New PM Articles for the Week of February 18 – 24

New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 18 – 24.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • David Hillson defines enterprise risk management, as characteristics of the organization.
  • Mark Mullaly peeks into the core of developing strategy.
  • Duncan Haughey shares ten insightful quotes that every project manager needs to contemplate.
  • Elizabeth Harrin didn’t know what she was getting into when she decided to become a project manager, but she does now.
  • Robert Bell has some more reasons to get into project management.  Personally, I’m in it for the mortgage payments.
  • Vanessa Fiorido reveals the fallacies of three common project manager stereotypes.
  • Kevin O’Connor looks at making the transition from peer to leader.
  • Sam Shead argues that every executive is now involved in technology decisions.  And that’s a good thing.
  • Kenneth Darter has some pointers for selling the merits of your project to the stakeholders.
  • Johanna Rothman says managers don’t have to be perfect, but they have to be congruent.
  • Roz Baker equates “trust” with predictability, which grows from familiarity.  And you’ve got to be careful, because that leads to complacency.
  • Joel Bancroft-Connors and Hogarth explain why multi-tasking is no-tasking.
  • Tristan Wember explains that principled negotiation is focused on interests rather than positions.
  • Dave Kerpen says it’s worth the practice required for us to become better writers.
  • Bruce McGraw has trouble remembering names, but he’s found some techniques that might help.
  • Ron Rosenhead looks into common project management reporting standards and finds there usually aren’t any.
  • Andrea Brockmeier looks at the crucial difference between complete and done in closing a project.
  • Shim Marom uses stop light indicators in his project status reports.  And any one red light makes the whole project red!
  • Marc Löffler shares the pitfalls and prevention of “Watermelon Reporting”.
  • Nancy Nee shows us how to leverage use cases to improve our user stories.
  • Mike Griffiths wonders how future project managers will “remember” Agile?  Probably inaccurately, if the history of project management is any indicator.
  • Lori Ellsworth notes that while you can reasonably manage a small project with spreadsheets, it’s not a practical way to manage a portfolio of projects.
  • Will Kelly takes a look at Confluence, a combination wiki and collaboration tool.