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PMBOK® Guide – Fourth Edition

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Since Dezember the new > PMBOK® Guide is available in the fourth edition. The guide is published by the > Project Management Institute (PMI), which is one of the biggest project management communities. (The other is the > International Project Management Association IPMA).  The PMBOK® describes several processses (42), standards and data flow diagrams and other tools which you can use if you manage a project. It is the baseline for the certification to a PMP (Project Management Professional)

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April 27, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Book Review: Seamless Teamwork

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Some weeks ago I bought the book > Seamless Teamwork from > Michael Sampson. The reason was, that I had very less knowledge about > Microsoft Sharepoint. Since I know Michael Sampson’s name from different blogs, I was curious about how he describes Sharepoint. Further, it was interesting to see what are the differences to IBM products.

My first surprise was the price of the book. I bought it on the Amazon site and they calculated the € price with the valid exchange rate to $. So, I paid less than 20 €. This was cheap.

The book has 277 pages and ten chapters. Further you can get two more chapters online. With a coupon code mentioned in the book can you download the chapters for free.

The book tells the story about Roger Lengel, a manager at Fourth Coffee, a coffee chain based in the U.S. Roger is the project lead of a project, called Project Delta, and should lead a virtual team. The project is the first project in the company that should be managed with Sharepoint.

The book starts with a declaration why Sharepoint is qualified for this project. Afterwards, it describes several more topics. Some of these are:

  • how you can initiate a project with Sharepoint,
  • how you can set up Sharepoint for the project,
  • how you can use a Team Wiki,
  • how to set up the team and set permissions,
  • how to handle tasks,
  • how to share and organize documents,
  • how to handle brainstormings with OneNote,
  • how to set up meetings,
  • how to making decisions with simple workflows.
  • how to use Sharepoint offline,
  • how to create blogs and e-mail alerts,
  • how to set up a calendar for a meeting (chapter 11),
  • how to get business value with Sharepoint (chapter 12).

So, the book describes mainly the information management and team coordination of a project. Most topics are described step by step and with many screenshots. The speech is generally understandable and easy to read. Besides reading the book from first page until last page, you can use the book as a reference, if you have questions about a specific topic. If you look for a book about Sharepoint for beginners I can recommended it.

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April 26, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Lotus Domino-based websites

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Today, I searched for information about a visa for > Russia. Via Google I found some websites. Two of this websites are based on a Lotus Domino database. On one > website you can see the yellow red Lotus Domino icon and on the > other you can see the ‘.nsf’ in the url. It is interesting to see productive websites are based on Lotus Domino.

Domino Websites

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April 25, 2009 at 8:05 pm

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IBM Certified System Administrator & Application Developer for Release 7

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Of couse, I’m a little bit too late, but today I had my last Lotus Notes/Domino 7 test. It was the > LOT-702 for System Adminstration Update. Some weeks ago I made the LOT-701 Application Development Update test. I’m an Application Developer & System Administrator for release 4, 5 and 6, but this was the most complex test for me. Since I had no training materials about system administration, I learned only with the > Self Test preparation test. Unfortunately, many questions in the test were not covered by the preparation test. But at the end I passed the test. The recertification tests for Lotus Notes/Domino 7 will close end of April, 2009.

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April 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm

InfoCenter für Projektmanagement

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Die > GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement hat ein neues > GPM InfoCenter-Portal veröffentlicht. Dort findet der Leser eine Menge Informationen und Verweise zu Projektmanagement-Themen. In Kurzform werden auch viele > Projektmanagement-Methoden beschrieben. Erfreulich ist die Erwähnung neuerer Themen, wie > Foren, > Blogs, > Wikis oder > Wissensmanagement. Auch finden sich dort einige > Umfragen zu Projektmanagement-Themen. Die Mitarbeit wird gefördert, in dem der Leser die Möglichkeit hat, auf jeder Seite einen Kommentar zu verfassen.

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April 19, 2009 at 8:35 pm

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Kompetenzbasiertes Projektmanagement

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Die > GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement veröffentlicht im Mai das neue Handbuch > ‘Kompetenzbasiertes Projektmanagement‘. Dieses basiert auf der internationalen Richtlinie > IPMA Competence Baseline, Version 3.0 (ICB3). Wie die ICB3 ist das Handbuch in die drei Kompetenzarten PM-Technische, PM-Verhaltens- und PM-Kontextkompetenz unterteilt.

An dem Handbuch haben ca. 80 Autoren aus Deutschland, der Schweiz, Österreich und den USA geschrieben. Ich habe zusammen mit einem anderen Autor das Element 1.06 Projektorganisation beigesteuert.

Das Handbuch umfasst insgesamt 4 Bücher mit ca. 2.700 Seiten und kann entweder über die > GPM Buchbestellungsseite oder im Buchhandel bezogen werden.

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April 17, 2009 at 7:27 pm

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American Football game in Germany

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On Saturday evening I was in Bielefeld and visited the football game > Bielefeld Bulldogs against > Bochum Cadets in the Rußheide stadium. The Cadets has won the > game with 35 : 27. At half time the Bulldogs let 21:7. It was a game in the > Regionalliga. This is the third league below the > German Football League (GFL) and the 2. GFL. American Football is not so popular as other sports in Germany. So each game has no many attendees.

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April 12, 2009 at 6:44 pm