PM Best Practices
- The second edition of Women Testers Magazine is now available. Not just for women or testers – this is some truly excellent content. Highly recommended!
- John Goodpasture considers two views of “architecture.”
- A Business Cloud News survey found that IT isn’t really driving SaaS adoption, and cloud-based applications are still providing data security challenges.
- Andy Jordan concludes his long series on organizational risk management.
- Johanna Rothman lays out an approach for tactical management.
- Bruce Benson makes the case for getting into the weeds – researching the history, understanding past performance, and scheduling based on demonstrated capabilities.
- Rebecca Mayville uses the butterfly as a metaphor for driving positive change.
- Michelle Stronach recounts a sad story of how she took over a project in progress, from a well-liked, competent project manager who passed away.
- Kailash Awati describes how to apply the principles of emergent design to enterprise IT.
- Glen Alleman shares his article, “Agile Program Management,” published in Cutter Journal. A long but excellent read.
- Mike Cohn continues his series on sprint planning with the commitment-driven approach.
- David Anderson notes that, as soon as organizations get used to time-boxing, they shrink the size of the boxes. Kanban (naturally) avoids this trap!
- Don Kim believes that the Scrum team will only succeed if the Product Owner truly understands what is needed and can communicate it effectively.
- Ravi Nihesh Srivastava proposes using Scrum to produce a high-quality technical proposal.
- Bob Tarne summarizes keys points from a recent presentation by Tom Peters.
- Elizabeth Harrin interviews Oana Krogh-Nielsen, Head of the PMO for the National Electrification Program for the Danish rail system, Banedanmark.
- Bruce Harpham interviews Terry Schmidt, whose resume begins with his internship at NASA during the Apollo Moon landing program, on strategic project management.
Podcasts and Videos
- Cornelius Fichtner interviews Joseph Flahiff at the PMI Global Congress, on his new book, “Being Agile in a Waterfall World.” Just 30 minutes, safe for work.
- Dave Prior rounds up with fellow Agilistocrats Richard Cheng and Dhaval Panchal to discuss Agile misconceptions they see in training classes. Just 15 minutes, safe for work.
- Margaret Meloni shares an article by Roxi Hewertson, “Lead Like it Matters.” Just 3 minutes, safe for work.
- Craig, Tony, and Renee interview Em Campbell-Pretty on the Scaled Agile Framework. Just 35 minutes, SAFe for work. Oh, stop rolling your eyes …
- Linky van der Merwe tells us about the African Storybook Project, which aims to translate children’s stories into African languages and publish them on the internet.
- Pat Weaver celebrates the 30th anniversary of the PMP examination with a brief history of PMI, the PMBOK, and the PMP credential.
- Ralf Finchett shows the Project De-Motivational posters he’s been working on, and asks if we have any ideas. Wait until I take my medication, Ralf …
- Kerry Wills finds the humor in Reply to All when “All” is the entire company.