New PM Articles for the Week of April 1 –7

New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 1 – 7.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Chuck Inman explains how to get through the three phases of change.
  • Elizabeth Harrin reviews “Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work,” by Gregory Shea and Cassie Solomon.
  • Kailash Awati explains that the changes being driven by commoditization and the cloud won’t be easily managed.
  • Daniel Burrus says the problem isn’t our legacy technology; it’s our legacy thinking that keeps us from transforming our businesses.
  • Cheri Baker is taking on a change management project – she’s changing herself into a morning person.  Run away!  Run away!
  • Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, schedules 90 minutes to two hours of “nothing” every day, so he’ll have time to do his job.
  • Donna Reed is scheduling a series of “Business and Agile” webinars. “How does one adopt Agile in a way that makes sense for their organization?”
  • Jesse Fewell had a quandary – four teams, all using different Agile estimation methods.  How to combine them into a single budget for executive approval?
  • Mike Griffiths notes that obsession with velocity is causing … well, a racing mentality.
  • Wayne Grant gives us a peek into his “Agile Kit,” sort of a survival kit for traveling Scrum Masters.  Electrical tape and masking tape, but no duct tape?
  • Glen Alleman and Shim Marom are each writing reviews of John Goodpasture’s new book, “Maximizing Project Value.”
  • Alison Smith had planned for the possibility, but the impact was greater than expected.  Is there a snow storm in your risk register?
  • Kenneth Darter explores the process of handling issues (which is different from managing risks, because the event has actually occurred).
  • Marian Woods has some tips for managing distributed project teams.
  • Margaret Meloni shares some tips for conducting virtual meetings. She even presents a virtual lesson, via YouTube!
  • Mark Norman gives us 7 questions to ask when defining project scope during the initiation phase. The quality of your questions determines your result and I think Mark provides some good ones.
  • Steve Hart brings us back to the basics of planning and conducting effective meetings.
  • Conrado Morlan shares his ten commandments of EMail communications.  On stone tablets?  I hope not … My inbox is already pretty full.
  • Chip Camden responds to a question about the pros and cons of leaving consulting for a full-time job.
  • Nathan Daniels is looking for a job, and he’s largely unimpressed with Fortune 500 job portals.
  • Patti Gilchrist looks at how effective IT Governance replaces the heroic “Superman” culture and provides samples of proven planning techniques to assist in informed prioritization.