2013

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Promoting Shared Leadership

LeadingAnswers

Agile methods suggest replacing top-down, command-and-control management with empowered teams and shared leadership. That all sounds nice, but what exactly is shared leadership and how do you get it to happen? Examples of effective shared leadership include the Orpheus orchestra that I wrote about in 2008. We have to start by understanding and believing in the benefits of leadership ourselves.

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010 Making Sense of Social Media in Project Management with Tony Adams

PM for the Masses

You have heard that one of the top functions of the project manager is to communicate. The thing is, social media is increasingly becoming the method of choice for people to communicate today. So what is the project manager to make of this? Social media and Project Management? Have you thought about this? I’m so […]. So what is the project manager to make of this?

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Is Agile Really Cheaper?

Tyner Blain

There are several ways to answer the question “is agile cheaper than waterfall?” ” Here are two of my favorites: “It depends. Agile done well is cheaper, as long as you measure correctly.” ” “You’re asking the wrong question. The right question is: is agile better?” ” How Agile Is NOT Cheaper. “Is agile cheaper than waterfall?”

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Next Generation of Project Management: Leading Strategic Projects and Having Fun

Guerrilla Project Management

Aaron Shenhar on how the next generation of project management will transform project management practitioners into strategic leaders focused on business results. Dr. Aaron Shenhar says that the Project Management profession is ready for the next generation in its evolution. Projects today are more complex, more uncertain, and faster changing than ever. Just meeting. Just meeting.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

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Agile Requirements Uncertainty

LeadingAnswers

Agile approaches are often used on projects where the end goals are not fully known or may change during the life of the project. This seems unusual to my engineering PM friends who manage the fabrication of facilities. I hear quips from them along the lines of: “You guys need some rigor and decent specifications, maybe then you could build IT systems that work and don’t go over budget!”.

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Agile Horrors

LeadingAnswers

I know it is Christmas time not Halloween, but think of it as holiday re-gifting. Here is an article on agile horrors I wrote for ProjectManagement.com Halloween Edition that we should be on the lookout for on our projects in 2014. Perhaps created in an attempt to satisfy the desires of competing groups, but this half goose, half salmon abomination neither flies nor swims. Summary.

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Methodology Wars – Contradictory Constraints or More Options?

LeadingAnswers

Some rifts are occurring in AgileLand - a world supposedly driven by cooperation, trust and appreciative inquiry! Debate is arising about first generation agile methods (XP, Scrum) and newer upstarts like Kanban and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Ian Mitchel summarises the Scrum vs SAFe debate well in his piece Method Wars and speaks to his own SAFe experiences. Overcome  obstacles.

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Planning Balance

LeadingAnswers

Life is all about balance, live too conservatively and you run the risk of missing out on life’s adventures and opportunities. Live too wildly and you run the risk of misfortune and regret, we have to walk a fine line guided by our personal view of where that correct boundary is. Why would you not always do as much planning as possible before starting a project? Where do you aim?

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

012 Project Communications with Elizabeth Harrin

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 12 of the PM for the Masses Podcast! I’m Cesar Abeid and this is THE podcast about project management and project managers. So get ready to be entertained, educated, and inspired! Let’s talk about today’s show! Today I have the delightful Elizabeth Harrin on the show to talk about […]. Let’s talk about today’s show!

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2013 56

014 Productivity Beyond the To-Do List with Erik Fisher

PM for the Masses

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! On today’s episode of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast, I speak with Erik Fisher, host of the Beyond the To-Do List Podcast, and author of the book Beyond the To-Do List: Goals. As project managers, I believe we cannot give what we don’t have. I think it is absolutely important […]. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

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011 Stop Hiring Project Managers!

PM for the Masses

Today’s episode is a bit longer than usual, but it’s PACKED with great things, so I hope you don’t mind. If you’re listening to me during your commute this morning you might have to press pause when you arrive at work and finish the episode on your way back home, but I promise I would […]. The post 011 Stop Hiring Project Managers!

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2013 52

PMI-ACP Exam Prep Class with Mike Griffiths

LeadingAnswers

My PMI-ACP Exam Preparation course will be April 15, 16, 17 in Calgary, Alberta. The course will be capped to 15 people for better Q&A and will take place at Fort Calgary which is close to downtown on 9 th. Avenue and has free parking. You can deduct another $60 if you already have a copy of my PMI-ACP Prep book). To reserve your place or questions please contact Training@LeadingAnswers.com.

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How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Agile for Fragmented, Part-time Teams

LeadingAnswers

I have a client who uses lean and agile-like processes outside of IT on research and development projects. They have been doing this for a number of years to help optimize constrained tools (drilling platforms) and resources (specialist inspectors). They like the agile concepts of prioritizing based on business value, working in short cycles, expediting rush jobs and frequently validating results and adaptation. Recently they asked for help with some improvement initiatives that use multi-disciplinary teams to investigate and improve cross-department processes.

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015 Project Managers: Be Excellent!

PM for the Masses

It’s a new week and I bring you episode 15 of the PM for the Masses Podcast. It’s great to have you as part of this thriving community. If you haven’t been to our Google+ community, you’re missing out! Today I bring you the multitalented Frank Saladis, PMP. We will talk about his career, International […]. The post 015 Project Managers: Be Excellent!

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Networking in the 21st century?

