Archives: Courses

Dec
20

PM Happy Hour 041-Witness Me! Justifying Project Management

PM Happy Hour 041-Witness Me! Justifying Project Management In this course, we discuss how to get your organization & stakeholders to buy into the value of Project Management

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Dec
20

PM Happy Hour 040 – I’m a WHAT?! What’s the point of personality assessments?

PM Happy Hour 040 – I’m a WHAT?! What’s the point of personality assessments? In this course, we cover a variety of “most common PM questions” left on our PM Happy Hour social channels. By the end of this course, the attendee should have answers to some of the most common questions we get as […]

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Dec
20

PM Happy Hour 039-Burning Questions: A Trick or treat bag of listener mail

PM Happy Hour 039-Burning Questions: A Trick or treat bag of listener mail In this course, we cover a variety of “most common PM questions” left on our PM Happy Hour social channels. By the end of this course, the attendee should have answers to some of the most common questions we get as PMs.

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Nov
05

PM Happy Hour 036 – PMO – What is it really? And how do I run one?

PM Happy Hour 036 – PMO – What is it really? And how do I run one? This Course, we get the great opportunity to speak with Hussain Bandukwala, PMO Coach and founder of the PMO Virtual Summit this October. Hussain helps us understand what a PMO really is (and should be), then shares some […]

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Oct
29

PM Happy Hour 038-Charter? Huh! What is it good for? (absolutely every project)

PM Happy Hour 038-Charter? Huh! What is it good for? (absolutely every project) In this course, we discuss what a Project Charter is, when you need one, and what should be in a charter. We also provide a template and give you a step-by-step walk through of the template

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Oct
10

PM Happy Hour 035-Kickass Martial Arts Lessons for Project Managers

PM Happy Hour 035-Kickass Martial Arts Lessons for Project Managers This course, Kim shares some lessons from his martial arts studies which apply to Project Management! And no, they do not include giving that troublesome stakeholder a spin-kick to the head 🙂 But they do include how to gently assert yourself and how to approach […]

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Oct
10

PM Happy Hour 034-PM Superhero Smackdown! Kate and Kim share lessons from their favorite movie PMs

PM Happy Hour 034-PM Superhero Smackdown! Kate and Kim share lessons from their favorite movie PMs This course, we are excited to have Elise Stevens, podcaster, speaker and PM thought leader join us! Elise shares what she learned in undertaking the task to interview 50 women in Project Management over 50 days, and gives us […]

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Oct
10

PM Happy Hour 033-Lessons from Interviewing 50 Women PMs in 50 days – a chat with Elise Stevens

PM Happy Hour 033-Lessons from Interviewing 50 Women PMs in 50 days – a chat with Elise Stevens This course, we are excited to have Elise Stevens, podcaster, speaker and PM thought leader join us! Elise shares what she learned in undertaking the task to interview 50 women in Project Management over 50 days, and […]

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Oct
10

PM Happy Hour 032-Project Management Thunderdome! Internal versus External Project Managers

PM Happy Hour 032-Project Management Thunderdome! Internal versus External Project Managers Project Managers can be categorized as “internal” project managers, who deliver projects for stakeholders within their own organizations, or “external” project managers, who delivery projects to customers outside their organization. Although both are project managers, there are some very important differences between the skill […]

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Sep
30

PM Happy Hour 031 – Crucial Conversations part 3 – Stepping in and taking the lead

PM Happy Hour 031 – Crucial Conversations part 3 – Stepping in and taking the lead One of the toughest – and most important jobs – of a PM is having difficult conversations. These can be with sponsors, stakeholders, team members or other PMs. And the ability to successfully manage these difficult conversations can make […]

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Sep
30

PM Happy Hour 030 – Crucial Conversations part 2: Oh, man it just got difficult!

PM Happy Hour 030 – Crucial Conversations part 2: Oh, man it just got difficult! One of the toughest – and most important jobs – of a PM is having difficult conversations. These can be with sponsors, stakeholders, team members or other PMs. And the ability to successfully manage these difficult conversations can make the […]

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Aug
22

PM Happy Hour 029 – Stop the Scope Creep! Using Change Control to keep the monsters at bay

PM Happy Hour 029 – Stop the Scope Creep! Using Change Control to keep the monsters at bay Management escalation, oh, no! When issues get escalated to our managers and executive stakeholders, our hearts sink, a sweat breaks out and we start to freak out. But should we? Maybe we should “flip the script” and […]

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Aug
19

PM Happy Hour 028- Embracing the Escalation: raising visibility without raising your blood pressure

PM Happy Hour 028- Embracing the Escalation: raising visibility without raising your blood pressure Management escalation, oh, no! When issues get escalated to our managers and executive stakeholders, our hearts sink, a sweat breaks out and we start to freak out. But should we? Maybe we should “flip the script” and think of escalations as […]

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Jul
28

PM Happy Hour 027-Crucial Conversations: Part 1 – Oh, man it just got crucial

PM Happy Hour 027-Crucial Conversations: Part 1 – Oh, man it just got crucial One of the toughest – and most important jobs – of a PM is having difficult conversations. These can be with sponsors, stakeholders, team members or other PMs. And the ability to successfully manage these difficult conversations can make the difference […]

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Jul
28

PM Happy Hour 026-Mastering the Mastermind: facilitating small groups for big results

PM Happy Hour 026-Mastering the Mastermind: facilitating small groups for big results Here’s one inspired by the mathematical study of Game Theory! Not only can “moving last” (or latter) put you in a strong strategic position, but can also make you a better listener. We’ll also talk about some of the downsides of “sequential” turns […]

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Jul
28

PM Happy Hour 025-The Last Move – a little bit of game theory for your projects

PMHH 025-The Last Move – a little bit of game theory for your projects One of the toughest – and most important jobs – of a PM is having difficult conversations. These can be with sponsors, stakeholders, team members or other PMs. And the ability to successfully manage these difficult conversations can make the difference […]

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Jul
06

PM Happy Hour 024 – How to Run a Meeting – and not waste everyone’s time

PM Happy Hour 024 – How to Run a Meeting – and not waste everyone’s time A lot of Project Management is about communicating and managing people. And one of our most frequently used tools for this is the meeting. In this episode we share some tips our best practices for making meetings productive – […]

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Jun
13

PM Happy Hour 023-Learning to Swim: Getting oriented in a new organization without going under

PM Happy Hour 023-Learning to Swim: Getting oriented in a new organization without going under How do you get people to do things on your project when you have no “authority?” That’s a lot of the art of Project Management! In this course, we walk through a few of Kate and Kim’s secret weapons that […]

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Jun
09

PM Happy Hour 022-Getting To Yes: Negotiation for non-negotiators (part 2 of 2)

PMHH 022-Getting To Yes: Negotiation for non-negotiators (part 2 of 2) How do you get people to do things on your project when you have no “authority?” That’s a lot of the art of Project Management! In this course, we walk through a few of Kate and Kim’s secret weapons that  you can use to […]

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Jun
09

PM Happy Hour 021-Getting to Yes: Negotiation for non-negotiators (part 1 of 2)

PM Happy Hour 021-Getting to Yes: Negotiation for non-negotiators (part 1 of 2) How do you get people to do things on your project when you have no “authority?” That’s a lot of the art of Project Management! In this course, we walk through a few of Kate and Kim’s secret weapons that  you can […]

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