New PM Articles for the Week of May 7 – 13

New project management articles published on the web during the week of May 7 – 13, 2012.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Elizabeth Harrin interviewed me during her visit to Las Vegas in February.  Thanks again, and hurry back!
  • Joel Bancroft-Connors gives us his all-encompassing description of what Agile “is.”  Not for your elevator ride, unless you work in a very, very tall building.
  • Tom Mochal advocates a slightly out of the mainstream idea: code reviews are Agile!
  • Will Kelly lists the top project management applications for the iPad.
  • David Taber uses monster metaphors to address the use of waterfall project methodologies for cloud deployments.
  • Peter Saddington recaps the history of Agile – the movers, the shakers, the influencers, and the drivers that got us here.
  • Glen Alleman asks: has your theory (of Agile) been battle tested?
  • Johanna Rothman explains what management really means when they say they want your team to increase their velocity (and how to do it).
  • Mike Griffiths expounds on how Agile projects address risk avoidance and risk reduction.
  • Jordan Bortz quotes Linda Rising, “Is Agile just placebo, and are its related benefits just due to the placebo effect?”
  • Nick Heath reports on Gartner Group’s recent findings on outsourcing trends.
  • Arras People, the UK project management recruitment specialists, have re-launched the Project & Program Management (PPM) Community blog portal.  It’s a good list of PM blogs.
  • Toni Bowers shares an infographic with the tell-tale signs of an over-worked employee.
  • Lonnie Pacelli describes the “good enough” leader.  One who knows not only when to start, but when to stop.  Like I always say, perfection is over-rated.
  • John Reiling says he’s a proponent of “breadth of experience.”
  • Jim De Piante offers some thoughts on managing the development of your project management career.
  • Josh Nankivel shares a “heat map” of where on your resume recruiters spend their average of six seconds.
  • Cyndee Miller summarizes Andy Craggs’ plenary address at the PMI Global Congress 2012 – EMEA in Marseille, France.
  • Bruce Benson has a run-in with the VP’s of Quality and Testing, who want to know why the Very Important Work of their teams isn’t producing the effect they expected.


One thought on “New PM Articles for the Week of May 7 – 13

  1. Thanks, Dave! I think it might be a while before I’m back in Vegas but I watch it every week on the TV during CSI and try to spot all the places you took us!

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