New PM Articles for the Week of March 5 – 11

New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 5 – 11, 2012.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Ty Kiisel looks at motivation.  “Foster a sense of making progress on meaningful work.”
  • Geoff Crane recounts a dialog with his new friend, Emma Reynolds, of E3 Reloaded.  They believe that the recruitment process is broken.
  • Elizabeth Harrin picked up five tips on managing information overload while she was at the Pink Elephant conference last month.
  • Todd Williams tells us about his less than satisfying interaction with the head of a technology professional organization, on what might be a topic of interest for his membership.
  • Katia Sullivan continues her series on applying traditional project metrics, namely earned value, to Agile projects.
  • Joel Bancroft-Connors and his gorilla, Hogarth, take a look at the “slippery slope” that leads from ethical to Bernie Madoff.
  • Shim Marom looks at ethical issues as possible reason for high failure rates on software projects.
  • Greg Balestrero, former President and CEO at PMI, has joined IIL as a senior advisor to the team developing new training in Corporate Consciousness, Leadership and Sustainability.
  • Stacy Higginbotham believes the new iPad will have significant ramifications for corporate networks.
  • Johanna Rothman is finding one problem with distributed teams is time zones and daylight savings times.
  • Jordan Bortz shares (and comments on) a post he found from a frustrated coder on the perils of unrealistic expectations, even in an Agile approach.
  • James Grinnell looks at the difference between stretch goals and snap goals.
  • Ken Ritchie considers the difficulty in explaining what we do to people who aren’t in our line of work.
  • Bruce McGraw recounts the history of estimating project costs, and how it’s done these days on a project using Scrum.