New project management articles published on the web during the week of December 17 – 23, 2012. Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Michael Menard argues that the reason so many software implementations fail is that they focus on the software, rather than the people and how they will use it.
- Elizabeth Harrin delivers her project management news round-up for December.
- Shim Marom had a great blog post about using earned value management, and Glen Alleman responded with a great post of his own.
- Chuck Morton continues his series on crafting the well-formed schedule, with resource assignments.
- Rosalind Baker shows how to use the four task dependency types to better chart out the critical path.
- David Hillson shows us how to scale our risk management to each project.
- Craig Brown shares a video from Henrik Kniberg on the role of the product owner in product development; 16 minutes, safe for work. Also, a video on the science of persuasion; safe, at 12 minutes.
- Peter Saddington posts part two of his series on the Agile Coach Persona – What we say.
- Tristan Wember offers some thoughts on dealing with negativity.
- Joel Bancroft-Connors and Hogarth consider the “hummingbird” and “pigeon” leadership models, and why you don’t want to be a bird brain.
- Andrew Makar answers: Can someone with a non-technical background make it as a technical project manager?
- The PMI Career Central LinkedIn group hosted a discussion on the skills needed to lead a global team. Here are some of the highlights.
- Johanna Rothman explains why you don’t necessarily promote the most technically competent person into a management role.
- Mary Weilage lists the ten most-read project management posts on TechRepublic during 2012.
- Kevin Korterud has a project management wish list for 2013. “2. Project issues that solve themselves.” Yeah, that’s gonna happen …