We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK but that doesn’t mean I’m not thankful. As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to say thank you to those people who have helped keep my blog going and growing over the past 12 months, especially as I took time out on maternity leave.
It has been a busy year for my family and I – I’ve written for this blog and for my Otobos clients and while it’s been tiring I think I can say that it has been a good year.
Here are some of the people who have contributed to A Girl’s Guide to Project Management in one way or another during 2013.
Companies who have let me review their software
People I have interviewed
Dr Andrew Makar
People who have invited me to speak at conferences
APM/Pentacle: The Virtual Business School and Conference: Zero
PMI Southern Ontario Chapter, Canada
People who have provided guest posts
Jeff Furman, My Life is a PMP Ethics Question!
Lee Carnihan, The XY Factor in HTML: How the fairer sex fares in digital project management
Michael Vernik, My most complex project (and why I didn’t use a Gantt chart to manage it)
Andrei Monenciu, Seven tips for better time management
Sarah Clare, How to provide constructive criticism
Guillermo Solis, Effective Meetings: Reloaded
Kevan Hall, Managing in a matrix – we are all project managers now!
Mike Clayton, 3 ways to practise your leadership skills
Merv Wyeth, Storytelling – a key competence for project managers?
Ben Ferris, 5 Tips for making better decisions every day
Jo Ann Sweeney, Winning stakeholder support when time and energy are limited
John Roberts, The tipping point between effective leadership of change and the role of project managers
Simon Buehring, The Inexorable Rise of PRINCE2®
Roland Hoffmann, Overcoming bias in project management
Serena Grant, 10 Tips for presenting information
Publishers and authors who have sent me books to review
Andrea Kay, Amacom, This Is How to Get Your Next Job: An Inside Look at What Employers Really Want
Jonathan Feist, Berklee Press, Project Management for Musicians
Penny Pullan and James Archer, Kogan Page, Business Analysis and Leadership
Mark Goulston and John Ullmen, AMACOM, Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In
Keith Murnighan, Portfolio Hardcover, Do Nothing!: How to Stop Overmanaging and Become a Great Leader
Peter Taylor, Ron Rosenhead and Vicki James, Management Concepts, Strategies for Project Sponsorship
Pernille Eskerod and Anna Lund Jepsen, Gower, Project Stakeholder Management
David Marquet, Greenleaf Book Group, Turn the Ship Around!: How to Create Leadership at Every Level
Karen R. J. White, Maven House Press, Practical Project Management for Agile Nonprofits
Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon, Wharton Digital Press, Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work
Michel Thiry, Gower, Program Management
John Seddon, Vanguard Consulting, Freedom from Command and Control: A Better Way to Make the Work Work
Charles Duhigg, William Heinemann, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
Edward Reilly, Amacom, AMA Business Boot Camp: Management and Leadership Fundamentals That Will See You Successfully Through Your Career
Dr Andrew Makar, AMAKAR, Project Management Interview Questions Made Easy
Emily Bennington, Amacom, Who Says It’s a Man’s World: The Girls’ Guide to Corporate Domination
Eliyahu M. Goldratt, who died in 2011, Avebury, Criticial Chain
Mike Clayton, Marshall Cavendish International (Asia), Risk Happens!: Managing Risk and Avoiding Failure in Business Projects
And a few personal thank yous to: