New PM Articles for the Week of September 2 – 8

New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 2 –8.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Andrea Brockmeier examines the pros and cons of virtual work.
  • Elizabeth Harrin reviews Squish, an issues management Software-as-a-Service offering.
  • Craig Brown reviews “The People’s Scrum,” by Tobias Mayer.
  • Toby Elwin reviews “Leading Successful Change,” by Gregory P. Shea, PhD and Cassie A. Solomon.
  • Martin Webster notes the similarities between the stages of change and the stages of grief.
  • Peter Saddington rolled out a series on using Agile techniques to manage distributed teams, in three parts.
  • Neil Killick explains why the business analyst is not a role in Scrum.
  • Glen Alleman goes into a lot of (excellent) detail on prediction failure modes.
  • Patrick Richard shares a few TED talks about skepticism, and recommends we (specifically) be skeptical of the “NoEstimates” movement.
  • John Goodpasture recoils in horror at the mere mention of not making estimates.  Mike Cohn, what were you thinking?
  • Andy Jordan wonders if the PMO’s “project dashboard” view of the portfolio is helping, or hurting?  Maybe we need “pull” reporting …
  • Chuck Morton starts a new best practices series, this time on project status reports.
  • Devan Dean explains how to audit a project.  Just eight minutes, safe for work.
  • Patrick Weaver expounds on the process of delegating.
  • Conrado Morlan is fine-tuning how he communicates with Generation Y.
  • Dr. Mark Goulston is presenting a free webinar on persuasion on September 12th, “Just listen: how to get through to anyone.”
  • Francis Hooke sees some parallels between the long running British television show, “Top Gear,” and managing projects with Prince2.
  • Annie McKee explains why good people become bad bosses.  Just ten minutes, safe for work.
  • Marko Divac looks into the people who de-motivate us in the workplace.
  • Jo Ann Sweeney shares some strategies for getting demotivated workers to support your project.
  • Pawel Brodzinski shares his thoughts on why we need to hire for cultural fit, rather than getting the best technical skills.
  • Penelope Trunk lays out a strategy for making your horrible job suck less.
  • Susanne Madsen asks us to leave the comfort of our Comfort Zone, and leave certainty behind.
  • Philip Smith hears all of this talk about the importance of soft skills, and asks, “When has Project Management NOT been about people?”
  • Lynda Bourne looks at four techniques to develop team members: teaching, coaching, counseling, and mentoring.
  • Kerry Wills is finding new professional applications for his obsessive-compulsive disorder, in his project binder.


3 thoughts on “New PM Articles for the Week of September 2 – 8

  1. Thank you for inclusion of my post. I hope you and your viewers find more project and change management value across some of my other blog posts.

    I appreciate the other resources you’ve collect above.

  2. Dave,

    Thank you for mentioning us in your newest post “New PM Articles for the Week of September 2 – 8”. Your compilation of the “Best Project Management Blogs Released This Week” should be mandatory for all Project managers to review as it contains so many wonderful links!

    Have a productive week!

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