All the professional bodies like PMI, APM and IAPM require CPD (Continuing Professional Development). But even if they did not, all project professionals should embrace lifelong learning.
I’ve lost count of the number of major changes and subtle shifts since I started my project management career in the mid 1990s. If you want to stay current, stay relevant, and, indeed, stay employable. You’ll want to engage in lifelong learning.
In this podcast, Elise Stevens of EliseStevens.co (formerly at: Fix My Project Chaos) and I discuss The Value of Lifelong Professional Learning.
Without a strong Project Definition, your project will be on shaky ground. It underpins everything you’ll do. A good project definition sets out what your project will achieve and starts the process of describing how you’ll do it. And it does much more. There’s a lot of work in a good project definition, but it is an investment that pays handsomely.
Johnny Beirne at Project Management Paradise asked me to do a second podcast interview*. So when he suggested we focus on Project Definition, I jumped at the chance.
Johnny was keen to focus on the basics. So, this 30-minute interview can add make valuable contribution to your project management education.
Two of the things that put off many project managers are Politics and Stakeholders. Yet they are intertwined and a necessary part of project management. You cannot escape either so you may as well embrace them.
In this podcast, Andy Kaufman of the People and Projects Podcast, interviewed me about Politics and Stakeholders – an interest we share.
This interview ranged wider than politics and stakeholders, but for me, that is at its heart. Andy’s case study questions tapped into real ad tricky situations.
Project Management is a demanding discipline. Pressure can easily get to you. And, if that happens, your effectiveness will suffer… and so will your team, your relationships, and your results. So personal and professional resilience is a huge asset to a project manager.
In this resilience podcast, Elise Stevens of Elise Stevens.co (formerly at: Fix My Project Chaos), interviewed me about this topic.
It’s an important topic to me. Because there was a single, defining incident that changed my attitude and led me to research resilience.
For any Project Manager who wants to learn more about your discipline on the move, here’s your best ever guide. There are well over 20 Project Management Podcasts. And here, we list as many of the good ones as we can find.
Like volcanoes, some of these podcasts are extinct, some dormant, and some highly active. Also volcanoes, good project management podcasts are a valuable resource even when they are dormant or extinct. They become a rich archive of ideas, information, and guidance. Extinct volcanoes provide rich and fertile soils.
I was pleased to do an interview recently, for the Project Management Paradise Podcast. It was called Risk Management Explained.
You can hear the interview on their page. And do also browse some other excellent interviews, at Project Management Paradise Podcast. I certainly shall.