New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 11 – 17. And this week’s video: John Kotter explains how an organization that starts out entrepreneurial and agile becomes a bureaucracy, and why it’s hard to reverse the process. Just six minutes, safe for work.
Ben Tarnoff recounts the story of how the first internet connection was demonstrated forty years ago this summer, at a beer garden in Portola Valley, a suburb of Palo Alto.
Bruce Harpham reflects on the phenomenon of ego depletion – the gradual loss of self-control after multiple challenges – and other sources of energy depletion.
Paul Reubens reports on how global engineering firm Atkins made the decision to migrate to Office 365, and what they learned along the way.
Paul Culmsee and Kailash Awati have published a new book, “The Heretic’s Guide to Management.” They say it’s about ambiguity, teddy bears, and fetishes – OK!
Harry Hall shows how to create and use a stakeholder register. Just 4 minutes, safe for work.
Laura Barnard shares her thoughts on the business case for the PMO as value creator.
Elizabeth Harrin interviews Traci Duez, who explains how she got into project management and then into speaking about project management.
Seth Godin reminds us that decisions about the future should not be about the past.
John Goodpasture ruminates on Matthew Squair’s representation of the risk spectrum, from known to unknown to unknowable.
Adam Shostack challenges information security professionals to hold themselves to the same standards as those who build bridges.
Paramita Ghosh details the skills required to be a data scientist. You start with business skills …
New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 4 – 10. And this week’s video: Nick Bostrom’s TED talk on why machine learning will eventually require machines to have human values.
Art Petty points to Volkswagen as example of what happens when an ethical lapse allows an organization to take a shortcut to success.
Daniel Newman looks into the business potential of chatbots and deep learning. If you manage projects with customer-facing capabilities, this stuff is in your near future.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of June 27 – July 3. And this week’s video: Australian software project manager Adrian Fittolani’s TEDx talk at Deakin University on why being more selective about your TV watching might be the key to both achieving your goals and feeling more relaxed. Yes, it’s a video – but you can choose whether to watch it.
Louis Columbus reports on the ways machine learning is impacting manufacturing, from production capacity and waste reduction to manufacturing-as-a-service.
Lynda Bourne notes some lessons learned on selling change, in the context of Brexit. “It helps if they are unhappy with the status quo.”
Chris Middleton speculates on the impact of Brexit on data protection, data transfer, and privacy. These issues will matter to IT project managers in almost every country.
Maria Nordberg interviews David Hillson, the Risk Doctor, on how uncertainties in work and project should be handled. Just 17 minutes, safe for work.
John Goodpasture opines that the first question of risk management should be, “Where does the slack go?”
Matthew Squair looks at the ramifications of the first fatality attributed to Tesla’s autopilot, while humming an old song by The Doors.
Nick Pisoni points out the limitations of earned value management, especially in managing contracts and risks.
Elizabeth Harrin has some recommendations for getting benefits from new tools brought in by team members without getting bogged down in tech adoption.
Beth Spriggs notes that a large project has to overcome more inertia than a small one, and describes a process to get things moving.
Ryan Ogilvie looks at the strategic considerations that must be addressed by a knowledge management solution.
Johanna Rothman concludes her series on product owners and learning with parts 4 and 5.