New PM Articles for the Week of February 20 – 26

New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 20 through 26, 2012.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Elizabeth Harrin reports from the Pink Elephant ITSM Conference in Las Vegas, where she delivered two presentations.  Here’s part one of three video diary entries.
  • Eric Willeke concludes his series on applying a Kanban framework to project and portfolio management.
  • Samad Aidane interviews Shawn Kent Hayashi on the twelve fundamental conversations every project leader should master to be truly effective.  Just 32 minutes, and safe for work.
  • Jeff Haden says remarkable employees (as opposed to merely “great” ones) share eight qualities.
  • Toni Bowers has some recommendations for your resume.  You’ve already updated your resume this year, right?
  • Brad Egeland talks about different kinds of power as relating to the Project Manager practitioner.
  • Shim Marom casts a critical eye on the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
  • Chris Niccolls describes the historical evolution of the coffee shop as a project hatching ground and offers 5 steps to incorporate the innovative coffee shop environment into your PMO.
  • Lynda Bourne believes the key to project governance is asking the right questions.
  • Mike Donoghue talks about the advantages for a PM to develop Business Analyst skills for better project results and greater career options.
  • Joel Bancroft-Connors reviews Lyssa Adkin’s book, “Coaching Agile Teams.”
  • Derek Huether shares some usable definitions of “ready” and “done.”
  • Anastasia Chumakova reviews forming and managing an effective project team utilizing both soft skills and technical tools to achieve the goals.
  • Zohar Gilad describes how Precise, a 200-person software company spun off from Symantec, cut 70% from their IT budget by moving from premises-based applications to software as a service.
  • Peter Saddington shares three whiteboard depictions of “success.”
  • Bruce Benson insists that the Dilbert approach to project management has real value.  No, not the part about sarcasm and evil HR directors.  The part about saying out loud, “We’re doing silly things.”


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