The PM Podcast


Project Management for Beginners and Experts

Project Management Podcast™ Reviews by Actual Subscribers

Subscriber Reviews for The PM Podcast™

Rated                (4.5/5.0) by 58 clients

Godsend


What a Godsend this podcast has been to keep a poor PM flush with PDUs, but more importantly updated me on the latest techniques and zeitgeist of the world of project management.

Nashville, United States
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Podcasts are Great


Great way to get PDU's - listening to Podcasts

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Good Value


The interviews and discussions provide good insight into myriad issues faced by PMs around the world.  They are certainly worth the time we make available to listen, commiserate, and learn.

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Metrics podcast


I enjoyed listening to podcast #378 with Denise McRoberts concerning project metrics. As a Lean Six Sigma practitioner, I am interested in the cross over between LSS and traditional Project Management work.  The story that McRoberts tells during the podcast about improving the performance of her PMO rings true to my experience.  It was a nice example of defining the problem, measuring the data, analyzing the data and developing solutions around metrics.

However I think your podcast would benefit from more interviews with LSS practitioners about Continuous Process Improvement.  The three characteristics that McRoberts mentioned about a good metric - taken over a period of time, alignment with organization's goals and strategies, lead to fact based decisions - are fundamental to LSS and someone with such a background could expand on the difference between Enumerative and Analytical statistics, Hoshin planning, and hypothesis testing.

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Highly recomended


I am very grateful for this Podcast since not only keep updated on current Project Management topics, help me to get PDUS to maintain my PMP certification but its sister publication, the PrepCast and the exam simulator were the main reason I was able to not only pass the PMP exam but to really understand and keep applying the Project Management concepts after the exam in my day to day work. Thank you Cornelius and team

Wilmington, NC, United States
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Very Informative


Keep up the great work!  This is a great series of podcasts and they're very informative.  Thank you!

Mesa, AZ, USA
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Thorough prep for the PMP Exam


The PrepCast was an excellent and thorough preparation for the PMP exam.  I studied the course work and did the practice exams and was successful in passing the PMP Exam the first time! Very happy!!

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wonderful channel


I have been listening Podcast channel for almost 2 years, and I really love the topics.

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Excellent


These Podcasts not only provide free PDU's they are extremely useful and provide great insight into various aspects of Project Management

Karachi, Pakistan
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First impressions


I am glad such a program exists, thank you for producing it.
Also this medium is very convenient.

Canada
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Easy to listen to & helpful to boot


University of Missouri

In general I like the Podcast, the subjects are varied and helpful. The speakers are interesting and I frequently hear ideas I'm interested in pursuing.

Columbia , US, University of Missouri
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Inspiring, and more diversity please


Straumann Ltd

I find PM podcasts extremelly inspiring. I listen them on my way to work, always arrive with new ideas to tackle points of improvement for my projects or with suggestions for upper management to consider.

One aspect that I'd improve is the inclusion of more diversity in interviews in terms of industries. IT professionals count with a great deal of over representation within forums, podcasts etc. So far I haven't go the chance to learn from many life sciences colleagues for example (my full respect to all IT professionals, by all means)

A second point I'd suggest for evaluation is the inclusion of discussions related to small to medium sized projects. Not all organizations deal with 100 member teams spread all over the world.

That said, I'm very thankfull to the entire team behind PM-Podcast for their outstanding work in providing us with access to an invaluable source of education.

 

Basel, Switzerland, Straumann Ltd
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Very helpful and interesting


I am following the PDU Podcast since 11/2014 - and there is few things I keep on following for such a long time!

Not only is it very easy but also, next to on-the-Job work, the second best option to earn valuable PDUs. The topics are well spread and the interviewees are always very much interested in showing their knowledge (good choice).

I wish Cornelius from the PDU Podcast all the very best and will stay tuned! All the best from your home country.

Best regards, Andre

Basel, Switzerland
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A very valuable real world lessons


I am a fan of the products, the interviews with practitioners with years of experience. They give valuable input as we know project management is very dynamic and there's not any single formulation to manage projects, thus input from experience and industry experts serve as our repositories and our own assets that can be very useful in some circumstances, also it helps to re-align our mindset of how things should get done, in what direction in what mindset - the actual realization of what we do may vary but should be toward within the right vision and mindset. Thank you.

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Episode 8: P? M? O?


