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“Dark Matter” – One of Software Project Manager's Biggest Risks

Interview with Barry Curry, a Software Project Management Specialist, Life Sciences Consultant, Speaker and Mentor

“Dark Matter” – One of Software Project Manager's Biggest Risks
Barry Curry is an eminent project manager who has worked with some of the leading Blue Chip companies globally for over 20 years. As a chartered engineer and project manager, he has designed, and implemented software projects for companies of all sizes and complexity. Managing numerous projects, he has gained an extraordinary reputation internationally for successfully delivering projects, and rescuing and reviving troubled software projects. Barry is a proven project manager in variety of...
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Project Management as Professional Discipline and Life Skill

Interview with Greta Blash, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Business Analyst and a Program and Project Manager

Project Management as Professional Discipline and Life Skill
PMTips: Having three decades of experience in the field of project management, can you tell us what your view of the profession is? What do you think are the greatest benefits of being a project manager? Greta Blash: The profession is continually changing to adapt to the environments in which projects are delivered. As the environment changes, so do the tools and techniques available to those of us as a project manager. The increased emphasis on providing value to the organization through...
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Effects of Risk and Value Management over Project Outcome

Interview with Karlene Agard, a Fellow of the Association for Project Management and an award-winning Strategic Risk and Value Management Expert

Effects of Risk and Value Management over Project Outcome
PMTips: You have a vast experience in the transport sector, having worked on several multi-million and multi-billion pound projects, like Thameslink and Crossrail 2. Can you tell us more about your experiences, your professional development and maybe some of the challenges you faced during those times? Karlene Agard: Sure. So if I could start with when I graduated from university I was in a really bad place because I felt lost, I didn't know what to do. I’d picked my degree,...
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Inflection Points Can Create Enormous Opportunity

Interview with Rita McGrath, a professor at Columbia Business School, a keynote speaker and a best-selling author

Inflection Points Can Create Enormous Opportunity
PMTips: You work as a professor at Columbia Business School, where you teach a course on Leading Strategic Growth and Change. You are a best-selling author, have had the honor to receive the Thinkers50’s #1 Achievement Award in Strategy and also made their list of top 10 most influential management thinkers. Did you plan for your career to develop in this way, or was it more unintentional, with one experience leading to another? Rita McGrath: Well, I think anybody who tells you they...
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Work on Projects that Make the World a Better Place

Interview with Susanne Madsen, consultant, trainer, coach, keynote speaker and author of The Power of Project Leadership

Work on Projects that Make the World a Better Place
Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognised project leadership coach, trainer, consultant and author. Susanne is the founder and director of Susanne Madsen International Ltd, where she provides executive coaching, leadership development and project management training. Prior to setting up her own business, Susanne worked in the corporate sector leading high-profile programmes for organisations such as Standard Bank, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase. In 2017, she also co-founded The Project...
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The Project Management Career and the Benefits of Lifelong Learning

Interview with Naomi Caietti, PMP®, CTM, PPM Consultant, Speaker and Author

The Project Management Career and the Benefits of Lifelong Learning
Naomi Caietti is a professional project manager (PMP®) with over 25 years of experience in the project management industry. She is recognized as one of the most influential women in PM. She specializes in project, program and portfolio management, PMO, enterprise data center IT management and management consulting. She is the founder and CEO of a Naomi Caietti.com, an online boutique consultancy. She has authored 5 books so far, some of which are Finding Your Voice: The Assertive &...
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Advice from a Junior PM to Young PMs

Interview with Jaime Alonso Candau, Junior Project Manager at PH Mallorca

Advice from a Junior PM to Young PMs
Jaime Alonso Candau currently works as a Junior Project Manager at PH Mallorca. Aside from his day job as a junior project manager, he also dedicates some of his time to helping others get into PM and pass the PMP exam. His experiences during his preparation for the CAPM exam have led him to create OpenPM, an open platform that offers free PMP resources, exam simulators, exam questions and also PMP Progress Tracking.In this interview he talks about his beginnings in the profession, the...
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Invest Time and Effort in Building Your Competency

Interview with Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo, Consultant and Trainer in the Fields of Applied Asset, Portfolio, Program and Project Management

Invest Time and Effort in Building Your Competency
Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo has an experience of over 25 years as a consultant and trainer in the fields of applied asset, portfolio, program and project management. As a Project Controls Manager at VECO, he served on a series of oil projects for Alyeska Pipeline, ARCO Alaska and Unocal, as well as projects for the US Air Force Distance Early Warning Sites. Afterwards, he focused his career on providing business consulting and training for companies that operate in the fields of general...
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Thinking about Getting the PMP Certification - Ask Yourself Why...

Interview with Elaine Jackson, Project Management Instructor, Technology Conference Presenter, Sustainability Lead and Events Coordinator

Thinking about Getting the PMP Certification - Ask Yourself Why...
Elaine Jackson is a highly proficient and dedicated Project Manager who enjoys teaching project managers and senior executives proven techniques that lead to successful and confident project delivery! Her 15+ years of experience in training, consulting, and coaching involves driving full understanding of project management. She is currently coaching youth to look at successful approaches to daily school and work activities using project management. Her certification in Sustainability allows...
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