New PM Articles for the Week of December 31 – January 6, 2013
New project management articles published on the web during the week of December 31 – January 6, 2013. Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Brett Beaubouef looks at the coming growth of yet another Cloud offering – Integration as a Service.
- Barb Darrow recaps the six biggest developments in the business growth of The Cloud during 2012.
- Elizabeth Harrin and her husband are nearing the conclusion of a nine month project that will produce a high-maintenance deliverable. Congratulations!
- Glen Alleman gives brief definitions of Aleatory Risk and Epistemic Risk, and cites 33(!) books and articles on project risk management. Some light reading …
- Chuck Morton applies simple probability rules to scheduling, and finds that even if the ten tasks in your critical path each have a 90% probability of success, you’re still screwed.
- Bertrand Duperrin has a great round-up of links this week. Some in English, some in French – choose the ones that seem interesting, just like you do from our list.
- Vesa H Autio shares the characteristics, benefits and prerequisites of being a Strategically Oriented Project Manager.
- Daryl Conner asks the question “How Does Our Presence Reflect Our Character?”
- Gary Nelson wants to kick off the new project in the New Year, with a PARTY! Of course, as you might have guessed, that’s an acronym.
- Andrew Makar explains how an outgoing project manager can make the transition less painful for her replacement, and less risky for the project.
- Marian Haus explains early scoping, late scoping, and iterative scoping, and on what sorts of projects they are most useful.
- Joe Crumpler manages his learning with a journal. “It is a competitive world, and to compete we must learn new skills.”
- Kelysey van Haaster continues his series on chess and the art of business analysis.
- Alan Garvey has some principles for the IT project manager to follow that should improve your success rate.
- Tristan Wember shares seven tips for team leaders.
- Jennifer Whitt talks about how communication can uncomplicated your projects.
- Kailash Awati examines the shortcomings of cause and effect based models used in management. Specifically, the intentions of the humans being managed.
- Johanna Rothman sees “chief” in a title, and asks: how can this be a self-organizing, Agile team?
- Nicholas Carlson says that Google Glass and the similar eyeglasses-based technology that Microsoft is working on might replace our smartphones.
- Patrick Gray shares five New Year’s resolutions for IT leaders.
- ESI International released their list of the top ten trends for project management in 2013.
- Toni Bowers tells us about two new trends in candidate selection: challenge-based and video interviews. “So, how would you move Mt. Fuji?“