My latest post for the AITS Blogging Alliance is now available. I started it during my recent, all-consuming trip to Australia, and finished it after I caught up on my sleep. It’s a few tips for traveling with a laptop and the various supporting gadgets we drag along. After nearly 30 years with a laptop hanging from my shoulder, I’ve learned to keep the load as light as possible. See the pictures of my current road pack, and give me your thoughts either here or at AITS.
The good folks at
Webucator.com have made a video of one of my more popular MS Project how-to articles. Thanks for making this more accessible to the project management community!
New project management articles published on the web during the week of May 25 – 31. We give you a high-level view so you can read what interests you. Recommended:
Rich Maltzman presents a Venn diagram, showing the overlap between project management competencies and sustainability competencies.
Lynda Bourne give us a history lesson on how theories of motivation have evolved since the early 20 th
Craig Curran-Morton puts change management and benefits realization into focus as success drivers for today’s projects. PM Best Practices
Elizabeth Harrin summarizes a presentation by Joe Griffith at the recent PMI Global Congress EMEA, on how to use stories in your project communications.
Cesar Abeid interviews project manager, author, and blogger Michel Dion on his new book, Leadership Toolbox for Project Managers. Just over an hour, safe for work.
Bruce Harpham summarizes the lessons he’s applied from Atul Gawande’s book, “The Checklist Manifesto.”
Shawn Dickerson quotes recent surveys that detail the sorts of meeting dysfunctions commonly found in modern organizations.
Brad Egeland shares some recommendations for keeping your project sponsor engaged.
Bernadine Douglas points out a few of the ways that a project manager can lose the trust of their stakeholders.
Allen Ruddock has assembled a list of controls for adoption by the new PMO.
Susanne Madsen interviews Benoit Jolin, a project leader from Expedia, on what distinguishes an outstanding project leader.
Andy Jordan describes a new role for the project manager in the overall portfolio – implementing organizational strategy.
Harry Hall lists several practical ways to motivate your team. Agile Methods
Johanna Rothman announces the early release of her not-quite-ready new book, “Agile and Lean Program Management,” at LeanPub.com. Perfection is over-rated.
Mike Cohn explains why perfect attendance is not required at the product refinement backlog meeting.
Venkatesh Krishnamurthy applies lessons from a session on raising resilient kids to building resilient Scrum teams.
Henny Portman reviews David J. Anderson’s book, “Kanban: Successful evolutionary change for your technology business.”
Bruno Silva makes the case that the tester is also a software developer. Nerd Links
Peter Saddington summarizes six online resources where you can finally learn to code (or finally get around to learning Java).
Adam Shostack points out the absurdities in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls, as applied to encryption software.
Kailash Awati examines the text mining capabilities of R, the open source statistical package, using extracts from old blog posts as a database.
Google announces Brillo, an operating system for the low-power devices that will make up the Internet of Things. Note to self: don’t let the new refrigerator open its own Netflix account.
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