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Transformation—The Future of Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 technology is pushing manufacturers to disrupt—or be disrupted. Guests discuss the trends and technologies transforming the sector. Plus, the global head of IoT Services at Siemens outlines the key skills project professionals need to navigate organizational change. Jerid Hayward, PMP, automation and robotics project manager for Stanley Black & Decker in Hartford, Connecticut shares his thoughts on how project and program managers can keep their skills sharp as digital...


Career Development—Moving to a New Market Sector

Long Description Global markets are shifting rapidly, creating new career opportunities for those willing to make big moves. Guests discuss how to prepare for the transition—and Amtrak’s EPMO head shares why project talent is well suited to make this type of leap. Phil Pavitt, consultant executive vice president of business transformation for Safelite AutoGlass, outlines the skills project professionals need to succeed in a new sector. Narasimha Acharya, PMP, assistant director for Ernst...


Leadership—Managing Multigenerational Teams

The next generation of project managers isn’t satisfied with the status quo—and leaders must be ready to adapt. Guests discuss how they encourage collaboration across age groups, and a PMO director from Slack outlines how to recruit and retain young talent. Ilinca Rolea, a junior project manager for the IT firm Cameo Global in Brussels, Belgium outlines the type of professional support she wants her managers to provide. Andy Almenara, the PMO head for Australia’s Special Broadcasting...


Social Responsibility—Promoting Gender Equality

The World Economic Forum predicts it will take 108 years for women to achieve equal status globally. Guests discuss how organizations can level the playing field—and the manager of global programs for UN Women shares recent project wins. Adam Simpson, manager of global programs for UN Women in New York discussed the role gender equality plays in reaching the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals—and what it will take to reach these ambitious targets. Anne Steinhardt, a systems...


Transformation—Artificial Intelligence

Predictive analysis. Machine learning. Robotic automation. AI technologies are coming of age—and it’s time for them to start earning their keep. Learn how organizations are turning the hype into hard numbers. Oliver Broom, program director for artificial intelligence and data and analytics for Virgin Media in London discusses how AI is transforming the customer experience. Sindhu Joseph, co-founder and CEO of CogniCor Technologies in San Francisco, talks what it takes to define and...


Career Development—In-Demand Skills and Sectors

Seismic market shifts have reshaped entire sectors and shaken up the project landscape. Learn how global business trends are impacting the job market for project and program managers—and what skills will help future-proof your career. Barnali Sahoo, PMO head for the Americas division of Flight Centre Travel Group, based in Montreal, New Jersey, USA, outlines the skills project managers need to respond to shifting customer demands. Jens Wilken, executive director for the thermal power...


Job Skills—Cultivating Creativity

Creativity is the spark behind every bright idea—but it needs the right environment to flourish. Learn how leaders can give their teams both the structure and inspiration they need to think outside the box. Plus, Nickelodeon’s senior director of creative project management shares three creativity killers to avoid. Ahmed Bahaa, PMP, managing director for Hive Studio in Cairo, Egypt, offers tips to cultivate an “always-on” creative culture that helps team produce high-quality work on a tight...


Transformation—Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions can take years—and they don’t always deliver the intended value. Learn how program and project managers on the front lines can ensure the success of mission-critical integrations. Plus, one of Google’s M&A program managers shares his industry expertise. Stephanie Blanco, VP of M&A integration and program management for Sound Physicians in Washington, D.C., USA discusses how to balance transparency and confidentiality on sensitive M&A projects. Kash Ahuja, a mergers...


Lessons Learned—The Value of Knowledge Transfer

Talent turnover is unavoidable. Brain drain is not. Global experts discuss how effective knowledge transfer keeps organizations firing on all cylinders. Mustafa Hafızoğlu, PMP, program director for Space & Defence Technologies in Ankara, Turkey, explains how his company has transformed project knowledge into a reusable commodity. Betsy Mathew, PMP, director of organizational development and talent management for Dark Matter in Abu Dhabi, UAE, offers her take on how organizations can create...


Talent Management—How to Fill the Project Talent Gap

The competition for top project talent is heating up. Global business leaders discuss how they’re attracting top performers and building their project management bench. Frederic Casagrande, the PMO manager for Nawah Energy Company in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates shares how he’s leveraged PMI’s standards and best practices to develop a training program that helps experts in nuclear energy up their project management skills. Thokozani Skaka, the PMO head for MTN, in Johannesburg, South...


