VIDEONew project management articles published on the web during the week of October 17 – 23. And this week’s video: Adam Grant’s TED Talk on the surprising habits of original thinkers and how to recognize them. Just 15 minutes, safe for work. Must read!
Kailash Awati case studies two examples of sensemaking using data science from two hackathons.
Alison DeNisco summarizes a report from Accenture and Girls Who Code that indicates the gender gap in tech is getting worse. But insights show how we can reverse the trend.
Andy Jordan points out a trend: some PM’s are feeling slighted because they get the “maintenance” projects while their peers get the strategic projects. Established Methods
Suraj Chatrath notes that improving requirements gathering can reduce risk.
Elizabeth Harrin tells how to properly take over a project from someone else.
David Cotgreave asks, “What does the P in your PMO stand for?”
Harry Hall shares a project plan checklist, because there’s more to planning than just creating a Gantt chart.
Moira Alexander explains the basics of remote project management.
Grace Windsor lists seven factors to include in your project health check. Agile Methods
Stefan Wolpers contributes his weekly round-up of Agile articles, job posts, and news items.
Bart Gerardi explains various Agile approaches to dealing with delivery dates.
Vrushali Umbarkar describes the transition from a waterfall-style requirements tracability matrix to an Agile test backlog.
Derek Huether coins a new term: Karaoke Agile. Because some folks are just going through the motions. Applied Leadership
Art Petty notes that “traditional” management methods (think 1990’s) can stifle creativity.
John Goodpasture contemplates the notion of leading with “microknowledge.”
Maria Molfino presents interview excerpts from conversations with seven strong, creative women, with links to the complete interviews.
John Carroll maps the Taoist teachings about four types of leaders to project managers.
Coert Vissar refers to recent research that casts doubt on our understanding of willpower and ego depletion. Technology and Techniques
Kevin Marks explains why text on a mobile web browser is harder to read, and explores the physics that might hold the key to better design alternatives.
Rahul Razdan campaigns for the use of Big Data in improving design.
Brendan Toner reviews the Wacom Slate – a clipboard that digitizes whatever you write and can even convert your lousy handwriting to text. Working and the Workplace
Thomas Carney examines why it’s so hard for us to focus our attention when doing really hard tasks.
Bruce Harpham review “Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success,” by Shane Snow.
Suzanne Lucas explains why there are certain questions you shouldn’t ask in a job interview. And provides ten examples.
Jessica Stillman recaps nine techniques to improve your ability to get to sleep and get the most out of the hours you spend sawing those logs (snoring, for you non-Americans).
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VIDEONew project management articles published on the web during the week of October 10 – 16. And this week’s video: TechRepublic explains DevOps in less than two minutes. Safe for work. Must read!
Nick Pisano sees a common trend in widely publicized data breaches: lack of attention to operational security. Nick includes four lessons learned for your review and action.
Sue McLean provides an attorney’s point of view in analyzing the root causes of the DAO blockchain hack that bled away $60 million.
Karen Chovan puts the three themes of the PMI Global Congress 2016 – North America into perspective: Anticipate. Influence. Elevate. Established Methods
John Goodpasture extracts key points on the unintended consequences of metrics from an article in the Journal of Defense Software Engineering.
Harry Hall recommends three books that each teach a different leg of the PMI Talent Triangle.
Elizabeth Harrin collected her experience at the Digital PM Summit 2016 in San Antonio in a series of vlog posts. Here are parts 1 and 2.
Cornelius Fichtner interviews Dr. David Hillson on applying the stakeholder analysis to reduce project risk. Just 26 minutes, safe for work.
Grace Windsor tutors us on the SWOT analysis.
Henny Portman reviews “The Good Sponsor,” by Jim Sponsor. Agile Methods
Stefan Wolpers compiles his weekly round-up of Agile-related content.
Johanna Rothman begins a new series on the roles Agile coaches and managers play in facilitating collaboration.
Mike Cohn anticipates flu season with a list of which Scrum meetings can (and cannot) be re-scheduled in the event someone cannot attend.
Dave Prior interviews Juuka Lindstrom on his efforts to transform Cargotec into a digital organization, and what he’s learned along the way. Just 32 minutes, safe for work.
Ramesh Pala examines the nature of unplanned work and explains a few approaches to planning for it.
Chris Savoie tells how Agile methods made his IT teams happier. Applied Leadership
Laura Barnard summarizes the transition to leading: stop doing!
Venkatesh Rao interviews Kim Malone Scott on radical candor, the subject of her forthcoming book. Just 38 minutes, some harsh language.
Art Petty notes that the principle barrier to our career transformation is our own inertia. Technology and Techniques
Keith Duncan explains how integrated product development roadmaps help communicate the strategic plan and how it will be executed.
Brendan Toner tells you how to pimp your pad – iPad, that is.
Ravi Shankar explains how to avoid messing up Big Data analytics. Working and the Workplace
Soma Bhattacharya reviews the consequences of work-related stress, the stages we progress through, and the proven techniques for counteracting it.
Bruce Harpham shines a light on key statistics reported in the “State of Enterprise Work Report” from Workfront.
Elise Stevens interviews Scotia Lockwood on how to do your own career planning. Just 16 minutes, safe for work.
Bertrand Duperrin examines the extended enterprise, where the freelance expert is both more common and frequently in a leadership role, and makes the case for an HR role.
My latest article for AITS was published today: Defining Status Metrics: RAG, Trends, and Transitions.
You can’t manage what you don’t measure, and you can’t effectively communicate your measurements if there are no well-understood units of measure. I explain the rationale for selecting project-relevant dimensions, in addition to the usual schedule, budget, and quality, in order to make the status report meaningful and actionable. I also include an example of a complete scope description of one dimension, and how each RAG status will be determined. I also include guidelines for transitioning from one color to another and considerations for reporting trends.
As always, thanks for taking the time to read my stuff.