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012-Sassy or Assertive? Women in Project Management

1/12/2018
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There is enough to deal with in project management without gender issues making it even tougher. So, today we openly talk about challenges women can face in the workplace. Rather than hit you with a bunch of statistics (which are also important), Kate will share some real-life examples of challenges she’s faced, and we talk openly about ways to address them. Guys, you should listen - you might be surprised what kind of challenges women have to deal with sometimes. MEMBERSHIP COMING...

Duration: 00:58:48


011-A love letter to my RAID log

12/7/2017
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This episode, we talk about an old stand-by in the PM world, the RAID Log. RAID Logs (Risks, Actions, Issues and Decisions) are an essential tool that every PM needs in their toolbox. Heck, you can effectively run an entire project from one! If you have never heard of them before, you need to check in – whether you have a small project or a major program, RAID logs can save your bacon. And if you’ve used them in the past, tune in for some tips to be super effective with them. FREE RAID...

Duration: 00:43:57


010-The Sweet Irony of Failed MS Project Server Implementations

11/10/2017
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Microsoft Project Professional client is a staple in the industry, and is probably where most of learned what a GANTT chart is. But what about the online version for teams, Project Server? It seems to be the default PPM solution organizations think about when considering PPM, but Is it really all that? Anecdotally, a lot of organizations fail with the product. But is it the product’s fault? And why is that failure so ironic? And what other options are there out in the market? GREAT USER...

Duration: 00:43:12


A02-PM Appetizer – Dealing with Project “Yellow Lights”

10/26/2017
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We all run into those little “Yellow Lights” on projects – those moments when you think, “wait a minute… that’s not right.” All too often, we “floor it” and try to get through the light before it gets red - only to end up in a head-on collision! Today, we take a lesson from Mahan Khalsa’s great book, “Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play” for how to handle these critical moments when we realize that something is definitely not right. PM HAPPY HOUR MEMBERSHIP COMING!` We are going to be...

Duration: 00:11:18


A01-PM Appetizer – Saying “no” by saying “yes”

10/10/2017
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Today we have our first Appetizer episode. What’s an appetizer? These are short format episodes – 15 minutes – in between our main shows where we hit on short, informative topics. These topics are too small to fill up a full show, or we want to see if there is enough interest from you, our PM Happy Hour listeners , to turn them into full episodes. So, if you hear an Appetizer and think, “they should make a whole meal out of that!” please let us know and we’ll be happy to do that. PM...

Duration: 00:10:16


009-5 Things your technical architect secretly wants to yell at you

9/19/2017
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You depend on them and, let’s be honest, sometimes you abuse them. This week we talk to Ollie Hunter, the enterprise architect for a leading e-commerce firm in Europe. Ollie will share life from an architect’s perspective, and help us understand how we, as project leaders, can develop better relationships with our architects, and enable them so they can have the most impact on your project. We got so into this episode that it’s our longest one yet, at just about an hour of great...

Duration: 01:01:02


008-5 Things that only your Communications BFF will tell you

9/7/2017
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This week we plunge into Project Communications – the most common cause of project failure. We are joined by Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss, authors of the book “B.S., Incorporated.” Over happy hour, they share 5 insightful “tough love” tips on project communication, the way that only a BFF would. Thanks Jennifer and Michael! OUR AMAZING GUESTS Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss have a shared, lifelong passion for storytelling. They are professional communicators and have had the good...

Duration: 00:43:36


007-How to respond to “stupid” executive asks

8/22/2017
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This week we talk about a tough subject – how to handle an outside senior stakeholder who wants to exert influence on your project. This can be very tough when that influence is contrary to decisions already agreed in the project by senior stakeholders, or if that influence is uninformed. In this episode, Kate outlines a formula that she uses to effectively manage such requests. Following that 5 step formula results in the following response statement: Knowing that we wanted to achieve...

Duration: 00:57:17


006-The First 5 questions to ask whenever you start a new project (BONUS!)

8/7/2017
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Join us for our new podcast, the Project Management Happy Hour! In our first 5 pilot episodes (plus this bonus!) , we are going to look at the first 5 questions you need to ask whenever starting a new project. If you haven’t listened to episodes 1-5, you might want to check those out first J Question 1 helped us define success for the project, Question 2 helped us understand scope and opportunity. Question 3 helped us understand budget and value, and question 4 helped us understand the...

Duration: 00:39:40


005-The First 5 questions to ask whenever you start a new project (part 5 of 5)

7/30/2017
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Join us for our new podcast, the Project Management Happy Hour! In our first 5 pilot episodes, we are going to look at the first 5 questions you need to ask whenever starting a new project, whether you are: If you haven’t listened to episodes 1-4, you might want to check those out first J Question 1 helped us define success for the project, Question 2 helped us understand scope and opportunity. Question 3 helped us understand budget and value, and question 4 helped us understand the...

Duration: 00:38:52


004-The First 5 questions to ask whenever you start a new project (part 4 of 5)

7/23/2017
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Join us for our new podcast, the Project Management Happy Hour! In our first 5 pilot episodes, we are going to look at the first 5 questions you need to ask whenever starting a new project, whether you are: If you haven’t listened to Episode 1, 2 and 3, you might want to check those out first J Question 1 helped us define success for the project, Question 2 helped us understand scope and opportunity. Question 3 helped us understand budget and value. Now, we are going to look at what’s...

Duration: 00:39:49


003-The First 5 questions to ask whenever you start a new project (part 3 of 5)

7/17/2017
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Join us for our new podcast, the Project Management Happy Hour! In our first 5 pilot episodes, we are going to look at the first 5 questions you need to ask whenever starting a new project, whether you are: If you haven’t listened to Episode 1 & 2, you might want to check those out first J Question 1 helped us define success for the project, Question 2 helped us understand scope and opportunity. With question 3, we’re going to dig into cost and VALUE. This episode includes a free tool...

Duration: 00:40:25


002-The First 5 questions to ask whenever you start a new project (part 2 of 5)

7/1/2017
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Join us for the Project Management Happy Hour! In our first 5 pilot episodes, we are going to look at the first 5 questions you need to ask whenever starting a new project, whether you are: If you haven’t listened to Episode 001, you might want to check that one out first J Question 1 in Episode 1 helped us define success for the project. With question 2, we’re going to dig down into what the project is about. As you’ll hear in the podcast, it is a LOT more than just “what are we here to...

Duration: 00:37:43


001-The First 5 questions to ask whenever you start a new project (part 1 of 5)

6/22/2017
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Cheers! Join your hosts Kim Essendrup and Kate Anderson for our new podcast, the Project Management Happy Hour! In our first 5 pilot episodes, we are going to look at the first 5 questions you need to ask whenever starting a new project, whether you are: Question 1: When I sit down for the first time with project sponsors or key stakeholders, especially in kickoff meetings, I like to start with one, simple question… and that’s the topic of our first show DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR...

Duration: 00:40:21