Loads of links & plenty of great free resources to help you retool! Check out the full article here.
Trying to develop a project-based organization? Check out this latest listing at my Project Management FREEBIES website:
[Caveat: This is my book! So there is (duh!) some conflict of interest in my recommending it to you! However, I honestly believe it’s full of good stuff that any self-directed learner can use to develop project management (PM) skills & insights. And since it’s FREE to read all 300 pages online, what do you have to lose?! — Mike Greer, owner/editor of this blog.]
Just published! My new book, Worth Sharing: Essays & Tools to Help Project Managers & Their Teams, is a 300 page eclectic compilation of practical PM tools, thought-provoking PM essays and suggestions for helping individual project managers and their teams stay sane while delivering good quality finished products. It consists of 54 Chapters and hundreds of live links to additional PM resources. Most of the chapters were originally published as blog posts through my websites and have never before been released in book form. (See http://worth-sharing.net for info on all my websites, blog posts, videos, etc.) A few chapters include some important, classic excerpts from my previous books.
The book is divided into six major Parts, including:
- Part 1: The Meaning of Project Management (3 Chapters)
- Part 2: PM Techniques (12 Chapters)
- Part 3: Working with Your Team & Maintaining Your Sanity (12 Chapters)
- Part 4: Peace of Mind (12 Chapters)
- Part 5: PM Leadership and Vision (7 Chapters)
- Part 6: Of PM Skills and How They Are Acquired (8 Chapters)
You can read the entire book (all 300 pages!) online, for free. And it’s available in paperback & all ebook formats. Get details at my Worth Sharing website!
.. And Why You Should Look to the Clouds for Answers
[I published this several years ago, just in time for the holidays. Decided to make it a regular seasonal “rerun.” I hope you enjoy it, share it with your more argumentative friends & relatives and remember to play nice at all those holiday parties! — MG]
Do you find yourself facing a bunch of holiday parties with people whose political or religious perspectives might be drastically different from your own? Are you dreading those inevitable arguments? This article provides some perspective on:
- The weird and wonderful ways our political and religious views evolve, including:
- The Happy Face Version
- The Waterfall Version
- Why we inevitably clash when we try to argue about politics or religion
- Why it’s pointless to argue about politics or religion
- How you might become an amateur anthropologist and try to see into the “cloud” of personal experiences that make up the other guy’s political or religious vision
- Specific suggestions and Challenges for dealing with your next political or religious argument
(Note: This article, largely because of its several somewhat-complicated & whimsical graphics, didn’t seem to lend itself to the usual audio podcast or blog post. The PDF file presents all these elements in a single, easy to read document. Hope you like it!)
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Cesar Abeid is a fellow “PM simplifier!” Recently, through his PM for the Masses website, Cesar published his Project Management for You series of interviews that focused on the topics he would be publishing in his new book of the same name. This was a HUGE undertaking! Check out the list of the PM experts Cesar interviewed: Andy Kaufman, Susanne Madsen, Carl Pritchard, Tony Adams, Elizabeth Harrin, Cornelius Fichtner, Adrana Girdler, Peter Taylor, Stephen Carver, Mark Phillipy, Francis Hooke, Johanna Rothman, Dave Gordon, Rich Maltzman, Geoff Crane, Michael Greer, Ron Rosenhead, and Margaret Meloni.
I’m proud to have been part of Cesar’s series. You can check out the podcast of Cesar’s interview with me here. Enjoy!
I’m proud to be one of the speakers in the Conscious Software Development Telesummit scheduled for November 10 – 21, 2014. This FREE virtual event will harness the perspectives of 21 speakers as they focus on some of the secrets used by top companies to improve their software development projects!
From the website:
“Consciousness = Awareness + Choice
Conscious Software Development means you apply Awareness and Choice to all areas of application creation. [Are you…?]
- Fed up with scope creep ruining your delivery schedules?
- Exasperated when your development team’s software turns to “shelfware” by your users?
- Afraid of project death marches where deadline after deadline is missed?
- Worried about more subtle forms of failure that you might not notice until it is too late?”
21 speakers will tackle the issues behind these frustrations and help you figure out how to avoid them. For more info… and your FREE “instant access” pass… go to: http://conscioussoftwaredevelopment.com/