New project management articles published on the web during the week of November 22 – 28, 2010. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Paul Deuth writes about the limited focus of Six Sigma, and suggests that maybe it’s not meant to last.
- Cornelius Fichtner continues with Part Six of his series on how to prepare for the PMP exam. This week, he writes about using practice tests.
- Dave Neilsen offers an approach for project managers to deal with performance problems, in the form of consistently missed deadlines.
- George F. Brown suggests five questions for the IT department to answer before a project kicks off.
- Elizabeth Harrin follows up her Computer Weekly IT Project Management Blog of the Year win last week with two interesting posts, including a video interview of Peter Milsom on why he followed up his PMP credential with a PRINCE2 credential, and her notes from Keith Richards’ address on the eight dangers of implementing Agile, delivered at the APM conference.
- Kiron Bondale presents his “elevator pitch” on the benefits of project management.
- Glen Alleman offers some guidance on risk management, as well as links to some authoritative references.
- Bruce McGraw shares his suggestions for planning and conducting an off-site project planning meeting.
- Keith Mathis has a few suggested negotiation strategies for project managers.
- Rebecca Porterfield tells of her company’s experience with “Wagile,” a transitional mix of Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
- And Bob Lewis describes his alternative to “Wagile,” which he calls “Rapids Development,” as in a series of small waterfalls you might encounter while white-water rafting. Not to be confused with Rapid Application Development …
- George Huhn dismisses non-standardized, subjective ratings (excellent, good, fair, poor) as metrics for portfolio and project decision making.