New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 29 – March 6. And this week’s video: the first episode of a 15-part series, “Stories from the Stone Age.” Ten minutes, safe for work unless you are into binge-watching.
Susanne Madsen explores the reasons our delivery so often falls short of our vision.
Nat Tanner reflects on the national embrace of Agile in Australia, in government and business.
George Pitagorsky suggests that we move from either-or thinking to both-and. Real Agility isn’t about being exclusive; it’s about being open-minded.
Michel Dion explores the difference between communication and collaboration.
Glen Alleman defines risk management, in the context of managing in the presence of uncertainty.
Harry Hall gives us another reason to evaluate risks: because it saves time and money.
John Goodpasture puts the Monte Carlo Simulation into perspective, as “superior to other analysis paradigms.”
Liane Davey reviews “The Coaching Habit,” by Michael Bungay Stainier.
Ron Rosenhead covers the impact of limited project sponsor skills in the organization.
Stuart Easton compares the role of the PMO with that of the Lord of Downton Abbey: custodian of key assets during a time of extraordinary change.
Elise Stevens interviews Shane Hastie on Agile project management. “Agile shouldn’t be a goal. It’s the mindset that you have.” Just 27 minutes, safe for work.
Gil Broza reflects on the problems his clients are experiencing in moving from Agile processes to an Agile mindset.
Johanna Rothman explains how to respond to people who think all of the requirements need to be defined up front.
The Clever PM contrasts Kanban and Scrum as complementary tools with specific strengths.
Upputuri Srikanth explains how to conduct an effective daily standup with a geographically distributed team.
The Oikosofy Team has prepared a list of the top 100 Agile blogs, based on traffic ratings from Alexa.com
Jackie Fong clears up some of our misconceptions about UX and design.
Cesar Abeid interviews Elizabeth Harrin on how to have better meetings. Just 38 minutes, safe for work.
Harry Harpham describes eight roles that can play to help your meetings be more effective.
Art Petty shares some war stories on how mismanaging organizational change affects actual people.
Sanket Pai details s few favored stress management techniques.
Jason Morio observes an interesting trend: the rise of “deskless” knowledge workers, using mobile technology.
Ian Rowlands insists that security is a critical data governance domain. “Data under attack is the new normal.”
Gary Atkinson explains how optimism bias affects our schedules and budgets, and how we can overcome it.