New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 3 – 9, 2011. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Victor Szalway writes about “technical debt,” the cumulative consequences of corners being cut throughout a software project’s design and development.
- Chuck Morton makes a great case for using “estimated hours to complete” as opposed to “percent complete.”
- Elizabeth Harrin shares a video from Melanie Franklin on talking with senior managers about managing project portfolios.
- Craig Brown shares a lunchtime session on how our values drive our decisions, from the Agile Manifesto to buying (or expensing) a $50 hamburger.
- Claudia Vandermilt says she has the top three questions asked during an interview for a project manager position. Which makes me wonder how she conducted the survey …
- Glen Alleman continues his series on “Five Questions a Project Manager Must Ask” by addressing, “How do we get there?”
- Sam Palani shares his recollection of Steve Jobs telling the Stanford graduating class to stay hungry and stay foolish.
- Peter Saddington reviews the free Kanban tool, KanbanPad. No, it’s not an iPad app …
- Scott Ambler articulates his model for scaling Agile to a complete delivery process.
- Dan Vickers got a bad performance review a few years ago, and used it as an opportunity to become accountable to himself.
- Carl Manello shares some basic principles for managing people in the context of managing projects.
- Josh Nankivel explains progressive elaboration as a technique for project planning.
- Bas de Baar considers boundaries and knowing you are part of a group.
- Johanna Rothman on reducing your work in progress.
- Srinivasa Rao describes the new Global Delivery Model (GDM 2.0), based on “the changed environment of cloud, social and mobile computing.”
- Brandon Koeller lists his reasons for saying that Darth Vader was an amazing project manager. Well, if you consider the Death Star to be a construction (as opposed to destruction)project …