Transformation—How to Manage Complexity

Innovation, uncertainty, rapid change—the defining factors of the modern marketplace are making projects increasingly complicated. Guests discuss how they’re overcoming complexity to deliver transformative projects. The PMO team from Telstra, Australia’s largest telecom company and this year’s PMO of the Year Award winner, explains how PMO oversight helped get the company’s capital investment portfolio back on track. Mohammed Fakhri, AVP of global project delivery at Standard Chartered...


Leadership—New Skills for an Age of Flux

What does it takes to be an effective leader in a rapidly shifting business environment? Guests discuss in-demand leadership skills—and how to keep fast-moving projects on track. Barry Draskovich, PMP, vice president of program and contract management at Parker Aerospace in Irvine, California, USA, shares four skills project professionals should develop if they want to rise up in the ranks Robert Safian, the founder of The Flux Group and former editor of Fast Company, discusses his...


A Radical Mindshift—Managing Bleeding Edge Projects

Bleeding edge projects have the potential to disrupt the marketplace and reshape entire sectors—if they can make it across the finish line. Project leaders share how they shepherd and support extreme innovation in the face of increasing uncertainty. Michael O’Connor, director of strategy and project management at Medtronic in Minnesota, USA, talks about what it took to develop the world’s smallest pacemaker in a highly regulated environment. Medtronic is a member of PMI’s Global Executive...


Crisis Mode—Emergency Management and Response

From hurricanes to hunger, global disasters are increasing—and intensifying. The costs of these events are also multiplying, and the risks are becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Project leaders from around the world explain how this new disaster era is forcing teams to adjust their risk management strategies and priorities. Mahamoudou Guimbayara, emergency team leader for the Development Food Assistance Program at CARE Mali, discusses how he and his team emphasize risk reduction and...


The Greater Good—Lessons from Governments and NGOs

Long Description Making the world a better place is no simple task. Especially when funding is in short supply. Leaders from government agencies and NGOs share how transparency and accountability help them do more with less on their projects and programs. Riaan Husselmann, director of enterprise portfolio management for the New South Wales Electoral Commission in Australia, shares how increased transparency can improve project delivery—and restore the public’s trust in its elected...


The Need for Speed—Delivering Rapid Response Projects

A rapidly shifting business landscape is forcing project teams to be more flexible. Global project leaders share how they deliver fast-paced results—without sacrificing quality. The PMO team from McDonald’s shares how it successfully delivering a massive digital transformation project that touched 20,000 global restaurants in just nine months. Dev Ramcharan, a program director at TD Bank in Toronto, Canada, explains how the full spectrum of project management approaches can help project...


The Long Haul—Future-Proofing Infrastructure

Smart tech investments in infrastructure take center stage in our discussions with project leaders. They discuss how they’re helping communities meet needs that last for the long haul. Frank Vieveen, program manager for the City of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, shares how he selects smart city and digital economy projects that streamline city life. Sarah Hoban, a global project manager and lead associate for Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington D.C., discusses how project teams can...


Winning on Strategy—The Power of Project Delivery with guest Felipe Daguila

Insights from global experts for how project and program teams can respond to shifting priorities, when to pull the plug on an outdated project—and what it takes to deliver real strategic value. Felipe Daguila, the chief digital officer for Ooredoo Qatar, explains how increasing collaboration between the teams that create and execute on strategy improves the quality of project delivery. Dev Ramcharan, a program director for TD in Toronto, offer tips to help teams deliver successful...


Managing Volatility — Adapt or Fail with guest Jennifer Mercer

In this episode, global project and program leaders discuss how they deal with disruption and navigate uncertainty in a constantly shifting landscape. About Our Guests: Jennifer Mercer, program manager for arctic research support and logistics with the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. talks what it takes to manage projects in some of the world’s most extreme environments. James Stewart, vice chair for KPMG in London, discusses how project managers need to adapt their...


Career Development — Landing Your Dream Job with guest Manuel Salero Coca, PMP

Global experts discuss how to ace an interview, landing your next big promotion and the skills that set top-performing project professionals apart. In this episode, you'll hear from career experts ... Manuel Salero Coca, managing director for PIN Technologies in Mexico City, about what it takes to become a project leader in a global company—and even start your own business. Lindsay Scott, director of program and project management recruitment for Arras People in London, shares some of...