New PM Articles for the Week of October 17 – 23

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.