New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 7 – 13. And this week’s video: David Letterman’s classic photo-identification quiz, “Trump or Monkey?” Four minutes, safe for work.
- Mike Griffiths expounds on whether certification should indicate a ceiling or a floor of professional learning, and illustrates his point with historical examples.
- Seth Godin explains the difference between confidence and arrogance, when making the case for change.
- Lynda Bourne continues her examination of Practical Ethics. “The ethical standards of an organization are set by the actionsof its leaders.”
- Samad Aidane interviews Suzie Blaszkiewicz, market analyst at GetApp, on their new report: 2016’s Top Project Management Apps.
- Elizabeth Harrin interviews CEO, project manager, and entrepreneur Monica Borrell.
- Douglas Brown on making process changes stick: “Best practices are a destination, not a starting point.”
- Susanne Madsen explains the importance of positive relationships with project stakeholders, and how to develop them.
- Brad Egeland offers five ideas for making meetings more productive that probably run counter to other advice you’ve seen.
- Harry Hall explains the difference between qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, and offers suggestions on how to improve your approach.
- Neil Killick looks for a patch of common ground between #Estimates and #NoEstimates.
- Glen Alleman responds to Neil on that common ground between #Estimates and #NoEstimates.
- Johanna Rothman posted a four-part series on how Agile approaches influence the way we test, from our expectations to our practices to metrics. Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.
- Mike Cohn recommends some alternatives approaches when developing reports that are too complex to deliver in one sprint.
- Fernando Paloma Garcia explains how to stabilize quality and prepare to evolve the features of legacy applications by establishing a base of automated tests.
- Shashank Sinha describes an example of how Agile methods were applied to the evolution of an enterprise legacy system.
- Art Petty notes that good managers focus on what the people are doing, not just the tasks.
- John Goodpasture considers un-delegation, based on the Principle of Subsidiarity.
- Nancy Settle-Murphy addresses three questions from her Wall Street Journal interview, on dealing with issues between the remote worker and a problematic boss.
- Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy explains how to develop a project management dream team.
- Lisa Earle McLeod extols the virtues of Essentialism, “the disciplined pursuit of Less.”
- Bruce Harpham offers some guidance for making remote work productive.
- Brendan Toner shares an eclectic list of techniques for improving productivity.
- Yanna Vogiazou gets us up to date on gestural interaction – think Kinect games – and our multi-modal future.
- Bertrand Duperrin thinks that the speed of Saas deployment may already exceed the speed at which organizations can change to adopt them.
- Dalton Hooper provides some post-interview feedback: why I didn’t hire you, even though you were the most qualified.