What will 2013 bring?

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It’s been a while since you last heard from me, but I am happy to let you know that I have big plans for PM for the Masses for 2013. The post What will 2013 bring? Happy New Year!

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Advanced Project Thinking – A conversation with Dr. Harvey Maylor

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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.

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Dan Pink on the Surprising Truth about Moving and Motivating Others

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Dan Pink shares the big ideas in his books A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human on the surprising truth about how to move and motivate others. Dan Pink has written three books that have changed the way I think about motivation and influence. First, in A Whole New Mind, Dan shifts.

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Strategies for Project Sponsorship

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Vicki James, Peter Taylor, and Ron Rosenhead share their insights on the secrets to effective project sponsorship from their new book “Strategies for Project Sponsorship” Research into the causes of project failure clearly shows there is a real problem around the Project Sponsor role.

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How to manage localization projects

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Jennifer McNulty and Rafa Ballesteros, two topnotch experts on localization, share their insights on how to manage localization projects. Localization is the process of modifying a product in order to adapt it to a specific cultural environment.

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

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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.

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

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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?

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014 Productivity Beyond the To-Do List with Erik Fisher

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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.

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The Orange Revolution: How the best project managers build high performance teams

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New York Times bestselling author and renowned leadership consultant Chester Elton shares insights from his book “The Orange Revolution” on how to build high-performance teams.

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Networking in the 21st century?

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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?

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012 Project Communications with Elizabeth Harrin

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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!

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Be Prepared: Setting the Stage for a Successful Vendor Management System Implementation

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KEY TAKEAWAYS A VMS implementation is only as clean as the data. The way you collect and organize your data can make or break your install. In order for an implementation to be successful, it may need to go in stages. Take full ownership of the elements assigned to your internal team.

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015 Project Managers: Be Excellent!

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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.

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011 Stop Hiring Project Managers!

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Today’s episode is a bit longer than usual, but it’s PACKED with great things, so I hope you don’t mind.

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How to be a happy project manager

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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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Starting your Project Management Business with Francis Hooke: Episode 22

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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.

2013 50

What does Project Management mean to me?

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This post is part of the worldwide PM FlashBlog initiative. For more information, visit this page. Every other year I hop on a plane with my family and fly from Toronto to Seattle for Christmas.

2013 51

How to Break into Project Management

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Here is how you break into Project Management: First, some unpleasant truths: Nobody hires an entry level PM or a Junior PM. These types of positions are given to internal employees who are trusted and only to lead projects that are not high visibility/high exposure. There is just too much risk for managers when they. Career Development Career in

2013 51

How to Lead Highly Creative Professionals: Balancing Creative Freedom and Management Rigor

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Author Lina Echeverría shares leadership insights from her new book “Idea Agent”, based on her vast experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge innovation teams at Corning Incorporated. How do you lead highly creative professionals on your project without stifling them?

2013 53

009 Project Manager: Blog Like a Boss with Leslie Samuel

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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.

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Assertiveness for Women Project Managers

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Naomi shares her insights on why assertiveness is vital for women project managers for delivering successful projects, getting what they want, and commanding respect. Handling high-stakes project situations without seeming either shy or pushy is a critical skill that every project manager must develop. I had the pleasure of talking to Naomi Caietti, a leadership.

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019 Time Management and the Project Manager

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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.

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Why The Project Manager Should Never Double As The Project Sponsor

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If you are a project manager, never take on project without someone else being the sponsor. Never volunteer to fill the role, if a sponsor does not exist for a project. That project should probably be cancelled. The problem with being both the PM and the Sponsor is that there are no checks and balances. Leadership Troubled Project Recovery Mindset Self Mastery Troubled Projects

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The Secret to Motivating Your Team: Stop Trying

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A project manager asked: I’m constantly finding myself seeking ways to improve team work and need some ideas on how to motivate my project team and also how to celebrate project successes? Here is my advise to this project manager: People don’t need to be motivated. So you can stop trying. What you need to. Leadership Mindset

2013 50

PMI-ACP Exam Lessons Learned - Do NOT Underestimate it!

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PMI-ACP Lessons Learned: I'm pleased to inform you that I PASSED the PMI-ACP exam yesterday (Oct 28, 2013), couple weeks earlier than my original estimate. Passing any exam is a matter of. Agile Lessons Learned PMI-ACP

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007 Kanban and a Popular Blog: Pawel Brodzinski Explains How He Does It

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Hello all, I hope you are enjoying the PM for the Masses Podcast. I know I’m having a ball! One of my goals with this show is to learn new things I know nothing about. Today’s episode is a perfect example of it: I have heard so much about Kanban I decided to learn more […].

