Must-read Articles, on PM for the Masses Podcasts

Garage BandI’ve been listening and linking to Cesar Abeid’s Project Management for the Masses podcasts for some time now. Last summer, he invited me to be a part of his “Project Management for You” interview series, and I invested in his Kickstarter campaign, to fund the writing of his book by the same name. So when he asked me to act as a “correspondent” for his podcasts, reporting on the must-read articles for the past week, I naturally agreed!

Each week, I send Cesar a recording to include at the end of his podcast, describing the three articles that most deserve your attention. I go into a bit more descriptive detail in the recording than I do in the blog posts, because I have a bit more time available. And because I’m a wise-ass, I include audio snippets from films and television that add a bit of color commentary. All of this over a low-volume Memphis blues riff. Typically two minutes or so, and safe for work. I’m sure Dr. Demento would approve.

I hope you enjoy this new outlet for my creativity, and take a moment to give me some feedback, in comments either here or at PM for the Masses.

Join Me at the Conscious Software Development Telesummit

Successfully creating custom software for your organization is incredibly difficult – over 70% of all projects struggle or fail outright. You’ve probably seen some of these all-too-common issues:

  • Deploying late
  • Finishing over budget
  • Missing or buggy features
  • Requirements scope creep
  • Team miscommunication and conflict
  • “Shelfware” that is just not adopted by users
  • Projects not aligned to the organization’s strategy

And software projects can be a headache to hire for, manage, and architect well. But you can you start improving the odds of success, through a combination of awareness and choice.

The Conscious Software Development Telesummit

ConsciousnessJoin me at the Conscious Software Development Telesummit, to be conducted from November 10th through the 21st, 2014. It’s easy to participate: just register for the summit for free, using your EMail. You’ll be able to download and listen to interviews conducted with more than twenty experts on software, team relations, strategy, project management, deployment and more. You’ll discover things that you don’t know that you don’t know about creating successful projects, building teams, and managing your software portfolio. This elite group of software superstars, best selling authors, popular podcasters, outstanding bloggers, and celebrity coaches are imparting decades of experience, wisdom, and some very generous free resources to help you begin making progress immediately.

This unique panel of experts is all unified under one vision; to empower you with practical understanding of how you can put their knowledge to use, bring consciousness to your software challenges and transform your work for the better. The subject of my interview, “The Zombie Apocalypse is Not an HR Product: How to Hire, Retain, and Develop the Living,” is just one topic among many designed for the IT manager and practitioner. Browse the list of speakers, and you’ll see many familiar names from my weekly round-ups.

Listen Offline!

You can listen to these MP3 interview recordings whenever and wherever you have the  time. Join other leading CIOs, VPs of Development, project managers, architects, stakeholders, end user champions, and all those want to bring more awareness and choice to the complex art of software creation. And I’m not just one of the speakers – I plan to listen to every one of these interviews!

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