97 Things Every Software Project Manager Should Know

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This is the (provisional) home page for developing 97 Things Every Software Project Manager Should Know.

Note: Before the site is made public we will be moving it from a wiki to a much more polished presentation created by professional web designers - this wiki is only an interim solution.

97 Things is a book of wisdom collected from leading project managers. When we have a suitable number of things, we'll open it to the public for comment. When we've reached some still-undetermined magic number, we'll publish it as a book taking the best 97 contributions.

The Good Stuff

I've added a Sample Contribution Page "Title of an axiom or tip" in the Contributions area to show you an example of the type of screen you will see when your are ready to add your own tip or axiom.

Contributions

Please add your contributions here. Click the [edit] link on the upper right of this section to add a new contribution. (Do it now.) You can read the rest of these instructions in that window.

A new window will appear with colored icons at the upper left.

Once in the new window, to add your own contribution, click next to an open item number. You may need to scroll down. Click the Ab icon at the top of this page (third from the left). Just start typing the tip you want to add in the highlighted blue area, replacing the words "Link title" which appear inside double brackets. Add - space "by" space - and click the Ab icon again. Type your name to replace the words "Link title" within the brackets.

At the bottom of the page, click the Save page button. You'll be taken back to the Home Page. Click on the red link showing your own tip to be taken to a window where you can either create or cut and paste your 250 to 500 word tip. Remember to click the Save page button at the lower left after you have added your short article.

Be sure you have created a user account create_account) , entered a 250-500 word tip AND PRESSED SAVE PAGE, clicked on your own name to create an Author Page with your bio, added your head shot or photo to the Author Page, and added your contact information at 97 PM Addresses, if you want to be considered for publication.

Sample Contribution Page 0. Title of an axiom or tip by John Doe

Contribution 1. Get Users Involved As Early As Possible by Barbee Davis, PMP

Contribution 2. Success Is Always Measured In Business Value by Barbee Davis, PMP

Contribution 3. Start with the End in Mind by Luis E. Torres

Contribution 4. The Fallacy of Perfect Knowledge by David Wood

Contribution 5. The Fallacy of the Big Round Ball by David Wood

Contribution 6. The Fallacy of Perfect Execution by David Wood

Contribution 7. The 60/60 Rule by David Wood

Contribution 8. Clever code is Hard to Maintain... and Maintenance is Everything by David Wood

Contribution 9. The Web Points the Way (For Now) by David Wood

Contribution 10. Passing the PMP exam does not make you a project manager by Joe Zenevitch

Contribution 11. Aggressively promote COMMUNICATION channels while managing distributed projects by Anupam Kundu

Contribution 12. Adding people to a project doesn't necessarily make it go faster by Joe Zenevitch

Contribution 13. It's the people, stupid by Adrian Wible

Contribution 14. Every project manager is a contract administrator by Fabio Teixeira de Melo, PMP

Contribution 15. Engage stakeholders all through Project Life by Lukeman Lawal

Be sure you have created a user account create_account) , entered a 250-500 word tip AND PRESSED SAVE PAGE, clicked on your own name to create an Author Page with your bio, added your head shot or photo to the Author Page, and added your contact information at 97 PM Addresses, if you want to be considered for publication.

Contribution 16. You can't do it all yourself by Joe Zenevitch

Contribution 17. Don't skip vacations for the sake of the project by Joe Zenevitch

Contribution 18. Size Matters by Anupam Kundu

Contribution 19. Align Vision and Outcome Expected by David Díaz Castillo, PMP

Contribution 20. Important Not Urgent by Alex Miller

Contribution 21. Choose the Right Project Sponsor by Kathy MacDougall

Contribution 22. Chart a Course for Change by Kathy MacDougall

Contribution 23. Roadmaps: What Have We Done For You Lately? by Kathy MacDougall

Contribution 24. Documents as a Means, Not an End by Patrick Kua

Contribution 25. You Are Not In Control by Patrick Kua

Contribution 26. Pay Your Debts by Brian Sletten

Contribution 27. Software Failure is Organizational Failure by Brian Sletten

Contribution 28.Project Management Is Problem Management by Lorin Unger

Contribution 29. Under-promise, over-deliver by Joe Zenevitch

Contribution 30. Use a Wiki by Adrian Wible

Be sure you have created a user account create_account) , entered a 250-500 word tip AND PRESSED SAVE PAGE, clicked on your own name to create an Author Page with your bio, added your head shot or photo to the Author Page, and added your contact information at 97 PM Addresses, if you want to be considered for publication.

