New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 15 – 21. And this week’s video: an all-star jam on Franklin’s Tower.
- Cameron Conaway tells about the culture at FlexJobs, a job site for telecommuting and other non-traditional positions, where the staff lives exactly that style of work.
- Seth Godin explains how we should talk about our projects. Not in the marketing sense, but in the strategic sense. Fundamentally, all projects are business activities.
- Michael O’Brochta uses examples from the Flint, Michigan water scandal and the Titanic disaster to argue that ethical behavior contributes to project success.
- Cesar Abeid interviews former DeLorean Motor Cars executive Barrie Wills on the saga of the most innovative care of the 1980’s. Just over an hour, safe for work.
- Elizabeth Harrin interviews Lorraine Chapman as part of her series, Inspiring Women in Project Management.
- Glen Alleman points out the difference between user stories and requirements.
- Aaron Smith relates the top ten business analysis trends, as identified by TwentyEighty Strategy Execution.
- Harry Hall explains how to identify project risks using a structured holistic approach.
- Johana Rothman delivered a three-part series on getting past command and control management on the way to Agile. Here’s part two and part three.
- Saad Ali Jan gets philosophical on automating software testing (and what not to automate).
- Donna Reed lists some of the common methods Agile teams use to measure and communicate progress.
- Ryan Ogilvie explores the Greek discipline of rhetoric, in an effort to improve our ability to persuade and influence.
- The Clever PM explains the finer points of leading through influence, when managing those above you in the org chart.
- Martin Webster lists the things strong leaders do in a crisis.
- Jesse Lynn Stoner explains the greatness of Abraham Lincoln, an ordinary man who saved a nation.
- Steven Levy extracts lessons learned from the failure of on-line magazines at Yahoo.
- Art Petty notes three lessons video game designers can teach us about implementing organizational change.
- Liane Davey tells how to lead your team through the turmoil usually associated with organizational change.
- Sarah Hood suggest that we deal with the “elephant in the room” head on, rather than let it remain an unspoken fear.
- Kerry Wills observes that the problem with superheroes is that they need villains to fight. Not productive in a collaborative environment!
- Bernard Marr reports on the Big Data technologies being leveraged to fight the Zika virus.
- Cal Newport, author of “Deep Work,” proposes an interesting way to limit the type and number of interruptions you agree to accept: the attention charter.
- Coert Visser calls our attention to recent research which found, “Winning a competition engenders subsequent unrelated unethical behavior.”
- Maria Popova extracts a lesson on developing resilience found in Seneca’s “Letters from a Stoic.”