Scott Ambler shares some Agile project planning tips. Good advice in here. --Rick Cogley
From the site - My goal with this article is to share good project planning practices which I find to work well in practice. A fundamental difference between agile project planning and traditional project planning is that agile project planning is very collaborative in nature: the team is responsible for planning, not just the project manager. In this article I discuss:
1. Scheduling Tips
2. Estimating Tips
3. People Management Tips
4. Agile Metrics Tips
5. Some Humor (Perhaps)
PHP can be called from the command line. This page shows how to create a shell script to call PHP code. You could call this in a shell script, for instance and schedule it via cron.
From the site - This tutorial is intended for anybody who wants to write PHP Scripts that don't require a webserver (neither Apache Web Server nor Micrsoft ISS). PHP CLI can be used for a wide range of things. After you read this tutorial, you able to write your own PHP CLI scripts.