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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Show 21: Interview with Dale Brown on becoming a PMP

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This show is sponsored by:
EnterPlicity: Complete Portfolio and Project Management Solutions

Show notes: Dale Brown is an IT Executive who decided to become a PMP. In our interview we discuss his motivation and schedule as well as what and how he studied in order to take and pass the exam. The following books are mentioned in the interview: Outercore's Achieve PMP Exam Success, Sybex's Project Management Professional Study Guide, 3rd Edition and Rita Mulcahy's PMP Exam Prep, Fifth Edition. You can contact Dale at or at +1 949 387 2508. We are also announcing the winners of our software giveaway for VIP Team To do List and we are reviewing a new podcast by Jerry Manas that talks about (you guessed it) project management.

Helpful Resources:

- PMThink by Jerry Manas, Frank M, FemPM, G McHardy, USA
- Project Management by Thushara Wijewardena, PMP, Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Journyx Project Management Blog by Journyx, Austin, Texas, USA
- Reforming Project Management by Hal Macomber
- PMO SIG Mailing List

Project Management in the News:

- The Robbins-Gioia Award for Project Management Return on Investment

Jerry Manas's Podcast on Project Management:
Update: Jerry has in the meantime fixed the issues with publishing his episodes as separate podcasts. Here are the updated subscription links for you. To subscribe to Jerry's podcast, simply click on one of the following links (actually... you have to drag & drop the second one into your podcatcher software):

- Click here, if you are using iTunes.
- Click here, if you are using another podcatcher.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Show 20: Risk

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Show notes: Today's focus is on Risk Management, which we call "The Black Sheep of Project Management". Risk Management is important, but only a fraction of project managers actively manage risk on their projects. We discuss why that is so and present a simple technique that will enable you to manage risk on your projects without spending hundreds of hours on this task. Don't forget to stop by at Method123, sign up for their newsletter and get the Risk Management Kit for free. Also in this episode: A Good, Bad & Ugly review about TSI's PMP Lunchtime Lecture Series, and we are continuing the giveaway of two free licenses for VIP Team To do List - listen to the show to hear how to participate - time is running out.

Helpful Resources:

- ]project open[
- Open Workbench
- dotProject - the Open Source Project Management tool
- PHProjekt - an open source groupware suite
- Various Open Source Project Management Tools
- Xtreme Project Management Tool
- GanttProject 2.0
- Projectsteps blog on Free Project Management Software

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Show 19: Soft Skills II - Interview with Moty Koppes

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Show notes: We continue to look at the soft skills in project management and proudly present a wonderful interview with Coach Moty Koppes. Her website is at and you can write to her at We are also giving away two free licenses for VIP Team To do List - listen to the show to hear how to participate.

Helpful Resources (today, we are focusing on PM methodologies in response to Etienne Danois-Maricq's question):

- Various whitepapers & articles on PM methodologies
- TenStep PM Methodology (Affiliate Link)
- Method 123 PM Methodology
- Project Smart PM Templates (some free)
- Gantthead's deliverables, project plans & checklists

Project Management in the News
- Hill Consulting Launches a New Project Management Methodology and a Free Offer
- Hansoft Releases Next-Gen Game Project Management Update