New PM Articles for the Week of February 13 – 19

New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 13 through 19, 2012.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Dave Prior interviews Roman Pichler about the critical role of product owner in an Agile environment.  Twenty-three minutes, safe for work.
  • Toni Bowers finds the ten professional credentials in greatest demand for IT jobs.
  • Beth Stackpole looks at Aspen Skiing Co. and Catalina Marketing for cues on how their IT leaders are prioritizing consumerized IT projects.
  • Mike Griffiths points out some of the key changes proposed in the PMBOK v5 Guide Exposure Draft.
  • Shim Marom thinks we should reduce the stigma associated with failure, in order to reduce the likelihood of people making unethical and immoral decisions.
  • MindTools takes a hard look at perfectionism; when appropriate  and the consequences when it goes awry. The article lists some outward symptoms of the perfectionist and steps to modify the unhealthy behavior and beliefs.
  • Joel Bancroft-Connors shares his five principles for being a good manager, and living a satisfying life.
  • Abid Mustafa warns micromanagement of subordinate’s ideas is destructive on multiple levels and gives examples of what this might look like in a team.
  • Bart Gerardi talks about building high performance teams by communicating the “why” of the project as opposed to communicating on the task level only.
  • Dmitri Ivanenko shares the advantages of reviewing areas project management knowledge that you regularly apply.  It is a good reminder that our experiences change how we understand and apply ideas.
  • Jolyon Hallows contrasts the effectiveness and ROI of assigning trained Project Managers vs senior Technical staff to lead projects.
  • Elizabeth Harrin provides an overview of Change Control to show that scope creep can be avoided by knowing your requirements, communicating the impact of requests and following a predefined process.


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