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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.

Bill's insights extend beyond the basic fundamentals of project management. We dive into specific areas like pre-project planning, its impact on risk management, and predictive vs adaptive project management. A particular highlight is Bill's exploration of the 'Earned Schedule' concept. We also touch upon industry-specific approaches to Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) management and discuss intriguing examples from his book. As we wrap up the interview, we take a thoughtful look at the project closure phase, and Bill shares insights on addressing common mistakes, handling transition periods, and the importance of closure compared to project initiation.

This episode was recorded as a live stream on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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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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