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San Diego Seaport Project To Transform Waterfront

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Conceptual design work continues on the Port of San Diego’s planned $1.5-billion waterfront development

Podcast: Elena Zagorenko – Showing empathy as a project manager

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Showing empathy as a project manager, with Elena Zagorenko Have you ever had a conversation with a colleague or boss and later realised they weren’t listening to a word you said? Chances are they weren’t practicing active listening. Maybe you’re guilty of this yourself? For a long time, people have taken a backseat in project […]. The post Podcast: Elena Zagorenko – Showing empathy as a project manager appeared first on Elise Stevens. Podcasts

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6 questions a junior project manager should ask

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast or article each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

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My Top Ten Favourite Blog Posts for 2015

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On a weekly basis, I search the Internet for interesting articles about leadership, creativity and projects to share with you. During 2015, I have discovered fantastic posts and articles that I hoped you have enjoyed them as much as I do.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Podcast 73 – Productive ways to react to a crisis

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Stakeholder engagement in portfolio management

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To celebrate the launch of the Fix My Project Chaos eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune into the podcast series, and get involved in the conversation.

2017 26

Positive Leadership In Project Management

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In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks with experienced project and program manager Kate Morris about the art of positive leadership. Kate is passionate about encouraging her peers to understand their own skillset and builds high performing teams based on the complementary strengths they share.

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Stakeholder engagement as a product manager

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

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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.

How to exercise strong stakeholder engagement during business transformation

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

2017 26

Project management and resilience

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’ve released a brilliant new podcast series which focuses on stakeholder management. If you are already subscribed to our mailing list, we’ll email you a simple recap of posts each Thursday so that you can listen at your own pace.

2017 24

Fresh Friday 20 November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

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Here are the articles and blog posts that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 20 November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership

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Managing diverse stakeholder groups

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To celebrate the launch of the Fix My Project Chaos eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune into the podcast series, and get involved in the conversation.

2017 22

10 Ways To Kick Start Your Career In 2017

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Are you stuck in a career rut and feel unsure of what your next move should be? We’re going to share with you 10 ways to kick start your career in 2017. Our new e-book is a fantastic resource to help you achieve this also.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Know your stakeholders – for real

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here). If you are already subscribed to our mailing list, we’ll email you a simple recap of posts each […]. The post Know your stakeholders – for real appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts Stakeholder Management Series

2017 22

Book Review – Project Management For You by Cesar Abeid

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PM for the Masses‘ Cesar Abeid is a Project Manager and a passionate advocate for applying project management principles in peoples’ personal and professional lives. His book Project Management for You sets out to demystify Project Management principles, by taking key concepts and using relevant examples to illustrate how they can be used at work, […]. The post Book Review – Project Management For You by Cesar Abeid appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

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Podcast 93 – Using LinkedIn to build your personal brand

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Let’s talk about using LinkedIn to build your personal brand Most professionals now have a LinkedIn profile – but how much thought have they given to the message they are sending to those they connect with? In this podcast, personal branding expert Jane Anderson talks to me about using LinkedIn to build your personal brand […]. The post Podcast 93 – Using LinkedIn to build your personal brand appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts

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Podcast 64 – Project Management for You with Cesar Abeid

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About This Podcast: Cesar Abeid – Podcaster, Speaker, Project Manager, has released book – Project Management for You. In this Podcast, Cesar discusses the book and how project management techniques can be used in all aspects of your life. Key Points Raised in this Podcast: Project Managers are Superheros The book demystifies project management concepts […]. The post Podcast 64 – Project Management for You with Cesar Abeid appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

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Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

Podcast 72 – Mastering Procurement for Project Managers

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About This Podcast: In this podcast procurement guru William Pegg, Founder and Director at Synthesis Group provides an in-depth insight into how project managers can leverage value from suppliers and ultimately bring real value to organisations. William has procurement industry experience across FMCG, agribusiness, heavy industry, health care, oil and gas and government agencies. Points […].

Podcast 76 – Tips for agile project management

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Let’s talk about: tips for agile project management Shane Hastie is Chief Knowledge Engineer & Agile Practise Lead at Software Education & specialises in agile practices, business analysis, project management, requirements and methodologies for Software Education in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. Over the last 30+ years Shane has been a practitioner and […]. The post Podcast 76 – Tips for agile project management appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

Podcast 82 – Developing a Coaching Approach in Project Management

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Developing a coaching approach in project management In this podcast Sharon De Mascia from Cognoscenti Business Psychologists focuses on wellbeing, change management and leadership in a project management setting. This article has been created to offer insight on developing a coaching approach in project management. Sharon De Mascia is a UK-based Chartered Occupational Psychologist and […].