Episode 8 started with some new articles that, while not current news, were interesting, as them made me think about how things had changed over time and how some things had remained the same.  Then the podcast discussed the meaning of PMO and what i t means to various organizations, depending on their needs, objectives, environment, etc.  Three cases were reviewed and described.  I was able to compare and contract my current organization's PMO to the three examples, understand which type we had, and understand why it was the right type for our organization.  Thought-provoking discussion.  Nice work!

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PM Podcast


I have listened to 3 Program Mgt Podcast.  They are informative.  I like how easy it is to use and listen in the car.

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Useful and straight to the point


In 2010 when I was studying for my PMP Certification, I purchased the "PM-PrepCast" package and it truly helped me to get my PMP in the first try. Now, I need to gather some PDUs and my company has decreased drastically any trainings, so I'm listening to the PM Podcasts to get my PDUs.
Cornelius is a Master of spreading knowledge of  project management!! Thank you so much!

Curitiba, Brazil
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I enjoy these podcasts


Cornelius,
Thank you for bringing these podcasts to the Project Management Professional community.  They feature interesting, relevant subject matter in an appealing format and provide the opportunity to pick up PDUs almost effortlessly, while in the car, on a jog, or preparing dinner.  Keep up the good work.

Teaneck, United States
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Pump pdus -thank you


I think you are doing a true service for all PMP certification holders through your podcast. Your talks not only assist in gaining PDUs they are relevant to our Project Management work. I shall give you an actual benefit. Every organization knows Communication is impotent and very often that is the one thing that is often not done in all honesty nor is it done promptly and properly. I was raising a concern about this but not getting heard too much. Then I heard some talks specifically on Communication in projects and was able to use those examples to get my point across.

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Pump pdus -thank you


I think you are doing a true service for all PMP certification holders through your podcast. Your talks not only assist in gaining PDUs they are relevant to our Project Management work. I shall give you an actual benefit. Every organization knows Communication is impotent and very often that is the one thing that is often not done in all honesty nor is it done promptly and properly. I was raising a concern about this but not getting heard too much. Then I heard some talks specifically on Communication in projects and was able to use those examples to get my point across.

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Easy yet informative


1960

I find the PM Podcast a great way to earn my PDUs, and I always get great little tidbits of knowledge that I use in my daily job from it. Highly recommended!

Milwaukee, United States, 1960
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Engaging


I appreciate the progression of the podcasts over the years that have improved in presentation quality, informative topics, and the various guests Cornelius interviews.  I keep learning something new, or appreciate another perspective on a topic that I may have experienced or am currently in the middle of managing. Cornelius talks in clear simple language, and comes across as having a simple conversation with you, as opposed to a Lecturer who just drones on and on.

Calgary, Canada
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Great Value


Tramontina

mr. Cornelius Fichtner,
Thanks a lot for the knowledge you shared with ty PM community!


Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tramontina
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JGierejko


Exatel

Hello,
I've been listening your PM podcast for several years and I can say they brilliant. They as a rule, cover really important, useful issuses. What distinguish your podcast is the quality, guests having a deep knowledge in specific areas combined with derive from intensive practise and everything moderating in clever way to point out the key elements. Bravo.
Another very valuable aspects of PM podcast is the fact that you chose interesting subjects from very wide scope including soft and hard area within PM. Therefore, the best recommendation is just to listening your podcast if we want to make our extend and make our knowledge deeper. It would be really difficult to find the equivalent  of the content of your PM Podcasts in books.
All your PM podcast are great but among them there are some pearls like the Episode 372 - fascinating!
Fantastic job generating a real added value for PM practitioners. Go on. With the best regards,
Janusz



 

Warszawa, Poland, Exatel
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Newbie


I recently listened to the Interview with Kristine Hays Munson.  (Episode 006)
I have managed IT group(s) for over 20 years but am now looking into a more formal project management style role.  I found your episode during my initial foray into researching this specific field of management.
I enjoyed the podcast, but also added a presentation file Kristine had produced.  It made it much easier, for me, to follow the conversation with her slide deck on screen.
Thanks for the podcast.  I look forward to finding more in project coordination and management topics.
Cheers!

Indianapolis, United States
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BIU8


Just the Best Podcast on the web on Project Management

Villers l'Eveque, Belgique
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my favorite source of PDU


Westin Engineering Inc.

During my first license renewal cycle I used this podcast just as source of PDUs. At that time there were just over 100 podcasts recorded. I did hear first 50 and became very surprised on how diverse opinions and thoughts are there from the PM professionals around. I am planning to enroll again and continue listening. This podcast is by far the easiest and most efficient, yet useful way to earn PDUs.

