- Steve Cheney explains how Steve Jobs positioned Apple to dominate the world for the next ten years, when everything including electric cars will be simply a mobile device.
- John Goodpasture explains bureaucracy as an organization where “No” has more power than ”Yes.” Think of it as institutionalized hesitation.
- Martin Abbott and Mike Fisher contrast two organizational mindsets: IT service delivery, and technology product development. They need very different management approaches!
- Harry Hall shows why you need a complete understanding of the risks and issues before you develop a risk response.
- Allen Ruddock looks at risk and issue management at the program and portfolio level.
- Henny Portman reviews two more “little” books from Nine Feet Tall: “The little book of Portfolio Management” and “The little book of Project Methodologies.”
- Andy Jordan examines the challenges of establishing a management structure for large projects.
- Glen Alleman debunks Hofstadter’s Law: “It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.”
- Ryan Ogilvie opens with the question,” Is your Service Desk still relevant?” It’s all about interacting with customers.
- Mike Griffiths details the human resources practice of talent management, as applied to Agile teams.
- Bruce Harpham has collected ten resources for project managers who want to get a better understanding of Agile methods.
- Mike Cohn uses a restaurant example to demonstrate that changing requirements have a cost, even if it’s not made visible to the customer.
- Elizabeth Harrin on IT projects: “There is no dichotomy of IT and ‘the business.’ IT is part of the business.” Hear, hear!
- Cyndee Miller summarizes the lessons learned from David Robertson’s PMI Keynote address on how Lego got away from “disruptive innovation” and re-engaged their customers.
- Seth Godin extends our understanding of infrastructure, to include culture.
- Pawel Brodzinski that there is no safe way to experiment with culture.
- Suzanne Lucas has rounded up five online classes that will help you brush up on key leadership skills.
- Steven Levy presents a mix of common, uncommon, and whimsical clocks, and their meaning to our working lives.
Podcasts and Videos
- Cesar Abeid interviews instructor Maria Matarelli on the Certified Scrum Master program and the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification. Just 38 minutes, safe for work.
- Cornelius Fichtner interviews Victor Carter-Bey on the PMI Talent Triangle, and coming changes to PMP continuing education requirements. Just 35 minutes, safe for work.
- Jon Whitty deconstructs the “capability engine” of a café to produce a great cup of coffee as six business elements, all in balance – the Syllk model. Just six minutes, safe for work.
- Bryan Orr interviews Cesar Abeid on his new book, “Project Management for You,” and how project management applies to small business. Just 20 minutes, safe for work.
- The Electric Cloud hosts a panel discussion on Agile in Large Enterprises with Johanna Rothman, Todd Decapua, Josh Sieden, and Todd Miller. Not quite an hour, safe for work.
- Elise Stevens interviews Gillian Klette on managing organizational change as if the current state were a dance, and you are changing the rhythm. Just 15 minutes, safe for work.