PM Point of View Podcast Series

Welcome to PMIWDC's Project Management Point-of-View (PM-POV).

This podcast series gives you brief and insightful conversations with PM practitioners in a variety of disciplines.

Host Kendall Lott draws on his experience as a PM, as CEO of M Powered Strategies and as former CEO of PMIWDC to explore how project managers create value in surprising places.

Our guests discuss their unique perspectives on project management, its uses, its challenges, its changes, and its future.

Earn education PDUs in the PMI Talent Triangle for each podcast you listen to!

  • Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019

    What’s the difference between preparation mindset and performance mindset? Did you ever consider that accountability should run horizontally as well as vertically? What’s the point of constantly drilling on the basics? (Once you know them can’t you simply move on?) What does it mean to hire for enhancement, and can one plus one actually equal three? Alan Stein, Jr., a former basketball coach, keynote speaker, and author of Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets of the Best of the Best, and Brian Levenson, podcaster, writer, and mental performance coach, discuss what it takes for…

  • Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019

    When you’re managing a digital project, you need a framework that's so nimble, even Agile might not provide sufficient flexibility. As technology advances at an unrelenting clip, project managers working in the realm of digital products - websites, apps, etc. - are facing a new range of challenges. In this episode of PM Point of View, host Kendall Lott sits down with four Digital PMs to discuss which PM principles and tools work, and which don't; what to watch out for, and tools for coping in this rapidly evolving arena.

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  • Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019

    Projects are vehicles for change. The whole point is to add value to your organization and/or your stakeholders. With this in mind, PMs are increasingly charged with keeping an eye on the greater strategic goals of the organization. In this episode, three experts/authors discuss the teachings of their books, and how PMs can (and should) exert their influence to enhance the effectiveness and competitive stance of their organization. Featuring Gregg Brown, author of Ready...Set...Change Again; April K. Mills, author of Everyone is a Change Agent; and Dana Brownlee, author of The Unwritten…

  • Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    A former US Marine/Special Ops commander, the co-founders of Leadership Techniques International, and the director/coach of the offshore sailing team at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis talk about what it takes to lead highly effective, high-performing teams.

    Project management is not for the faint of heart! Courage, selflessness, and dedication to the well-being of the team are some of the qualities needed to lead a truly high-performing team. Everyone needs to be 100% engaged in the endeavor. Bring your team to the table and let them have their say. If you really want to…

  • Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Know thyself. Then know your teammates. A key component of effective project management is teamwork, but that’s not always easy when you bring together people representing a range of ages, backgrounds, and values. There are steps PMs can take to engender a harmonious and, consequently, a productive work environment. Generally, it's better to address this issue earlier rather than later. To sort through the various assessment tools, and their corresponding philosophies and methodologies, Kendall Lott has gathered a round table of experts to talk about the benefits, how to use them, when to…

  • Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    Three seasoned Project Management practitioners, teachers, and authors share their insights, observations and what they consider the important issues of the day. Dr. Kenneth Smith talks about techniques and tools and why it's important for PMs to understand the underlying principles of the tools they use. John Stenbeck explains how Agile can be scaled up to the portfolio or organizational level. And Carl Pritchard shares techniques that PMs can use when they need to communicate with their managers or executives of the organization.

  • Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    "Efficiency is about going from inputs to outputs. But effectiveness is about going from outputs to outcomes." So says Charles Chandler, author and podcaster, who discusses his model for organizational sustainability and effectiveness. What makes a project and, by extension, an organization, truly effective and great? You must distinguish between "efficiency" and "effectiveness," and understand the importance of measuring effectiveness based on Outcomes (Uptake, Adoption, and Use) rather than Outputs. By looking at organizations as complex adaptive systems, it becomes clear that the true…

  • Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    This is the third in our series from the 2018 Project Management symposium at the University of Maryland's Project Management Center for Excellence. For this episode, presenters and speakers talk about project management in the construction space. Learn about the latest and greatest technologies, such as BIM (Building Information Modeling), cloud sharing, and virtual reality tools like Oculus Rift, which have greatly improved the efficiency and ease of stakeholder management, scope, communication, risk mitigation, budgeting and scheduling. 

  • Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018

    Managing Volunteers is key to the success of nonprofits and associations. In this episode of PM Point of View, host Kendall Lott talks with three Volunteer Management experts on the importance, the components, and the impact of good volunteer management. Listeners will learn about ways that volunteer managers can support their organization as well as their volunteers. This might include a rigorous onboarding process; keeping volunteers aligned with the organization's mission; matching volunteers with suitable positions, and collecting data so managers can track Return on Volunteer…

  • Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018

    Almost every project involves some sort of procurement, whether it's goods, or teams of contractors. In fact, Procurement is one of the ten Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK® Guide, and merits almost a complete column in the index of the Sixth Edition. Yet how well versed are PM’s in the best practices, the methods and approaches of the procurement process?  In this episode, thought leaders and procurement experts discuss Strategic Sourcing, Category Management, and Cooperative Purchasing, as well as transparency and ethics, and other factors that are crucial to public and private sector…

  • Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018

    In the second of our 3-part series from University of Maryland's 2018 Project Management Symposium, we feature excerpts from presentations in the Agile track: Jeff Dalton on Agility for Leaders; Jason Dunn on Deciding When to Save or Shut Down a Project; Sean Eddings on The Traffic Fallacy; Bruce Gay on Design Thinking; Christopher Harris & John Johnson on ECM and FIRE - A Framework for Rapid Acquisition; and Susan Parente on Agile Quantitative Risk Analysis.
    PDUs: 1
    Triangle: “Technical"
    Length:  1 hour

  • Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018

    In the second of our 3-part series from University of Maryland's 2018 Project Management Symposium, we feature excerpts from presentations in the Agile track: Jeff Dalton on Agility for Leaders; Jason Dunn on Deciding When to Save or Shut Down a Project; Sean Eddings on The Traffic Fallacy; Bruce Gay on Design Thinking; Christopher Harris & John Johnson on ECM and FIRE - A Framework for Rapid Acquisition; and Susan Parente on Agile Quantitative Risk Analysis.
    PDUs: 1
    Triangle: “Technical"
    Length:  1 hour

  • Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018

    What do you get when you put a Systems Engineer, a Value Master, a Portfolio Manager, and a Risk Guy at a table together? Answer: an enlightening discussion on Risk in the PMBOK® Guide, seen through four very different lenses. This is the fourth in a series of roundtable discussions focusing on the most recent PMBOK® Guide – what’s new, what’s good, what are the must-haves, and interesting thoughts and perspectives.
    PDUs: 1
    Triangle: “Strategic & Business Management"
    Length:  1 hour

  • Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    “Turning Knowledge into Practice” was the title of the 2018 symposium hosted by University of Maryland’s Project Center for Excellence. For this episode, we focus on Leadership and Conflict. Five presenters are featured, covering these topics “Breaking Rules: A Rulebook for Improving Your Performance”; “Managing Teams with Servant Leadership”; “Conflict Resolution Practices for the 21st Century”; “Practical Methods for Successful Change Adoption”; and “Eight Steps to lasting Change that Works Every Time.” 
    PDUs: 1
    Triangle: “Leadership"
    Length:  1 hour

  • Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018

    According to the Project Management Institute, ethics is about making the best possible decisions concerning people, resources, and the environment. Every PMP® must sign off on a set of values: Honesty, Responsibility, Respect, and Fairness. But ethics – whether it’s business, personal, or abstract – often inhabits a grey area, where neither right nor wrongfully prevails.  As Project Managers, we are faced with difficult choices. To satisfy one stakeholder, we may have to short shrift another. The more complex the project, the greater the dilemmas. The good news is, there are tools and…

  • Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018

    An energy project today might be the development of a car battery that will run an electric car for 200 miles; the placement of wind turbines in an open field; or the construction of an oil refinery that can process half a million barrels a day. For organizations seeking to restructure energy resources and delivery, options abound. More than a project, in energy you must consider a full portfolio of intertwining elements. PMs in the current environment often find themselves in the role of Change Manager.  Stakeholder management is paramount, as you deal with the communities that will be…

  • Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    In the beginning, there was the PMBOK®. Then came the deluge! If you are looking for information on the latest trends, philosophies, and cutting-edge methodologies in Project Management, there is no shortage of books and articles to explore. The question is: where to begin? In this episode (hopefully the first in a series), host Kendall Lott interviews three authors of recently published books: Ted Kallman, co-author of Flow: Getting Everyone Moving in the Right Direction…and Loving It; Michael O’Brochta, author of How To Get Executives To Act for Project Success; and Susan Schwartz,…

  • Posted: Monday, February 5, 2018

    What does PMBOK® Guide - Edition 6 say about Quality? It refers to the cost of Quality. And there is a cost to quality – in terms of both money and time. But lack of quality also has a cost. Being able to measure quality helps us to juggle and flex project requirements. How exactly does quality fit into the overall project scheme? Is optimum quality even a high priority of any given project? The Project Manager who is well informed and kept up to date on the full program perspective is better poised to make intelligent decisions about the give and take of project components in order to…

  • Posted: Monday, February 5, 2018

    Being creatures of habit, humans have a hard time with change. But resilience and adaptability have kept us going through the millennia. Projects inevitably bring about change – whether its related to culture, processes, systems, environment, or all of the above – and it’s the Project Manager who must shepherd the team or the organization through the sometimes painful process. That means dealing with resistance. (There are some interesting philosophies about that.) It means planning for orientation and adaptation as part of the scope of your project. And – as we hear over and over – listen…

  • Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017

    This is the second in a series of roundtable discussions on PMBOK® 6. The focus here is Agile and the Agile Practice Guide, which is included as a supplemental volume in latest PMBOK® Guide. For this discussion, one of the co-authors of the guide, Jesse Fewell, joins two previous panelists, Michael Hannan, and Randall Iliff, to talk about the decision-making process that went into the guide, and what it means for PMs who must learn to adopt a more hybrid approach to project management.

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  • Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    For this probing look at the newly released PMBOK 6, we convened a panel of experts for a rousing roundtable discussion. Host Kendall Lott talks with Stephen Devaux, Michael Hannan, and Randall Iliff about what’s good, what’s interesting, and what’s missing in the latest iteration of the PMBOK Guide. Among the topics covered are: projects as investments; time as a resource; flow; and more. 

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  • Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

    PMI Award Winners discuss projects and their philosophies vis-à-vis Project Management. Learn about how these outstanding PMs went about laying out their vision, handling the stakeholders, addressing the risks, and successfully completing some challenging projects. This inspiring episode offers great ideas and food for thought for PMs at all levels.

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  • Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

    Looking for a challenge? Try managing a project whose stakeholders represent a cross section of cultures, languages, and even governments; where funding can come from multiple sources, often many steps removed, physically and culturally, from the beneficiaries; and where the results can’t be measured in any meaningful way until months or years after project completion. Welcome to the world of International Development. In this episode we hear from three experts, who have been in the field (literally) for decades – in Brazil, Turkey, and Zambia – to learn about what it takes to bring these…

  • Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

    This is a compilation of some of the earliest PM Point of View episodes, covering new directions in Project Management. Robert Brese, former CIO of the Department of Energy, talks about risk and what he looks for in a Project Manager. John Cable, Director of the Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland, discusses PM in the Academic sphere. Greg Balestrero, CEO Emeritus of the Project Management Institute, focuses on sustainability in Project Management – and it’s more than just the environment. German futurist, Oliver Schlake and Michael Hannan of Fortezza…

  • Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

    Project Management is a team sport; projects are rarely implemented by a single individual. But the minute you bring two, three, not to mention fifty or hundreds of team members together, you open yourself up a range of potential group dynamics issues. In fact, the pressures of time and budget, along with the drive to get results, can lead to bullying and other unproductive behavior. It’s up to the project manager to set the tone, define standards, establish lines of communication, and support the individuals as well as the group as a whole. Three experts on Teamwork and how it relates to…

  • Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Quality is difficult to define, so how can you guarantee that your project will result in a quality outcome? There are tools you can use and steps Project Managers can take to ensure quality results. Clearly define quality expectations up front, and make sure all the stakeholders understand and agree. Pay attention to Voice of Customer. Do lots of testing along the way, with a highly critical eye. Ensuring maximum quality goes hand in hand with minimizing potential risk. Three experts on Quality, Jon M. Quigley, Mike Frenette, and Brian Cohn discuss how you can – and should – incorporate “…

  • Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Our PM methods face stress in the face of projects that are related to research and development…where systems engineering is the key discipline is needed. The focus is on the requirements that change, that the project scope is unstable, as there are decisions that will arise after the project is undertaken. The PM’s task becomes a focus on creativity over structure…but what are those trade-offs? We need to follow more conditional branching, tasks that aren’t executed, and tasks that are suddenly forced to be repeated until an exit condition is met. It gets complicated when seen from our…

  • Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

    “Projects are the machine that turns the investment into value…I don’t think we are in a shortage of money in the world, but a shortage of good ideas and of people making those ideas a reality.” Just one of the excellent quotes from the experts in project management in construction on this episode. Advanced Work Package, interactive planning, story-boarding, boot-time, and “running around for stuff”—it’s what happens in modern capital projects and for the PMs that manage it. Experts and thought leaders, Sandra MacGillivray, John Fish and Olfa Hamdi take us on an audio tour through the…

  • Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

    Risk is an organizational problem that reaches into our ability to make sound business decisions. We should think of stakeholders (and activating them to be positive and helpful), remember to check assumptions, and recognize that risks shift as priorities and the external environment do. Beyond the project-level risks, and past even basic quantification of risk and impact, we need PMs to consider the ultimate business value of their projects – and whether the project should even be done. Yep, even for a project, risk is an organizational concern that has a perspective shaped by the very…

  • Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Saving Priceless History! From cracks in the US Capitol Dome, to the dirt of Idaho, to the empty shelves of the Iraq Museum, experts protect the artifacts of our society. These artifacts are an important element of maintaining the lessons of who we are, of remembering what came before, and of having an appreciation of what we can accomplish. Encompassing historical archaeology, restoration, and even investigating the theft of priceless artifacts, it turns out these efforts have beginnings and endings, outputs and outcomes, teams, plans, risks, and budgets – they are projects.

  • Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Leaders ask the hard questions, the ones others don’t; and they push to get constructive results. And they do this will elevating others to be at their best, making not just a difference, but a continuous difference, by coalescing people around a vision. This motivates others to do what they didn’t even know they could do.” This is some of what you will hear on this episode that talks to the intersection of PMs and leadership. PMs have the motivation, skills and training to bring people together and so make for a great leadership pool—and the PMIWDC chapter is driven to enable more than…

  • Posted: Monday, October 24, 2016

    Security issues are everywhere, and it turns out, it’s a lot of projects and there is a need for both the PM discipline and PMs. From Law Enforcement, to National Security, to the world of private security, issues of scope, schedule, risk and quality abound…and communication can be everything. Listen in to this episode as three experts in Crime Scene Investigation, a Navy Seal, and a corporate security consultant, lead us through the PM related activities of the security sphere. Listen, learn, and get a free PDU! PM Point of View® (PM-POV)…

  • Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016

    You’ve seen the movies: satellite imagery tracking the perfect storm, a landing on Mars, scientists peering into scary Deep Space. Now hear the professionals on this episode that actually manage, the real activities that puts humankind into this realm, this outer space. With NASA’s Roy Maizel, Dr. Eric Smith, Sandra Smalley, and Jim Watzin you can hear the costs, size, complexity and hoped for outcomes of these very non-fiction programs are, from a Project Management Point of View! And get a free PDU!

  • Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016

    Projects exist within the context and value requirements of their organizations. This episode looks at three angles the organization can (should!) take to get the right projects designed for the strategy set by executives and the organization as a whole. From design, to portfolio management, to identifying where the projects may fail the strategy as they generate and collide with organizational constraints, these guests Charles Black, Steve Butler and Dr. Alan Barnard speak to us from the international community of PMs. What we learn? We need more than a focus on how to manage a project,…

  • Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    PM, it’s everywhere, and one of the most interesting places to find it is in the US Federal Government. As one of the largest project-generating bodies in the world (just look at the budget!), the Government faces challenges related to size and budget processes…and yet, the culture of Project Management can mature and flourish throughout. Hear how three distinct organizations use Project Management techniques in various ways to achieve very different outcomes, from a program that is essentially about communication at the National Park Service, to the data collection requirements of the…

  • Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    PMs are often the product of their education—their technical education of how to handle the 10 knowledge areas and perform the activities required to maintain sound processes. Sadly, that’s not enough to show real value in the discipline, but rather a focus on getting the project completed, getting the team to function soundly, and wielding the influence necessary to navigate organizational challenges are some of the key strengths that are needed. Listen in to the beginning of this series on “PM Influencers” to discover new thoughts on increasing your PM effectiveness, told do us by…

  • Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016

    US intelligence operations and analysis has a long history with the project management discipline, and the Central Intelligence Agency has purposefully implemented rigorous organizational level project management techniques. Beyond missions and analysis, the agency also develops some interesting R&D projects, as you can imagine. Listen in to this episode and learn how our PM discipline has been manifested in multiple intelligence practices from the past through to the present in this extremely risky, dynamic and sensitive environment, and what this community has learned about PM…

  • Posted: Monday, April 4, 2016

    In Advances in Project Management Part I we looked at how PMs are really investment managers. In this episode we extend the discussion to look at techniques in getting the value achieved. From risk-based analysis of the WBS to determine the effectiveness in enhancing value of each project activity, to the project leadership needed to unleash the power of the team in delivering products, to accepting and demanding that some of the accountability for project value belongs with others beyond the PM, this episode looks at the next level of getting value out of projects…beyond the PMBOK®.

  • Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2016

    From POG to PM (yes, you have to listen to figure that out!), it’s the PM Point of View podcast, looking at how leaders in project management are putting together the ideas, activities, and chapter board support to serve those who have served us. Listen in (and get a free PDU) to leaders from DC to Tampa Bay to Houston talk about their experiences with Project Management while in service, and how that has served them to become civilian PMs. As chapter members, we also get to hear how we can reach out and help the transition and grow our membership. PM Point of View® (PM-POV) is a podcast…

  • Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2016

    Heads down on getting things done, project managers often forget (or are left in the dark about) the underlying purpose the projects they are assigned. Even more, they are rarely told of the value of the project. Projects are investments. PMs are investment managers, managing a dynamic scope that changes the value that is produced. And there are ways to evaluate, monitor and manage the changing value. Listen in and let Mary Ann Lewis, Robert Stewart, Stephen Devaux, and Michael Hannan give you the insight, the high value concepts that help PMs be more than task masters, but value managers…

  • Posted: Friday, January 15, 2016

    Nazis in Austria, Moral Courage around the world, and the Supreme Court here in the US – all parts of a story on Proof and the project management needed to make it, share it, and bring forward into a context we can use. In this episode of the Project Management Point of View we hear from guests, Lindsay Zarwell, Leora Kahn and Bert Rein, professionals in three very different fields, discuss how they establish and use “proof” through the use of Project Management techniques. PM Point of View® (PM-POV) is a podcast series produced…

  • Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015

    We asked for examples of project failure and we got an earful from participants of the PMIWDC 2015 PM Symposium. From the realities of Federal Government Health Care and IT systems, to the business environments of regional theatre and Role Playing Games, we had tales of failure and recovery in locales as newsworthy and disparate as New Haven, Afghanistan and Baltimore, on topics from IT, to program management, to event management, curriculum design and organizational change.

  • Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015

    Listen to our three experts give their recommendations on how to build connections, ways to approach networking and how to use LinkedIn well beyond its “job hunting” capacity. Ultimately, making connections, doing the work of planning for networking (virtual and physical), and maintaining the ongoing interrelationships it generates, is all about enhancing your company’s brand or creating your own personal brand. So, grab a pen and paper, order more business cards, and get ready to shake some hands after you have listened to, “Connections.” PM Point of View® (PM-POV) is a podcast series…

  • Posted: Monday, October 5, 2015

    Featuring Lisa Blumerman, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Associate Director for the Decennial Census Programs, this episode takes us on a tour of the portfolio of projects that lead up to the US Census, conducted every ten years. Harnessing the power of constantly evolving technology, along with strong PM and portfolio practices, the Census Bureau strives to reduce costs while maintaining the rich value and accuracy of the data it collects. It’s part of the foundation of our democracy, and at its core, it’s a project.

  • Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015

    We present a snapshot of some of the most representative speakers and topics from the Silver Spring Chapter's "Actionable Intelligence: Tools, Techniques and Templates for Project Managers" symposium in June of 2015. With a field of 30 presenters, the symposium lived up to its promise of providing a valuable professional development event, and produced hours of discussion and learning.

  • Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015

    Helping kids be safe, getting them fed, and making great places for them to play, Project Management techniques are being used to improve the lives of children. Listen to the stories of Maria Gomez of Mary’s Center, Karen McLoughlin of No Kid Hungry, and Katrina Hill of KaBOOM! as they tell how their missions are served through organizing work and resources in the Project Management way. PM Point of View® (PM-POV) is a podcast series produced by Final Milestone Productions and PMIWDC.

  • Posted: Monday, July 6, 2015

    Get a free PDU by listening to the full length podcast. Here we bundle four previous podcasts that tell a greater narrative about PM tools and techniques in activities you might not have thought of—and you can submit a PDU claim when get to the end. In four segments, this podcast covers PM roles in theatre, wedding planning, winemaking and campaign management. Download, listen, and learn! PM Point of View® (PM-POV) is a podcast series produced by Final Milestone Productions and PMIWDC. PM-POV allows our membership and the public at large to listen to brief and informative conversations…

  • Posted: Monday, June 8, 2015

    “The Campaign Trail: Project Management on the Run", with Tom Bowen, Political Communications and Management Professional, New Chicago Consulting, LLC

    Tom Bowen provides us with insight into how political campaigns work– with so much money and media involved, the pressure to be organized, to hire and motivate the right team, and to maintain impeccable fiscal control is daunting.

    From the PM Point of View, the political campaign manager takes on this high-stakes job where the schedule end date (election night) is fixed, the budget is unpredictable, and the…

  • Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015

    “Innovation: When 100% is not the Goal” with Oliver Schlake and Michael Hannan “Innovation.” A simple word with so many characteristics: Evolutionary versus revolutionary, open versus closed. Innovation reaches far beyond the common concept of new technology or “innovative approaches.” It comes from culture, diverse team design, leadership, encouragement, risk and accountability. The innovative environment can be harnessed, linked to strategic planning, and ultimately, planned for – and PMs play a big role in making innovation real in their organizations.

  • Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015

    “From Vine to Wine: The Vintner’s Tale” with Stephen Barnard Heraclitus said, “The only constant is change.” Stephen Barnard, Winemaker at Keswick Winery tells us the vintner’s version is “The only consistency is that next year will be different.” Listen in as Stephen reveals the project management point of view of how the grapes are transformed into wine…where all the important parts of the project from schedule to stakeholder tastes are the ones that can’t be controlled.

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  • Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015

    “The Practical Art of Networking” with John Gilroy PMs hear “network” and think (network) diagrams, but “networking” is what needs to ring loudly to them – we must communicate, be ready to learn, have experts to call, and of course, always build stakeholder relationships. Good networking skills are essential. The wider your network, the more effective you are at all levels. In this podcast, John Gilroy, DC networker and social media guru tells us how to do it with five easy steps.

