PM Best Practices
- Elizabeth Harrin interviews author Jeff Furman on what’s changed in the second edition of “The Project Management Answer Book.”
- Allen Ruddock reminds us that project problems are nearly always people problems.
- Kelsey van Haaster explains the hierarchy of laws, theories, and hypotheses, and thus why Conway’s Law is no such thing.
- Bruce Harpham addresses a persistent form of workplace evil: reports. Well, the ones that no one ever reads are evil, if you have to prepare them.
- Nick Pisano refines the thoughts on extracting and analyzing data across projects that he expressed in a recent post.
- Michael Ipsaro identifies three key knowledge resources for those engaged in either procuring or delivering IT services to the U.S. federal government.
- Ryan Ogilvie points out the need to begin a service level management initiative with the development of a service catalog.
- Saar Bitner demonstrates the problems of using Excel for data analysis, and proposes BI software as the more sustainable alternative.
- Mike Cohn notes that, although the team needs to select their own sprint duration, sometimes the Scrum Master has to step in and make the decision.
- Johanna Rothman suggest that there are times when you need to move away from iterations, and toward flow. Insert Kanban and Scrumban advocacy remarks here.
- Charles Settles summarizes three popular team collaboration products, for non-traditional projects.
- Paul Baumgartner speculates on how project management, as a practice and a profession, will evolve over the coming years.
- Jelani Harper identifies the business drivers for the Internet of Things in 2015.
- Brad Egeland shares his “wish list” for project management in 2015.
- Glen Alleman explores managing in the presence of uncertainty, as expressed in Tim Lister’s statement, “Risk Management is project management for adults.”
- Kailash Awati defines internally generated risks, and explains why they make risk management more difficult.
- John Goodpasture shares the mixed metaphor of Black Elephants.
- Eric Anderson summarizes the diplomatic aspects of enterprise risk management, as outlined in an article by Lawrence Quinn.
- Adriana Girdler lists her guiding beliefs, and argues that our beliefs drive our decisions and behavior.
- Harry Hall notes the common reasons that people avoid goals, and tells us why we should set new ones and try once again to reach them.
- Smita Mishra advises other women: forget about a mentor, and find yourself a sponsor.
- Rich Maltzman shares a discovery: TuneIn.com, a site which allows you to discover and listen to radio content and podcasts from anywhere in the world.
- Scott Berkun notes that what you say is more important than what you think.
- Adam Shostack addresses a pernicious trend: “It’s easier to snark than to contribute.”
- Adrian Fittolani recalls how he learned to work long hours. And how he learned not