San Marcos, USA, Westin Engineering Inc.
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PM Podcast - A brilliant way to stay in touch with the PM field


PM Podcast is indeed a brilliant way to stay in touch with project management topics. I have been keenly following it for dual purpose. One is to earn PDUs and the other to stay abreast with the PM topics/gain knowledge. The passion and dedication for the subjects Cornellius has is clearly evident from his approach and his voice. I wish PM podcast all the very best and simply hope it continues it's great work and services to the profession for ever.

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Store to enhance your PM knowledge and experience


COMITCorporation

Project Management is huge field which every people work in project must update continuously.
By PM_Podcast website, we, PMs have chance to meet global experts with up to date knowledge and experience. We can learn anywhere, anytime and go back huge of episodes in the past. I can download the episodes and playback by my smartphone... . It is very convenience for busy PMs. I live in Vietnam where is quite difficult to find out the good organizations to update PM knowledge offline. Be side that we can earn PDU free to maintain our certificate. 
I appreciate the PM_Podcast, you are devoting global PM community. Keep up your way.
Many thanks.

Hanoi, Vietnam, COMITCorporation
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Best of the Best


The Practicing IT Project Manager LLC

I currently follow about a dozen podcasts related to project management, leadership, and business management in curating my weekly round-up of project management content at The Practicing IT Project Manager. After listening to The Project Management Podcast for about five years, I believe it to be the best of the best. Some good ones have come and gone, but Cornelius Fichtner has managed to maintain a consistent level of excellence that others only aspire to and rarely achieve. Highly recommended, from someone who listens to every project management podcast and reads an average of 150 articles each week.

Las Vegas, United States, The Practicing IT Project Manager LLC
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Excellent Content for PDUs!


The PM Podcast is an excellent source for fulfilling PMP recertification PDUs.  Cornelius not only has interesting interviews, but he has categorized these podcasts according to the PMI structure (Technical, Leadership, Strategy) in an easy-to-follow spreadsheet.  And, this is all free or at low cost!  Excellent!!

Washington, DC
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PM Podcast Testimonial


Very good and helpful.  Could make productive use of the expert (guest) experience in my work area.
Outstanding feature is it is free and flexible for me to listen the same at my own space and this christmas holiday time, I want to maximise my learning.
Thank you

London
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Quick and helpful


I found the podcast to be informative and easy to listen to in the car or during lunch.  It gives me good ideas, relates to my role as a PM, and I can earn PDUs by listening.  Great deal!

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looking forward to the next episode


adidas

Hi, discovered pm podcast a while ago and it fired me up to finally prep myself for the PMP and do it. However every morning to my way to work and every afternoon back I am looking forward to listen to a next episode of podcast especially this is one I am looking forward to listen every week. The content is very interesting and versatile. I stay updated in aspects of PMI project management. Thank you for the effort Cornelius you are putting into it. Every time I hear your voice it is as I listen to the voice of a Mentor within the PM community!

Herzogenaurach, Germany, adidas
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Knowledgable Topics and free PDUs


Cognizant Technology Solutions

PM podcast is really very interesting portal for knowledgeable and useful topics for PMs and PM aspirants, not with texts or whitepapers but with videos which I believe is the simplest way of learning. The most useful aspect of this portal that it is authorized by PMI and it provides free PDUs for PM to maintain their credential with PMI. The topics it includes are very interesting to listen so not only for PDUs but anyone interested in gaining knowledge can go through.


Singapore, Singapore, Cognizant Technology Solutions
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good reminders


It was interesting. Really just reinforcing the basic which i think we all know

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Lecturer


I've been meaning to email you to thank you for the approval to use your PM podcasts for lecturing purposes. I am a lecturer at the University of Tasmania (Australia) in the School of Information Systems and lecture at the third year and Masters level in IS Project Management. Your podcasts are great. I have listened to them, and they are clear and focus on specific areas and very informative. I am using eight of your podcasts as a student resource and these tie in very well with the lectures notes and they are not too long. They stress the importance of project management skills as well as the necessity of following a PM methodology. Your podcasts provide important information that will help students understand the complexities of IT/IS projects.

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Peter Worrall


After getting my first iPod last week, I started browsing iTunes for content. Given my job, I started searching for PM podcasts, and came across yours. I just wanted to say I'm only on episode 3, but so far it's brilliant to be able to hear someone talking about the kind of issues I face on a daily basis (albeit on a smaller scale than you

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Andrew Smith


I think your are doing a great job with your project management podcast. You seem to have the knack of coming up with information that is both entertaining and informative. I look forward to listening to your shown each time I see it come through on itunes to my iPod.

