New PM Articles for the Week of January 27 – February 2

Pete Carroll

New project management articles published on the web during the week of January 27 – February 2. Congratulations to Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks! Recommended:

The Future Starts Tomorrow

  • Daniel Burrus notes that the ever-advancing portable phone is going to change our lives (even more) over the next decade.
  • Lyndsey Gilpin reports on alternative energy developments that may influence how we power our technology, including solar-powered laptops and phones.


  • Gideon Kimbrell shares four project management lessons we can learn from Steve Jobs.
  • Martin Webster explores the critical differences between leadership and management.
  • Cheri Baker tells how to confront a slacker co-worker. You guys know that they’ve legalized marijuana in Washington, right? Seattle is going to get interesting …

PM Best Practices

  • Kalash Awati deconstructs the fallacy of technique-based project management, by examining the way in which we handle ambiguities.
  • Andrew Makar shares a few status reporting anecdotes on adapting the message to the stakeholder, project by project.
  • Steven Levy recounts an old lesson learned from the late Pete Seeger – don’t forget the small stuff. Especially the obvious small stuff.
  • Shaun Russell explains what a data integration hub is, and why you need to establish a data privacy model before you start to build one.
  • Scott Berkun tells how to overcome the unexpected in public speaking.
  • Allen Ruddock prompts us to prepare for negotiations, by determining what we ideally want, what we intend to actually get, and what we must have.
  • Alina Vrabie explores the Peltzman Effect, risk compensation, and the need to nurture our team’s ability to take risks.

Project Governance

  • Mike Clayton has some suggestions on how to conduct project governance properly. Part one of two.
  • Deanna Earle characterizes good and bad project governance, with an eye toward organizational culture.
  • Aaron Smith interviews former PMI CEO Gregory Balestrero on his new book, “Organizational Survival,” sustainability, social responsibility, and driving positive change.
  • Lynda Bourne reminds us that we need to select our KPI’s carefully, or risk unintended consequences.
  • John Goodpasture reacts to an assertion that there exists an “asymmetrical understanding of the risk” between customer and supplier.

Podcasts and Videos

  • Cesar Abeid interviews Klaus Falbe-Hansen, PM of the Øresund Bridge construction project. Just over an hour, safe for work, and a nice break from IT projects.
  • Mark Phillipy hosts a meeting with five project managers who took his “project management challenge” via a Google+ Hangout. Just over an hour, safe for work.

Agile Methods

  • Pawel Brodzinski reviews some of the literature on the optimum size for a team, and decides that maybe it doesn’t matter.
  • Bruno Collet gives his thoughts on the value and meaning of his PMI-ACP credential.
  • Ajay Kabra explains why the Scrum product owner needs to be good at strategic thinking.

Pot Pouri

  • Elizabeth Harrin recaps the news in the world of project management, for January.
  • Kevin Simler contrasts the underlying differences between western and Chinese worldviews, to get to a better understanding of technical debt. No, really!


3 thoughts on “New PM Articles for the Week of January 27 – February 2

  1. Cesar, thanks again for the re-tweets and all the support. Your interviews are definitely first class.

    Alina, thanks for posting such great articles!

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