New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 18 –24, 2011. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Bob Tarne interviews Troy Tuttle, a self-described “pragmatic Agilist,” on his adoption and use of Kanban in software development. Highly recommended.
- Alan Shefveland provides an extensive overview of project portfolio planning.
- Kerry Wills talks about three ships in the fleet of success: ownership, stewardship, and leadership.
- Elizabeth Harrin looks at two surveys on the effectiveness of project management training, draws a few conclusions, and makes some recommendations.
- Peter Saddington has discovered Yet Another Flavor of Agile – OpenAgile, “the world’s only open source Agile method.” No, it only sounds like a concatenation of two randomly selected, high-usage buzz words …
- Derek Huether shares his Guide to Sprint Planning. By the way, he’s also working on a PMI-ACP prep course – stay tuned for details!
- Saira Karim takes a look at the notion of “best practices,” and argues that what was once best might now be less than optimal. Time to look for “better practices.”
- Now that Ted Hardy has written about what innovation is (and isn’t), he’s ready to write about innovation in … developing requirements.
- Bruce Benson argues in favor of tracking expenditures “by hand,” rather than depending on financial systems to cough up critical project budget data.
- Michael Young expounds on a well-established process – stakeholder analysis.
- Josh Nankivel answers an Email from a PM student, wondering if he should pursue the CAPM credential to compensate for his lack of work experience.
- Kristen Lora, an English major, tells how she discovered project management was the best career choice for her.
- Cornelius Fichtner, host of The Project Management Prepcast, lists three ways to fail your PMP exam audit. Applicable to PMI-ACP, too!