- Steven Levy continues his series on risk management with part 3. Links to the other articles in the series are on the top of each page. Highly recommended.
- John Goodpasture explores the impact complexity has on cost and risk.
- Geoff Crane defends his personal obsession with identifying project risks.
- Elizabeth Harrin answers some questions on risk and issue reporting from one of her students.
- Christian Bisson notes that risks aren’t always negatives. Sometimes, you can just have too much of a good thing.
PM Best Practices
- Shim Marom summarizes the arguments surrounding the #NoEstimates debate as a series of questions.
- Glen Alleman addresses each of Shim’s questions on #NoEstimates.
- Michael O’Brochta makes the case for establishing ethical standards and conducting ethics training, in support of ethical behavior.
- Michelle Stronach recaps the current state of virtual training, from development of the materials to considerations for the learner.
- Martin Webster covers coaching – why, how, and what questions to ask.
- Alina Vrabie looks at the logistics of team collaboration – specifically, scheduling time for it.
- Andy Jordan reflects on his experience remotely managing teams to identify lessons learned in maintaining project communication.
- Anya Faingersh wonders whether management academic studies are relevant to the way we actually manage, and vice-versa.
- Jonathan Shaw has written a long article that illustrates why Big Data is a Big Deal. Highly recommended, but find a comfortable chair.
- David Hillson summarizes the Five Capitals of Sustainability, as first described by the Forum for the Future in 2007.
- Toby Elwin skewers the capability model as a substitute for competence.
- Pawel Brodzinski explains why Kaizen boards, which track ideas for improvement and encourage team participation, usually don’t work.
- Buddle Findlay tackles the procurement elephant in the room: making software development contracts Agile.
- Peter Saddington gives us his thoughts on SAFe, the Structured Agile Framework, after attending the training.
- Mike Cohn explains why the product owner has to make the call to abnormally terminate a sprint and start a new one.
- Bart Gerardi offers some ideas on how to get the most out of your daily standup. For starters, don’t make it into a status meeting.
- Rob Galanakis tells us why Scrum and XP fit so well together.
Podcasts and Videos
- Cesar Abeid interviews Susanne Madsen on how to become a more effective leader. Just 59 minutes, safe for work.
- Cornelius Fichtner interviews Bryan Barrow on his approach to project planning meetings, using index cards pre-printed with standard deliverables. Just 26 minutes, safe for work.
- Mark Phillipy interviews Carl Pritchard on his approach to risk management. Just 59 minutes, safe for work.