New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 1 – 7, 2012. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Angela Druckman tells us how a project manager can become a SrumMaster, by not being a project manager. Or at least, by not behaving like a PM.
- Michiko Darby thinks that project managers should plan for crisis, as an expected outcome, by building trust relationships, knowledge, and forward momentum.
- Kailash Awati shares a little fable about a project manager who is too busy planning to pay attention to what’s actually happening.
- Elizabeth Harrin pulls together her bi-monthly Carnival of Project Management round-up of blog posts. If you’re reading this, of course you’re interested!
- Sara Fister Gale has an excellent article in PM Network this month on the keys to agility – iteration, risk management, and change management.
- Sameer Bendre touts volunteering, and as a PMBOK Fifth Edition contributor, Agile CoP knowledge management lead, and program manager for the Agile Interest group, he knows what he’s talking about.
- PMI is holding a four day PMO Symposium 2012 for program, portfolio, and organization project leaders in November, here in Las Vegas.
- Donna Reed alerts us to an upcoming webinar on leveraging a scaled Agile framework in mixed waterfall and Agile environments.
- Joel Bancroft-Connors and Hogarth explain why you should throw away the prototype and start over, once you know what you should have built.
- Derek Huether shares the slides from his Agile 101 presentation at the PM Symposium in Washington, DC.
- Bob Lewis thinks IT departments should eliminate IT projects, transitioning instead to release management.
- Will Kelly gives us a quick review of ProjectLibre, a possible open-source replacement for MS Project. But, not quite yet …
- Arup Maity has a few takeaways on what constitutes a great project management software tool.
- Glen Alleman tells us how his mechanic diagnosed the source of a problem in his Honda, and illustrates why we should consider “most likely” failures first.
- Dmitri Ivanenko diagnoses the PM or team member who is unsure what to do as lacking knowledge, experience, or the project’s intended benefit.
- Shim Marom shares his TED talk recommendation of the week: Amy Cuddy on how your body language influences … YOU!
- Cheri Baker considers the question, “What do you do when achievement no longer motivates you?” And here was her personal answer.·