New PM Articles for the Week of February 11 – 17

New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 11 – 17.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Aaron Smith shares an infographic that highlights key findings of their research into the characteristics of distributed Agile teams.
  • Andrew Filev offers some ideas to avoid the pitfalls of managing distributed teams.
  • Elizabeth Harrin shares her round up of the five best project management articles of January and February.
  • Joe McKendrick says Dice is reporting the biggest jump in tech salaries in a decade.
  • Justin James loves IT.  Let him count the ways …
  • Cornelius Fichtner suggests some strategies for deciding when to take the PMP exam this year – before, or after the change to PMBOK 5th Edition?
  • Peter Saddington has found a hidden treasure for Agile designers.
  • Craig Brown is not impressed with his recent user experience with the Kindle app on his tablet.  New concept: “UX Debt.”  Like technical debt, but …
  • David Rico continues his series on the emergence of Agile project management frameworks.
  • Shim Marom advises against using Agile because you had a bad experience once with the “old” way.
  • John Roberts argues that project managers have to master the leadership of change.
  • Samad Aidane interviews Doug Walton on how Cisco Systems does organization change management and the ramifications for project managers.  Just 32 minutes, safe for work.
  • Martin Webster reflects on leading imperfect change, as opposed to paralysis while pursuing perfection.
  • Roz Baker has the do’s and don’ts of getting your project sponsor to make a decision.
  • Michael Wood reflects on the state of The Cloud, as we begin 2013, and looks at how “as a service” offerings have already become mainstream.
  • Kevin Korterud shares three timeless project management rules.
  • Dave Kerpen lists nine business books that he regularly gives away to employees and friends.
  • Bruce McGraw says that integrity is not a soft skill.
  • Johanna Rothman admits to having a bad manager day.  And explains why it’s important to admit it.
  • Saira Karim explains the four phases of contract negotiation.
  • Kerry Wills and his colleagues practice peer mentorship.
  • Tristan Wember says that the first step in changing your team’s behavior is changing your own behavior.