- Dr. Harold Kerzner describes PM 2.0 as a replacement for the traditional approach to project management. Meaning, the stuff he’s been writing about for 35 years.
- Mike Griffiths examines the prospect that virtual teams may be the next revolution in work, by reviewing past revolutions and evolutions.
- Andrea Brockmeir, Vicki James, Elizabeth Larson, and Richard Larson report on the trends that will affect project managers and business analysts in 2014.
- Elizabeth Harrin notes four ways in which project management (and work!) has changed significantly in the last ten years.
- Saritha Rai reports on India’s $75 million Mars orbiter mission. The U.S.A. can’t make a movie about going into space that cheaply!
PM Best Practices
- Jennifer Lonoff Schiff shares her tips for setting and managing expectations on IT projects.
- Martin Webster explains how to get your team to the high-performing level. It starts with loyalty.
- Patti Gilchrist addresses team building when your team is geographically distributed.
- Steven Levy begins a series on calculating risk. Here’s part two.
- Geoff Crane demonstrates how to put together a work breakdown structure, using “Saving Private Ryan: The Musical” as an example.
- John Goodpasture warns that the excitability arising from our calculations should reflect the relative precision of our estimates.
- John Reiling offers several key factors to consider during the buy-or-build analysis, when outsourcing is under consideration.
- Marian Haus identifies several potential constraints on the project schedule, and how to address them.
- Glen Alleman links systems thinking to assessing costs and determining what a project is worth.
- Michel Dion looks at the governance differences between project-oriented organizations and those where projects run in parallel with routine operations.
- Mario Trentim continues his series on implementing a PMO.
- Ashley Smith reports on a survey that found corporate counsel and compliance experts expect the growth of data protection laws to impact their global businesses.
- Gil Broza lists his recommendations for preparing your organization to actually be Agile, rather than simply do Agile.
- Shim Marom reviews a paper by Terry McKenna and Jon Whitty, on why Agile methods are not new, and why Agile is not going to be the last word.
- Johanna Rothman concludes her series on the cost of delay, parts five and six.
- Mike Cohn offers some examples of user stories for back-end systems, meaning those without human users.
- Ritesh Gupta and Sharon Sharma tell how a Scrum team can address discovered value, meaning the requirements “discovered” as development progresses.
Podcasts and Videos
- Cesar Abeid interviews Stephen Weber from Less Meeting, who tells how to reduce the amount of time we spend on unproductive meetings. Just 44 minutes, safe for work.
- Dave Prior interviews Agile coach and author Kamal Mangani on transforming large organizations that struggle to use Agile methods. Just 15 minutes, safe for work.