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Episode 431: The CCR Handbook (Free) #PMOT

6/15/2019
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Play Now: For Project Management Professional (PMP)® renewal from Project Management Institute (PMI)®: This episode is part of our PDU Spotlight series in which we help you learn more about PDU credits for your certification renewal. The discussion is based on the article "Need 60 PDUs for PMP® Renewal? Read the CCR Handbook First!" that was published on The PDU Podcast. Read the article... Cornelius Fichtner Today, we are shining a spotlight on Professional Development Units...

Duration:00:12:48

Repost of Episode 289: Optimize Your Project Management Career - Part 3 - Late Career & Consulting (Free)

6/7/2019
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Play Now: We are reposting this interview because the price for The Career Optimization Package has been reduced to $6.99 What's Included in the Package? Dev Ramcharan, PMP, CSM, CCTC This is the third and final of three interviews in which Dev Ramcharan (LinkedIn Profile) from AROUCA Career Coaching helps you to optimize and boost your career. In this interview we focus on the late career phase and also touch upon consulting. Allow me to repeat my recommendation on listening to...

Duration:01:20:26

Repost of Episode 288: Optimize Your Project Management Career - Part 2 - Mid Career (Free)

6/1/2019
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Play Now: We are reposting this interview because the price for The Career Optimization Package has been reduced to $6.99 What's Included in the Package? Dev Ramcharan, PMP, CSM, CCTC This is the second of three interviews in which Dev Ramcharan (LinkedIn Profile) from AROUCA Career Coaching helps you to optimize and boost your career. In this interview we focus on the mid-career phase, which starts about 2-3 years into your life as a project manager. In this interview you learn...

Duration:01:14:56

Repost of Episode 287: Optimize Your Project Management Career - Part 1 - Early Career (Free)

5/29/2019
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Play Now: We are reposting this interview because the price for The Career Optimization Package has been reduced to $6.99 What's Included in the Package? Dev Ramcharan, PMP, CSM, CCTC If you are listening to this podcast, then you are most likely either someone who wants to start a career in project management or you are already working in the project management field and you want to advance in your career. Well… you have come to the right place. This is the first of three...

Duration:01:19:46

Good News About The PM Podcast

5/27/2019
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Play Now: This is a quick "Good News Announcement" for The Project Management Podcast. In a nutshell, here is what has been happening and what the very near future holds https://www.project-management-podcast.com/Take a look at the Premium package here and see how it will help you to improve your career as a PM.

Duration:00:03:44

Seeing All Episodes Twice? Here's why

5/15/2019
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Play Now: We are updating our website and technology. And as part of that it is possible that your podcast app will be downloading the 15 latest episodes twice. Apologies if that happens to you...

Duration:00:01:45

Repost of Episode 205: Rescue The Problem Project (Free)

5/5/2019
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Play Now: This episode is being reposted because the book we are talking about just made the Amazon Bestseller list for PM Books. And it's available for just $3.99 right now... Update: The price has gone back up again... Todd Williams When project budgets are dwindling, deadlines passing, and tempers flaring, then the usual response is to browbeat the project team and point fingers of blame - usually toward the project manager. That’s not really all that helpful. For these...

Duration:00:17:28

Repost of Episode 205: Announcement

5/5/2019
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Play Now: We are reposting Episode 205 with Todd C. Williams today. This is because we have just learned that Todd's book Rescue the Problem Project jumped to become the #1 Best Seller in Amazon’s Business Project Management books. Also... it's currently available for just $3.99 on kindle. That's a great deal for a book that has a 4.5 star rating! Get it today before the price goes up.

Duration:00:02:32

Episode 430: Are You An Inclusive Project Leader? (Free)

4/15/2019
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Play Now: Agata Czopek and Cornelius Fichtner In this interview we welcome Agata Czopek (LinkedIn Profile) and discuss that diversity is a fact and inclusion is a choice. Companies with diverse executive teams are 21% more likely to outperform the companies rated in the bottom quartile of diversity. Have you ever experienced a situation that made you feel uncomfortable? Let’s discover the attributes of an inclusive leader and the steps needed to improve team performance by...

Duration:00:17:51

The Free PM Podcast Is Now Available on Spotify

3/27/2019
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Play Now: Good news for all listeners of The Free PM Podcast out there: Your favorite business podcast is now available on Spotify! This means that if you hold a certification from Project Management Institute (PMI)® then you can start earning your PDUs right where you listen to your favorite music. Note: If you have a paid subscription to The Premium PM Podcast then nothing changes for you because Spotify only accepts free podcasts.

