New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 5 – 11. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Aaron Smith reports the key events from the Agile2013 Roundup conference held in Nashville last week.
- Craig Smith recaps the Agile2013 opening keynote and the day one sessions he attended. Just 15 minutes, safe for work.
- Elizabeth Harrin reviews “Leading Successful Change,” by Gregory Shea and Cassie Solomon.
- Scott Berkun asks an interesting question: Why do we tolerate bad systems? The comments on his post are also interesting.
- Glen Alleman notes that making improvements requires discipline.
- Gary Nelson wants us to check the rear view mirror, clean the windshield in and out, and otherwise improve our project vision.
- Mario Trentim shares the secrets of managing an innovation portfolio.
- Kenneth Darter identifies the keys to planning for requirements gathering: define the scope, outline based on the WBS, and verify findings.
- Rosalind Baker explores the reasons why getting SME’s and key stakeholders booked for a multi-day workshop can be so difficult.
- Russell Whitworth offers a guide to project start-up meetings.
- Andy Jordan reminds us to include the end user in our requirements gathering.
- Shim Marom has some thoughts on the recent Queensland ban on doing any further business with IBM.
- Cheri Baker contemplates the amount of courage it takes to be a beginner. Even when beginning to realize your dreams.
- Ammar Mango shares his list of the top ten books every project manager must read.
- Alison Smith explains why pessimists are necessary, especially in planning.
- Alison Wood explains the feedback sandwich method. Pass the mustard?
- Ian Webster looks at the business case for working from home, and whether it applies to project managers.
- Kerry Wills finds that conference calls can be stressful. At least, the part about identifying himself.