I was delighted and honoured to write an article for this year’s 24ways advent calendar. The topic is Project Management, with a bit of a festive analogy used to impart some top tips for keeping projects on track.
I’m pleased to announce that one of my own projects has just come to fruition. My new book, The Principles of Project Management has just been published by SitePoint. It’s a short book aimed at folks like myself who have come from a technical background and are increasingly finding themselves in need of project management skills — whether to officially take that role or to help make the hard work they put in as developers or designers actually mean something, by ensuring the project is delivered properly.
The book was expert reviewed by Kevin Lawver and Drew McLellan who both did an admirable job of ensuring that the content stayed applicable to all sorts of projects and teams, both big and small. They also bravely took on the role of managementese-weeding and survived with remarkably few lasting scars 😉 Drew has written some thoughts on the book on his own blog. I thoroughly enjoyed working with both Drew & Kevin, as well as the team at SitePoint.
My first SitePoint article has just been published — Effective Project Management for Web Geeks. For those of you who found this blog because you saw me speaking about Project Management somewhere, it may well sound quite familiar, but I think it’s a nice round-up of some PM basics and the basic toolkit that I recommend everyone get familiar with if they want to keep their projects under control.