Project Pundits Unplugged Pod

Project Management is Broken

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About this Episode:

Pilot episode! In this inaugural episode of the Project Pundits Unplugged Pod Jim and Braden discuss their views on why they think Project Management is broken, the intent of the podcast, and their views on what project management actually is. And they laugh at themselves along the way…

Episode Timeline:

00:01

In today’s episode…

01:30

Episode Introduction & Overview

05:02

Why Project Management is Broken

05:20

Focus on Methodology over Principals of the Methodologies

06:42

Prioritizing Process over Critical Thinking

08:27

Role of the Project Manager

09:54

Right-sizing Project Management for the Need

12:34

Broken Incentive Models

13:30

Rewarding Mediocrity

15:23

How to Improve Project Management – Foundational Principles

16:00

Focus on Critical Thinking and Adaptability

20:11

Reward the Right Behavior – Be a Chris, not a Pat

25:58

PM Core Competencies of Effective PMs

32:57

PM as a Benevolent Despot (of the project)

30:28

Closing Thoughts

Show Notes:

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Guests:

No special guests were part of this episode.