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Project Management Paradise

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Dec 23, 2016

This is episode 27  - “How to combine People and Process for better projects” with Donnie MacNicol.

In this week’s episode of Project Management Paradise, I speak with Donnie MacNicol.

Donnie is the founder of Team Animation and Author of “Project Leadership”

Donnie is one of the main contributors to the iMAPraxis Initiative and that is going to be the topic for discussion today.

To find out more about the iMAPraxis – click here.

We’d also welcome on honest review about this podcast on iTunes and you will find a direct link to do this at projectmanagementparadise.com

We are taking a break next week for Christmas so season’s greetings to all and we look forward to providing more great interviews in 2017.

Our proud sponsor today is Cora Systems.

To find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit www.corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios.

Dec 16, 2016

In this week's episode of Project Management Paradise I speak with Derry Lynch from Cora Systems.

Derry has served in a number of roles in Cora over the past 10 years and now heads up the industry solutions team within Cora.

In this interview, Derry shares some of his extensive experience and also highlights 3 things we should look for in Project Management Software.

You will find Derry’s contact details in the show notes at www.projectmanagementparadise.com/26

Our proud sponsor today is Cora Systems.

To find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit www.corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios.

 

Dec 9, 2016

This is episode 25 and my guest today is Paul Duff from EY formerly known as Ernest & Young

Paul heads up the Government & Public Service Advisory section within EY across Ireland.

In this interview, Paul shares his project management best practices and lessons he has learned over the past 25 years in business.

Paul also shares some of his project management predictions so let’s pop over to the interview.

You will find Paul’s contact details in the show notes at projectmanagementparadise.com/25

Our proud sponsor today is Cora Systems.

To find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit www.corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios.

Paul heads up the Government & Public Service Advisory section within EY across Ireland.

In this interview, Paul shares his project management best practices and lessons he has learned over the past 25 years in business.

Paul also shares some of his project management predictions.

Dec 2, 2016

This is episode 24 and my guest today is Jeff Furman from jeff-furman.com 

Jeff has trained 1000’s of project managers toward the PMP, teaches 6 courses in New York University, and spent 200 days delivering PMP training onsite with the US Army.

In this interview Jeff shares some insights regarding project management ethics in addition to some great gems from his book – The PM Answer Book.

Jeff has kindly offered you a chance to win a copy of this great book, so for more details, please go to projectmanagementparadise.com/24

Our proud sponsor today is Cora Systems.

To find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit www.corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios.

Nov 25, 2016

This is episode 23 and my guest today is Siobhan Maughan from Integrated Thinking

Siobhan is a Scaling Business Executive Coach and Growth Strategy Mentor.

In this interview, Siobhan and I discuss Value Proposition, both internal and external.

You will find a link to Siobhan’s website and contact information in the show notes at projectmanagementparadise.com/23

We’d also welcome an honest review on iTunes at projectmanagementparadise.com/23

Our proud sponsor today is Cora Systems.

To find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios.

Nov 21, 2016

This is episode 22 and my guest today is Susan Tuttle from Terrapin Agrada.

Susan has a very successful online course entitled Amazing Project Management with over 1000 students from across the globe.

In this interview Susan shares some of her vast project management experience including some characteristics of amazing project management.

Susan has kindly offered 5 listeners a chance to win a copy of her online course entitled Amazing Project Management. This comprehensive online course has 17 easy to follow videos with over 2 and a half hours of content, 18 practical activities and 22 downloadable resources.

To be in with a chance to win your copy, please go to projectmanagementparadise.com/22

Our proud sponsor today is Cora Systems.

To find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit www.corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios.

Nov 11, 2016

This is episode 21 of Project Management Paradise and my guest today is Lou Kerestesy from GovInnovators.com

In this interview Lou’s helps us understand what innovation is and how we can implement it in our projects.

We had a slight technical hiccup toward the end where the last 2 minutes didn’t record so please accept our apologies.

You will find a link to Lou’s website and contact information in the show notes at projectmanagementparadise.com/21

Our proud sponsor today is Cora Systems.

To find out more about Cora’s software solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit www.corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios.

Nov 4, 2016

This is Episode 20 of Project Management Paradise and my guest today is Ifti Majid, acting chief executive at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a case study interview where we discuss how Cora’s solution is used by Derbyshire Healthcare, what project management was like before implementing Cora’s solution and what it is like now.

To find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit www.corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios.

You can find the video version and show notes at projectmanagementparadise.com/20

 

 

Oct 28, 2016

This is episode 19 of Project Management Paradise and my guest today is Elizabeth Harrin from GirlsGuidetoPM.com.

 

Elizabeth is an award-winning project management writer. She is also an active professional project and programme manager with more than a decade of experience in financial services and healthcare.

 

In this episode Elizabeth and I discuss Collaboration Tools for Project Managers which is also the title of Elizabeth’s new book.

 

For show notes and details on how to win a copy of this great book, pop over to projectmanagementparadise.com/19

Oct 21, 2016

This is episode 18 and my guest today is Amy Hatton, editor of Project Manager Today.

 

In addition to being a Professional Writer for the past 18 years, Amy has a lot of experience in managing the psychological aspects of modern day project management which is our topic for discussion today.

 

Amy has also offered you, our listeners a chance to win a years digital subscription to Project Manager Today.

 

For details on how to win this great prize, pop over to projectmanagementparadise.com/18

Oct 14, 2016

In this weeks episode of Project Management Paradise I speak with Gerald Leonard from Principles of Execution.

