New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 5 – 11. Daylight Savings Time began in North America today, March 11 but won’t begin until March 25 in the UK and most of Europe. And this week’s video: Chris Pond shows how to generate reports from Microsoft Project. 3 minutes, safe for work.
- Schaun Wheeler: “Most ethical mistakes come from the inability to foresee consequences, not the inability to tell right from wrong.” 8 minutes to read.
- Bill Taylor notes the passing of Roger Bannister, who ran the mile in under four minutes by ignoring conventional wisdom. There’s a lesson here for those who would lead change. 4 minutes to read.
- Ephrat Livni interviews futurist Richard Watson on how to be better informed—start by avoiding the news. Television journalism is to journalism as television personality is to personality. 3 minutes to read.
- Elizabeth Harrin extracts actionable ideas from 15 women in project management that she’s interviewed over the years. 8 minutes to read, with links to each of the interviews and the LinkedIn profiles of each project manager.
- Mike Clayton offers a primer in change management for project managers. 6 minutes to read.
- Doug Thorpe revisits David Gleicher’s 1960’s era model for resistance to change. 4 minutes to read.
- Guilherme Caloba shares an approach to integrating qualitative and quantitative risk analyses. 6 minutes to read.
- Sai Prasad shows how to display the MS Project timeline as a countdown, in under a minute.
- Brad Egeland walks us through the steps to replace the project manager n a failed project. 5 minutes to read.
- Stefan Wolpers curates his weekly list of Agile content, from the Agile Fluency model to why projects are always late to choosing your battles. 2 minutes to scan, 7 outbound links.
- John Yorke contemplates the notion of delivering value in two posts, the second one applying Eli Goldratt’s observations on how measurement influences behavior. 10 minutes to read both.
- Johanna Rothman notes that traditional measurements focus on resource efficiency rather than flow efficiency. There are better alternatives. 5 minutes to read.
- Michael Stahl offers some “test cases” for the practical application of ethics in software testing. 7 minutes to read.
- The Clever PM refines our approach to retrospectives as a key component of continuous improvement.
- Kiron Bondale asks the rhetorical question: shouldn’t we all be agile project managers? Just over a minute to read.
- Henny Portman reviews Tribal Unity: Getting from Teams to Tribes by creating a one team culture. 2 minutes to read.
- Bruce Benson reflects on how poor management practices often start at the top. 3 minutes to read.
- Deborah Riegel tells us how to solicit negative feedback when your manager doesn’t want to give it. Lessons here for managers, too. 4 minutes to read.
- Cory Foy presents a purpose-based strategy alignment model. 3 minutes to read.
Technology, Techniques, and Human Behavior
- Hanan Benold explains how to communicate technical debt to non-technical decision makers. 4 minutes to read.
- Michael Solomon tells how to manage penetration testing like a project (which it is). 5 minutes to read.
- Paramita Ghosh notes the evolving use cases for the Internet of Things. 5 minutes to read.
Working and the Workplace
- Leigh Espy shares a simple technique to help deal with nervousness before and during a presentation. 5 minutes to read.
- Gina Abudi catalogs some of the challenges in managing remote workers. 2 minutes to read.
- Mike Vardy interviews Dr. Mary Lamia on her new book, What Motivates Getting Things Done. And she never heard of David Allen’s book before writing it! Podcast, 26 minutes, safe for work.