New project management articles published on the web during the week of June 20 – 26. And this week’s video: a short cartoon on the nature of resistance to change as a failure to communicate. Just six minutes, safe for work.
- Craig Brown makes the counter-argument to the #NoProjects meme. Apparently, this is a thing in certain programmer circles.
- Glen Alleman uses bicycle riding as a metaphor for the balance between control and stability, risk management and execution.
- Katie Rogers reports on the rapid adoption of covering laptop cameras with a piece of tape – notably, by Mark Zuckerberg and the head of the FBI. Maybe we should, too.
- Michel Dion explains why it is so important for the customer to understand the process used to manage the project.
- Harry Hall tutors us on how to create a project summary we can deliver in under 60 seconds.
- Ruth Zive describes the best practices to achieve an auditable project when working in a regulated business environment.
- John Goodpasture considers the inherent limitations of the qualitative risk matrix, in detail.
- Elise Stevens interviews Trish Sutter on facilitating innovation in project processes. Just 18 minutes, safe for work.
- Brent Dykes notes that it is more common to question data that doesn’t support our beliefs than it is to question the assumptions behind our beliefs.
- Pawel Brodzinski contemplates the idea of “value for money.”
- Johanna Rothman writes about the nature of the product owner role: the PO is the center of organizational “learning” about the product. Part 2 and 3.
- The Clever PM reminds us that the Product Manager is not the User – you are a conduit for ideas to be considered for implementation.
- Dave Prior interviews Roman Pichler on his new book: “Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age.” Just 32 minutes, safe for work.
- Kristin Hillery interviews Sean Landry, creative director at TripAdvisor, who asserts that autonomy breeds ownership.
- Mike Cohn lists both incentives and deterrents that can help your daily Scrums to start on time.
- Paul Carvalho looks at the application of mind mapping techniques to facilitate software testing.
- Sourav Singla describes his approach to a common XP technique: he calls it “confined pair programming.”
- Elizabeth Harrin interviews Penny Pullan about her new book, “Virtual Leadership.” Just 5 minutes, safe for work.
- Liane Davey makes the case for an inclusive approach to implementing strategy through projects.
- Danielle Koehler continues her interview series with Gail Rolls with a conversation on the value of team-building activities.
- Suzanne Lucas lists some of the interview questions that candidates really want you to ask. Like, “What’s the difference between a ’rounding error’ and a cost overrun?”
- Lisette Sutherland interviews Peter Wilson on what the hiring and onboarding process looks like for an offshore team. Just 35 minutes, safe for work.
- Lindsay Patterson tells the story of NUMMI, a joint venture that helped General Motors absorb Toyota’s culture of quality.
- Greg Schultz reminds us that the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free will expire on July 29, 2016.
- Hanh Nguyen has collected images of 32 T-shirts you’d be proud to wear to any IT geek conference. But probably not your high school reunion.