In My Judgment – The BA & PM Require Different Skills

Are you annoyed that the same person wears both the PM and the BA hat? Learn how Haydn and Bob feel about the BA and PM role in this episode of In My Judgment.

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Do BAs and PMs use the same skill?

Is your organization old school or are they looking to go beyond the latest PMBOK Guide®? Do your BAs and PMs have the same skills, share your thoughts with and leave a comment in our LinkedIn group.

In My Judgment – Asking for Help

Do you know who to ask for help and how?

Asking for HelpHow often are you asking for help? Do you know when and how to ask? Listen in to this week’s episode of In My Judgment and learn some great advice on how to ask for help and whom you should be asking.

Let us know if you have other ideas about asking for help by leaving a comment on our LinkedIn group.

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In My Judgment – BA Owns Risk

Who really owns risks on a project?

RiskIn this week’s episode of In My Judgment, Bob and Haydn share the importance of capturing risks during a project’s lifecycle. They also share who should own the risks.

Listen in a find out what they think, if you agree or disagree let us know by sharing your thoughts in our LinkedIn community.

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In My Judgment – Know your Stakeholders

Building on the BA/PM toolkit.

 

 

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Know Your Stakeholder

Do you know all your stakeholders? Do you have an easy way of identifying all the stakeholders impacted or affected by your projects? In this episode of In my Judgment, Bob and Haydn add to the toolkit from other podcasts and share the key to identifying and managing stakeholders.

 

Be sure to visit our LinkedIn group and share your thoughts with the community.

In My Judgment – Improv for PMs & BAs

Are you using all the tools you can?

 

 

Improv for PMs and BAsWhen was the last time you were in the hallway and your sponsor or stakeholder asked you a question about the project? Were you ready with all the answers? Did you know what you wanted to say? How confident were you that what you shared was correct?

Listen in to this week’s episode of In My Judgement to learn about a tool that all BAs and PMs need to be using. Learn a rule or two that can help you and your project team.

For more helpful hints check out the “PM Super Hero“ post to learn how to keep a project notebook and combine it with improv for greater effectiveness.

Be sure to visit our LinkedIn group and share your thoughts with the community.

 

In My Judgment – Too Many Managers

Does it feel like there are more managers on projects than there are people to do the work?

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Change Management & It’s Impacts

In this week’s episode of the “In My Judgment” Haydn and Bob share some thoughts on the change management role in the project world. Tell us your experience with change management of your projects. Have you applied enough change management or have you had too much? Let us know your thoughts and experience by sharing in our LinkedIn Group.

In My Judgement – Stop Padding

Are you a fan of the wild guess estimation approach?

 

estimatingIn this episode of In My Judgement, Bob and Haydn share their thoughts as to why project managers tend to pad estimates. Listen to them plead with the PM community and ask to stop the game of padding. Do you still pad estimates given by your project team? Do you take the time to plan and breakdown the project so you can get better estimates? Let us know your thoughts by going to our LinkedIn Group.

In My Judgement – Pet Projects

Are there projects in your organization that are being held on to longer than needed?

 

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In this episode of In My Judgement the hosts shares how they have learned project management lessons from children as well as the Romans. They also share why some people in the organizations hold on to projects longer than needed.

Do you agree with the hots or disagree? Let us know by leaving a comment in our LinkedIn group.

In My Judgement – Subject Matter Expertise

In this issue of In My Judgement, Bob and Haydn debate if you really need subject matter expertise to manage a project effectively.

 

 

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Do you think you need to have domain expertise or can you manage any project if you have managed a project before? This is not a new debate and it is not one that is going to end anytime soon. Listen in to find out what the hosts think about this topic. Find out if they have a solution to make you more effective as a project manager, no matter what industry you have worked in.

Share you thoughts with us in our LinkedIn group.

In My Judgement – Team Building Minutes

How often have you been pulled away from work just to go to another team building meeting?

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Teams and time

In this episode of In My Judgment the hosts discuss how team building meetings don’t really work. They will cover what team building minutes are and how you take advantage of the little moments. They will also touch on how to build trust within your project teams.

Tell us how you handle team building for your project teams or how you build trust, by sending us an @reply on Twitter or by going to our LinkedIn group.

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