One way to do optimize your agile approach is to make your meetings or ceremonies more effective. Ben Aston talks to Alexa Huston about sprint planning, daily standups, sprint reviews and sprint retrospectives to give you the inside track on how you can do them better.
Projects are tricky often because we’re working with teams that can inconsistent, egotistical, and unreliable. So how on earth do we manage a project when we’ve got all that to contend with along with delivering the project? Ben Aston talks to Suze Haworth to discuss how we can use RACI charts to clearly define roles and responsibilities, stop things falling through the cracks, and prevent misunderstandings on our projects.
Are you an average project manager or one that’s destined for greatness? The difference is not so much about what you do, it’s all about how you do it. Ben Aston talks to Patrice Embry to discuss how we can take those everyday responsibilities of a project manager and do them better. Find out what you should really be doing to separate yourself from the pack, and accelerate your PM career.
If you’ve ever got yourself in a pickle on your projects because you didn’t have written evidence of your discussions with your clients, then this episode is for you! Ben Aston talks to Robyn Reynolds about the often forgotten status report and how they can save your bacon. Find out what you should put in it, how you can make them less of a pain to create and make them useful for you, the client and your project team.
We all know communication is a massively important part of our project manager role. But what are the tools we can use to be better at it? One of them is a communications plan. Ben talks to Natalie about how you can use a communication plan to manage expectations better – keep listening to find out how you can stop clients badgering you for information, and get the things you need from your clients!
In this digital project management podcast, Ben and Alexa talk about how you can use the Sprint Retrospective as a vehicle to drive positive change. They share some of the practical applications to making Sprint Retrospectives as productive as possible.
In this digital project management podcast, Ben and Tucker discuss time management hacks that we can use so we can be as productive as Beyoncé. They share some practical and simple things that we can do to make more time in our day.
Ben Aston talks to Joanna Leigh Simon to discuss the questions to ask about the project plan, team, client and work to get your bearings and get a project in order. Listen up to learn how you can make your own project onboarding experience a whole lot less stressful. ?
As project managers, we’re in the business of managing teams. But are we managing them, and leading them well? Ben Aston chats with Karl Sakas, author of, ‘Made To Lead’, to discuss how can we lead our teams be more effective, cast vision better, and manage with strategies that are effective for delivery.
Project managers are masters of getting stuff done. But what are the tricks for getting more stuff done, better? Ben Aston chats with Cédric Waldburger, founder of SendTask, to discuss everything from crypto currencies to founding companies, and how we can get more done by making our lives simpler.
Are you actually good at what do you do? Deep down, do you sometimes wonder if you’re actually a project manager charlatan, or in the wrong career altogether? Ben Aston chats with Lina Calin to discuss how we can know if we’re really doing a good job of this project management thing.
The pressure to do the right thing and be seen to do the right thing is immense. But should we be doing all those project management things, all the time? Ben Aston talks to Patrice Embry to discuss how you can save yourself time by cutting the extraneous things from your PM routine.
Beyond managing projects, how can we use our emotional intelligence to be project leaders? Ben Aston talks to Colin Ellis, author of The Conscious Project Leader to discuss building a positive project culture and leading our projects so that our teams are engaged and motivated to succeed.
Ben Aston and Robyn Reynolds introduce an anonymous advice column for digital PM’s to ask awkward questions and share their own stories of managing tricky situations in the life as a digital project manager.