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Are you looking to improve your Project Management Skills? Then listen to The Project Management Podcast, a weekly program that delivers best practices and new developments in the field of project management.
The more companies understand the importance of sound Project Management, the more will your skills be in demand. Project Management is the means used by companies today to turn their vision and mission into reality. It is also the driver behind transforming a business need into a business process.
The Project Management Podcast™ looks at how project management shapes the business world of today and tomorrow.
Find us on the web at http://www.project-management-podcast.com. The Project Management Podcast™ is a trademark of OSP International LLC. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The Project Management Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by OSP International LLC 2005 - 2017. All rights reserved.

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Are you looking to improve your Project Management Skills? Then listen to The Project Management Podcast, a weekly program that delivers best practices and new developments in the field of project management.
The more companies understand the importance of sound Project Management, the more will your skills be in demand. Project Management is the means used by companies today to turn their vision and mission into reality. It is also the driver behind transforming a business need into a business process.
The Project Management Podcast™ looks at how project management shapes the business world of today and tomorrow.
Find us on the web at http://www.project-management-podcast.com. The Project Management Podcast™ is a trademark of OSP International LLC. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The Project Management Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by OSP International LLC 2005 - 2017. All rights reserved.

    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.

    Episode 446: Project Scope Management - The Secret to Project Success (Free)

    Episode 446: Project Scope Management - The Secret to Project Success (Free)

    Play Now: Karthik Ramamurthy Disruptive business models, technological progress and intense competition force your customers to continuously innovate. Clients naturally demand that you deliver high-quality projects involving complex, ever-changing scope at tight budgets and within compressed timelines. Is this challenging? Absolutely! Innovative, effective scope management is a must for project success. Listen in as we discuss the successful scope management techniques from across continents. This interview with Karthik Ramamurthy was recorded at the PMI® Global Conference 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. We discuss his findings into how project scope management will make or break your project. You will discover how ineffective requirements gathering, poor scope definition, gold plating, and uncontrolled creep inevitably lead to project failure. And to counteract this, we analyze, adapt, and apply seven proven scope management techniques to increase the probability of project success.

    Episode 445: Social Intelligence for Project Managers (Free)

    Episode 445: Social Intelligence for Project Managers (Free)

    Play Now: Kim Wasson Feeling disconnected from your team? Is getting them all together more like herding cats than project management? Social intelligence concepts (the connections part of emotional intelligence) can help you connect and keep your team all moving in the same direction. This interview with Kim Wasson was recorded at the PMI® Global Conference 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. We discuss the concepts of her interactive workshop in which she helped the attendees develop strong connected leadership, handle problems gracefully and create and support effective teams using principles from the world of social intelligence translated into project management tools and techniques. They were able to leave the session armed with tools to support their project manager coaching and mentoring back in the workplace, with their colleagues. From the interview you will learn how to use social intelligence tools to build teams and keep members connected and engaged and how to utilize social intelligence tools to achieve balance among the project dimensions of people, product and process. Note that social intelligence tools are not the same as social media for project managers, although there is definitely value in social media tools too. People from so many different backgrounds joined Kim's talk and benefited from what she shared. From people who fill the role of project manager in SAFe agile environment, through to people managing multiple projects, there is so much to take away from today's interview. And without further ado, let's listen in.

    Episode 444: What People Really Think About Risk (Free)

    Episode 444: What People Really Think About Risk (Free)

    Play Now: Dr. David Hillson Definitions are a useful starting point, but what do you really think when you hear the word risk? How does it make you feel? What about related words like "uncertainty," "threat" or "opportunity"? Building on established neurolinguistic theories of word/image association, this session will explore underlying tensions in the way practitioners think and feel about risk. Discover the surprising truth, and compare yourself with your peers. And of course, this episode is relevant to risk management in agile projects as well, just in case you were wondering. This interview with Dr. David Hillson was recorded at the PMI® Global Conference 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. We discuss his research and insights into what you truly think about when you hear the words "risk" and "opportunity" using the Bouba/Kiki Effect. This is the kind of information you won't find in the Practice Standard for Project Risk Management but it's so useful when thinking and talking about risk with project stakeholders. You will see and understand why it's hard to include opportunities in an integrated risk management process and discover your own underlying perceptions of risk, and the implications for your risk management behavior. The insights will change how you think about risk management critical success factors. Enjoy the episode!

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 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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