People And Projects Podcast: Project Management Podcast

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The People and Projects Podcast, where we bring interviews and insights to help you deliver projects and lead teams.

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  • PPP 080.1 | Free Premium Episode: Follow-up to the Tom DeMarco Interview

    PPP 080.1 | Free Premium Episode: Follow-up to the Tom DeMarco Interview

    24/07/2012 Duration: 11min

    Free Premium Episode I am immensely thankful for the many people who are premium subscribers to the People and Projects Podcast. By making this investment in their personal development, they receive extra episodes for additional insights into the topics covered by our free episodes. In addition, this investment helps cover part of our costs for our free episodes. So here's a big thank you to our Premium Subscribers! To give you an idea of what Premium Subscribers get with each episode, I'm including this Premium episode in the free podcast stream. If you'd like to get these additional episodes each month to further your application of the material, please go to http://bit.ly/PremiumSubscribe to learn more.   Follow-Up to the Tom DeMarco Interview I trust you had the opportunity to listen to both episodes of my interview with Tom DeMarco. He's a guy who has uniquely impacted the world of projects, and it was certainly a pleasure for me to talk with him. His books are insightful, practical, and even a bit quirk

  • PPP 080 | Meeting the Deadline, Part 2 of an Interview with Tom DeMarco

    PPP 080 | Meeting the Deadline, Part 2 of an Interview with Tom DeMarco

    24/07/2012 Duration: 18min

    The Deadline In this episode, I continue my discussion with Tom DeMarco, with insights related to his writing in books such as The Deadline. If you didn't listen to the first part of my interview with Tom, I recommend you listen to that one before continuing. In this episode, Tom addresses topics such as knowing what we don’t know, dealing with jerk bosses, and what he writes and speaks about but has trouble doing himself. Make sure to stay tuned after the interview for a very transparent story from Tom about his career.   Tom DeMarco Resources Want more from Tom DeMarco? Here are some recommended resources: The Deadline Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (Second Edition) Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior   Join our Facebook Page I invite you to stop by our podcast Facebook page! "Like" it and join the discussion.   Thank you

  • PPP 079 | Meeting the Deadline, Part 1 of an Interview with Tom DeMarco

    PPP 079 | Meeting the Deadline, Part 1 of an Interview with Tom DeMarco

    24/07/2012 Duration: 17min

    The Deadline A couple of months back I was teaching a PMP®Exam Prep workshop. One of the participants mentioned that he was reading Tom DeMarco's book entitled The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management. It's a book that I had wanted to read many times since it was originally published in the late 1990s but it never bubbled up to the top of my book list. But when this workshop participant continued to rave about the book, it ended up on my iPad Kindle Reader before the day was done. And in the coming days, I couldn't put the book down. If you're not in the software side of project management or leadership, you might not have heard of Tom DeMarco before. But if you do work on that side of the house, Tom DeMarco has likely impacted you and your job more than you know. He's been a leading thinker and practitioner in this space for decades, and in the next two episodes, you have a great opportunity to hear from this industry giant. Even if you're not in the software development arena, you'll get some practica

  • PPP 078.1 | Premium Follow-Up to the Karen Dillon Interview

    PPP 078.1 | Premium Follow-Up to the Karen Dillon Interview

    08/07/2012 Duration: 07min

    I seem to be encountering a lot of favorite books these days, and the one we’re talking about today is no exception. I really like How Will You Measure Your Life? Perhaps my favorite thing about the book is how it takes business practices and ideas and applies them to life. Frankly, if you haven't read much of Clayton's work or just haven't had much training in topics such as strategic planning, the book is worth the price just for the business concepts. But then applying those concepts to life is powerful.   Thank you for being a premium subscriber to the People and Projects Podcast! It is a privilege to be part of your personal development strategy. Please let me know what questions you have and if there's anything I can do to help you lead and deliver. Thank you for joining me for this premium episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!  

  • PPP 078 | How Will You Measure Your Life, Part 2, with author Karen Dillon

    PPP 078 | How Will You Measure Your Life, Part 2, with author Karen Dillon

    08/07/2012 Duration: 20min

    How Will You Measure Your Life? In this episode, I continue my discussion with Karen Dillon about her new book entitled How Will You Measure Your Life? Karen talks about success with the important relationships in our life as well as a powerful concept they refer to as "Just This Once."   Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!

