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Episode 474: Getting the Job (and Your Project) Done (Free) #PMOT

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Today’s workplace has evolved. Yet the strategies to empower employees and teams are still maturing. Join Cornelius Fichtner and Kevin Torf and let them fill this gap by providing a practical framework to inspire teams and keep them accountable for ultimate success. Rather than impose a single method to make you a better project manager, we will look at a flexible strategy that will help you lead confidently, take advantage of all the perspectives on your team, and get the job and project done on time without having to sacrifice quality.

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Episode 473: Successfully Achieving Strategy (Free)

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Organizations are successful based on their ability to achieve strategic goals. However, too many organizations waste time and money on developing strategy but don’t achieve their goals.

What goes wrong?

PDUs: Strategic and Business Management, Strategy implementation

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Episode 472: Cornelius Fichtner's New Book (Free)

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Cornelius Fichtner's new book The 50 PMP® Exam Prep Questions Everyone Gets Wrong is now available.

The premise is, that there are some topics everyone gets wrong on the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam. Being able to answer tricky questions can mean the difference between a pass and a fail. Using data from thousands of mock PMP exams and insights from experienced classroom trainers, he identified, analyzed and explains the project management concepts that most students struggle to grasp.

Buy the book on Amazon.

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Episode 471: Project Business Automation (Free)

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Project Business Automation (PBA) is a category of business systems that are designed to integrate and automate the business processes of project-based companies. So if your company is in a project driven industry - for example construction, engineering or professional services - where you work on projects that are paid for by your customers, then having a PBA system is a must.

PDUs: Strategic and Business Management, Project Business, Project Business Management, Project Business Automation

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Episode 470: The PMBOK Guide Seventh Edition - First Impressions (Free)

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In this episode, Cornelius Fichtner gives you his initial executive overview of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition.

PDUs: Technical Project Management, PMBOK Guide, PMBOK Guide 7th Edition

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Episode 469: Emerging Agile Trends (Free)

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As we look ahead to the remainder of the year, there are still several trends that are emerging in both Agile Project Management and Agile Product Development. By making project managers aware of these trends, and ensuring that they understand not only the trend, but also its impact, they will be well prepared to tackle problems that arise in the Agile Space, well into the future.

In this interview, Kevin Reilly and Cornelius Fichtner will discuss the top Agile trends that are emerging in 2021, including:

PDUs: Technical Project Management, Podcast Episodes About Agile, Agile Project Management, Project Management Trends, Agile Trends

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Episode 468: Project Management is Change Management (Free)

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The disciplines of change management and project management are both necessary when executing a project or initiative. Each discipline brings the critical structure needed for effectively implementing change and achieving the results you want.

Yet, change management and project management must work together to achieve successful change. Doing so creates a unified value proposition, which sets the foundation for tactical integration and delivers value across all aspects of the project, including both the people side and technical side.

Join Tim Creasey and Cornelius Fichtner in this livestream where they look at the basics of change management, discuss the differences and similarities to project management, and give you tips and best practices to implement change management on your projects today.

PDUs: Technical Project Management, Project Change Management, Change Management

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Episode 467: PMI Answers Your Questions About The PMP Exam 2021 (Free)

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On Jan 1st 2021, the Project Management Institute (PMI)® rolled out an updated Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam. For example: The PMP® exam went from 200 questions down to 180 questions, 50% of the exam is now on agile and hybrid methodologies, and there are two ten-minute breaks. And these are just three of the many changes

So, I’m sure you have questions.

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Episode 465: Projects as Profit Centers - Part 1 (Free)

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The world of project management is undergoing a fundamental change -- a collaborative revolution: Projects that would have been done internally in the past are more and more given to external contractors, who in turn may use subcontractors and sub-subcontractors, building complex project supply networks (PSNs).

PDUs: Strategic and Business Management, Project Business Management, Project Business Foundation

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Episode 464: PMP Exam Lessons Learned 2021 (Free)

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Are you thinking about taking the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam?

Perhaps you are well into your PMP® studies already. Join Cornelius Fichtner, PMP as he shares a wealth of great information to help you prepare for your exam, as well as his up-to-date recommendations on how to best study for the 2021 PMP Exam.

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Special: How to Watch PM Podcast Video Episodes (Free)

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We are recording more and more of our episodes as videos and then make them available to you in both video and audio-only format. In this episode, we show you how to watch the video version of The PM Podcast.

Spoiler alert: Click the "Play video episode" link that you see above.

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Episode 463: Ten Steps to Passing Your PMP Exam (Free)

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In this episode, we explore Cornelius Fichtner's recommended Ten Steps to Pass Your Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam.

When Cornelius Fichtner prepared for his PMP exam he was frustrated with the outdated, incorrect and often contradictory recommendations people give to help candidates prepare for and pass their PMP exam. And so, to help you avoid this frustration, he created this easy to follow, ten-step approach to preparing for and passing your PMP exam.

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Episode 462: Project Performance: Agile, Waterfall and Beyond (Free)

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Our focus today is on project performance.

To be precise, it’s on The Practitioner's Handbook of Project Performance: Agile, Waterfall and Beyond. This handbook is the result of the hard work and dedication of more than 35 authors from over 15 countries across four continents. They wrote chapters on pretty much any topic of project performance that you can imagine, and it was all brought together by Mark Phillips.

Mark has been on the program before. That was back in episode 158 and then also 282 and 283 when we spoke about his book reinventing communication, and today it’s project performance.

PDUs: Strategic and Business Management, Project Business, Project Business Management, Project Business Foundation

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Cornelius Fichtner
Cornelius Fichtner
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, is the host and the author at The Project Management Podcast. He has welcomed hundreds of guests and project management experts to the podcast and has helped over 60,0000 students prepare for their PMP® Exam. He has authored dozens of articles on projectmanagement.com and PM World 360. He speaks at conferences around the world about project management, agile methodology, PMOs, and Project Business. Follow him on Twitter and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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