New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 18 – 24. And this week’s video: the E-Lesson Guru explains how to create a speedometer chart in Excel. Safe for work, just over 8 minutes.
- Colin Ellis describes the characteristics and behaviors of the Conscious Project Leader.
- Elizabeth Harrin shares her approach to managing several projects at once.
- Harry Hall lists twelve common mistakes we make when responding to risks. If you read this one just for the parable about Chippy the Parakeet, Harry won’t object.
- Richard and Elizabeth Larson argue that organizations benefit when their employees holding professional certifications, and should be willing to support them.
- Jeff Collins identifies seven project management conferences to be conducted in the U.S. this year.
- Bruce Harpham notes a number of lessons learned from the Hanford Nuclear Site’s River Corridor Closure Project.
- David Hillson explains the role of the Risk Facilitator.
- Shane Vaz shares some lessons learned: four signs your project is in trouble.
- Ciara McDonnell explains how to use earned value management, with MS Project, Excel, and Sharepoint.
- Steve Wake, curator of the #EVA conference, reflects on silence and to do lists.
- Kerry Wills leverages his OCD to keep his anxiety disorder in check. It’s good that there’s a job out there for everyone ….
- Dovile Miseviciute shows the power of the Eylean Board. Normally, I avoid product pumps but this looks really interesting.
- Mike Cohn makes some planning recommendations for highly interrupt-driven Scrum teams, including adjusting the length of sprints.
- Dave Prior interviews Agile coach Lyssa Adkins on the Agile Institute, combatting burn-out, and self-care. Just 49 minutes, safe for work.
- Joel Bancroft-Connors considers the question: should a company staff their Agile coaching positions with an employee or a consultant?
- Pedro Gustavo Torres argues that the Product Owner is a pig (committed), rather than a chicken (involved) and should actively participate in all Scrum ceremonies.
- Elise Stevens curated links to six articles on digital project management.
- Liane Davey notes that leaders can inadvertently create a lot of work, just by tossing out ideas.
- John Goodpasture summarizes General Michael Hayden on the safety of “No” and the potential risk and reward of saying “Yes.”
- Suzanne Lucas explains how to gain the respect of your co-workers.
- Peter Landau identifies the best leadership and management podcasts out there.
- Elissa Gilbert reports on development of the Industrial Cloud, as the primary transformation mechanism for the Internet of Things, at General Electric.
- Rich Maltzman reports on the growing number of projects to capture energy from the Moon. Well, OK: the tides. But it’s really, really cool!
- Roy Sensenbach lists career insights he picked up while learning to snowboard.
- Imagine digitally tagging footwear and apparel items at the point of manufacture, beginning inventory management at the assembly line. The Internet of Things just added ten billion new end points.