New project management articles published on the web during the week of January 16 – 22. And this week’s video: neuroscientist Daniel Levitin explains how to stay calm, even when you know you’ll be stressed, and minimize the downside.
Must read (or hear)!
- Ryan Ripley interviews Steve McConnell on software estimation in an Agile context and strategies to avoid bad estimation practices. Just over an hour, safe for work.
- Tiago Palhoto explains the use of relative and absolute estimates in Agile projects.
- Farhad Manjoo reports on the growing call for massive government investment in the US robotics industry.
- John Goodpasture reflects on the way we perceive risks and those who identify them.
- Cornelius Fichtner interviews Kristy Tan Neckowicz and Connie Inman on identifying and rescuing troubled projects. Just 30 minutes, safe for work.
- Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy goes into detail on the Project Charter: why it’s needed, what it should contain, and the benefits derived from having a good one.
- Kerry Wills wants our input for his new book on an evolved competency model for project managers. A simple survey, less than five minutes.
- Mike Clayton gives us an overview of PRINCE2 2017 – from what it is to what’s changed.
- Atif Qureshi provides a beginner’s overview of the most common project management and product development methodologies.
- Michel Dion offers criteria for judging whether a project is, indeed, a project.
- Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly roundup of all things Agile, from Zombie Scrum to feature flags and Product Owner assessment.
- Mike Griffiths follows up on his Agile DNA webinar and provides a link to the recording.
- Natalie Warnert distinguishes between capacity and velocity and explains why the difference matters.
- Andy Makar reflects on five lessons learned from teams new to Agile methods.
- The Clever PM explains how to work with Service teams – the folks who spend the most face time with your customers – to gather information and drive acceptance.
- Lolly Daskal suggests few things you can do to be perceived as a leader.
- Ed Harrington explains how to get your team, your stakeholders, and yourself past negativity bias.
- Nick Pisano offers an impassioned defense of empiricism and objective truth.
- Coert Visser argues for a revival in the belief of the relevance of evidence.
Technology and Techniques
- Evans Walsh points out the key steps to take when migrating databases.
- Bertrand Duperrin contrasts the business cases for Slack and Microsoft’s Slack-clone, Teams.
- James Clear offers the beginner’s guide to deliberate practice.
Working and the Workplace
- Matt Kapko reports on LinkedIn’s ranking of the ten most promising jobs for 2017.
- Johanna Rothman asks: do you hire for confidence, comfort, or capability?
- Yan Lhert posts his remote worker manifesto: no more open offices for this night owl.