New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 25 – May 1. And this week’s video: Nixie Pixel explains how to install and use KeePass, my favorite every-platform password manager. Just over six minutes, safe for work.
- Lynda Bourne expounds on the nature and sources of reputational risk and dealing with reputational risk events.
- Cade Metz reports on the founding of OpenAI, the new firm founded by Elon musk and Sam Altman which will create transformative technology and then give it away.
- Bertrand Duperrin shares his analysis of PWC’s 2016 Global CEO Survey. Key takeaway: business has to redefine success in order to be successful.
- John Goodpasture: “Risk management does not set policy for the project office; it only sets the left and right-hand boundaries for the vision, or for the project policies.”
- Laura Barnard explains why PMO success is driven more by building trust than by establishing repeatable processes.
- Ryan Ogilvie lays out some strategies for what to do when your IT service improvement program stops improving – there are paths past the plateau.
- Rich Maltzman notes project portfolio management lessons in Ken Burn’s documentary, “National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” and E.O. Wilson’s “Half Earth.”
- Danie van den Berg makes the case for diagrams and visuals, and just drawing things during meetings.
- Lisette Sutherland interviews Johanna Rothman on organizing geographically distributed teams. Just 33 minutes, safe for work.
- Bart Gerardi shows how and when to use a story point value of zero.
- Vyom Bharagwaj describes two common estimating techniques: Wideband Delphi and Planning Poker.
- The Clever PM begins a series on Product Management Fundamentals: Working with designers.
- Alex DiPasquale outlines the importance of properly written acceptance criteria.
- Dave Duggal notes that the proliferation of API’s, whether SOAP /WSDL or REST, is making every software app a collection of integration experiments.
- Harry Hall tells how to manage that project team member who isn’t performing.
- Art Petty speaks out on the “inner game of leading,” meaning the mental attitude that drives our behavior.
- Tony, Renee, Craig, and Tyson interview David Marquet, author of “Turn the Ship Around!” Just 40 minutes, safe for work.
- Elise Stevens interviews occupational psychologist Sharon De Mascia on developing a coaching approach in project management. Just 19 minutes, safe for work.
- Shawn Quigley and Jon Quigley note the critical contribution of project management to the Learning Organization.
- Bruce Harpham interviews Steve Ressler, founder of GovLoop, on becoming an effective leader.
- Elizabeth Harrin reveals her recent reading, from the inspirational “Personal Best” to “The Social Project Manager,” to a travel guide and more.
- Penelope Trunk notes that Generation Y is starting new businesses at a slower rate than Gen X. Entrepreneurship is being replaced with free-lancing.
- Jeff Collins lists five skills that project managers should include in their resumes, preferably in describing their accomplishments.
- Sara McCord identifies four behaviors that can derail your job search – even when you’re a perfect fit.
- Alyse Kalish posts an infographic on various ways to make yourself fall asleep faster. Not listed, but my favorite technique: three-suit Spider Solitaire [yawn] …