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The Brain: a Project Manager’s Guide to Emotions

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2013 48

The secrets to building a dream team: a simple recipe for Project Managers

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Andrew Filev, seasoned software entrepreneur and CEO at Wrike, shares a “recipe” of building a dream team that might be helpful for any organization “cuisine” When you have a new project in front of you, one of your primary concerns is how to get the best possible people on board. Building a dream team is. Leadership

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Set Goals and Achieve them in 2014 with Harry Che: Episode 23

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This is the last episode of 2013, and I thought we should talk about what a lot of people talk about around this time of the year: New Year’s resolutions. This is the last episode of 2013, and I thought we should talk about what a lot of people talk about around this time of the year: New Year’s resolutions. Hello everyone and welcome to episode 23 of the PM for the Masses Podcast!

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How I Met My Brain

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The first time I met my brain was 15 years ago, when the doctor showed me MRI scans of a tumor that was growing in my head, causing me unbearable pain, and threatening my life. After a successful operation, I fully recovered and was back to normal. I soon forgot about my brain. Few years. Leadership

2013 45

Project and Portfolio Management at Adidas

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Marc van der Heijden, Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on how Adidas, the global leader in the sporting goods industry, manages its IT project portfolio. Marc van der Heijden, Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on the challenges that organizations like Adidas face in managing their.

2013 47

How to be a happy project manager – Part 2

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Sometimes the pain from doing your work as project manager will be so unbearable that you just want to quit. Don’t do it. Unless it is for fear of being implicated in some kind of ethical violation, there is no reason why you should quit a project. Even in this case, you should try to. Career Development Leadership Mindset

2013 43

PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Exam Study Material [Updated for 2015]

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Updated for PMI-ACP Exam 2015: I wrote this blog post in Oct 2013 when I was preparing for the PMI-ACP exam. As I was going through process, I was collecting and documenting the list of study. Agile Contact Hours PMI-ACP Sample Questions

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Into the Storm: How to Sustain Team Success through the Storms of Adversity, Uncertainty, and Change

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Author Dennis Perkins shares insights from his book “Into the Storm” on how Project Managers can sustain team success through the storms of adversity, uncertainty, and change. Known as the “Everest of ocean racing,” the Sydney to Hobart Race is a test of skill and endurance under the best of conditions. Competing in the 1998.

2013 46

How to Compare Project Management Software

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Researching different software solutions and comparing them side-by-side on multiple criteria can be a daunting task. I came across a great website that makes it easier for project managers and their teams to research different solutions, compare apples-to-apples, and present finding in an easy to evaluate format. Diego Guadarrama, Senior Product Associate at FindTheBest.com, shows.

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017 Project Managers, Let’s All Use Plain Language

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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.

2013 41

How to Get the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Certification

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Cornelius Fichtner has helped nearly 25,000 students prepare for the PMP exam with The Project Management PrepCast and offers one of the best PMP exam simulators on the market. He recently developed The Agile PrepCast – a study tool that helps those who plan to take the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Certification exam. In this.

2013 42

003 Getting Things Done with David Allen

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On today’s episode of the PM for the Masses Podcast I bring you David Allen, the best selling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Press the play button above to listen to the episode. As I mention on today’s show, Getting Things Done has changed my life. It is truly the […]. The post 003 Getting Things Done with David Allen appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

2013 43

How to Be a Happy Project Manager – Part 3

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Never let victimhood define your relationship with your sponsor. Understand that you are an expert in project management and the sponsor needs you to help him/her deliver his project successfully. Notice I say “his project” That’s an important fact to remember. The organization has entrusted him with an important investment when it assigned to sponsor. Leadership

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005 The Success Story of Cornelius Fichtner and his PM Prepcast

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Hello everyone and welcome to episode 5 of the PM for the Masses Podcast. It is great to be back home after my two-week pilgrimage trip in Brazil. Today I bring you the one-and-only Cornelius Fichtner, of the PM Podcast and PM Prepcast fame. If you are nor familiar with his work, Cornelius is not […]. The post 005 The Success Story of Cornelius Fichtner and his PM Prepcast appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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