New project management articles published on the web during the week of May 30 – June 5, 2011. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Ty Kiisel suggests that the best way to keep the “squeaky wheels” – those who insist that their particular need is most important – at bay is through a formalized request queue.
- Margaret Meloni has some tips for handling a problem team member on your project.
- Samad Aidane interviews Convio PMO Director Cindy Margules on handling stubborn resistance to change. Forty-two minutes, safe for work.
- ESI International has released the results of their 2011 Global PMO survey. It’s interesting to see how pervasive some of the problems are.
- Matt Heusser interviews Johanna Rothman on the role of the software architect in Agile development.
- Whether you’re an interviewer or applicant, Peter Saddington has the essential ScrumMaster interview questions!
- People keep asking Todd Williams, “What do you do when you find yourself on a project that is a hopeless failure?” His answer – be logical and dispassionate. Like Spock?
- Derek Heuther quotes Walt Disney and reminds us to listen to others, instead of just barreling through Disney World at top speed, oblivious to all the wonder around you.
- Kerry Wills thinks project managers should have degrees in psychology. Of course, Kerry has previously self-diagnosed his own OCD, anxiety, and ADD …
- Elizabeth Harrin shares an interesting infographic on women in business, including participation in MBA programs.
- Jean Michelez explains the four pillars of accurate estimates for proposed CAPEX projects. And then shares a diagram of a pyramid, which has no pillars. Recommended anyway.
- Glen Alleman explains the difference between earned value and business value.
- And Taralyn Frasqueri-Molina talks about finding the RIO on projects that don’t generate any actual profits.