- Danny Sullivan shares what he learned when Google invited him to an event for journalists on how machines learn. No calculus required at this level.
- Claudia Hammond summarizes recent research into dreaming and daydreaming. Apparently, the resting brain is a busy organ.
- Coert Visser explains the difference in motivation between doing what you find interesting and doing what you feel is important.
- Harry Hall covers the basics of preparing a project risk management plan.
- Mike Clayton is proposing a stakeholder engagement management maturity model.
- Todd Williams points out the gap between project managers and executive sponsors, and explains how to bridge it.
- Michel Dion reviews Cesar Abeid’s new book, “Project Management for You.”
- Chris Winfield explains how the Pomodoro technique changed not only his work week but his approach to life.
- Ryan Ogilvie describes the components of a release management process, from his perspective as an operations governance expert. It ain’t just about the software…
- Ciara McCarthy shows how to configure Sharepoint for Red-Amber-Green reporting.
- Allen Ruddock exposes the basics of managing internal and external dependencies.
- Glen Alleman lists the Immutable Laws of Software Development. Count the number of times he uses the word “margin.”
- Mike Griffiths explains two related concepts: cost of change, and technical debt. This level of rigor is what separates the software engineers from the coders.
- Soma Bhattacharya reviews “The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile,” by Charles Cobb.
- Ajay Reddy summarizes Klaus Leopold’s metaphor of “flight levels,” and how they apply to scaling Scrumban.
- Samantha Webb shares five best practices for distributed Scrum teams.
- Mike Cohn makes the case for empowering everyone on the team to add items to the product backlog. As long as the product owner manages the list!
- Derek Huether: ”Nobody outside the team cares about the tasks and the hours associated with them. Nobody is keeping score.” It’s about outcomes.
- Art Petty wants you to understand how to assess power and politics in your organization, so he’s prepared a checklist.
- John Goodpasture summarizes research that asserts pre-school classrooms are preparing our kids with the social skills necessary for the modern office.
- Elizabeth Harrin reviews “Leading Effective Virtual Teams,” by Nancy Settle-Murphy. It sounds like Nancy decided to blog a book – bravo!
- Liane Davies makes several critical points about how we establish and maintain trust.
Podcasts and Videos
- Dave Prior interviews Kathryn Kuhn on her presentation at Agile2015, on human-centered solutions using design thinking. Just 27 minutes, safe for work.
- Cornelius Fichtner interviews Frank Parth on his PMI Global Congress presentation, “Successful Projects Depend on the Business.” Just 19 minutes, safe for work.
- Jesse Fewell gives a quick summary of the changes to the PMI-ACP certification, effective this month. Just five minutes, safe for work.