New PM Articles for the Week of August 12 – 18

New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 12 – 18.  We read all of this stuff so you don’t have to!  Recommended:

  • Tim Lister and Tom DeMarco have published the third edition of their classic, “Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams.”  Here’s an excerpt.
  • Elizabeth Harrin reviews Pernille Eskerod and Anna Lund Jepsen’s book, “Project Stakeholder Management.”
  • Craig Brown reports from the second LAST conference, including lessons learned.
  • Derek Huether shares a quote from Dennis Stevens, delivered at the Agile 2013 conference.
  • Samad Aidane interviews Cornelius Fichtner on how to achieve the PMI-ACP credential.
  • Glen Alleman identifies the real root cause of IT project failure: failing to base all budgeting on the desired capabilities.
  • Mike Griffiths gives his take on the methodology wars.
  • Kailash Awati consider how a decision support system is used in Cricket, and by extension, how they should be used in business.
  • Bertrand Duperrin considers two approaches to designing a digital workplace.
  • Shim Marom examines the recent Queensland Health payroll project mega-failure, and suggests it might be about escalation of commitment.
  • Kevin Korterud has some tips for your first global project.
  • Kenneth Darter shares some tips for crafting a useful project charter.
  • Andy Jordan looks at strategies for requirements management.
  • Scott Berkun explains how to manage multiple stakeholders.
  • Martin Webster notes that there is more than one approach to building relationships at work.
  • Bernardine Douglas hits the high points of recovering troubled projects.
  • Bruce Benson explains why we should plan to fail.  Also known as planning for contingencies, in case you thought he was kidding.
  • Kerry Wills and his brother climbed Mount Washington, and found a metaphor for project management.  Wonder who dropped it?