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone! I’m working on a new presentation and would love your thoughts on this. When thinking about networking as a professional on this age of social media and instant communication, what comes to mind? Do you have any thoughts or tips on how to best network today? The post Networking in the 21st century? appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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2013 45

016 The Secrets for Getting Promoted as a Project Manager

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone once again and welcome to the PM for the Masses Podcast, the Podcast about project management and project managers. So stow your tray tables, put your seats in the upright position and get ready once again to be entertained, educated, and inspired. Today I have the classy Farnoosh Brock and we will discuss […]. The post 016 The Secrets for Getting Promoted as a Project Manager appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Hello everyone once again and welcome to the PM for the Masses Podcast, the Podcast about project management and project managers.

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Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

020 Project Managers: Go Out On Your Own

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to the Project Management for the Masses Podcast, my name is Cesar Abeid your host, and this is THE podcast about project management and project managers. Thanks again for listening! I wish I could give each and every one of you a hug, and depending on your ethnicity this would be […]. The post 020 Project Managers: Go Out On Your Own appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Thanks again for listening! I wish I could give each and every one of you a hug, and depending on your ethnicity this would be […] Interviews Podcast

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2013 40

019 Time Management and the Project Manager

PM for the Masses

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Today is Monday and as you start your work week you’re likely to be facing lots of different projects that demand your attention, but most of all, your time. Besides managing your own time, you might have a team of people with varying levels of […]. The post 019 Time Management and the Project Manager appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Besides managing your own time, you might have a team of people with varying levels of […] Interviews Podcast Soft Skills

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PM for the Masses Podcast: Introduction

PM for the Masses

After months of planning and preparation, I am so thrilled to launch the PM for the Masses Podcast. The ribbon is officially cut! On this episode “zero” I introduce myself and tell you what this show is all about. I would love it if you would subscribe to the show in iTunes using this link. […]. The post PM for the Masses Podcast: Introduction appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. After months of planning and preparation, I am so thrilled to launch the PM for the Masses Podcast. The ribbon is officially cut!

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Advanced Project Thinking – A conversation with Dr. Harvey Maylor

Guerrilla Project Management

If you believe the latest statistics, most projects that organizations undertake fail. Dr. Harvey Maylor challenges the prevailing wisdom on project success and failure and argues that while for most businesses some projects do fail, most at least substantially deliver. In this interview, he explains how most studies fail to consider the complex nature of. Conferences Leadership Podcasts Research

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Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

018 Project Managers: Create Insanely Effective Presentations with Nancy Duarte

PM for the Masses

Today I bring you my conversation with the astute Nancy Duarte, a communication expert who works with the top brands in the world. We will talk about the art of creating compelling presentations. As I read her book “Resonate,” it became obvious to me that Nancy is not only a competent professional who bases her […]. The post 018 Project Managers: Create Insanely Effective Presentations with Nancy Duarte appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. We will talk about the art of creating compelling presentations.

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017 Project Managers, Let’s All Use Plain Language

PM for the Masses

Hello once again! I am a big advocate for the use of plain language. If you have been listening to the show for a while, you probably have noticed that I tend to speak to you as I would to a friend. Though part of it it’s because English is my second language, it’s just […]. The post 017 Project Managers, Let’s All Use Plain Language appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Hello once again! I am a big advocate for the use of plain language. Though part of it it’s because English is my second language, it’s just […] Interviews Podcast

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Life is a project. You are the manager.

PM for the Masses

Dear Project Manager: Have you ever felt like you were stuck? Have you ever felt like you didn’t like your job, or like that promotion might never come, or that you’d like to start your own consultancy or business but didn’t know where to start? Have you ever thought you’d be a great public speaker, […]. The post Life is a project. You are the manager. appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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013 Who the heck is Cesar Abeid? My first solo episode!

PM for the Masses

Hello all and welcome once again to the Project Management Podcast. This is episode 13, and for the first time ever, I am doing an episode solo! That’s right. I’m the host and the guest. On today’s show I share my struggles with stepping up and taking charge of my own project. I explain the […]. The post 013 Who the heck is Cesar Abeid? My first solo episode! appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Hello all and welcome once again to the Project Management Podcast. This is episode 13, and for the first time ever, I am doing an episode solo! That’s right.

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2013 35

Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.

Starting your Project Management Business with Francis Hooke: Episode 22

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the PM for the Masses Podcast! This week I have a laid back, friendly chat with my buddy Francis Hooke. Francis is a fairly young guy who left a nice job at a large bank to start his own business providing project management and business services to small businesses. […]. Hello everyone, and welcome back to the PM for the Masses Podcast!

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2013 35

009 Project Manager: Blog Like a Boss with Leslie Samuel

PM for the Masses

It’s another week and it’s a new episode of the PM for the Masses Podcast. This is THE podcast about project management and project managers. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee if you can, and prepare to be entertained, educated, and inspired! Today is one of those inspiring episodes. This is episode 9 […]. It’s another week and it’s a new episode of the PM for the Masses Podcast.

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An Antidote to Velocity Obsession

LeadingAnswers

Getting things done is great; to get things done is why we start things in the first place and why we follow through even when presented with obstacles and setbacks. We do things because they will (hopefully) bring us to some better state. So getting these things done quickly is good because we arrive at this better state sooner. A Measurement Parallel. at people are getting more common.”

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How to be a happy project manager

Guerrilla Project Management

So much has been written about how to be a successful project manager. There are too many resources on how to be highly effective, productive, and efficient project manager. But there is no help for how to be a happy project manager. Let me ask you this: what is the point of professional success, if. Leadership Mindset Neuroscience of Leadership

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Agile Adoption: Decreasing Time to Market

This Refcard is focused on helping you evaluate and choose the practices for your team or organization when getting to market faster is of prime importance.