New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 30 – October 6. And this week’s video: Harry Hall explains how to categorize risks for a more comprehensive view of the project risk profile. 8 minutes, safe for work.
Business Acumen and Strategy
- Nicolas Crouzet and Janice Eberly found that companies are investing less in “property, plant, and equipment” and more in intangible assets like software and intellectual property. 6 minutes to read.
- Peter Williamson and Arnoud De Meyer explains how to (and why you should) monetize a business ecosystem. 4 minutes to read.
- The World Economic Forum has published their Regional Risks for Doing Business 2019 report. 40 pages of data and analysis, well worth the read.
- Mike Clayton goes through the elements of the project planning process in a simplified sequence. Video, 12 minutes, safe for work.
- Brenda Taylor explains the concept and value of component-based work breakdown structures. 8 minutes to read.
- Thomas Redman and Roger Hoerl tell us how to identify and conduct analytics projects that don’t require a lot of data but deliver a lot of value. 5 minutes to read.
- John Goodpasture pooh-poohs percent complete as a worthless metric; remaining effort, however, is actionable. Just 1 minute to read.
- Tammy Graves makes the case for defining and aligning key roles from the start of large, complex projects. 4 minutes to read.
- Dave Prior interviews Mike Anderson on the case for the role of the agile project manager. Podcast, 35 minutes, safe for work.
Managing Software Development
- Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly list of Agile content, from discussion gridlock to coach assessments better product decisions. 7 outbound links, 3 minutes to read.
- Tom Cagley delineates five types of meetings and then maps them to Scrum ceremonies. Each post about 2 minutes to read.
- RJ Gazarek reports on what’s new and what’s changed in the newest iteration of the Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe 5.0. 7 minutes to read.
- Mike Cohn and Brendan Wovchko collaborate to present three free (for a short time) Kanban training videos. 3 minutes to read, 15 minutes for the first video, 10 for the second.
- Songtham Tung provides a few examples of refactoring to reduce technical debt. 3 minutes to read.
- Piet Hadermann assesses the cost of waiting for feedback in software development. 5 minutes to read.
- Leigh Espy gives us detailed coaching on keeping the inevitable team conflict productive and non-destructive. 7 minutes to read.
- David Dye coaches us on what to do when our team resists changes. 3 minutes to read.
- Anne Shaw shares an infographic on making a globally distributed team feel a “local” bond. 2 minutes to read.
Cybersecurity and Data Protection
- Ericka Chickowski identifies five disruptive trends transforming cyber security, from Cloud sprawl to micro-services and API’s. 5 minutes to read.
- Isaac Kohen catalogs twenty security risks. Most organizations face nearly all of them. 7 minutes to read.
- Robert Muggah analyzes the threat to city governments and urban infrastructure posed by cyber attacks. More than 70% of all reported ransomware attacks in the US target state and local governments. 7 minutes to read.
- Seth Godin points out the superstition and security theater behind most corporate password rules. 2 minutes to read.
- Sharlyn Lauby shares an infographic showing the key components of both types of non-disclosure agreements. Vital for every contract negotiation! 4 minutes to read.
- Radhika Chugh tutors us on Heat maps and how to use them in analyzing traffic to a website. Include a link to an ebook. 8 minutes to read.
- Stav Ziv tutors us on the three most common resume formats and explains how to choose the right one. 8 minutes to read.