Tag Archives: project management

Getting Real with Project Management

My favorite project management-related book is Getting Real by 37signals (the Ruby on Rails folks)*. I love this book, because it confirms everything I know from experience to be true. After 25 years of managing IT projects, you end up knowing certain things. Call it instinct, or gut feeling, or whatever — but good project… Read More »

Project Management when Bad Vendors are involved

I recently had the privilege (and challenge) of managing a fairly complex integration project. This type of project is nothing new – I manage about 10 integration-type projects per year. Typically, the toughest part of the project is simply deciding on the data details (XML, EDI, delimited, batch, API, etc) and getting all players to agree. However, when the project involves inept players, it quickly goes from fun to painful agony.