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In the Trenches, with Mike Durbin, PMP  

Episode Duration 20:29

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Introducing Mike Durbin, PMP

We continue our In the Trenches series with this discussion with Mike Durbin, PMP. Mike shares insights and lessons he's learned in his years of leading teams and delivering projects.

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Drive by Management

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Some Zig Quotes

Mike mentions a Zig Ziglar quote during the interview. Here's a sampling of the wisdom of the late Zig Ziglar.

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In the Trenches, with Kiron Bondale, PMP  
Introducing Kiron Bondale, PMP

We continue our In the Trenches series of episodes, with this interview with Kiron Bondale, PMP. Kiron runs the Project Management Office at Agricorp. Make sure to check out Kiron's insightful blog at http://kbondale.wordpress.com.

Kiron has graciously offered to share a risk register template with listeners of The People and Projects Podcast. Click the icon below to download the Microsoft Excel file:

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Total Duration 15:54

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Get Your PMP®, an interview with Cornelius Fichtner, PMP  

Total Duration 33:07

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One of the real pleasures of my job is to help project managers get their Project Management Professional certification. For years I procrastinated in getting my PMP® certification--perhaps that is your story as well. Or maybe you're wondering if it would make sense for you to get a certification.

In this episode I talk with Cornelius Fichtner, the venerable host of The Project Management Podcast, about issues related to PMP® certification. If you’re considering getting certified or in the process of preparing right now, this interview is especially for you.

Here are links to learn more about the PMP® Prep offerings from Cornelius:

PM PrepCast: http://nanacast.com/vp/112694/81275/  PMP® Exam Simulator (Free 3-day Access): http://nanacast.com/vp/104847/81275/ PMP® Exam Formulas Study Guide: http://nanacast.com/vp/104756/81275/ Project Management Podcast: http://www.project-management-podcast.com/

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In the Trenches with Ryan Endres  

In The Trenches.... Like You

A month or so ago I was talking with listener Mike Settlemire. Mike was participating in our Advanced Project Management e-learning program and we were talking about the podcast. Mike had a suggestion: what about interviewing practitioners? People who are leading and delivering in the real world?

Insights from Your Peers, Not Authors

Hey, I love bringing you discussions with people like John Kotter, Dan Pink, Kerry Patterson, Adam Grant, and the many other guests we have had thus far. And we will continue to deliver interviews from authors of books that can stretch and inform us to better lead and deliver.

But I think Mike is exactly right! Some times it can be just as effective to hear from a peer. What does he or she do to help them lead and deliver? What has led to their success and what would they do over?

Introducing Ryan Endres

Our first installment of our In the Trenches series is with Ryan Endres, PMP. In the interview Ryan shares insights and lessons that have helped him successfully lead and deliver.

During the discussion, Ryan mentions the following resources:

Herding Cats blog pmStudent A Girl's Guide to Project Management Ryan's blog: Thoughts of a Project Manager

In the interview, Ryan mentions a status report that he loves to use. Ryan was gracious enough to share it with us. Click the icon below to download the Microsoft Word file:

20 PDUs for a Great Price!

Whether you need contact hours for PMP certification or PDUs, we can help! Our e-learning is engaging, informative, and even fun. Go to http://courses.i-leadonline.com/courses/advanced-project-management to get 20 PDU's for a great price. If you need contact hours to prepare for your PMP, check our PMP Prep e-learning at http://www.nanacast.com/pmp-exam-prep.

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Total Duration 24:13

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Selling Skills for Project Managers, with author Dan Pink  

You're a Salesperson. Seriously.

So, when you think of a salesperson, who comes to mind? For many people, it's someone closer to Kenny the Sales Weasel from Dilbert (see the video below).

Good thing you and I aren't salespeople! We're project managers. Team leads. Department heads. Scrum Masters. But salespeople? No way!

Or are we? Though we may not be salespeople by title, we spend concerted time on a weekly basis trying to move people--influence people--getting them to take action or agree to something or sign off on a document or hire you or show up for a meeting, or finish a task on time.

