New PM Articles for the Week of July 8 – 14

New project management articles published on the web during the week of July 8 – 14.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Abhay Padgaonkar has some thoughts on right-sizing your team, and keeping it the right size.
  • Harlan Bridges starts a series on the new PM Triangle envisioned by PMI CEO Mark Langley.  Sounds more like a pentangle …
  • Elizabeth Harrin notes seven things to do when you get a new boss.
  • Cheri Baker shares a recent conversation with a client who wants to change his organization’s culture to be more entrepreneurial.
  • Gary Nelson recalls his body’s reaction to significant changes in altitude, and finds a metaphor for change management.
  • Ian Webster has some hard questions for your business case.
  • Paul Culmsee shares part three of his video series, “Powerful Questions.”  Just 21 minutes, safe for work.
  • Brett Beaubouef argues that ERP delivered as a service (ERP SaaS) is not necessarily an improvement.
  • Johanna Rothman concludes her series on organizing the Agile program.
  • Bob Tarne finds the roots of Agile thinking in Kelly Johnson’s 14 rules and practices, written in 1943 at the Lockheed Skunk Works.
  • Shim Marom uses Prezi to create an overview of the PMBOK, 5th Edition.  Very nice!
  • Glen Alleman takes a critical look at Vasco Duarte‘s post, “The #NoEstimates How To.”
  • Bertrand Duperrin analyzes the future of Massive Open Online Courses, a new paradigm for learning.  Or business.  Or … something.
  • Marian Haus concludes her series on successful project schedule planning, with a look at common pitfalls.
  • Ian Needs tells us how to develop Olympic project management skills, with lessons learned from the London Games project managers.
  • Martin Webster gets philosophical, contemplating the Prince2 methodology’s project initiation document.
  • Bernardine Douglas suggests some measures for keeping a problem project for going off the rails.
  • Bruce Benson notes that there is an opportunity cost associated with waiting to hire the applicant with the EXACT mix of skills you want.
  • Kevin Daum has compiled a list of eight things really successful people do.  Really!
  • Margaret Meloni presents herself as the subject of an experiment in multi-tasking.  Ten minutes, safe for work.  But not while driving!
  • Venkat Rao examines how the artisanal ethic and automation are impacting our career opportunities.  Lengthy, but an excellent read.
  • Kerry Wills is finding that working intensely is not as valuable as working out intensely.  But it’s just as insane.