New project management articles published on the web during the week of May 20 – 26. Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Curt Finch looks at how we interact with our project accounting systems, and how we should interact with them.
- Elizabeth Harrin continues to find project management (well, work management) insights from parenting Project Jack.
- Michelle Stronach offers another explanation of the differences between frameworks, methodologies, and standards.
- Conrado Morlan recounts going beyond culture shock to find a teachable moment.
- Sarah Clare offers some thoughts on providing constructive criticism.
- Kerry Wills expounds on the virtue (and benefits) of being genuine.
- Cheri Baker says we need to face our fears. Maybe even that irrational fear of vacuum cleaners.
- Bertrand Duperrin summarizes the key takeaways from Jane McConnell’s Digital Workplace Trends report. It’s not the corporate Intranet any more.
- Walter Chen tells us about three interesting social interaction tools for teams of remote workers.
- Wendii from Manager Tools quotes Herb Kelleher, Chairman Emeritus of Southwest Airlines, on keeping employees motivated.
- Soma Bhattacharya lists five steps to be amazing at your job.
- Derek Huether argues that the way to get teams to deliver predictably is to not try for 100% utilization.
- Donna Reed shares a great video simulating a bad daily stand-up meeting, and a healthy one. Ten minutes, safe for work.
- Glen Alleman reports on the latest #NoEstimates public discourse on Twitter and related blogs.
- Shim Marom has a great post about uncertainty, but the comments make it even better.
- Mike Griffiths does a “state of the credential” review of the PMI-ACP, and finds it growing, with lots more room to grow.
- Martin Webster critiques business process re-engineering, from the point of view of a self-service user.
- Tristan Wember finds that what’s sometimes missing from change management is a sense of urgency.
- Kailash Awati shares a family anecdote that speaks volumes about context and meaning, and the traumatized children of bad drivers.
- Andrew Makar recently had the chance to test drive a new end-to-end project portfolio management tool called KeyedIn.
- Brett Beaubouef explores the relationships between business processing management, business process re-engineering, and the enterprise resource system life cycle.
- Joel Bancroft-Connors and Hogarth apply the Horstmann Corollary to Parkinson’s Law,”Work contracts to fit into the time we give it,” to EMail.
- Marian Haus continues her series on project schedule planning.
- Bruce Benson goes beyond the test report metrics and finds the real issue is: poor software quality and slow fixes.
- Andy Jordan offers some insights for those who are transitioning out of their jobs, whether voluntarily or involuntarily.
Remember: Beginning on July 31, 2013, the PMP exam will be based on the Fifth Edition of the PMBOK. Schedule accordingly, and don’t wait until the last minute!