New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 18 – 24. We give you a high-level view so you can read what interests you. And yes, I took all of these hot air balloon photos right in my own neighborhood. Privacy? Well, they seemed friendly enough. Recommended:
PM Best Practices
- Glen Alleman imagines a conversation between a project manager, a team of software developers, and an iceberg.
- Brad Egeland starts a new series with a look at customer satisfaction, and why it’s the most important success metric.
- Jim Anderson speculates on the root causes of Avon’s recent SAP implementation failure. The users left the company, rather than switch? Wow …
- Emanuele Passera applies the tenets of “locus of control” theory to project management.
- Bruce Benson tells of the New Manager who wanted to help.
- Ian Whittingham continues his look at project management applications for Leavitt and Dubner’s new book “Think Like a Freak.”
- Christopher Merryman demonstrates ways that we can add visual presentation to our project reporting communications.
- Dan Patterson makes the case for consensus-based planning.
- Ron Rosenhead tells of the great new Projects web site at the University of Edinburgh, and asks us how much project information do we share?
- Nick Pisano is perplexed by the academic community’s apparent lack of interest in Big Data.
- Jen Skrabak maps Tim Ogilvie’s “design thinking” to project portfolio management.
- Mike Cohn explains his approach to massaging the backlog for a three-month vision of where the product is going.
- John Carroll explains the Taoist basis for Agile methods. Or at least, anti-rigidity.
- Craig Brown and Tony Ponton interview a few attendees / thought leaders at Agile Australia in Melbourne. Just 25 minutes, safe for work.
- Elizabeth Harrin Interviews Terry Okoro, Chair of the APM’s Women in Project Management SIP on their 21st anniversary conference in London.
- Dave Prior advocates for experiential learning, also known as “getting a bunch of adults to play a game together.”
- Robert Wysocki and Joseph Matthews continue their series on methods for the Occasional PM. This episode: team structure.