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Episode 413: When the Organization thinks they don't need Project Management (Free) #PMOT

5/12/2018
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Play Now: Download Project Management Professional (PMP)® training to your pocket: Jen Pfaff and Cornelius Fichtner When an organization has a structured PMO, using your project management skills can be easy. But, what if your organization doesn’t have a PMO or doesn’t even like the rigor of project panagement? What should an experienced project manager do? This interview with Jen Pfaff (LinkedIn Profile) was recorded at the dazzling Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global...

Duration:00:29:34

Episode 412: How to Integrate Risk Management into Agile Projects (Free) #PMOT #Agile

5/5/2018
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Play Now: Studying for your PMI Agile Cerfified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®? PMI-ACP Exam Prep on your phone: Laszlo Retfalvi and Cornelius Fichtner Agile has gained popularity in part due to its ability to effectively respond to issues as they arise, improve stakeholder satisfaction, and increase focus on value-driven delivery. A major challenge to many project managers is knowing how to effectively plan, identify, and manage risks when using agile approaches. This discussion addresses...

Duration:00:35:00

Episode 411: The Future of Project Management (Free) #PMOT

4/21/2018
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Play Now: Download Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam prep to your pocket: Stephen Maye, Projectified host The Project Mangement Institute (PMI)® launched their new podcast "Projectified with PMI®" at their thought provoking Global Conference 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. And during the conference I had the opportunity to sit down with Stephen W. Maye (LinkedIn Profile) who is the Projectified host. We begin by looking at PMI's new podcast itself, but then quickly move on to...

Duration:00:25:57

Episode 410: How NASA Manages its Annual Plan and Portfolio (Free) #PMOT

4/5/2018
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Play Now: Download Project Management Professional (PMP)® training to your pocket: Darryl Hahn and Cornelius Fichtner NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has worked with PMOs around the United States to define a "best practice" for creating and delivering an annual plan. This interview with Darryl Hahn (LinkedIn Profile) was recorded at the stimulating Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Our interview presents both strategic and tactical...

Duration:00:32:01

Episode 409: CCRS and PDUs (Free) #PMOT #PDU

3/15/2018
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Play Now: Get PDUs on your phone: John Kleine, Global Manager, Product Strategy & Delivery The Project Management Institute (PMI)® has made a number of changes to the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) in the past 18 months. These requirements define the policies and guidelines that certified project managers must follow in order to earn PDUs and renew their certification. In this interview we speak with John Kleine (LinkedIn Profile) who is the Global Manager, Product...

Duration:00:17:48

Episode 408: How to Write Excellent User Stories (Free) #PMOT #agile

12/20/2017
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Play Now: Get PMI Agile Cerfified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Training on your phone: Betsy Stockdale and Cornelius Fichtner In agile, technically anyone can write user stories. Sounds easy, right? However, many people really do not have a good understanding of how to write high-quality stories or effectively manage the product backlog. In this interview you will learn about the full life cycle of agile requirements, including how to use visual models at each step of the iterative...

Duration:00:30:46

Episode 407: The Agile Practice Guide (Free) #PMOT

12/9/2017
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Play Now: Get PMI Agile Cerfified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Training on your phone: Jesse Fewell, Mike Griffiths and Cornelius Fichtner Work is changing from industrial, routine work to knowledge-oriented work that requires more of an ongoing collaborative endeavor to manage change, complexity, and uncertainty. Learn how project management has evolved to reflect these changes with the publication of the new “Agile Practice Guide,” developed in collaboration with the Agile...

Duration:00:29:40

Episode 406: Leading Projects Without Authority (Free) #PMOT

12/1/2017
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Play Now: Download Project Management Professional (PMP)® training to your pocket: Jeff Kissinger and Cornelius Fichtner You've been there, right? You've managed a project where nobody on the team reported to you. But what can a project manager do to succeed other than beg borrow or steal in this situation? This interview with Jeff Kissinger (LinkedIn Profile) was recorded at the superb Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. It is based on...

Duration:00:33:48

Episode 405.2: The PMI-ACP Exam is Changing in 2018 (Free) #PMOT

11/23/2017
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Play Now: PMI Agile Cerfified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Training on your mobile device: Alicia Burke, Global Product Manager PMI-ACP The Agile Practice Guide was released together with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition in September 2017. As a result the Project Management Institute (PMI)® wil implement a "lexicon update" to the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam om 26 March 2018. This is to ensure that exam lexicon is...

Duration:00:22:55

Episode 405.1: The PMP Exam is Changing in 2018 (Free) #PMOT

11/17/2017
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Play Now: Simona Fallavollita and Cornelius Fichtner The exam for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is driven by current practices in the profession. Because project management is evolving, so is the PMP exam. As a result of the release of the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition in September 2017, the PMP exam will change on 26 March 2018. This is to ensure that exam content is consistent with the guide. This...

