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Author: Cornelius Fichtner

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Become the project manager everyone wants on their team. Tune in to The Project Management Podcast™ and join Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, as he interviews global PM experts to uncover what drives their project success. Subscribe at https://www.pm-podcast.com and get actionable advice you can apply today. Each episode is packed with hands-on tips for beginners and experts to help you integrate good practices and the latest insights to lead your projects more effectively. Copyright © 2005 - 2024 Cornelius Fichtner. All rights reserved.
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Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. In this milestone 500th episode of The Project Management Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner reflects on nearly two decades of podcasting excellence. Since its inception in September 2005, the podcast has grown from a niche initiative to a recognized voice in project management. Cornelius shares significant milestones, including the remarkable number of downloads and the extensive global reach, highlighting the support from listeners worldwide. The episode also acknowledges top interview guests who have contributed their expertise and insights over the years, enriching the podcast's content.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. In this special episode, Cornelius Fichtner presents an in-depth look at how the AI for Project Managers course will elevate your understanding and application of AI in project management. The course is designed to teach AI beyond just tools, focusing on building comprehensive AI literacy and mastery through 17 essential AI competencies. Cornelius explains how these competencies will enhance your current project management skills and help you future-proof your career in the evolving landscape of AI.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. In this episode of The Project Management Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner sits down with Matt Mong, Chief Revenue Officer at Adeaca, to discuss the realistic integration of artificial intelligence in project management. Matt, with his extensive background in Project Business Automation and operational strategy, brings valuable insights into both the promise and the existing challenges of AI in this field. Throughout the episode, they delve into technical, organizational, and cultural hurdles organizations face as they aim to leverage AI, emphasizing the need for a systematic data and process standardization approach.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. Cornelius Fichtner welcomes Elizabeth Harrin to explore the transformative effects of artificial intelligence on the project management landscape. Elizabeth, a seasoned project manager and author, shares insights from her recent article 57 AI in Project Management Statistics, offering an in-depth analysis of how AI is reshaping the field. This episode uncovers the myriad ways AI enhances project efficiency, from automating mundane tasks to revolutionizing decision-making processes, ultimately altering the role and skills of project managers.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. In this enlightening episode of The PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner sits down with project management veteran Sushil Gupta to dissect the complexities of stress-free project management. With nearly three decades of experience across various industries, including construction and infrastructure, Sushil shares his expert insights in his latest book, "11 Secrets to Manage Projects and Remain Stress-Free." This conversation highlights practical strategies from the book and delves into Sushil's personal experiences and the philosophical underpinnings of his stress management techniques.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. In this pivotal episode of The PM Podcast, host Cornelius Fichtner is joined by Lloyd Skinner, CEO of Greyfly.ai, to explore the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence in project management. Delving into two groundbreaking case studies, Skinner showcases how AI can enhance decision-making, improve project success rates, and address the challenges faced in traditional project management approaches. This episode not only sheds light on the practical applications of AI in managing projects but also provides a glimpse into the future, emphasizing the potential and strategic direction for incorporating AI technologies into project management practices.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. Special Offer on Power Skills Workshop! Unlock exceptional performance with Neal Whitten's Power Skills workshop. Use code "Neal24" for a 10% discount. Don't miss this chance to enhance your team's capabilities. Learn More & Enroll The PM Podcast may earn a commission from your enrollment. In this enlightening episode of The PM Podcast, Cornelius Fichtner sits down with esteemed guest Neal Whitten, a renowned leadership and project management expert, to delve into the transformative concept of power skills in project management. Neal, with his vast experience and as the author of "Power Skills That Lead to Exceptional Performance," brings to light the essential skills that go beyond technical knowledge, enabling project managers to excel in their roles.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. In today's episode, we're diving into the transformative world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its implications for project managers. Join Cornelius Fichtner and special guest Lenka Pincot, Chief of Staff to the CEO at PMI, as we explore how AI is revolutionizing the field of project management and what you can do to stay ahead of the curve. Episode Highlights: Understanding the AI Revolution: We kick off the episode by setting the stage for AI's impact on project management. Lenka Pincot joins us to shed light on this rapidly evolving landscape. Future-Proofing Your PM Career: We discuss the necessity for project managers to develop AI competencies, focusing on AI literacy, data proficiency, ethical awareness, adaptive thinking, and tech collaboration. Adapting to AI in Project Teams: The conversation will explore how AI integration affects entire project teams, and the importance of fostering a culture of innovation and AI acceptance. PMI's Course Spotlight: We delve into PMI's "Generative AI Overview for Project Managers" course, an essential resource for staying updated in this changing field.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. In today's conversation, we are delving into one particular area of project management – mastering the essential soft skills. Soft skills, often dubbed as 'power skills,' form the backbone of project management, shaping the culture, ethics, motivation, and creativity in a team. As the world of project management continues to evolve, the emphasis on these skills has grown significantly. Yet, despite their importance, they often remain underappreciated and underdeveloped.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. In this episode, we embark on a journey through the avenues of corporate project management training and its unparalleled significance in today's shifting market dynamics. With market trends evolving at an unprecedented pace, how can businesses equip themselves to navigate these changes and remain at the forefront of their industries? The answer might very well be found in the depths of project management training. Are you curious about how corporate project management training might offer businesses a compass to adapt and flourish amidst evolving market dynamics? Dive deep into the core of this topic with our guest, Jonathan Hebert. Together, we unravel the transformative power of this training, focusing on strategies, essential skills, and insights that can steer businesses towards sustained success. And if you're eager to read more on this very topic, we have a treat for you! Head over to Navigate Change where we've curated four in-depth articles diving deeper into the impact of project management training in the corporate landscape:
Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. 📍 In this 15-minute session, we dive deep into the significant changes coming to the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam. From the implementation of enhanced data forensics to the implications of a delayed feedback system, we've got you covered. Are you curious about how this might affect your PMP journey? Or how the instructors and PMI will navigate this transition? 💡 We discuss:
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. In this episode we once again delve into the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Project Management. Our focus right now is to explore the pervasive buzz around AI in the PM landscape because the integration of AI into project management has been making waves across industries. And I have no doubt that you must have stumbled upon an intriguing article or LinkedIn post making (sometimes wild) predictions and highlighting the profound influence of AI on project management roles, right? It's undeniable that AI's presence is reshaping our professional landscape, but to what extent? What should be the role of AI in our world? Has AI impacted your daily tasks or decision-making processes in project management? What are the challenges?
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. 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.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. In this episode, we are delighted to host Laura Brandenburg, a seasoned Business Analyst, CEO, and founder of Bridging the Gap. She shares her wealth of experience and knowledge, navigating the fascinating intersection of business analysis and project management. Diving deep into the career path of a Business Analyst, Laura helps unravel the trajectory one can expect, skills required, and significant turning points that shape the BA career. She provides insights for those eager to step into the BA world, suggesting strategies for transitioning from other fields, addressing potential challenges, and sharing invaluable resources for those starting out.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. In this episode, we're going to look into how digital agencies are harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) for their project management approaches. And if the term “digital agency” is new to you, then don’t worry because we’ll explain exactly what this is.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the landscape of project management, offering new possibilities for enhancing efficiency, reducing risks, and optimizing resource allocation. As AI continues to make inroads in various aspects of project management, it becomes increasingly essential for us project managers to develop our data literacy skills and embrace the benefits that AI can bring to our projects.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. Do IT projects fail due to poor planning, lack of communication, and/or inadequate budgeting? In this episode, we will explore the reasons behind the failure of IT project management and discuss strategies to fix it.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. Data literacy is the ability to understand, use, and communicate data effectively, including the skill to analyze and interpret data, make data-driven decisions, and reporting results clearly to your project stakeholders. The discussion delves into this crucial skill for project managers required in today's data-driven world.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. We welcome Dr. David Hillson to look at project risk management for business leaders and project leaders through the metaphor of a risk hurricane, which David introduced in his book Taming the Risk Hurricane. Risk management has become a standard part of the strategic tool kit, providing senior leaders with a forward-looking radar to scan the future and give early warnings of approaching threats and opportunities. However, even best-in-class organizations can falter in the face of extreme risk exposure. Special circumstances demand special responses, and extreme risk exposure needs very careful handling. Routine risk management approaches will fall short, but businesses that demonstrate a high degree of flexibility and resilience will have the competitive advantage and the ability to thrive where others fail.
Play audio-only episode | Play video episode Click above to play either the audio-only episode or video episode in a new window. This webinar is the second of two in which Cornelius Fichtner explores the following four Project Performance Domains that were introduced by the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition: Project Work - Managing project tasks Delivery - Transferring project results Measurement - Understanding project progress Uncertainty - Risk is uncertainty that matters
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Rana Soleimani

Hi, I did submitted separately and all have been apprpved so far. Thanks for the great podcaat.

Mar 13th
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Farshid Javidnia

Very useful information. Thank you.

May 25th
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ID17557632

I’m fresh out of college ready to enter project management. Learning about real-time leadership while searching for a mentor. Thank you!!

Feb 19th
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José Luis Pérez Barrera

very useful topic

Oct 25th
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Victor Vizzuett

important business management skills are communication, flexibility, not to be afraid to talk when something goes wrong, assertiveness, able to manage difficult people,

Sep 9th
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George Mathew

excellent content, topics, and production.

Feb 18th
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Brett Nyberg

it's all about the vision in your own head, following with being able to make that a reality in a efficient/timely manner, im all about the visuals

Apr 24th
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Jose Ferdinand Licop

We can claim PDUs on this right?

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Sunil Mishra

good.and.very.good

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