New project management articles published on the web during the week of November 7 – 13. And this week’s video: CEO of Datameer, Stefan Groschupf, talks about how companies like AirBnB, Uber and SpaceX are taking an Agile, evolutionary approach to data analytics. Just 2 minutes, safe for work.
Must read / view / listen!
- Michael Hyatt argues that starting your day by eating a frog can help fight procrastination, but starting with the easiest task and working to the most difficult builds confidence.
- Glen Alleman outlines the Agile Canon, as presented by Daniel R. Greening. This is an excellent depiction of Agile principles in five groups.
- Jiwat Ram makes the case for compliance projects as strategic, “… as non-compliance could lead to far-reaching implications for business survival and continuity management.”
- Elizabeth Harrin details the five skills you need to manage complex projects. She also explains the difference between difficult and hard projects.
- Harry Hall covers the basics of requirements management.
- Momoko McCartney and Edward Hun describe the business analysis operating model, and why you need one.
- Jason Morio invokes a recent study from Appleseed Partners which found that collaboration is impeded by using multiple tools, rather than relying on One Source of Truth.
- Anna Murray identifies four common mistakes organizations make in managing software development, and how to prevent them.
- Stefan Wolpers posts his weekly round-up of Agile articles, blog posts, and other content.
- Danni Friedland explains how to collect actionable UX design data by conducting usability testing.
- Mike Griffiths tutors us on adding risk management to Agile methods.
- Dave Prior interviews Troy Magennis on the use of his forecasting tools, which are based on team performance. Just 23 minutes, safe for work.
- Anand Kedia outlines continuous integration and continuous delivery, shows the benefits of each, and tells how they fit together.
- Craig Smith interviews Mark Pedersen on the changing role of the tester in ensuring software quality. Just 37 minutes, safe for work.
- Neil Potter points out that Scrum teams and coaches need to master the “hard skills” of managing software development.
- Cornelius Fichtner interviews Kristine Hayes Munson on influencing without authority. Just 30 minutes, safe for work.
- Michael Lopp describes the effective staff meeting, and when to not bother having it.
- Bertrand Duperrin puts the gap between the digital employee (and applicant) and the employer in context.
Technology and Techniques
- Jamie Hale gives a high-level explanation of the language of statistics and why correlation matters even when it isn’t indicative of causation.
- Matthew Squair provides a lesson (in his Screwtape persona) explaining how the concept of mitigation can be used to help paper over dangerous decisions.
- Mark Samuels summarizes recommendation from Gartner that should impact the way we approach Big Data projects.
- Aaron Smith summarizes the top ten tech trends for 2017, as identified by Gartner.
Working and the Workplace
- Lisette Sutherland interview Corey Grusdan of SoFetch about what it takes to work remotely. Just 24 minutes, safe for work.
- Suzanne Lucas reminds us to take our annual vacation before the year runs out.
- Jory MacKay suggests ways to make your workspace work better for you.