New PM Articles for the Week of July 11 –17

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.”

Enjoy!