New project management articles published on the web during the week of June 4 – 10, 2012. Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Daniel Gullo defines some key Agile roles, both in terms of the work they do and what sorts of credentials and experience might apply.
- Mike Clayton contributes an edited excerpt from his book, “Risk Happens!” on group think and risky shift.
- Derek Huether shares his technique for measuring agreement in a group, the “Fist of Five.”
- Joel Bancroft-Connors and Hogarth report from their new home at The Gorilla Coach on why you should always try to sit in the front row.
- Andrew Nusca scans Forbes’ list of the 25 fastest-growing technology companies, and notes that 21 of them are business tech firms. Facebook, Schmace-book …
- Nick Heath explains how Amazon’s “two-pizza” rule can be applied to project staffing.
- Susan Cramm, writing as a current CFO and former CIO, insists as BYOD becomes the new normal, we need more leadership in IT, not less.
- Peter Saddington highlights two cloud-based tools for Agile teams: Timebox and VersionOne, Catalyst Edition.
- Shane Hastie reports from Agile Australia, where one presentation described how a government ministry in New Zealand disbanded a 60 person PMO, by changing processes.
- Elizabeth Harrin reports on a completely different sort of project: a Queen’s Jubilee celebration.
- Lynda Bourne asks an interesting question: is project management an international standard or a cultural process?
- Samad Aidane interviews Ann Hermann-Nehdi on how Herrmann’s Whole Brain Thinking model can be applied to project management. Just 52 minutes, safe for work.
- Conrado Morlan tells about a recent experience where a new team member needed some coaching on how their organization selected projects.
- Mac lovers, take heart! OmniPlan is now available for your iPad!! Take THAT, MS Project!
- Penelope Trunk offers some essential advice for new college graduates, which is just as applicable to the rest of us.
- Kerry Wills compares managing projects with playing chess. En passant, of course.
- Josh Nankivel reviews BrainBOK, a new PMP exam study tool.