New PM Articles for the Week of March 4 –10

New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 4 – 10.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Scott Matteson looks through Google Glass for business applications.  Will you find this new consumer technology in one of your projects next year?
  • Elizabeth Harrin interviews Andrew Makar on managing your professional brand, and why a Facebook picture of you in a toga might cost you a job interview.
  • Samad Aidane interviews Dr.Aaron Shenhar on the next generation of project managers, and having fun managing projects.  Just 32 minutes, safe for work.
  • Steve Hart shares the 10 necessary capabilities of a Project Manager.
  • Dave Prior interviews Jim Benson, co-author of Personal Kanban, on applying visual methods to understand and manage your work. Part 1 is 23 minutes, safe for work.
  • Tristan Wember provides an overview of the four main forms of resistance to change.
  • Kailash Awati notes that while business intelligence is useful for monitoring operations, it isn’t particularly useful for making strategic decisions.
  • Glen Alleman looks at identifying trends in earned value management data.
  • Craig Brown offers a list of “audit” questions, for you to do a project self-examination.
  • Bruce Benson wants to get rid of those political maneuvers that add so much overhead to our projects.
  • John Reiling shares an example of “just one small request.”  After all, it’s only an inch – how much could it be?
  • Toni Bowers points out some things that probably remove the next time you update your resume.
  • Joel Bancroft-Connors and Hogarth note that one size doesn’t fit all, even at Yahoo.
  • Chip Camden weighs in on whether a PM with no experience as a software developer can effectively manage a software development project.
  • Mark Langley, President and CEO of PMI, introduces some key lessons learned from their “2013 Pulse of the Profession” report.
  • Johanna Rothman continues her series on organizing an Agile program.
  • Jesse Fewell keeps hearing people say things about Scrum that just ain’t so.
  • Jeff Oltmann gives us some thoughts on when to use traditional planning methods, and when to use Agile methods.
  • Shim Marom says, “If you can’t articulate it, you can’t deliver it.”
  • Patrick Richard summarizes the key lessons from a recent webinar called, “The Illusion and Promise of Self-organizing Teams.”
  • Roz Baker explains the basics of delegation.
  • John Carroll says, “Pushy project managers are not good project managers.”.

Enjoy!