Woo hoo! This is our 50th Blog Carnival. It’s the round up of recent, interesting articles from the project management web.
Margaret Meloni presents Who ARE these people? posted at A Path to Peace, saying, “A stakeholder is a person or organization who may be positively or negatively impacted by your project. That can be a large group of people. Think about it – when you are working on a large project or program just about everyone you pass in the hallway is a stakeholder. How are you supposed to manage all of these groups and interests?”
Richard Svahn presents PM job candidate trends posted on his blog, saying, “An analysis of 300 job listings reveals what employers are looking for in project managers. A recent PMI report estimated that 6.2 million new project management jobs will be created in the US from 2010 to 2020.” Plus it’s got Dilbert. Got to love articles with Dilbert.
Kirstin Miller presents What is project portfolio management (PPM)? posted at Work Zone, saying, “For CMOs, CIOs and other management personnel Project Portfolio Management (PPM) ceases to be a simple administrative term and becomes the task they grapple with across the expanse of their career. And why not!”
Rex has an article on information security breaches at the Focus on Training blog. He reports that the 2014 Information Security Breaches Survey indicates a small reduction in the total number of incidents – but a significant increase in their scale and impact. What risk does your project face?
George Ellis offers an article called Solve, don’t Blame on The PM Hut. “Blaming tries to solve a symptom and ignores root cause. We all know this thinking doesn’t work with technical issues— you can’t blame a snippet of software or piece of steel. But how do you apply the same thinking for issues related to people? Of course, you search for root cause,” he says.
Pawel Brodzinski, on his blog, which is one of the longest running project blogs (I think). His article is called Scaling Up Is Not the Only Option and he writes, “There is one thing that seems to be present in pretty much every company strategy these days. Given the opportunity, they want to grow.” But do you have to? Pawel presents some choices.