New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 16 – 22. And this week’s video: Harry Hall talks about the need to identify a risk owner along with the project risks you want to manage. 3 minutes, safe for work.
Ethics, Business Acumen and Strategy
Zorana Ivcevic and colleagues reports on results of a survey that found an alarming level of pressure to act unethically in US organizations. 5 minutes to read.
Ron Rivers examines the intersection of technology and labor, from early history to the near future. 13 minutes to read.
Adam Rasmi reports that COVID-19 is also impacting negotiations between the UK and EU on a post-Brexit free trade agreement. 2 minutes to read.
Mike Clayton explains how to manage multiple projects at once. Video, 15 minutes, safe for work.
Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly list of Agile content, from what drives performance of a distributed agile team to disagreement in distributed teams to the magic of conflict. 7 outbound links, 3 minutes to read.
Kiron Bondale argues that domain and organizational knowledge are the key requirement for prospective product managers. 3 minutes to read.
Tanay Agrawal suggests that product managers need to see their product like a new user, every single day. 5 minutes to read.
Henny Portman shows the difference between incremental and iterative Here’s Part Two, about ten minutes to read both parts.
Ankur Jain explains a diagram of the DevOps life cycle. 2 minutes to read.
Maximilian Bauer says that being smarter about test cases and how they are structured can save money in testing. 7 minutes to read.
George Pitagorsky tells us how to manage fear and anger in projects. 5 minutes to read.
Christine Trodella has some thoughts on managing newly remote workers, when you don’t know how long they’ll be working from home. 7 minutes to read.
Sharlyn Lauby uses the Marvel Cinematic Universe to illustrate keys points on how to manage the external workforce, both project-based and recurring. 4 minutes to read, plus a video interview, 10 minutes, safe for work.
Amelia Salyers curates a list of 22 articles for leaders from the past few years, published by venture capital firm Andreeson Horowitz. 5 minutes to read the synopses.
Cybersecurity and Data Protection
Curtis Franklin gives us a brief overview of how to quantify cybersecurity risks. 4 minutes to read.
Brenda Sharton sees plentiful opportunities for cybercriminals in the new “work from home” mantra of COVID-19. 4 minutes to read.
Elizabeth Harrin gives us some useful pointers for setting up our home office. 4 minutes to read.
Stephanie Vozza notes that generalists tend to be more successful, but only if they get really good at a few useful skills that combine to make them stand out. 3 minutes to read.
Sarath C P shares six tips for creating an effective elevator pitch. 5 minutes to read. You’ll need to find your own elevator …
New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 9 – 15. And this week’s video: Angela Ceberano talks about how she changed her view of the anxieties that used to paralyze her. “Be the warrior, not the worrier.” 11 minutes, mostly safe for work.
Ethics, Business Acumen and Strategy
Romesh Vaitilingham summarizes the results of a World Economic Forum survey of economists around the world, on the potential for a recession. 6 minutes to read.
John Detrixhe interviews Nobel prize winning economist Robert Schiller, who says that this economic disruption is different from past economic crises. 4 minutes to read.
Greg Satell examines the impact of automation since 1900 and suggests that work in the coming years will be based more on collaboration than on tasks. 5 minutes to read.
Praveen Malik shares ten excellent getting-started tips for MS Project beginners. 5 minutes to read.
Chris walks through the keys steps in decommissioning the zombie servers in your data center. 5 minutes to read.
Stav Ziv shares her detailed Q and A crib sheet for preparing for that project manager job interview. 15 minutes to read.
Bruce Gordon describes the approach to develop the PMI Chicagoland project management mentoring program. 8 minutes to read.
Elizabeth Harrin provides some guidance for an experienced project manager managing an international project for the first time. 5 minutes to read.
Glen Alleman references WalMart in a case study of capabilities elicitation and capabilities-based planning. 3 minutes to read.
Managing Software Development
Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly list of Agile content, from decision making under pressure to emerging organizational silos to team right-sizing. 7 outbound links, 3 minutes to read.
Johanna Rothman concludes and summarizes her series on building team resilience. 3 minutes to read.
Tom Cagely talks about using Clean Language concepts to refine requirements and gets a visit from Susan Parente, who talks about virtual agile. Podcast, 20 minutes, safe for work.
Kristin Jackvony tutors us on API contract testing. Clear, with a very low nerd content. 4 minutes to read.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 2 – 8. And this week’s video: Mike Clayton introduces a new concept: aintegration, a measure of how well one copes with uncertainty and contradictions. Successful project managers must be able to deal with volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity as a necessary part of the job, and developing that skill should be part of your professional development plan. 4 minutes, safe for work.