New Project Management Articles from May 13 – 19

New project management articles published on the web during the week of May 13 – 19.  Dave and Sandra read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Samad Aidane presents the coolest infographic of the week! “The Brain: A Project Manager’s Guide to Emotions.”
  • Elizabeth Harrin mines Eskerod and Jepson’s “Project Stakeholder Management” for insights on why stakeholders contribute.  Or, not.
  • Tristan Wember goes into detail on the three primary colors – red, amber, and green.  Well, they’re the primary colors on status reports.
  • Ian Webster analyzes a speech by George Osborne, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, and finds a status report!
  • Wayne Grant details three techniques for conducting retrospectives – The Cool Wall, Lean Coffee, and the Questions Retrospective.
  • Shim Marom asks some hard questions about what the Agile Manifesto actually means.
  • Glen Alleman is appalled at the notion, expressed in Neil Killock’s blog, that there are alternatives to estimates of cost and schedule.
  • Vincent McGevna uses a case study to show us how to use a decision tree to find the “best” alternative.  Truly excellent!
  • Kenneth Darter has some thoughts on keeping your project schedule on track.
  • Paul Bruno tells the story of the Battle of Saratoga, and points out some critical lessons learned for project managers.
  • Robert Bell took his daughter to the circus and somehow learned something about project management.  Hopefully, not from the clowns?
  • Kevin Korterud says that we need to add value to our earned value metrics.  Like focus, and communication.
  • Kimberly Gerber gives us some strategies for improving communication with our virtual teams.
  • Cheri Baker has decided to stop giving her most precious commodity away to anyone who asks.  Which means more time for herself.
  • Penelope Trunk: “One of the biggest changes in the workforce in the new millennium is that we have to be information synthesizers instead of information producers.”
  • Daniel Goleman offers some ideas on how to salvage a negotiation that seems to be going badly.
  • Barb at Vyrtunet has some interesting thoughts on portfolio management and the “strategy to action life cycle.”
  • Ron Rosenhead looks at succession planning, transitions, and managing changes in the project team.
  • Paul Culmsee is excited to announce that the Melbourne Sharepoint conference will be keynoted by an organizational psychologist.  It’s a collaboration tool, right?