Time Limit

Time Limit

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041 - Bias in Estimation with Jacob Bodnar
Oct 13 • 33 min
“We tend to think we can do things a lot faster than we really can. We also tend to think that the risks won’t really be as bad and that the benefits will be really good.” Anyone who has ever estimated a project, or even a single task, knows that it’s…
040 - Remote Project Management with Ben Aston
Oct 5 • 39 min
“In order to be a remote project manager, you really have to boost your project management skills.” Whether you’ve been managing projects remotely for a long time, or you were flung into it when Covid-19 forced you into it, you know that keeping details,…
039 - Project Management Metrics with Anita Sagar
Sep 21 • 39 min
“An important PM skill is to be able to facilitate conversations around business value in order to strategize and look at outcomes.” Goals. We all have them. Or at least we should. In the world of project management, goals manifest in different ways. As…
038 - Strategic Decision Making with Yoon Chung
Sep 3 • 43 min
“Project managers are probably one of the most key influencers for strategy. And they can either make or break any project”. Strategic decision making is a part of almost any job, but it’s all-encompassing when it comes to project management. PMs are not…
037 - Project Kickoff Meetings with Kayla Keizer
Aug 17 • 32 min
“It’s a moment to understand who’s on board, who’s not on board right away instead of getting halfway through a project and a stakeholder pops up and I is like, ‘Wait a second, this wasn’t what I was thinking.’” Project kickoff meetings provide an…
035 - Agency Project Management with Donna Sargeant
Jul 16 • 35 min
“I love the very quick and fast pace of an agency and my projects.” Project management roles are pretty similar across industries, in that PMs are mostly responsible for facilitating projects and teams to a successful delivery while keeping a keen eye…
036 - Innovation Process with John Carter
Jul 16 • 41 min
“You need an innovation process so that once the individual has really vetted their idea and believes there’s a market for it…you need to be able to transfer that to the organization at large, where they can execute on it.” “Innovation” is an exciting…
034 - Leading Change with Al Comeaux
Jul 6 • 41 min
”Everyone has a stake in change, everyone has a role in change, and everyone should be bought into the change. “ Change is hard, there is no doubt about it. But it’s even more difficult when it’s led poorly and the people who are deemed responsible for…
033 - Getting Personal About Productivity with Theresa Ward
Jun 15 • 36 min
“[Measuring productivity] is way more qualitative than quantitative in the age of knowledge workers.” Productivity means something different to all of us. It’s dependent on the work we’re doing, the frame of mind we’re in, where we are, and so many other…
032 - Conversation Design with Daniel Stillman
Jun 8 • 47 min
“Human beings are conversational animals and we live our lives one conversation at a time.” Conversations matter. Whether you’re pressed to make an important business decisions, feel the need to educate someone on a topic, or even just want to…
031 - Breaking Down PM with Susie Palmer-Trew and Peter Taylor
May 18 • 31 min
“When we look to do our jobs (as project managers), there’s no single lighthouse saying, ‘Everybody this way.’ And what you come across is conflict in ideas, and conflicts in ambition, and conflicts in groups that ultimately go to war.” Does project…
030 - Work-Life Balance with Dr. Travis Parry
Apr 14 • 51 min
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029 - Volunteering as a Project Manager with Sophie Brydon
Mar 9 • 34 min
“I had really wanted a volunteering opportunity for a while. I knew that I had skills I could give to a charity, I just needed to find the right one.”” Have you ever thought about using your project management powers for good causes. Well, maybe you are…
028 - Accountability and the Leader With Sam Silverstein
Feb 24 • 38 min
“If there’s an accountability problem in an organization, there’s also an internal relationship problem between the people working together in that organization.” You’ve heard it 1,000 times: Team accountability makes projects run smoother. It’s true, it…
027 - What Is Design Operations? with Philip Rowe
Feb 10 • 31 min
“Design Operations is tactical, it’s strategic design thinking, it’s project management, but it’s really this lens on combining business and design thinking to one role.” A new role has been emerging in the tech and product space, and it’s one that looks…
026 - Why You Need a Plan with J. Scott
Jan 27 • 47 min
“The answer to When should you create a plan? is Always.” There will be times in your career as a project manager when your team or stakeholders want to forego a plan in favor of “just getting work done.” It happens all the time. Some times it works, but…
025 - Johanna Rothman on Managing Distributed Teams
Jan 13 • 41 min
“The nice thing about people being away from you is that you cannot micromanage them. That actually frees you up as a manager to go and do the stuff you need to do.” There’s no doubt that where you work will impact how you work. In an age where remote…
024 - Lynn Winter on Avoiding Burnout
Dec 9, 2019 • 32 min
How are you feeling today? If you’re a busy project manager, there’s a really good chance that you’re feeling stress—or you have recently. And as the end of the year approaches, the pressure to wrap things up, deliver on year-end goals, and make everyone…
023 - PM Community with Christine Holcombe and Tracy Hennessy
Nov 25, 2019 • 36 min
“PMs have a tendency of being lone wolves and I think going out into the community to understand what other challenges people are facing is a really great way to level set about where you are in the context of the field itself.” It’s true: project…
022 - Susanne Madsen on Leadership vs. Management
Nov 11, 2019 • 36 min
