New PM Articles for the Week of April 30 – May 6

New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 30 – May 6, 2012. Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to! Recommended:

  • Paul Bruno illustrates Project Management lessons by looking at a daring true life escape from USSR in 1979.
  •  defines Earned Value Management and explains why accuracy in terminology is important.
  • Dale Myers shares 8 actions you can take to have people want to join your projects.
  • Samad Aidane interviews Benoit Hardy-Vallee on behavior-based project management.  Just 43 minutes, safe for work.
  • Elizabeth Harrin reviews Chrismon Nofsinger’s book on leadership, “The Shift from One to Many.”  I’ve downloaded the Kindle version, will read it this week.
  • Shim Marom gets literary on us, writing a “letter to a young project manager.”  Who probably replied with a Tweet …
  • Joel Bancroft-Connors and Hogarth remind us of the Abilene Paradox, where no one likes an idea, but they don’t want to rock the boat.  Especially if the captain is a gorilla!
  • Todd Williams recounts a story of a prospective client with an apparently toxic workplace.  Part two coming soon!
  • Patrick Richard reviews and summarizes Margot Halstead’s webinar on organizational change management (OCM).  Over an hour, safe for work.
  • Derek Heuther reports that the new PMI-ACP Community Guide project is off and running, using – what else? – Agile techniques.
  • Renee Troughton publishes a white paper on her newest achievement – Agile Achievements.  Think of them as process compliance milestones.
  • Johanna Rothman provides an example of an Agile life cycle for geographically distributed teams.
  • PMI has initiated a new community of practice focused on managing requirements.
  • Saritha Rai reports that the IT and BPO outsourcing industry’s need for talent is providing opportunities for women and cutting bias in India.
  • Jesse Fewell is back from two years in India, (1) doing Agile consulting and training (2) as a foreigner (3) in the developing world (3) starting up an (4) international (5) subsidiary.  Wow …
  • Craig Brown opens this week’s post with, “Being agile is not always important.” Eh?
  • Josh Nankivel offers some pointers on how to make a hiring manager want to work with you by asking questions.
  • Capella University announced their new online PhD in Business Management and the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) will now offer specializations in Accounting, IT Management, and Project Management.  OK, I’ll think about it …