I know we’re not the only ones producing a project management podcast filled with advice and takeaways that are insightful, practical, and actionable.
There’s no shortage of voices and perspectives contributing knowledge and insights to the field, and I’d like to celebrate some of my favorites. Below, you’ll find my list of the best project management podcasts, what you can expect from each one, and where to listen!
Top 12 Project Management Podcasts
Here are my picks for the project management podcasts to check out this year, whether you're a PM beginner or a seasoned vet. Remember: you can often earn professional development units (PDUs) for listening to podcasts.
- The Digital Project Manager Podcast
- PM Point of View
- PMO Strategies
- Project Management Happy Hour
- The Everyday PM
- Manage This
- People and Projects Podcast
- The Sunday Lunch Project Manager
- Project Management Paradise
- The Project Management Podcast
- The Digital Project Manager Member Spotlight
1. The Digital Project Manager Podcast
As host of this podcast, I chat with subject matter experts, real-world digital project managers, project professionals, and all manner of industry insiders to cover topics that matter in today’s project management landscape.
Listeners get guidance from our expert guests on theory, tactics, methodologies, and best practices, as well as deep dives on topics like agile, risk management, time management, project management certifications like the Project Management Professional, and the latest trends in the world of project management.
Recently, I talked to Dave Prior, a certified Scrum trainer at LeadingAgile, about how agencies can actually make agile work for them.
Hear directly from Dave about how to overcome common challenges with agile agency transformations and implement a strong agile culture. Listen to the episode here!
You can find more agency podcasts here.
2. PM Point Of View
An official project management podcast from the Project Management Institute chapter in Washington, DC (PMIWDC), PM Point Of View offers insights and engaging discussions from a litany of guests.
Host Kendall Lott brings years of experience from roles in project management and within the C-suite, and his guests cover a wide range of disciplines and fields.
A recent episode features a conversation with Crystal Richards (who’s been featured on our podcast) and Laura Barnard (who hosts another podcast on this list) about whether project managers should rely on process or principles when it comes to managing projects. Listen to the episode to find out where they landed!
Bonus: Check out this episode with yours truly!
Where To Listen: Apple Podcasts
3. PMO Strategies
Laura Barnard’s podcast covers project management at the project management office (PMO) level. Her aim is to focus on impact and outcomes with her guests, rather than project management tools and processes (although these are still important).
Listen in on Laura and her guests as she shares insights for leading change and improving your PMO to help deliver organizational and project success.
Earlier this year, in an episode about getting project teams and other stakeholders on board with the changes that projects bring, Laura spoke with guest Barbara Trautlein. They discussed overcoming resistance to change, the neuroscience behind this resistance, and mindsets about change. It’s a fascinating listen!
4. Project Management Happy Hour
Kim Essendrup and Kate Anderson’s podcast takes a more casual and frank approach to issues and challenges in the project management world. Alongside their guests, Kim and Kate offer advice, practical tips, and examples to help you tackle those challenges. The podcast also avoids the dullness sometimes associated with theory- or methodology-heavy topics.
In a recent episode, they discussed how project managers can lead teams when they aren’t the boss. Their take is that project managers need to go beyond acting as a facilitator and using servant leadership to actually get stuff done. How? Listen to the episode!
5. The Everyday PM
The Everyday PM focuses on, well, the everyday parts of project management. Ann Campea and her guests cover tactics, project management skills, and processes that project managers will use in their day-to-day work lives, as well as larger project trends and career-focused topics.
Recently, Ann brought on Jim Stewart and Rich Maltzman, authors of the book Great Meetings Build Great Teams.
In their discussion, they cover the secrets to improving project meetings and making them more successful. Hear about setting up an inclusive environment, encouraging open communication, and more in the episode.
6. Manage This
Hosts Andy Crowe and Bill Yates cover project management topics in all kinds of sectors and fields—construction, infrastructure, health care, technology, and more. Glean insights from their conversations with expert guests that you can take back to your own organization or teams.
Recently, Crowe and Yates had Richard Lawrence and Peter Green on the podcast to discuss the role of the project manager on Scrum teams.
While Scrum teams are supposed to organize themselves, Lawrence and Green argue that it’s important for project managers to set up an environment where teams can thrive, rather than tell them what to do. Hear the full conversation here.
