New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 12 – 18. And this week’s video: applying insights and techniques derived from recent studies on multi-tasking and ego depletion to improve your productivity. Less than four minutes, safe for work. Tip of the hat to Harry Hall, who shared this.
Henny Portman advocates for positioning Agile methods as changes to “business as usual,” rather than as changes to the way projects are run.
Robin Goldsmith describes the process of determining ROI by discovering the requirements that drive business value and quantifying the intangibles.
Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy lists six practical risk identification techniques that won’t go over the heads of your project team.
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 August 29 – September 4. And this week’s video: Jennifer Witt explains the risk register and how it is used. Just 4 minutes, safe for work.
Elizabeth Harrin interviews Craig Kilford, owner of the new project management training review website CourseConductor. “Think of Course Conductor as ‘TripAdvisor’for project management training industry.”
Derek Huether adds his thoughts to an old post by Zbyněk Dráb on why discipline is far more productive than motivation. Definitely read the original; it’s a classic!
Steven Levy shares an anecdote from the early days of Windows 3.0 in order to demonstrate the difference in perception between failure and progress. And then closes with an old video by Concrete Blonde.
Karthik Subburaman provides a detailed guide to business process metrics, from what to measure to best practices in implementation.
Mike Clayton tutors us on how to create a work breakdown structure from a mind map.
Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy walks us through three examples of realistic project risks and how to manage them.
Harry Hall describes key risk indicators and explains how to use them to avoid risk events.
William Davis demonstrates an elegant way to use Excel’s binomial functions to estimate a risk reserve from your risk register.
John Goodpasture strategizes for the Risk Management Office that has to deal with (or report to) an autocrat.
Jeff Collins lists the steps to establishing “risk intelligence” in your organization. Think of it as a special case of business intelligence.