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Project Management Paradise

This podcast delivers real project management insights from experts around the world. Powered by Cora Systems, providers of enterprise project and portfolio management solutions and services to government agencies and large-scale global organizations. Find out more at https://corasystems.com
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Jun 26, 2020

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Philip Martin. Philip is CEO of Cora Systems, a company he co-founded in 1999.

Drawing on 30 years' experience in the portfolio and project management industry, he has built a global client base across Europe, the Middle East and USA. He previously held positions with major US multinationals, including 3Com, Tellabs, DSC and Pulse Engineering.

In this bonus Project Management Paradise Podcast episode, which is a recording taken from a webinar, Philip Martin, the CEO and founder of Cora Systems, discusses : “Planning for Post Pandemic Success”.  During the session Philip highlights the importance of Portfolio Planning and you can download his Guidebook on the subject at corasystems.com/portfolio-planning-guide

May 29, 2020

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Stephen Carver. Stephen is rated as one of the top 3 lecturers at one of Europe’s leading MBA business schools, Cranfield University in the UK.

As well as lecturing, Stephen runs a successful project management company, drawing on his experience of working with corporations such as Goldman Sachs, Halliburton and Virgin. He’s a regular contributor on national radio and TV and his gift for storytelling is legendary.

In this bonus Project Management Paradise Podcast episode, which is a recording taken from a webinar, the project management guru Stephen Carver discusses “Future trends in the project management industry”.

Apr 30, 2020

In this bonus Project Management Paradise Podcast episode, which is a recording taken from a virtual conference on PPM innovation, the project management guru Oliver F. Lehmann discusses “Survival Hints in Project Management”.

Based in Munich, Germany, Oliver helps organisations and individuals identify and address weak spots, bring methods and structure into their projects, unify language and approaches, and achieve professional certification. During his 30-year career, he has worked with customers such as Airbus, DB Schenker, Honda, Microsoft, Olympus, Oracle, SAP, T-Systems, and many more. His books include “Situational Project Management: The Dynamics of Success and Failure” and of “Project Business Management”. Oliver is also an authority on artificial intelligence (AI).

Apr 2, 2020

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Melissa Lamson. Melissa has 20+ years of experience as a speaker, facilitator, and executive coach. She has offered companies like 3M, LinkedIn, SAP, and Siemens the leadership tools and insights to build successful management and project teams in every corner of the world. Her book “The New Global Manager” breaks down the dynamics of managing diverse and dispersed teams by sharing models and strategies that directly deal with the complex nature of global business today.

Mar 6, 2020

Welcome back, today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Dr David Schramm. Known as “Dr. Dave” on campus and across the United States, he’s a family scholar at Utah State University, where he studies strong couple and family relationships, and translates his family findings into leadership lessons and improving work cultures. Dr. Dave has given over 500 presentations around the globe, including the United Nations and a recent TEDx talk in Florida. In 2019, he launched www.LifeJourneyOn.com, a digital platform to improve employees’ personal and family lives and boost productivity at work.

Feb 7, 2020

Welcome back, today it’s our pleasure to welcome back on the show Lee R. Lambert. Lee is one of the godfathers of the PPM industry. He’s one of only a few people worldwide to be made an honorary fellow of the PMI.

He’s also an author of the best-selling book Project Management: The Common Sense Approach, and he has led change management programs at some of the world’s leading corporations and institutions, including IBM, GE and the United States’ government’s Department of Energy.

In this interview, Lee is going to discuss “how to use PPM data to anticipate the future".

Jan 10, 2020

Today, it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Kieragh Nelson. Kieragh is Managing Director for Operate at PwC. She has over 20 years senior management experience, cultivating enhanced skills in Technology leadership, Operations leadership; 6 Sigma and Lean process improvement; Programme management and PMO and Business transformation. She also has experience in the UK and India for both core and outsourced complex businesses, across manufacturing, financial, professional services & utilities industries. In this bonus Project Management Paradise Podcast episode, which is a recording taken from an international conference on best-practice PPM, Kieragh discusses how PwC’s Operate PMO is helping to provide services across its firm.

