New PM Articles for the Week of October 10 – 16

New project management articles published on the web during the week of October 10 – 16. And this week’s video: TechRepublic explains DevOps in less than two minutes. Safe for work.

Must read!

  • Nick Pisano sees a common trend in widely publicized data breaches: lack of attention to operational security. Nick includes four lessons learned for your review and action.
  • Sue McLean provides an attorney’s point of view in analyzing the root causes of the DAO blockchain hack that bled away $60 million.
  • Karen Chovan puts the three themes of the PMI Global Congress 2016 – North America into perspective: Anticipate. Influence. Elevate.

Established Methods

  • John Goodpasture extracts key points on the unintended consequences of metrics from an article in the Journal of Defense Software Engineering.
  • Harry Hall recommends three books that each teach a different leg of the PMI Talent Triangle.
  • Elizabeth Harrin collected her experience at the Digital PM Summit 2016 in San Antonio in a series of vlog posts. Here are parts 1 and 2.
  • Cornelius Fichtner interviews Dr. David Hillson on applying the stakeholder analysis to reduce project risk. Just 26 minutes, safe for work.
  • Grace Windsor tutors us on the SWOT analysis.
  • Henny Portman reviews “The Good Sponsor,” by Jim Sponsor.

Agile Methods

  • Stefan Wolpers compiles his weekly round-up of Agile-related content.
  • Johanna Rothman begins a new series on the roles Agile coaches and managers play in facilitating collaboration.
  • Mike Cohn anticipates flu season with a list of which Scrum meetings can (and cannot) be re-scheduled in the event someone cannot attend.
  • Dave Prior interviews Juuka Lindstrom on his efforts to transform Cargotec into a digital organization, and what he’s learned along the way. Just 32 minutes, safe for work.
  • Ramesh Pala examines the nature of unplanned work and explains a few approaches to planning for it.
  • Chris Savoie tells how Agile methods made his IT teams happier.

Applied Leadership

  • Laura Barnard summarizes the transition to leading: stop doing!
  • Venkatesh Rao interviews Kim Malone Scott on radical candor, the subject of her forthcoming book. Just 38 minutes, some harsh language.
  • Art Petty notes that the principle barrier to our career transformation is our own inertia.

Technology and Techniques

  • Keith Duncan explains how integrated product development roadmaps help communicate the strategic plan and how it will be executed.
  • Brendan Toner tells you how to pimp your pad – iPad, that is.
  • Ravi Shankar explains how to avoid messing up Big Data analytics.

Working and the Workplace

  • Soma Bhattacharya reviews the consequences of work-related stress, the stages we progress through, and the proven techniques for counteracting it.
  • Bruce Harpham shines a light on key statistics reported in the “State of Enterprise Work Report” from Workfront.
  • Elise Stevens interviews Scotia Lockwood on how to do your own career planning. Just 16 minutes, safe for work.
  • Bertrand Duperrin examines the extended enterprise, where the freelance expert is both more common and frequently in a leadership role, and makes the case for an HR role.