With over 25 years experience, Gerald is an author, consultant and trusted advisor to CIOs and PMO executives.

Gerald is also and established musician which inspired him to write his most recent book entitled “Culture Is The Bass: 7 Principles For Developing A Culture That Works!” which we discuss in this interview.

To be in with a chance to win a copy of Gerald’s book, please visit http://projectmanagementparadise.com/17

Oct 7, 2016

In this weeks episode of Project Management Paradise I speak with Ron Rosenhead about the role of the Project Sponsor.

Ron has over 15 years experience in Project Management including training and consulting in addition to speaking at conferences.

Ron also co-wrote a book entitled Strategies for Project Sponsorship with Vicki James and Peter Taylor and that is our topic for today’s interview.

For more see http://projectmanagementparadise.com/16

Oct 1, 2016

In this weeks episode of Project Management Paradise, our guest is Raymond Poole, Managing Director of Program Management Information Services.

Raymond has over 35 years experience within the Project, Program and Portfolio Management arena.

In this interview, I ask Raymond about EPPM, it’s benefits and what an organisation must do before buying EPPM software.

For more information check out www.projectmanagementparadise.com

Our sponsor today is Cora Systems.

Cora Systems is a leading enterprise portfolio, program and project management solution provider.

If you want to find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit www.corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios. 

Sep 23, 2016

In this weeks Project Management Paradise interview I speak with Mike Clayton from OnlinePMCourses.com.

Mike has written 13 business books including How to manage a great project and Brilliant Project Leader. Links to all Mikes' books are listed at projectmanagementparadise.com/14.

Mike also wrote a book entitled Risk Happens which is all about Risk Management which our chosen topic for this weeks interview.

Our sponsor today is Cora Systems.

Cora Systems is a leading enterprise portfolio, program and project management solution provider.

If you want to find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit www.corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios. 

Thanks again for listening and be sure to tune in again next week for another great guest.

 
 
 
Sep 16, 2016

Today’s guest on Project Management Paradise is Frank Balogh from AOL.

Frank is part of the global AOL Platforms group and develops Agile approaches for product development and engineering initiatives.

In this interview Frank and I discuss the Agile Ceiling, Agile versus Waterfall and how to prepare for Agile.

Frank has over 20 years experience in a range of roles so sit back and take in just a taste of his vast expertise.

For show notes check out http://projectmanagementparadise.com/13

Sep 9, 2016

This weeks in Project Management Paradise the topic for discussion is Understanding and Leading Team Members with Joe Launi from Project Management Experts.

Our sponsor this week is Cora Systems

Cora Systems is a leading enterprise portfolio, program and project management solution provider.

If you want to find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 42 countries around the world, visit www.corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios. 

In this interview Joe and I discuss what motivates and de-motivates project team members so that we can have a truly productive and healthy team.

Joe has a course entitle “Understanding and Leading Team Members”. The class focuses on understanding the traditional motivational theories that have been around since the 1950’s as well as more modern theories over the last 10 years. Once we understand how people “tick” we can apply some approaches to keep them engaged, choose the right human resources to project teams and coach and mentor those resources to become truly productive and healthy team members.

Sep 1, 2016

This weeks Project Management Paradise topic for discussion is entitled Why PMP? with Joel Goldfarb from the Project Management Training Company based in Las Vegas.

Joel has over 30 years experience in Project Management Training and shares with us his knowledge on PMP certification, how it compares with other certifications, the scoring process, preparation options and lots more.

You can view/download Joel's presentation entitled Why PMP? from Slideshare.

Aug 26, 2016

In this episode I speak with Philip Martin, founder & CEO of Cora Systems. In this interview we get some real gems from Philips' 17 years experience in Project Management.

Philip shares with us how he started Cora which now employs 50 people with offices in Ireland (Head Quarters), the UK and the US.

We discuss how Project Management has gone from being a black art to common sense.

Philip also gives us some insight into how one client, Honeywell, deployed Cora's Project Management Software called ProjectVision. The software is now being used by over 6000 of Honeywells' team in 42 countries to effectively and efficiently manage projects.

Aug 18, 2016

In this weeks Project Management Paradise interview I speak with Alison Foster about how software tools can benefit project management.

You can connect with Alison on LinkedIn and via her company website Quality Point.

Aug 9, 2016

This weeks topic for discussion is The Conscious Project Leader with Project Management Expert and Author, Colin D Ellis.

Aug 3, 2016

In this interview I speak with John McGrath about project planning, dynamic scheduling and the single version of the truth in project management.

Jul 25, 2016

In this interview I speak with Peter Taylor about his book and podcast entitled “The Lazy Project Manager”.

Jul 19, 2016

In this interview I speak with John Carroll about “Effective Project Management in easy steps”.

John has written 11 books on topics including Project Management, Program and Portfolio Management, Time Management and The Agile Methodology.

"Why Projects Really Fail" is a white paper available by request on Johns' contact page.

Jul 12, 2016

In this episode I speak with Martin Egan about how to manage and deal with Project Commitment Issues.

Martin has over 20 years experience in Organisational Leadership and Performance and is a director at New Direction Consulting.

Jul 7, 2016

Today’s topic for discussion is entitled “Enabling People, Enabling Projects” with Pauline Stewart Long.

Show notes are at projectmanagementparadise.com/3

Pauline has over 20 years experience in Project and Portfolio Management in various roles including VP of Global Project Management for Glaxo Smith Kline.

Pauline is also Director and Chairperson of the Pharma Industry Project Management Group.

Please leave your comments and feedback at projectmanagementparadise.com/3

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