5 episodes

Welcome to the Let’s Talk Project Management Podcast, connecting people, wisdom and resources to help elevate the project management industry and the people within it.

Our focus is on learning from people rather than textbooks, and bringing stories to life in an industry that has traditionally been about data and frameworks.

We will explore the latest tools, technology, resources, education and frameworks so you can stay at the cutting edge of what’s happening in the Project Management industry.

Our goal is to tap into the combined wisdom of leaders in our field and share that wisdom so that the project management industry can prosper and people within it can raise their expertise, in a fun and engaging way. 

Listen in as we share leading edge information and connect you with some of the best minds in the Project Management industry and share the secrets behind their success. 

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Welcome to the Let’s Talk Project Management Podcast, connecting people, wisdom and resources to help elevate the project management industry and the people within it.

Our focus is on learning from people rather than textbooks, and bringing stories to life in an industry that has traditionally been about data and frameworks.

We will explore the latest tools, technology, resources, education and frameworks so you can stay at the cutting edge of what’s happening in the Project Management industry.

Our goal is to tap into the combined wisdom of leaders in our field and share that wisdom so that the project management industry can prosper and people within it can raise their expertise, in a fun and engaging way. 

Listen in as we share leading edge information and connect you with some of the best minds in the Project Management industry and share the secrets behind their success. 

    Will AI Terminate The World Of Project Management? Interview With Peter Taylor

    Will AI Terminate The World Of Project Management? Interview With Peter Taylor

    All the way from the UK we have Peter Taylor: a man with a refreshingly light-hearted take on project management. He’s a speaker, consultant, coach and author of over 20 books, most notably the bestselling ‘The Lazy Project Manager’. He’s definitely in the business of busting myths, so it was no surprise that he gave us a brilliant insight into how AI is going to change project management for the better, and more generally how project management is adjusting to a post-COVID world. Come join us as we gaze into the crystal ball and talk about the future of our industry...

    In this episode you will learn:
    How AI is already an empowering force for project management
    How technological advances are going to free us up to connect with people
    How project management has evolved
    The rise of PMOs
    The biggest challenges to the industry today
    Project team performance management
    ’Informal’ project managers
    Why project managers are perfectly prepared for a world of remote work
    The biggest mistakes people make in project management
    Why the industry is overwhelming people with jargon
    The shortening timescale of project management in 2020
    The importance of delegation in project management

    Useful Links: 


    Find Peter on Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/peterbtaylor

    Peter’s website: http://www.thelazyprojectmanager.com

    Find Melanie on Linkedin: https://au.linkedin.com/in/melaniecolling

    Let's Talk Project Management LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/let-s-talk-project-management/ 

    Let's Talk Project Management Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letstalkprojectmanagement 

    Let's Talk Project Management Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letstalkprojectmanagement/ 

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    • 31 min
    Elevating Project Management To A Strategic Role With Adriana Girdler

    Elevating Project Management To A Strategic Role With Adriana Girdler

    Adriana Girdler knows project management like the back of her hand. Currently president and “chief efficiency officer” of CornerStone Dynamics, she’s done TED talks, written books, devised an online project management course and created a very popular YouTube channel. Most importantly, she can see beyond the theory. Her holistic approach to project management is something we can all learn from. Adriana also has an interesting take on the future of project management… should we start thinking of project management at a more strategic level?  

    In this episode you will learn:
    How you can fall into project management
    The true definition of a “project manager”
    How project management standards have changed in recent years
    The rise of Agile methodology
    The two ‘lanes’ of growth and management
    The importance of sponsorship
    Where will project management be in five years’ time?
    The possible impact of AI on project management
    Adriana’s project management course
    The rise of in-house project management training for SMEs
    How much longer an average project is taking post-COVID
    Why you don’t need to have a PMP to be an amazing project manager

    Useful Links: 

    Adriana Girdler on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriana-girdler/ 


    Find Melanie on Linkedin: https://au.linkedin.com/in/melaniecolling

    Let's Talk Project Management LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/let-s-talk-project-management/ 

    Let's Talk Project Management Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letstalkprojectmanagement 

    Let's Talk Project Management Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letstalkprojectmanagement/ 

     

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    • 43 min
    Leading The Program Of Business Change With Elizabeth Harrin

    Leading The Program Of Business Change With Elizabeth Harrin

    What an eloquent guest we have on the show this week… it’s no wonder she’s an esteemed writer, speaker and coach. Elizabeth Harrin talks us through business change and all-things project management, from the days of Gantt charts right the way through to today’s world of AI and agile fluidity. Whether you’re a project-management novice or a seasoned pro, you’ll definitely learn something from the ever-insightful Elizabeth. What is business change going to look like in a new era?

    In this episode you will learn:
    How project management has moved away from ticking boxes on a Gantt chart
    The definition of the term ‘project manager’
    The biggest challenges to the industry going forwards
    The difficulty of finding the right project management tools
    How to introduce flexibility into project management thinking
    The value of introducing project management at board level
    How to find the right resources to run a successful project
    The importance of people in project management work
    Why you need a mentor
    Elizabeth’s advice to people starting out in project management
    How best to pass on organisational knowledge
    How Elizabeth got into writing
    How the industry has moved to embrace more female voices

    Useful Links: 

    Find Elizabeth on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/elizabethharrin

    Find Melanie on Linkedin: https://au.linkedin.com/in/melaniecolling

    Let's Talk Project Management LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/let-s-talk-project-management/ 

    Let's Talk Project Management Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letstalkprojectmanagement 

    Let's Talk Project Management Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letstalkprojectmanagement/ 

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    • 37 min
    Changing The Organisation Through Projects with Johanna Rothman

    Changing The Organisation Through Projects with Johanna Rothman

    Listen up for some great no-nonsense advice from someone who’s really been there and done it. Johanna Rothman’s first project was way back in 1979 in the days of chalkboards and sticky notes. Nowadays she is the CEO of Rothman Consulting Group, a prolific author (14 books!), consultant and speaker. It really was a privilege to speak to someone with such a wealth of experience. 



    In this episode you will learn:
    The full-circle journey from sticky notes to more sticky notes
    Why we now have less time to get it right
    The Iteration v’s Flow approach in Agile
    When do we need to use Agile and when do we not need to use Agile?
    The importance of the question “what does ‘done’ mean?”
    Where the project management industry will be in 5 years’ time
    Advice to people starting out in the project management space



    Useful Links: 

    Find Johanna on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannarothman/ 

    Find Melanie on Linkedin: https://au.linkedin.com/in/melaniecolling

    Let's Talk Project Management LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/let-s-talk-project-management/ 

    Let's Talk Project Management Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letstalkprojectmanagement 

    Let's Talk Project Management Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letstalkprojectmanagement/ 

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    • 35 min
    Let's Talk Project Management With Melanie Colling

    Let's Talk Project Management With Melanie Colling

    This podcast is for experienced project management professionals looking to enhance their existing knowledge to those starting out or even just considering working in the industry, and everyone in between. It’s for those who want to learn from other people’s experience, from experts and thought leaders in order to fast track their knowledge, skills, and careers.

    • 3 min

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