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Best practices and lessons learned in Project and Incident Management from leaders in the field and the host Kevin Pannell, PMP.

Best practices and lessons learned in Project and Incident Management from leaders in the field and the host Kevin Pannell, PMP.


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Best practices and lessons learned in Project and Incident Management from leaders in the field and the host Kevin Pannell, PMP.






PPP100: We Must Look Up

Sharing five impactful quotes from the movie 'Don't Look Up', my thoughts on this art imitating life and considerations for us all as we get into 2022.


PPP99: Top 10 of 2021

Sharing the 10 most downloaded episodes of 2021 and my favorite with a special message at the end. Thank you all and we'll see you in 2022!


Foundations Friday 47: Know When a Project Isn't a Project Anymore

Knowing when the projectized portion of a project or program is over is key to be able to reassign resources to the next effort on the organizations to do list.


PPP98: Four Books Every Project Manager Should Read

Sharing lessons I learned from the books Killer Angels, Tribe, Extreme Ownership and Streetwise Project Management.


Foundations Friday 46: Staying at 30,000 Feet During Briefings

Sharing some tips on keeping briefings to the C-suite or large groups at a high level and not getting caught in the weeds.


PPP97: Deploying a Heap Load of Devices Using the Foundational 5

Do you have a project to deploy a 'heap load' of new stuff? Give this episode a listen to hear how I recently incorporated the 'Foundational 5' to successfully deploy almost 4,000 pieces of new equipment.


Foundations Friday 45: Logistics Wins Wars (and Projects)

Sharing the importance of establishing a solid logistics train to move the things you worked so hard to configure and get them into the hands of the end users that need them.


PPP96: Fitness and Jiu Jitsu on the 'Up In The Morning' Podcast

Sharing information about my new podcast 'Up In The Morning' that will focus on fitness, Jiu Jitsu and overall healthy progress in life.


PPP95: When Leading A Project, Remember It's Not YOUR Project

This episode was inspired by re-listening to Jocko Podcast 98 with Dr. Jordan B. Peterson. In the episode Jocko, Echo (good evening) and Dr. Peterson discuss the importance of self evaluation before looking out and judging the world as well as the differences between tyrannical leadership and leaders who inspire others to want to do work for them. In this episode I share what I believe Project Managers can do to stay on the opposite side of tyranny and instead build a bonded, collaborative...


Foundations Friday 44: We Must Seek Hardship

If we actively seek the tough assignment, the harder workout or the more difficult roll in Jiu Jitsu we will come out the other side more prepared for the hardships in our personal and professional lives.


Foundations Friday 43: Change a Life, Not Just the Game

Expanding on the quote hanging in the Jiu Jitsu gym I train in “A good coach can change a game, a great coach can change a life”


PPP94: Welcome to Murder Yoga (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

Sharing some quick tips to help brand new Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) trainees enjoy the first steps into the BJJ world.


Foundations Friday 42: It's Not A Calculated Risk If You Haven't Calculated It

The title reflects insight from Naved Abdali and perfectly captures that we cannot consider risks if we don't take time to calculate them. In this episode I share some practical tips on how to evaluate the probability, severity and impact of risks for projects, incident response and special event planning.


PPP93: It All Starts with the Intake Process

In this episode I expand on the three key elements of defining the need, initiating the request and approving the project I believe are essential for setting up projects, organizations and people for success.


Foundations Friday 41: Pick the Right Tool for the Job

Sharing how we may have a library of many tools to choose from but at times to get the job done we really only need a handful.


PPP92: The Successful Project Manager with Donna Gregorio

Sharing Donna Gregorio's 30+ years of Project Management and leadership experience through a great conversation on how Project Managers should seek to become irreplaceable not irrelevant, the importance of conducting "get well checks" on your projects and more practical tips for new and experienced Project Managers alike.


Foundations Friday 40: Become Irreplaceable, Not Irrelevant

Sharing a concept from veteran Project Manager Donna Gregorio and author of 'The Successful Project Manager'. Donna and I discuss this concept more in depth in the upcoming 'PPP92: The Successful Project Manager with Donna Gregorio' set to launch October 25, 2021.


PPP91: The Value of Video Games for Project Managers

Video games are fun. They can also help us build build or enhance some of our Project Management skills. Check out this episode to hear more about history of video games, Project Management's use in developing games and skills I think Project Managers can take away from playing video games.


Foundations Friday 39: Be Your Own First Responder

There’s a benefit in knowing how to respond to traumas, fires and other emergencies in this world. This is particularly true if you are a parent. As Mr. Jitsu says, your kids will break the glass in an emergency and expect you to be there behind it.


PPP90: Out of the Mouth of Babes - Be Kind

Sharing a writing from my 10 year old on how we, adults and kids, can be kind, how being kind is hard and why it's a good thing to be kind to others.