PM Point of View

Project management is about people: working with people, for people, through people. So it goes to reason that managers who have a deeper understanding of human behavior will be more effective. Beyond managing their teams, PMs are heavily involved in forecasting - defining the scope, budget and schedule of their projects, and then making decisions based on those forecasts. How much do their own biases and neurological wiring play into these processes? We gather three keynote speakers from the upcoming UMD 2021 Project Management Symposium to discuss these issues and more.

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PDU Information

Use the following information in PMI’s CCRS system to register the PDUs for this podcast:

  • PDU Category: Online or Digital Media
  • Provider Number: 4634
  • Talent Triangle: Leadership
  • Activity Number: PMPOV0083
  • PDUs for this episode: 1

About the Speakers

 

Dr. Shari De Baets is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Business Informatics and Project Management, Faculty of Economics in Business Administration, at Ghent University, Belgium. She has a Master’s degree in Industrial Psychology and a PhD in Applied Economics. Her work focuses on forecasting, and biases. She is co-host on the “Forecasting Impact” podcast, and is President of European Operations and Chief Forecasting Scientist at the Institute for Neuro & Behavioral Project Management.

Crystal Richards is the Principal and Owner of MindsparQ™, a talent development consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations better the skills sets of their teams in project management, communications, and leadership. She trains PMs to consistently deliver projects with clarity, confidence and courage. Crystal maintains an online community on project management and leadership themindsparq.mn.com

Stephen Shields, a Senior Consultant with Gallup, works with organizations to optimize their human capital. He consults with clients on employee culture, customer interactions, targeted hiring, and talent development, providing practical insights and timely interventions that facilitate learning, execution, and accountability.

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Starting in January 2021, many of you reached out to us, wondering why you weren't able to claim a PDU for listening to PM Point of View® episodes. The short answer: You CAN continue to claim PDUs. But the process has changed. Listen to Kendall's explanation or read below. And if you have any problems, contact us via our website: www.mpoweredstrategies.com. Thank you for listening. (And for keeping it in scope and getting it done!) 

UPDATE: Due to changes at PMI’s CCR System, for those claiming PDUs at PMI.com:

  • be sure to choose the fourth option, “Online or Digital Media,” in the Report PDUs page.
  • MANUALLY ENTER provider code# 4634 and select “M Powered Strategies,”  
  • MANUALLY ENTER the name of the episode in the course field
  • Enter the date that you listened to the podcast
  • Be sure to select the appropriate option, Leadership/Strategic/Technical in the Talent Triangle at the bottom of the page
  • Check the box to confirm the validity of your submission
  • Hit “Submit.” 

This will work for all published one-hour episodes.

 

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Where do projects go wrong? What tendencies or approaches of Project Managers are NOT helpful to executives? What do they want their PMs to focus on more? How can PMs move up the ladder? In the second part of our 2-part series from the C-Suite, we get the scoop directly from a group of executives, representing a wide swath of enterprises. 

Listen, learn, and get a free PDU!

PDU Information

Use the following information in PMI’s CCRS system to register the PDUs for this podcast:

  • PDU Category: Online or Digital Media
  • Provider Number: 4634
  • Activity Number: PMPOV0082
  • PDUs for this episode: 1

About the Speakers

Jeffrey Goldman is the CEO of GoldSentinel, which he founded in 2015 to address the growing need for better decision making through insight discovery. Prior to his current position, Jeffrey launched and led GoldBot Consulting, Inc., growing the company to a thriving multi-million dollar software development and analytic business.

Tom Klaff is a passionate entrepreneur and angel investor who has founded, led and sold six technology startups over a 25-year career. He is currently co-founder and CEO of Revolution Cooking, LLC, a technology platform company that designs, markets, and sells high-speed cooking appliances powered by its proprietary InstaGlo™ Fast Heating System.

Ken Loy has been CEO at Hensoldt, Inc. since its inception in 2018.  As a Defense Industry veteran, Ken led engineering development programs and business development accounts for Lockheed Martin Corporation, Engility Corporation and Georgetown University.  

Jeff Mascott is CEO at Adfero, a communications agency with an entrepreneurial mindset. Prior to launching Adfero, Jeff co-founded Fireside 21, a leading provider of CRM and web services to the U.S. Congress. He formerly led digital strategy for Congressman J.C. Watts, Jr., Chairman of the House Republican Congress.

 

Erin Pitera is the CEO of FMP Consulting, a strategic management consulting firm that delivers evidence-based workforce and organizational management solutions. As CEO, Erin Pitera provides strategic leadership and direction over FMP’s organizational performance by driving long-term business growth and providing exemplary client service.

Jeff Powell is the CEO of Strongbridge LLC, a government IT services provider. Mr. Powell has over 30 years of experience in government contracting, having led both small and large businesses in bidding, winning, and operating IT infrastructure and software development projects. 

Pat Sheridan is co-founder and Managing Partner of Modus Create, a global consulting firm that helps global 1000 businesses accelerate their digital transformation. Founded in 2011, Modus Create has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States for the past five years in a row. 

 

Trevor Willby founded T-Rex in 1999 with a focus on long-term value creation powered by successful client delivery and employee successes. T-Rex Solutions is a proven mid-tier business, delivering next generation IT solutions for large enterprise transformation and modernization Cloud based efforts. 

Steve Williams is president of Pentagon Strategies, LLC. He has decades of experience in defense and aerospace, and is an expert in global teaming, multi-national programs, and government-industrial relations. As a CEO, Steve grew a private Transatlantic company to qualify as a top 100 global defense firm and named the F-35 Fighter Aircraft Supplier of the Year. 

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