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Episode 495: Power Skills for Exceptional Project Performance (Free)

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In this enlightening episode of The PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner sits down with esteemed guest Neal Whitten, a renowned leadership and project management expert, to delve into the transformative concept of power skills in project management. Neal, with his vast experience and as the author of "Power Skills That Lead to Exceptional Performance," brings to light the essential skills that go beyond technical knowledge, enabling project managers to excel in their roles.

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Episode 494: Future-Proofing PM Careers in the Age of AI (Free)

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In today's episode, we're diving into the transformative world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its implications for project managers. Join Cornelius Fichtner and special guest Lenka Pincot, Chief of Staff to the CEO at PMI, as we explore how AI is revolutionizing the field of project management and what you can do to stay ahead of the curve.

Episode Highlights:

  • Understanding the AI Revolution: We kick off the episode by setting the stage for AI's impact on project management. Lenka Pincot joins us to shed light on this rapidly evolving landscape.
  • Future-Proofing Your PM Career: We discuss the necessity for project managers to develop AI competencies, focusing on AI literacy, data proficiency, ethical awareness, adaptive thinking, and tech collaboration.
  • Adapting to AI in Project Teams: The conversation will explore how AI integration affects entire project teams, and the importance of fostering a culture of innovation and AI acceptance.
  • PMI's Course Spotlight: We delve into PMI's "Generative AI Overview for Project Managers" course, an essential resource for staying updated in this changing field.

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Episode 493: The Power of Soft Skills in Project Management (Free)

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In today's conversation, we are delving into one particular area of project management – mastering the essential soft skills. Soft skills, often dubbed as 'power skills,' form the backbone of project management, shaping the culture, ethics, motivation, and creativity in a team. As the world of project management continues to evolve, the emphasis on these skills has grown significantly. Yet, despite their importance, they often remain underappreciated and underdeveloped.

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Episode 492: Why Corporate PM Training is Key to Business Success (Free)

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In this episode, we embark on a journey through the avenues of corporate project management training and its unparalleled significance in today's shifting market dynamics. With market trends evolving at an unprecedented pace, how can businesses equip themselves to navigate these changes and remain at the forefront of their industries? The answer might very well be found in the depths of project management training.

Are you curious about how corporate project management training might offer businesses a compass to adapt and flourish amidst evolving market dynamics? Dive deep into the core of this topic with our guest, Jonathan Hebert. Together, we unravel the transformative power of this training, focusing on strategies, essential skills, and insights that can steer businesses towards sustained success.

And if you're eager to read more on this very topic, we have a treat for you! Head over to Navigate Change where we've curated four in-depth articles diving deeper into the impact of project management training in the corporate landscape:

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PMP Exam Changes: What You MUST Know About New Security Measures!

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📍 In this 15-minute session, we dive deep into the significant changes coming to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam. From the implementation of enhanced data forensics to the implications of a delayed feedback system, we've got you covered. Are you curious about how this might affect your PMP journey? Or how the instructors and PMI will navigate this transition?

💡 We discuss:

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Episode 491: Unveiling the Power of Artificial Intelligence in Project Management (Free)

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In this episode we once again delve into the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Project Management. Our focus right now is to explore the pervasive buzz around AI in the PM landscape because the integration of AI into project management has been making waves across industries. And I have no doubt that you must have stumbled upon an intriguing article or LinkedIn post making (sometimes wild) predictions and highlighting the profound influence of AI on project management roles, right?

It's undeniable that AI's presence is reshaping our professional landscape, but to what extent? What should be the role of AI in our world? Has AI impacted your daily tasks or decision-making processes in project management? What are the challenges?

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Episode 490: ISO Standard in Practice: Exploring the Fundamentals of Project Management (Free)

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In this episode, we're taking an insightful journey into the world of project management standards. As you might have experienced, the recent shift of the ANSI standard from a process-based to a principles-based model has left a gap in practical project management guidance. Thankfully, the ISO 21502 standard is here to fill that void, albeit, at just 42 pages, it could use a little more depth. Enter 'Inside the BlackBox Project Management,' an enlightening resource by Bill Dannenmaier that complements the ISO standard with real-world project management experience. Bill joins us today to discuss key principles, real-world scenarios, the ISO 21502 standard, pre-project planning, earned schedule, and much more.

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Episode 489: Business Analysis and Project Management (Free)

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In this episode, we are delighted to host Laura Brandenburg, a seasoned Business Analyst, CEO, and founder of Bridging the Gap. She shares her wealth of experience and knowledge, navigating the fascinating intersection of business analysis and project management.

Diving deep into the career path of a Business Analyst, Laura helps unravel the trajectory one can expect, skills required, and significant turning points that shape the BA career. She provides insights for those eager to step into the BA world, suggesting strategies for transitioning from other fields, addressing potential challenges, and sharing invaluable resources for those starting out.

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Episode 488: Harnessing Artificial Intelligence in Digital Agency Project Management (Free)

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In this episode, we're going to look into how digital agencies are harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) for their project management approaches. And if the term “digital agency” is new to you, then don’t worry because we’ll explain exactly what this is.

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Episode 487: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Project Managers (Free)

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the landscape of project management, offering new possibilities for enhancing efficiency, reducing risks, and optimizing resource allocation. As AI continues to make inroads in various aspects of project management, it becomes increasingly essential for us project managers to develop our data literacy skills and embrace the benefits that AI can bring to our projects.

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Episode 485: Data Literacy for Project Managers in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Free)

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Data literacy is the ability to understand, use, and communicate data effectively, including the skill to analyze and interpret data, make data-driven decisions, and reporting results clearly to your project stakeholders. The discussion delves into this crucial skill for project managers required in today's data-driven world.

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Episode 484: Project Risk Management (Free)

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We welcome Dr. David Hillson to look at project risk management for business leaders and project leaders through the metaphor of a risk hurricane, which David introduced in his book Taming the Risk Hurricane.

Risk management has become a standard part of the strategic tool kit, providing senior leaders with a forward-looking radar to scan the future and give early warnings of approaching threats and opportunities. However, even best-in-class organizations can falter in the face of extreme risk exposure. Special circumstances demand special responses, and extreme risk exposure needs very careful handling. Routine risk management approaches will fall short, but businesses that demonstrate a high degree of flexibility and resilience will have the competitive advantage and the ability to thrive where others fail.

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Episode 483: Project Performance Domains 5-8 (Free)

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This webinar is the second of two in which Cornelius Fichtner explores the following four Project Performance Domains that were introduced by the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition:

  1. Project Work - Managing project tasks
  2. Delivery - Transferring project results
  3. Measurement - Understanding project progress
  4. Uncertainty - Risk is uncertainty that matters

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Episode 482: Project Performance Domains 1-4 (Free)

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This webinar is the first of two in which Cornelius Fichtner explores the following four Project Performance Domains that were introduced by the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition:

  1. Stakeholders - Managing those affected
  2. Team - Leading towards success
  3. Development Approach and Life Cycle - Building products and managing projects
  4. Planning - Designing the path to success

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