PPP 049 | Managing Project Risks (Part 1) with Dr. David Hillson

Total Duration 22:10

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What comes to mind when you think of the term "risk"? In our workshops and keynotes regarding project management, the topic of risk inevitably is talked about, and in those discussions, it's clear that one's views and attitudes about risk significantly impact how a project is managed.

A problem with risk is when we lose perspective on it. For example, "I won't get out of bed today because something bad could happen." But then there's flip side as well, where we leap from the platform exclaiming, "I hope the bungee cord is attached!"

Whether at work or in life, there are an endless number of things we could worry about, and I know plenty of leaders that admit they are good worriers! It's been said that one of the best antidotes for anxiety is action, and a way to move your team and project from worrying to action is risk management.

To talk about this issue I went to one of the clearest and most prolific voices on the topic, Dr. David Hillson. I've split my discussion with David into two episodes and look forward to sharing this first portion with you in this episode.

You can learn more about David Hillson at his website http://www.risk-doctor.com. You'll find helpful articles and links related to risk management.

In the second portion of this interview, David recommends a couple of specific books, including Exploiting Future Uncertainty and Managing Risk in Projects. Also, you may want to check out Dr. Hillson's newest book The Failure Files: Perspectives on Failure.

Join me in the next episode, where Dr. David Hillson and I talk about how to take the next step with risk management in your organization.

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PPP 048 | Get Free PDUs for Listening to the People and Projects Podcast

Episode Duration 2:12

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If you're a PMP, you know that getting your 60 PDU's every three years is a requirement.
Now it's actually not that difficult to get your 60, especially if you don't wait until the last month to get them!

Did you know that you can rack up free PDU's just listening to The People and Projects Podcast? And the great news is that PMI has made it even easier to get those by learning through podcasts.

Make your life easier and save some money. Earn free PDU's while you listen to each episode of The People and Projects Podcast. Follow this link to find out exactly how to claim your PDUs for this podcast:


NOTE: The PDU rules have changed since this episode was first released. Make sure to get all the updated information you need at https://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/FreePDUs

There are countless ways to get your required PDU's. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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PPP 047 | Management: It's Not What You Think! An interview with Henry Mintzberg

Total Duration 18:23

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If you've ever sat through one of my workshops or keynotes on leadership or project management, you've likely clued into the fact that I have a rather low tolerance for the purely academic. By that I mean ideas, models, and theories that sound great on a white board but are seemingly impossible to be practically applied in the real world.

When it comes to management, it's easy to find books that pontificate theory. But every once in a while you come across one that is a breath of fresh air, where the author says it how it is instead of how it should be.

An example of one of those books is the latest from Professor Henry Mintzberg, entitled Management? It's Not What You Think! It's a thought-provoking, at times irreverent look at this craft we call management.

To give you a taste of what you'll find in this new book, I'm excited to share a recent discussion I had with Henry in this episode.

Learn more about Henry at http://www.mintzberg.com and http://www.coachingourselves.com.

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PPP 046 | 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 (PMP)® 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. Cornelius has been helping students with their PMP®Exam Prep for over ten years. So 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:

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PPP 045 | Being a Student of PM, with Josh Nankivel

Episode Duration 28:27

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So, let me ask you.... Are you a student of your profession? Conferences are a great way to invest in your learning--it's one way to remain a student. But how else do you make sure you continue to learn? Listening to this podcast is a clear way to keep growing, and each month we have more premium subscribers who get additional content that supplements these episodes with more personalized coaching.

For this episode I wanted to focus on those who are in project management roles or who aspire to be there someday. There are many great resources for being a student of project management. And one of my favorite resources is pmStudent.

Josh also mentioned the following sites:

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