  • PPP 077 | How Will You Measure Your Life, Part 1, with author Karen Dillon

    PPP 077 | How Will You Measure Your Life, Part 1, with author Karen Dillon

    08/07/2012 Duration: 17min

    Sara Adam: Making a Difference With Her Life I am recording this episode from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where I have the privilege of speaking at a conference this week. Since this is a very special destination, my wife and family have joined me on the trip, which included prior stops in London, Nairobi, and Doha. If all goes as planned, we hope to go all the way around the world as a family over the course of three weeks. While in Nairobi we had the opportunity to spend time with some very close family. And one of the real treats was spending time with my niece Sara Adam. Sara will soon be starting up her senior year at Duke, but she's not waiting until graduation to make a difference. Despite her age, Sara is building an amazingly cool clothing and accessory business that is based in Kenya. Along with her business partner Anna, they are growing a business they name Judith and James. They are developing marketable sewing skills for vulnerable women, most of whom live in the Nairobi area slums. As these skills a

  • PPP 076.1 | Premium Follow-Up on the Keith Murnighan Interview

    PPP 076.1 | Premium Follow-Up on the Keith Murnighan Interview

    15/06/2012 Duration: 07min

    I trust you were able to take away an idea or two from the discussion with Keith Murnighan. Between his book Do Nothing!: How to Stop Overmanaging and Become a Great Leader and the forthcoming interview with the author of How Will You Measure Your Life? these are two of my favorite books in some time. In this premium episode, I call out some specific ideas from Keith's book that I got to benefit from, with the intention to help you grow in your ability to lead and deliver. There is so much from Do Nothing! that you’ll find helpful to your calling of leading people and projects. I strongly encourage you to add this book to your personal or team library. And if you'd like to help develop the leaders in your organization, I invite you to contact me! Between our keynotes, workshops, and executive coaching, we can help you and your organization learn how to more effectively lead and deliver.   Thank you for being a premium subscriber to the People and Projects Podcast! It is a privilege to be part of your personal

  • PPP 076 | Do Nothing! Part 2 of interview with Keith Murnighan

    PPP 076 | Do Nothing! Part 2 of interview with Keith Murnighan

    15/06/2012 Duration: 19min

    Beware: Management Heresy Ahead! In this episode, I continue my discussion with Keith Murnighan about his new book entitled Do Nothing!: How to Stop Overmanaging and Become a Great Leader. Keith talks about why some long-accepted management practices might just get in the way of our team successfully delivering. And you’ll find that he offers some intriguing alternatives to help you become a more effective leader. You can find the first part of the interview with Keith here.   Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!

  • PPP 075 | Be a Better Leader: Do Nothing! An interview with Keith Murnighan

    PPP 075 | Be a Better Leader: Do Nothing! An interview with Keith Murnighan

    14/06/2012 Duration: 20min

    Is it possible that we make difficult situations worse by overmanaging them? Keith Murnighan responds with a resounding "Absolutely!" In the next two episodes, I talk with Keith about his new book Do Nothing!: How to Stop Overmanaging and Become a Great Leader, which hits the shelves this week. Keith will tell us how we can, perhaps surprisingly so, be more successful when we Do Nothing!   Make Sure to Listen to The Rest of the Interview Join us in the next episode when Keith will talk about such heresy as ignoring performance goals and de-emphasizing profits. I trust you'll find it helpful in your quest to more effectively lead and deliver.   Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!

