New project management articles published on the web during the week of January 8 – 14. And this week’s video: Vijay Pande explains drug development and healthcare from an engineering perspective, including “technical debt” and other things that don’t sound like biology. 24 minutes, safe for work.
- Nancy Settle-Murphy talks up the value of civilized disagreement and explains how to pursue it. 6 minutes to read.
- Henny Portman reviews The Startup Way—How Entrepreneurial Management Transforms Culture and Drives Growth, Eric Ries’s follow-up to The Lean Startup. 5 minutes to read.
- The January 2018 edition of the Women Testers Magazine is now available. Not just for or by women! 4 minutes to scan the overview, but download and read the whole thing.
- John Owen explains schedule risk analysis, including some excellent examples. 6 minutes to read.
- Jeff Collins explores some of the benefits of a reliable project schedule. 5 minutes to read.
- Elizabeth Harrin lists five ways to get tasks out of your inbox and make them trackable actions. 6 minutes to read.
- Mike Clayton tutors us on the stage gate process and why it adds project management value. 12 minutes to read.
- Leigh Espy shares a single-page format for a project status report. 6 minutes to read.
- Billy Guinan describes ways to cultivate a successful project management culture. 6 minutes to read.
- Lew Sauder tells us what a PMO does to add value. 4 minutes to read.
- Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly list of Agile content, from troubled Agile transitions to building trust to what product strategy concepts are currently en vogue. 6 outbound links, 2 minutes to scan.
- Will Fanguy curates the weekly design news roundup, with 5 outbound links. 2 minutes to scan.
- Martin Eriksson tabulates ten product management articles you should have read in 2017. 1o outbound links, 7 minutes to read.
- John Cutler notes that Agile done right is actually continuous design. 4 minutes to read.
- Glen Alleman debunks some of the balderdash being passed around as verities. 5 minutes to read.
- Bruce Benson notes that just because an unethical behavior seems to have become common does not mean it should be accepted. 3 minutes to read.
- Art Petty explains how to “survive to play another day” when reporting to a dictator-manager. 4 minutes to read.
- Kerry Wills lists some examples of meeting invitations and other communications that don’t make expectations clear and actionable. 2 minutes to read.
Technology, Techniques, and Human Behavior
- Nilay Patel went to CES and realized just how much the tech industry assumes that consumers understand—mind the gap! 4 minutes to read.
- Kiron Bondale advocates the use of a Kanban to manage your personal development resolutions for 2018. OK, call it a plan, then. 3 minutes to read.
- David Lavenda updates our expectations for AI delivering improved productivity and engagement in the coming year. 4 minutes to read.
- Kritika Pandey lists some hacks and tools for team collaboration and productivity. 4 minutes to read.
Working and the Workplace
- Martin De Wulf does a deep dive into the stress of remote working. 12 minutes to read.
- Seth Godin points out the keys to good customer service are in the first 60 seconds of the encounter. 2 minutes to read.
- Tommy Goodwin notes that the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics has added “Project Management Specialist” to its Standard Occupational Classification and explains why it’s a big deal. 3 minutes to read.