New PM Articles for the Week of July 30 – August 5

New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 30 – August 5, 2012.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Gil Broza presents the first of five excerpts from his new book, “The Human Side of Agile.”  This one outlines the Agile team leader’s responsibilities.
  • Bertrand Duperrin looks at time management and task prioritization, as we transition from rigid control to relative autonomy.  It shouldn’t become a beauty contest.
  • Cheri Baker explains how she manages to keep her head above water during crunch time.
  • Elizabeth Harrin kicks off the 2012 Summer of Books series with a list of eleven titles she’ll review this month.
  • Glen Alleman lists the books on project management that he’s read, re-read, marked up, and used.
  • If you’re a contract project manager working in the UK, you need to know about IR35, the legislation that defines whether your contract is really an employment relationship.
  • Todd Williams explains the purpose of the enterprise PMO.
  • Kevin Kern presents the business case for PMO’s to leverage cloud-based solutions.
  • Sylvia Pennington lists five habits of highly effective project managers.
  • Mary Shacklett identifies ten highly valued management skills for IT professionals, especially project managers.
  • Peter Saddington spells out the eight C’s of Agile coaching.
  • Derek Heuther recounts a discussion on LinkedIn that touched on the relative numbers of PMP’s and PMI-ACP holders, PMBOK 5th edition, and whether Agile is a fad or an evolution.
  • Kiron Bondale joins a different LinkedIn discussion, addressing whether a PMO still adds value for an organization with a high degree of project management maturity.
  • Rick Freeman looks at strategic planning, developing a product road map, and then applying Agile estimating techniques.
  • Bruce McGraw finds more and more project managers with what he calls “Googled knowledge,” as opposed to experience.
  • Kerry Wills presents the case for knowing AND doing.
  • Saira Karim reminds us to plan for special events on our project calendars.  Like Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, and works restrictions due to summer heat.
  • Patrick Richard reviews a PMI IS CoP webinar called “Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation of Large Projects.”  The recording should be available here soon.
  • Neil Stolovitsky lists ten considerations for successfully introducing social media into your project management strategy.
  • Josh Nankivel explains (in a video) how to find a new job by targeting organizations, using LinkedIn.  Eight minutes, safe for work.
  • Margaret Meloni looks at how we use the word “should.”


2 thoughts on “New PM Articles for the Week of July 30 – August 5

  1. Each week this round up gets longer and longer! Where do you find the time to review all these great articles? Hope you are at least getting to spend some of the summer away from your computer.

  2. I live in Las Vegas, on a golf course, around the corner from a water park. I don’t waste my summers! That said, I read a little bit every day, add the best ones to my list, and by Sunday, my list is full. If everything were published on Saturday morning, my round up would be rather brief.

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