New project management articles published on the web during the week of May 6 – 12. And this week’s video: Angela Lee Duckworth explains her research into grit—the power of passion and perseverance, and working toward long-term goals. While her research began with students, she also studied adults in the work environment. 6 minutes, safe for work. Tip of the hat to Johanna Rothman for the link!
Business Acumen and Strategy
Cihan Bebek examines the Hertz Rental Car lawsuit against Accenture and believes both parties made significant errors. 8 minutes to read.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 29 – May 5. And this week’s video: Harry Hall tells how to plan project risk responses. 4 minutes, safe for work. This is the first of a series of four short videos on the general topic of managing project risk; the others are How to respond to project threats, How to respond to project opportunities, and How to respond to overall project risks.
Business Acumen and Strategy
Glenn Fleishman reports on the current state of artificial portrait generation: one more technique for internet fraud. 9 minutes to read.
Noah Smith says that while blockchain technology might surprise us and change the world someday, your skepticism is completely justified. 4 minutes to read.
Greg Satell reminds us that the future is not something that will happen, it is something that we will make. 4 minutes to read.
Glen Alleman conducts a root cause analysis using the publicly available information on the Hertz Rental Car lawsuit against Accenture following their failed website redesign. 9 minutes to read.
Mike Clayton explains the use of a variation order in a contractual relationship. Video, 3 minutes, safe for work.
Eric Smith shares his techniques for making daily stand-up meetings as effective as possible. 4 minutes to read.
Leigh Espy gives us an introduction to Edwards Deming, the father of modern quality improvement, and his 14 points (no relation to Woodrow Wilson). 9 minutes to read.
Michael Wood revisits the history of Total Quality Management and notes some of the lessons we’ve learned since then. 8 minutes to read.
Emmanuel Goossaert reflects on reputations: how they are formed, how to verify them, and how to help bring them closer to reality. 8 minutes to read.
Research and Insights
Eleonore Pauwels reports on an AI-driven malware created by researchers that hacks CT scans; call it data poisoning. 5 minutes to read.
Jennifer Zaino describes the emerging concept of DataOps—automating data delivery with the appropriate levels of security, quality, and metadata. 5 minutes to read.
Edd Gent summarizes new research by BloombergNEF that projects electric car prices will fall below internal combustion engine car prices by 2020. This isn’t just a business opportunity for electric car manufacturers. 3 minutes to read.
Working and the Workplace
Jade Emmons rounds up a variety of projections about the future of networking. Will mixed-reality and AI replace wine and cheese parties? 4 minutes to read?
Sabina Nawaz tells us what to do after an uncomfortable conversation with a co-worker. Choose to live with the person, not the guilt. 4 minutes to read.
Art Petty coaches us on moving from the idea that we need to do something different with our careers to taking action. 4 minutes to read.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 15 – 21. And this week’s video: Mike Clayton explains the PMI, APM, and Prince2 definitions of an issue, and what project managers should do to manage them. 5 minutes, safe for work.