VIDEONew project management articles published on the web during the week of July 4 – 10. And this week’s video: Nick Bostrom’s TED talk on why machine learning will eventually require machines to have human values.
Art Petty points to Volkswagen as example of what happens when an ethical lapse allows an organization to take a shortcut to success.
Daniel Newman looks into the business potential of chatbots and deep learning. If you manage projects with customer-facing capabilities, this stuff is in your near future.
Henny Portman describes the changes to the latest refresh of the Scrum Guide. Established Methods
Nick Pisano makes an elegant case for trial and error, and always being in a yellow status.
Glen Alleman builds on the baseball metaphor in “Moneyball” to illustrate the need to manage software development, based on continuous analysis.
Harry Hall recounts a recent health scare to illustrate how to identify and deal with “sneaky” risks.
Mike Cohn recommends two simple actions that will help meeting participants be more mindful.
Isidora Roskic covers the basics of stakeholder management, from a team perspective.
Cornelius Fichtner interviews test preparation coach Julie DeSot on how to identify the correct answer in the PMP exam. Just 39 minutes, safe for work. Agile Methods
Ryan Ripley interviews Ellen Gottesdiener on the importance of discovery as an enabler of delivery. Just 17 minutes, safe for work.
David Taber has some very specific recommendations for making Agile methods and traditional waterfall concepts work together.
Jeff Himmelright shares an interactive team training exercise in responding to unexpected contingencies, inspired by a scene in Apollo 13.
Aaron Smith summarizes the key findings in the recent Changepoint study, “Business Agility: Is It Easy to Pivot?” Applied Leadership
Braden Kelly expounds on the value of thought leadership.
Apple Pineda explains why it takes a different approach to earn a Millenial’s loyalty.
Andy Jordan looks at some of the issues related to managing multiple generations in the workplace.
David Cotgreave notes that project risk management and handling requires a team where everyone’s opinion is considered – not just the leader’s.
Brad Egeland lists a few reasons why the human touch is still needed in project management – robots need not apply. Working and the Workplace
Bertrand Duperrin describes the need to “consumerize” the workplace: “If they had to pay to rent the workplace, would they pay or look for another place?”
James Clear makes an interesting point: our environment imposes limits that we can’t easily change, no matter how motivated we are.
Lisette Sutherland interviews Michael Sliwinski on maximizing productivity by actively curating notifications and interruptions. Just 40 minutes, safe for work.
Elise Stevens interviews Nicole Nader, who makes the case for women attending a project management networking event. Just 21 minutes, safe for work.
Bruce Harpham interviews technical recruiter Ronald Yoon for insights on how recruiting works and what recruiters are looking for.
Susanne Madsen tells us how to demonstrate leadership, on the way to earning your next promotion.
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VIDEONew project management articles published on the web during the week of May 16 – 22. And this week’s video: a tutorial on how to create mind maps using iMindMap.
Mike Griffiths has updated his analysis: “Agile and PMBOK v5 Guide Alignment.” Just 36 pages, invaluable, and free to download in PDF format.
Coert Vissar provides brief definitions of 23 common cognitive biases, heuristics, and effects. Understanding these concepts will help you make better decisions.
Adriana Girdler walks us through her meeting facilitator toolbox. OK, it’s a rolling suitcase – the contents and how she uses them are what matters. Just 7 minutes, safe for work. Established Methods
Henny Portman reviews Jim Johnson’s new book, “The Dead Presidents’ Guide to Project Management.”
Elise Stevens interviews Laura Barnard and Kendall Lott about the Project Management Day of Service and volunteering PM skills to non-profits. Just 29 minutes, safe for work.
Gina Abudi points out that supporting employees’ social good work often benefits the employer.
Daan Pepijn explains how startups and small and medium enterprises can incorporate freelancers into their teams by leveraging technology.
Lisette Sutherland does a retrospective and lists some of the reasons her interview subjects have decided to embrace remote work. Just nine minutes, safe for work.
John Goodpasture examines an interesting concept in a presentation by SalKahn: the “project balance sheet.”
Nick Pisano advocates using analytics and a bit of self-awareness to remove the blind spots that keep organizations from acting in their own self-interest.
