PM-Mastery

PM-Mastery

Helping Project Managers grow and master their Project Management skills.

Episodes

July 12, 2022 59 min

In This Episode:

In this episode, I sat down with Matt Schlegel and Amanda Sherman to talk about Matt's book "Teamwork 9.0".

Matt is a best a best-selling author and is committed to developing highly effective, style-diverse teams and giving them the tools and strategies to tackle challenges that are seemingly impossible.  Principal of Schlegel Consulting (www.evolutionaryteams.com), Matt started his career as an electric...

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In This Episode:

In this episode, I sat down with Sara McLaughlin, a recruiter and job applicant personal consultant in the project management industry. Sara and I discussed the types of services that she offers as well as some tips on resume's/CVs and keeping them in sync with your LinkedIn profile. Listen till the end when Sara offers a special discount for PM-Mastery listeners.

 Did You Know:

Did you know that between now and 2...

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In This Episode:

In this episode, I sat down with Brandon Burke and Amanda Sherman to discuss interviewing tips and tricks when applying for a project management related position.

Resources:

  •  Behavioral questions - add post titles
  •  https://www.novoresume.com/career-blog/behavioral-interview-questions/amp
  •  https://www.thebalancecareers.com/top-behavioral-interview-questions-2059618
  •  STAR Response Method
  • https://www.indeed.com/career-advice...
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    In This Episode:

     In this episode, I interviewed Robert Lamberti,  a PMP certified Workplace Technology IT Project Manager. Robert has a history in all things real estate and IT, including AV. Robert works for a large technology consulting firm and makes sure the internal technology stays up to par while traveling the world to implement it. 

     Tools:

  • Notebook with a pen or pencil (backup)
  • OneNote - access from anywhere
  • Mero Notes
  • Teams
  •  Di...

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    In This Episode:

    I had the pleasure of sitting down “virtually” over a zoom call with Joseph Phillips, an author, and trainer in the project management industry.  Joe is a well-established PM trainer and book author on the topic of project management. We spoke about his latest book and his thoughts on the PMP exam and PMP certification.  Joe has a diverse background in IT and project management and the certs, training, and experienc...

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    In This Episode:

     In this episode, I did a follow-up interview with Clinton "Brooks" Herman,  a construction PM and Owners Rep with Hill International. We discussed his recent job change and focused on getting and tracking PDUs. We ended with an interesting "Did You Know" and wrapped up discussing our personal trucks.

     Podcast takeaways:

     The key takeaway from this podcast is that we all earn and track our PDUS in a va...

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    In This Episode:

     In this episode, I interviewed Angela Thurman, a project management consultant from the Houston Texas area.  With a background in aerospace, telecommunications, and Bridal consulting! Angela's company helps with process and product improvements and consultants on supplier and contract management.

    Favorite Tool(s):

  • Microsoft Project
  • Airtable
  • Zoom
  • otter.ai
  • Did You Know:

  • Houston Fun Facts
  • Links: 

  • Angela's Website: http...
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    In This Episode:

     In this episode, I interviewed Sylvia Flores, an IT/EHR business analyst for a senior care organization in Texas. Sylvia has also filled the position of project manager in previous roles.

      Favorite Tool(s):

  • Visio
  • OneNote
  • Skype/Teams
  • MS Project
  • Continuing Education:

  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Udemy
  • 3 Personal Mantras:

  • Don't let Best get in the way of Better.
  • Knowledge may be power, but data rules!
  • Be prepared to partake, but don...
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    In This Episode:

    In this episode, I interviewed Nacole Caputo, a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Project Manager from Tampa, Florida. Nacole is an experienced project manager in the environmental industry.

     Some of the following links are affiliate links which may earn me a commission if you click a link and go on to make a purchase; it does not cost you anything extra but helps me cover the cost of the blog and podcast. Thanks fo...

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    In this episode, I interviewed Jonah Goska,  a Technology Industry Sr. Project Manager with Green Pages,  from the Boston Ma. area that works 100% remotely. During the interview, we discussed some of the common issues facing projects of all types now with shortages of materials and resources.

    Some of the following links are affiliate links which may earn me a commission if you click a link and go on to make a purchase; it does not c...

