New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 12 – 18, 2012. Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Todd Williams shares the lessons behind “pushing string” to lead your leaders to the right solution by changing the problem definition.
- Jorge Valdés Garciatorre advocates seeking optimistic team members for project successes.
- Mark Mullaly explores the risks of using social media in Project Management.
- Chris Niccolls takes an in-depth look at outsourcing lessons learned.
- Kiron D. Bondale advocates and explains the benefits of downtime between project assignments.
- Mike Krutza explains why good managers give instructions, instead of orders.
- Elizabeth Harrin collected causes of conflict in project management from the audience at her recent presentation at the Pink Elephant conference.
- Dennis McCafferty presents his PowerPoint on five enterprise-level project management mistakes to avoid.
- Ben Work talks with Tom Petrocelli: “Project management is a discipline, and task management is a skill.”
- Bruce McGraw sees a disturbing trend – the devaluation of the professional project manager (as opposed to the PMP holder).
- Geoff Crane offers some tips on how to find a job in the modern, post-job board world.
- Premanand Doraiswamy and Premi Shiv have a new book out: “50 Top IT Project Management Challenges.”
- Guy Smith and his team at Diageo (Guinness, Smirnoff, and others) have a new book out: “if It’s Not Impossible, It’s Not Interesting.”
- Joel Bancroft-Connors and his gorilla, Hogarth, take a look at story estimating via the team estimation game, as an alternative to planning poker.
- Derek Huether finds an example of a visual management system (mieruka, for you Toyota management system fans) while driving through a school zone.
- Mike Griffiths looks at interruptions, flow, quiet time, and instant messaging.
- Terry Rankin has coined the best new word of the month – “technosterone.” Remember “sniglets?”
- Ken Ritchie liked a story on the news about Sara Blakely and her father’s views on the value (!) of failing … and learning.