New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 4 – 10. Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Andy Jordan tells how Rally Software engaged their customers by giving them working prototypes and asking for their feedback. Result: product excellence!
- Elizabeth Harrin condenses a presentation from Catharine Powell on five models for Agile team structures.
- Bill Krebs notes that understanding why we do something is as important as knowing how to do it. Especially in Agile methodologies.
- Shim Marom explores the Blake Mouton managerial model, as adapted to conflict resolution. Not as academic as it sounds.
- Samad Aidane interviews Marc van der Heijden VP of Global IT at Adidas, on managing their IT project Portfolio. Just 16 minutes, safe for work.
- Rick Freedman interviews Mike Griffiths, who provides some background on the PMI-ACP certification and why it’s relevant.
- Cornelius Fichtner explains the eligibility requirements and application process for the PMI-ACP exam.
- Simon Buehring reflects on the growing number of project managers with the Prince2 credential, as it grows beyond it’s UK origins.
- Peter Saddington has decided that all of those certifications and degrees aren’t going to help him grow his business.
- David Rico is starting a series on how Agile project management frameworks have developed and evolved.
- Dave Kerpen recounts a story of meeting an elderly man on an airplane, and the conversation that changed his life.
- Andrew Seidman reports on GlaxoSmithKline’s experiment with standing desks.
- Roz Baker hypothesizes that “the purpose of a project is to bundle up and organize a whole bunch of decisions.”
- John Moore reports on how data center service provider Equinix moved IT service management to a SaaS platform.
- Patrick Gray looks at the consumerization of IT and finds that for the first time, big business is following the technology trends.
- Glen Alleman maintains that complex problems do not have simple solutions.
- Scott Berkun reflects on the development of the Polaris nuclear missile system, a project that depended on a dozen entirely new technologies.
- Bertrand Duperrin argues that while sustainable is good, renewable is better.