- Craig Brown observes the effect that the company’s financial performance has on how we manage change.
- Adam Stone reports on efforts to secure the energy grid from malicious mischief. Or even acts of war.
- Gina Abudi suggests we consider the challenges of cultural diversity on geographically distributed teams in terms of risks we need to manage.
PM Best Practices
- Glen Alleman notes that the Minimum Viable Product mindset, popular in certain product development circles, doesn’t consider enterprise business needs.
- Nick Heath reports on some of the imbedded system prototypes and single-function servers built using the $35 Raspberry Pi Linux computer.
- Andy Jordan describes his vision of an enterprise PMO, with a number of support structures to provide guidance throughout the organization.
- Nick Pisano replies to my recent post on defining project success, centered on disruptive change and the potential impact of change management.
- Lynda Bourne explains stakeholder theory, as conceived by Ed Freeman. The ethics component matters deeply!
- Suzanne Lucas recently saw an article on bad parenting behaviors by a British nanny; Suzanne interprets the same behaviors as bad management.
- Bart Gerardi enumerates the costs of scope and requirements changes on the project, and on the team.
- Cheri Baker has been experimenting again. This time: co-working! Also known as, “Working in an open space with other people around.” Well, maybe not …
- Kerry Wills objects to long Emails, for many reasons. For one thing, they’re … long.
- Mike Cohn suggests we select backlog items that will serve an additional purpose – like risk management, or the chance for the team to learn.
- Henny Portman shares the white paper (in English) synopsis of his recent book (in Dutch) on managing Agile projects, using Atern.
- Donna Reed considers a range of metrics for measuring the success of an Agile project manager.
- Vandana Roy considers the merits of Scrum and Kanban, and which one would prevail in a fight. No, not really …
- Elizabeth Harrin extracts some key points from “Business Networking,” by Will Kintish, to explain why you must network.
- Penelope Trunk explains why keeping you options open leads to failure; only full commitment succeeds!
- Lyndsey Gilpin trots out some statistics on the state of women in technology. If you’re a people manager, you have a chance to help shape a better future.
Podcasts and Videos
- Cesar Abeid interviews Jonathan Creaghan on why we just make stuff up, more or less. Just 40 minutes, safe for work. I’m not making this up …
- Samad Aidane share a four part video version of his “ERP Projects: The Complete Survival Manual.” Each part is about 11 minutes, and all are safe for work.
- Craig Smith interviews Alan Bustamante on conflict resolution and starting Xcelerate Partners, as well as all things Agile. Just 36 minutes, safe for work.