Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

Response owner awareness is a good starting point, but why should they expend their valuable time, money or political influence? A student in a project management class I taught shared the concern that it was very hard for her to get risk responses implemented.

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What can you learn from your local supermarket?

Mike Clayton

Supermarkets place premium goods at eye level, they put sweets and magazines near the checkout counter and use point of sale advertising throughout the store, they offer trial packs and free tastings, they attract us round corners into aisles with … Continue reading → Influence The Influence Agenda Behavioural Economics Choice Architecture Daniel Kahneman Richard Thaler Vance Packard

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AGILE NXT 3rd edition

Henny Portman

In this third edition of AGILE NXT — a magazine designed by Xebia’s thought leaders and experts to inspire and inform you, offers 15 new insights: The Ultimate Model for Managing Performance in Agile Environments (Daniel Burm).

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Member of PMI? Now What?

Arras People

Early career development in this area typically includes subjects like communications, conflict management, influencing, negotiating, leading a team, facilitation skills and so on. I’ve recently become a member of PMI and successfully achieved my PMP.

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Farewell to Black Sabbath

The Lazy Project Manager

You may not like the music, but no one can deny what they have achieved or how many other musicians they have influenced over the many years that they have been around. Plus, there is a vibrant wealth of knowledge out there (books, websites, blogs, podcasts, communities of practice, magazines such as ‘Project’ and so on) that project managers today can tap in to.

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Review AGILE NXT – New Insights for Agile Performance Management

Henny Portman

The Gentle Way of Change (by Chris Lukassen) talks about six levers or sources of influence from the path to Judo black belt that could make you a better leader in business: personal motivation, personal ability, social motivation, social ability, structural motivation, and structural ability.

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

This is a magazine site that seems to make its money through site adverts and affiliate links. I like the eclecticism (he has a word cloud on the home page that shows Influence, Leadership, Organization, Culture and Agile as leading topics on the day I looked.

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The Best Project Management Software for 2019


Putting together the Christmas issue of your fashion magazine is a project. With the fashion magazine example, you start by assembling your team. Has your team missed yet another deadline? Blame technology.

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3 Biggest Causes Of Project Failure


According to The Space Safety Magazine, NASA had a conference call with Morton Thiokol, the manufacturer of the O-rings. The captain that made the decision to take off was impatient because of the time-pressure which influenced how he dealt with information. Project failure. It’s a subject that’s discussed over and over again. According to the research done by Project Management Institute , more projects are actually failing and it’s causing us to lose time and money.

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The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

They know their solutions are of local scope, but they lack the power or influence to drive a comprehensive solution. Magazine Web Portal: Legacy: Oracle Endeca.

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100+ Tech Conferences and Events to Attend in Europe 2020


In their words: c’twebdev is a conference for web frontend developers, organized by the computer magazine c’t. In their words: What is influence in UX? This is the subject we have given our speakers for 2020: “Influence & Designing for Good”.

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Servant Leadership – It Works

Magazine, is a big fan of servant leadership, based upon what his decades of research on what he calls “high-performing” companies – Southwest Airlines, Whole Foods, Best Buy, UPS, and more. Using influence rather than power, and “selling” rather than “telling,” does not diminish a leader’s role. The copier was out of toner. Anyone who understands copiers understands that toner is the ink that actually allows copies to be made.

Ways of working in those collaborative spaces

Lynne Cazaly

Old Spaces Ok so not all businesses can afford funky new furniture, Danish influences of hygge or de-cluttering drives so the space is clean, tidy and Marie Kondo perfect. Bernstein and Stephen Turban are filtering through to mainstream media broadcasters, morning talk shows and consumer magazines.

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Webinar Recap: Winning Presentation Skills


He is the US correspondent for the British project management magazine, Project Manager Today, and serves on the board of directors for

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The Productivity Cheat Sheet That Every Marketer Needs


The real estate company Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward was able to survive the recession and even grow to become a leading brand by launching a high-end magazine and blog called The Completely London.

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

The Influence of Selection Bias on Effort Overruns in Software Development Projects,” Magne Jørgensen, Simula Research Laboratory & Institute of Informatics , University of Oslo. Improving Subjective Estimations Using Paired Comparisons,” Eduardo Miranda, IEEE Software Magazine, Vol. Could Social Factors Influence the Effort Software Estimation?” Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects.

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. This papers and other resources were retrieved from public sites.