To Sell is Human

Our guest in this episode is Daniel Pink, author of the new book entitled To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. Dan's new book can help us all be much more successful at helping move people without resorting to sleazy tricks.

Help Getting Your PMP Certification

Whether you need contact hours for PMP certification or PDUs, we can help! Our e-learning is engaging, informative, and even fun. Go to http://courses.i-leadonline.com/courses/advanced-project-management to get 20 PDU's for a great price. If you need contact hours to prepare for your PMP, check our PMP Prep e-learning at http://www.nanacast.com/pmp-exam-prep.

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Total Duration 38:58

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A Little Fun

In Dan's book he refers to the Dilbert character Kenny the Sales Weasel. Here's a video version of the cartoon!

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In the book, Dan talks about the benefits but also limitations of psyching yourself up. Interrogative talk is more powerful. The discussion on positive affirmations reminded me of my favorite Stuart Smalley skit on Saturday Night Live. Enjoy!

Finally, here's Dan with one of my favorite past podcast guests, Dr. Adam Grant. Adam and Dan provide a great 20 minute summary of To Sell is Human.

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Project Management Beyond PMI, an interview with Bill Duncan, primary author of the original PMBOK(R) Guide  

Total Duration: 30:26

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I have the real privilege of helping organizations around the world improve their ability to deliver projects and lead teams. In 2008 we added a PMP Exam Prep offering to our mix to help project managers who want to get their Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.

I have to say this while I can because it's only a matter of time before I won't be able to! So far, every one of our students who have attended our workshops and taken the PMP certification exam have passed! Now obviously I can't take too much credit for this track record because anyone who wants to pass the PMP exam must have a fair amount of experience to even apply. In addition, there's plenty of study required. That said, it's totally passable and we can help you.

If you are a project manager and haven't yet pursued certification, I strongly recommend you consider making it a goal for the coming year. Click here to learn more about PMP certification.

Now of course PMP certification is an obvious option, but did you know there are other well respected, if not as well known, project management certifications? In this cast you'll hear from Bill Duncan. If Bill's name isn't familiar, his work will be to many of you. Bill was the primary author of the original PMBOK® Guide and shares some helpful insights on certification and delivering successful projects.

To learn more about the American Society for the Advancement of Project Management and the certification Bill talks about in this cast, check out http://www.asapm.org/blog.

Would you like to help your organization improve its ability to deliver projects more reliably? Our project management series of workshops take well established project management practices and use proven adult learning methods to help you put them into action. Whether you're looking for certification for a selected group of PM's or helping your entire organization improve their project management competencies, our workshops and coaching can help you make a real improvement in the coming year.

Thank you for joining us for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! For my Jewish friends I trust you had a very Happy Hanukkah! And for my listeners celebrating Christmas this week, I wish you and those you love a very Merry Christmas! Have a great start to your New Year!



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Energizing the Burned Out Project Manager, with author Tom Rath  

Total Duration 35:56

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Far From Fully Charged

Would you say you typically roll out of bed, refreshed, well rested, ready to attack the challenges of the day? Or are your first waking moments more likely, "Seriously? It's time to get up already?"

In this episode, we welcome back Tom Rath to discuss his new book Are You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life. If you enjoy books with practical, evidence-based insights, you're in for a treat, and it will start making a difference on the day you crack the book open.

To learn more about Tom and the book, visit his website at TomRath.org/book/are-you-fully-charged.

You can catch my earlier discussion with Tom by visiting http://www.PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/106

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How Agile Are You? An interview with author Andy Crowe, PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP  

Agile is getting plenty of attention these days and for good reasons. When done well on aligned projects, great customer value can be delivered.

Many people who listen to this podcast are certified PMP’s or are at least considering certification in the future. You may be aware that Project Management Institute has a relatively new agile certification: the PMI-ACP℠. One of the best new books available to help people pass the ACP exam is from Andy Crowe. You likely know Andy as the author of the popular book entitled The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try. Andy recently released The PMI-ACP Exam: How To Pass On Your First Try.

In this episode, I talk with Andy about agile, about the certification, and about project management overall.

