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Welcome to the top-rated project management podcast. Expert interviews, good practices and new developments in the field of project management, all tied together by our goal to give you the skills you need to stay in demand as a project manager.
Your host, Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, interviews project management practitioners from around the world to learn what makes them and their projects successful. Each podcast episode includes actionable tips and advice for beginners and experts to help you apply good practices and the latest thinking to your projects right now.
Subscribe now to discover why so many project managers from around the world rely on The Project Management Podcast™ to understand how project management shapes the business world of today and tomorrow.
Find us on the web at http://www.pm-podcast.com or send your emails to info@pm-podcast.com.
The Project Management Podcast™ is a trademark of OSP International LLC. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2005 - 2020 OSP International LLC. All rights reserved.

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Welcome to the top-rated project management podcast. Expert interviews, good practices and new developments in the field of project management, all tied together by our goal to give you the skills you need to stay in demand as a project manager.
Your host, Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, interviews project management practitioners from around the world to learn what makes them and their projects successful. Each podcast episode includes actionable tips and advice for beginners and experts to help you apply good practices and the latest thinking to your projects right now.
Subscribe now to discover why so many project managers from around the world rely on The Project Management Podcast™ to understand how project management shapes the business world of today and tomorrow.
Find us on the web at http://www.pm-podcast.com or send your emails to info@pm-podcast.com.
The Project Management Podcast™ is a trademark of OSP International LLC. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2005 - 2020 OSP International LLC. All rights reserved.

    Taking a break until August 15, 2020

    Taking a break until August 15, 2020

    Play Now: Just a quick announcement to inform everyone that The PM Podcast will be going on a break until about August 15, 2020 Cornelius's brother passed away earlyer this month and he's taking time off to deal with the situation.

    Episode 451: Flow for Project Managers (Free) #PMOT

    Episode 451: Flow for Project Managers (Free) #PMOT

    Play Now: Andrew Kallman, Executive Coach Last week, I must have missed the start of at least three scheduled meetings. In each case, I saw on my calendar that the meetings would start in an hour or less, which meant that I could probably start and finish another task before I had to be at those meetings. And each time, I got so involved in the task I was working on that I lost track of everything around me and the meetings started without me. In positive psychology, this is called a flow state, also known colloquially as being in the zone. This is the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by the complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting transformation in one's sense of time. Wouldn’t it be great, if we could apply this to all our projects and everyone working on it? You can. To see how flow can be applied to our projects, we are welcoming Andrew Kallman to the program. He and his brother Ted Kallman wrote the book Flow: Get Everyone Moving in the Right Direction...And Loving It and Andrew is here today to give us an introduction. Here is how someone describes the effect flow has had on their projects: Flow is when you know where you are headed, know what your goal is, and know the steps necessary to get there. It's like running a race. You don't plan each step along the way, but you keep your eyes on the finish line, and everything you do moves you toward it thanks to your training.

    Special Episode: Leadership during Crisis and Turbulence (Free)

    Special Episode: Leadership during Crisis and Turbulence (Free)

    Play Now: The views expressed by Shyam Ramanathan in this interview are his own and not those of his employer Shyam Ramanathan, PMP, CSSGB, AINS, AU We live in troubling times. We are facing a global pandemic with many of us following stay-at-home orders, and we see civil and political unrest erupting. There are some political leaders who are stepping up to the challenge, and others not so much. But what about us project leaders? What can we do to help our project teams, colleagues, organizations and even our social circles face these challenges? I have invited Shyam Ramanathan to the program today and discuss leadership during crisis and turbulence. Here is what Shyam writes: In times of crisis like this, we look to leaders for inspiration, hope, and direction. The last word is the key as the first thing to suffer in a crisis is direction. Leaders have a guiding vision for the future and turn to hope when others can only see mud. Let’s hope in this time of enormous crisis it also unearths true leaders who can navigate the turbulent times and move us into a greater future however distant that may seem at this time. Shyam Ramanathan These are the opening words of his article 27 Traits of Strong Leaders in Times of Crisis and Turbulence that we explore in this interview.