  • PPP 074.1 | Premium Follow-up on the Andy Crowe Interview

    PPP 074.1 | Premium Follow-up on the Andy Crowe Interview

    16/05/2012 Duration: 07min

    So have you spent some time trying to better understand agile project management? I know some of our premium subscribers are avid agile practitioners, so good for you. But for many people, it's a topic that you know you should be looking into more but have been standing on the sidelines for too long. In this premium episode I follow-up on some points from my discussion with Andy Crowe about agile project management. Thank you for being a premium subscriber to The People and Projects Podcast! Total Duration 7:48 Download the premium episode "PMI", "PMBOK, "PMP®" and "PMI-ACP" are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

  • PPP 074 | How Agile Are You? An interview with author Andy Crowe, PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP

    PPP 074 | How Agile Are You? An interview with author Andy Crowe, PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP

    16/05/2012 Duration: 23min

    Agile is getting plenty of attention these days and for good reasons. When done well on aligned projects, great customer value can be delivered. Many people who listen to this podcast are certified PMP’s or are at least considering certification in the future. You may be aware that Project Management Institute has a relatively new agile certification: the PMI-ACP℠. One of the best new books available to help people pass the ACP exam is from Andy Crowe. You likely know Andy as the author of the popular book entitled The PMP®Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try. Andy recently released The PMI-ACP Exam: How To Pass On Your First Try. In this episode, I talk with Andy about agile, about the certification, and about project management overall. Links to Resources To learn more from Andy, check out his blog at http://www.velociteach.com/blog/. I invite you to check out his books on Amazon, including The PMP®Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try The PMI-ACP Exam: How To Pass On Your First Try Alpha Project Managers:

  • PPP 073.1 | Premium Follow-Up to Interview with Don Kluemper

    PPP 073.1 | Premium Follow-Up to Interview with Don Kluemper

    23/04/2012 Duration: 09min

    In this premium episode, I'm going to share some additional thoughts to help us personally apply this learning. I talk about why you need a social media strategy, why you need to be using social media if you're not, and why a solid understanding of personality styles is critical for those who seek to deliver projects and lead teams. Here's the freebie for you as a Premium Subscriber! Send me a link to up to 3 of your social media profiles (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter). I would be glad to review them and give you a free analysis from an executive coaching perspective. Just send an e-mail with the links and I'll get back to you with feedback.   Thank you for being a premium subscriber to The People and Projects Podcast!  

  • PPP 073 | What Does Your Facebook Profile Say About You? An interview with Don Kluemper

    PPP 073 | What Does Your Facebook Profile Say About You? An interview with Don Kluemper

    23/04/2012 Duration: 19min

    So let me ask you... What does your Facebook profile really say about you? Or maybe you're not a Facebook person. How about LinkedIn? If a prospective employer was to scan your online presence, what conclusions would they draw? Earlier this year a study was published that indicates your life online could be saying more than you realize about your personality, your likelihood of getting hired, and even your future job performance. Since using social media sites can be part of our strategy as leaders to build and maintain relationships, it's critical that we understand whether or not our online presence is helping or hurting us. To help us better understand the study, I got a hold of Don Kluemper, the lead researcher on the study. In this interview, you'll hear from Don about what he found and his advice to help us avoid the landmines in social media.   Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!  

  • PPP 072.1 | How to Lead Better Project Meetings

    PPP 072.1 | How to Lead Better Project Meetings

    23/03/2012 Duration: 23min

    Free Premium Episode Thank you for joining me for this premium episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Did you know that many of your colleagues invest their development by becoming a premium subscriber to this podcast? To give you a sense of the extra coaching they get each month, I'm including this premium episode into our standard free podcast feed. You can learn more about Premium Subscrptions at bit.ly/PremiumSubscribe.  Meetings! Oh, how we love to hate meetings! In this premium video episode I share 10 keys to lead more effective project meetings. At the end you're invited to join the conversation! What are the most important lessons you've learned? Leave your response in a comment here or on our Facebook page. Thank you for subscribing to The People and Projects Podcast! Total Duration: 23:45 {youtube}MFNVKemW48E{/youtube} Download the episode

  • PPP 072 | Lead Better Meetings, with Steven G. Rogelberg

    PPP 072 | Lead Better Meetings, with Steven G. Rogelberg

    22/03/2012 Duration: 29min

    There's some newly published, compelling research that has now found that--are you ready--many meetings are a waste of time! Oh, I know you might find that shocking! More likely, you might be shocked that research time had to be invested to figure that out. But in today's episode, you're going to hear from Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg who not only researches things like meetings, he's a great voice to help us make them better. Links to Resources For Steven's contact information, check out his website at http://belkcollege.uncc.edu/directory/steven-g-rogelberg. Here are some links to additional resources mentioned in the interview: Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business The Science and Fiction of Meetings (MIT Sloan Management Review) The Meeting (NOTE: watch out for the price!) Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week! Total Duration 29:31 Download episode 72

