New PM Articles for the Week of October 22 – 28

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.

Enjoy!