New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 10 – 16, 2012. Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Andrea Brockmeier explains how to articulate a risk as an event, and why we should express them that way.
- Bob Galen loves Agile methods, but he doesn’t want to just throw away the PMBOK.
- Elizabeth Harrin’s theme for September is software, so she’s collected developments related to software firms in a news round-up.
- Joel Bancroft-Connors and Hogarth explain why Joan of Arc didn’t need any authority to lead an army.
- Neil Stolovitsky see three strategies you might want to borrow from new product development teams to use on your projects.
- Glen Alleman borrowed some concepts that his daughter is using with her second grade class to structure his weekly program meetings.
- LeRoy Ward thinks we should recruit people we don’t like to join our projects.
- Kailash Awati has been reading a paper called, “The social construction of organizational change paradoxes,” so he shares the high points.
- Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin has an interesting approach to time management: time triage.
- Karol McCloskey talks about customer development. No, not developing new customers – developing better products by talking to customers.
- Sorin Fiscu finds the similarities between managing projects and playing Angry Birds.
- Samad Aidane disputes the heroic ideal of the project manager who controls everything as a myth, and he’s starting a series on the reality of what we do for a living.
- Bruce Benson notes that if it’s obvious to everyone that we’re in a crisis, it’s too late to fix it.
- Lynda Bourne explains that project management was conducted differently during the Roman era. They didn’t get paid?
- Wendii has decided we need to focus our priorities, and that means giving up initiatives that aren’t panning out.
- Roger Chou uses construction of the Buddha Memorial Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan as a model for program visibility.
- Shim Marom explains the difference between an estimate and a guesstimate.