New PM Articles for the Week of October 22 – 28
New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 22 – 28, 2012. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Michael Mah reports on the ongoing study into the results achieved using Agile methods, by the Central Ohio Agile Association.
- Elizabeth Harrin interviews Mike Clayton, author of “Brilliant Project Leader” and “Risk Happens.”
- Michael Menard describes five decision-making pitfalls that lead to bad decisions.
- PMI announced their 2013 officers and board of directors at the Global Congress 2012 North America, held in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- Cyndee Miller summarizes Marcus Buckingham’s keynote address to the PMI Global Congress, on leadership.
- Timothy Bednard contrasts two leaders in times of crisis – James Burke, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, and Tony Hayward, CEO of BP.
- Joel Bancroft-Connors and Hogarth examine the Agile leadership values of the Marine Corps.
- Gary Nelson compares the playground and the Olympic rowing teams to get to the core of teamwork: “We.”
- Gerald Gillis considers assertiveness as a leadership trait.
- Alex Williams interviews Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, who notes that the smart people change their minds a lot.
- James Grinnell analyzes the importance of forgiveness in the modern, high-stress workplace.
- The Gartner Group posted their top ten strategic technology trends for 2013.
- Larry Dignan attends the same Gartner conference, and summarizes Peter Sondergaard’s talk on the near future of technology: cloud, mobile, social, and big data.
- IDC published a new white paper from HP Education Services that demonstrates the correlation between training and team success, for both operations and projects.
- Andrew Makar shows how to use a formula in a custom field to show all of the tasks within a specific date range.
- Derek Huether shares his presentation on visual management systems, delivered at the PMI Global Congress.
- Cheri Baker sees fall as a potential metaphor for what successful organizations should do after rapid growth – rest!
- Craig Smith interviews Adam Weisbart about his presentation at Agile 2012, “Agile Antipatterns: The Agilist’s Guide to Traps, Tripwires and Treachery,” and Vanilla Ice as an agilista.
- Craig Brown shares some tips on sprint and iteration reviews, and a sample agenda.
- Johanna Rothman considers the case of a small project involving a large inherited technical debt.