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February 2016

PSGS 025: Expert Interview with Mike Hannan

Mike_Hannan

Mike Hannan brings nearly 25 years’ experience as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Program Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Architect. His background in Project Portfolio Management started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex initiatives such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC) programs. He has managed and consulted on $500M+ project portfolios, and trained CIOs and other senior executives in Federal Civilian, Military, and Commercial environments.

Mike is an active speaker at industry events, including local PMI chapter and community meetings, webinars, PM symposia, and in the Agile community. He is a leading innovator of disciplined ways to integrate Agile, Lean, Critical Chain, and other techniques to drive dramatic breakthroughs in the performance of IT Project Portfolios. He is also the lead author of the recent book, The CIO’s Guide to Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance.

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PSGS 024: Why I Started the PPM Academy Podcast

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Welcome to the PPM Academy podcast for Project, Program & Portfolio Managers where we will Interview Industry Experts and discuss current and future trends in the world of Project, Program and Portfolio Management and how what we do impacts our company’s execution culture.

I’m Gerald Leonard

Today I plan to share with you why I started the PPM Academy Podcast

  • If you are the kind of person that loves to learn new insights and real world examples and hate boring management presentations or podcasts that are purely academic and void of real life examples, then this podcast is for you.
  • So, why start another Project Portfolio Management Podcast. PPM is simply the ability for an organization or individual to make the best data-driven decision in the selection of activities and tasks that are aligned to their goals while making the most of their limited resources.
    • I love making the right decision
    • I love prioritizing chaos and helping my family, friends and clients become more, do more, have more and live more as they achieve their goals and objectives.
    • I want to make the concepts of PPM plan and practical

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PSGS 023: Expert Interview with Stuart Easton

Stuart Easton

Stuart Easton is CEO of TransparentChoice and is a veteran of the software space. His back ground includes stints working on reporting and data analytics and he is passionate about improving business outcomes for his customers. Stuart lives in the UK and enjoys hiking, mountain biking and playing with his kids. He also enjoys playing guitar... but his family would rather he didn't.


PSGS 022: Expert Interview with Gerry Kendall

Gerald Kendall

Today we have with us Gerry Kendall. Gerry is a recognized world expert at strategic planning, Theory of Constraints (TOC) and project portfolio management, with extensive implementation experience. His clients span the globe, including engagements in Malaysia, Bangladesh, Australia, Europe, United States and Canada. Gerry is married to his lovely wife, Jackie. They share 5 children and 7 grandchildren.

Gerry's latest book, Advanced multi-project management, provides the detailed proven road map for getting major improvement in delivering a project portfolio on time, on budget and within scope. His Advanced Project Portfolio Management and the PMO is the top-selling book in the PMO and Project Portfolio Management space.

Gerry also authored a chapter on Project Portfolio Management for the American Management Association Handbook of Project Management, 2nd Edition, and a chapter on Critical Chain in Dr. Harold Kerzner's book, Project Management, A System's Approach, 8th edition. The new TOC Handbook highlights Gerry's chapter on TOC Strategy and Tactics application.

    

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