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Welcome to Project Management Point-of-View (PM-POV). This podcast series gives you brief and insightful conversations with PM practitioners in a variety of disciplines. Host Kendall Lott draws on his experience as a PM, as CEO of M Powered Strategies and as former CEO of PMIWDC to explore how project managers create value in surprising places. Our guests discuss their unique perspectives on project management, its uses, its challenges, its changes, and its future.

Welcome to Project Management Point-of-View (PM-POV). This podcast series gives you brief and insightful conversations with PM practitioners in a variety of disciplines. Host Kendall Lott draws on his experience as a PM, as CEO of M Powered Strategies and as former CEO of PMIWDC to explore how project managers create value in surprising places. Our guests discuss their unique perspectives on project management, its uses, its challenges, its changes, and its future.

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Welcome to Project Management Point-of-View (PM-POV). This podcast series gives you brief and insightful conversations with PM practitioners in a variety of disciplines. Host Kendall Lott draws on his experience as a PM, as CEO of M Powered Strategies and as former CEO of PMIWDC to explore how project managers create value in surprising places. Our guests discuss their unique perspectives on project management, its uses, its challenges, its changes, and its future.

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English

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Episodes

Estimations Oh My!

5/25/2021
Estimations - they are at the very core of PM activities, the ability to estimate, the reliance others have on our estimations, our continuing white whale pursuit of improved estimations all work to empower us as masters of the universe, to state our predictions of the future. And yet…they are all magical thinking at worst, and expectations-setting goal posts, ever receding into a distancing horizon, of our slog through projects and communications, at best. And then we report and update, in...

Duration:00:48:23

85. Covid & the Art of Fundraising: A Theatre's Tale

4/23/2021
It was summer 2020. Covid-19 lingered on, with no end in sight. After months of canceled performances, funds were dwindling at Washington, DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company. Their last hope, the annual fundraising gala, was set for October. As the date drew near, it became clear that there would be no party. The staff had to come up with Plan B, and they had to do it fast. This is the story of a creative project team, dedicated to their mission. Their clear, agile response provides concrete...

Duration:00:59:29

84. Pandemic at the University

3/22/2021
How does a graduate program at a university - a program that has assiduously maintained a 100% face-to-face classroom ethos - swing into virtual reality at a moment's notice? The program in question here is Industrial Organizational Psychology. The university is the University of Houston, Clear Lake. For this virtual round table, three professors reflect on the past year: the response, the challenges, the losses and what will never be the same again. Listen, learn, and get a free PDU! Use...

Duration:00:59:53

83. Tips from Behavioral Science

2/22/2021
Project management is about people: working with people, for people, through people. So it goes to reason that managers who have a deeper understanding of human behavior will be more effective. Beyond managing their teams, PMs are heavily involved in forecasting - defining the scope, budget and schedule of their projects, and then making decisions based on those forecasts. How much do their own biases and neurological wiring play into these processes? We gather three keynote speakers from...

Duration:01:00:24

2021 Update: How to Claim Your PDUs

1/28/2021
Starting in January 2021, many of you reached out to us, wondering why you weren't able to claim a PDU for listening to PM Point of View® episodes. The short answer: You CAN continue to claim PDUs. But the process has changed. Listen to Kendall's explanation or read below. And if you have any problems, contact us via our website: www.mpoweredstrategies.com. Thank you for listening. (And for keeping it in scope and getting it done!) UPDATE: Due to changes at PMI’s CCR System, for those...

Duration:00:03:06

82. View from the C Suite - Part 2

1/21/2021
Where do projects go wrong? What tendencies or approaches of Project Managers are NOT helpful to executives? What do they want their PMs to focus on more? How can PMs move up the ladder? In the second part of our 2-part series from the C-Suite, we get the scoop directly from a group of executives, representing a wide swath of enterprises. Listen, learn, and get a free PDU! Use the following information in PMI’s CCRS system to register the PDUs for this podcast: PDU CategoryProvider...

Duration:00:59:52

81. Project Teams in a VUCA Context from the 2020 UMD Symposium

12/22/2020
Covid-19 has changed the way we operate on every level, including how we manage projects. It has made clear the fragility of our reality, and the fancy dancing required, not only to survive, but to move forward constructively. In the 4th and last episode from our series highlighting presentations from UMD's 2020 Project Management Symposium, we focus on the leadership skills and approaches that are needed in today's volatile, fast-shifting environment. To listen to all the symposium...

Duration:01:00:28

80. View from the C Suite - Part 1

11/20/2020
What do executives want from their Project Managers? What are their expectations? What do they like about how PMs work? What do they not like? In this first of two episodes covering the Executive Point of View, we talk to 10 executives from a wide spectrum of businesses - software, kitchen appliances, construction, defense, etc. - to find out what it is that executives value in their PMs. Listen, learn, and get a free PDU! Use the following information in PMI’s CCRS system to register the...

Duration:00:59:28

79. Agile Today from the 2020 UMD Symposium

10/27/2020
Listen, learn, and get a free PDU! Use the following information in PMI’s CCRS system to register the PDUs for this podcast: PDU CategoryProvider NumberPDU Claim Code: 4634ASFWPFActivity NumberPDUs for this episode About the Speakers Christine Brennan Schmidt has worked at the American Chemical Society for approximately 27 years. She has managed education programs and two textbook projects. In 1999, she made the jump to technology. She has worked on technology-based projects and...

