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Episode 502: Digital PMO

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In this episode, we explore the intersection of PMOs and the digital transformation era with Amireh Amirmazaheri, the managing director of PMO Solutions. Amireh shares her extensive experience in PMO frameworks and strategic growth, shedding light on how PMOs adapt to and drive digital change. We discuss the challenges PMOs face, their innovative strategies, and the importance of aligning digital transformation initiatives with strategic business objectives.

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Episode 501: How to Get PMP Certification Fast: 4-Week PMP Study Plan

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In this episode, Cornelius Fichtner unveils a comprehensive four-week study plan designed to help you pass the PMP exam efficiently and effectively. This episode is perfect for anyone feeling pressed for time but determined to achieve their PMP certification. Cornelius, with his extensive experience in project management training, breaks down the study process into manageable weekly schedules, focusing on the People, Process, and Business Environment domains. He also emphasizes the importance of practical tips and consistent practice through PMP exam simulators.

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Episode 500: Celebrating Two Decades of Project Management Excellence

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In this milestone 500th episode of The Project Management Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner reflects on nearly two decades of podcasting excellence. Since its inception in September 2005, the podcast has grown from a niche initiative to a recognized voice in project management. Cornelius shares significant milestones, including the remarkable number of downloads and the extensive global reach, highlighting the support from listeners worldwide. The episode also acknowledges top interview guests who have contributed their expertise and insights over the years, enriching the podcast's content.

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Special: AI for Project Project Managers

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In this special episode, Cornelius Fichtner presents an in-depth look at how the AI for Project Managers course will elevate your understanding and application of AI in project management. The course is designed to teach AI beyond just tools, focusing on building comprehensive AI literacy and mastery through 17 essential AI competencies. Cornelius explains how these competencies will enhance your current project management skills and help you future-proof your career in the evolving landscape of AI.

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Episode 499: AI in Project Management: Promise vs. Practice (Free)

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In this episode of The Project Management Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner sits down with Matt Mong, Chief Revenue Officer at Adeaca, to discuss the realistic integration of artificial intelligence in project management. Matt, with his extensive background in Project Business Automation and operational strategy, brings valuable insights into both the promise and the existing challenges of AI in this field. Throughout the episode, they delve into technical, organizational, and cultural hurdles organizations face as they aim to leverage AI, emphasizing the need for a systematic data and process standardization approach.

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Episode 498: AI for PMs: Hype or Help? Survey Says... (Free)

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Cornelius Fichtner welcomes Elizabeth Harrin to explore the transformative effects of artificial intelligence on the project management landscape. Elizabeth, a seasoned project manager and author, shares insights from her recent article 57 AI in Project Management Statistics, offering an in-depth analysis of how AI is reshaping the field. This episode uncovers the myriad ways AI enhances project efficiency, from automating mundane tasks to revolutionizing decision-making processes, ultimately altering the role and skills of project managers.

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Episode 497: Unlocking Stress-Free Projects (Free)

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In this enlightening episode of The PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner sits down with project management veteran Sushil Gupta to dissect the complexities of stress-free project management. With nearly three decades of experience across various industries, including construction and infrastructure, Sushil shares his expert insights in his latest book, "11 Secrets to Manage Projects and Remain Stress-Free." This conversation highlights practical strategies from the book and delves into Sushil's personal experiences and the philosophical underpinnings of his stress management techniques.

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Episode 496: Beyond Theory - Real-Life AI Solutions in Project Management (Free)

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In this pivotal episode of The PM Podcast, host Cornelius Fichtner is joined by Lloyd Skinner, CEO of Greyfly.ai, to explore the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence in project management. Delving into two groundbreaking case studies, Skinner showcases how AI can enhance decision-making, improve project success rates, and address the challenges faced in traditional project management approaches. This episode not only sheds light on the practical applications of AI in managing projects but also provides a glimpse into the future, emphasizing the potential and strategic direction for incorporating AI technologies into project management practices.

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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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