New PM Articles for the Week of December 24 – 30

New project management articles published on the web during the week of December 24 – 30, 2012.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • James Clements talks about why sponsors demand aggressive deadlines and how to address those that are not realistic.
  • Michael Stanleigh steps through how organizations can successfully prioritize and align projects to overall strategy.
  • Susanne Madsen posits that the more quality questions you ask, the more successful your projects will be and gives us 16 essential questions to for our toolboxes.
  • Samad Aidane continues his series on tailoring Agile practices for use in enterprise-scale system integration projects.
  • Peter Saddington shares an infographic on Agile coaching and development jobs.  It looks like 2013 will be a year of opportunity for those with the right experience.
  • Soma Bhattacharya interviews trainer, author and project manager Jeff Furman.
  • Tristan Wember shares a few tips on how to motivate your team.
  • Penelope Trunk lists 15 things that over-achievers do.  For one thing, they make lists –  really long lists.
  • Rosalind Baker shares some of her favorite blogs, including this one!  Thanks for the tip of the hat, Roz!
  • Kelsey van Haaster took up chess to get his mind off his day job as a business analyst.  Bad move, Kelsey …
  • Bernardine Douglas thinks we should include project communications in our lessons learned review.
  • Chuck Morton continues his series on scheduling, with resource leveling.
  • Lynda Bourne helps us tailor communications for top stakeholders with a mutuality matrix.
  • Bruce Benson quotes Apple CEO Tim Cook, and advises us to find a higher purpose.
  • Shim Marom shares his predictions for 2013.  “#3: No politician will confess to being incompetent.”  Yeah, why go out on a limb, if you don’t have to?