New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 4 – 10. And this week’s video: the first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully lands on a recovery ship.
- Elizabeth Harrin walks us through her checklist for taking over a project already in flight.
- Rich Maltzman reports on a project in Colorado that is taking food waste out of the land fill and converting it to energy, compost, and liquid fertilizer, by emulating digestion.
- Harry Hall recaps each of the risk response strategies for positive and negative risks.
- Anna Krachey, Nicole Nagel, and Jonathan Lewis extol the virtues of designing in a “War room,” a la Dr. Strangelove.
- John Goodpasture sticks tongue in cheek to examine our evolving attitude toward failure.
- Angela Wick looks at two sources of project pressure: tight timelines and a pre-determined solution.
- Tejasvi Addagada explores ways to integrate risk management principles with data governance.
- Colin Ellis debunks the notion of “best practices” in project management.
- Elise Stevens interviews Naomi Caietti on managing stakeholder expectations. Just 15 minutes, safe for work.
- Bruce Benson on automation: “Every key piece of management and decision-making software I ever developed and used was first a manual process that I personally did.”
- Glen Alleman copies us on his systems engineering reference book list.
- Dave Prior interviews the coolest man in the Agile community – Woody Zuill – on mob programming. Almost an hour, safe for work.
- Johanna Rothman explores some Agile solutions for geographically distributed teams.
- Mike Cohn has some recommendations for the Sprint summary document, from content to audience.
- Nick Schaden answers the question, “How do you structure your design team?”
- Shalu Tyagi recounts how selected Agile methods were implemented for business functions with a regular operating rhythm: HR, administration, and so on.
- Craig Smith and Tony Ponton conduct random vox pop interviews at Agile Australia. Just 31 minutes, safe for work.
- Suzanne Lucas makes the case for emotional intelligence being more useful than a high IQ.
- Alfred Stallion outlines the steps to take in improving your public speaking skills.
- Michael Girdler reviews some basic approaches for overcoming resistance to change.
- Eduardo Binda Zane, author of “Effective Decision Making,” looks at applying creativity in business and tells us that brainstorming is overrated.
- Seth Godin reminds us that we are more powerful than we realize.
- Adam Shostack explains why the information security slogan, “Think like an attacker,” isn’t actionable.
- David Barrett interviews Roy Osing, author of “Be Different or Be Dead,” on strategic planning. Just 40 minutes, safe for work.
- Jeff Collins recommends his five favorite project management podcasts.