Speaking truth to power – Podcast

Speaking truth to power has become a business catch phrase that seems to lose value as it develops in popularity. In today's project environment there is a tendency to shoot the messenger without ever having heard the message. But if management makes a bad decision...
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Is it better to hire an under qualified or over qualified candidate? – Podcast

Approaching a job market so constantly in flux means that hiring managers face difficult choices between candidates. Finding the right fit for your vacancy is harder today because of the readily available technologies and the globalization of the job marketplace....
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Accepting a position that you may be overqualified for: Podcast

It is often refreshing to approach a job, and even a task, knowing you have all the qualifications and skills that that match the position description. Being able to hi the ground running in positions, especially in a project environment is a critical success factor....
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Accepting a job that you are under qualified for spells disaster in project management – podcast

In an environment where job postings have gone global and applicants can bring a lot of news, finding the right candidate for the job can be more challenging than not. Whether you are in human resources or a hiring manager you may be confronted with deciding to bring...
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In a crisis being prepared to take quick action is absolutely necessary to ensure that needs are addressed in a timely fashion. But quick action without proper planning may bean that you are doing the wrong thing, very quickly. Can project management play a role in...
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Project team members and key stakeholders require and deserve full disclosure – Podcast

Managing a project is a difficult undertaking, one that often impacts the entire organization.  It’s often difficult to know how to proceed when facts and details are omitted. But in the hyper-competitive business world we live in, organizational management must make...
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Social Media and Confirmation Bias – Podcast

This week on the PM Debate Podcast we are exploring the topic of confirmation bias. Twitter was recently called out for using algorithms in its feed to enhance user experience that gives users what they “want to see”. This approach means that people will see in their...
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Documenting lessons learned on projects is a waste of time – Podcast

Lessons learned are a critical component of project management literature and standards. PMI's PMBOK Guide places a significant emphasis on lessons learned in the profession by mentioning the concept in nearly every chapter and in over 62 pages. However, does the...
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Corporate politics is a game that everyone must play, including the Project Manager – Podcast

Corporate politics has gained a bad name in the workplace, associated with backstabbing, manipulating, and spying on colleagues. Is corporate politics a dirty business that the project manager should avoid, or is it a critical necessity to ensure project success?...
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PMOs cannot be cop and advocate

Organizations with complex business models turn to PMOs to enhance their overall performance. However, can the PMO be both the advocate for effective use of project management and drive projects on the one hand while being a cop responsible for measuring project...
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