New PM Articles for the Week of February 27 – March 4

New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 27 through March 4, 2012.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Jennifer Whitt shares 4 ways to motivate your team from project start to close.
  • Elizabeth Harrin interviews Nita Martin on her new book, “Project Politics.”
  • Brad Egeland explains project manager responsibilities in facilitating and motivating top performance.
  • James Grinnell draws on many leadership experts to provide guidelines for leading through persuasion and influence.
  • Mike Krutza considers conflict management and resolution from the coach’s perspective.
  • Shim Marom reviews “The Heretic’s Guide to Best Practices,” by Culmsee and Awati.
  • Roger Chou uses an example from Taiwan’s film industry to illustrate the principle that, in order to get the go-ahead to do something you value, you have to deliver something of value to others.
  • John Williams reports on an interesting trend – “onshoring” IT services.  “The tremendous cost advantage that offshore locations once enjoyed is quickly vanishing.”
  • Glen Alleman shares the risk matrix from a real, live anti-ballistic missile defense program.  Far out!
  • Bruce McGraw identifies the biggest risk on a project using Scrum: the disappearing product owner!
  • Peter Saddington reports on the (lack of) progress at the FBI in rolling out their new case management system, using Agile software development methods.  Trust No One!
  • The folks at Ramotion tell how they used development of an iOS application, Pick’n’Roll, as a pilot program for the adoption of Scrum.
  • Craig Brown shares some links to various resources on Agile documentation.
  • Sam Palani outlines an Agile / Lean approach to disater recovery, using resources in the cloud.
  • The “Dodgy Coder” quotes Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister on the “Spanish Theory” of project management.  If you haven’t read “Peopleware,” I recommend it highly.
  • Geoff Crane has created a great overview of how stress affects the body.
  • David Hinde explains the details behind the new Prince2 capstone credential, Prince2 Professional.