New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 20 – 26. And this week’s video: Art Petty tells how to start each day by preparing your attitude. Less than three minutes, safe for work.
Must read (or Hear)!
- Max Ogles interviews Jane McGonigal, author of Reality is Broken and Superbetter, on the future of habit-forming technology.
- Ned Johnson thinks the model of the project manager as project CEO might be the reason so many projects become death marches.
- Darragh Broderick performs a failure analysis on three of the worst decisions of the 20th
- Pat Weaver makes the point that your project controls—tailored to your delivery strategy—must be both useful and maintainable.
- Michelle MacAdam tells how to assess whether your project or program is ready to deliver the benefits it was launched to capture.
- Mike Clayton explains the project checklist in just under three minutes. Safe for work, of course.
- Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy talks us through the steps in identifying project stakeholders. Just over two minutes, safe for work.
- Glen Alleman clarifies the math underlying a commonly quoted quality rubric for software project estimates.
- Jenn Livingston describes the key elements of successfully outsourcing software development.
- Keith Foote provides a “Cliff’s Notes” history of database management for those who wonder what some of those acronyms mean.
- Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly list of Agile content, including Scrum, Lean, risk-taking and experimentation, and even the Seven Day weekend.
- The Clever PM explains why we need to measure what matters—just say no to vanity metrics.
- Peter Borsella and Hubert Smits identify the mix of skills needed by cross-functional teams when producing hardware products.
- Johanna Rothman concludes her series on becoming an Agile Leader.
- Tamás Török extracts some stunning statistics from The State of Software Development 2017, Startup Edition. Not your corporate software development experience.
- Mike Cohn introduces yet another installment of his free training videos: this one is on adding just the right amount of detail to user stories.
- Ryan Ripley interviews author Geoff Watts on his new book, Product Mastery. Just 47 minutes, safe for work.
- Harry Hall makes a case for the caring leader.
- Alankar Karpe explains why ethics is more important than ever and how to foster an ethical culture in your organization.
- Henny Portman reviews The Agility Shift: Create Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations.
- John Goodpasture reflects on a hard question: in your domain, who can say “yes” and make it stick?
- Gina Abudi continues her case study on getting buy-in for a large project.
Working and the Workplace
- Michelle Symonds explains a coming development in the UK: a project management apprentice scheme.
- Alison DeNisco reports on a survey of more than 1,400 US tech workers—48% said that the 2016 election made them care more about diversity and inclusion.
- Rob England rants about Hot Desks and the dehumanizing policies that remove our team identity and sense of place. We should not be arriving at work early just to get a good seat.