Reflections on Fear No Project PM Blog

I have been writing the Fear No Project blog for three years now — over 150 posts. When I began, I was not sure that I had all that much to say or that I would have the time to create the kind of blog I could be proud of and others would find useful. Now I can truthfully say that I enjoy the process, the interaction of comments and the result.

I know that a significant contributor to my good feelings about the blog is the comments, shared information and suggestions from readers. I sincerely appreciate the time many of you have taken to add your knowledge to this community of practice. In 2011, we achieved a milestone of having 100,000 page views — I am humbled.

Here are some stats from blog:

Page Views

FearNoProject Page Views

Page views increased monthly – that sure was reinforcing!

Top Posts

The 5 favorite Fear No Project posts based on number of page views were:

Project Management: Keys to managing a virtual or remote project team

What’s in a name—job title inflation hits project management

Project Management Buzzwords and Clichés

Surviving a new boss: 10 Guidelines for briefing your new boss

Project Management Ethics and Rules of Conduct

 

The blog received over 300 comments. The most commented on posts were:

Collaboration Tools for Virtual Project Teams

My favorite project management links and websites

Do you need a PMO (Project Management Office)?

 

The project management news in 2011 included much discussion about moving applications, communication and data to the cloud. Small and large organizations increased their interest in software development approaches that would allow more customer focused applications and faster turnaround from concept to development. There was also continuous discussion in the media and on the web about the impact of social media and mobile devices. Fear No Project talked about all of these in addition to posts on content, risk and resource management. We talked about project manager career planning, professionalism and continuous learning. And of course, there were many posts on the minutiae of managing people and projects effectively.

 

What to expect from Fear No Project in 2012

Don’t ask me!  I don’t know. Inspiration for post topics happens from listening to employees, talking with clients and colleagues, reading, even eavesdropping at the airport. Clients ask questions or a stranger will make an observation that may provoke a post. Additionally, the comments and questions that readers pose get me to thinking. So, if you have an area of project or general management that you think our community would find interesting, provocative or educational, do not hesitate to make a comment and tell me.

I would like to take a moment and thank two key people for their support, edits and thoughts on the Blog – Karen McGraw and Barbara Brown!

Meanwhile, I hope you and yours have a safe, happy and productive 2012!

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