Links to Resources

To learn more from Andy, check out his blog at http://www.velociteach.com/blog/. I invite you to check out his books on Amazon, including

The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try The PMI-ACP Exam: How To Pass On Your First Try Alpha Project Managers: What the Top 2% Know That Everyone Else Does Not

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Total Duration 23:54

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Why Project Managers Who Learn Faster Beat Those Who Know More, with guest Liz Wiseman  

Total Duration 44:58

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Expert Judgment

In the Project Management Body of Knowledge--the PMBOK® Guide--there's a recurring tool and technique entitled Expert Judgment. How can you develop a more effective project charter? Come up with more accurate cost and time estimates? Identify risks? Project Management Institute (PMI) says we should use expert judgment.

Their point is that you can develop better plans and estimates if you tap into the wisdom of those with established expertise. Makes sense, right?

Put Your Rookie On

My guest today is Liz Wiseman, author of Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. Liz suggests there are times when having a rookie mindset trumps expert judgment.

Give Me a Call!

Please e-mail me (show@PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747), letting me know what you think about this conversation with Liz. What questions do you have? I look forward to hearing from you!

It's Time to Get Your PMP Certification!

If you are aiming for certification or need PDU's, check out our PMP and CAPM Exam Prep e-learning. Use a coupon code of PMP-100 to save USD $100.

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How Adam Smith Can Make You a Better Project Manager, with guest Russ Roberts  

Total Duration 49:15

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Adam Smith, Project Manager

If you studied economics at some point you most likely learned about Adam Smith. He's often revered as the Father of Modern Economics, but could it be that project managers could learn more than economics from Adam Smith? Is it possible that his lesser known book The Theory of Moral Sentiments, published in 1759, could help us become better project managers and leaders?

My guest today is Russ Roberts, author of How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness. I'm a big fan of Russ' EconTalk podcast, and I think you're going to find his new book about Adam Smith very intriguing!

Please e-mail me (show@PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747), letting me know what you think about this conversation with Russ. How do you implement these ideas? What questions do you have? I look forward to hearing from you!

It's Time to Get Your PMP Certification!

If you are aiming for certification or need PDU's, check out our PMP and CAPM Exam Prep e-learning. Use a coupon code of PMP-100 to save USD $100.

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!

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How to Promote Yourself Without Being a Jerk, with author Dan Schawbel  

Total Duration 31:38

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How to Succeed In Business Without Even Trying

That makes for the name of a funny movie but success in business is not quite that simple. If you're familiar with the play or movie, the main character reads a book and jets from window washer to the top of his organization through manipulative techniques that makes for fun business satire. But success in business is not a matter of tricks.

In this episode, I talk with Dan Schawbel who recently released his newest book Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. Especially if you are relatively new in your career or manage a team with millenials, you'll find Dan's insights helpful.

Your Career is in Your Hands

Have you been procrastinating on getting certified? Or perhaps on catching up with your PDU's? If so, here's how you can save while getting the learning you need. If you want a great way to get your contact hours to prepare for certification, go to http://www.nanacast.com/pmp-exam-prep to check out our exam prep e-learning offering. Use a coupon code of PMP-299 to save $200 off the price.

If you're looking to get low cost PDU's while becoming a better project maanger, check out our Advanced Project Management e-learning at http://courses.i-leadonline.com/courses/advanced-project-management. Get 20 PDUs for only $199 by using a coupon code of PMP-199. I would love to work with you directly so check those offers out today!

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#035 - Aprendendo Gerenciamento de Projetos com questões do exame PMP / CAPM #007  

Se um erro, um defeito grave aparece no produto do seu projeto, o que você deve fazer antes de mais nada? Essa é a pergunta de mais um dos vídeos da série “Aprenda Gerenciamento de Projetos com questões de simulados dos exames PMP / CAPM”. Tente responder e faça um checkup nos seus conhecimentos sobre Gerenciamento de Projetos. Ao final do vídeo eu falo sobre o 2º Certifica GP, a segunda edição de um Workshop online e gratuito que estou promovendo sobre as Certificações PMP e CAPM, a partir do dia 31/05. Para participar GRATUITAMENTE do Workshop basta se cadastrar em http://www.certificagp.com.br/CertificaGP-A?src=pc_DS35

