Portfolio Strategies

PSGS 039: Expert Interview with Stuart Easton - Strategic Alignment Really Matters!

Strategic Alignment

Today we are speaking with Stuart Easton he is the 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. This recording will be our 3rd discussion, and we have a lot to chat about, so let gets started.

   

 

Gerald:               Okay. Today we are speaking with Stuart Easton. He is the CEO of TransparentChoice and is a veteran in the software space. His background includes stints working on reporting and data analytics. He's passionate about improving business outcomes for his customers. Stuart lives in the UK and enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and playing with this kids. This recording will be our third discussion around the area of project, program, and portfolio management, and specifically today around AHP, analytic hierarchy processing.

                             So let's get started. We have a lot to chat about. So let's get started. We're going to be talking about strategic alignment. Stuart, good morning. How are you today?

Stuart:                 Good morning, Gerald. Third conversation and I'm still struggling to teach you the Queen's English. But we will get there, don't worry.

Gerald:               I'm going to work on that, eh? I'm not sure if that's Queen's English or Canadian.

                             All right. So we have a lot to talk about with our important topic, which is strategic alignment. PMI just put out a lot of really good data about that. Do you want to share that with us?

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PSGS 037: Expert Interview with Dr. Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP, OPM3 Certified

Dr. Ginger LevinDr. Ginger Levin is an Author, Senior Consultant and Educator in project management. 

Specialize in the areas of portfolio management, program management, the PMO, mentoring, metrics, change management, and maturity assessments. She is a certified PgMP and PMP as well as an OPM3 Certified Professional. She also has a book series with Taylor and Francis, a subsidiary of Auerbach.

Dr. Levin provides training in program management, the PgMP, the PfMP, portfolio management, change management, and knowledge management and am a keynote speaker at conferences throughout the world.

For information about my on line PgMP and PfMP boot camps, please see:

https://project02.utdallas.edu/payment/ppp/test/

For information on my PgMP, PfMP, and PMP books please see: Amazon, the PMI bookstore, or www.crcpress.com

Finally Dr. Levin is the  Adjunct Professor for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in its MSPM Program and for the SKEMA Business School in Lille, France in its doctoral program in project management.


PSGS 036: Expert Interview with Kailash Upadhyay

Kailash UpadhyayToday we are speaking with Kailash Upadhyay, (MBA, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, MCP (EPM), MCT, CPISI, CSM, CSP, ITIL) founding director Addon Skills. Addon Skills is focused toward providing professional training and consulting services to its customer across the globe. Mr. Kailash Upadhyay is among very few professionals who acquired Project, Program and Portfolio management certification from differennt certfication bodies.

Website Link: www.addonskills.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kailashupadhyay

twitter: @IN_Kailash

Topic: Project Management and Organization alignment

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PSGS 033: Expert Interview with Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez Awarded The Prestigious Thinkers50

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the world’s leading champion of project management and strategy implementation.

Antonio Nieto-RodriguezBorn in Madrid, Spain, and educated in Germany, Mexico, Italy and the United States, Antonio is an Economists and has an MBA from London Business School, currently pursuing a PhD in Strategy and is fluent in five languages.

He is the creator of concepts such as the Hierarchy of Purpose, or the Project Manifesto; which argues that projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.

 

Antonio has been recently awarded the title of Thinker of the Month by the prestigious Thinkers50, who identifies the most influential management thinkers in the world, including Michael Porter, Clayton Christensen, Rita McGrath.

 

He is the author of the best-selling book “The Focused Organization

HBR Article:         How to Prioritize Your Company’s Projects

Thinkers50:         thinkers50.com/thinker-of-the-month-archives

Website & Book:  www.antonionietorodriguez.com

LinkedIn & Blog:  be.linkedin.com/in/antonionietorodriguez

Twitter:               @ANietoRodriguez

Youtube:             The Strategy Execution Channel by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez 

Think Tank:         StrateXecution 

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PSGS 031: Project Portfolio Management in Theory and Practice

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JamalMoustafaev, MBA, PMP – Is the President and Founder of ThinkTank Consulting, is an internationally acclaimed expert and speaker in the areas of project/portfolio management, scope definition, process improvement and corporate training. Jamal Moustafaev has done work for private-sector companies and government organizations in Canada, US, Asia, Europe and Middle East.

 
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PSGS 025: Expert Interview with Mike Hannan

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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.