New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 29 – November 4, 2012. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Vincent McGevna explains the paradox of teams: teamwork takes time to save time.
- Elizabeth Harrin’s monthly round-up of PM news includes five short summaries of key events around the globe.
- Lynda Bourne shares some of the key changes in the coming fifth edition of the PMBOK.
- Shim Marom has some ideas about what he should reasonably expect from project team members and stakeholders. Excellent list, mate!
- Sameer Bendre channels Aretha Franklin, asking for us to respect each other. It’s about being Agile.
- Lisamarie Babik and Johanna Rothman explain how to build a team through feedback.
- Dick Billows summarizes the best negotiation techniques, and how to use them.
- David Walton starts with a bomb: “Every major change management programme puts shareholder value at risk.” And goes on from there …
- Steve Ressler lists four important things project managers can learn from having a baby. Uh, how to deal with sleep deprivation?
- Ken MacGregor points out that “business users are not necessarily interested in projects per se – what they want is to gain new capabilities.”
- Jesse Fewell recounts some truly dumb things said about Agile projects, by people who should probably know better – Agile experts.
- Satish Kumar reflects on failing projects – how to recognize and save one, and when to walk away from one.
- Mary Shacklett identifies ten strategies to minimize the pain associated with killing a failing project.
- Mike Griffiths links Agile to several well-established human resources and motivation theories.
- Glenn Alleman is reading Brian Wernham’s book, “Agile Project Management for Government,” and thinks we should, too.
- Tom Mochal expounds on the merits of pair programming. Project managers, be willing to support this as an experiment.
- Cheri Baker says that the key to managing workers with disabilities is high expectations.
- Toni Bowers reports on a survey that indicates our health is a risk from – wait for it – sitting at our desks. And yes, I was sitting when I wrote that!