#1 Workplace Skill: Communication Skills

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Communication Skills: A Modern Art Communication skills in the workplace are about much more than sending emails and talking over PowerPoint slides. It’s about communicating information in a way that engages the heart and mind of your listeners.

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Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

Podcast 89 – Tips on How to Manage a Demanding Workload

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Let’s talk about how to manage a demanding workload Project managers often having incredibly arduous workloads. In this podcast, project leadership coach Susanne Madsen talks to me about how to manage a demanding workload. For 17 years, Susanne Madsen worked in the corporate sector leading change programs for organisations such as Standard Bank, Citigroup and […]. The post Podcast 89 – Tips on How to Manage a Demanding Workload appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts

Podcast 78 – How to find a mentor

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How to find a mentor with Heath Suddleson In this podcast US project management and leadership expert speaks about mentoring and how to find a mentor. Heath Suddleson has more than 25 years experience in managing projects in the design and construction industry where he has led teams in managing billions of dollars worth of projects. […]. The post Podcast 78 – How to find a mentor appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts Career Tips

Festival of the PMO – My Journey to Work and the PMO

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I have driven the journey between home and work a thousand times. I know every corner, every traffic light, where the congestion will be, which lanes to be in…in fact I suspect my car could almost do the journey on autopilot itself. But then a funny thing happened last week. A motor accident occurred (not […]. The post Festival of the PMO – My Journey to Work and the PMO appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

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Podcast 108 – Digital Project Managers

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Let’s talk about digital project managers In this podcast, Petra Zink speaks with Elise Stevens about the unique combination of skills digital project managers need and why women in particular should seriously consider a job in that space. Digital is the latest buzzword in project management, and with a background in projects, technology, and recruitment, […]. The post Podcast 108 – Digital Project Managers appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts

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Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

Podcast 80 – How to manage stakeholder expectations

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Let’s talk about: How to manage stakeholder expectations In this podcast project management consultant, speaker on personal growth and leadership, author and PPM expert Naomi Caietti from The Glass Breakers speaks with Elise about how to manage stakeholder expectations. Naomi is the CEO of a women’s network called “The Glass Breakers” Naomi was a speaker for […].

Festival of the PMO – Bringing Sexy Back to Your PMO

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Welcome to the Festival of the PMO Blogging Challenge, my blog is all about bringing sexy back to your PMO. My video blog is all about bringing sexy back to your PMO. Nobody likes a frumpy PMO – one where it is all about the documents. Instead we need a sexy PMO – one filed […]. The post Festival of the PMO – Bringing Sexy Back to Your PMO appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

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Podcast 61 – Are You an Ethical Project Manager?

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About This Podcast: As a Project Manager we make a lot of decisions. On a typical project we can have responsibility for: Managing relationships with vendors, internal stakeholders, external stakeholders Leading cross functional teams Respecting sensitive information Hiring of external consultants and contractors These responsibilities can lead to ethical dilemmas and cause unease about situations […]. The post Podcast 61 – Are You an Ethical Project Manager?

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Podcast 100 – How to be more resilient

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Let’s talk about how project managers can become more resilient In the 100th Fix My Project Chaos podcast, Elise Stevens quizzes change management experts Kerryn Fewster and Vicki Daniel on how project managers can become more resilient. Kerryn is a founding director of Change2020, which partners with Australian businesses to navigate change and embrace ambiguity. […]. The post Podcast 100 – How to be more resilient appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.

Book Review – Project Psychology – Sharon De Mascia

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Book review of Project Psychology by Sharon De Mascia In this video, Elise shares her book review of Project Psychology by Sharon De Mascia. Sharon De Mascia AFBPsS, MCIPD is a UK based Psychologist focused on project management. In her role, Sharon helps organisations get the best out of people through wellbeing, leadership and change management. […]. The post Book Review – Project Psychology – Sharon De Mascia appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

Podcast 71 – 10 Steps to Seize Control of Your Life

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About This Podcast: Are you feeling that you are out of control of you life? Not sure how to get yourself back in control? Babette Bensoussan, an executive coach, shares here expertise on how to recognise that your life is out of control and how to get it back on track, using a practical 10 step process. […]. The post Podcast 71 – 10 Steps to Seize Control of Your Life appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts project management softskills

Podcast 69 – Career Planning Tips for Project Managers

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About This Podcast: Do you have a plan for your career? Does your plan include your life goals? In this Podcast with Christine Litera discusses the importance of identifying what things are important to you (work goals, life goals) in setting your career plans. Not everyone needs a structured career plan. For those that require […]. The post Podcast 69 – Career Planning Tips for Project Managers appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts Career Tips

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3 Key Lessons on Stakeholder Engagement

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As part of the Stakeholder Engagement Series to celebrate the launch of our new eCourse which is now available on our website, I recently interviewed Naomi Caietti about the important topic of stakeholder engagement.

Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?