New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 9 – 15, 2012. Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:
- Mike Griffiths talks about Harnessing the Team for Agile Risk Management.
- Dmitri Ivanenko shares four elements that contribute or detract from productivity.
- Glen D. Ford looks at organizing a project from the view of the Sponsor.
- Ty Kiisel asks what time are you going home tonight?
- Wayne Grant shares how varying the format of project retrospectives increases their effectiveness and shares some examples.
- Derek Huether explains the value of measuring team emotion during retroactives.
- Katia Sullivan looks at pursuing quality, rather than simply trying to measure it.
- Bruce Benson explains why project managers should not set up metrics to measure improvement projects.
- Todd Cameron has looked at various adoption patterns, and decided that it’s simpler to assign people to one of three broad groups. And they’re not who you’d expect.
- Yakov Fain points out what project managers can learn from the “security theatre” performed at every airport.
- Patrick Richard reflects on the Welchism, “Under promise but over deliver.”
- Calvin Sun shares ten project management lessons learned from the sinking of the Titanic. The next time you need an example of clueless management, use number 6.
- Glen Alleman says a plan is not enough; all projects must have a strategy for success.
- Toni Bowers warns of the lure of self-promotion as a substitute for skills.
- Vivian Giang reports on a study of recruiters, determining what they focus on during the six seconds (!) they spend on your resume.
- Bruce McGraw lists the top ten signs you may not be a project manager.
- Peter Saddington translates: what project managers say, and what they really mean.
- Gary Hamilton, Gareth Byatt, and Jeff Hodgkinson join forces with Eric Lamond to consider the burning question: Were the Three Stooges good project managers?