New PM Articles for the Week of June 18 – 24

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 …


1 thought on “New PM Articles for the Week of June 18 – 24

  1. I hope you like The Information Diet now that you’ve gone and got a copy of it for yourself…feel like the pressure is on for me to have recommended something you’ll enjoy! Let me know what you think of it.

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