New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 14 – 20. And this week’s video: Erica Olsen gives us a fast tutorial on how to conduct a SWOT analysis. Just over 5 minutes, safe for work.
Must read (or Watch)!
- Dave Prior interviews Mike Griffiths and Johanna Rothman on the soon-to-be-released PMI Agile Practice Guide. Johanna defines “Agile project manager” 14 minutes in and nails it. Video, 21 minutes to watch.
- Jayanth Reddy and Pankaj Tiwari dig into the global changes disrupting India’s IT industry and ecosystem. A 15-minute read, but India is not a small country.
- Elizabeth Harrin extracts 6 key principles from Louise Worsley’s new book, Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the way we manage projects. 2 minutes to read.
- Harry Hall walks us through the process of creating a stakeholder register. 3 minutes to read; accompanying video is 4 minutes long, safe for work.
- Elise Stevens interviews Catharine on managing diverse stakeholder groups. Podcast, 14 minutes.
- Grace Windsor gives us a detailed class on how to work effectively with your project’s sponsor. 6 minutes to read.
- John McIntyre points out half-dozen cognitive biases that PMO professionals should be aware of and be defending against. 6 minutes to read.
- Barry Hodge tells us why our project will be canceled, and what we can do to prevent it. 3 minutes to read.
- Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly list of all things Agile, from “business Agile” (bad) to system resilience (good) and beyond. 12 outbound links, 3 minutes to scan.
- Cornelius Fichtner interviews Joseph Flahiff, who claims that more projects are using Agile methods than ever before. Podcast, 29 minutes, safe for work.
- Mike Cohn references the work of Richard Hackman on how authority can be distributed to teams, to support his definition of self-organizing teams. 3 minutes to read.
- Kaysie Garza explains what to prioritize for a successful, scalable design process. 4 minutes to read.
- Esther Derby shows why we need the virtue of patience when driving complex organizational behavior changes. 3 minutes to read.
- Ron Rosenhead presents an anecdote that illustrates the need for self-awareness. You can’t change what you don’t realize needs changing. 3 minutes to read.
- Mike Clayton provides a detailed overview of effective team communication. 10 minutes to read.
Technology, Techniques, and Human Behavior
- Adrian Bowles presents a webinar on organizing data and knowledge using taxonomies and ontologies. 61 minutes, safe for work.
- Kimberly Crawley interviews cybersecurity consultant Cheryl Biswas on the flawed state of readiness for cyber-attacks in small and medium-sized businesses. 10 minutes to read.
- Karen Smith reflects on the power of questions. Is your question an invitation, a request, or a weapon? 4 minutes to read.
Working and the Workplace
- Oliver Burkeman makes the case for the four-hour working day (like we needed to be convinced). 2 minutes to read, leaving you 238 minutes to work.
- Patrick Allen suggests that your morning routine is just fine, but your unstructured afternoon needs work. 4 minutes to read.
- Kat Boogaard reminds us what to do after meeting someone at a networking event. That’s why you went, right? 3 minutes to read.