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    In This Episode:

     In this episode, I interviewed Rob, an IT project manager from Florida that works in the US Air Force.

    My takeaways from this interview were that we have struggles in all industries, corporate, public, or private.  Technology struggles with adaptation and acceptance are every project manager's struggle.

    Favorite Tool(s):

  • People 
  • Resources: 

  • LinkedIn Learning - free for a month, then $19.99/month (if annual subscript...
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    In This Episode: 

     In this episode, I interviewed Kurt Hornung, a Sr. IT Director from Weeki Wachee, Florida that works in the medical industry for a major hospital group. Kurt manages about eighteen IT people between four hospitals and IT Interns. Currently, he is responsible for managing around 20+ projects and also serves as the Facility Information Security Official for HIPAA. 

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    In This Episode:

     In this episode, I interviewed Derek Speer, a construction project manager from Florida that works in the commercial construction sector. Derek's background is heavy in critical facilities. We talked about what it takes to be successful, by being prepared. Being prepared for meetings, site visits, and travel - some up-front thoughts go a long way.

    I will be putting together a checklist of the items we discussed ...

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    In This Episode:

    In this episode, I interviewed Teresa O'hanlon, a construction project coordinator from Florida that works in the commercial construction sector. Apologies for the thumping sound at the end, I was unable to remove it and do not know where it came from.

    Favorite Tool(s):

  • OneNote
  • iPhone
  • Microsoft Teams

  • Terminology - Acronyms mentioned in this episode:

    PMI - Project Management Institute
    PMP - Project Management Profession...

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    In This Episode:

    In this episode, I had Amanda Sherman back to do a wrap-up, where we talked about the blog posts and podcast episodes for 2020. 

     Books: 

  • Positive Personality Profiles - DISC
  •  Links: 

  • This Episode Page w/Transcript
  • For a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast Episodes
  • For a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Posts
  • pm-mastery.com 
  •  Episode Sponsor: 

  • Freshly
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    In This Episode:

    In this episode, I talk with David Alvarez about setting goals instead of resolutions and how to do it the SMART way.

    Resources Links Mentioned:

  • Setting SMART Goals
  • Planning Forms for Setting Goals - Fillable PDF
  • Planning Forms for Setting Goals - Editable Word
  • What is a Mastermind Group?
  • If you are interested in being part of a Project Management Mastermind group, email me: walt@pm-mastery.com
  • Links: 

  • Link to Retreat V...
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    In This Episode:

     In this episode, I interviewed Chris Chavez, a real estate project manager from Florida that works in the residential housing development sector.

     Favorite Tool(s):

  • MS Excel
  • MS OneNote
  •  Acronym:

  • BLUF - Bottom Line Up Front
  •   Links: 

  • Episode Page w/Transcript
  • For a full list of podcast episodes visit go here: PM-Mastery Podcast Episodes
  • For a full list of blog posts go here: PM-Mastery Blog Posts
  • pm-mastery.com 
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     In This Episode:

     In this episode, I interviewed David Alvarez, a commercial banker who discusses the importance of taking action in order to accomplish your goals.

     Favorite Tool(s):

  • iPad
  • Spreadsheets - Excel/Numbers
  •  Books Mentioned:

  • The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage - Mel Robbins
  •  Quotes:

  • Success is never owned, it's rented, and the rent is due every day - Robert Rodriguez Jr
  • The key ...
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    In This Episode:

     In this episode, I interviewed Travis Chess, a construction project manager from Florida that works in the commercial construction sector.

     Favorite Tool(s):

  • Rico Theta 360 Camera
  • Bluebeam
  • BOX
  •  Did You know?

  • Alaska is the largest state in size by landmass, but they have one of the lowest populations in the entire US, which comes in at about 735,000 people. They are actually number four.
  • Links: 

  • Ricoh 360 
  • For a full list of...
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    In This Episode:

     In this episode, I interviewed Shawn Kelly, a construction project manager assistant director from Charlotte, North Carolina, that works in the education sector.

     Favorite Tool(s):

  • iPhone
  •  Did You know?

  • No matter your industry, sales, and customer service are two very important skillsets.
  •  Links:

  • APPA - The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers
  • COAA - Construction Owners Association of America
  • Episode Page w/...
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