New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 14 – 20. And this week’s video: How to peel a sticky note. Yes, we’ve been doing it wrong all these years.
- John Goodpasture reflects on Jim Highsmith’s 2007 article, “No More Self-Organizing Teams.” Note that the operative word in self-organizing should not be “self.”
- Michael Kanellos categorizes five types of Big Data, since we seem to be talking about this stuff in marketing terms, more than actionable language.
- Jon Younger and Rishon Blumberg consider the question: whose job is it to manage freelancers, also known as “agile talent?”
- Elizabeth Harrin reviews “Participative Transformation,” by Roger Klev and Morten Levin. Change your thinking about changing people’s thinking (and behavior).
- Soma Bhattacharya reviews Harold Kerzner’s new book, “Project Management 2.0.”
- Bart Gerardi decomposes three root causes of indecision.
- Brad Egeland makes the case for developing a project glossary, defining technical terms. And maybe business terms, too. You guys know about garnishments, right?
- Kailash Awati defines sensemaking, in the context of identifying the problem to be solved in the presented situation.
- Harry Hall shares a short video and article on improving your quantitative risk analysis, using common tools and techniques.
- Elise Stevens interviews Karl Pritchard on risk management for real project managers. Just 21 minutes, safe for work.
- Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy recaps the basic principles of project planning.
- Ken Martin reviews the basics of stakeholder management.
- Kerry Wills invokes Dr. Phil (seriously?) on making our stakeholders aware of the consequences of key actions.
- Dave Prior interviews Johanna Rothman on key Agile leadership skills. Just 45 minutes, safe for work.
- Kaushik Saha explains Disciplined Agile Delivery, and why he thinks it is superior to Scrum.
- The Clever PM points out the potential pitfalls of a bias toward action, absent an understanding of the risks.
- Brendan Toner provides an advance view of the Kanban plugin available for AbstractSpoon’s ToDoList.
- David Manheim reflects on the inexorable trend toward inflexible corporate bureaucracies, and what it means to the future of work.
- Aaron Whittenberger explains how to become a trusted advisor.
- Mark Nichols explains why we suck at work-life balance. Be prepared for extreme depression.
- Laura Barnard shares her PMO-manager opinion on resumes. After I finished reading this, I touched up my resume – highly recommended.
- Bruce Harpham reviews Cynthia Shapiro’s book on developing your career, “Corporate Confidential.”
- Katharine Noyes details HP’s new offering, machine-learning API’s for Microsoft Azure. So, MLaaS is now a thing?
- Paul Sawers reports on Shutterstock’s application of machine learning to search: upload a photo, and they’ll show you similar images.
- Peter Saddington adds two 21st century levels to Maslow’s hierarchy of basic human needs. I listed this last because you’ll be laughing too hard to read anything else.