Project Management Paradise

Project Management Paradise

This podcast delivers real project management insights from experts around the world.

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Janet Fouts is the author of seven books, including “When Life Hits the Fan – A Guide to Self-care While Caring for Others” and the host of the “Mindful Social” where she interviews thought-leaders. She has also spoken at conferences around the world, including at TEDx, and in this interview, she outlines how to understand and manage the challenges of remote leadership” Show Notes Visit Janet's website at https://janetfouts.com/ Connect with Janet on LinkedIn Follow Janet on twitter *Bonus* Is the PMO still the right fit for your organization? Download "How to move from PMO to SRO" at corasystems.com/pmotosro and learn the benefits of establishing a Strategy Realization Office Like what you heard? We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here in your podcast app or on Spotify. Your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com .

Nov 12

26 min 56 sec

It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Tim Creasey. Tim is an author, researcher, and change expert who focuses on the people side of change with all its nuances. His background in economics and his role as Chief Innovation Officer at Prosci gives him insight into change management challenges, trends, and futures. Show Notes Learn more about Prosci Connect with Tim Creasy on LinkedIn Follow Tim Creasy on Twitter  *Bonus* Is the PMO still the right fit for your organization? Download "How to move from PMO to SRO" at corasystems.com/pmotosro and learn the benefits of establishing a Strategy Realization Office Like what you heard? We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here in your podcast app or on Spotify. Your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com .

Oct 15

28 min 3 sec

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Phyllis Quinlan. Phyllis is the founder of MFW Consultants. She trains healthcare organizations and their staff on how to create healthy work environments during COVID and beyond. She wears many hats, which include her role as a speaker at conferences and as the author of three books. Phyllis is also a legal nurse consultant. Her latest book is entitled “Bringing Shadow Behaviour Into the Light of Day: Understanding and Effectively Managing Bullying and Incivility in Healthcare” In this interview, Phyllis and I are going to discuss: “Creating and sustaining healthy work environments”.

Sep 17

26 min 51 sec

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Lance Mortlock. Lance is a partner with EY. He has provided management consulting services through over 130 projects across the globe. As a strategist, he has authored 27 points of view on a variety of business topics and is the author of “Disaster Proof: Scenario Planning for a Post-Pandemic Future”. In this interview, Lance and I are going to discuss: “Scenario Planning for a Post-Pandemic Future”. Bonus Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora has been named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Strategic Portfolio Management by accessing a complimentary copy at corasystems.com/magicpmpp. We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here, in your podcast app or Spotify. Finally, your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com.

Aug 20

24 min 41 sec

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Don Schmincke. Don is a former MIT and John Hopkins Institute, researcher-turned organizational strategic development consultant. He's the guy CEOs bring in when all the “experts” fail. Don has written two bestselling management books, "High Altitude Leadership" and "Code of the Executive," and is an in-demand speaker with an impressive roster of clients. In this interview, Don and I are going to discuss: "What makes a great leader?”  Bonus Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora has been named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Strategic Portfolio Management by accessing a complimentary copy at corasystems.com/magicpmpp. We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here, in your podcast app or Spotify. Finally, your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com.

Jul 16

28 min 2 sec

In this episode, we speak to Penelope Bellegarde the founder of The Data Touch. Her company specialises in digital analytics, which is a field she has specialised in for 14 years. One of Penelope’s missions is to try and combine digital analytics with AI. Bonus Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora has been named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Strategic Portfolio Management by accessing a complimentary copy at corasystems.com/magicpmpp. We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here, in your podcast app or Spotify. Finally, your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com.

Jun 18

25 min 13 sec

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Karl Reilly. Karl is Head of Design and Innovation with Cora Systems. In this role, Karl is in the charge of the company’s R&D team, helping to shape its software direction in exciting fields like artificial intelligence, natural language processing and PPM. Previously, Karl has spent 30 years’ managing projects in public sector, construction and aviation sectors, including 15 years’ working for PwC. Bonus Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora has been named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Strategic Portfolio Management by accessing a complimentary copy at corasystems.com/magicpmpp. We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here, in your podcast app or Spotify. Finally, your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com.

