New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 25 – May 1. And this week’s video: Nixie Pixel explains how to install and use KeePass, my favorite every-platform password manager. Just over six minutes, safe for work.
Lynda Bourne expounds on the nature and sources of reputational risk and dealing with reputational risk events.
Cade Metz reports on the founding of OpenAI, the new firm founded by Elon musk and Sam Altman which will create transformative technology and then give it away.
Bertrand Duperrin shares his analysis of PWC’s 2016 Global CEO Survey. Key takeaway: business has to redefine success in order to be successful.
John Goodpasture: “Risk management does not set policy for the project office; it only sets the left and right-hand boundaries for the vision, or for the project policies.”
Laura Barnard explains why PMO success is driven more by building trust than by establishing repeatable processes.
Ryan Ogilvie lays out some strategies for what to do when your IT service improvement program stops improving – there are paths past the plateau.
Rich Maltzman notes project portfolio management lessons in Ken Burn’s documentary, “National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” and E.O. Wilson’s “Half Earth.”
Danie van den Berg makes the case for diagrams and visuals, and just drawing things during meetings.
Lisette Sutherland interviews Johanna Rothman on organizing geographically distributed teams. Just 33 minutes, safe for work.
Bart Gerardi shows how and when to use a story point value of zero.
Vyom Bharagwaj describes two common estimating techniques: Wideband Delphi and Planning Poker.
The Clever PM begins a series on Product Management Fundamentals: Working with designers.
Alex DiPasquale outlines the importance of properly written acceptance criteria.
Dave Duggal notes that the proliferation of API’s, whether SOAP /WSDL or REST, is making every software app a collection of integration experiments.
Harry Hall tells how to manage that project team member who isn’t performing.
Art Petty speaks out on the “inner game of leading,” meaning the mental attitude that drives our behavior.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 22 – 28. And this week’s video: Seth Godin on the difference between leadership and management. “The Beatles didn’t invent teenagers, they just showed up to lead them.”
Michael Mankin on the dark side of Metcalfe’s Law: “As the cost of communications decreases, the number of interactions increases exponentially, as does the time required to process them.”
Daniel Zacarias shows how working with stakeholders to better define the problem can give more useful and sustainable results than focusing on proposed solutions.
Michael Sueoka argues, “You shouldn’t always design what people want – you should design what people need.” What will you do with this? What will you be able to stop doing?
Elizabeth Harrin reviews “Project-Driven Creation,” a results-driven methodology handbook by Jo Bos, Ernst Harting and Marlet Hesslelink.
Peter Taylor and Karolina Jackson-Ward discuss value-driven leadership. About 42 minutes, safe for work.
Nick Pisano mixes science fiction and religion in with his thoughts on three widely used marketing labels: “Web-based,” “Cloud,” and “Big Data.”
Robert Wysocki explains a lean bundled change management process that integrates well with the PRINCE2 stage planning process.
Ian Whittingham explains the Triple Constraint of project ethics: integrity, trust, and accountability.
Kerry Wills categorizes his meetings into five broad types, and tries to optimize the mix.
Cesar Abeid interviews Johanna Rothman on the estimating methods in her new book, “Predicting the Unpredictable.” Just 37 minutes, safe for work.
Mike Cohn relates the Agile lesson learned from his recent “world’s shortest hotel stay.” Incremental delivery helps you recover from mistakes quickly.
Todd Holden describes “innovation days,” as events designed to foster innovations as a cultural value.
The Clever PM continues his occasional series on “why Agile isn’t working for me,” with observations on the impact of inadequate knowledge, commitment and progress.
Donna Reed summarizes the key messages from Stephen Denning’s book, “The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management.”
Aaron Smith reviews “Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance,” by Mario Moussa, Ph.D., Madeline Boyer and Derek Newberry, Ph.D.
Bruce Harpham reviews “The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More, and Change the Way You Lead Forever,” by Michael Stanier.
Liane Davey lays out guidelines for giving feedback to people who don’t report to you.
Elise Stevens interviews Laura Barnard on getting people to overcome their doubts and embrace change. Just 21 minutes, safe for work.
Cameron Conaway reports on sledgehammer innovation, “What happens when a brilliant idea is paired with the grit of hard labor,” at Cree, an LED technology firm.
Art Petty interviews Eric Wallor and Michael Lucchesi, proprietors of a running coaching business, on why work ethic beats talent. Just 38 minutes, safe for work.
John Goodpasture extols the virtues of the Excel Watch Window. It’s a floating collection of cell values from multiple workbooks, useful for auditing and debugging.
Ryan Ogilvie talks about that guy, who always seems to notice (and report) when something is amiss, and suggests we start treating him like an incident barometer.
Ugo Micoli examines BMW Group’s coming Centenary, as a look back and as an affirmation of identity, evolution, and independence.