PSGS 041: Expert Interview with Ken Boyd - Cost Accounting

Lynda Ken_Boyd Headshot LargeKen Boyd writes blogs, articles, whitepapers, and provides video content. He is the Co-Founder of Accountinged.com, and owns St. Louis Test Preparation (accountingaccidentally.com). Ken is the author of Cost Accounting for Dummies, Accounting All-In-One for Dummies, The CPA Exam for Dummies and 1,001 Accounting Questions for Dummies. As a former CPA, Auditor, Tax Preparer and College Professor, Boyd brings a wealth of business experience to educating an audience.

Website: https://www.accountingaccidentally.com/

Facebook: St-Louis-Test-Prep  

Twitter:  @StLouisTestPrep

 


PSGS 040: 3 Sure Fire Tactics To Align Culture With Strategy

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According to Forbes magazine, “65% of organizations have an agreed-upon strategy but only 14% of employees understand it, and less than 10% of all organizations successfully execute it.”

As a kid, my family loved taking trips to see extended family and friends and more than a few were trips out of state. Growing up in central Florida meant spending lots of time on the road. One thing I remember my father doing, before these trips, was to get the car aligned. I learned later in life that alignment prolonged our tires and created a safer drive to our new destination.

Alignment isn’t just for cars; organizations need it too. Follow these steps for your organization before embarking on a journey of change.

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

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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 038: Expert Interview with Rich Maltzman


Rich photo colorToday we are speaking with Rich Maltzman, PMP, co-author of several books on Project Management, including the Cleland Award-winning Green Project Management, and most recently, Bridging the PM Competency Gap, co-written with Loredana Abramo, PMP.  The two co-authors offer assistance in PM competence building via their consultancy Continuous Learning Environment (CLE Advisors).

Loredana Abramo PMPLoredana Abramo, PMP® Worked 25+ years, in 4 continents Deployment lead engineer, operations and services readiness manager, PMO deputy director, senior quality PgM

Website link

https://cleadvisors.wordpress.com/

 

Twitter: @CLE_Advisors

 

Book: Bridging the Project Management Competency Gap

Bridging The PM Competency Gap

 

Bio for Rich Maltzman, PMP

 

Rich Maltzman, PMP, has been an engineer since 1978 and a project management supervisor since 1988, including a two-year assignment in the Netherlands in which he built a team of PMs overseeing deployments of telecom networks in Europe and the Middle East. His project work has been diverse, including projects such as the successful deployment of the entire video and telecom infrastructure for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, and the 2006 integration of the program management offices (PMOs) of two large merging corporations. As a second, but intertwined career, Rich has also focused on consulting and teaching, having developed curricula and/or taught at:

 

  • Boston University
  • Merrimack College
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • University of Massachusetts– Boston
  • Clark University
  • Benedictine University’s Asia Institute (Shenyang University of Technology)

Rich has also professionally developed project management professional (PMP®) exam prep courseware, including exams and books. He even edited and was "the voice" for a set of eight audio CDs—a major part of a PMP prep course for an international company, for whom he has also facilitated PMP exam study groups. Rich was selected for the modeling team for the fourth edition of the PMBOK® Guide published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and contributed to the chapters on quality and risk in both the 4th and 5th Edition, and provided input for the 6th Edition as well.

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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 035: Is Uber on a Collision Course?

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Uber is now known just as much for its scandals as it is for its cheap rides. Why do things continue to go terribly wrong at the San Francisco ride-sharing company whose CEO was just caught on camera in a heated argument over money with one of his drivers? Gerald Leonard, a Washington, D.C.-based consultant on corporate culture, says you don’t have to be a fan or critic of Uber to learn from its mistakes; these include an aggressive and unrestrained culture where harassment and phobias were ignored. Leonard says the company lacks the vision and values to put its employees and customers first that would have prompted management to openly address its problems at the first sign of trouble. As more customers continue to delete their Uber accounts, Leonard can share the three unifying principles that are hallmarks of great company culture and why so many companies fail the test. He is the author of “Culture is the Bass: 7 Principles for Developing a Culture That Works.

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PSGS 034: Expert Interview with Alana M. Hill, PMP

Today we are speaking with Alana Hill. Alana is the principal consultant and CEO of 2Hill Consulting Services where she has provided PM consulting, coaching and training for the past decade.

IMG_2859b_smallAlana M. Hill, PMP is a passionate speaker, author, trainer, and mentor. Her experience as an engineer and certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in upstream oil and gas provides a real‐world insight into how people and teams can excel. She has been recognized for her excellent communication, leadership, and team‐building skills. Her international, cross‐functional business knowledge shapes her perspective of developing talent. Ms. Hill holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and has 20 years of leading successful projects.

As a speaker, she conveys a message of compassion and resilience that inspires leaders, and as a trainer she is fun, engaging, and thorough. She combines PM methodologies with DISC personality assessments to help people and teams excel even in the face of adversity.

She is the author of Love is a Catalyst, where she shares her family’s trials and triumphs over cancer. When she is not traveling the globe, you will find her running and serving in her church and community.

 

 

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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 032: Expert Interview on Leadership in PMOs with Dr. Bojeun

Today we have with us Dr. Mark C. Bojeun.

Dr. Bojeun holds a BS in business administration from Strayer University, an MBA from George Mason University, and has a PhD in Organizational Management. He is one of a small number of people in the world to hold certifications as a Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). In addition, he holds a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) in .NET and ITIL.

He has been responsible for teams of over 100 individuals and has managed contracts in excess of $50-million. He has also taught hundreds of students in program, project and risk management as both a professional instructor and adjunct professor at George Mason University, Strayer University, Mississippi University for Women and Ashford University. Finally, he's the author of the book, Program Management Leadership: Creating Successful Team Dynamics

 

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