New PM Articles for the Week of November 12 – 18

New project management articles published on the web during the week of November 12 – 18, 2012.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Andy Jordan says that, in times of crisis, it is more important than ever for the leader to remain calm.
  • Kerry Wills observes the irony of one part of the project team blaming another part of the team.  “’We’ should not just be a word reserved for the French!”
  • Elizabeth Harrin shares her video diary of the PMI Synergy Conference held in London for International Project Management Day.  8 minutes long, safe for work.
  • Peter Saddington shares a one minute video of marketing people connected to a buzzword feedback loop.  Safe for work, except for the electrical shocks.
  • Gail Severini shares 10 questions to answer when contemplating changes.
  • Dave Prior interviews Andrew Stellman and Jenny Greene on problems they see when implementing Agile and their new prep guide for the PMI-ACP credential.  26 minutes, safe for work.
  • Renee, Tony, and Craig of The Agile Revolution interview Dr. Alistair Cockburn and have far too much fun.  About 48 minutes long, too raucous and loud for work.
  • Daryl Conner on “How to Find and Use Your Voice” as a Change Agent  focuses on having the courage and discipline to maintain personal  “sovereignty” as a Project Manager.
  • Nicole Lindsay tells us how to take constructive criticism.
  • Michael Hatfield looks at how we identify the ROI on developing management Information streams. How many times do we invest effort in developing irrelevant information?
  • Johanna Rothman suggests an interesting experiment for groups with a history of working long hours.
  • Paul Spiegelman has a list of ten management practices we should all stop, today!
  • Katie Bascuas tells how staff at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology applied emotionally intelligent strategies to get them through an IT project.  Maybe this will go viral …
  • Cora Systems shares 8 tips for successfully managing remote teams.
  • Toni Bowers points out some reasons why accepting a counter-offer might not be such a great idea.
  • Geoff Mattie reviews some techniques for getting executive buy-in for high-level requirements.
  • Kiron D. Bondale explains why judgment is the second most important competency for a Project Manager.
  • Ron Rosenhead looks at how we can better deal with uncertainty.
  • Bruce Benson shares some anecdotes that illustrate the value of situational leadership.
  • Mike Griffith returns from stops in Copenhagen and Budapest, and reflects on the difference between minimalism and that fancy stuff.
  • Glen Alleman reduces capabilities based planning down to some bullet points.
  • Patrick Gray takes some leadership lessons from none other than Genghis Khan. Last week, it was James Bond.  Maybe next week, we’ll get our inspiration from someone less … uh, terrifying.