New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 11 – 17. And this week’s video: John Kotter explains how an organization that starts out entrepreneurial and agile becomes a bureaucracy, and why it’s hard to reverse the process. Just six minutes, safe for work.
Ben Tarnoff recounts the story of how the first internet connection was demonstrated forty years ago this summer, at a beer garden in Portola Valley, a suburb of Palo Alto.
Bruce Harpham reflects on the phenomenon of ego depletion – the gradual loss of self-control after multiple challenges – and other sources of energy depletion.
Paul Reubens reports on how global engineering firm Atkins made the decision to migrate to Office 365, and what they learned along the way.
Paul Culmsee and Kailash Awati have published a new book, “The Heretic’s Guide to Management.” They say it’s about ambiguity, teddy bears, and fetishes – OK!
Harry Hall shows how to create and use a stakeholder register. Just 4 minutes, safe for work.
Laura Barnard shares her thoughts on the business case for the PMO as value creator.
Elizabeth Harrin interviews Traci Duez, who explains how she got into project management and then into speaking about project management.
Seth Godin reminds us that decisions about the future should not be about the past.
John Goodpasture ruminates on Matthew Squair’s representation of the risk spectrum, from known to unknown to unknowable.
Adam Shostack challenges information security professionals to hold themselves to the same standards as those who build bridges.
Paramita Ghosh details the skills required to be a data scientist. You start with business skills …
New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 25 – May 1. And this week’s video: Nixie Pixel explains how to install and use KeePass, my favorite every-platform password manager. Just over six minutes, safe for work.
Lynda Bourne expounds on the nature and sources of reputational risk and dealing with reputational risk events.
Cade Metz reports on the founding of OpenAI, the new firm founded by Elon musk and Sam Altman which will create transformative technology and then give it away.
Bertrand Duperrin shares his analysis of PWC’s 2016 Global CEO Survey. Key takeaway: business has to redefine success in order to be successful.
John Goodpasture: “Risk management does not set policy for the project office; it only sets the left and right-hand boundaries for the vision, or for the project policies.”
Laura Barnard explains why PMO success is driven more by building trust than by establishing repeatable processes.
Ryan Ogilvie lays out some strategies for what to do when your IT service improvement program stops improving – there are paths past the plateau.
Rich Maltzman notes project portfolio management lessons in Ken Burn’s documentary, “National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” and E.O. Wilson’s “Half Earth.”
Danie van den Berg makes the case for diagrams and visuals, and just drawing things during meetings.
Lisette Sutherland interviews Johanna Rothman on organizing geographically distributed teams. Just 33 minutes, safe for work.
Bart Gerardi shows how and when to use a story point value of zero.
Vyom Bharagwaj describes two common estimating techniques: Wideband Delphi and Planning Poker.
The Clever PM begins a series on Product Management Fundamentals: Working with designers.
Alex DiPasquale outlines the importance of properly written acceptance criteria.
Dave Duggal notes that the proliferation of API’s, whether SOAP /WSDL or REST, is making every software app a collection of integration experiments.
Harry Hall tells how to manage that project team member who isn’t performing.
Art Petty speaks out on the “inner game of leading,” meaning the mental attitude that drives our behavior.