New PM Articles for the Week of September 3 – 9

New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 3 – 9, 2012.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Gil Broza shares his thoughts on coaching in the sixth and final extract from his book, “The Human Side of Agile.”
  • Andrew Makar gives us a preview of Microsoft Project 2013.  It’s still in development, but this might be the solution that makes us all move to the Cloud.
  • Michael Wood looks at the past, present, and future of project management, as frameworks, tools, and methods.
  • Carolyn McDonald reports on how the Olympics Delivery Authority put together a risk management framework that met their safety, schedule, and cost goals.
  • Elizabeth Harrin talks with two experts about the ramifications for the organization of BYOD – Bring Your Own Device.
  • Sam Palani explains how to secure your passwords using LastPass and Google Authenticator.
  • Serena Grant explains how to use concise language, facts, and different communication methods to lead.
  • Ron Rosenhead quotes a post from Suzanne Madsen, on how she’s learning to overcome her need for control.
  • Scott Edinger says an investment firm client found that people who work remotely are slightly more engaged than folks who work in the office.
  • Bertrand Duperrin looks at making more effective use of “social” tools in the enterprise.  Parts one and two.
  • Will Weider explains why a good PMO is like air traffic control.
  • Andy Jordan explores the PMO as administrative support for the project managers.
  • Chris Niccolls expounds on how to design a PMOto identify and fill the gap that is preventing project success.
  • Bruce Benson tells the story of a project that was approved for twelve months, against all experience, and took the same old eighteen months as previous projects.
  • Glen Alleman explains the ramifications of parallel and series tasks and merge bias, and why the mean critical path date is not the most likely end date
  • Jeff Haden shares an interviewing strategy for job candidates that reveals a lot about them, and whether they’ll be a fit for your organization.
  • Peter Saddington reviews SonicAgile, a new SaaS Scrum management tool.
  • Donna Reed will deliver a webinar on 9/17, “Coping with multi-tasking during project meetings.”
  • Kerry Wills has been making influential friends, in security and administration.
  • Geoff Mattie is starting to approach his job as if he had life tenure, and didn’t have to worry about whether doing the right thing might end his career.
  • Mark Horstman on silver bullets: “For what you’ll spend trying to find silver, you can get a HUNDRED in pewter. Shine them yourself. Work at it.”
  • Vincent McGevna explains what he refers to as “the chain of quality,” meaning the interim products that are used by others to create their products.

Enjoy!