Convergence: Everything Worth Sharing in One Place

Convergence: Everything Worth Sharing in One Place

Starting this month I will be publishing all my new blog posts, articles and other announcements at my WORTH SHARING website . I will continue to create articles and videos that are relevant to the topics you usually find here, including thoughts on Project Management (PM), managing teams, PM training and tools, and much more. To find these at the  WORTH SHARING  website, just click on the “PM Resources” tab (see diagram below). Why the Convergence?  The short answer is this:  To help you find all the stuff I believe to be “WORTH SHARING” in one location, no matter what the topic . ( For a more detailed discussion, click here. ) Subscribe to the News Feed! To make sure you never miss any of my new blog posts, articles, videos or announcements you can subscribe to my WORTH SHARING news feed via you favorite news reader or your Kindle.

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How to Get Your First Job in Project Management (PM)

How to Get Your First Job in Project Management (PM)

I was recently corresponding with Geoff Crane, the creative force behind The Papercut Project Manager website, about how people can get started in Project Management (PM). After some thought-provoking back and forth with him on the topic, I was inspired to create the following article. (Thanks, Geoff!) __________________________ In more than three decades of working with PM newbies in my classes, I’ve heard a lot of great stories about how people became project managers. Based on what I’ve heard, I have two broad suggestions for anyone who would like to get that first job as a project manager: Become a valuable and trusted contributor on project teams. “Act as if” you are in charge of (or at least responsible for) one or more projects. Here’s a closer look each of these. Become a Valuable and Trusted Project Contributor Something every would-be project manager ought to consider:  PM is an activity that is often regarded as “overhead.” That means that the time project managers spend on their PM chores is budgeted under “administrative costs” or a similar heading.

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Balancing Authority & Responsibility: It’s All About Trust! [Video & Team Challenges]

Balancing Authority & Responsibility: It’s All About Trust! [Video & Team Challenges]

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The Scrum Primer: A Lightweight Guide to the Theory & Practice of Scrum

The Scrum Primer: A Lightweight Guide to the Theory & Practice of Scrum

Description : This is a concise,  20-page eBook (PDF-format*).  From the website listing: There are many concise descriptions of Scrum available online, and this primer aims to provide the next level of detail on the practices.” NOTE:  ”[Primary author]  Pete Deemer is a founder of the Scrum Foundation , which is headed by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum.” Link to free eBook:   http://www.infoq.com/minibooks/Scrum_Primer Publisher: Infoq.com   —  http://www.infoq.com What Publisher is Selling :  Advertisements throughout the website as well as professional conferences & other services * Note:   This book is in  PDF format . To learn  how you can convert and/or transfer any eBook  in any format to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, NOOK, or other e-reader, check out this blog post: 5 Simple Steps: Use Any Format E-Book On Your iPad, NOOK, Kindle, or Other E-Reader with Free Calibre Software!    

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The 3 Pillars of Personal Effectiveness: A Step by Step Guide to a Fulfilling Lifestyle

The 3 Pillars of Personal Effectiveness: A Step by Step Guide to a Fulfilling Lifestyle

  Description : This is a concise,  43-page eBook (PDF-format*).  This short work, describes some easy methods to visualize, prioritize, and calm our workloads. As we take steps to visualize our real tasks, which could be life tasks (home, office, etc.), we get a sense for the actual zero-sum games we are creating for ourselves. We are pitting our family against our jobs. Our friends against our professions. And it does not have to be that way.” – from the book’s  Foreward by Jim Benson, author of ‘Personal Kanban – Mapping Work, Navigating Life’” Link to free eBook:   http://freecomputerbooks.com/The-3-Pillars-of-Personal-Effectiveness.html Publisher:   Trifork -  http://www.trifork.com/ What Publisher is Selling :  ”At the heart of our business we have our worldwide software development conferences , training courses and technological networks.” What author Troels Richter is Selling: The Kanbana app — For more info, go to   http://troelsrichter.com/kanbana/ * Note:   This book is in  PDF format . To learn  how you can convert and/or transfer any eBook  in any format to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, NOOK, or other e-reader, check out this blog post: 5 Simple Steps: Use Any Format E-Book On Your iPad, NOOK, Kindle, or Other E-Reader with Free Calibre Software!

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