New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 4 – 10. And this week’s video: Nick Bostrom’s TED talk on why machine learning will eventually require machines to have human values.
- Art Petty points to Volkswagen as example of what happens when an ethical lapse allows an organization to take a shortcut to success.
- Daniel Newman looks into the business potential of chatbots and deep learning. If you manage projects with customer-facing capabilities, this stuff is in your near future.
- Henny Portman describes the changes to the latest refresh of the Scrum Guide.
- Nick Pisano makes an elegant case for trial and error, and always being in a yellow status.
- Glen Alleman builds on the baseball metaphor in “Moneyball” to illustrate the need to manage software development, based on continuous analysis.
- Harry Hall recounts a recent health scare to illustrate how to identify and deal with “sneaky” risks.
- Mike Cohn recommends two simple actions that will help meeting participants be more mindful.
- Isidora Roskic covers the basics of stakeholder management, from a team perspective.
- Cornelius Fichtner interviews test preparation coach Julie DeSot on how to identify the correct answer in the PMP exam. Just 39 minutes, safe for work.
- Ryan Ripley interviews Ellen Gottesdiener on the importance of discovery as an enabler of delivery. Just 17 minutes, safe for work.
- David Taber has some very specific recommendations for making Agile methods and traditional waterfall concepts work together.
- Jeff Himmelright shares an interactive team training exercise in responding to unexpected contingencies, inspired by a scene in Apollo 13.
- Aaron Smith summarizes the key findings in the recent Changepoint study, “Business Agility: Is It Easy to Pivot?”
- Braden Kelly expounds on the value of thought leadership.
- Apple Pineda explains why it takes a different approach to earn a Millenial’s loyalty.
- Andy Jordan looks at some of the issues related to managing multiple generations in the workplace.
- David Cotgreave notes that project risk management and handling requires a team where everyone’s opinion is considered – not just the leader’s.
- Brad Egeland lists a few reasons why the human touch is still needed in project management – robots need not apply.
Working and the Workplace
- Bertrand Duperrin describes the need to “consumerize” the workplace: “If they had to pay to rent the workplace, would they pay or look for another place?”
- James Clear makes an interesting point: our environment imposes limits that we can’t easily change, no matter how motivated we are.
- Lisette Sutherland interviews Michael Sliwinski on maximizing productivity by actively curating notifications and interruptions. Just 40 minutes, safe for work.
- Elise Stevens interviews Nicole Nader, who makes the case for women attending a project management networking event. Just 21 minutes, safe for work.
- Bruce Harpham interviews technical recruiter Ronald Yoon for insights on how recruiting works and what recruiters are looking for.
- Susanne Madsen tells us how to demonstrate leadership, on the way to earning your next promotion.