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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


Episode 393: How to Pass the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam #PMOT #Agile

6/30/2017
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Play Now: Agile exam prep on your smart phone: Stas Podoxin, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM 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 Stas Podoxin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/staspodoxin). Stas is not only one of my students but also one of my coworkers. And one of the interesting differences in how he prepared for the...

Duration: 00:33:54


Episode 392: Face it. Your Project Requirements are Poorly Written! (Free) #PMOT

5/31/2017
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Play Now: For your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam use PMP exam prep on your phone with The PM PrepCast: Jordan Kyriakidis, CEO of QRA Corp My goal of having these show notes on the website is to give a quick and concise introduction of the podcast topic and to tell you what you can expect to learn from it. Sometimes I am right on point and sometimes I’m a little more vague. And tomorrow, when you are back at the office working on your project requirements your goal...

Duration: 00:33:33


Episode 391: My Agile Exam Application Got Audited (Free) #PMOT #Agile

5/10/2017
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Play Now: Agile exam prep on your smart phone: Jonathan Hebert, PMP, PMI-ACP Are you by any chance thinking of getting your certification as a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®? Great. Because that certification is our topic. Today you are going to meet Jonathan Hebert (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-hebert-pmp-csm-pmi-acp-0712471) who not only passed his PMI-ACP® Exam, but he also got audited in the process. So he has a story to tell! As you know, the rules of all...

Duration: 00:42:27


PM Podcast Publication Schedule Update

4/20/2017
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Play Now: Just a quick update about our current publication schedule.

Duration: 00:01:11


Episode 389: Conflict Resolution in Project Management (Free) #PMOT #PM

4/9/2017
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Play Now: For your smart phone: Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep: Karin Brünnemann, PMP Conflict in project management is inevitable. In fact they say that the only way to not have a project management conflict is to have a one-person project. And even then, some people have a tendency to argue with themselves. Karin Brünnemann (https://www.linkedin.com/in/karinbrunnemann) recently gave a presentation on the topic of Managing Conflict in Projects to the Project...

Duration: 00:42:54


Episode 387: Project Portfolio Management (Free) #PMOT #PM

3/10/2017
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Play Now: For your smart phone: Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training: Jamal Moustafaev, MBA, PMP Project Portfolio Management and the realization that strategic alignment of all projects within an organization is crucial are both gaining ground. And this realization also emphasizes the need for having solid project selection methods. But how exactly do you do all of this? The number of books that focus on practical advice for implementing a strategic project portfolio...

Duration: 00:38:11


Special: Scope of Success

3/3/2017
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Play Now: Scope of Success Podcast with Brian K. Wagner, MBA, PMP and James Kittle, PMP Welcome to another "special" episode from The PM Podcast, in which we introduce you to new podcasts that are created and produced for/by project managers. Today we feature 'Scope of Success'. Launched in 2016, Scope of Success brings you Business Life Lessons to help you advance your career one interview at a time. Hosted by Brian K. Wagner, MBA, PMP and James Kittle, PMP, advocates for business...

Duration: 00:33:30


Episode 386: Interpersonal Skills for Project Success (Free) #PM #PMOT

2/17/2017
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Play Now: For your smart phone: Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Training: Congress presenters reveal their most important interpersonal skill Last year at the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Congress 2016 in San Diego, California I recorded an all time high of 14 interviews. They have all been published over the past few months and you’ve probably heard some or all of them. But what you don’t know is what happened once each interview was complete. I pressed...

Duration: 00:24:18


Episode 385: Aligning Projects with Organizational Strategy (Free) #PM #PMOT

2/9/2017
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Play Now: Our recommended Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep: Jay Payette, PMP Project are the tool businesses use to take a strategy and turn it into reality. So your project better be aligned with your long term business plan. All of them! This interview about strategic alignment with Jay Payette was recorded at the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Congress 2016 in San Diego, California. We discuss his presentation and white paper Making it Happen - How...

Duration: 00:29:35


Episode 384: Situational Awareness for Project Managers (Free) #PM #PMOT

2/2/2017
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Play Now: For your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam we recommend the following PMP Exam Prep: Wanda Curlee and Cornelius Fichtner Every project manager needs to master situational awareness. That is because no two projects are perfectly alike. What worked last time may have to be tweaked next time. Even worse, what may have worked just yesterday may have to be tweaked today! This interview about situational awareness with Wanda Curlee was recorded at the Project...

Duration: 00:23:00


Episode 383: Project Failure Is Not An Option (Free) #PM #PMOT

1/24/2017
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Play Now: Need Project Management Professional (PMP)® training? Here's PMP Exam Prep for your phone! Kristy Tan Neckowicz, Connie Inman and Cornelius Fichtner At some point in their career, every project manager has to deal with troubled projects. This interview about project recovery with Kristy Tan Neckowicz and Connie Inman was recorded at the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Congress 2016 in San Diego, California. We discuss their presentation and white paper...

Duration: 00:30:11


Episode 382: Top Five Warning Signs that Agile Isn't Working (Free) #Agile #PMOT

1/11/2017
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Play Now: Studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam? Get PMP Exam Prep on any mobile device! NK Shrivastava and Cornelius Fichtner This interview about why Agile might be failing in your organization with NK Shrivastava was recorded at the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Congress 2016 in San Diego, California. We discuss his presentation and white paper Top Five Warning Signs That Agile is Not Working for You. Here are the abstract and...

Duration: 00:30:27


Episode 381: Scaled Agile for The Enterprise (Free) #Agile #PMOT

1/5/2017
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Play Now: Get Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam ready by putting PMP training in your pocket! Joy Beatty and Cornelius Fichtner We continue our look at the topic of scaled agile that we started in the previous episode, this time by looking at "agiLE" - Agile in the Large Enterprise. This interview about Scaling Agile with Joy Beatty, PMI-PBA was recorded at the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Congress 2016 in San Diego, California. We discuss her presentation...

Duration: 00:31:02

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