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PM SkillBuilder Part 3 — The Eternal Ending

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. As projects near completion, it can sometimes be difficult to finalize and deliver them due to issues that can drag on or situations that arise. Getting over that last hump, to deliver the finished project can be the most difficult phase.

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PM Skillbuilder Part 2 — The Messy Middle

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. It happens. The team is working hard and they’re trying to keep up. Everyone’s putting in the extra effort. Yet you’re running into a number of problems. In the middle part of the project, you can start to lose momentum. The team…

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PM SkillBuilder Part 1 — The Slow Start

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. In the early stages of a project, a number of issues can crop up that can shift the project manager’s focus away from getting the project kicked off and on its way to eventual delivery. It’s an important time, as a successful…

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How do you avoid jumping to implement

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. This week’s problem card asks, “we’re dealing with so many external influences demanding quick successes — how do you avoid jumping to implement in a way that drives success but doesn’t forget that you’re working on a project?” This week on the…

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Executives are not able to make decisions

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. This week’s problem card focuses on the busy executive that, for whatever reason, is not making tough decisions quickly and is beginning to impact the smooth march forward of the project. This week on the show, Connie Plowman joins Pete Wright to…

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Growing and Migrating Project Management Skill in Leadership

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. Former Cadence COO Connie Plowman returns to Ask Cadence to discuss portability of the project management skill set in her new role. This week on the show, John Patton and Pete Wright talk with Connie as she shares the value of the…

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Career Planning in Acquisition

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. A Cadence graduate called for help — after relocating for a promotion, his company was acquired by a new firm. Management roles changed, and it was time to renegotiate. This week on the show, John Patton and Pete Wright tackle this issue,…

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Dealing with a Devastating Loss to the Team

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. This week’s project challenge comes from a recent attendee dealing with the loss of a critical team resource — a team member recently suffering a stroke. This sort of shock affects teams on many levels, from the deeply personal, to the profoundly…

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PMI Global Congress EMEA Recap with John Patton

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. Each PMI Global Congress, we like to sit down with Cadence representatives and do a brief recap of lessons learned. This year’s Global Congress in Dublin gave us an excellent opportunity to visit trends in complexity and program management, as captured by…

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Giving Back – Cadence and the PMI Education Foundation

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. The Project Management Institute’s Education Foundation is a foundation for spearheading the kinds of projects that support building best-in-class project managers for the future. This week on the show, John Patton and Pete Wright review the role of this important part of…

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