New project management articles published on the web during the week of December 23 – 29. And this week’s video: ER doctor Darria Long explains key lessons from hospital emergency rooms on handling stress and chaos. Great examples from a great storyteller. 14 minutes, safe for work.
Ethics, Business Acumen and Strategy
- Karen Hao calls for the ethical development and application of AI and related technologies. 3 minutes to read.
- Emily Daniel pinpoints the trends in AI development and application that will command real investment in 2020. 4 minutes to read.
- Peter Diamandis gives his take on how 3D printing will completely change retail. 4 minutes to read or 7 minutes to the podcast, safe for work.
- Anna Prist predicts the trends for voice technology in the coming year. 5 minutes to read.
- Mike Clayton presents a capstone essay on how to be the best project manger you can be. 14 minutes, plus a couple of linked videos.
- Anna Balyuk and Anna Bashyrova analyzed over 50 job requisitions at Amazon, Apple, and Google to determine what they are looking for in project managers. 7 minutes to read.
- Roger Swannell shares his thoughts on how Microsoft Teams might be used by actual teams, as well as how it might be improved. 6 minutes to read.
- Glen Alleman recommends Brent Flyvbjerg’s new book, The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management. 2 minutes to read.
- John Goodpasture shares his short course on risk management. About 3 minutes to read through the 23-slide deck.
Managing Software Development
- Kiron Bondale gets to the essence of a recent Dilbert strip on shipping a product quickly, for the wrong reasons. 2 minutes to read.
- Christiaan Verwijs helps us determine whether someone is an actual stakeholder or just an audience member. 4 minutes to read.
- Charles Richard explains seven keys to leading effective team meetings. 4 minutes to read.
- Liane Davey recommends that we let our team have that heated conversation. Conflict debt is a thing. 6 minutes to read.
Cybersecurity and Data Protection
- David Balaban describes several social engineering tricks that are often used in targeted attacks. I’ve recently seen two of these in the wild—be aware! 6 minutes to read.
- Trevor Daughney makes six cybersecurity predictions for 2020. 5 minutes to read.
- Terry Sweeney explains SIM-swapping attacks, from what they are to how they are achieved (access to the device isn’t required) to potential consequences. 4 minutes to read.
- Sharlyn Lauby states that employee retention will continue to be one of the top priorities for 2020 and provides links to relevant articles on turnover. 2 minutes to read.
- Suzanne Lucas quotes from a new study that found a partial explanation for the pay gap: men who report to other men get promoted faster. Be aware, be fair. 3 minutes to read.