New PM Articles for the Week of December 25 – 31

New project management articles published on the web during the (slow, holiday) week of December 25 – 31. Happy New Year!

  • Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy explains earned value management with a short example in an embedded video. 5 minutes to read, another 5 minutes for the video.
  • Glen Alleman contemplates Wilo’s Law and mature communication processes. 5 minutes to read.
  • Ryan Robinson asked 9 top technical teams what tools they used for project management, and got some interesting responses. Conspicuous by its absence was MS Project. 14 minutes to read.
  • John Goodpasture shares an actionable quote from Andrew Gelman on Big Data. 2 minutes to read.
  • Rich Mironov notes that there are multiple audiences for your product roadmap, and each has different needs. 9 minutes to read.
  • Will Fanguy notes the lessons that designers should learn from Alexa. 4 minutes to read.
  • Art Petty suggests that what we really need is daily resolutions, and he offers three of them. 3 minutes to read.
  • Scott Berkun answers the question: How can you tell a wise person when you meet one? Wisdom comes with age, although age often comes unaccompanied. 6 minutes to read.
  • Elliot Forbes explains how serverless computing will change the world in 2018. 4 minutes to read.
  • Shaun Carter and Michael Nielsen share a detailed essay on the history, present, and future of using artificial intelligence to augment human intelligence. 30 minutes or so to read.
  • Justin O’Beirne casts his cartographer’s eye on the technical evolution of Google Maps to include not just individual buildings but architectural features and asks: how does this fit in with self-driving cars? 15 minutes to read, much longer to ponder.
  • Srinivas Rao argues that calendars are more effective than to-do lists. 5 minutes to read.
  • Sam Applebee worked from 7 different countries in the space of 7 months and learned why you can’t ignore the bottom three levels of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. 6 minutes to read.
  • Alyse Kalish describes the practice and benefits of mindful eating. 2 minutes to read.

Enjoy!

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New PM Articles for the Week of December 25 – 31
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New PM Articles for the Week of December 25 – 31
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New project management articles published on the web during the (slow, holiday) week of December 25 – 31. 
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About Dave Gordon

Dave Gordon is a project manager with over twenty five years of experience in implementing human capital management and payroll systems, including SaaS solutions like Workday and premises-based ERP solutions like PeopleSoft and ADP Enterprise. He has an MS in IT with a concentration in project management, and a BS in Business. He also holds the project management professional (PMP) designation, as well as professional designations in human resources (GPHR and SPHR) and in benefits administration (CEBS). In addition to his articles and blog posts, he curates a weekly roundup of articles on project management, and he has authored or contributed to several books on project management.

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