  • PPP 071 | Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential

    PPP 071 | Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential

    29/02/2012 Duration: 27min

    Another Day in the Salt Mine! One of the many things I love about my job is that I get to intersect with hundreds of organizations. As I walked into the office of one of my large financial services customers recently, I took a moment to watch the body language of the people as they walked through the doors to start their day. I've learned you can tell a lot about a company by watching the employees. Do you want to know what I saw? In words it might sound like this: "Well, it's another day. I'm going to be working on another project. Hopefully, it will be successful so I can get another promotion (which sounds a lot better than looking for another job!)."   Engaging Our Teams For those who lead teams or departments or even companies, you know there are people who walk into your organization each day that just aren't as engaged as they could be. What can we do as leaders of people and projects to more effectively engage our teams? In this episode, I interview author and Harvard business professor Robert Steven

  • PPP 070.1 | Premium Follow-up on Lisa Petrilli Interview

    PPP 070.1 | Premium Follow-up on Lisa Petrilli Interview

    20/02/2012 Duration: 08min

    There's a big appetite these days for advice for introverts. Lisa Petrilli's e-book shares some helpful insights. I trust you found the interview with Lisa was helpful, whether you consider yourself an introvert or if you lead a team that has one or more members. In this premium episode, I'm going to share some additional thoughts to help us personally apply this learning. Check your Premium Feed for the People Styles material that I mention in this cast. Let me know what questions you have. Thank you for being a premium subscriber to The People and Projects Podcast!  

  • PPP 070 | The Introverts Guide to Success in Business and Leadership

    PPP 070 | The Introvert's Guide to Success in Business and Leadership

    20/02/2012 Duration: 27min

    People Don't Listen To Me Some years back I was sitting across the table from a coaching client. We were talking about what she thought was her inability to influence as effectively as she wished. In her soft-spoken manner, she said, "I just feel like people don't listen to me." I have to admit that the mischievous side of me wanted to say, "Um, what was that you said?" Now, of course, I didn't say that, but let me ask you this... Since she is quiet it's rather obvious she's an introvert, right? And it's probably fair to say that introversion is likely to hold her back from climbing the ladder, wouldn't you say? Well, how about this? The coaching client was a C-level executive in a highly successful organization. Though she very well may be an introvert, making that assessment so quickly without learning more is an easy mistake to make.   Can Introverts Be Effective Project Managers? Can introverts be effective project managers and leaders? In this episode, we talk about that with Lisa Petrilli, author of The

  • PPP 069 | Reaching Your Goals with Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson (Part 2)

    PPP 069 | Reaching Your Goals with Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson (Part 2)

    24/01/2012 Duration: 24min

    Total Duration 24:39 Download episode 69 In this episode I continue my interview with Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals and Nine Things Successful People Do Differently. If you happened to miss the first part of the interview, I definitely invite you to check that out as well. In this episode Heidi shares insights on the difference between Be Good and Get Better Goals. Also, she addresses some myths regarding willpower, visualization, and positive thinking: topics that are often miserably mishandled in popular self-help books. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the evidence-based insights that Heidi brings to these topics. I highly recommend your next steps include getting a copy of her Harvard Business Review e-book single entitled Nine Things Successful People Do Differently. It's a very quick read and enormously practical. It's under $4 on Amazon in a Kindle format (and if you don't have a Kindle, you can download one on your computer or other device to read

  • PPP 068 | Reaching Your Goals with Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson (Part 1)

    PPP 068 | Reaching Your Goals with Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson (Part 1)

    10/01/2012 Duration: 25min

    Total Duration 25:04 Download episode 68   Additional Episode My interview with Heidi is split between two episodes. Make sure to listen to the second portion where we cover additional practical insights to help us reach our goals this year. For my premium subscribers, you're extra coaching episode will be published along with the second half of the interview. Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!

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