Dec 13, 2019

This is a bonus episode of Project Management Paradise where we listened back through some of the key points from our interviews over 2019. Highlights include hand-picked insights on building your social network, how AI is changing the workplace and training your brain for change.

Nov 19, 2019

Michael Orchard is a programme assurance manager for Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. He has an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the UK’s national health service after a decade spent working at the heart of the organization overseeing transformation programs.

In this bonus Project Management Paradise Podcast episode, which is a recording taken from an international conference on best-practice PPM, Michael discusses the challenges of managing change inside a healthcare PMO for Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.

Oct 18, 2019

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Niamh Shaw. Niamh is a remarkable woman. She’s a scientist, an engineer, an artist and she has an extraordinary story – she’s set herself a lifetime goal of getting into space.

In this interview, Niamh is going to tell us about her dream to make it into space. She will also share with us some project management tips that have come in handy for her along her journey.

This podcast is sponsored by Cora Systems. Cora is a worldwide leader in providing enterprise project and portfolio management solutions to global organizations and government agencies. Every day, across more than 50 countries, over $20 billion worth of projects are managed on the Cora platform.

Find out more at corasystems.com

Sep 20, 2019

In this episode we speak to Justin Leese, Programme Director at the United Kingdom’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.
Justin is responsible for the Government’s digital connectivity delivery programs at Building Digital UK, which provides connectivity for all of Great Britain, including its superfast broadband network and the rollout of 5G. In this interview, which is a bonus episode of the Project Management Paradise Podcast, Justin is going to discuss managing a PMO which is responsible for the UK’s digital connectivity.

This podcast is sponsored by Cora Systems. Cora is a worldwide leader in providing enterprise project and portfolio management solutions to global organizations and government agencies. Every day, across more than 50 countries, over $20 billion worth of projects are managed on the Cora platform.

Find out more at corasystems.com

Aug 23, 2019

In this episode we speak to Jason Dardis, Program Manager Piers & Terminals at DAA, formerly Dublin Airport Authority. Jason has many strings to his project management bow, including qualifications in architecture and law.
During the conversation we discuss CapEx projects and ongoing developments at Dublin International Airport.

This podcast is sponsored by Cora Systems. Cora is a worldwide leader in providing enterprise project and portfolio management solutions to global organizations and government agencies. Every day, across more than 50 countries, over $20 billion worth of projects are managed on the Cora platform.

Find out more at corasystems.com

Jul 26, 2019

Welcome back, today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Liam Sherlock. 

Liam is a co-founder and chair of the Change Management Institute and an expert in transformation programmes – in its theory and its practice as he delivers training programmes around change management. He has a background in banking and telecoms and he is also a certified life coach as well as being a sought-after management consultant on business change.

In this interview, Liam and I are going to discuss “The Journeyman’s Guide to Change Management".

This podcast is sponsored by Cora Systems. Cora is a worldwide leader in providing enterprise project and portfolio management solutions to global organizations and government agencies. Every day, across more than 50 countries, over $20 billion worth of projects are managed on the Cora platform.

Find out more at corasystems.com

Jun 28, 2019

Welcome back, today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Dr. Mathew Donald. Mathew has been involved in organisational change since 1984, working with some of the world’s leading companies in Australia, Hong Kong, France and the United States and in industries as diverse as mining, cosmetics, petroleum and fast-moving consumer goods.

More recently, Mathew has been lecturing in university and is the author of a fascinating book entitled “Leading and Managing Change in the Age of Disruption and Artificial Intelligence”, which has just been published.

In this interview, Mathew and I are going to discuss “managing change in the Age of Disruption and Artificial Intelligence".

