New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 19 – 25. And this week’s video: psychologist Shawn Achor argues that happiness inspires productivity. Just 12 minutes, safe for work, but people will crowd around to see why you’re laughing uncontrollably.
Mike Clayton describes Kurt Lewin’s Freeze Phases model of organizational change, which is predicated on the notion of driving forces and restraining forces.
Esther Derby collates a list of questions that could lead to more effective organizational change, if they were only asked.
Ryan Avent scans past the disruptive trends of automation replacing humans to ask the question: what will a world without work be like and how can we make it livable?
Elizabeth Harrin celebrates ten years of blogging by following up on the best articles from each of those years (and the most popular so far from 2016).
Harry Hall tutors us on the management reserve for project budgets.
Shuba Kathikeyan summarizes the steps in project cost management, and recommends several good practices for project managers.
John Goodpasture makes the counter-case: measuring everything may be more detrimental than no measurements at all.
Cornelius Fichtner interviews Dave Davis on achieving benefits realization management. Just 43 minutes, safe for work.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 12 – 18. And this week’s video: applying insights and techniques derived from recent studies on multi-tasking and ego depletion to improve your productivity. Less than four minutes, safe for work. Tip of the hat to Harry Hall, who shared this.
Henny Portman advocates for positioning Agile methods as changes to “business as usual,” rather than as changes to the way projects are run.
Robin Goldsmith describes the process of determining ROI by discovering the requirements that drive business value and quantifying the intangibles.
Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy lists six practical risk identification techniques that won’t go over the heads of your project team.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 5 – 11. And this week’s video: Alison Krauss and Union Station performing “Gravity” on Austin City Limits. I’m writing this in the kitchen of the house I left at 17, and this song just seemed to fit the mood.
Pawel Brodzinski presents the case for empathy and respect as the core competencies for successful teams.
Michael Lopp provides a detailed tutorial on how to recruit the best people for your team. You just have to be willing to spend up to 50% of your time on it.
Mike Cohn asks (and explores a complex answer to): What is a product?
Olivier Cothenet lists ten “lies” common to failing projects reporting a green status.
Kerry Wills makes a point about reporting project status in the context of the associated milestones.
Mike Griffiths notes that the output of the certification process includes more than simply a certification.
Laura Barnard advocates taking an hour each day to reflect, plan, manage, and make progress on improving your productivity.
Stefan Wolpers shares his weekly Food for Thought Agile content round-up.
Dave Prior interviews Lyssa Adkins on the role of Agilists as agents of social revolution. Just 17 minutes, safe for work.