pmStudent Contest – Lateral Approach to Project Management I get many offers from publishers to receive free copies of project management books and software. I usually decline because I don’t have the time or the desire to read through the flood of books and software. However, I thought it might be fun for you, the readers, to have these. This is what I plan to do. Let’s make sure I do it right Here are the benefits I see.
Ling Bundgaard and the First Contest Howing Sit have published a new book called Lateral Approach for Managing Projects. The story of Scott, a skilled Everyman project manger who is struggling to keep up with the demands and accusations of an unhappy client is called Lateral Approach To Managing Projects. Scott seeks the guidance of a kind mentor to regain his understanding of the essence of managing basics: create value, assert authority and empower clients. Lateral Approach to managing Projects is as intuitive as empathy and fundamental as Dick and Jane. It shows how easy it can be to be influential. Ho Wing Sit, chief strategy officer at Accela, Inc., is an industry leader in the production and licensing of government software. He is currently working for Cisco to expand its higher education and government operations in China. Sit is an inventor and entrepreneur with four patents. He holds an MBA from M.I.T. He lives in Moraga (Calif.) Ling Bundgaard, a global business expert, is Sit. She was an executive at Intel Corporation for 31 years. During that time, she managed the opening of the first manufacturing plant in Shanghai. She was also responsible for large cross-cultural projects in the Philippines and Denmark. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. How to Win: The publisher has agreed that 5 copies will be made available to pmStudent subscribers. To get started, I would like to enter a twitter contest. This post is about Twitter if you don’t know what it is. Use the hash tag #pmStudent between now and December 25, 2010 when tweeting about pmStudent or sending out a link to pmStudent. It doesn’t really matter what link you use or what you write. It doesn’t matter if you are talking about how much hate you have for pmStudent. I don’t intend to spread propaganda. I just want you and others to be aware of what you think and have conversations about it. It’s easy to find a post that you like (or don’t like) and click the “Tweet this post” link. Make sure to include the #pmStudent hashtag in your tweets. Selection and Rules I will use http://search.twitter.com and Tweetdeck as independent ways to tally the results.? The winners will be the top five twitter users who have the most relevant* tweets using the #pmStudent hashtag. I will contact the winners to arrange shipping. If I don’t hear from you by January 31, 2010, your book will be forfeited. I will continue to compile the list until all books have been given away. I will give everyone at most one week to reply. Good luck! * All tweets are at my sole discretion. (I won’t give books away to people who tweet about Viagra with a #pmStudent hashtag) pmStudent does not receive any monetary compensation from the book publishers, authors, or affiliated parties.