Sven Krasser and Dmitri Alperovitch clarify how machine learning can be applied to identifying and fighting off network attacks.
Bruce Harpham dusts off a few more techniques to make Email work for you. Agile Methods
Frode Helgesen provides a quick overview of Pointing Poker, useful for geographically distributed teams who wish they could use planning poker.
Ryan Ripley interviews Johanna Rothman on her new book, “Agile and Lean Program Management.” Just 48 minutes, safe for work.
Jay Daniel makes the case for estimating our work, even when using Agile methods.
Mike Cohn argues against estimating the Sprint backlog using task points, rather than hours.
Peter Saddington has determined that a limited understanding of client organizational culture limits the effectiveness of Agile coaches and consultants.
Renee, Craig, and Tony interview Dean Leffingwell, the creator of the Scaled Agile Framework. Just 31 minutes, safe for work.
Mike Donoghue lays out the logic behind combining Agile and traditional project management methods into a hybrid approach.
Lavinia Mihaela Dinca identifies five challenges for the business analyst on a hybrid project.
The Clever PM notes that organizations adopt Scrum because they want results, not compliance with a methodology. Applied Leadership
Elizabeth Harrin interviews Christine Unterhitzenberger, who is researching the degree to which perceptions of fairness impact project performance.
Peter Doyle links Jonathan Westrup’s Ethics, Values, and Governance Pyramid with the model of authentic project leadership described in “Organizational Dynamics.”
Art Petty adds his insights on how to coach employees struggling with self-doubt.
Moira Alexander illustrates the use of KPI’s to measure a project team’s effectiveness. Enjoy!
VIDEONew project management articles published on the web during the week of March 7 – 13. And this week’s video: David Letterman’s classic photo-identification quiz, “Trump or Monkey?” Four minutes, safe for work.
Mike Griffiths expounds on whether certification should indicate a ceiling or a floor of professional learning, and illustrates his point with historical examples.
Seth Godin explains the difference between confidence and arrogance, when making the case for change.
Lynda Bourne continues her examination of Practical Ethics. “The ethical standards of an organization are set by the actionsof its leaders.” Established Methods
Samad Aidane interviews Suzie Blaszkiewicz, market analyst at GetApp, on their new report: 2016’s Top Project Management Apps.
Elizabeth Harrin interviews CEO, project manager, and entrepreneur Monica Borrell.
Douglas Brown on making process changes stick: “Best practices are a destination, not a starting point.”
Susanne Madsen explains the importance of positive relationships with project stakeholders, and how to develop them.
Brad Egeland offers five ideas for making meetings more productive that probably run counter to other advice you’ve seen.
Harry Hall explains the difference between qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, and offers suggestions on how to improve your approach. Agile Methods
Neil Killick looks for a patch of common ground between #Estimates and #NoEstimates.
Glen Alleman responds to Neil on that common ground between #Estimates and #NoEstimates.
Johanna Rothman posted a four-part series on how Agile approaches influence the way we test, from our expectations to our practices to metrics. Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.
Mike Cohn recommends some alternatives approaches when developing reports that are too complex to deliver in one sprint.
Fernando Paloma Garcia explains how to stabilize quality and prepare to evolve the features of legacy applications by establishing a base of automated tests.
Shashank Sinha describes an example of how Agile methods were applied to the evolution of an enterprise legacy system. Applied Leadership
Art Petty notes that good managers focus on what the people are doing, not just the tasks.
John Goodpasture considers un-delegation, based on the Principle of Subsidiarity.
Nancy Settle-Murphy addresses three questions from her Wall Street Journal interview, on dealing with issues between the remote worker and a problematic boss.
Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy explains how to develop a project management dream team.
Lisa Earle McLeod extols the virtues of Essentialism, “the disciplined pursuit of Less.” Pot Pouri
Bruce Harpham offers some guidance for making remote work productive.
Brendan Toner shares an eclectic list of techniques for improving productivity.
Yanna Vogiazou gets us up to date on gestural interaction – think Kinect games – and our multi-modal future.
Bertrand Duperrin thinks that the speed of Saas deployment may already exceed the speed at which organizations can change to adopt them.
Dalton Hooper provides some post-interview feedback: why I didn’t hire you, even though you were the most qualified.
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