- Cheri Baker explains why most of her consulting customers are social enterprises (and why that’s really cool).
- Linky van der Merwe examines PMI’s recent survey on the global growth of project management to understand what it means to us practitioners.
- Peter Taylor expands on a statement by J. LeRoy Ward regarding the ever-evolving practice of project management.
- Susanne Madsen exhorts us to become project champions.
- Steven Levy follows up on his series on risk management, with recommendations on how to apply the principles he described to a legal practice.
- Andy Jordan continues his series on managing risks across the organization, through collaboration and common processes.
PM Best Practices
- Glen Alleman takes the point of view of the people who pay for a software development project to explain why estimates are needed.
- Henny Portman summarizes the Management of Value approach.
- Elizabeth Harrin reviews Ann Pilkington’s new book, “Communicating Projects.”
- Dave Wakeman tells why integrity, adaptability, and judgment are absolutely required by all project managers.
- Martin Webster tells us how to create a shared vision across the project team.
- Allen Ruddock explores a tough scenario on managing up.
- Michael Nir exposes the basics of stakeholder management, as told in a children’s book.
- Brett Beaubouef shares a technique for conducting an organizations fit/gap.
- Jennifer Lonoff Schiff collects twelve suggestions from data management and disaster recovery experts on how to design for data survival.
- Shim Marom describes the Cynefin model for problem domains, and finds a domain where #NoEstimates actually seems appropriate.
- John Goodpasture considers alternatives to complexity.
- Kailash Awati tells the fable of an architect and the conscience he argues with, to tell why you can’t just gather your requirements at headquarters.
- Matthew Squair explores the evolution of initial designs, from obvious to plainly unworkable.
- Kelsey van Haaster unpacks her thoughts about whether making an exception to the team’s Scrum timeline is Agile.
- Soma Bhattacharya asks whether managers are a benefit or a hindrance to Agile, and explains why a Scrum Master should not be a decision maker.
- Francesco Attanasio describes what he calls “Scrum Master 2.0.”
- Adam Zuzanski explores different ways to present information as a burn-down chart.
Podcasts and Videos
- Mark Phillipy hosts a Google Hangout to follow up on the second PM FlashBlog, Project Management Around the World. Just 54 minutes, safe for work.
- Peter Saddington shares a recent TED talk by Rosalinde Torres on the three questions that great leaders contemplate in the 21st century. Just nine minutes, safe for work.