48 episodes

Running a team or business means you’re always up against the clock. Time Limit helps you manage your time and resources better by giving you quick project management tips you can digest on the go

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Running a team or business means you’re always up against the clock. Time Limit helps you manage your time and resources better by giving you quick project management tips you can digest on the go

    Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture with Yvette Pegues

    Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture with Yvette Pegues

    “Diversity without inclusion is exclusion. So to ignore and to believe that there is no culture is excluding the opportunity to bring someone into a new culture or a living, breathing culture.”

    As a project manager, you’re in a unique position to shape company culture. So how can you use that influence to build a diverse and inclusive workplace? It starts with the way you show up for and lead your team.

    In this episode of Time Limit, Brett talks with Yvette Pegues—a DE&I executive and keynote speaker and the cofounder and CEO of Your Invisible Disability Group—about how to create an organizational culture that’s intentional about diversity and inclusion. 

    Listen to their conversation to learn:
    What role project managers play in defining company culture
    How to foster a sense of belonging on your team and why it’s important
    Actionable ideas for breaking down barriers to inclusion in your organization
    How remote work affects workplace culture and inclusion
    Tactical tips for creating an inclusive team culture, even when everyone’s remote

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    • 34 min
    047 - Creative Design & Project Management with Greg Storey

    047 - Creative Design & Project Management with Greg Storey

    “Be more of the coach and less of the time-tracker.”

    Creative project management isn’t always easy—especially if there’s friction between project managers and design teams. So how do you give creativity room to thrive while ensuring design projects deliver on time and budget?

    In this episode of Time Limit, Brett talks with Greg Storey about how project managers and designers can leverage their unique skills to build strong partnerships with each other. Prior to his role as COO at LexBlog, Greg worked in design leadership at IBM and InVision and ran his own design agency. 

    Whether you’re a project manager leading a design team or a designer managing creative projects on your own, listen to their conversation to learn:
    How the design role fits into the creative project management process
    PM skills that can help designers manage their projects better
    Why communication is such a critical part of creative project management
    How to work together to ensure design reviews go smoothly
    Tactics you can use to build buy-in and understanding with your design team
    Simple questions that will help you provide the right kind of support to designers

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    • 41 min
    046 - Agency Operations & Project Management with Rob Harr

    046 - Agency Operations & Project Management with Rob Harr

    “I want every one of our PMs, and our directors actually, to have the ability to jump on something—to give that extra 20% that’s needed for a given week without having to let other balls fall.”

    Agency operations is all about the numbers and processes that drive success. But it’s hard to run a profitable business if your team’s overworked or your clients are unhappy.

    That’s where project management comes in.

    In this episode of Time Limit, Brett talks with Sparkbox VP Rob Harr—who heads up operations—about what it takes to make a digital agency profitable and how operations and project management work together to deliver project success.

    Listen to their conversation to learn:
    What agency operations is and how it shapes organizational culture
    How to boost profitability and efficiency without losing sight of people
    Simple math you can use to manage common staffing challenges
    One huge way project managers help operations run more smoothly
    How to know if operations is the right next step in your project management career

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    • 41 min
    045 - How to Grow and Lead a Business Successfully with Chris Dreyer

    045 - How to Grow and Lead a Business Successfully with Chris Dreyer

    “I didn’t go to business school. I didn’t have a mentor guiding me. I had to kind of fall on my face a little bit. EOS introduced me to a simpler way to run a business.”

    Starting your own business is a big step for any entrepreneur. But how do you know you’re ready to grow beyond a one-person operation and lead an actual team?

    In this episode of Time Limit, Brett talks with Chris Dreyer, CEO of Rankings.io, about how he started a successful SEO agency and why the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) has been an important tool in his leadership belt. 

    Listen to this episode to discover:
    When it’s time to hire your first employee
    Strategies for structuring your team and business for growth
    How to build employee trust and be an effective leader
    The key mindset most successful CEOs have in common
    The benefits of EOS, with tips on how to implement it in your company
    One time-saving trick you can use to prioritize work and find focus

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    • 29 min
    044 - Video Game Project Management with Tim Leinert

    044 - Video Game Project Management with Tim Leinert

    “I invite my team to listen in—to be part of those reactions when people look at our games—because it’s so important to have a shared understanding.”

    When most folks think about project management, game design probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But every video game that’s developed needs a project manager at the helm to ensure the final experience is both functional and fun. 

    In this episode of Time Limit, Brett chats with Tim Leinert of Mindforce Game Lab about his journey from traditional project manager to managing video game projects for a digital healthcare startup. Listen to their conversation to hear:
    Questions to consider when developing a video game project charter
    How to manage a game development team and still make time for strategic planning
    Simple tips for keeping communication and culture alive on your project team
    Where video game projects tend to get off track from the plan
    How to determine when a game design project is done
    Advice to become a video game project manager

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    • 35 min
    043 - Improving Team Productivity with Nathan Gilmore

    043 - Improving Team Productivity with Nathan Gilmore

    “There’s a very big difference between being busy—getting little meaningless things done—versus making real progress toward your goals.”

    How do you motivate your team and increase productivity? 

    It starts with stepping back from the to-do list and looking at what you want to accomplish as an organization, as a team, and—yes—even as individuals with lives outside the office. 

    In this episode of Time Limit, Brett and TeamGantt cofounder Nathan Gilmore talk about how to take a big-picture approach to productivity so you and your team can thrive in every aspect of life. Listen to their conversation to learn:
    Simple strategies to increase productivity for yourself and you team
    Why having a plan is an easy way to improve team productivity
    The connection between goal-setting and team performance
    How moving to a 4-day workweek impacted productivity at TeamGantt
    How to recognize and handle productivity issues on your team
    One thing that may be getting in the way of your team’s productivity

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

K_071815 ,

Insightful

This podcast does a great of job of getting different perspectives on topics in PM and leadership. The expert guests are great and I always walk away with applicable, real-world advice.

RenProjectManagement ,

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Practical and insightful! These podcasts are easy to listen to while giving pratical tips and advice on project management!

Nathan031 ,

Fantastic Podcast!

Brett is a fantastic host and he brings on great guests to discuss relevant topics related to business, project management, and leadership. I'm definitely learning a lot by listening to each new episode!

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