- Geoff Colvin examines the 21st century Corporation, where human capital matters more than the means of production and intellectual capital is creating all of the wealth.
- Brian Horowitz explains how dairy farmers in India are using RFID tags and sensors to feed Big Data applications that let them maximize milk production.
- Dave Wakeman expresses the ROI of project managers and project management. As Dave says, it’s not about actions, it’s about outcomes.
- Federico Tomassetti tells us what software developers expect from a project manager. You can expand this to other technical subject matter experts.
- Harry Hall uses an anecdote from a friend whose bedroom was invaded by fire ants to illustrate the nature of emerging risks.
- Ken Martin covers the fundamentals of stakeholder management.
- Marc Lacroix says that managing expectations is critical: just as you need to define “done,” you need to define “successful.”
- Ken Burrell initiates the ”Campaign for Real Project Managers.” All you have to do is share your project management horror stories, using the tag #CAMRPM.
- Elizabeth Harrin reviews “Visual Project Management,” by Paul R. Williams. It seems like a compendium of tools, rather than a methodology.
- Moira Alexander shares some recommendations for managing a project portfolio for strategic alignment.
- Andy Jordan sings the praises of checklists, for executive decision-making.
- Nick Pisano advocates adoption of open databases and data structure definitions, as a way to avoid a technical marriage of inconvenience.
- Michael Ipsaro lists some best practices and critical considerations for performing a cost-benefit analysis.
- Cesar Abeid interviews solution architect Matt Stratton on DevOps. Just over an hour, safe for work.
- Mike Cohn has some suggestions for hiring managers who need to interview prospective Scrum Masters.
- Craig Smith interviews Peter Bell on managing software development, and his talk at Yow on using Git. Just 31 minutes, safe for work.
- Jesse Fewell says that Agile is the new normal, because it represents a moral imperative. Less than four minutes, safe for work.
- Susanne Madsen notes that our beliefs drive our attitudes, which drive our actions, which in turn drive the results we get.
- Art Petty points out the leadership activities that equate to “getting your hands dirty.”
- Penelope Trunk weaves together threads of disparate research findings into a fascinating collection of insights into human nature – useful if you happen to work with humans.
- Dennis McCafferty shares a slide deck that explains what differentiates a world-class IT department from their peers.
- Tom McFarlin provides some insights on his approach to public speaking.
- Elise Stevens interviews chiropractor Judy Hinwood of the Stress Management Institute on how to manage good and bad stress. Just 23 minutes, safe for work.