post mortem. And when you can know a post mortem was good."
Shamelle presents If You Want To Be Understood....... posted at Enhance Life, saying, "People go to extreme lengths…. in order to be understood. In my opinion, there is one main factor that determines it all. Are you aware of it?"
Kingsley Tagbo presents HOW TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION IN 8 EASY STEPS posted at HOW TO LEARN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FAST OR GET A JOB EASILY.
ProjectsPossible presents Creating a Manageable Work Breakdown Structure Projects Possible posted at Projects Possible, saying, "As a rookie to intermediate project manager I have always found the WBS to be one of the most challenging pieces of a project to get nailed down to the satisfaciton of the team members and the sponsor. This article discusses a methodology that slims down the WBS so that it is more empowering and not a major clerical task."
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