New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 18 – 24. Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- David Hillson defines enterprise risk management, as characteristics of the organization.
Mark Mullaly peeks into the core of developing strategy.
- Duncan Haughey shares ten insightful quotes that every project manager needs to contemplate.
- Elizabeth Harrin didn’t know what she was getting into when she decided to become a project manager, but she does now.
- Robert Bell has some more reasons to get into project management. Personally, I’m in it for the mortgage payments.
Vanessa Fiorido reveals the fallacies of three common project manager stereotypes.
- Kevin O’Connor looks at making the transition from peer to leader.
- Sam Shead argues that every executive is now involved in technology decisions. And that’s a good thing.
- Kenneth Darter has some pointers for selling the merits of your project to the stakeholders.
- Johanna Rothman says managers don’t have to be perfect, but they have to be congruent.
- Roz Baker equates “trust” with predictability, which grows from familiarity. And you’ve got to be careful, because that leads to complacency.
- Joel Bancroft-Connors and Hogarth explain why multi-tasking is no-tasking.
- Tristan Wember explains that principled negotiation is focused on interests rather than positions.
- Dave Kerpen says it’s worth the practice required for us to become better writers.
- Bruce McGraw has trouble remembering names, but he’s found some techniques that might help.
- Ron Rosenhead looks into common project management reporting standards and finds there usually aren’t any.
Andrea Brockmeier looks at the crucial difference between complete and done in closing a project.
- Shim Marom uses stop light indicators in his project status reports. And any one red light makes the whole project red!
Marc Löffler shares the pitfalls and prevention of “Watermelon Reporting”.
- Nancy Nee shows us how to leverage use cases to improve our user stories.
- Mike Griffiths wonders how future project managers will “remember” Agile? Probably inaccurately, if the history of project management is any indicator.
- Lori Ellsworth notes that while you can reasonably manage a small project with spreadsheets, it’s not a practical way to manage a portfolio of projects.
- Will Kelly takes a look at Confluence, a combination wiki and collaboration tool.