New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 19 – 25. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Laura Burford suggests an alternative approach to gathering requirements: total immersion.
- Elizabeth Harrin reviews “Strategies for Project Sponsorship,” by Vicki James, Peter Taylor, and Ron Rosenhead.
- Samad Aidane interviews Vicki James, Peter Taylor, and Ron Rosenhead on their new book. Just 38 minutes, safe for work.
- Bas de Baar’s new book with Lori Kane, “A Travel Guide for Transitions,” is now available in printed form.
- Saira Karim explains the differences between a project manager and a project leader.
- Laura Zuber advocates a collaborative approach to producing estimates.
- Rich Maltzman notes that project success requires much more than successful project management.
- Glen Alleman shares links to a series of papers that address the notion of how to assess project success.
- Ian Webster notes the inherent risks in making assumptions and then never bothering to validate them.
- John Carroll quotes Lao Tzu in describing how a good project manager facilitates success.
- Soma Bhattacharya finds overlap between Lao Tzu and Edward Deming.
- Cheri Baker has some really good ideas to improve your daily productivity.
- Scott Berkun reminds us that the pursuit of perfection can make us run past the point of completion.
- Bruce Benson says that the key to improving performance is by making incremental improvements.
- Johanna Rothman shares an anecdote on comparing teams (and why it’s a bad idea).
- Dick Billows provides good and bad examples of project planning, as a series of trade-offs.
- Jiju Nair says the key to managing requirements is to establish a requirements lifecycle framework and adopt the right tools.
- Kerry Wills notes that every organization has someone who has been around for a long time and knows everything. Hizzoner, da mare …