New PM Articles for the Week of January 7 – 13, 2013

New project management articles published on the web during the week of January 7 – 13, 2013.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Wayne Grant gives Scrum teams a detailed approach and tools for incremental release planning.  Excellent!
  • Elizabeth Harrin interviews workplace behavioral expert Bev Flaxington, on turning gossip at work into something useful.
  • Vivian Kloosterman explains why stakeholder management and mapping is key to successful project management.
  • Roz Baker is an extrovert.  Not a bad thing, as long as she keeps from dominating the meeting.
  • Sameer Bendre looks at how teams over-commit themselves, and the way he led one team to self-correct, via leftovers.
  • Bruce Benson explains how to give your boss a quick estimate, by being prepared to give one.
  • Glen Alleman notes that cost and schedule overruns are frequently driven by bad assumptions.
  • Chuck Morton shows us how to improve confidence in our schedule estimates by taking a probabilistic approach.
  • Kiron D. Bondale on how to use Change Requests as part of project and organizational Lessons Learned.
  • David Hillson asks the tough question: is it really desirable for all projects to succeed?
  • Martin Webster explains the concepts of tame problems, critical problems, and wicked problems.
  • Joel Bancroft-Connors and Hogarth consider the merits of doing the hard stuff first.
  • Patrick Gray looks at the economics of K-cup coffee, and finds insights into why IT service offerings appeal to the business.
  • Will Kelly has some advice for those facing a machine-to-machine development project.  The “internet of things,” M2M, should be on your radar for 2013!
  • Samad Aidane interviews author and leadership consultant Chester Elton on his recent book, “The Orange Revolution.”  Just 28 minutes, safe for work.
  • Dave Prior interviews author Esther Derby.  Part one, just 21 minutes, safe for work.
  • Beth Pariseau puts the Christmas Eve outage of Amazon’s Web Services in perspective: they still have higher availability than most enterprise data centers.
  • Christina Farr reports from CES here in Las Vegas, on Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff’s keynote speech: Be disruptive, or you’ll end up in a landfill!
  • Ian Needs of KeyedIn Solutions talks about how to apply lean thinking to your next project.
  • Kelsey van Haaster continues his series comparing business analysis knowledge areas to chess.
  •  Bill Krebs has some ideas for ways to improve collaboration for geographically distributed teams.
  • Cheri Baker figures that extreme productivity isn’t going to make her happier.
  • Chip Camden has decided to deal with his high work / life ratio.  But, how?
  • Jeff Haden knows a number of remarkably successful people, and he says they share a number of unusual habits.
  • Vivian Giang reports that IT jobs in the U.S. saw a 4.4% wage increase last year, and the number of jobs for software engineers will increase by 30% in this decade.
  • Jim De Piante suggests that the best thing you can do with your career goals is to … toss them aside?  And be prepared to seize the opportunities!
  • Scott Berkun has collected a list of posts that he believes is his “best of …”
  • Peter Lynch answers the pressing question: what makes a good project manager, in a role-playing game?


2 thoughts on “New PM Articles for the Week of January 7 – 13, 2013

  1. Thanks for stopping by, Sameer! It’s always a pleasure to read about the projects you’ve been working on.

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