New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 22 – 28. And this week’s video: the late designer Bill Moggridge explains interaction design, one of the concepts used to design application software for the first laptop computer, the GRiD Compass. John Ellenby, who founded GRiD Systems in 1979, passed away this week. I was proud to work in GRiD’s federal systems division back in the 1980’s.
Elizabeth Harrin interviews Ellen Maynes, 2016 Global Peace Fellow and project management educator. Attention, Dos Equis: Ellen is The Most Interesting Woman in the World.
Mike Cohn explains story points as an estimating tool, taking into account the amount of work to do, complexity, and uncertainty or risk. An excellent, thorough explanation!
John Goodpasture shows how game theory can be applied to external threats. Remember: your SWOT analysis is just the beginning.
Cornelius Fichtner interviews Lindsay Scott on the Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report 2016. An interesting analysis by the recruiters – just 31 minutes, safe for work.
Deanne Earle reflects on the Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report 2016. Why can’t organizations find the talent that they need?
Bertrand Duperrin describes the pros and cons of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – end-to-end digitization and integration of partners into the value chain.
Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy recommends five project management blogs that you should follow (including this one).
New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 15 – 21. And this week’s video: a tutorial on conducting a Monte Carlo analysis using Excel. Just 11 minutes, safe for work.
Michael O’Brochta looks at the cultural, experiential, and situational drivers of how we perceive behavior as ethical, or not. Including our own.
Kayleigh Töyrä explains how we can apply Finnish culture and values to project management.
Hope Reese reports on a life saved when Tesla Autopilot drove a man to the hospital. Ethical dilemmas, minimum acceptable reliability, and other social risk considerations will make future projects even more complicated.
Harry Hall describes seven simple actions to take that will make your risk management efforts more productive.
Andy Jordan explores the risk management techniques applicable to protecting project benefits.
Nick Pisano makes the case for incorporating measures of technical performance in earned value management.
Glen Alleman lists units of measure meaningful to expressing value.
Kenneth Ashe gives us a refresher course on the basics of project budgets and ROI.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 1 – 7. And this week’s video: Dennis Nally, Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd. introduces the key findings from PwC’s 19th Annual Global CEO Survey. Less than six minutes, safe for work, and valuable for understanding your organization’s global operating environment.
Must read (or hear)!
Dave Prior interviews psychologist Krista Pierce and PM Carson Pierce on ways to deal with the pressure, angst, and anxiety that come with the PM job. Just 42 minutes, safe for work.
Elizabeth Harrin takes a moment to reflect on the stresses in her career and balance with her family life. Naturally, she has a plan.
Conner Forrest reports on actions that US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is taking to secure electronic voting systems in the 9,000 jurisdictions around the country.
John Goodpasture examines extreme risks: those for which the consequences are irreversible, and the impact is near-catastrophic. Fortunately, the probability is usually low.
Andy Jordan introduces the concepts of enterprise risk and portfolio risk distribution.
Harry Hall has assembled a list of diagnostic questions to ask when a project is troubled.
Helena Liu maps out the steps to take when a project starts to go wrong.
Ron Rosenhead points out one possible reason for “zombie projects:” a widespread management belief in inevitable success.
Binfire has just published their project management software buyer’s guide. It’s about the process of selecting what you need and makes no product recommendations.
Seth Godin reminds us what’s at stake when reviewing a contract.
Stefan Wolpers shares his curated reading list of Agile content for the week. Like this one, but focused on Agile methods.
Henny Portman reviews the second edition of Andrew Craddock’s “Agile Project Management and Scrum.”
Jeff Collins decomposes the introduction of Agile project management processes into existing organizations into five key steps.
Erich Orozco makes the case for not sharing people across teams.
Shuba Kathikeyan explains the Six Sigma DMAIC framework, certification sources, and the various Lean Six Sigma belts.
Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue, shares some suggestions for creating an organizational culture in which trust is secured by accountability.