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Special The PM Exam Coach: Interview with Cornelius Fichtner (Free)

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This is a special episode of The PM Podcast in which we are sharing a video from The PM Coaching Podcast.

In this interview, Dan Ryan, MBA, PMP, (LinkedIn Profile) interviews Cornelius Fichtner, PMP.

Some of the topics are:

  • Cornelius's background and life story
  • What changes are coming to Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam in December 2019
  • What is the best way to pass pmp exam
  • And also some of the differentiators between PMP and other exams.
  • Where to find a good PMP Exam Coach

The fact that we can go deep into these topics is what makes The PM Podcast one of the best podcasts for project management, if I do say so myself!

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Episode Transcript

Below are the first few pages of the transcript. The complete transcript is available to Premium subscribers only.

Video Introduction

Dan Ryan: Hello and welcome to this special episode of The PM Podcast™. My name is Dan Ryan and I’m known as The PM Exam Coach. I have a website at the where I coach and tutor people to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam. I’d like to thank Cornelius so much for hosting this episode of the Podcast and in fact in this episode, I get the chance to actually interview Cornelius himself and we speak on a wide variety of topics from passing the PMP® Exam to Cornelius’ background and life story where he came from, the types of changes we are going to expect in the PMP® Exam coming up in December and a lot of other cool stuff too. So thanks for tuning in. Thank you, Cornelius, and enjoy the episode.


Dan Ryan: Hey everybody! It’s PM Exam Coach, Dan. Thanks for joining me for another episode of The Project Management Coaching Podcast and I’m joined today by Cornelius Fichtner. Say hello, Cornelius!

Cornelius Fichtner: Hello, Dan! And by the way, very well pronounced my last name, better than most people.

Dan Ryan: Thank you so much you know. I don’t want poke fun but you know somebody called me the other day and said: “Hey, Dan, do you with Mr. Fletcher?” And I said: “Fletcher?” But you know, so I’m sure you dealt with that. But the only Cornelius that I can think of is the one from the movie of The Planet of Apes. So are there any other famous Cornelius?

Cornelius Fichtner: Yeah! Yeah! You definitely know them. So there was Cornelius Vanderbilt. He was a railroad tycoon in the United States. Then there is Cornelius Fudge from the Harry Potter series, but he kind of pulls the name Cornelius down. He is not the best of characters. And last but not least, there is Yukon Cornelius from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. So those are the ones that I know of off the top of my head here.

Dan Ryan: Is there is a nickname for the name, Cornelius?

Cornelius Fichtner: Yeah, Cornelius!

Dan Ryan: Alright, good one. I had to ask those silly questions, I apologize. Now, I know you’re from Switzerland originally.

Cornelius Fichtner: Yes!

Dan Ryan: Alright. Isn’t curling from that part of Europe as well?

Cornelius Fichtner: No, no, no. Curling is from Scotland. Curling is from Scotland but…

Dan Ryan: You’re into curling now?

Cornelius Fichtner: I did play curling, yeah, yeah. So I started to play curling in Switzerland and I never joined a group, any club there or anything. But when I lived in California, I realized: “Oh man, I missed playing curling.” My nephew, he is actually on the UK, no, no, the English National Team. So not the top, he’s the second tier and he plays curling there when I visited him. He’s like: “Hey, common, I need to practice for a match that’s coming up.” And I’m like: “Oh man, I missed this.” And when I went back to California, I decided, I’m going to join a club and lo and behold, half an hour from where I live, they have a curling ring.

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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 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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