Thoughts behind Project Management Alchemy

I had intended this follow up to Project Management Alchemy to be written a little quicker than it has been.  However, my work has taken me on a couple of foreign trips (to Copenhagen and New York) and my free time has been taken up with preparing to be a best man at my friends wedding.  Now that those are done, I can get back to this post.

So let’s get straight to the point, why did I write Project Management Alchemy?

It seems that some of the practices I described previously are either well used in the industry, or considered the “right” way of managing projects – perhaps considered is a little strong, maybe others just aren’t thinking and so are lazily following poor practices or finding a path of least resistance.

When I have tried to see a different point of view, I haven’t been able to find anywhere that describes the practices I included in Project Management Alchemy.  By collecting those ideas into a single place, I hoped that it may form some kind of “honey pot” for people searching for ideas that match their own.  If I can improve the practices of just one person it will have been worth it. 😉

In fact, there seems to be so much good advice out there and that advice is often repeated, it didn’t really appear worth my while regurgitating it back again on my own blog.  Instead, I tried to create a little humour and recommend against the usual advice.

Having just told you what a waste it is to repeat the usual advice, I’m now going to do just that.  However, I’m not going to comment much as most of the links speak for themselves (and the original authors get their point across better than I could anyway).  I’ve grouped the links into categories for an easy quick reference to various parts of a project and have put the page up here.  I intend to update this page as my ideas grow or change or I find new links that I’d like to share.  Please feel free to suggest anything you might find as well.


About Big_GH

Currently employed as a Software Development Consultant with over 30 years experience with computing. Started writing BASIC programs on the Commodore VIC 20, C64 and Amiga before switching to C and C++. Now spends more time helping others with their software and looking after the "bigger picture".
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