New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 29 – May 5. Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Avinoam Nowogrodski sees us entering a new era in project management – social, personalized, and empowering – reflecting the future of work.
- Speaking of the future of work, Chess Media is conducting a survey on how social media, BYOB, and flexible work arrangements are being adopted, today.
- Elizabeth Harrin summarizes Pernille Eskerod and Anna Lund Jepsen’s book, Project Stakeholder Management.
- Andy Jordan notes that one of the most surprising failures of governance seems to happen in the project management office.
- Jeff Furman poses an ethics case study, from real life.
- Paul Culmsee demonstrates dialog mapping, using Compendium, and introduces the concept of powerful questions. Fifteen minutes, safe for work.
- Ted Hardy says that if your stakeholders won’t give you an answer, offer a really bad suggestion. Like lunch at McDonald’s.
- Donna Reed shares a recorded presentation by Vicky Haney, “Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers and Business Analysts.” One hour, safe for work.
- Roz Baker explains the difference between a project management framework and a software development life cycle model. And potatoes and tomatoes.
- Chuck Morton continues his series on project change management, with the observation that change cuts across all PMBOK knowledge areas.
- Glen Alleman offers “hard” definitions and principles of risk management, his favorite risk management process diagram, and sources of failure.
- Patrick Richard shares his comments on a post by Glen Alleman on cost and schedule estimating, with an observation about story points.
- Samad Aidane warns that a project manager should never, EVER agree to be the project sponsor and project manager at the same time.
- Abid Mustafa shares his perspective as an IT executive on the best way to utilize an executive as a project sponsor.
- Lou Adler, recruiter extraordinaire, says there are only four jobs – thinkers, builders, improvers, and producers.
- Penelope Trunk offers her take on why Jason Collins should be a positive career example for everyone.
- Will Kelly explains how MS Project 2013 integrates with the SaaS solution called Mavelink to form a comprehensive project team solution.
- Jerry Manas extracts the key takeaways from the recent “Resource Management and Capacity Planning Benchmark Study.”