New project management articles published on the web during the week of June 18 – 24, 2012. Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Elizabeth Harrin reviews Clay Johnson’s new book, “The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption.” I just got the Kindle version!
- Samad Aidane interviews Dr. Sian Beilock, who explains why highly skilled people fail to perform their best when the stakes are high. Just 22 minutes, safe for work.
- Penelope Trunk offers some time management ideas for people who have a job, children, and other artifacts of an actual life.
- Joel Bancroft-Connors and his gorilla, Hogarth, contemplate single-tasking in a multi-threaded world, with multiple to-do lists.
- Joelle Jay explains how a CATA (Catalysts, Achievements, Tasks, Avoidances) list can help you sort your to-do lists, to find the activities that matter the most.
- Neil Killick explains why work-in-progress limits are critical to Agility.
- Brian Profitt compares cloud-based project management / collaboration tools AceProject, BaseCamp, and Zoho Project.
- Modern Ghana magazine has a brief but interesting piece from the folks at HansaWorld, a South African company, on the importance of change management.
- Bernardine Douglas offers some rules for maintaining control in a lessons-learned session with a dispersed team.
- Karol McCloskey exposes the “hindsight bias,” and why it keeps us from learning from our mistakes.
- Rick Freedman advocates development of a roadmap to guide your organization’s adoption of Agile. “Without a roadmap, we may be great drivers but we don’t know where we’re heading.”
- Mike Griffiths has published the third article in his series on Agile Risk Management. This one explores collaborative approaches in the first three of six risk management steps.
- Peter Saddington celebrates Ken Schwaber’s acknowledgement of “Scrum And.” Especially since he’s been doing it for six years.
- Ran Tao reviews the sixth edition of Robert Wysocki’s venerable, “Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme.”
- Victor Szalvay will present a webinar on Wednesday, June 27 at 11:00 AM Pacific time, “Agile: Kanban or Scrum.” Looks interesting.
- Kerry Wills channels his internal eighth grade English teacher, sharing some principles of document quality.
- Rachel Silverman takes a look at several companies where management has been crowd-sourced, to the employees.
- Geoffrey James advocates for positive thinking: seven easy ways to improve a bad day. “Decide that a bad day is when somebody steals your car and drives it into the ocean.” Especially bad for that guy …