New project management articles published on the web during the week of June 6 – 12. And this week’s video: Ed Deci’s TED Talk on controlled motivation and autonomous motivation. Ed is the co-developer of the self-determination theory, which suggests that we should create conditions under which people can motivate themselves. Just 14 minutes, safe for work.
Johanna Rothman presents the case for and against estimates, in parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. This series should be sufficient justification for you to follow her blogs.
Nick Statt reports on Microsoft’s new project management app for Office 365, called Planner. Not a replacement for Project, but a collaboration and planning tool.
Brad Egeland provides one-page summaries for twelve project management, collaboration, and portfolio management software products.
Elizabeth Harrin collected insights from six PM’s on how they manage multiple simultaneous projects.
Pat Weaver looks into those cases where the critical path includes task dependencies other than Finish-to-Start links.
Clark Wimberly notes that proper preparation is required for a kick-off meeting which will pay dividends throughout the project.
Henny Portman reviews “PPM! Manage Your Organization Masterfully with Project portfolio Management.”
Cameron Conaway interviews Robin Kwong, Special Projects Editor at the Financial Times, who find clarity by beginning each project with the same question: What’s it for?
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 2 – 8. And this week’s video: a TED Talk interview with Linus Torvald, the man behind Linux and Git, who explains, “I am not a visionary, I’m an engineer.” Just 22 minutes, safe for work.
Elizabeth Harrin shares a video of her Imposter Syndrome presentation at PMI Synergy. Just 16 minutes long, safe for work.
Susanne Madsen begins a series on balancing positive and negative stress with the relationship between job pressure and job performance. There is an optimum level of stress!
Kevin Coleman describes the principles of managing what is being called a hybrid project, mixing Agile and Traditional methods.