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.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of June 12 – 18. And this week’s video: a compilation of the things project managers say, do, and otherwise share. Just over three minutes, and more or less safe for work.
Rich Armstrong suggests that we should start developing an inclusive culture by working less and focusing on professionalism.
Adam Greenfield takes a (very) long look at the smartphone, which has completely transformed our society and social interactions in only ten years.
One of the great trends of the last decade has been the consumerization of virtually everything. You no longer have to know anything about the technology you are using to meet your needs. From retail self-service to manager dashboards to (soon) autonomous automobiles, our products are becoming ever less demanding of us, as we have become ever more demanding of them. And as project managers delivering those products to impatiently waiting end users, we have to understand the relationship between that expected simplicity and the hidden complexity in order to keep our projects within scope and on track.
As always, thanks for taking the time to read my stuff.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of June 5 – 11. And this week’s video: Doug H. shows how to create a RACI chart in Excel, add validation and an error message, make each value display in a selected color, and improve the presentation with simple formatting. If you’ve struggled with Excel in these areas, this is an excellent demo. Just 11 minutes, safe for work.
Must read (or Hear)!
Lynda Bourne explains how to differentiate between normal, complex, and megaprojects and how to apply Traditional, Agile, Complex, and megaproject management methods.
James Clear explains why entropy drives complexity (as well as Murphy’s Law).
Matt Spence interviews Senator Kamala Harris, former Attorney General of the world’s sixth largest economy (California), on absorbing new technology into public policy. Just 27 minutes, safe for work.
Richard Bayney tutors us on creating a prioritized project portfolio, optimized using Efficient Frontier analysis.
Harry Hall analyzes the risk management processes for what they contribute to the bottom line: getting results.
Ryan Ogilvie recommends that you have a dialog with your customer about service to discover what they really want.
Alex Puscasu details best some best practices for outsourcing project work.
Elise Stevens interviews John Wyzalek on the fine points of engaging external stakeholders. Just over 20 minutes, safe for work.
Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly list of all things Agile, from Ron Jeffries on Dark Scrum and Corporate Agile, to an Agile historical timeline, to 12 principles for better experiments.