Archives: Courses

Aug
13

PM Happy Hour 053-What if I told you that you were a PM all along?

PM Happy Hour 053-What if I told you that you were a PM all along? This course we talk about how to recognize how and when to leverage Project Management disciplines in your job – and how to recognize if you are, actually, a Project Manager even if your job title doesn’t say it.

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Jul
21

PM Happy Hour 052-Who owns this baby when I’m done? Planning for deliverables handover

PM Happy Hour 052-Who owns this baby when I’m done? Planning for deliverables handover This course we talk about how to prepare for and effectively transition project deliverables at the end of your project. By the end of the course, students will  understand the key roles required, critical tasks and understand some lessons learned from […]

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Jul
19

PM Happy Hour 037- Transform from Project Manager to Project Leader with Naomi Caietti

PM Happy Hour 037- Transform from Project Manager to Project Leader with Naomi Caietti PMO thought leader Naomi Caietti joins us this Happy Hour to talk about what it takes to step up your game and move from being just a Project Manager to becoming a Leader for your project and organization

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Jun
28

PM Happy Hour 051-They told me I’m “Too Nice?!” Dealing with inactionable feedback

PM Happy Hour 051-They told me I’m “Too Nice?!” Dealing with inactionable feedback Most of us have received ambiguous feedback like, “You need to be tougher,”  “you are too abrupt,” or “You need to present better to executives.” In this course, we share how to turn inactionable feedback into an actionable, positive outcome. 

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Jun
28

PM Happy Hour 050-Project Financials 101: A quick and dirty overview of how money affects projects

PM Happy Hour 050-Project Financials 101: A quick and dirty overview of how money affects projects Ever have a project that costs money? Well, this podcast is for you! In this episode, Kate and Kim give you the quick and dirty rundown of basic project financials – not just within your project, but how money […]

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Jun
05

PM Happy Hour 048-Brand Yourself with Sonia Mundra

PM Happy Hour 048-Brand Yourself with Sonia Mundra This course we talk through strategies and tactics to help develop leadership qualities to propel your career.

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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Jun
05

PM Happy Hour 049-Calling Bulls##t Without Getting Sh#t Upon

PM Happy Hour 049-Calling Bulls##t Without Getting Sh#t Upon This course we talk through strategies and tactics for calling out when team members are not being forthright with others -and themselves

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May
05

PM Happy Hour 047-Project Management at Burning Man: Managing Volunteers, with Kayla Glenn

PM Happy Hour 047-Project Management at Burning Man: Managing Volunteers, with Kayla Glenn This course we talk through the findings of a survey measuring how data and process impact project performance, and what this means for managing our projects and portfolios

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May
05

PM Happy Hour 046-Process, Data & Maturity: is it BS or does it really matter?

PM Happy Hour 046-Process, Data & Maturity: is it BS or does it really matter? This course we talk through the findings of a survey measuring how data and process impact project performance, and what this means for managing our projects and portfolios

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May
05

PM Happy Hour 045 – Entreprenedurial Project Management with Rolondo Talbott

PM Happy Hour 045 – Entreprenedurial Project Management with Rolondo Talbott In this course, we talk about being an “Entrepreneurial Project Manager” and why we need to look past the stated goals of our project and stakeholders and try to engage deeper to drive value

By Kim Essendrup | Uncategorized
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May
05

PM Happy Hour 044- Dear Project Diary: Project (b)logging to keep your head straight

PM Happy Hour 044- Dear Project Diary: Project (b)logging to keep your head straight In this course, we discuss keeping a  detailed log of your project activities. We also discuss the benefits and drawbacks of different tools, and whether or not the log should be public or private. By the end of this course, participants […]

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Mar
16

PM Happy Hour 043- How to be “The Wolf” – Taking over broken projects

PM Happy Hour 043- How to be “The Wolf” – Taking over broken projects A natural stage in PM professional development is when you become the ‘fixer’ – the one called in to take over or fix ‘broken’ critical projects. This  is hard, stressful work, and you may wonder why you get (or keep getting) […]

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Feb
22

PM Happy Hour 042-The Closer: Avoiding Project Acceptance Exceptions

PM Happy Hour 042-The Closer: Avoiding Project Acceptance Exceptions In this course, we discuss different problems you can have getting a project closed, and how to address them so you can achieve a crisp, definitive closure.

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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 […]

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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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