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 – and not wasting yours and everyone else’s time. Based on popular demand, Kate and Kim share […]

023 – Learning to Swim: Getting oriented in a new organization without going under

Getting started in a new organization, new customer, or new parts of your current org can be tough, especially since managing a project usually means you need to navigate all those waters like a pro – out of the gate. But how do you do that? How do you “get to know” the organization quickly […]

022-Getting to Yes: Negotiation for non-negotiators (part 2 of 2)

Negotiation is part of what we do every day – from negotiating for the best project resources to negotiating what you and your significant other are going to have for dinner. But for those of us who don’t feel like natural negotiators, how can we learn to negotiate in a way that helps us address […]

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

Negotiation is part of what we do every day – from negotiating for the best project resources to negotiating what you and your significant other are going to have for dinner. But for those of us who don’t feel like natural negotiators, how can we learn to negotiate in a way that helps us address […]

Happy Hour update for week ending May 11, 2018

Hello Happy Hour! I hope you all had a great week and are ready to wind it down. This week was a busy one for us. We’ve engaged a writer and are busy creating awesome show notes for all our episodes. We’re starting with our latest 5 episodes, then will jump back to our “first […]

020-An Influence Toolkit: Getting stuff done without authority

How do you get people to get stuff done when you have no “authority?” That’s a lot of the art of Project Management! In today’s episode, 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. This entire podcast […]

019-Stage Direction in the Boardroom

It can be challenging enough to deliver a project with tough timelines, budgets and limited resources. But what happens when your project is high profile? I mean, REALLY high profile? High profile in that your stakeholders include business executives, regulatory agencies, and heads of governments who do not align on key issues?  And what if, […]

018-What I wish I had known when I started Project Management

Oh, this was a fun one 🙂 Kate and I share a happy hour with you as we think back on all the things we wish we knew when we started project management. We trade lessons-learned back and forth – and we’re sure you can identify with some of these! Warning in advance – audio […]
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