New PM Articles for the Week of January 16 – 22

New project management articles published on the web during the week of January 16 through 22, 2012.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Amy Showalter shares some tips on developing a “team of influencers” to help you sell your ideas.
  • Mike Griffiths has an update on the slowly evolving PMBOK Guide – Fifth Edition.  The good news is, the exposure draft will be open for comments on February 17.
  • Cornelius Fichtner tells you how to earn PDU’s by writing about project management.  And yes, I’m always looking for guest posters!
  • Elizabeth Harrin interviews Susanne Madsen on the power of questioning in coaching project teams, and reviews Susanne’s new book, The Project Management Coaching Workbook.
  • Glen Alleman watches the Denver Broncos lose (miserably) and gains some insight into the notion of “self-organizing teams.”
  • Jessica Levy argues that athletes make good project managers.  Even the Broncos?
  • Hajar Hamid has some thoughts on how we can empower our project team members.
  • Samad Aidane posted seven(!) interviews on his site, “Guerrilla Project Management,” this week.  I’m not even going to try to make a recommendation – choose for yourself!
  • Patrick Richard is making his New Year’s resolutions a few weeks into January, and they’re all about catching up on project management knowledge.  Scheduling, maybe …
  • Bruce McGraw has a checklist for project managers who need to travel.  And yeah, I’m heading to the airport after I post this …
  • John Paczkowski says the “bring your own device” philosophy will drive the enterprise to spend $19 billion on Apple hardware in 2012.  Wow!
  • Patrick Thibodeau reports on Gartner Group’s assessment of the top ten tech priorities of CIO’s, based on their annual survey.
  • Jason Hiner interviews leading geek pundits (his term) at CES 2012 for their observations on cool products and important trends.  Several videos, all safe for work.
  • Shim Marom has some thoughts about project management in the real world.  You know: the one with the bureaucrats.
  • Ty Kiisel reviews ten famous failures, and offers nine symptoms to spot them in advance.
  • Peter Saddington interviews Agile coach Brian Bozzuto on AgileGames2012, “a wholly interactive conference” scheduled for April 19-21 in Cambridge, MA.
  • Tatyana Yanush looks at how the project manager fits in when implementing Scrum.
  • Derek Huether shares a video from Joe Justice and Team WikiSpeed, who have applied Agile, Lean, and Scrum to develop a road-legal commuter car that will get over 100 miles per gallon.  Ten minutes, safe for work.  And it looks like the car is, too.