New PM Articles for the Week of March 19 – 25

New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 19 – 25, 2012.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Aaron Smith reports on PMI’s newly released Pulse of the Profession survey for 2012.
  • Elizabeth Harrin reports on Ty Kiisel’s presentation on team engagement, given at the Pink Elephant conference last month.
  • Peter Saddington summarizes an old article on leading, teaching, and managing.
  • Mike Krutza offers his take on leading and managing.
  • Samad Aidane interviews Walter McFarland on the neuroscience of change.  Just 32 minutes, safe for work.
  • Lynda Bourne argues that change management should be the responsibility of the organization’s management team.
  • Bruce Benson believes that currently available entrepreneurial tools are also potentially beneficial to project managers at established companies.
  • Jesse Fewell reports from the Agile in Defense conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Glen Alleman responds to a post from Scott Ambler, “Agile Practices Require Discipline,” with the retort, “All successful projects require discipline.”
  • Nick Heath summarizes a report from The Hackett Group on trends and projections for IT off-shoring.  The headline reminds me of Yogi Berra’s quip, “Nobody goes there any more – it’s too crowded.”
  • Johanna Rothman shares her takeaways from “Personal Kanban” by Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry.
  • Anh Nguyen reports that collaboration tool provider Projectplace is predicting the demise of “project management qualifications like Prince2,” as “social projects” take over.
  • Bruce McGraw shares is thoughts on enterprise project management and project portfolio tools as a beginning, rather than a destination.
  • Kerry Wills has scheduled a webinar of his team’s summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, from a project management perspective.
  • Craig Brown says that users stories are like support tickets.  Interesting metaphor …