New project management articles published on the web during the week of November 6 – 12. And this week’s video: Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland discuss the history of Scrum and the newest update to the Scrum Guide, just released this week. 55 minutes, safe for work.
Must read (or Listen)!
George Paliy provides an overview of the GDPR, including obligations of organizations that collect and control personally identifiable information and the rights of the people whose data has been collected. 8 minutes to read.
Kevin Coleman answers the rhetorical question: does IT strategy have a future? Isn’t technology now an integral component of business strategy? 4 minutes to read.
Mike Griffiths explains the impact that the recent release of the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition and the Agile Practice Guide will have on those studying for the PMP, PMI-ACP, and CAPM. 3 minutes to read.
Glen Alleman introduces Integrating Program management and System Engineering, edited by Eric Rebentisch. Sounds interesting, just a minute to scan.
Mike Agnello shares ten rueful project aphorisms. If they weren’t all true, I might have laughed at some of them. 5 minutes to read.
John Goodpasture quotes from Agile Testing by Lisa Crispin and Janey Gregory on the reasons to use an automated to track problem reports. 2 minutes to read.
Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy takes us on a deep dive into project integration management. 5 minutes to read.
Mike Clayton gives us the history and use of the PERT Chart and compares it to CPM. Video, 5 minutes, safe for work.
Harry Hall answers our questions about the PMI-RMP (risk management professional) credential. 2 minutes to read.
Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly list of Agile content, from an Agile periodic table (Mendeleev was Agile?) to the impact of GAAP on Agile adoption to an AMA with Steve Portigal. 2 minutes to scan, 7 outbound links.
Henny Portman points out what has been changed in the newest update to The Scrum Guide. 2 minutes to read.
John Yorke reflects on whether it is more effective to teach Agile methods or the Agile mindset? 4 minutes to read.
Dave Prior interviews Andrew Stellman and Jenny Green on their new book, Head First Agile: A brain-friendly guide to Agile and the PMI-ACP. Podcast, 29 minutes, safe for work.
Shreehari Narayana tells how his organization adopted Scrum, with bullet points organized under the Principles described in the Agile Manifesto. 7 minutes to read.
Cesar Abeid and Traci Duez starting a new interview series on how we can achieve insights into our own behavior. Podcast, 26 minutes, safe for work. Welcome back, Cesar—we’ve missed you!
Leigh Espy describes five styles of effective listening and when to apply them. 6 minutes to read, but take a few extra minutes to digest.
Judith Humphrey teaches a few straightforward, emotionally intelligent techniques to be a better listener and a more effective influencer. 5 minutes to read.
Derek Huether recommends that everyone in the company should understand what metrics drive the business and what behaviors they encourage. 3 minutes to read.
Technology, Techniques, and Human Behavior
Adam Shostack reflects on the key takeaways from Collin Greene’s Fixing Security Bugs. 3 minutes to read.
Elizabeth Harrin explains why we need tags and a data taxonomy and how to use it to categorize the data you collect during a project. 5 minutes to read.
Roy Agababa reports on the ways that the insurance industry is (and soon will be) using data analytics to transform business and service offerings. 5 minutes to read.
Kong Yang tutors us on microservices—from the technology to the business decisions to be made. 5 minutes to read.
Working and the Workplace
Kiron Bondale sees computer-assisted project management as not only a near-term development but another aspect of diversity in the workplace. 2 minutes to read.
Lisette Sutherland highlights a few “up and coming” tools for remote workers. Podcast, 8 minutes, safe for work.
Seth Godin points out that we talk differently when the speakerphone is on. Louder, for sure. Just a minute to read, but the self-consciousness will linger.
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.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 18 – 24. And this week’s video: the E-Lesson Guru explains how to create a speedometer chart in Excel. Safe for work, just over 8 minutes.
Colin Ellis describes the characteristics and behaviors of the Conscious Project Leader.