New PM Articles for the Week of March 14 – 20

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.

Must read!

Established Methods

  • 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.

Agile Methods

  • 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.

Applied Leadership

  • 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.

Pot Pouri

  • 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.