PM Best Practices
- Glen Alleman elegantly explains why a project needs both a budget and on-going estimates of cost to complete, in order to be in control.
- John Goodpasture breaks down the “big three” of portfolio management – sequence, value, and risk – as the essence of planning to maximize value.
- Bruce Benson parallels personal financial planning assumptions with the assumptions we use in planning our projects.
- Adriana Girdler has some thoughts on how to sustain that new change initiative.
- Gina Abudi explains how a team-building exercise works, when your team is spread across the globe.
- Harry Hall builds on his recent post about asking the right questions, with some examples of what, why, and how.
- Russell Whitworth urges us to distinguish between the essential and the merely important.
- Lynda Bourne provides a few techniques for fine-tuning your bullshit detector. Yup, she even has a no-bullshit road sign, which I envy to no end.
- Kenneth Darter coaches us on how to communicate changes on our project.
- Soma Bhattacharya interviews Elizabeth Harrin about her new e-coaching service.
- Pawel Brodzinski proposes an alternative to Minimum Viable Product: he calls it Minimum Indispensable Feature Set.
- Don Kim predicts that 2015 will see us using the term “Agile” less frequently, as Agile methods become the norm.
- Terry Bunio notes the resemblance between the Agile Movement, which is now in its teen years, and actual teenagers. Hilarious …
- Johanna Rothman shares a recent coaching experience, as a lead-in to the new Influential Agile Leader training that she and Gil Broza will deliver this year.
- Alex Lu-Pon points out the use of Agile methods in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.”
- Sumit Sharma details the Definition of Ready for a user story.
- Cheri Baker thinks the best part of January 1st is the attitude that we are empowered to make adjustments to our behavior.
- Michel Dion asks us, what will you stop doing in 2015, in order to have the time to achieve your goals?
- Elizabeth Harrin lists some specific actions to take at work, in order to get organized for 2015.
- Andy Jordan looks ahead, with a few concerns about how the project management profession is evolving. But, just a few.
- Robert Vamosi reports that the Internet of Things is now sneaking into our socks. No, he’s not kidding.
- Scott Berkun relates how he learned to concentrate with advice in a book from Larry Bird.