New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 17 – 23, 2011. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Walt Zeglinski shares the positive accountability model, linking workforce engagement and goal alignment to describe an organization’s culture.
- Derek Huether concludes his three part series on the mainstreaming of Agile with a link to a 3-minute video on the role of the first follower in starting a movement – safe for work. He also has an update from his first PMI-ACP class in the DC area.
- Peter Saddington shares observations from someone who took the PMI-ACP exam on October 6th. Worth a review even if you don’t plan to pursue the credential.
- Glen Alleman is working on a webinar on “the integration of Agile with the contractual management of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.”
- Marc Loffler thinks maybe a team of product owners might be a good approach.
- Bas de Baar explores group interaction, based on insights gained from an article by Trudy and Peter Johnson-Lenz, “Rhythms, Boundaries, Containers. Elements of Social Systems.”
- Elizabeth Harrin says we should assume positive intent at the office (as opposed to, say, everywhere else).
- Bruce Benson suggests that we need to translate the jargon used by the project teams and the business folks, in both directions.
- Hajar Hamid offers some guidance on how to introduce timeboxed meetings to your team.
- Jason Hiner came away from the annual Gartner Symposium with an interesting list of tech trends to watch for in 2012.
- Conrado Morlan continues his examination of the different generations in project teams, with a look at Gen X.
- Bruce McGraw shares a list of resources for helping us deal with people issues on our projects.
- Paul Boos shares the final installment of his series on the Feng Shui for establishing a culture of innovation.
- Johanna Rothman says, “If you are a program manager, make sure you know which team you are trying to manage.”
- John Reiling suggests we try transplanting ideas from project management as practiced in other industries.
- Andrea McDougal lists a whopping 30 potential career paths for a practitioner with a degree in project management.
- Kiron Bondale thinks project managers could learn a few lessons from Steve Jobs.