New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 8 – 14. And this week’s video: Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland discuss the Scrum Guide Refresh for 2016. Just 46 minutes, safe for work, and vital if you want to keep up with Agile!
Carl Pritchard uses the Rio Olympics as an example of a complex project and explains the use of a tiered risk system. Excellent and timely!
David Koontz summarizes the Team Performance Model, by Drexler and Sibbet. Definitely a step up from the rhymes of the 50-year old Tuckman model.
Jordan Sims points out the project management challenges for the UK government in implementing the Brexit vote.
Glen Alleman examines the problems commonly encountered with project schedules and describes the appropriate corrective actions.
Jay Hicks shares some insights into PERT he got in a conversation with Rick Morris, host of the radio show The Work / Life Balance.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 1 – 7. And this week’s video: Dennis Nally, Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd. introduces the key findings from PwC’s 19th Annual Global CEO Survey. Less than six minutes, safe for work, and valuable for understanding your organization’s global operating environment.
Must read (or hear)!
Dave Prior interviews psychologist Krista Pierce and PM Carson Pierce on ways to deal with the pressure, angst, and anxiety that come with the PM job. Just 42 minutes, safe for work.
Elizabeth Harrin takes a moment to reflect on the stresses in her career and balance with her family life. Naturally, she has a plan.
Conner Forrest reports on actions that US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is taking to secure electronic voting systems in the 9,000 jurisdictions around the country.
John Goodpasture examines extreme risks: those for which the consequences are irreversible, and the impact is near-catastrophic. Fortunately, the probability is usually low.
Andy Jordan introduces the concepts of enterprise risk and portfolio risk distribution.
Harry Hall has assembled a list of diagnostic questions to ask when a project is troubled.
Helena Liu maps out the steps to take when a project starts to go wrong.
Ron Rosenhead points out one possible reason for “zombie projects:” a widespread management belief in inevitable success.
Binfire has just published their project management software buyer’s guide. It’s about the process of selecting what you need and makes no product recommendations.
Seth Godin reminds us what’s at stake when reviewing a contract.
Stefan Wolpers shares his curated reading list of Agile content for the week. Like this one, but focused on Agile methods.
Henny Portman reviews the second edition of Andrew Craddock’s “Agile Project Management and Scrum.”
Jeff Collins decomposes the introduction of Agile project management processes into existing organizations into five key steps.
Erich Orozco makes the case for not sharing people across teams.
Shuba Kathikeyan explains the Six Sigma DMAIC framework, certification sources, and the various Lean Six Sigma belts.
Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue, shares some suggestions for creating an organizational culture in which trust is secured by accountability.
The If / Then format for describing a risk event and it’s consequences is well-established as a good practice, especially for teams where the authority to log a risk has been widely delegated. I include a real example from one of my past projects in order to illustrate the power of this approach.
As always, thanks for taking the time to read my stuff.