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6: Change Management - a straightforward structured approach

6: Change Management - a straightforward structured approach

May 14, 2019

Change Management is one of those subjects which is often regarded as a 'dark art' and shrouded in mystery. But it's not that difficult provided you take a structured approach and watch out for a few gotchas.

In this podcast we cover one approach (other approaches are available :-) and cover these in some detail. Clearly in a 20min slot we're not going to cover everything you ever wanted to know about managing change, but hopefully you'll take away some items of value.

The stages are:
1. Analyse
2. Stakeholder Engagement
3. Communications
4. Training
5. Implement
6. Monitor and Optimise

Download the FREE supporting powerpoint from http://www.thesmarterpm.com/resources

5: PM toolkit essentials: The Decision Log

5: PM toolkit essentials: The Decision Log

April 29, 2019

There are some items that every project manager should have in their toolkit - one of these is the Decision Log.

We explain what it is, how to use it and an example of where it helped me out on a real project!

free Decision Log - #URL to be updated sorry for the inconvenience#

4: How does Agile deliver value in an organisation?

4: How does Agile deliver value in an organisation?

April 16, 2019

In this episode we explore some of the key ways in which an Agile approach can add or deliver value, particularly when compared to a waterfall methodology. We're very much focussing on the business value rather than a technical or methodology discussion.

We'll explore the benefits of early and frequent delivery, talk about feedback opportunities and also cover how business adoption can often be a barrier. Use this to help explain the benefits of agile in your organisation.

3: How to effectively communicate with senior stakeholders

3: How to effectively communicate with senior stakeholders

April 10, 2019

How to effectively communicate with senior stakeholders on your projects.  A simple and practical approach that works!

2: What are the qualities of a good project manager?

2: What are the qualities of a good project manager?

April 8, 2019

In this episode we're covering the topic "What are the qualities of a good PM?".

Here's our list below.

1. Communications - different types, and lots of it!
2. Persistence - having a 'can-do' attitude and not taking no for an answer
3. Organised - managing lots of actions in the face of a torrent of email and project documents
4. Being into the detail - enough so you can ask the right questions
5. Team building - having the right behaviours and sharing the credit
6. Problem solving (& anticipating problems)

We also challenge some information that you may have seen on PM blogs on this subject.

1: Introduction to the podcast

1: Introduction to the podcast

April 8, 2019

Hi!

Introduction to the podcast, a quick overview about our approach and some of the topics we'll be covering. Now published monthly (ish...)

Music (c) Fenn Creative 2019. All content (c) www.pmtrainingsquad.com

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