RFCE002: UDP und NAT-PMP  

In Episode zwei nehmen wir eine andere Perspektive ein und betrachten Netzwerke aus der Sicht des Application Developments. Mein Gast ist Dom und wir unterhalten uns erst einmal über den dreiseitigen RFC 768, also UDP. Wie man in einem Netzwerk freundlich kommuniziert, erklärt Dom dann am Beispiel des UDP-basierten NAT-PMP (NAT-Port Mapping Protocol). Der Informational RFC 6886 ist ein Beispiel für ein simples Protokoll, das sich durch einen rücksichtsvollen Umgang mit begrenzten Ressourcen in einem Heimnetzwerk auszeichnet und von dem man einiges lernen kann. Das dachte man sich wohl auch, als man mit dem Standard RFC 6887 auf NAT-PMP aufsetzte und diesen erweiterte.

PMP VINTER: Den stora announcement-podden / Petrina Solange & Simon Chippen Svensson  

PMP VINTER är här! Där det återigen bes om ursäkt för uteblivna "riktiga" avsnitt av Palmemordspodden, men där den stolta traditionen från PMP SOMMAR fortsätter. Med andra ord blir det babbel om allt möjligt med kollegorna ur Under Jord-gänget Petrina Solange och Simon Chippen Svensson. Det snackas tatueringar, tiggarspons, politiskt korrekta förkortningar, Adolf Hitler, komiker som föreläser och en massa annat. Och så blir det några feta tillkännagivanden inför framtiden. Nämligen om 1) en tripp till Berlin, 2) en vulgär säsongsavslutning, samt 3) planer för kommande podderi. Avsnittet presenteras i samarbete med att du går in på billetto.se/underjord och fixar biljetter typ nu.

How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done, with Procrastination Expert Piers Steel  

 

Total Duration 48:05

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Stop Procrastinating!

I have so looked forward to sharing this episode with you! It's just that.... I kept finding other things to do! But the wait is over!

My guest today is Piers Steel, author of The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done. Learn more about Piers by checking out his blog at http://procrastinus.com/.

PDU's for a Great Price

If you are aiming for certification or need PDU's, check out our Advanced Project Management e-learning. Use a coupon code of APM-197 to save over USD $100. Our full exam prep e-learning offering can be found at http://www.nanacast.com/pmp-exam-prep. Use a coupon code of PMP-100 to save USD $100.

Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!

SOME OTHER TIME by Tony Bennett and Bill Evans

PUT IT OFF UNTIL TOMORROW by The Kendalls

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In the Trenches, with Paul Weber, PMP  
Introducing Paul Weber, PMP

We continue our In the Trenches series with this discussion with Paul Weber, PMP. Paul shares insights and lessons he's learned in his years of leading teams and delivering projects.

To learn more about Paul and to contact him about the free EVM and PERT calculators mentioned in this episode, go to http://www.pmpguy44.com.

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Total Duration 21:50

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Bob Sutton on Power Poisoning

Paul warned us to make sure we don't think of leadership as being the boss, or being bossy. Here's one of my favorite authors talking about power poisoning, the effect that happens when someone gets power.

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Devo fazer o exame PMP ou CAPM antes ou depois da mudança? (#WA45)  

Devo fazer o exame PMP ou CAPM antes ou depois da mudança? (#WA45) by Andriele Ribeiro

Considerações sobre os tipos de contrato do PMBOK na prática e nos exames PMP e CAPM (#WA44)  

Considerações sobre os tipos de contrato do PMBOK na prática e nos exames PMP e CAPM (#WA44) by Andriele Ribeiro

PMP x práticas da minha empresa: preciso mudar meu mindset? (#WA42)  

PMP x práticas da minha empresa: preciso mudar meu mindset? (#WA42) by Andriele Ribeiro

PMP x práticas da minha empresa: preciso mudar meu mindset? (#WA42)  

PMP x práticas da minha empresa: preciso mudar meu mindset? (#WA42) by Andriele Ribeiro

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