New PM Articles for the Week of November 28 – December 4

New project management articles published on the web during the week of November 28 – December 4, 2011.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Bob Tarne reports from the Project Flow 2011 Conference in San Diego on Theory of Constraints and Critical Chain case studies, and looks at the similarities in CC and Kanban.
  • Elizabeth Harrin has finished her latest book, on Imposter Syndrome.  I’d tell you what it’s about, but I’m not worthy …
  • Peter Saddington shares his experience taking the PMI-ACP exam.  “If you have to study, then you don’t know what you should know for this test.”
  • And Mike Griffiths reports from the PMI-ACP steering committee meeting on next steps, now that the pilot program has wrapped up.
  • Cornelius Fichtner celebrated the 200th PM Podcast by asking 20 thought-leaders what they think is the biggest challenge in project management today.
  • Jordan Bortz tells us how to create and promote a new (but popular!) Agile Methodology.  I’m pretty sure he’s kidding.
  • Joel Bancroft-Connors and his gorilla, Hogarth, look past all the methodologies and focus on the common element in all projects – people.
  • Joe Wynne expounds on engagement, as a key part of change management.
  • Bob Lewis explains that the secret to IT project success lies in managing and delivering business change.
  • Dr. Ian Clarkson lists the top ten reasons why projects fail.
  • Bruce Benson thinks the reason we’re not adopting more successful approaches is pure force of habit, as described in the book, “Moneyball.”
  • Andrew Makar looks at three free project collaboration tools.
  • Kerry Wills looks at the reason so many “dream teams” don’t succeed – team dynamics.
  • Dmitri Ivanenko considers two roles he plays as a project manager: driver and enabler.
  • Glen Alleman concludes his series on “Five Questions PMs Must Ask,” with “Are we making progress?”
  • Bruce McGraw continues his series on finding a content management system solution.
  • Alexander Hagen shares his approach to enterprise content management project governance.
  • Thierry Breton, CEO of French technology company Atos, wants to completely eliminate internal Email from his company over the next 18 months.
  • Bert Heymans reports from Bizcamp Belgium, an “unconference” organized by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.  Tres cool!
  • Mike Inman is inaugurating a new column for CPO Agenda on Negotiation.
  • Premises-based ERP giant SAP announced that they are acquiring cloud-based HR software vendor SuccessFactors.  The story is made even more interesting by the monster movie still that accompanies the article.

Enjoy!

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