New project management articles published on the web during the week of June 19 – 25. And this week’s video: Elizabeth Harrin shows how to create a video version of your presentation using Lumen5.com. Less than seven minutes, safe for work, and highly recommended!
Darragh Broderick links us to six TED talks that can help us master critical communication skills. Definitely, take the time to listen to the talks by William Ury and Colin Camerer.
Harry Hall suggests some ways we can apply the principles described by Joshua Becker in “The More of Less: Finding the life you want under everything you own” to project management.
Dan O’Sullivan details the losses in the newly discovered leak of data collected on behalf of the Republican National Committee. Personal data on nearly all of 200 million eligible voters—the mind boggles that this much data could be left completely exposed.
Michel Dion observes that there is an objective to each meeting, beyond the one reflected in the agenda.
John Goodpasture shares a great picture of F-35 program manager Vice Admiral David Venlet standing in front of a low-tech, high-information dashboard. Paper still gets it done!
New project management articles published on the web during the week of June 12 – 18. And this week’s video: a compilation of the things project managers say, do, and otherwise share. Just over three minutes, and more or less safe for work.
Rich Armstrong suggests that we should start developing an inclusive culture by working less and focusing on professionalism.
Adam Greenfield takes a (very) long look at the smartphone, which has completely transformed our society and social interactions in only ten years.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of June 5 – 11. And this week’s video: Doug H. shows how to create a RACI chart in Excel, add validation and an error message, make each value display in a selected color, and improve the presentation with simple formatting. If you’ve struggled with Excel in these areas, this is an excellent demo. Just 11 minutes, safe for work.
Must read (or Hear)!
Lynda Bourne explains how to differentiate between normal, complex, and megaprojects and how to apply Traditional, Agile, Complex, and megaproject management methods.
James Clear explains why entropy drives complexity (as well as Murphy’s Law).
Matt Spence interviews Senator Kamala Harris, former Attorney General of the world’s sixth largest economy (California), on absorbing new technology into public policy. Just 27 minutes, safe for work.
Richard Bayney tutors us on creating a prioritized project portfolio, optimized using Efficient Frontier analysis.
Harry Hall analyzes the risk management processes for what they contribute to the bottom line: getting results.
Ryan Ogilvie recommends that you have a dialog with your customer about service to discover what they really want.
Alex Puscasu details best some best practices for outsourcing project work.
Elise Stevens interviews John Wyzalek on the fine points of engaging external stakeholders. Just over 20 minutes, safe for work.
Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly list of all things Agile, from Ron Jeffries on Dark Scrum and Corporate Agile, to an Agile historical timeline, to 12 principles for better experiments.