Duration:00:01:32

Episode 429: Say Yes to Project Success (Free)

3/24/2019
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Play Now: Karthik Ramamurthy, Sripriya Narayanasamy and Cornelius Fichtner In this interview we welcome Sripriya Narayanasamy (LinkedIn Profile) and Karthik Ramamurthy (LinkedIn Profile) who are the authors of the book Say Yes to Project Success. in 52 short and entertaining chapters the book gives actionable advice to project managers on the most common issues we are faced with on pretty much every project. This interview was recorded ad the hectic and fantastic Project Management...

Duration:00:33:21

Episode 428: Effective Meeting Leadership (Free)

2/17/2019
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Play Now: Kevin Wozniak and Cornelius Fichtner Got Meetings? This interview focuses on effective meeting management. It covers one of the project management basics that is most difficult to handle - managing stakeholders using different combinations of direct, dotted line, and influential management. This interview with Kevin Wozniak was recorded at the creative Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2018 in Los Angeles, California. In the interview we demonstrate...

Duration:00:24:09

Episode 427: How to Complete Your Projects 50% Faster (Free)

1/28/2019
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Play Now: Douglas Knutzen and Cornelius Fichtner What if you had to do your project in (near) half the time as previous projects, or be fired? What if your customer required you to do their project in (near) half the time to which you are accustomed or lose the business? Hear about the techniques (that can be applied to almost any type of project) that helped to meet these challenges and got the products successfully to market in record time. This interview with Douglas Knutzen was...

Duration:00:19:37

Episode 426: How to Ensure Long-Term Project Success (Free)

12/31/2018
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Play Now: Eleonore Pieper and Cornelius Fichtner Successful projects result in change. However, this transformation usually happens when the original project team is already disbanding, leaving the process largely unmanaged and stakeholders ill-equipped to use the deliverables as they were intended, diminishing the expected project impact and benefits. In this interview, we explore five strategies that project managers can easily incorporate into their project plans to put in place...

Episode 425: Maximize Your Project's First 21 Days (Free)

12/15/2018
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Play Now: Sara Gallagher and Cornelius Fichtner The ink isn't even dry on your charter, but what if the seeds of project destruction have already been sown? The odds are not in our favor. The Project Management Institute (PMI)® reports that nearly 15% of projects are deemed failures. After years of helping companies "unstick" troubled projects, our guest knows that the first 21 days are critical to success. Learn how you can leverage them to beat the odds! This interview with Sara...

Duration:00:33:04

Episode 424: Lean-Agile PMO (Free)

11/27/2018
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Play Now: Andy Burns and Cornelius Fichtner Slow PMO? In today’s “right now” business environment, “hurry up and wait” annual planning cycles won’t do! To be fit for purpose, PMO processes deliver value faster than the competition—continuously, and certainly not just annually. Lean agility delivers this winning velocity! Here's a diet to help lean out an overweight PMO. Transforming the heritage PMO takes insight, empiricism, and experience. This interview with Andy Burns (LinkedIn...

Duration:00:32:15

Episode 423: Knowledge Management (Free)

11/17/2018
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Play Now: Benjamin Anyacho and Cornelius Fichtner By 2029, 76 million baby boomers will retire. And organizations, including yours, are losing knowledgeable employees due to retirement and a competitive labor market. With 50% employee turnover in 2016, this brain drain of historical proportions increases our vulnerability to loss of institutional knowledge and critical skill sets required to conduct our business. In this interview, we explore the trends, urgency, value, techniques,...

Duration:00:34:31

Episode 422: How NOT to Work 60-Hour Weeks (Free)

11/10/2018
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Play Now: Kim Wasson and Cornelius Fichtner It's hard to juggle everything on your project. And just a glance at your company's project management methodology can make you despair about getting it all done. But if we take a page from agile development, adding tools from behavioral psychology to Pomodoro, and incorporating pragmatic prioritization, you’ll be able to build a personalized time management system that fits your own working style. Come out of this interview with a...

Duration:00:31:17

Episode 421: Maximize Career Advancement with Project Management Training (Free)

11/3/2018
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Play Now: Marie Spark and Cornelius Fichtner Do you want to take your career as a project manager to the next level? Yes? We have a suggestion for you: project management education. This interview with Marie Spark (LinkedIn Profile) was recorded at the energizing Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Conference 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Well... Actually... it was recorded a couple days before at the PMI® LIM). In the interview, we see how adult education has changed in...

Duration:00:25:51