May 7

19 min 26 sec

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to John Faulks. John is co-founder of PPMLD, a project management consultancy firm which he helped establish 20 years ago. Previous to setting up his consultancy business, John worked as a pharma scientist with a number of global pharmaceutical companies, and has particular insight and expertise in leadership and mentoring in the industry. John is also a committee member of PIPMG, the UK’s prestigious PPM pharma network association. In this interview, John and Caitriona discuss: "How Pharma Make Big Decisions". This podcast is brought to you by Cora Systems. Cora is a worldwide leader in providing enterprise project and portfolio management solutions to global organizations and government agencies. Find out more at corasystems.com Bonus Listeners can receive complimentary access to Gartner’s recent report entitled “2021 Strategic Roadmap for the PMO” at corasystems.com/pmoroadmap Feedback We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com  

Apr 9

31 min

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Joe Pusz. Joe is the Founder and President of THE PMO SQUAD, a Phoenix, Arizona-based PMO and Project Management Consulting firm. THE PMO SQUAD helps clients across the United States to improve the delivery of key strategic initiatives and improve the capabilities of their PMO. Joe hosts the Project Management Office Hours Radio Show and Podcast and he is also Co-Founder of VPMMA, the Veterans Project Manager Mentor Alliance, which is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization assisting Veterans seeking to transition into civilian Project Management career. He is also a big fan of rock band AC/DC fan and among the interesting lessons, Joe shares in this interview is what Project Managers can learn from some of AC/DC's greatest hits! This podcast is brought to you by Cora Systems. Cora is a worldwide leader in providing enterprise project and portfolio management solutions to global organizations and government agencies. Find out more at corasystems.com Bonus Listeners can receive complimentary access to Gartner’s recent report entitled “2021 Strategic Roadmap for the PMO” at corasystems.com/pmoroadmap Feedback We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com

Mar 12

25 min 49 sec

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Jack Duggal. Jack is the founder and managing principal of Projectize Group, specializing in next-generation strategy-execution facilitation and consulting. He works with leading organizations from NASA to Silicon Valley companies and Governments around the world. Jack is a TEDx speaker and an internationally recognized expert in Strategy-Execution and PMO with over 25 years of experience. He is the author of “The DNA of Strategy-Execution: Next Generation Project Management & PMO”.   In this interview, Jack and I are going to discuss " "Decoding the DNA of strategy execution". Bonus Listeners can receive complimentary access to Gartner’s recent report entitled “2021 Strategic Roadmap for the PMO” at corasystems.com/pmoroadmap Feedback We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com

Feb 12

33 min 8 sec

This is Project Management Paradise episode 126. Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Dr Dimitris Antoniadis. Dimitris is the author of the book ‘Demystifying Project Control’. He has more than 30 years’ experience in Programme and Project Management, having covered project phases from concept to handover and operation/maintenance as well as holding Senior Management posts in major utilities, infrastructure and construction organisations. He was awarded his PhD from Loughborough University, UK, for his research into ‘Managing Complexity in Project Teams’. In this interview, Dimitris and I are going to discuss "Demystifying Project Controls". Bonus Listeners can receive complimentary access to Gartner’s recent report entitled “2021 Strategic Roadmap for the PMO” at corasystems.com/pmoroadmap Feedback We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com

Jan 14

29 min 46 sec

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Mary Abbajay. Mary is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full-service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers talent and organizational development solutions to business and government. Her work and advice have appeared in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Financial Times, and she is the author of the best-selling book, “Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss”. In this interview, Mary and I are going to discuss "How to Manage Your Manager". Bonus Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora Systems has been named as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2020 Hype Cycle for Project and Portfolio Management by downloading a complimentary copy of the Hype Cycle at corasystems.com/hype Feedback We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com

Dec 2020

27 min 19 sec

Today it's our pleasure to introduce you to Phil Jones. Phil’s background is in occupational psychology. He began working in the public sector consultancy space around 2004, advising on the British Government’s National Programme for IT. He has specific expertise in organizational change – including healthcare, central government, local government, and with charities – in his role as Head of Business Consulting for Methods, the UK’s leading independent transformation partner for public services. Bonus Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora Systems has been named as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2020 Hype Cycle for Project and Portfolio Management by downloading a complimentary copy of the Hype Cycle at corasystems.com/hype Feedback We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com

