New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 3 – 9. And this week’s video: Scott Wadsworth and Cy Swan revive the old American tradition of shooting an anvil into the air on Independence Day. Just three minutes, safe for work.
- Joanna Plucinska reports that the G20 will collaborate with the private sector to fight terrorism online.
- Anshu Sharma describes Amazon as “the company with 100 CEOs” and explains why that model lets them do anything. Anything.
- Deepali Uppal explores coming trends in organizational structure. It’s not just Holocracy.
- John Goodpasture explains the concept of “the most valuable milestone” and why we should protect it.
- Leigh Espy provides a decision guide for choosing between Agile methods and detailed planning methods, based on characteristics of the project and the team. Sorry, I can’t bring myself to use the epithet “waterfall.”
- Stuart Easton contemplates the most common complaint from PMOs: “We have too many projects!”
- Kerry Wills describes that annual corporate game of gambling and bluffing: Budget Poker.
- Lynda Bourne uses the Sydney Opera House as an example of a project that may or may not have been successful, depending on what success criteria you use.
- Harry Hall details three of his favorite techniques for identifying risks.
- Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly Agile content list, from hiring Scrum Masters, to applying the Theory of Constraints to Agile, to a list of 113 mental models.
- Mike Cohn share a few recommendations for your summer reading list (and leaves the door open for commenters to add their recommendations).
- Puja Nigam describes the current state of the quality manager role in an Agile world.
- Ryan Ripley shares an audio recording of his Advanced Scrum presentation at the Path to Agility conference in Ohio. About an hour and twenty minutes, safe for work.
- Jesse Lynn Stoner makes the case against team alignment.
- Elise Stevens interviews Mike Clayton on the importance of building resilience in advance of running into challenges. Just 19 minutes, safe for work.
- Suzanne Lucas tells how to manage people you don’t like.
- Richard Lannon explains why coaching skills should be part of your professional development plan.
Technology, Techniques, and Human Behavior
- Elle Mirman summarizes the top five trends found in Crayon’s analysis of the top 1,000 landing pages.
- David Pierce updates us on why and how we need to protect our phones from exploits.
- Adam Shostack points out the potential commercial impact of the Presidential Advisory Commission’s commitment to release voter data (including the last four of SSN) to the public.
- Shannon Kempe reveals the most popular posts published by Dataversity in the first half of 2017.
Working and the Workplace
- Elizabeth Harrin recaps the “four sins of meetings” described by Gerry Lewis in his book, “Shine.”
- Lisette Sutherland interviews Lily Snyder, COO at Doghead Simulations, on their new virtual reality collaboration software for remote teams. Just 37 minutes, safe for work.
- Art Petty explains why (and how) we should remove the negative influences from our life and career.