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Season 1 - Episode 8
The League of Lamentable Stakeholders!
In the Season 1 Finale of the Project Pundits Unplugged Pod the guys put on their detective gear and investigate The League of Lamentable Stakeholders. That’s right, Braden and Jim discuss how to mitigate the disruptive superpowers of 4 key lamentable stakeholders that all project managers (and really anyone who works in corporate America) face in their daily duties. They discuss The Naysayer, The Whatabouter, The Punching Bag, and of course The MBA. Watch for the visuals (and amazing AI generated graphics and audio), listen for in-depth knowledge (and humor), and send donations in case they get cancelled… It’s all riding on this episode, the team is banking on your support going into Season 2 of the PPU Pod to battle another set of party pooping serially sucky stakeholders – will you put on your fedoras, join the battle, and forward this episode to your all your colleagues, friends, frenemies, and family? Or will you enable the Lamentables to continue to wreak havoc? The choice is yours…
Season 1 - Episode 7
In this episode the guys cover a range of topics and put some predictions on the record. Politics, economics, war, Artificial Intelligence (AI), healthcare, nukes, and weight loss are all on the table! We didn’t cover all ‘third rail’ issues though, you’ll find no discussion of religion for instance! After you watch/listen let us know if you’re in agreement with the prognostications or if you think we’re way off. AND apologies on Jim’s audio in this episode, it’s subpar and there wasn’t much more that could be done without re-recording. We won’t point fingers as to who was at fault, but we can say it wasn’t Jim…
Season 1 - Episode 6
Steering Without the Wheel
Braden and Jim talk about the stark reality that every project manager comes to understand at some point in their career – that you really have zero direct control over the people and activities that you must orchestrate in order to successfully deliver your projects. Hence the title “Steering Without the Wheel”. The guys talk about various techniques Project Managers can use to bend people to their will. There are references to carrots and sticks, the mob and The Godfather movie, how to improve your personal relationships, PMs as therapists, Power, Influence, book recommendations and much more…
Season 1 - Episode 5
Make Yourself Pretty
Braden and Jim discuss what it takes to set yourself apart as a Project Manager and as a professional. There are a million things you can do, videos you can watch, and books you can read about self improvement in the professional world, however, the hosts cover some specific experiences and recommendations that can really make a difference. Are there other things that have helped you get ahead? Please share in the comments!
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