Nov 2020

30 min 52 sec

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Jane Reilly. Jane is the Research & Development Manager at Cora Systems. She has over 10 years’ experience spanning academia and industry, designing, implementing and managing research projects within the general area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Jane’s research has been published and presented across the globe at academic conferences. Today, Jane is going to talk us through her vision of how Artificial Intelligence could be used to enhance the PPM industry, and how it can help to make our project managers more successful. **Bonus** Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora Systems has been named as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2020 Hype Cycle for Project and Portfolio Management by downloading a complimentary copy of the Hype Cycle at corasystems.com/hype **Feedback** We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com  

Oct 2020

18 min 3 sec

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, Stephen discusses “complexity in change management”. Download Stephen's free Guidebook on the topic at corasystems.com/change-management

Sep 2020

48 min 11 sec

It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Laura Barnard. Laura is founder and CEO of PMO Strategies. She has been helping business leaders get the results they crave using the power of project management for over 20 years. She spent 15 of those years as a PMO leader on the inside and the last 5 helping businesses accelerate their growth through her consulting practice. She also shares insights and stories in her own riveting podcast, the PMO Strategies Podcast. In this interview, Laura and I are going to discuss "Why COVID-19 is a golden opportunity for project managers". This podcast is brought to you by Cora Systems. Every day $20 Billion worth of projects are powered by Cora. Find out more at corasystems.com

Aug 2020

34 min 54 sec

Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Peter Kozodoy. Peter is CEO of Stradeso, Partner/Chief Strategy Officer of GEM Advertising, a TEDx speaker and the author of the new book “Honest to Greatness: How Today’s Greatest Leaders Use Brutal Honesty to Achieve Massive Success”. Peter believes that now, more than ever, entrepreneurs and business leaders need to follow the principles of loyalty, authenticity, and honesty if they are going to succeed in a post-pandemic marketplace. In this interview, Peter and I are going to discuss "How Leaders Can Use Brutal Honesty to Achieve Business Success”. This podcast is brought to you by Cora Systems. Find out how Cora can power best practice enterprise PPM in your organisation at corasystems.com

Jul 2020

31 min 56 sec

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

Jun 2020

25 min 19 sec

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”.

May 2020

36 min 56 sec

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 2020

40 min 4 sec

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.

Apr 2020

28 min 10 sec

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.

Mar 2020

22 min 56 sec

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".

Feb 2020

31 min 3 sec

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.

Jan 2020

19 min 41 sec

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.

Dec 2019

26 min 56 sec

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.

Nov 2019

24 min 7 sec

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

Oct 2019

22 min 12 sec

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

Sep 2019

19 min 53 sec

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

Aug 2019

14 min 16 sec

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

Jul 2019

32 min

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".  

Jun 2019

31 min 49 sec

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 2019

15 min 46 sec

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.

May 2019

31 min 5 sec

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.

Apr 2019

28 min 46 sec

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.

Mar 2019

17 min 51 sec

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

Feb 2019

23 min 39 sec

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.

Jan 2019

33 min 17 sec

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.

Dec 2018

17 min 26 sec

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.

Nov 2018

26 min 13 sec

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 2018

27 min 33 sec

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.

Oct 2018

27 min 33 sec

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.

Sep 2018

39 min 17 sec

Dr. John Lannon lectures at the University of Limerick, Center for Project Management. John’s research is primarily focused in the field of international development, human rights promotion and protection, and humanitarian assistance. John has worked on some fascinating projects with international non-governmental organizations around the world. In this interview, John and I discuss project management for NGOs and working in challenging areas such as child trafficking, in often very volatile political and social environments.

Aug 2018

24 min 32 sec

 This podcast is a live recording of a panel discussion on the changing role of the PMO in life sciences. The recording is from the seminar which included guest speakers: - Niamh Martyn - Global PMO Manager, Teleflex Medical - Paul Moody - Director of Global Engineering Projects, Allergan Pharmaceuticals - Joe Flynn - Senior Director of Client Engagement, Cora Systems And the moderator was John McGrath, a project management professor and consultant.

