Our Courses

Our podcast-based courses give you an easy and convenient way to learn the fundamentals of Project Management. And for you PMP’s out there, it’s a super-easy way to earn your PDU’s! Subscribe to our podcast and listen on your drive to work, while working-out or when bored at a meeting, then come here to complete the quiz and there you go!

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PM Happy Hour 020-An Influence Toolkit: Getting stuff done without authority

How do you get people to do things on your project when you have no "authority?" In this course, we walk through a few of Kate and Kim’s secret weapons that you can use to get things done even when you don’t have formal authority.

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PM Happy Hour 019-Stage Direction in the Boardroom

Sheila Morago of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association shares some practical techniques for managing high-profile stakeholders in the boardroom, and facilitating agreement

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PM Happy Hour 018-What I wish I’d known when I started PM (the tipsy episode)

Kate and Kim share lessons learned - specifically things they wish they’d known when they started in Project Management

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PM Happy Hour 017-Working with Creatives

Creative projects can deliver amazing value, but are also prone to scope creep and dissatisfaction. Today we learn concrete methods for managing projects with subjective deliverables

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PM Happy Hour 016-Story Time! Better communication through narrative

In this course, we learn how to structure and use narrative to communicate about ourselves and our projects.

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PM Happy Hour 015-Meet your Mentor! With PMO Joe

In this course, we learn about the benefits of mentorship for both the Mentor and Mentee, how to find the right Mentor, and how to cultivate this mutually beneficial relationship.

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PM Happy Hour 014-Condition RED! Breaking bad news to your stakeholders

When it hits the fan, how you break the bad news will have a longer-term impact than the problem itself. In this course, we equip you with practical techniques to keep your stakeholders informed - and on your side.

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PM Happy Hour 013-Don’t guess! Plan your project with SCIENCE using Monte Carlo analysis

When project stakes get high enough, an educated guess may not be enough to justify your planning. Bring quantitative analysis into your planning with Monte Carlo! In this overview, we will introduce you to Monte Carlo simulations, and discuss how they can be used in your business.

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PM Happy Hour 012-Sassy or Assertive? Women in Project Management

Has a peer ever accused of being “sassy” at work? In this episode, we talk about some of the challenges that women can face in the workplace.

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PM Happy Hour 011-A love letter to my RAID log

In this course, we help you understand RAID logs - one of the most fundamental and useful tools available for PM’s. By the end of this course, you will be RAID crazy, like us.

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PM Happy Hour 010-The Sweet Irony of Failed MS Project Server Implementations

In this course, we discuss how the frequent failure of some software solutions (Project Server, in our example) is tied to poor Procurement Management, and how we can avoid those problems.

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PM Happy Hour 009-5 Things your technical architect secretly wants to yell at you

In this course, we delve into the relationship between a project lead and the technical lead, and discuss the top 5 things an Architect needs their PM to understand in order to be successful

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PM Happy Hour 008-5 Things that only your Communications BFF will tell you

Communication is the most common cause of project problems. So, in this course, we discuss 5 down-to-earth truths about communication that every project manager needs to understand.

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PM Happy Hour 007-How to respond to “stupid” executive asks

In this course, we discuss techniques for handling senior stakeholders who want to exert influence on your project, especially if that influence may be detrimental

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PM Happy Hour 006-The First 5 questions to ask when starting a new project (BONUS!)

A bonus class in our series, "5 questions to ask when starting any new project," this course helps us take these 5 new tools and use them in our projects today

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PM Happy Hour 005-Risk? The FIFTH question to ask when starting a new project

The fifth of our series, "5 questions to ask when starting any new project," this course delves into project risk, and helps us keep our project from going off the rails

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PM Happy Hour 004- Schedule? The FOURTH question to ask when starting a new project

The fourth of our series, "5 questions to ask when starting any new project," this course delves into the project schedule, and helps us understand the business drivers

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PM Happy Hour 003-Cost? The THIRD question to ask whenever you start a new project

The third of our series, "5 questions to ask when starting a project," this course goes into what the project will cost, and understanding the value expected in return

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PM Happy Hour 002 – Scope? The SECOND question to ask when starting a new project

The second of our series, "5 questions to ask when starting any new project," this course goes into what the project is about - and the problem this project is supposed to solve

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PM Happy Hour 001 -Success? The FIRST question to ask when starting a project

The first of our series, "5 questions to ask when starting a project," this course goes into the first, and most important question to ask when starting any project.

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