New project management articles published on the web during the week of June 10 – 16. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Wayne Grant is fighting waste and tracking investment with snakes and ladders, in order to maximize productivity. Not the board game, by the way.
- Elizabeth Harrin has published a new edition of her book, “Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World.”
- Jiju Nair outlines the key to making outsourcing work.
- Samad Aidane shows us his project management tool kit and interviews Jennifer McNulty and Rafa Ballesteros on managing localization projects.
- Doug Jackson lists the skills and abilities needed for a good requirements analyst.
- Peter Saddington’s webinar, “How to Grow High Performance Teams through Mentorship” is now available; just 55 minutes, safe for work.
- Vivek Wadha gives us some tips on how to give a great presentation.
- Laura Burford describes the ways in which vendors and clients talk past each other.
- Scott Berkun reminds us to make a list.
- Shim Marom explains the difference between an estimate and a guess.
- Patrick Richard also takes up the difference, including BEG’s, WAG’s, and EWAG’s.
- Neill Killick publishes Chris Chapmen’s interview questions, on his view of #NoEstimates.
- Glen Alleman writes his last post on #NoEstimates. I’ll believe THAT when I don’t see the next one.
- Don Kim reports on the pending failure of the British government’s Biggest Agile Project in the World.
- Several veteran PMI bloggers identify what they feel are the critical skill sets for project managers.
- Ron Rosenhead explores that common expression, “Sounds like a plan.” But, is it?
- Bertrand Duperrin identifies why mobile applications are so hard to do well.
- Martin Webster shows us how to make a stakeholder map.
- Chuck Morton concludes his series on the change management process.
- Kerry Wills asks you to please not attach ginormous files to your meeting invitations, when a link will do.
- Cheri Baker shares her work-life balance strategy: ten mini-vacations a year.
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!