Project Management: A Roundup

I apologize for being MIA the last few months. I started my masters this January, and I have yet to find the right balance between work, school, and a life.  (I have no excuse for the weeks prior. Ha.)

Anyway, one of the classes I am taking at JHU is Management of Systems Projects. The class gives us really great resources for future work as project managers. I thought I’d list them here.

(I plan to keep this document updated, and if you have suggestions, I’d love to add them here.)

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
MIL-STD-881C, by the DoD, everything you need to know about the WBS, compliant to Federal standards.

Creating Statement of Work / Statement of Objectives
NPG 5600.2B, NASA’s guide to writing SOW
MIL-HDBK-245D, the DoD’s guide to the SOW. I like this one better since it also covers the SOO.

Earned Value Management
Systems Engineering Guide from MITRE
NASA’s guide to the EVM, complete with tutorials and a reference card!

PMP Handbook

Websites, Etc.

PMPodcast (previously’s articles

Specific to Software

How To Keep Your Startup On Track With Project Management

Experiences and lessons on
outsourcing: Optimizing Outsourcing
keeping talent: Retaining Startup Engineers

All about software schedules: Evidence Based Schedudling
The ultimate basics and books to read:
How to be a Program Manager

What happens inside Facebook Engineering: How Facebook Ships Code

Fog Creek Software’s MBA reading list (which I am…slowly but surely, making progress on…) and the Making Better Software video training series. You have to buy or rent it, but it’s REALLY GREAT CONTENT!

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