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.
Avoiding Failure from the 2021 UMD Symposium
The statistics around project success vs. failure are less than heartening, to say the least. Here we feature highlights from two presentations of the 2021 UMD Project Management Symposium - one from a science/engineering angle, the other from construction - plus interviews with the presenters, who offer actionable insights into how you can manage crisis and avoid failure, no matter what field you are working in.
Check out more presentations from the UMD Symposium at https://pmsymposium.umd.edu/pm2021/
Expectations and Capacity
Kendall Lott and Mike Hannan with guest Hilbert Robinson explore exciting topics around product versus project management, setting expectations and how to address the variance between those and reality, the rounding of such expectations, and even the value of trade-offs when faced with new initiatives. Enjoy these topics and more for this segment of PMPOV.
Estimations Oh My!
Estimations - are a core PM activity. The ability to estimate, the reliance others have on our estimations, our continuing white whale pursuit of improved estimations all work to empower us as masters of the universe, to state our predictions of the future. Listen in to our new round-table where we discuss the wide-ranging role of estimations. What we discovered is estimations' unrealistic nature is actual a symptom of a series of other issues deep within our PM and organizational practices.
Covid & the Art of Fundraising: A Theatre's Tale
It was summer 2020. Covid-19 lingered on, with no end in sight. After months of canceled performances, funds were dwindling at Washington, DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company. Their last hope, the annual fundraising gala, was set for October. As the date drew near, it became clear that there would be no party. The staff had to come up with Plan B, and they had to do it fast. This is the story of a creative project team, whose agile, clear response provides lessons in the power of project management.
Pandemic at the University
How do the professors in a graduate program at a university - a program that has assiduously maintained a 100% face-to-face classroom ethos - swing into virtual reality at a moment's notice? The program in question here is Industrial Organizational Psychology. The university is the University of Houston, Clear Lake. For this very current round table session, three professors reflect on the past year: the response, the challenges, the losses and what will never be the same again.
Tips from Behavioral Science
Project management is about people: working with people, for people, through people. Managers with a deeper understanding of human behavior are more effective. Beyond managing teams, PMs are heavily involved in forecasting - defining the scope, budget and schedule of their projects, and then making decisions based on those forecasts. How much do their own biases and neurological wiring play into this? We bring together 3 keynote speakers from the UMD 2021 PM Symposium to discuss these issues and more.
Broadening our perspective
I love how this podcast challenges the status quo thinking about project management and shares differing angles, perspectives, and applications of project management in a wide variety of contexts. A great listen and excellent topics and speakers! Well done, Kendall!
GREAT - Point of View
Kendall really deliveries a very professional, polished podcast. Great guests and insight.
PM Point of View Always Delivers
The PM Point of View is one of the most well produced, content rich, inspiring programs I’ve come across, and I am now a dedicated listener. Kendall Lott’s insightful conversations with PM rockstars never fail to energize. Each episode delivers fresh content with topics relevant to project management across a wide range of industries – my own being design and construction – and celebrates the pursuit of process improvement. As if that weren’t enough, many professionals can earn PDUs just by listening in!