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 74 clients

Well done!


I found the content easy to listen to and informative.  This is an excellent way to complete some of your educational PDUs in the comfort of home or office.

Raleigh, United States
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Too big, Won't close


I was unable to click NO Thanks on the pop up to get rid of it so I could listen to the podcast, so obviously I am not a fan

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PDUs rule


Aon Hewitt

Thanks for all the great work you have done over the years to provide an opportunity for PMs everywhere to earn PDUs.

Marietta, Georgia, USA, Aon Hewitt
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Relevant and Valuable


10-1 Tech LLC

The Project Management Podcast is a valuable resource for the project management community.  Whether you are new to the industry, a sage veteran or somewhere in between you will find topics and information that can be brought to work and applied immediately.  As a resource for maintaining your PMP certification and continuing education, there is nothing out there more convenient and varied. Everyone in the industry should be listening.

New York, USA, 10-1 Tech LLC
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Extremely helpful podcasts


Tieto Software Technologies

Hello Cornelius, 
You have been brilliant, the people you interview have not let me down. I realized many things which I have not been paying attention to. There have been some eyeopeners so deja vu discussions but overall I am glued to your podcasts.
Thank you.
Regards,
Rahul Nene

Pune, India, Tieto Software Technologies
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Great Information


Love the podcast because I  always seem to find one that suits my situation at work precisely.  I'm always transferring the knowledge from your podcast to my teammates because it enables us the ability to  improve on our quality and processes of our product because of the real life scenarios being shared by the presenters.

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Practical Option


COBISCorp

It 's very practical and objetive way to listen, learn and win pdus in a personal Schedule without restriction of time

Quito, Ecuador, COBISCorp
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Great resource


The PM Podcast is a wonderful resource for project managers.  Thank you for gathering so much information in one place.

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PM Podcast Praise


When I learned of PM Podcast, I thought I would find that most of the episodes would be boring or routine or useless or all of the above.  Wow!  Was I ever surprised after listening to a few, how useful the information is.  Unfortunately, I needed to earn a LOT of PDUs in 10 days because I had put off the task for so long.  I expected the task to be tedious, but I found each episode (which I admittedly chose ONLY by the title) to be powerful, useful, and engaging.  Not tedious at all, I think the value of these short presentations has made the task of catching up a pleasure and dare I say, addictive.  Thanks to all you special people who have made this tool come to life.  It's a treasure of information

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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PM Podcast


Petrofac

I have been hearing PM Podcasts for last one year. I am an experienced Project management personnel with 25 years experience. its always a great learning with every new episode. Now a days I don't get much time for reading but these podcasts gives me that required knowledge updates, being brought in to the profession by various academics as well as professionals.

Sharjah, UAE, Petrofac
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http://www.project-management-podcast.com/pdu


Seems to be a great Idea.Will help lot of  people immensely.

Bengaluru, India
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Great help


It is great to have a way to gain PDU s specially at LATAM since the courses are very expensive because of the volatility of the dollar.

And it is very useful to know and understand what kind of PDU s we need to take based on PMI triangle.

Mexico City, Mexico
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IT WORKS; LISTEN & PASS


Meridian Medical Management

I passed the PMP exam on the first try with two tools:  PM Podcast & Exam Simulator.  I would not have passed if I didn't listen to the episodes or take advantage of the 9 full length exams.  I surrendered and did everything Professor Fichtner told me to do.  When I took the exam, all I heard was his voice in my head:  think, eliminate, mark for review, move on.  The tips were priceless:  use the 15 minute tutorial to brain dump, know where you are going the day before, and don't memorize but understand.  The Podcast brought the PMBOK to life, the organization of the lessons built a solid foundation and the simulator put me through the Olympics of test preparation.  I loved the Podcasts:  I put them on when I commuted, when I walked the dog, when I exercised, when I was cleaning--it all got in there and I passed.  The by-product of all of that prepareation was that I really learned; I wasn't studying for the test, I really wanted to learn these best practices because I realized that many of the habits I had could be improved.  I learned.  I retained.  I believe that I am a better Project Manager from the process. 

Windsor, USA, Meridian Medical Management
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High Value at a Great Price!


California SWRCB

I obtained my PMP in 2014 and am nearing the end of my first cycle of PDUs for recertification in 2017.  I have obtained my PDUs by buying a few courses, and also by listening to many of the PM Podcasts.  I feel like Cornelius Fichtner is a personal friend!  He does an excellent job moderating the interviews and asks perceptive questions that draw even more information out of the interviewee.  I have found nearly every podcast to be time well spent, and learn a great deal that is directly applicable to the workplace. I highly recommend listening to PM Podcasts as a way to earn PDUs, and offer this suggestion to other listeners: I copied the Excel spreadsheet of PM Podcast Episodes, and then sorted the spreadsheet, first by Max PDU and then by category (Technical, Leadership, Strategic & Business).  That way I could easily identify the courses that would earn the most PDUs (the hour-long ones), and also easily choose the podcasts that I needed to obtain the necessary PDUs in each of the three categories.  

Citrus Heights, United States, California SWRCB
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Informative!


PM Podcasts offer a huge variety of relevant PM topics. A great asset to my career objectives and PMP! thank you!!!

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PM Podcast influence


red24

When I first realized that I wanted to pursue a career in project management, the PM Podcast was one of the first resources recommended to me. Since then it has not only been highly informative, but an example of what true project managers look like.
The way Cornelius and his guests conduct themselves and explain the varying topics have helped shape my perspective on the field and made me a better project manager and inspired me to continuously learn and improve.


Cape Town, South Africa, red24
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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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