New PM Articles for the Week of September 10 – 16

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.