Duration:00:20:27

Episode 404: Building Trust Using Virtual Communication (Free) #PMOT

11/9/2017
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Play Now: Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training on your mobile device: Sara Gallagher and Cornelius Fichtner A large number of projects these days rely on virtual teams. This means that we project managers must master how we communicate in a virtual setting in order to properly lead our teams. But how do you build trust as a leader if nobody can actually see you? This interview with Sara Gallagher was recorded at the awe-inspiring Project Management Institute (PMI)®...

Duration:00:33:53

Episode 403: Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) (Free) #PMOT

11/5/2017
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Play Now: For your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam get PMP Training on your phone from The PM PrepCast: Marygracesoleil Ericson Advanced product quality planning (or APQP) is a framework of procedures and techniques used to develop products in industry, particularly the automotive industry. This interview about APQP with Marygracesoleil Ericson (LinkedIn Profile) was recorded one day before the excellent Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2017 in...

Duration:00:31:38

Episode 402: Generational Sensitivity and Diversity for Project Leaders (Free) #PMOT

10/30/2017
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Play Now: For your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam get PMP Training on your phone from The PM PrepCast: Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP Here are some buzzwords for you: Multi-generational teams. Generational shifts. Inter- and intra-generational communication. Multi-generational workplace. Millennials vs baby boomers. I think you get the idea... right? We’re here today to talk about how old I am... :-) Just kidding... we’re here to talk about generational sensitivity and...

Duration:00:36:31

Episode 400: Mindfulness for Project Managers #PMOT

10/7/2017
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Play Now: Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP Becoming better at project management and by extension also becoming a better project manager does not necessarily mean learning about and then also implementing the latest tools, techniques or methodologies. Instead, it can simply mean that you start paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment and nonjudgmentally. That’s mindfulness. Mindfulness as a business practice and leadership tool has seen a significant increase...

Duration:00:33:39

Episode 399: Situational Project Management #PMOT

9/29/2017
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Play Now: For your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam get PMP Training on your phone from The PM PrepCast: Oliver F. Lehmann, MSc., PMP The one thing I really like about project management is how unpredictable my days can sometimes be. I come to the office in the morning with a clear plan of what we are going to do today, and then something happens. Maybe something breaks, a critical resource is unexpectedly not available today, or -- even more normal -- the customer wants...

Duration:00:48:44

Episode 398: Coaching, Mentoring, Training & Motivational Techniques #PMOT

9/16/2017
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Play Now: For your Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Training Susanne Madsen, Author Every project that you and I have ever and will ever manage depends on people’s skills. The sponsor relies on you as the project manager to successfully lead the team, you rely on the team to have what it takes to create all the deliverables at the required quality, and the end user -- the recipient of what you and the team deliver -- must have the skills to use the product you finally...

Duration:00:42:39

Episode 397: Lessons Learned Management Techniques #PMOT

9/9/2017
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Play Now: For your Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Elizabeth Harrin, FAPM There is no doubt in my mind that you have heard the term lessons learned before. It is mentioned extensively throughout A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide), I teach it as part of my PMP training lessons and my favorite search engine gives me over 51,000 results for the search term “lessons learned in project management”. In fact, as an experienced project manager...

Duration:00:32:55

Episode 396: More Projects Are Using Agile Than Ever #PMOT #Agile

8/18/2017
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Play Now: For your PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Joseph Flahiff, PMP, PMI-ACP Are you using an adaptive life cycle to manage your projects? You know, something that falls under the general umbrella of Agile like Scrum, XP, Kanban or DSDM? And if your answer to this question is yes, then think about when exactly you started using these approaches, because that date says a lot about you and your organization. If you started 20 or more years ago then you can...

Duration:00:29:04

Episode 395: How to Pass the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam #PMOT #Agile #PMI-ACP

8/4/2017
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Play Now: Agile exam prep on your smart phone: Yazmine Darcy, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM This is another episode where I’m asking: Are you currently studying or thinking about studying for your PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam? Wonderful. That’s what we are going to be talking about. In this interview you are going to meet Yazmine Darcy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/yazminedarcy). Yazmine is not only one of my students and coworkers, she is also the project manager in...

Duration:00:49:11

Episode 400 Prep: Risk Management for the Big 4-oh-oh

7/12/2017
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Play Now: Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM Hello PM Podcast Subscribers. The "big" episode 400 of The PM Podcast is coming up soon. And we are currently in the process of making some technical changes and preparations for this. So we are publishing this short episode here as a quick sanity check to ensure that things are working properly. Please feel free to simply delete this one from your podcast app. Thank you for being a loyal listener. Episode Transcript Below are the first few...

Duration:00:00:05

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