Contribution 31.The PMBOK® Guide is not the Holy Bible by Fabio Teixeira de Melo, PMP

Contribution 32.Favor the Now over the Soon by ScottDavis

Contribution 33.Favor the Simple over the Complex by ScottDavis

Contribution 34. Developer Productivity Mean vs. Median by NealFord

Contribution 35. Savor Sustainable Progress, not Speed by Venkat Subramaniam

Contribution 36. Value Results, not Only Efforts—Work efficiently, not longer by Venkat Subramaniam

Contribution 37. Don't throw spreadsheets at people issues by Anupam Kundu

Contribution 38. Build teams to run Marathons not Sprints by Naresh Jain

Contribution 39. Go ahead, throw that practice out by Naresh Jain

Contribution 40. You get what you ask for by Naresh Jain

Contribution 41. The Importance of the Project Scope Statement by Kim Heldman, PMP

Contribution 42. Define success early by Brian Sam-Bodden

Contribution 43. Tips for keeping the developer-manager feedback loop alive by Brian Sam-Bodden

Contribution 44. The best people to create the estimates are the ones who do the work by Joe Zenevitch

Contribution 45.No karate maybe! by Buff Colchagoff

Be sure you have created a user account create_account) , entered a 250-500 word tip AND PRESSED SAVE PAGE, clicked on your own name to create an Author Page with your bio, added your head shot or photo to the Author Page, and added your contact information at 97 PM Addresses, if you want to be considered for publication.

Contribution 46.A Project Is The Pursuit of a Solution by Cindy Berg

Contribution 47.True Sucess Comes With A Supporting Organization by Cindy Berg

Contribution 48.A Project Depends on Teamwork by Lelio Varella

Contribution 49.Establish Project Management Governance by Ernani Marques, MBA, PMP, PgMP

Contribution 50.Do not fall into the "Not Invented Here" syndrome by Dr. Paul Giammalvo, CDT, CCE, MScPM

Contribution 51.Project Management is NOT a Profession by Dr. Paul Giammalvo, CDT, CCE, MScPM

Contribution 52.Behavioral attributes of successful project managers by Dr. Paul Giammalvo, CDT, CCE, MScPM

Contribution 53.The value of Planning by Derry Simmel

Contribution 54. Who is my customer? by Pavel Simsa, PMP

Contribution 55. Immortality of scope changes by Pavel Simsa, PMP

Contribution 56. Is the "EV technique" really that useless in software development? by Pavel Simsa, PMP

Contribution 57. A word that makes you miss your deadline by Pavel Simsa, PMP

Contribution 58. Clear Terms, Long Friendship! by Matteo Becchi, PMP

Contribution 59. Empowering Developers or a story of a man named Tim by Ken Sipe

Contribution 60.To thine own self be true by Harry Tucker

Be sure you have created a user account create_account) , entered a 250-500 word tip AND PRESSED SAVE PAGE, clicked on your own name to create an Author Page with your bio, added your head shot or photo to the Author Page, and added your contact information at 97 PM Addresses, if you want to be considered for publication.

Contribution 61.Make Money On Your Issues! by Randy Loomis, PMP

Contribution 62.Effective Manage the Deliverables by Ernani Marques, MBA, PMP, PgMP

Contribution 63. You Aren't Special by Jared Richardson

Contribution 64. Share the Vision by Jared Richardson

Contribution 65.The Missing Link by Paul Waggoner

Contribution 66. Estimate, estimate, estimate! by Richard Sheridan

Contribution 67. Add talents, not skills, to your team by Richard Sheridan

Contribution 68. Increase Communication by Having Fewer Meetings by Richard Sheridan

Contribution 69. Teach the Process by Richard Sheridan

Contribution 70.IT Program Management: Shared Vision by David Díaz Castillo,PMP

Contribution 71. Buying Ready-Made Software by Ernani Marques, MBA, PMP, PgMP

Contribution 72.The big 3... Documentation Documentation and Documentation by Chris Reynolds

Contribution 73.Don't Always Be The Messenger by Matt Secoske

Contribution 74.Planning for Reality by Craig Letavec, PMP, PgMP, MSP

Contribution 75.Avoiding Contract Disputes by Jorge Gelabert, PMP

Be sure you have created a user account create_account) , entered a 250-500 word tip AND PRESSED SAVE PAGE, clicked on your own name to create an Author Page with your bio, added your head shot or photo to the Author Page, and added your contact information at 97 PM Addresses, if you want to be considered for publication.

Contribution 76.Project Sponsors - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by Jorge Gelabert, PMP]]

Contribution 77.Not superheroes by Angyne J. Schock-Smith

Contribution 78.Clever does not always mean useful by Chris Reynolds

Contribution 79. Communicating Is Key by Gennady Mironoff

Contribution 80.RESTful Architecture Makes Project Management Extremely Simple by Krishna Kadali

Contribution 81.Keep Your Perspective by James Graham, PMP

Contribution 82.Keep It Simple Simon by Krishna Kadali

Contribution 83.The Holy Grail of Project Management by Paul Waggoner

Contribution 84. Meetings don't write code. by William J. Mills

Contribution 85.Provide Regular Time to Focus by James Leigh

Contribution 86.Work in Cycles by James Leigh

Contribution 87.Responding to a Crisis by James Graham, PMP

Contribution 88.What Do They Want to Hear, Anyway? by Martha Legare

Contribution 89.Make Project Sponsors Write Their Own Requirements by Miyoko Takeya, PMP

Contribution 90.One Deliverable, One Person by Alan Greenblatt

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Contribution 91.Requirement Specifications - an Oxymoron by Alan Greenblatt

Contribution 92.Speed is Life: More is Better by Matt Daniel

Contribution 93.The 2-Day Rule by Udi Dahan

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