“You manage tasks but you lead people.” As a project manager, you lead projects and teams. Or do you manage them? What is the difference, actually? And will knowing the difference help you to be a better project manager? In this episode, Brett speaks with…
021 - Managing Design Process with Paul Boag
Oct 14, 2019 • 35 min
“What you have to do (when presenting design) is find out what stakeholders already care about, and frame what you want to convince them of within that context.” Managing a design project often means managing people and their opinions. You need to lead…
020 - Motivation with Ruth Pearce
Sep 30, 2019 • 43 min
“Focus some attention on your people and knowing those people, and understanding what their core strengths are because those are their drivers. Those are the things that really motivate them to show up and get stuff done.” If you lead projects, you’ve…
019 - What is a PMO? with Lindsay Scott
Sep 16, 2019 • 40 min
“Very basically a PMO normally stands for a project management office. And they’re there to basically help organizations get better at delivering the projects that they have.” If you’ve ever wondered what a PMO is, that quote from this episode of Time…
018 - Suze Haworth on Crafting Process
Sep 3, 2019 • 27 min
“Trying to implement things from a framework, you’ve got to have expectations that you will need to adapt things, try things out.” Sometimes your process is rock solid and it just works. Other times, you find room for improvement. Whether you’re adapting…
017 - Rich Maltzman and Jim Stewart on Facilitating Productive Meetings
Aug 19, 2019 • 34 min
“Ironically, a lot of these planning meetings are about planning a very well directed project, but often not a lot of time or preparation goes into planning for the meetings.” If you’re a Time Limit listener, you’re likely stretched for time. And that…
016 - Dr. Sidjae Price on Estimating, Planning and People
Aug 5, 2019 • 20 min
Creating estimates and plans can be tough, especially if you don’t have the time to do them well. But, if you’re working on a team, you should leverage them. In this episode of Time Limit, Brett interviews best selling author, international speaker and…
015 - Neil Vass on Managing Teams
Jul 22, 2019 • 30 min
“The more you think about how things look to other people and how might they see the world, the better you’re going to work together as a team.” There’s a lot that goes into making a team work well together. Of course there are those magical instances…
014 - Rachel Gertz on Project Management Education
Jul 8, 2019 • 34 min
Whether you’re a seasoned PMP or a brand new project leader with no formal training, you’ve likely thought about ways to level up your skillset to make you a better PM and your career. But where do you go to learn? Sure, TeamGantt is a great starting…
013 - Tera Simon on The Management Career Path
Jun 24, 2019 • 26 min
It seems like the natural project management career would lead to people management. But why? Managing projects is a far cry from managing people. And doing both at the same time? That sounds like madness. But people do it every day. In fact, this week’s…
012 - Crystal Richards on Social Politics
Jun 10, 2019 • 33 min
”This is a part of our work lives, quite frankly. What I like Putting a label on is that it helps you to understand a framework and how you can navigate through it.” You’ve been there: leadership doesn’t tell you things, rumors happen, …Social politics…
011 - Shawn Van Dyke
May 28, 2019 • 43 min
If you think running projects can be difficult, you should try running a business! On this episode of Time Limit, Shawn Van Dyke digs in to the many highs and lows of running a construction business. It’s a wide-ranging conversation that touches on a lot…
010 - Patrice Embry on Freelance Project Management
May 13, 2019 • 29 min
Ever wonder what it would be like to go out on your own? Imagine that: the free wheelin’ life of a freelance project manager. In this episode of Time Limit, you’ll get an insider’s take on what it’s like to run your own freelance project management…
009 - Sam Barnes on The Project Management Career Path
Apr 29, 2019 • 47 min
It’s a fact: many project managers fell into their roles. Some more quickly than others, but the fact is: there are qualities that make a great PM and even better managers. In this episode, Sam Barnes, engineering manager at Marks and Spencer, shares his…
008 - Dave Prior on Agile
Apr 15, 2019 • 27 min
What’s the first question you’d ask an Agile expert? Tough one! But in this episode, Brett asked Leading Agile’s Certified Scrum Trainer Dave Prior the tough questions about Agile transformation, and even blending Agile approaches. It’s a good, short…
007 - Elizabeth Harrin on Communications and Collaboration
Apr 1, 2019 • 29 min
On this episode of Time Limit, Brett talks to Elizabeth Harrin, founder of GirlsGuidetoPM.com, and author of 5 PM books, including Collaboration Tools for Project Managers. Not only did Elizabeth write the book on how PMs can implement tools and overcome…
006 - Culture with Colin D. Ellis
Mar 14, 2019 • 29 min
In this reboot of Time Limit, we share the idea for our new format and jump right into an interview with award-winning international speaker, author, and consultant Colin D. Ellis. Show Notes: “Great leadership provides the foundation for successful…
005 - Time Limit - Motivation
Jun 12, 2018 • 20 min
This week, the guys talk about what motivataes them and how they keep their teams motivated. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
004 - Time Limit - Working Remotely
May 30, 2018 • 28 min
Nathan, John, and Brett are back to talk about wo…
003 - Time Limit - Project Estimation with Brett Harned
May 16, 2018 • 28 min
Nathan and John are joined again by PM guru Brett…
001 - Work Smarter, Work Harder, Just Don’t Work Longer
May 1, 2018 • 27 min
Nathan and John talk about working hard without b…
002 - Agile, Waterfall, or Hybrid? with Brett Harned
May 1, 2018 • 27 min
Nathan, and John are joined by good friend and di…