Project Management Office Hours

Project Management Office Hours

Project Management Office Hours explores the humanity and reality of Project Management. You get to know the leaders in the Project Management industry and understand their story. Hosted by Joe Pusz, PMO Joe, Project Management Advocate and CEO & Founder of THE PMO SQUAD and The PMO Leader.

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May 12, 2021 55 min
Everywhere we look we see the impact of Project Management. As the PM industry grows, a challenge we face now as project/program managers is how do we not get lost within the millions of practitioners and hundreds of associations and certifications around the world? As David Barrett has shown us several times, we can turn to smaller communities within the broader industry. Without a community, how might we navigate all this nois...
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Are you working on the proper projects within your organization? Why do we even do projects in an organization? So much time in Project Management is spent trying to improve project execution and not as much on project selection and strategic alignment. In this episode we take a deep dive on Strategic Alignment and Portfolio Management with Stuart Easton CEO of Transparent Choice.

Stuart and PMO Joe share several anecdotes from t...
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How has your life been impacted by a Curve Bender? What is a Curve Bender? What is next for all of us in the Project Management Community impacted by the pandemic? In this episode Jennifer Bridges and David Nour share with us their personal stories and also their experiences as leaders within the community.

Lots of laughs in this episode and fun with Jennifer and David. We laughed about the "Punch it" story with David a...
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Do you know the history of International Project Management Day? How do you describe your career as a Project Manager? Have you ever sung the Project Management Blues? In this episode Frank Saladis PMI Fellow and the Father of International Project Management Day shares his story and the many lessons learned during his long storied career.

Frank chats with PMO Joe about the origins of IPM Day and how it has progressed over the ye...
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What do Project Management, PMOs, and Tennis have in common? Take in this episode to hear from Bill Dow as he shares his journey to becoming one of the top PMO Leaders in the world and an avid tennis fan.

Bill chats with PMO Joe about starting his career as an Accidental Project Manager and then finding his passion in project management. Bill is now leading his 10th PMO and he shares many of his lessons learned along the way and ho...
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What is the Agile Management Office and how do you use the AMO Method? Hear the backstory and concepts from Fatimah Abbouchi as she shares her journey to becoming one of the leading PMO Influencers in the world.

Fatimah chats with PMO Joe about several topics during this fast paced chat between global PMO Influencers and the partnership they have formed with The PMO Leader global community site. Fatimah shared the story of how she...
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Are you familiar with Design Thinking? Are you utilizing Design Thinking to run your projects? In this episode we chat with Bruce Gay, Founder of Astrevo to understand the fundamentals and benefits of Design Thinking as well as touching on several other topics.

Bruce is a leader in the PM Industry and is an active community builder. He is a PMI Volunteer with PMI Pittsburgh, leads a Healthcare PMO, teaches part time at Norwich Un...
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Imagine the impact to your life being born a girl in Iran during the height of the Iranian Revolution. Then as you reach school age the ravages of the Iran - Iraq war shake your very existence. These are the early stages of Amireh Amirmazaheri's journey. She shared her story with us and how it has impacted her life as a leader in the Project Management industry.

As a first time mother in Australia forced by COVID to be confined ...
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Listen to Billy S Mwape share his fascinating story and the exciting news of the birth of his new son! Billy joined us from Zambia as our first guest in 2021 and our first guest joining from Africa. He shares the Zambia culture, challenges he pushed through in 2020 and the exciting future he is building.

Billy was a featured speaker in the TED@PMI event in 2020 and he shared the experience with us. As parents we know that it ...
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Kiron Bondale was our special guest in this final episode of 2020. Kiron shared his career story with us including how he starting in project management and the 3 key career moments which have helped to shape his career.

Kiron also provided insights for PMs to help take your career to the next level. His time as a PM, PMO Leader, and PM Trainer has given him an opportunity to observe what works for PMs of all experience levels. W...
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Listening to this session as we chat with Cornelius Fichtner and learn about his career and lessons learned on his project management leadership journey. We hear how he started The Project Management podcast (www.project-management-podcast.com) back in 2005 and why it might not be a good idea for you to start your own podcast.

Cornelius also explains how he had to learn the language of Project Management and how that can be a cha...
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Have you thought about starting up a Project Management SaaS company? Are you curious about how to leverage your experience as a Project Manager to solve technology problems? In this episode we hear from Jason Westland who is the CEO of ProjectManager.com.

Jason founded the award-winning business ProjectManager.com, a SaaS product that is used in over 100 countries by organizations like NASA and The United Nations. He shares his o...
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What is a Digital Project Manager? How is this different than a traditional Project Manager? In this episode we hear from Ben Aston who is the founder of The Digital Project Manager Community.

Ben is a community builder, podcast host, and leader in the project management industry. He shared with us his journey from Developer and Accidental PM to Digital Producer and Digital Project Manager. Ben provides insights into the benefits of...
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As we approach Veterans Day we dedicated our show to a discussion about supporting Veterans and Military Spouses with services and programs assisting with transitioning to civilian Project Management careers. Two leading organizations in the industry which are supporting Veterans are PMI and VPMMA and we learn more about what they have to offer Veterans.

PMO Joe was joined by Brantlee Underhill, Kerry Brooks and Al Calvi all from P...
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What is a "Lazy Project Manager", and why does it benefit productivity? How can veteran project managers help and support the newest generation? We explore these questions and more with Peter Taylor, who joined us live from the UK.

Peter is the author of the #1 bestselling project management book, ‘The Lazy Project Manager,’ along with many other books on Project Management, PMO development, Executive Sponsorship, Transforma...
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How do you connect PMI chapters from around the world sharing industry trends and insights? Do you wonder about cultural differences delivering projects in different regions and countries? We explore these questions and more with Priya Patra who joined us live from India.

Priya is a mother of two, Author, Blogger, Women Empower believer, Dreamer, Creator and a Futurist, An Agile Evangelist and a Program Manager. She is also a commun...
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How has your work been impacted by the pandemic? Are you able to lead your projects effectively? In this episode Elizabeth Harrin joins PMO Joe from West Sussex, UK to share her story about working remote, engaging stakeholders and books she has written.

The pandemic has forced us to work differently. We need to improve our ability to work with people remotely. Elizabeth shares tips such as getting comfortable on video, understand h...
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Are you familiar with the upcoming changes to the PMBOK? What do you think will be the impact to our profession and community? In this episode Cyndi Dionisio and Mike Griffiths share the details on the PMBOK 7th edition update.

After 50+ years and 6 editions of the PMBOK, PMI is taking the PMBOK 7th edition in a different direction. The changes to the Standard and Guide are meant to align with the evolution within the indust...
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How can Mindfulness and Meditation benefit your life and relationships? In this episode we hear from Veteran Navy Seal Commander Jon Macaskill to learn the events which lead him to pursue mindfulness and meditation.

Jon recently retired from the Navy and joined us from the road as he and his family are touring the country in an RV. Jon also shares the history of Veteran's Path, a Non-Profit organization supporting Veterans with ...
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What people skills are the most important for successful Project Managers? What are the important leadership traits we look for and respect with our leaders? In this episode we discuss these topics and much more with Randy Englund as he shares his story.

Randy is a Project Management Consultant, Trainer and Author of several success books. He has co-authored best-selling business management books:

Creating an Environment for Succe...
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