New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 26 – November 1. We give you a high-level view so you can read what interests you. And don’t forget: Thursday, November 5, is International Project Management Day.
Elizabeth Harrin summarizes the changes to the PMP exam, coming in January 2016. The changes reflect the findings of the most recent role delineation survey.
Peter Landau summarizes current trends in the online project management community, from International Project Management Day (November 5) to project leadership.
The October 2015 edition of Women Testers is now available, with articles on everything from mind mapping to stress and work, to the conclusion in their series about testing in the cloud. If you haven’t discovered this great online magazine, it’s time to catch up!
Cornelius Fichtner interviews Simona Fallavolita, who manages the PMP certification program, on the changes coming in January. Just 18 minutes, safe for work.
Pat Weaver tutors us on the differences between Critical Path Method (CPM) and Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT).
Yasser Mahmud describes a methodology for assessing the maturity level of your PMO, and determining where to make improvements.
Mario Trentim has compiled a different sort of FAQ: Frequently Avoided Questions about PMO’s.
Harry Hall shows us how to complete a stakeholder register. Just four minutes, safe for work.
Ryan Ogilvie tells how to collect feedback, from deciding what you’ll do with it to closing the loop with the people who participated.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 7 – 13. We give you a high-level view so you can read what interests you. Recommended:
Lynda Bourne sees recent corporate ethical lapses in the news, and traces them to both a governance problem and an enforcement challenge.
Harry Hall has some practical ways to improve the quality of IT project estimates. No magic bullets here, just good management practice.
Michel Dion tells us how to management project relationships. It’s not just about planning communications, but establishing lines of communication.
Glen Alleman contrasts the four common software development approaches – Waterfall, Incremental, Spiral, and Evolutionary – and provides some history.
John Goodpasture decomposes the notion of scope, as described in the second edition of his book, “Project Management the Agile Way.”
Bruce Harpham explains how to build better relationships at work.
Russell Whitworth explains how to plan for and conduct a “Learning from Experience” workshop, because we never learn from lessons learned documents.
Nick Pisano comes up for air, after spending a lot of time in data streams and data reservoirs.
John Hoebler has a few non-technical pointers for making your system implementation project a success.
Elizabeth Harrin summarizes new features recently included in several popular (and obscure) project management apps.
Dave Wakeman celebrates the start of the college football season by writing about Alabama coach Nick Saban’s mantra: “process guarantees success.”
Ryan Ogilvie runs into a friend, who described a problem at work. Ryan’s diagnosis: a lack of knowledge management
David Cotgreave thinks the way to keep up with changes in technology is to outsource it.
Tim Kress explains how to develop the ability to sell your ideas to management, otherwise known as “pitching.”
Henny Portman reviews “Successful Project Sponsorship,” by Michiel van der Molen. The new English language version uses PMBOK terminology, but retains the PRINCE2 point of view.
Derek Huether explains the merits of an A3 report, a structured approach to continuous improvement. You don’t need me to mention Toyota, right? Thought not.
Neil Killick is willing to admit to his role as an early advocate of #NoEstimates, but he doesn’t want to be seen as spokesman – just as one of the debaters.
Mike Cohn wants to play “stump the band.” So head over to Mountain Goat Software and suggest a topic for him to write about.
Ken Coomes derives seven habits of highly effective Scrum ceremonies from an article by Neal Hartman.
Gene Gendel just completed his two-part article on how to handle interruptions in Scrum. But start with Part 1.
Work Isn’t a Place You Go
Don Kim finds the future, as a self-employed artisan project manager, in an article in The Economist. Hear, hear!
Suzanne Lucas gives us the details on how employers (and managers) really hire an employee.
Coert Visser reviews a recent study and finds that the mental effort required for a solitary task can influence the concentration of a companion on a different solitary task. In other words, concentration is contagious.
Elise Stevens interviews Judy Hinwood on how to break the stress cycle – start by celebrating your awareness of the problem! Just 14 minutes, safe for work.
Patricia Goh confirms that, while a little hard work never hurt anyone, overworking can eventually kill you.