New project management articles published on the web during the week of May 16 – 22. And this week’s video: a tutorial on how to create mind maps using iMindMap.
- Mike Griffiths has updated his analysis: “Agile and PMBOK v5 Guide Alignment.” Just 36 pages, invaluable, and free to download in PDF format.
- Coert Vissar provides brief definitions of 23 common cognitive biases, heuristics, and effects. Understanding these concepts will help you make better decisions.
- Adriana Girdler walks us through her meeting facilitator toolbox. OK, it’s a rolling suitcase – the contents and how she uses them are what matters. Just 7 minutes, safe for work.
- Henny Portman reviews Jim Johnson’s new book, “The Dead Presidents’ Guide to Project Management.”
- Elise Stevens interviews Laura Barnard and Kendall Lott about the Project Management Day of Service and volunteering PM skills to non-profits. Just 29 minutes, safe for work.
- Gina Abudi points out that supporting employees’ social good work often benefits the employer.
- Daan Pepijn explains how startups and small and medium enterprises can incorporate freelancers into their teams by leveraging technology.
- Lisette Sutherland does a retrospective and lists some of the reasons her interview subjects have decided to embrace remote work. Just nine minutes, safe for work.
- John Goodpasture examines an interesting concept in a presentation by SalKahn: the “project balance sheet.”
- Nick Pisano advocates using analytics and a bit of self-awareness to remove the blind spots that keep organizations from acting in their own self-interest.
- Sven Krasser and Dmitri Alperovitch clarify how machine learning can be applied to identifying and fighting off network attacks.
- Bruce Harpham dusts off a few more techniques to make Email work for you.
- Frode Helgesen provides a quick overview of Pointing Poker, useful for geographically distributed teams who wish they could use planning poker.
- Ryan Ripley interviews Johanna Rothman on her new book, “Agile and Lean Program Management.” Just 48 minutes, safe for work.
- Jay Daniel makes the case for estimating our work, even when using Agile methods.
- Mike Cohn argues against estimating the Sprint backlog using task points, rather than hours.
- Peter Saddington has determined that a limited understanding of client organizational culture limits the effectiveness of Agile coaches and consultants.
- Renee, Craig, and Tony interview Dean Leffingwell, the creator of the Scaled Agile Framework. Just 31 minutes, safe for work.
- Mike Donoghue lays out the logic behind combining Agile and traditional project management methods into a hybrid approach.
- Lavinia Mihaela Dinca identifies five challenges for the business analyst on a hybrid project.
- The Clever PM notes that organizations adopt Scrum because they want results, not compliance with a methodology.
- Elizabeth Harrin interviews Christine Unterhitzenberger, who is researching the degree to which perceptions of fairness impact project performance.
- Peter Doyle links Jonathan Westrup’s Ethics, Values, and Governance Pyramid with the model of authentic project leadership described in “Organizational Dynamics.”
- Art Petty adds his insights on how to coach employees struggling with self-doubt.
- Moira Alexander illustrates the use of KPI’s to measure a project team’s effectiveness.