A Swiss Army Knife Approach to Project Management

I’m running a bit behind these days. That makes it a bit ironic that my
most recent column at Enterprise System Journal looks at the topic of
project management.

The column actually appeared last week and looks at project management
from a minimalist perspective. Jim Powell, my editor there, decided to
title it A Swiss Army Knife for Project Management.
My launching point was to ask what everyone needed to know about
project management rather than what the specialists needed to know.

My thinking on this topic has certainly benefitted from the excellent Focused Performance Blog by Frank Patrick and Hal Macomber’s Reforming Project Management.
I’ve also begun to take a close look at basecamp and at ubergroups as
toolsets that are trying to simplify project management for all of us
in place of supporting the complexities that only a small handful of
experts actually need.