New project management articles published on the web during the week of May 11 – 24. Our theme this week is connecting with our stakeholders. Recommended:
Joel Bancroft Connors and his invisible gorilla, Hogarth, explain the value of conducting structured meetings with stakeholders.
Elizabeth Harrin summarizes the key points from a presentation by Emad Aziz at the PMI Global Congress EMEA, what stakeholders want. Basically, they want to understand the value and benefits of the project, and they want to gain an assurance that the PM is up to the job.
Bruce Harpham explores the ways we can build trust at work, based on recent research.
Project Management Methods
Glen Alleman shares his reading list for those who want to learn about applying statistics, finance and economics to estimating and business decision making.
John Goodpasture casts a critical eye on a dubious claim: statistics does not require randomness.
Nick Pisano considers the potential for development of a general theory of project management.
Dave Wakeman looks at how we can achieve strategic alignment for our projects.
Rich Maltzman recounts an interesting story from a bank in Israel that applies corporate social responsibility to reduce risk and improve sustainability.
Michel Dion reviews Peter Taylor’s new book, Real Project Management.
Andy Jordan details how to ensure your project realizes the benefits it was approved to deliver.
Marco Behler announces his new e-book on customer requirements, for custom software development.
Tom McFarlin has an interesting approach to ever-changing technology: assume you know nothing.
Geoff Watts explains imposter syndrome, and how to deal with professional insecurity, effectively.
Pawel Brodzinski summarizes what he and his colleagues at Lunar Logic have learned about Minimum Viable Product.
Ebin Poovathany gives us the history behind user stories, and what Kent Beck had in mind when he started using them.
Management without the Pointy Hair
Venkat Rao explores the relationship between social interaction, strain, and stress.
Margaret Meloni says we need to fine-tune the stress levels our team operates under, in order to optimize our productivity.
Coert Vissar samples a list of 20 psychological principles for teaching and learning, published by the APA.
Paul Ritchie summarizes recent research from PM College, showing the gap between what skills project managers think they need to work on, and what their bosses think.
Karina Keith rounds up a list of scary statistics on time management.
Podcasts and Videos
Cesar Abeid interviews Colin Ellis, who shares his thoughts on hot to get started in a project management career. Just 55 minutes, safe for work.
Cornelius Fichtner interviews PMI’s John Kleine on the upcoming changes to the PDU mix required to maintain your PMP credential. Just 40 minutes, safe for work.
Nada Aldahleh describes six characteristics of effective product owners.
Mike Griffiths looks at the statistics of the various credential programs from PMI, and plots a few trends.
Paul Ritchie breaks down what the new PMI recertification requirements mean to training organizations.
Steven Levy renews his membership in PMI, using software with an appallingly bad UX.
Bruce Harpham notes several things you can do to help new team members get up to speed, while instilling a positive attitude.
Elizabeth Harrin shares the contents of her reading pile. More accurately, her books to-finish-reading pile.
Jamie Hill extracts a few lessons from his new book, “Make Good Habits Stick.”
Podcasts and Videos
Cesar Abeid interviews Wes Schaeffer on the art and practice of sales and negotiating for project managers. Plus career tips from Dev Ramcharan and the must-read PM articles list from your truly. Just 36 minutes, safe for work.
Cornelius Fichtner interviews Jamal Moustafaev on his new book, “Project Scope Management.” Just 25 minutes, safe for work.
Rich Maltzman and Dave Shirley have crafted a commercial for their new book, “Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success: The Sustainability Wheel.” Just three minutes, safe for work, it’s got a good beat, and you can dance to it.