    Episode 449: Project Business Is A Critical Corporate Success Factor (Free)

    Episode 449: Project Business Is A Critical Corporate Success Factor (Free)

    Play Now: Matt Mong and Henrik Lerkenfeld What type of project are you currently working on? Is it an internal project, where your own company pays for everything or is it an external project, where an external customer pays your bills? If you are part of the second group, then your project falls into what we call project business. And now look at your company and the projects you deliver as a whole. Do you see mostly internal projects or external projects? Well… If your company’s products and services are delivered to your clients through projects, your company is a project business. That means that the term project business is used to classify both individual projects and organizations as a whole. Both are project business. Confused? We can help. Today we welcome Matt Mong and Henrik Lerkenfeld of Adeaca to look at the term project business from the perspective of a company. In our conversation, we define the term project business from that angle, we discuss the central characteristics of a project business, briefly talk about some challenges, and look at why productivity in project business is lagging behind other areas like manufacturing or retail.

    Episode 448: How Laws and Regulations Affect Projects (Free)

    Episode 448: How Laws and Regulations Affect Projects (Free)

    Play Now: James Franklin, PMP Every project that you have ever worked on had at least one constraint. Maybe your current project has a fixed budget and maybe the previous one had to be completed by a certain deadline. But I am also sure of this: your projects had to follow laws and regulations. The laws you have to follow can be major laws, like Sarbanes-Oxley here in the USA, the protection of personal data laws in the european union, or the intellectual property laws that most countries around the world have. And if you work in aerospace or healthcare then you will know all about rules and regulations concerning personal safety. But on the other hand these must-follow laws and regulations could simply be an internal regulation that tells you that all rental cars must be rented from one particular company. So laws and regulations limit our choices and freedom to shape our projects. And to explore this in more detail, we have Jim Franklin with us today. He has managed over $500M of Government contracts in California and knows a thing or two about laws and regulations.

    Episode 447: Project Business and Project Business Management (Free)

    Episode 447: Project Business and Project Business Management (Free)

    Play Now: Oliver F. Lehmann, PMP Today we are going to talk about Project Business and Project Business Management, and if you have no idea what that means then welcome to the club. Cornelius didn't know what either of these terms meant when he heard them for the first time. But now he does. Thanks to Oliver F. Lehmann. Oliver wrote the defining book on the topic called Project Business Management (Best Practices in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management). In addition to that, he also founded the Project Business Foundation, and he is our guest today to give us an introduction to project business and project business management. You will learn what project business is all about, that (surprise!) roughly 50% of all projects that are currently being undertaken in the world are part of project business, we talk about the skills that we PMs need to answer project business challenges, and you’ll come away learning about the number one thing that you should pay particular attention to, when you are involved in project business management and why.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
247 Ratings

247 Ratings

Katie Joy B. ,

Project Management Masters!

Cornelius and his knowledgeable guests are truly rockstars! They deliver quality (and free!) project management tips in each and every episode. The great advice they provide, combined with the relatable way in which they deliver it had me hooked from the very first listen. Thanks for putting out such a stellar show Cornelius - keep up the great work!

Chi-0315 ,

Very informative!

As a newly certified PMP I find this podcast very informative! And I love that I can claim it for my PDUs.

ChiaBunBun ,

Great content and surprisingly engaging

This is the first podcast I ever listened. My husband introduced it to me when I wanted to find productive activity to multitask (entertain my brain) during mundane tasks. At first I was not hopeful as I’m not a “listener” and more of a visual person. But I’m pleasantly surprised about this podcast and below are why:
- Intro music: Makes me happy. It’s mildly upbeat, just enough to set a lighthearted tone, which relaxes my mind automatically for incoming information.
- Speaker’s tone: Borderline playful which makes sound less like a news reporting, or political radio debate or any that serious stuff.
- Interesting/fairly wide industry coverage: although mostly are around technology, which I love, it’s more of technology in various industry.
- Time sensitive: Covers industry newest trend, attitude, suggestion for further education.
- Hosting: Very good at always summarizing at the end, giving a straight to the point big picture summary. Also he asks very intelligent question. Some of the guests aren’t very engaging and their answer is a little blah, but the host’s questions itself almost always fixes that.

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