Welcome to Project Management Point-of-View (PM-POV).
This podcast series gives you brief and insightful conversations with PM practitioners in a variety of disciplines.
Host Kendall Lott draws on his experience as a PM, as CEO of M Powered Strategies and as former CEO of PMIWDC to explore how project managers create value in surprising places.
Our guests discuss their unique perspectives on project management, its uses, its challenges, its changes, and its future.
Project Perspective: The Bigger Picture
How can you manage a groundbreaking innovation project while surrounded by auditors and compliance- and risk-managers? And how can you ensure that what you deliver will truly benefit the organization ? Two presentations from UMD's 2020 Project Management Symposium describe the pitfalls and offer solutions to both these questions.
Richard Wyatt talks about "The Project Management of Innovation," and Shane Perkins covers "Project Tricksters and Frauds: Why Benefits Realization Practices Matter."
Virtual PM: 2020 and Beyond
Ever since COVID-19 swept the globe, our world has shifted, and that includes the world of Project Management. A panel of digital project managers talks about the changes they have noted already and what they envision for the future vis-à-vis project environment, tools, and ways of meeting, collaborating and doing business. The possibilities are limitless and a brave new world awaits the Project Manager who is bold enough to seize the opportunities this moment affords.
Culture and Fit from the 2020 UMD Symposium
The first in a series featuring highlights from University of Maryland's 2020 Project Management Symposium focuses on culture and the importance of fitting in. We examine the hiring process, and maintaining a culture designed to retain top-notch staff. We also learn about a unique approach to stakeholder management. By observing organizational culture through an ethnographic lens, PMs can detect patterns and probabilities, and address potential gaps before they become a serious roadblock to project success.
Milestones in History
The 9/11 boat lift in New York City and the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56 were both hugely successful projects, with important lessons for Project Managers. The leaders did fast but effective planning and set clear goals. They hit all the milestones, and adapted as they went along. They communicated effectively and strategically, and were alert to risks as they emerged. In this episode we hear from two project managers who have studied these historic events through a project lens.
Effective PMs can't be stuck in a pre-established plan. You must be able to re-route in response to current circumstances & developments. To make good decisions, a complete understanding of organizational culture, as well as the broader strategic purpose behind the project, is essential. In this episode of PM Point of View®, PMs discuss effective communications strategies, the benefits of establishing a PMO (or Project Management Office) within an organization, and the Indispensable Project Manager.
According to research and reports such as the Chaos report, the success rate for projects is far from great. Despite all the methods, tools and lessons learned, we seem to be in a holding pattern vis-a-vis increasing the success rate. This episode of PM Point of View® covers some specific approaches and techniques that can help Project Managers get more bang for their project, and increase productivity.
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Excellent resource and interesting topics
I love this podcast. The format and presentation is very accessible and the quality of people on the podcast is phenomenal. The topics are covered in enough details that I want to continue some research on my own but not so obtuse to lose the perspective. Highly recommend to all project managers and people with an interest in project management.