Archives: Courses

Feb
27

PM Happy Hour 092 – Goblins in the room! Managing meeting misbehaviors, with Rich Maltzman

PM Happy Hour 092 – Goblins in the room! Managing meeting misbehaviors, with Rich Maltzman Meetings. Love them or hate them, they are core to what we do as project leaders. We need to pull people together (real or virtually) to discuss, plan, check-in, and get things done. But as we know, when we get […]

By Isabelle Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Feb
27

PM Happy Hour 091 – The Perfect Status Report: How to measure percent complete

PM Happy Hour 091 – The Perfect Status Report: How to measure percent complete “What percent done are you?”  <the team moans and rolls their eyes…> Status reporting is a core skill (and responsibility) of project managers. It is an opportunity for you to check in with your team, and to build rapport and engagement […]

By Isabelle Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Aug
28

PM Happy Hour 090 – How to tell other people what to do

PM Happy Hour 090 – How to tell other people what to do Being a project manager is tough. You are assigned a team of people who may never have with each other (or you) before, and you need to lead them to accomplish a task, solve a problem, or create a new deliverable. And […]

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Aug
28

PM Happy Hour 089 – Reorgs and Restructurings Sailing the seas of Chaos

PM Happy Hour 089 – Reorgs and Restructurings Sailing the seas of Chaos You spend weeks or months getting your project off the ground and humming along when, BANG!, the organization changes. New sponsors, new stakeholders, and, hey, where did my resources go?!  What do you do now?

By Isabelle Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Aug
28

PM Happy Hour 088 – The CHAOS Report: Measuring project failure

PM Happy Hour 088 – The CHAOS Report: Measuring project failure Projects are hard. And a lot of them – maybe most of them – fail to live up to their expectations. Missed timelines, quality issues, budget overages, customer dissatisfaction – it seems sometimes like projects miss the mark more often than they hit it. […]

By Isabelle Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Aug
28

PM Happy Hour 087-Creative decision making: do you have the right 4 voices in the room? with Teresa Lawrence

PM Happy Hour 087-Creative decision making: do you have the right 4 voices in the room? with Teresa Lawrence Creative decision making is key to what we do in all our projects. According to FourSight, there are 4 distinct voices in the decision making process. Do you have these voices in the room when you […]

By Isabelle Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Aug
28

PM Happy Hour 086 – The project behind Disaster Response, with the ITDRC

PM Happy Hour 086 – The project behind Disaster Response, with the ITDRC “I know the world is ending, but do you have wifi here?” Sounds funny, but it’s deadly serious. Natural disasters impact critical infrastructure that we depend on every day: shelter, fresh water, food distribution, and power. These are the ones we think […]

By Isabelle Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Aug
01

PM Happy Hour 085 – Deciding on how to make good Decisions, with Kandis Porter

PM Happy Hour 085 – Deciding on how to make good Decisions, with Kandis Porter Decisions make or break your project – starting with the decision of whether or not to even do your project. Beyond that, we have planned decisions / phase gates and ad-hoc decisions that happen throughout the entire life of our […]

By Isabelle Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Jan
26

PM Happy Hour 084-OH, We forgot about Change Management! What to do when you get caught with your ADKAR down, with Tim Creasey

PM Happy Hour 084-OH, We forgot about Change Management! What to do when you get caught with your ADKAR down, with Tim Creasey Yeah! One of our favorite guests, Tim Creasey, returns! This time we are talking about what happens if you realize, too late in the game, that you really didn’t consider Change Management […]

By Isabelle Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Jan
26

PM Happy Hour 083-The 30 minute executive Meeting: Make it count

PM Happy Hour 083-The 30 minute executive Meeting: Make it count As a project manager, the time you get with an executive sponsor is critical: you don’t get much of it and you cannot blow it! For many of our listeners, you may be new to executive meetings. But, how do you get the most […]

By Isabelle Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Nov
30

PM Happy Hour 082 – The Project Behind a Tech Startup, with Pete Bernardo from Punchlist

PM Happy Hour 082 – The Project Behind a Tech Startup, with Pete Bernardo from Punchlist Tech startups drive the technology around us, and a good bit of the economy. They use creativity, enginuity and entrepreneurial spirit to solve problems and build the world of tomorrow. But how do they do that? Is it really […]

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Nov
30

PM Happy Hour 081 – The Project Behind an Emergency Covid Vaccination Site, with Aaron Bellinger, PMP

PM Happy Hour 081 – The Project Behind an Emergency Covid Vaccination Site, with Aaron Bellinger, PMP When the first Covid vaccinations were released, massive vaccination sites were launched, seemingly overnight, to vaccinate millions of people. If you volunteered or were vaccinated at one of these sites, you may have witnessed how huge, sophisticated and […]

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Aug
04

PM Happy Hour 080-First PM on the Beach: How to succeed when you are the first Project Manager in your organization

PM Happy Hour 080-First PM on the Beach: How to succeed when you are the first Project Manager in your organization It’s hard enough being a new PM. But what about when your entire organization is new to Project Management?! In this episode, we drill down into how to survive and succeed when you are […]

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Jul
03

PM Happy Hour 079 – Welcome to the Dungeon! Kate and Kim do Project Management RPG (D&D)

PM Happy Hour 079 – Welcome to the Dungeon! Kate and Kim do Project Management RPG (D&D) In this episode, Kate is your Dungeon Master as she takes Kim through a project management scenario – as a Dungeons & Dragons style RPG!

By Isabelle Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Jul
03

PM Happy Hour 078- Recommending Change: Pitching Process Improvement Without Getting Chased Out the Door

PM Happy Hour 078- Recommending Change: Pitching Process Improvement Without Getting Chased Out the Door PMs are accountable for project success. As such, we are keenly aware when things are failing! But how do you propose a change in a way that gets support – instead of damnation?

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Jul
02

PM Happy Hour 077-Behavioral PM: the Feakonomics approach to project delivery with Dr. Josh Ramirez

PM Happy Hour 077-Behavioral PM: the Feakonomics approach to project delivery with Dr. Josh Ramirez Freakonomics transformed the way we think of economics by putting it in the context of human behavior. Finally, someone has done the same with Project Management!  

By Isabelle Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Apr
09

PM Happy Hour 076 – Imposter Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment

PM Happy Hour 076 – Imposter Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment We were going to do an episode on Imposter syndrome, but then thought, are we really qualified to do that? Seems like it would take someone with much more experience than us to do it. 🙂

By Isabelle Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Apr
09

PM Happy Hour 075 – Top Tips from a Project Management Coach, with Heather Gates

PM Happy Hour 075 – Top Tips from a Project Management Coach, with Heather Gates In this course we talk about common coaching points that benefit project managers

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Mar
09

PM Happy Hour 074 – The Project Behind a Movie

PM Happy Hour 074 – The Project Behind a Movie In this course, we will talk through how the feature film industry manages the project that is a feature film production

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Mar
09

PM Happy Hour 073 – A 12 Pack of Alignment Hacks with Tim Creasey – Part 2

PM Happy Hour 073 – A 12 Pack of Alignment Hacks with Tim Creasey – Part 2 In this course, we will cover what Organizational Change Management is, how it can benefit your project and some practical change management tips you can use in your project today

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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