New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 21 – 27. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended: Must read
Mike Griffiths finds inspiration for Agile horrors in Halloween. The Frankenstein process, Zombie projects, and other year-round terrors now have names!
Cesar Abeid interviews Frank Saladis, the man who first proposed International Project Management Day. Just 50 minutes, and safe for work.
Shim Marom recaps an on-going LinkedIn discussion of who bears responsibility for a failed project, weighing in with his own thoughts at the end. The Strategic View
Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas Airways, makes the business case for bridging the gender gap. All success begins with opportunity!
Esther Derby finds problems with the legacy management assumptions that we have embraced, and seeks solutions in new assumptions about workers and work. PM Best Practices
Elizabeth Harrin has developed a new e-learning course, “Better Project Status Reports.” And for just a bit more, she’ll critique one of your status reports!
Chuck Morton concludes his series on project governance with maturity level five.
Glen Alleman explores the value of estimates to the stakeholders.
John Goodpasture calls us to take balanced approach to risk assessment – impact and probability both matter. Of course, there’s also the 1% doctrine.
Allen Ruddock recalls taking on a failing software implementation project, and recovering from the disaster that was their first few weeks of operation.
Samad Aidane continues his series on how to be a happy project manager, with his thoughts on a productive relationship with the project sponsor.
Martin Webster took a straw poll of his team and found four reasons they were frustrated with their leadership.
Joe Crumpler explains how he and his team have been using Asana to capture, document, inform, and do the little tasks that keep coming their way.
Kerry Wills wants his project teams to apply the security slogan, “If you see something, say something” to progress and risk monitoring. Agile Methods
Johanna Rothman offers her high-level strategy for fixing the Healthare.gov website.
Peter Saddington has prepared an FAQ for management and the Human Resources folks on the Scrum Master role.
Scott Berkun on zombie meetings: “Often there is one person who … will keep feeding the zombie with the coworker’s brains just to preserve that feeling [of power].”
Neil Killick reminds us that the value of a daily stand-up meeting is the opportunity for the team to collaborate.
Pawel Brodzinski explains his five-minute effectiveness test for Kanban or task boards.
Bob Tarne shares lessons learned from an article by Ryan Singer on tailoring Agile to meet the needs of the work at hand.
Venkatesh Krishnamurthy says happiness and Agile both come from the pursuit, not the imagined end state. Pot Pouri
Luis Seabra Coelho applies the GROW model (Goal, Reality, Options, Will) to project management.
Naomi Caietti interviews Penny Pullan, project management author, entrepreneur, and host of the virtual Business Analysis Summit. 30 minutes, safe for work.
Anya Faingersh addresses style – specifically, our management style.
Karina Keith has collected some computer keyboard shortcuts that will make you more efficient. I picked up two new ones right away – Thanks, Karina!
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New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 7 – 13. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! In the three-plus years I’ve been curating these weekly lists, I’ve always grouped related items, although that wasn’t always apparent to readers. So I’m now adding section titles to the groups of related links. I’ll base the titles on the content, of course, so expect them to vary from week to week. Recommended:
Elizabeth Harrin notes four benefits you can achieve with well-managed stakeholders.
Shim Marom lists some project management principles that apply to business operations, as well.
Scott Berkun has some advice for the next Microsoft CEO: hire leaders who are eager to experiment, and free them do it. SaaS and the Cloud
Louis Columbus argues that Salesforce is more than just CRM as a service: increasingly, they are the Cloud development platform of choice.
Steve Ranger looks at how the Cloud is impacting outsourcing, still one of the few growth areas in IT. Agile
John Goodpasture has discovered how 3D printers are making hardware development Agile, by shortening the feedback loop.
Peter Saddington gives his perspective on dealing with conflict – both healthy and unhealthy.
Craig Brown suggests a work-in-progress approach to project portfolio management. A PMO Kanban board? Why not? Anticipating Developments
Daniel Burrus notes that we’re moving from rapid change to rapid transformation.
Adario Strange reports on a fascinating development from Disney Research: touch screens with tactile feedback. Once you get past the potential Virtual Pet apps, the mind boggles. PM Best Practices
Henny Portman reviews Simon Buehring’s eBook on Prince2.
Allen Ruddock provides guidance on estimating project task duration, starting from the WBS and working down to the details.
Andy Jordan gives a brief tutorial on how to conduct a cause and effect analysis, using Ishikawa fishbone diagrams.
Kevin Korterud walks us through a great weekly status meeting. Chuck Morton continues his series on project governance, with maturity levels
two and three. Pot Pouri
Martin Webster explains what makes us introverts tick.
Sean Whitaker offers a concise explanation of project management standards, frameworks, and methodologies.
Daniel Hemhauser has accumulated a list of Twitter Hashtags related to project management. Apparently, there’s a lot more than just #pmot. – who knew?
New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 1 – 7. We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
Andy Jordan gets back to the basics on PMO’s. Most important: why do you want one, and what do you expect it to do?
Elizabeth Harrin offers some advice to entry-level project managers in the UK – CAPM or Prince2?
John Laverick reflects on the impact of the recent influx of “new” contract project managers in the UK market.
Patrick Richard summarizes his observations on the #NoEstimates movement.
Craig Brown summarizes with conversations over beers with Neil Killick on #NoEstimates.
Glen Alleman lists “an immutable set of questions that needs answers before we can determine the probability of success for our project.”
Ken Hardin looks at reviewing the current-state for risks, prior to starting a new IT project.
Tristan Wember has summarized and provided links to his recent series of articles on risk management.
Shim Marom is annoyed with the way the public discussion of project failure is presented.
Soma Bhattacharya has a few getting-started tips for her friend, an “accidental project manager.”
Tatyana Mishell shares an interesting infographic: “Four lessons in Project Management from the Renaissance.”
Jesse Fewell looks at a scenario for estimating in a release planning meeting for a program involving four Agile teams. Note the excellent list of assumptions!
Johanna Rothman has published part four of her series on organizing an Agile program.
Chuck Morton recalls being in an organization that used the Microsoft Solutions Framework. But not very well.
Pawel Brodzinski reports on the Kanban Leadership Retreat, and his presentation.
Bruce Benson argues that scope creep should be mandatory, especially for long-duration projects. Should we call them “mid-course corrections?”
Bas de Baar offers an interesting alternative to culture engineering and driving change – play!
Linda Mitton sends in a report from the phishing pond. Yes, you really need to be skeptical of every EMail!
Kerry Wills disses the cubical-dwelling co-worker who insists on using the speakerphone for every call. Give ‘em a vasectomy discount coupon!
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