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99: Why should an organization pursue portfolio and program management

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. Organizations that invest in developing their project management initiatives quickly recognize the complexity that comes with newfound sophistication. To tackle broader and more robust initiatives, portfolio and program management offer a new basket of tools and skills for medium and large organizations…

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98: Don’t Fear PMs who aren’t technical people!

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. There is a fear and misconception that project managers without technical or engineering skill  will put the projects they manage at risk. Further, that organizations  that adopt project management across the company, the only kind of  project manager that surfaces will be…

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97: John Patton on 28 years with PMI

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. For 28 years, John Patton has been serving and supporting the Project  Management Institute, both as President and CEO of Cadence Management  Corporation, and as a professional project manager and researcher of the  field. This week on the show, join Patton and…

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96: Balancing customer priorities and managing difficult resources

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. During the implementation phase of the project, the team is stretched by the customer to add to scope. It’s causing strain on the team and putting pressure on the schedule. This week on the show, Jay Christensen and John Patton join Pete…

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95: Implementing a project with no plan for sustaining support

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. The transition from project mode into operations is often every bit as critical as planning the project itself. This week on the show, John Patton and Jay Christensen join Pete Wright to take on this issue, and provide options for bringing transition…

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94: Introducing Project Management version 11.0

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. This year, Cadence is rolling out the next major update to the core project management methodology training curriculum serving thousands of professional project managers around the world. This week on the show, Cadence CEO John Patton and Jay Christensen join Pete Wright…

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93: Lack of Timely Decision-Making

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. Lack of timely decision-making can cause rework and re-scoping on projects. This week on the show, Jay Christensen and Pete Wright take on this challenge from a course attendee and offer suggestions for maintaining team focus and strong communication up and down…

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92: The Year in Review with John Patton

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. Each year, we take the time to reflect on the year passed in our field, our business, and the role we serve as project managers for our organizations. This week on the show, Cadence CEO John Patton and Pete Wright review the…

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91: The clock is ticking, but the project isn’t authorized!

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. You know the project is coming, but it hasn’t been authorized. As the window to deliver closes, how do you push sponsors to move the project forward before the schedule slips? This week on the show, Jay Christensen and Pete Wright take…

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90: Unclear Priorities coming from the Steering Team

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Please visit RashPixel.FM in iTunes. This week on the show, Jay Christensen and Pete Wright discuss a key project management hurdle as presented in class: there are unclear priorities and mixed messages coming from the steering committee and an unwillingness to move projects down in priority. We…

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