7. People And Projects Podcast
Andy Kaufman’s podcast has a massive backlog of episodes you can make your way through, each with practical tips and takeaways that you can put into action right away.
Many episodes focus on soft skills and the less technical aspects of project management—things like project communication, leadership, time management, productivity, and keeping project teams engaged and motivated.
In a recent episode, Kaufman discussed the idea of expert leadership vs. spanning leadership with guest Wanda T. Wallace.
Not all project managers have technical knowledge and expertise in the projects they manage, so how can you go about enabling the team to get the work done efficiently and effectively? Check out the episode here.
8. The Sunday Lunch Project Manager
Hosted by Nigel Creaser, The Sunday Lunch Project Manager feed is filled with in-depth interviews on everything from agile to soft skills to business processes. The interviews are so in-depth they’re most often split into two parts.
Creaser’s guests are project management experts and leaders, and in his conversations he draws out insights that listeners can take into their own project management practices and level up their impact and leadership skills.
Recently, Creaser had guest Ondrej Papanek on the show to discuss agile coaching, Scrum, and running efficient cross-functional teams. They get into the nitty-gritty details of Papanek’s advice for agile transformations—listen to the episode here.
9. Project Management Paradise
Project Management Paradise is a long-running podcast hosted by Aaron Murphy. Murphy covers a variety of industries and fields, including digital transformation, aerospace & defense, renewable energy, and life sciences.
Project managers in all manner of roles can benefit from insights on change management, leadership skills, prioritization, and building high-performing teams.
In a recent episode, Murphy discussed the concept of project fatigue with guest Carl Bernie, specifically in complex projects and initiatives. Bernie describes his own experiences with project fatigue, and how global events like pandemics and supply chain issues can contribute. Have a listen here!
10. The Project Management Podcast
Also known as The PM Podcast, this one is hosted by Cornelius Fichtner, a renowned author and expert in the field of project management. His episodes feature project managers and other guests in the space and focus on actionable tips and best practices for project success.
He often covers the importance of project management training (given he offers training and prep for the Project Management Professional-PMP exam), as well as the latest trends in project management, such as artificial intelligence and data literacy.
Listen to his recent deep dive on artificial intelligence in project management and the business world more broadly—the challenges with it, what its role is (and what it should be), and how it’s impacting project management. Go beyond the buzz in the episode here.
Projectified is the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) official podcast, and it’s hosted by Tegan Jones and Stephen Maye. They cover trending and hot topics in the world of project management, in industries from aerospace to cybersecurity.
Get takes from the hosts and their expert guests on everything from soft skills, like leadership and managing team burnout, to technical skills like risk management, ensuring strategic alignment between projects and organizational goals, and even using artificial intelligence in your day-to-day workflow.
In a recent episode, guests Marilena Koliavasili and Jonas Ng discuss how you can make team member well-being a priority as a project manager.
Get their best practices for promoting well-being, supporting struggling team members, and recognizing how challenges present differently for different people in the episode here.
12. The Digital Project Manager Member Spotlight
Interspersed with regular episodes of The Digital Project Manager podcast, you’ll find episodes that spotlight some of the members in our membership community. Our community lead Michael Mordak hosts these bite-sized podcast episodes that highlight the value of having a community and support network.
Recently, Mordak talked to Keegan McCready about the value he has found in community networks throughout his career, especially after a tough layoff. Listen to the episode here to learn more about building relationships and a thriving career.
Project Management-Adjacent Podcasts You Might Enjoy
Project managers are also people managers, and there’s plenty of other engaging, non-project specific podcasts out there that you might find useful.
- People Managing People: A people and culture-focused podcast covering everything from DEI to employee professional development and pay transparency
- Think Fast, Talk Smart: A podcast focused on communications challenges in today’s business world and strategies for communicating more effectively
- Squiggly Careers: A career development podcast (with a great name) covering stress management, self-confidence, and self-advocacy
- A Bit of Optimism: Focused on leadership in your career and in life more generally, and hosted by Simon Sinek
- Maxwell Leadership Podcast: Focused on transformational leadership and the principles, practices, and processes to become this kind of leader yourself
- Pivot: Another career-focused podcast aimed at helping listeners clarify their purpose and path in their careers
- HBR IdeaCast: A podcast from the Harvard Business Review about management, leadership, and issues facing managers and employees in today’s world
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