New PM Articles for the Week of December 31 – January 6, 2013

New PM Articles for the Week of December 31 – January 6, 2013

New project management articles published on the web during the week of December 31 – January 6, 2013.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Brett Beaubouef looks at the coming growth of yet another Cloud offering – Integration as a Service.
  • Barb Darrow recaps the six biggest developments in the business growth of The Cloud during 2012.
  • Elizabeth Harrin and her husband are nearing the conclusion of a nine month project that will produce a high-maintenance deliverable.  Congratulations!
  • Glen Alleman gives brief definitions of Aleatory Risk and Epistemic Risk, and cites 33(!) books and articles on project risk management.  Some light reading …
  • Chuck Morton applies simple probability rules to scheduling, and finds that even if the ten tasks in your critical path each have a 90% probability of success, you’re still screwed.
  • Bertrand Duperrin has a great round-up of links this week.  Some in English, some in French – choose the ones that seem interesting, just like you do from our list.
  • Vesa H Autio shares the characteristics, benefits and prerequisites of being a Strategically Oriented Project Manager.
  • Daryl Conner asks the question “How Does Our Presence Reflect Our Character?”
  • Gary Nelson wants to kick off the new project in the New Year, with a PARTY!  Of course, as you might have guessed, that’s an acronym.
  • Andrew Makar explains how an outgoing project manager can make the transition less painful for her replacement, and less risky for the project.
  • Marian Haus explains early scoping, late scoping, and iterative scoping, and on what sorts of projects they are most useful.
  • Joe Crumpler manages his learning with a journal.  “It is a competitive world, and to compete we must learn new skills.”
  • Kelysey van Haaster continues his series on chess and the art of business analysis.
  • Alan Garvey has some principles for the IT project manager to follow that should improve your success rate.
  • Tristan Wember shares seven tips for team leaders.
  • Jennifer Whitt talks about how communication can uncomplicated your projects.
  • Kailash Awati examines the shortcomings of cause and effect based models used in management.  Specifically, the intentions of the humans being managed.
  • Johanna Rothman sees “chief” in a title, and asks: how can this be a self-organizing, Agile team?
  • Nicholas Carlson says that Google Glass and the similar eyeglasses-based technology that Microsoft is working on might replace our smartphones.
  • Patrick Gray shares five New Year’s resolutions for IT leaders.
  • ESI International released their list of the top ten trends for project management in 2013.
  • Toni Bowers tells us about two new trends in candidate selection: challenge-based and video interviews.  “So, how would you move Mt. Fuji?


3 thoughts on “New PM Articles for the Week of December 31 – January 6, 2013

  1. Hi Andy,

    I link to your articles on a fairly regular basis – you write the right stuff! I’m a bit swamped right now, and probably won’t have time to review your book for at least a month or so. But I’m happy to add it to my reading list.

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