Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast

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Ask Cadence Ep 65: Management is Unrealistic about Impact on CSP You have a problem. You escalate to your sponsor or steering committee. Their response? Don't worry, they're sure you'll be able to solve the problem without impacting Cost, Schedule or Performance! As frustrating as this response may be, listen in this week as Jay Christensen unravels the motivation behind this typical response, and [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 64: Finding Support from Functional Managers Are you a project manager seeking support from the functional managers who have their employees on your teams? Are you a team member looking for more support from your functional manager as you work on projects? This week, Jay Christensen joins Pete Wright to take on both of these issues and give you [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 63: No Steering Committee It's one of the most common things we see on troubled projects, and sometimes the trickiest to navigate: No sponsor or steering committee supporting your projects. This week, Jay Christensen joins Pete Wright to dive into the issues that lead to this on your projects, and how you can find the support you [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 62: Managing Time on Critical Overlapping projects The problem card this week says it all: "Three project teams working on mandatory compliance projects to 18 countries, all three high priorities. Tasks from all three due all the time. How do I manage projects and priorities across overlapping critical projects?" It's a question for all over-worked project people, and John Patton [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 61: Too Many External Influences on the Project It may seem like stakeholder meddling, but external influences competing for attention on your project can be a symptom of a much larger problem. This week, John Patton and Jay Christensen help you focus on the lifecycle, using a few key tactics to ensure all your project stakeholders are working with you to [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 60: The Supplier Can t Deliver Any number of challenges can slow a supplier delivering a complex product on your project. From engineering challenges to methodological roadblocks, it's your job as project manager to keep resources flowing into the project smoothly. This week, John Patton and Jay Christensen dissect this issue and give you a clear process to help [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 59: The Project is Off to a Slow Start From the problem cards this week, "The project is off to a slow start -- how do we gain traction and get this project moving?" Turns out, it's all a matter of focus on the life-cycle. This week, John Patton and Jay Christensen take to this issue with Pete Wright and give you [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 58: Webinar Preview Overview of Agile with Jay Christensen Thinking about Agile and how it might help your development projects? Looking for more detail on how the Agile approach maps to the Cadence Methodology? Coming in August, Cadence's Jay Christensen will be delivering a one-hour webinar dealing with the detail of Agile development with the Cadence Methodology. In today's show, Jay gives [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 57: Positioning Yourself for a Future in Project Management If you're facing an abrupt career change, you have a wide road before you. You've crafted your resume. You've done the networking. But have you really positioned yourself to be the perfect candidate for that perfect project management job? This week on the show, Jay Christensen and Wil Mercer join host Pete Wright [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 56: Weather the Project Economy If your teams have suffered as a result of layoffs or reorganizations, you're weathering the project economy. If you are juggling scope changes and resource reallocation, you're weathering the project economy. If you are faced with delivering difficult news more often than results, you're weathering the project economy. This week, join Jay Christensen, [...]