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.
Ben discusses the life of a ‘remoter’ project manager with Natalie Semczuk, her new DPM(ish) newsletter. After a tragic internet malfunction, the conversation pivots to unpacking typical project problem areas, why and how it’s important to document lessons learned, and what to do with those lessons, to stop making the same mistakes.
How you can make Scrum work in an agency, and how do you make any process change effectively? In this podcast, Ben Aston talks to Alexa Huston about her introduction of Scrum at the agency Crema and you can make process changes with your team and tools work for everyone.
The relationship between a project manager and their development team can often be a tricky one – so how can we make it better? Kelly Suter joins Ben Aston to discuss techniques you can use to build a better dynamic with your development team and tools she’s using to run projects.
Solid relationships are crucial to the success of projects – but how do you put that into practice? Lina Calin joins Ben Aston to discuss the techniques you can use to build a stronger, more dynamic and successful team.
Will our jobs as project managers be taken over by artificial intelligent PM bots? Discover in this podcast with Dennis Kayser from Forecast.it and learn about how they’re using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help project managers make better decisions and automate repetitive PM tasks.