New PM Articles for the Week of September 16 – 22

New project management articles published on the web during the week of September 16 – 22. And this week’s video: Mike Clayton advises us on how to succeed in our next project management job interview. 16 minutes, safe for work.

Business Acumen and Strategy

  • Walter Frick reports on efforts to quantify the cost of Brexit uncertainty: executives are spending a lot of time preparing, but no one knows what they are preparing for. 4 minutes to read.
  • Greg Satell notes that the Revolution is over and Digital won. Now, here’s what we need to do in order to be a part of the next revolution. 5 minutes to read.
  • Senior members of the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management discuss shareholder value and the role of the corporation, going forward. 10 minutes to read.

Managing Projects

  • Elizabeth Harrin interviews Carole Osterweil, author of Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience: A Leader’s Guide to Walking in Fog. Video, 24 minutes, safe for work.
  • Rich Mironov shares tips for pulling data science into product development processes. Useful for both product managers and project managers. 7 minutes to read.
  • Alison Coleman highlights seven trends that continue to shape the way project management is evolving. 4 minutes to read.
  • Michael Wagner outlines the risks associated with modern technologies and proposes new ethical perspectives on the delivery of projects and outcomes. 9 minutes to read.
  • Pat Weaver posts a new paper and a presentation on technical debt, examining the London Crossrail project. 9 minutes or so to read both.
  • Ben Aston explains the alternatives available for Mac users who are also MS Project users. 9 minutes to read.

Managing Software Development

  • Balloon Over The RoofStefan Wolpers curates his weekly list of agile content, from customer journey teams to understanding user research to product-market fit. 7 outbound links, 3 minutes to read.
  • Johanna Rothman begins a series that expands on the idea of a minimum viable product with other minimum outcomes. 4 minutes to read.
  • Nicola Owen maps the ways in which psychological safety adds value in three Scrum ceremonies. 5 minutes to read.
  • Ignaco Piantanida tutors us on software architecture, with examples. 8 minutes to read.
  • Manjunath Poola makes the case for applying microservices to the front end of an application. 2 minutes to read.
  • Glen Alleman links to an ISO standard and five methods for software development estimation using function points. 2 minutes to read.

Applied Leadership

  • Leigh Espy explains Bikeshedding, an example of Parkinson’s Law of Triviality, and how to avoid letting the trivial-but-familiar take up all available meeting time. 5 minutes to read.
  • Michelle Cheng recaps the findings of 200 scientific studies on how to have effective meetings. 2 minutes to read.
  • Suzanne Lucas shares ten behaviors that establish you as a leader. 3 minutes to read.
  • Lisette Sutherland interviews Magda Ferretti on sharing leadership in virtual teams. Video, 38 minutes, safe for work.

Cybersecurity and Data Protection

  • Terry Sweeney advocates for privacy impact assessments (PIA) in order to help spot risks early in the product development cycle. 3 minutes to read.
  • Jesse Almeda warns that data breach costs will get worse before they get better. 4 minutes to read.
  • CV Madhukar looks at how privacy tech is re-defining the data economy. 4 minutes to read.

Pot Pourri

  • Michael Gorman suggests ten training exercises for your brain. I gave up Sudoku for Spider Solitaire a few years ago—try playing with four suits at once. 4 minutes to read.
  • Stav Ziv explains the combination resume—part reverse chronological, part functional—from who should use one to structure to an actual example. 10 minutes to read.
  • Martin Giles reports that Google has demonstrated a quantum computer with a calculation that took 3 minutes, 20 seconds. The most powerful supercomputer, Summit, would have taken 10,000 years to complete the same chore. 3 minutes to read, unless you’re a quantum computer.


New PM Articles for the Week of September 16 – 22
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