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  • In My Judgement – Sponsorship

    How important is sponsorship?

    How often do you communicate with sponsors?

    In this episode of In My Judgement, Haydn and Bob discuss a construction project that ran over budget. They’ll touch on ownership and sponsorship as well as how often a project sponsor should be involved.

  • In My Judgement – The Project Charter

    When it comes to creating a project charter do you ever wonder why you are creating this document and the benefits behind the document.

    In this episode of In My Judgement Bob and Haydn discuss the benefits of who should create the document and why. Listen and let us know what you think of the project charter, is it needed or redundant?

  • In My Judgement – Agile Documentation

    So how big does an agile document need to be? Do we need more discipline when it comes to agile projects?

    In this episode of In My Judgement Bob McGannon and Haydn Thomas share their thoughts on the agile document.

  • In My Judgement Episode – Selling Project Benefits

    As a PM can you go overboard selling the benefits of a project?

    When working with a project team and the project sponsor how are you communicating the benefits? Are you using the right language or are you communicating the wrong message about the benefits?

  • In My Judgement – BA reports to who?

    So what is the role of the Project Manager and the Business Analyst?

    In this latest episode of In My Judgement Bob and Haydn discuss where the Business Analyst (BA) should report. Tell us what you think, is it better for the BA to report to the PM or to the project sponsor?

  • In My Judgement – What is Team Building, Really

    Have you ever gone too far with your team building?

    Listen in and find out what Haydn and Bob think of team building for your projects. Tell us if you have ever gone too far with your team building. Or if you know of any managers that just don’t get it. Are they effective leaders or is it inappropriate?

  • In My Judgement Episode – PM Super Hero

    Have you ever asked yourself, “What would it take to be a project management super hero?”

    In this episode of In My Judgment Bob and Haydn share a great little story of a project management super hero. See if you agree with their assessment.

    Also, consider this:

    • Are you ready to share what kind of help you need or where the project is at any given moment?
    • Are you taking advantage of opportunities to move the business (or the project) forward?
  • In My Judgement Episode – The Enough-ness factor

    So what does enough-ness mean when it comes to managing project work? Do you have an enough-ness factor built into your project practices?

    Have you struggled with breaking down the work that you do on a project? In this episode of In My Judgment the co-hosts discuss the best way to look at a work breakdown structures and how to identify enough work to track and manage.

  • In My Judgement – Toughest Role

    What is the toughest role to have in the PM world?

    Does your organization have a portfolio manager? In this episode of In My Judgment Bob and Haydn discuss what it takes to be a portfolio manager. They also touch on some distractions that can slow down your business and reduce organizational effectiveness.

  • In My Judgement – Team Building Minutes

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

    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.

  • In My Judgement – Subject Matter Expertise

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

    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.

  • In My Judgement – Pet Projects

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

    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.

  • In My Judgement – Stop Padding

    Are you a fan of the wild guess estimation approach?

    In 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?

  • In My Judgement – Too Many Managers

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

    In this week’s episode of the “In My Judgement” Haydn and Bob share some thoughts on the change management role in the project world.

  • In My Judgement – Improv for PMs & BAs

    Are you using all the tools you can?

    When 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.

  • In My Judgement – Know your Stakeholders

    Building on the BA/PM toolkit.

    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 Judgement, Bob and Haydn add to the toolkit from other podcasts and share the key to identifying and managing stakeholders.

  • In My Judgement – BA Owns Risk

    Who really owns risks on a project?

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

  • In My Judgment – Asking For Help

    Do you know who to ask for help and how?

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

  • In My Judgement – 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 Judgement.

    Is your organization old school or are they looking to go beyond the latest PMBOK Guide®?

    Do BAs and PMs use the same skill?

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