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This is the audio incarnation of the Pragmatic PMO video channel, perfect for listening on your commute. To start with, this will be the home to soundtracks from my video series (so please don't be surprised by the use of the word "video" on an audio-only podcast!). In due course and if people want it, I may also develop podcast-specific content.

This is the audio incarnation of the Pragmatic PMO video channel, perfect for listening on your commute. To start with, this will be the home to soundtracks from my video series (so please don't be surprised by the use of the word "video" on an audio-only podcast!). In due course and if people want it, I may also develop podcast-specific content.
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This is the audio incarnation of the Pragmatic PMO video channel, perfect for listening on your commute. To start with, this will be the home to soundtracks from my video series (so please don't be surprised by the use of the word "video" on an audio-only podcast!). In due course and if people want it, I may also develop podcast-specific content.

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English

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+447591709595


Episodes

SSS #010a: Change of Focus

5/17/2019
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In this episode, Ken Burrell shares a change in focus for the SSS video series, and explains the rationale behind it.

Duration:00:01:02

SSS #010: Stakeholders and strategy with Louise Worsley

5/17/2019
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In this episode, Louise Worsley tells us of her experience with powerful negative stakeholders, and advises us on how to use them to help improve the quality of both risk management and the solution. She also reminds us to make sure what you're doing against remains aligned with the business case. Sharing short, sharp, project lessons interviews like this is just one of the pragmatic pointers that Ken Burrell recommends in his book “Learning lessons from Projects: How it works, why it goes...

Duration:00:11:26

SSS #009: Context and Collaboration with Eileen Roden

5/10/2019
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In this episode, Eileen Roden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ejroden/) warns project managers against planning in isolation and trying to provide all the technical answers; instead planning should be a collaborative process, and use the knowledge of the team. She also talks about the value of understanding where your project fits into the business strategy so that you can optimise what you are delivering to fit the business' need. Sharing short, sharp, project lessons interviews like this is...

Duration:00:12:13

SSS #008: Calculation and Categorisation with John McIntyre

5/3/2019
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In this episode, John McIntyre (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmcintyrepmo/) warns us to be careful when using averages to work out project durations (and explains how they are more useful at project level than task level). He also advises us to consider segmenting stakeholders using whatever criteria are useful to the project in hand, and reminds us that using averages to calculate durations can be very effective in the right circumstances (e.g. when considering programmes or...

Duration:00:12:36

SSS #007: Briefing and Believing with Paul Lomax

4/26/2019
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In this episode, Paul Lomax (https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-lomax-17460b49/) gives us an example of the dangers in taking instructions and information at face value, and encourages us to communicate well and frequently to keep everyone on the same page. Sharing short, sharp, project lessons interviews like this is just one of the pragmatic pointers that Ken Burrell recommends in his book “Learning lessons from Projects: How it works, why it goes wrong, and how it you can do it better”,...

Duration:00:10:43

SSS #006: Empowerment and Entrenchment with Nick Hopkins

4/19/2019
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In this episode, Nick Hopkins (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickhopkinsoffshore/) tells us about the difficulties of running projects in organisations that believe their people are empowered, but in reality decisions are funnelled trough a small group of people. He also tells us about running projects the deliver changes the stakeholders don't want, and how to work around resistant stakeholders. Sharing short, sharp, project lessons interviews like this is just one of the pragmatic pointers...

Duration:00:11:03

SSS #005: Rationale and Relationships with Mark Ferguson

4/12/2019
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In this episode, Mark Ferguson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/markcferguson/) talks to us about the importance of understanding the business case for your project and understanding how it fits into the organisational governance context. He also warns us against underestimating the importance of stakeholder engagement, and taking what you are told at face value. Sharing short, sharp, project lessons interviews like this is just one of the pragmatic pointers that Ken Burrell recommends in his...

Duration:00:10:33

SSS #004: Assumptions and expectations with Nicole Reilly

4/5/2019
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In this episode, Nicole Reilly (https://www.linkedin.com/in/reillynicole/) warns us what can happen if you make the wrong assumptions and don't use operational subject matter experts. She also tells us about how good and consistent communication to stakeholders helps to manage their expectations and increase adoption. Sharing short, sharp, project lessons interviews like this is just one of the pragmatic pointers that Ken Burrell recommends in his book “Learning lessons from Projects: How...

Duration:00:11:20

SSS #003: Checklists and charity with Martin Dowsett

3/29/2019
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In this interview, Martin Dowsett (https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-dowsett-a0143225/) tells us how he uses checklists to make sure small but important things don't get forgotten. He also tells us how he brought a project that was over budget back on track, and how he created and used a set of guiding principles to keep it there. Sharing short, sharp, project lessons interviews like this is just one of the pragmatic pointers that Ken Burrell recommends in his book “Learning lessons from...

Duration:00:09:04

SSS #002: Freedom and Flexibility with Adam Al-Shemmeri

3/23/2019
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In this episode, Adam Al-Shemmeri talks about how incremental delivery can increase flexibility - even in construction! He also talks about running projects when the sponsor's freedom to make decisions is limited - and how he worked around it. Sharing short, sharp, project lessons interviews like this is just one of the pragmatic pointers that Ken Burrell recommends in his book “Learning lessons from Projects: How it works, why it goes wrong, and how it you can do it better”, available...

Duration:00:10:58

SSS #000: Ken Burrell (Series Intro)

3/20/2019
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In this episode, Ken Burrell introduces the Successes and Scars Shared interview series.

Duration:00:00:59

SSS #001: Testing and Templates with Shree Patel

3/20/2019
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One of a series "Successes and Scars Shared", in which I talk to Real Project Managers about their Lessons Learned from things that have gone well on their projects (successes) and things that have gone wrong (scars), so that we can all learn from their experiences. In this episode, Real Project Manager Shreekant Patel (www.linkedin.com/in/shreekantpatel/) tells us about how he creates and uses templates for repeatable tasks, and gets to know his stakeholders. He also tells us about his...

Duration:00:10:33