Hot Sites & Magazines
Software Project Managers Network
This US Government site is a tremendous source of best practice hints and other
useful information. Highly recommended.
All Project Management
This is an interesting site. It has a mix of great links, vendor-related information
and other stuff that project managers should be across. For example, check out the link
into the State of Kansas Project Management handbook. A great site.
European Software Engineering group
We received Email from a person in Europe who put us on to the Web Site for the
European Software Engineering group. It is a truly awesome site containing heaps of
information, articles and discussions on software engineering. It is interesting how
different the Europeans are in their attitude towards formal process as compared to the
prevalent "cowboy" culture of the US, Canada and Australia. Visit and make up your own
We have been very remiss in not recommending this site and magazine earlier. We have
always enjoyed this magazine and over many years have found terrific articles on
companies, trends and futures. For example, Thomas Stewart broke the concept of
Intellectual Capital in 1991 long before it became "trendy".
Another great business and trend magazine that we have found extremely valuable. The
August 18, 1997 issue on Silicon Valley [the people and the culture] was just great. This
site also has some really interesting links.
Strategy and Business
Woah! This is one heavy magazine. We like it as much as the Harvard Business Review
and thats saying something. It is published by Booz Allen and Hamilton and every
issue we have seen contains some really interesting and left-field management
and organisation writings. For example, the Second Quarter 1997 issue had great articles
on how George Lucas and Industrial Light and Magic manage creative people. Awesome
It's the WIRED of business magazines. Looks cool and contains really good articles
and many are very relevant to the world of project and team managers. The June/July issue
for example had great articles on Microsoft's Wonder Women and Denmark's Oticon
organisation which is a pure prooject organisation - you should see their project work
spaces. We have also included a hot link to their Web Site.
Camille and I have always liked this magazine. It is a high quality science-oriented
mag that always contains some useful and "left field" ideas for those of us who are
interested in the behaviour of systems such as organisations, people and projects. This
year has had two especially interesting covers dealing with Risk and Risk Assessment and
Creativity. On their Web Site you can access back issues. Well worth a visit.
I am on the Editorial Board of this magazine and strongly recommend that you get a
subscription. It is simply the best IT magazine. The title is mis-leading as it is about
the "bigger issues" of computing. [Cutter Information who publish the magazine and a
number of other very powerful subscription-only IT-related publications] are considering
changing the title. My friend Ed Yourdon is the
Editor and other members of the Board include Tom DeMarco, Paul Strassman and Bill
The Cutter Company
This is the company that publishes American Programmer and other excellent magazines.
This site can get you to Ed Yourdon's site which
can then get you to Tom DeMarco's and other brilliant web sites.