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Joe Vest CISSP, MCSE, CCNA


I would like to thank you for your effort and the quality of your podcasts. I listen to them during my 1 hour commute on my mp3 player in my car. I am an IT professional who has become a project manager without realizing that project management is what I really do. Your podcasts have provided valuable information that has assisted me in taking control of my projects. Because I have realized the importance of a more formalized need for project management, I am working toward my PMP and will continue to listen to your podcasts. Keep up the good work!

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Senior Project Manager


Just want to let you know that I only came across your website middle if the week but already love it. It seems like years since I've had time to pick up a PM book and learn new ideas. The podcast format is great as I can listen on the way/to from work and love your humor, content and the fact your projects are relevant to me seeing as I work as an IT manager at a mutual fund company. I need to remember to put a pad of paper in the car before listening to your podcast so I can jot down some of your ideas. I'm definitely going to work my way through as many of the archives as possible and keep up to date with your latest podcasts. Keep up the great work!!!

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Mohammed


I have been listening to your podcasts and they have been great, I can't wait to hear more. I am from Oman, living in the capital Muscat, and I listen to your podcasts on my weekly drives to my hometown, which is about 2.5 hours away from the capital.

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Thanks a lot


Thanks a lot for your helpful website! Just what I needed! As a lot of Spanish people, English is a "failed subject" to me. I was very happy when I realized that with the "thepmpodcast" I'm able to improve my English exactly with the subject that I needed. When I'm driving I'm always listening your program.

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Gerardo Blitzer, PMP


Two weeks ago I got my new iPod Nano and while I wish the screen doesn't get scratched (some people say it will) I started looking for interesting podcasts. I found almost none until I came across yours. This is great! Honest. Can I suggest a subject to be included in one of your future shows? I am interested in getting more information about project management in non-profits. I am sure there must be several things to consider that make pm in nonprofits different from pm in a profit company. What do you think? Thanks in advance and congratulations!

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IT Trainer


My name is Christian and I have just begun Project Management Practices at my company about 3-4 months ago. My plan is to create a PMO in the next 2 years. I have enjoyed your podcast, as it has helped me to better understand the PM Field. I would like to know if you might have plans to discuss how a PM can balance several large-scale projects going on simultaneously? That topic would be of great interest to me and others. Thank you and have a great week!

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Jeff Schmitt


Just wanted to say Thanks for the great shows! I've been listening to them while I workout in the mornings - it a great way to get the brain moving in the right direction. Your shows are a good way to get up to speed on the news in the world of Project Management and hear some real world application of the skills needed to be a good PM. I'm a junior project manager for a consulting company in Texas. Currently, I'm working for a government client in a Program Office for a large software migration effort. It's very interesting work. Thanks again for the shows - and, if you've still got one, throw one of those gmail invites my way and I'll join the 21st century with the rest of you!

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Jennifer Kelly


Great show! I tuned in shortly after you started your pod cast, and as someone who is considering PM as a career switch, your shows have been helpful. Keep up the great show.

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Senior Project Manager


Hi, It's a great joy to announce that I have gained my PMP certification yesterday! Your tool was very valuable, especially when I did not attend any class in person. All I did was watched heard your presentations. I first listened to a few of your presentations, got from my friend and then purchased the full material. After every presentation, I would read the corresponding chapter from PMBOK, it was kind of interesting! Thanks for the wonderful videos and also the interviews, not just for the PMP, but also for the real life Project management. Regards, Prabhu.

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Dauda John Dzarsa


Sir, I have been receiving several Lectures and your podcast . It was very nice and delicious for consumption and I always like it , but unfortunate to me up to now I have not sat for the exam due to my negligence but this time around I have waked up and am ready to pass the examination by God's grace and with the help of Mr Cornelius method of teaching sir you are supper. Dzarsa

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PMP


I am now more than 3 months a subsriber to the premium PM Podcast. This helped me to prepare for the exam by examples from the experience of other PMs as well as continues to provide valuable information for my day-to-day work. At the moment the company, I work for is migrating from large multi thousand headcount work projects towards smaller projects for different customers, where I very much need the insights I got in the PMP praparation and the information of the SME's of PM in you Podcast. Bottomline: A very helpful Method to improve PM skills. Thanks for providing that service!

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