New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 11 –17, 2011. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Brett Harned offers some advice on making connections with your clients in order to build their trust in you and your team.
- Conrado Morlan offers his thoughts on working with multi-generational teams and “the 21st Century Organizational Ecosystem.”
- Andy Jordan presents another in his continuing series on project leadership and communication, with some thoughts on listening.
- Andrew Makar concludes his series on Bruce Tuckman’s model with lessons learned in the Norming and Performing team development stages.
- Matthew Heusser talks about the good, the bad, and the ugly ways to negotiate. And applies them to project management, of course.
- Elizabeth Harrin shares two great posts this week – an interview with Margaret Meloni on the upcoming changes to the PMP exam, and a review of “A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management,” by Ruth Murray-Webster and Penny Pullan.
- Andrea Brockmeier gives some practical advice on articulating risks.
- Peter Saddington interprets Peter Sims new book, “Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries” through an Agile lens.
- Esther Derby suggests we re-think the ways in which managers interact with Agile teams.
- Terry Bunio shares four lightweight Agile project planning practices that should look very familiar …
- And Kerry Wills rants, “It’s a plan, not a grocery list!”
- Brad Egeland summarizes Kerzner on strategic planning. Here’s part one, and part two.
- Glen Alleman shares some diagrams and explanation of the planning horizon and error bands, and shows why repeated refinement of estimates reduces probability of error.
- Bruce Benson looks around at the folks who were “A” students, who got good at delivering what was expected, and wonders if they might be part of the problem.
- John Reiling asks, “Are you a maven?” A thought leader, trusted expert, well-spoken authority on the matters at hand? Quoth the maven, “Well, maybe …”
- Apropos of nothing, Jay Garmon posts his list of the 25 most quotable geek films, ever. “You have chosen … wisely.”