New PM Articles for the Week of May 28 – June 3

New project management articles published on the web during the week of May 28 – June 3, 2012.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers has published her latest review of internet trends.  This might be the coolest PowerPoint deck you’ll read this year.
  • Meanwhile, Craig Brown shares a video of how “the world’s greatest PowerPoint slide” failed.  Four minutes, safe for work.
  • Elizabeth Harrin notes that the number of projects is growing faster than the profession can support.  Also, the May/June Carnival of Project Management!
  • Derek Huether reports on the growing number of those holding the PMI-ACP credential.
  • Andy Jordon asks the question if Project Management is a career for life. A good exploration of options to utilize Project Management in overall career planning and advancement.
  • Ben Snyder looks at the “Four Personas Leaders must Balance to be Effective”.
  • Greg Alleman shares a video that shows why you need a plan and a schedule that goes with it.  Thirty seconds, safe for work (if not safe for the highway).
  • Jordan Bortz debunks the myth that “Teamwork cannot flourish in a Command and Control Environment.”
  • Rick Freeman interviews HomeAway’s VP of Engineering, Jack Yang, on how they applied Agile concepts throughout the company, making it a core value.
  • Wayne Grant presents the Story Grid, a technique for sprint planning using a white board and sticky notes.
  • Peter Saddington considers the question of when an Agile / Scrum team might benefit from using tools beyond spreadsheets, whiteboards, and sticky notes.
  • Jesse Fewell addresses innovation, and the perception of innovation.  Apple vs. Google?
  • Nick Heath reports on the kind of jobs that cloud computing will obsolete.
  • Marian Haus shares the steps to planning for and facilitating a requirements workshop.
  • John D’Entremont reviews Jama Software’s Contour 3.4 requirements management solution.
  • The PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms is now downloadable as a PDF file.
  • Todd Williams extols the virtues of networking. 
  • Project work builds character, and Kerry Wills lists some of the types of characters you typically encounter in project meetings.