New PM Articles for the Week of November 19 – 25

New project management articles published on the web during the week of November 19 – 25, 2012.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Mark Bashrum says we should anticipate that much of our talent will eventually walk out the door, and finds ways to institutionalize that knowledge before they leave.
  • Elizabeth Harrin shares a link to an interview with Davinia Ankerson on the challenges of getting more women into leadership positions.  Just six minutes, safe for work.
  • Geoffrey James says it’s impossible to manage “people;” you have to manage individuals.
  • Johanna Rothman advocates managers coaching new employees to ensure that they are set up for success.
  • Roz Baker explains about matrixed organizations – weak, strong, and balanced – and how projects work in them.
  • Kiron D. Bondale on why Functional Managers should manage at least one project.
  • Larry Maccherone lists some key points to consider when measuring Agile development.
  • Shim Marom reflects on those aspects of his personality, behavior, and values that he believes contribute positively to his performance as a project manager.
  • Timothy F Bednarz looks at the purpose and habits forming successful leaders
  • Kailash Awati explores the use of rhetoric, as opposed to the purely “rational” project communications we typically use.
  • Rich Maltzman shares a couple of stories that show how “green” values can work their way back in to project management.
  • Srinivasa Rao has some thoughts on what CEO’s need to know about project management.
  • Mike Griffiths takes us inside the PMI-ACP exam.
  • Peter Saddington’s “Agile Pocket Guide” has been released by Wiley.  Available in paper and on the Kindle.
  • Brad Egeland on the criticality of UAT and how to address risks of insufficient customer participation.
  • Shoaib Ahmed shares 5 things a Technical Lead can do that a Project Manager cannot.
  • Kerry Wills is thankful for his project teams.  Even the turkeys.