 

May 31, 2019

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Fergal Collins. Fergal is Brexit Lead at Ireland’s Health Service Executive. Before taking on that role, he established and ran the PMO for Tusla, the Irish government’s Child & Family Agency as well as working in several project management positions in Ireland’s Department of Health. Fergal is also an associate lecturer in project management. In this interview, Fergal and I are going to discuss “the challenges of running a PMO in the public sector".

May 3, 2019

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Sarah Schutte. Sarah is a solicitor-advocate who specialises in construction, engineering and infrastructure projects. She has worked in senior counsel posts at London Underground, TfL and WSP, and since 2014 as an independent consultant on domestic and international projects with a particular expertise in project controls.

Apr 4, 2019

Today I am talking with Dr. Celine Mullins who is the CEO and the founder of Adaptas. We will be talking about maximizing the brain potential for learning and change.

Mar 7, 2019

Today, we will be talking about the importance of networking as a business strategy. Everyone knows relationships are the key to success in business and in life. The question is – how do you do it? Well, helping us to do that today is Michael J. Hughes. Michael is known as North America's “networking guru” and he has spent almost 50 years in the business world as an entrepreneur, a business coach, a trainer, a professional speaker, and author. Michael is a specialist in utilizing networking as a business strategy and we are very delighted to have him here today.

Feb 8, 2019

Featuring the best of 2018 (Episodes 83-99). This is a bonus episode where we're going to listen back through some of the key points from our podcasts over the last year. Highlights include hand-picked wisdom and insights regarding the evolution of the PMO, change transformation at the heart of a large healthcare provider and how to make sure that false positivity doesn't ruin your day. In this episode, we are running through some podcast highlights over the last year. 

This episode is brought to you by Cora Systems. Cora is a worldwide leader in providing enterprise project and portfolio management solutions to global agencies, such as Honeywell, Teleflex, PwC, City of London and the UK's National Health Service. Find out more at corasystems.com

Jan 11, 2019

Today’s podcast is a live recording of a panel discussion on “the issues transforming the project and portfolio management industry”.

The recording is from a seminar which included guest speakers Sarah Malin, Head of Programme Management, CityFibre; Pat Beattie, Director, PwC; Joe Flynn, Senior Director – Client Engagement, Cora Systems; and was moderated by Caitriona Gately, host of the Project Management Paradise Podcast.

Our panel speakers discuss project management issues such as budgeting, the toughest parts in navigating change, dealing with “resisters” and “engagers” and the interpersonal skills needed to drive culture change in an organisation.

Dec 14, 2018

For this episode of the podcast, Liz Doyle is our guest. Liz is a director at Casio, and a business change and project management consultant. She has over 15 years experience in business change and project management, working for some of the world's top financial services and software organizations. Liz specializes in change transformation, project management, and PMO requirements analysis and implementation. In this interview, Liz and the host discuss common misconceptions about the evolution of the PMO and has it really evolved significantly.

Nov 16, 2018

Today, we are talking about resistance to change management and we will be speaking with Gregg Brown, a best-selling author, inspiring speaker and award-winning expert in the field of leadership, resilience, and change.

Oct 19, 2018

Welcome back, today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to David Bell. David is the Associate Director of Strategic Planning at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. He’s an MBA graduate and has over 30 years experience of working in strategy and project management within the UK’s health service. During David’s time with the NHS, he has had a particular focus on strategic planning, change management and running large projects within NHS Trusts. In this interview, David and I are going to discuss “managing a transformation program in the NHS”.

Oct 19, 2018

Welcome back, today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Gregg Brown for our podcast interview. Gregg is a best-selling author, speaker and award-winning expert in the fields of leadership, resilience and change. He has over 25 years of experience speaking at international conferences and seminars as well as for Fortune 500 clients across an array of industries, including financial, insurance, retail, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Sep 21, 2018

Carl Pritchard is the founder of Pritchard Management Associates. He is a recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. He’s considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation.

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