Jul 2018

42 min 4 sec

Jackie Glynn is Head of the Portfolio Management Office at Three Ireland, and has over 20 years of experience in a variety of roles and industries, including heading up a PMO for UPC Ireland as well as working in multi-national originations like EDS and HP. She talks about the evolution of the PMO in this episode. 

Jul 2018

20 min 39 sec

Welcome back, today it is my pleasure to have Susan Tuttle back on the show. Susan first featured here on the podcast back in Episode 22 and we spoke about amazing project management. Susan runs her own training and consulting firm called Terrapin Agrada. Susan also has some online project management courses with over 2,000 delegates from over 100 countries.  In this interview, Susan and I discuss the changes made to Prince2 in 2017 and her new book about these changes. You will find links to Susan’s LinkedIn Profile, website, online course and new book in the shownotes at: projectmanagementparadise.com/91 We'd also welcome an honest review about this podcast on iTunes and you will find a direct link to do this at projectmanagementparadise.com Thanks again for listening and be sure to tune in again to our next episode with another great guest. Our proud sponsor today is Cora Systems. To find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios.  

Jun 2018

19 min 32 sec

Welcome back, today it is my pleasure to have Pat Lucey from Aspira on the show. Aspira is an award-winning Enterprise IT and Project Management Professional Services firm of which Pat is a co-founder. Prior to that, Pat was a Project Manager with Motorola for 17 years and also worked with Siemens in Munich. In this interview, Pat shares some of his Project Management experience in addition to discussing the impact of Brexit on the management and delivery of Projects in Ireland. You will find links to Pat’s LinkedIn Profile and website in the show notes at projectmanagementparadise.com/90 We’d also welcome an honest review about this podcast on iTunes and you will find a direct link to do this at projectmanagementparadise.com Thanks again for listening and be sure to tune in again to our next episode with another great guest. Our proud sponsor today is Cora Systems. To find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios.

May 2018

20 min 59 sec

Welcome back, today it is my pleasure to welcome Paul Pelletier to the show. Paul is a corporate lawyer, project manager, author and international speaker. His work focuses on the domain of leadership skills to effectively manage workplace disrespect, workplace bullying, sexual harassment and conflicts. You will find links to Paul’s LinkedIn Profile, his book and website in the show notes at projectmanagementparadise.com/89 We’d also welcome an honest review about this podcast on iTunes and you will find a direct link to do this at projectmanagementparadise.com Thanks again for listening and be sure to tune in again to our next episode with another great guest. Our proud sponsor today is Cora Systems. To find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios.  

Apr 2018

25 min 34 sec

Welcome back, today it is my pleasure to have Gerald Leonard back on the show. Gerald joined us back on Episode 17 and gave us some great insights around developing a company culture that works. With over 25 years experience, Gerald is an author, consultant and trusted advisor to CIOs and PMO executives. In this episode, Gerald shares his nine-step process about developing stories that will improve your projects. You will find links to Gerald’s LinkedIn Profile, website and book in the show notes at projectmanagementparadise.com/88 We’d also welcome an honest review about this podcast on iTunes and you will find a direct link to do this at projectmanagementparadise.com Thanks again for listening and be sure to tune in again to our next episode with another great guest. Our proud sponsor today is Cora Systems. To find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios.

Mar 2018

16 min 25 sec

Welcome back, today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Margaret Meloni. Margaret has over 18 years in Corporate America which included roles in Fortune 500 management. Margaret creates project managers who have the skills & knowledge to navigate the art & science of project management. You will find links to Margaret’s LinkedIn Profile and websites in the show notes at projectmanagementparadise.com/87 We’d also welcome an honest review about this podcast on iTunes and you will find a direct link to do this at projectmanagementparadise.com Thanks again for listening and be sure to tune in again to our next episode with another great guest. Our proud sponsor today is Cora Systems. To find out more about Cora’s solutions, which are live in 51 countries around the world, visit corasystems.com where you can request a free demo, and discover first hand how Cora helps its clients gain control, governance and insight into their project portfolios.

Feb 2018

17 min 35 sec