New project management articles published on the web during the week of May 27 – June 2. Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Aaron Smith presents the high points of a Gartner Group report that recommends organizations learn to quickly identify failing projects, and halt them without prejudice.
- Elizabeth Harrin starts a series of interviews with the authors of “Strategies for Project Sponsorship.” First up: Peter Taylor.
- Andrew Filev, founder and CEO of Wrike, uses a baking metaphor for building a project dream team.
- Matt Turck helps us understand how the Internet of Things is evolving into a vibrant economy.
- Dave Blumhorst expounds on the difference between programs and portfolios, and who needs each one.
- Mike Griffiths explains how to get to shared leadership by “being the change you want to see.”
- Adriana Beal explains how to become visible enough to have your contributions rewarded.
- Patrick Gray notes the high tolerance some IT organizations have for bullying their junior staff, rather than developing them.
- Bertrand Duperrin continues his analysis and commentary on Jane McConnell’s digital workplace and intranet 2013 report.
- Jiju Nair gets into the nuts and bolts of calculating level of effort, reliably.
- Shim Marom shares a 1.5 hour video of Statoil’s Bjarte Bogsnes explaining their “Beyond Budgeting” approach to managing their business. Safe for work.
- Glen Alleman was presenting at the College of Performance Management conference when he picked up an interesting quote on predictions.
- Mattias Hällström recounts five trends in project management that seem to have reached critical mass.
- Patti Gilchrist applies the lessons Bruce Lee used in developing his style of martial arts to using project management methodologies.
- Ian Webster analyzes project management methodologies and frameworks with an eye to who benefits. Not necessarily the project manager!
- Martin Webster looks at how we can and should communicate project success. Or failure, for that matter.
- Roz Baker asks the question, “What is a project manager worth?”
- Robert Bell shares five things that learning Spanish taught him about learning to manage projects.
- Penelope Trunk tells a complicated story involving fainting, a cello and free books to explain three rules high achievers never break.
- Kerry Wills has a new book coming out in August, “Applying Guiding Principles of Effective Program Delivery.” Sounds interesting.
- Bas de Baar and Lori Kane also have a new book nearing completion, “A Travel Guide for Transitions.” A personal perspective on surviving change?
- Bernadine Douglas looks at implementing the process and business lessons learned at project end.
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!