New project management articles published on the web during the week of June 20 – 26. And this week’s video: a short cartoon on the nature of resistance to change as a failure to communicate. Just six minutes, safe for work.
Craig Brown makes the counter-argument to the #NoProjects meme. Apparently, this is a thing in certain programmer circles.
Glen Alleman uses bicycle riding as a metaphor for the balance between control and stability, risk management and execution.
Katie Rogers reports on the rapid adoption of covering laptop cameras with a piece of tape – notably, by Mark Zuckerberg and the head of the FBI. Maybe we should, too.
Michel Dion explains why it is so important for the customer to understand the process used to manage the project.
Harry Hall tutors us on how to create a project summary we can deliver in under 60 seconds.
Ruth Zive describes the best practices to achieve an auditable project when working in a regulated business environment.
John Goodpasture considers the inherent limitations of the qualitative risk matrix, in detail.
Elise Stevens interviews Trish Sutter on facilitating innovation in project processes. Just 18 minutes, safe for work.
Brent Dykes notes that it is more common to question data that doesn’t support our beliefs than it is to question the assumptions behind our beliefs.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of May 30 – June 5. And this week’s video: A parody of lousy incident management, “BP Spills Coffee.” Three minutes, not safe for work (especially if you work at BP or Haliburton).
Fadi Shawtah describes political risk management for cross-border operations, which includes exposure to everything from currency risk to sovereign risk, to transfer risk.
Michael Kassner quotes Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA, on vulnerability management: “They’re going to get in. Get over it.” Focus on managing consequences!
Nancy Settle-Murphy addresses techniques for preventing culture clashes for “mixed” teams, after a merger.
Deb Schaeffer demonstrates how to get a better status on project activities by asking additional questions.
John Goodpasture walks us through the project balance sheet. Not a financial view, but a way to show how resources are being allocated to accomplish project goals.
Coert Visser explains the “circle technique,” a white board and Post-It Notes approach to analyzing goals, progress already made, and actions still required.
Cornelius Fichtner interviews Fernando Remolina, who explains how to create a work breakdown structure. Just 22 minutes, safe for work.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of May 23 – 29. And this week’s video: a satire of television news from The Onion. Two minutes, completely unsafe for work, and absolutely hysterical. Television journalism is to journalism as television personality is to personality.
Must read (and hear)!
Lisette Sutherland interviews Leslie Truex, who has been blogging about working from home for nearly twenty years. Just 39 minutes, safe for work.
Dave Prior interviews Larissa Scordato, Patrice Colanecco Embry, Tera Caldwell Simon, and Natalie Warnert on gender bias in project management. Just over an hour, safe for work.
Tricia van der Grient interviews Anders Ericsson on his new book, “Peak,” and the science behind developing expertise.
Elizabeth Harrin tells us how to manage roles and responsibilities using the RACI chart and it’s sibling, the RASCI chart.
Ryan Ogilvie explains how to select metrics that are meaningful to business operations, and use them to optimize IT service delivery.
John Goodpasture finds project management lessons in the work and design approach of esteemed architect Frank Gehry.
Magnus Doll polled a number of project managers on line, asking them to identify the hurdles they commonly encounter. Here he summarizes each of them.
Ken Ashe tutors us on the Work Breakdown Structure.