New project management articles published on the web during the week of January 16 through 22, 2012. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Amy Showalter shares some tips on developing a “team of influencers” to help you sell your ideas.
- Mike Griffiths has an update on the slowly evolving PMBOK Guide – Fifth Edition. The good news is, the exposure draft will be open for comments on February 17.
- Cornelius Fichtner tells you how to earn PDU’s by writing about project management. And yes, I’m always looking for guest posters!
- Elizabeth Harrin interviews Susanne Madsen on the power of questioning in coaching project teams, and reviews Susanne’s new book, The Project Management Coaching Workbook.
- Glen Alleman watches the Denver Broncos lose (miserably) and gains some insight into the notion of “self-organizing teams.”
- Jessica Levy argues that athletes make good project managers. Even the Broncos?
- Hajar Hamid has some thoughts on how we can empower our project team members.
- Samad Aidane posted seven(!) interviews on his site, “Guerrilla Project Management,” this week. I’m not even going to try to make a recommendation – choose for yourself!
- Patrick Richard is making his New Year’s resolutions a few weeks into January, and they’re all about catching up on project management knowledge. Scheduling, maybe …
- Bruce McGraw has a checklist for project managers who need to travel. And yeah, I’m heading to the airport after I post this …
- John Paczkowski says the “bring your own device” philosophy will drive the enterprise to spend $19 billion on Apple hardware in 2012. Wow!
- Patrick Thibodeau reports on Gartner Group’s assessment of the top ten tech priorities of CIO’s, based on their annual survey.
- Jason Hiner interviews leading geek pundits (his term) at CES 2012 for their observations on cool products and important trends. Several videos, all safe for work.
- Shim Marom has some thoughts about project management in the real world. You know: the one with the bureaucrats.
- Ty Kiisel reviews ten famous failures, and offers nine symptoms to spot them in advance.
- Peter Saddington interviews Agile coach Brian Bozzuto on AgileGames2012, “a wholly interactive conference” scheduled for April 19-21 in Cambridge, MA.
- Tatyana Yanush looks at how the project manager fits in when implementing Scrum.
- Derek Huether shares a video from Joe Justice and Team WikiSpeed, who have applied Agile, Lean, and Scrum to develop a road-legal commuter car that will get over 100 miles per gallon. Ten minutes, safe for work. And it looks like the car is, too.