Duration:00:58:41

78. Project Perspective: The Bigger Picture

9/23/2020
Richard Wyatt of TIAA talks about "The Project Management of Innovation," and Shane Perkins of Aurelius Group in Australia covers "Project Tricksters and Frauds: Why Benefits Realization Practices Matter." Host, Kendall Lott, conducts in-depth follow-up interviews with both presenters. To check out the complete presentations at UMD's 2020 Project Management symposium, go to https://pmsymposium.umd.edu/pm2020/ Listen, learn, and get a free PDU! Use the following information in PMI’s...

Duration:01:00:28

77. Virtual PM: 2020 and Beyond

8/27/2020
Listen, learn, and get a free PDU! Use the following information in PMI’s CCRS system to register the PDUs for this podcast: PDU CategoryProvider NumberPDU Claim Code: 4634A9I92PActivity NumberPDUs for this episode About the Speakers: Ben Aston is a digital project manager and founder of thedigitalprojectmanager.com. He’s been managing projects in the digital world for more than 15 years, working at London’s top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, Lowe and DDB. He’s delivered...

Duration:01:00:00

76. Culture and Fit from the 2020 UMD Symposium

7/28/2020
detect patterns and probabilities, and address potential gaps before they become serious roadblocks to project success. Listen, learn, and get a free PDU! Use the following information in PMI’s CCRS system to register the PDUs for this podcast: PDU CategoryProvider NumberPDU Claim Code: 46345J2V33Activity NumberPDUs for this episode About the Speakers: Nikola Ivanov serves as the Director of Operations at the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab)...

Duration:01:00:33

75. Milestones in History

6/23/2020
The 9/11 boat lift in New York City and the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56 were both hugely successful projects, with important lessons for Project Managers. The leaders did speedy but effective planning and set clear goals. They hit all the milestones, and adapted as they went along. They communicated effectively and strategically. They were alert to risks and responded swiftly and decisively. In this episode we hear from two project managers who have studied these historic events...

Duration:01:00:14

74. Seizing Opportunity

5/22/2020
An effective Project Manager can't be stuck in a pre-established plan. You have to be able to re-route in response to current circumstances and developments. To make good decisions, you must have a complete understanding of the organization's culture, as well as the broader strategic purpose behind the project. In this episode, three experienced PMs discuss effective communications strategies, the benefits of establishing a PMO (Project Management Office) within an organization, and the...

Duration:01:00:07

73. Productivity

4/23/2020
According to research and reports such as the Chaos report, the success rate for projects is far from great. Despite all the methods, tools and lessons learned, we seem to be in a holding pattern vis-a-vis increasing the success rate. This episode of PM Point of View® tackles this issue, with some specific approaches and techniques that can help Project Managers get more bang for their project, and increase productivity. Listen, learn, and get a free PDU! Use the following information in...

Duration:01:00:20

72. Teamraising

3/25/2020
If you think of leadership like parenting, then you can comprehend the concept of teamraising. Think nurturing. Good leaders foster an environment where good manners and civility prevail. They pay attention to the individuals on their team. They groom those with leadership potential, and guide them through the training and experiences they need to get to the next level. In this podcast, experts discuss the ways organizations can and should address these issues, thus enabling greater success...

Duration:01:00:19

71. The Art of Negotiation

2/24/2020
PMs deal with multiple stakeholders - the executives who commission the project; the project team who implements it; and the end users/recipients. They all have needs, requirements and limits. The better you can negotiate these competing concerns, the more fluidly your project will run, and the more effective your outcomes will be. If done well, the resolution will yield more than either party anticipated. Three experts discuss the approaches, strategies and tools to enhance your negotiation...

Duration:01:00:19

70. Marketing, Branding and Strategic Survival

1/22/2020
When you think of Project Management, do the terms Marketing and Branding come to mind? Maybe they should. In order to survive in today’s fast-paced environment, with its accelerated rate of change, organizations need to pay attention to staying connected and staying relevant. PMs are well positioned to evaluate external perceptions as well as pick up on internal cues that can be indicators of the overall health of an organization. As you will learn in this episode of PM Point of View®, the...

Duration:00:59:31

69. Neuroscience in Project Management

12/19/2019
Project management is a system designed by humans for humans. Over the course of a prescribed length of time, teams of humans work together to create a process or a product. The closer the process hones to a human operating system (taking into the account variations in wiring of each individual), the more efficient it will be. In this episode of PM Point of View®, three experts in the areas of neuroscience and project management examine the tools and processes of project management through a...

Duration:00:59:50

68. Project Management in the Federal Government

11/25/2019
What’s different about managing projects in the Federal Government vs the private sector? For one thing, you have more stakeholders, more rules and restrictions. There is oversight from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Government Accounting Office (GAO), not to mention shifting mandates from Congress. Government projects often take the longer view, and extend over many years. In this episode of PM Point of View - the third and last in a series of highlights from the...

Duration:01:00:14