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  • Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    “ The Creative Process: Music and Project Management” The United Kingdom of PMI is taking outreach seriously, as Project Management is exposed to the universities there. In this podcast we follow the introduction of PM methods into the University of Derby, School of Art and Design—and discover the unusual cross influences of creativity and PM.

  • Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2014

    “2014 Points of View” Diverse voices, common themes,” the year in review podcast shares the story of a profession on the cusp of change, as we heard opinions on what it takes to be a good PM, the role of critical thinking, quality, agile approaches and the role of project management in bringing change to our workplaces and our community at large.

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  • Posted: Monday, December 1, 2014

    “2 Houses Come Together: ASQ and PMI” .

    Marcus Parker, President of the Silver Spring Chapter of PMI and board member of the Baltimore chapter of ASQ discusses the relationship of the two approaches to producing business results, and how the institutions can be working together.

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  • Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014

    “Culture and Scope at an Exhibition: The Newseum”

    An exhibit as a project, an organizational culture that drives the project management style and even the scope of an exhibit, meet the Newseum project approach! The Newseum offers rapid exhibit design, relfecting their organizational culture and news-centric mission.

    Recorded a few weeks before it’s opening September 26, 2014, “The Boomer List” features an 18-year timespan of the people, events and scents of the Baby Boom Generation. It will be on display through July 5, 2015.

  • Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014

    “Corporate Sustainability: Beyond Profitability, Moving To Prosperity”

    A discussion with Gregory Balestrero about key themes of his book, Organizational Survival : Profitable Strategies for a Sustainable Future, and the implications for Project and Program Managers.

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  • Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014

    “Managing Stakeholders and Making Dreams Come True” With a tale of chiffon and bouquets wrapped around a core of Project Management, Tara tells about the behind-the-scenes management of stakeholders and of expectations. Do you have comments or thoughts about this episode? Join the discussion on our Facebook page at PM Point of View® (PM-POV) is a podcast series produced by Final Milestone Productions and PMIWDC. PM-POV allows our membership and the public at large to listen to brief and informative conversations with beltway area practioners and…

  • Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

    “Agile: Making It Happen for Uncle Sam”

    A discussion with Jim York and Elizabeth McQueen on the effectiveness of the agile software development approach at the Customs and Border Protection agency – what it takes to make it work, and what happens when it does!

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  • Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014

    “Project Management: the Global Advantage”

    Jordon Sims, Director of Organization Relations and Programs for the Project Management Institute discusses the value of PM and PM credentials globally, has a wide-ranging discussion of the value of PM in organizations, its impact on government operations, its role in strategy execution, the pedigree of good PMs, and the role of PM in business globally.

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  • Posted: Monday, July 7, 2014

    “The Transformative Value of Project Management for Non-Profit Organizations”

    Max Skolnik, DC Director for the Taproot Foundation, discusses how Project Management provides a phenomenal set of tools to approach charity work that is part of some new thinking in the non-profit sector, and how PM is ultimately part of changing the narrative on how we approach the challenges of the big social issues.

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  • Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    “The Show Must Go On! ” (Podcast #04)

    A discussion with Deborah Vandergrift, Chief Production Officer at the
    Shakespeare Theatre Company on the role of managing productions as projects
    in the performing arts...and her own discovery that she was doing what we
    call "Project Management."

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  • Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    “Pragmatism from the Ivory Tower” (Podcast #03)

    The dramatic increase in project management degree programs leads us to ask, “what is the academic inquiry telling us about the future project management that we hadn't anticipated?” and Mr. John Cable of the university of Maryland obliges us with answers.

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  • Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014

    “Experience Matters” (Podcast #02)

    PMs know how to deliver with the disciplines they have learned, but from an executive’s point of view, what’s missing? The answer may surprise you, from this interview with Mr. Bob Brese, CIO of the Department of Energy.

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  • Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    “Keep It Simple and Communicate” (Podcast #01)

    Project Managers want to know where they can use their skills now, and what skills they will need in the future: its all about job security. In this podcast we interview Ms. Kimberly Hancher, CIO of the EEOC, who 3 decades of bringing project management disciplines to federal government agencies to develop and deliver IT projects.

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