Project Management For You: Interviews by Cesar Abeid

Cesar AbeidCesar Abeid is publishing a series of podcast interviews conducted with project management practitioners, authors, and thought leaders in the summer of 2014. He asked each of us a few questions:

  • How would you define project management to the lay person?
  • What is the least people need to know about PM to start on the path of getting things done?
  • What are the stages of bringing an idea to reality?
  • If you could recommend one technique from the PM world to the masses, what would it be and where can we learn it?
  • Managing projects often means working with other people. What’s the best way to know when and what to delegate, and to compel people to collaborate on a project?

The result was an interesting mix of thoughts, opinions, examples, and recommendations. Here are links to each of the podcasts in the series. Aside from Cesar’s brief introduction, the interviews average around 30 minutes each. I’ll add the remainder as they are published.

Project Management For You: Introduction Cesar explains the basic idea behind the interview series, and his upcoming book by the same name.

Interview with Andy Kaufman Andy is a project management consultant and trainer, and the the host of The People and Projects Podcast.

Interview with Susanne Madsen Susanne is a project leadership consultant, trainer, and coach, and author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook.

Interview with Carl Pritchard Carl is a risk management consultant, and the principle author of the risk management chapter of the PMBOK, 4th Edition.

Interview with Tony Adams Tony is a project leadership consultant, speaker, and blogger focusing on the importance of communications.

Interview with Elizabeth Harrin Elizabeth is a practicing program and project manager, prolific author, and blogger at A Girl’s Guide to Project Management.

Interview with Cornelius Fichtner Cornelius is a practicing project manager,trainer, and host of The Project Management Podcast.

Interview with Adriana Girdler Adriana is an entrepreneur, executive coach, professional speaker, facilitator and prolific author.

Interview with Peter Taylor Peter is the author of several books, consultant, lecturer, coach, and host of The Lazy Project Manager Podcast.

Interview with Stephen Carver Stephen lectures at Cranfield University School of Management, with experience ranging from banks to oil and from construction to law firms.

Interview with Mark Phillipy Mark is a project management practitioner, blogger, and host of two project management podcasts.

Interview with Francis Hooke Francis is a blogger and consulting project manager with experience in the financial industry.

Interview with Johanna Rothman Johanna is a prolific author, blogger, and management consultant, specializing in Agile software development.

Interview with Dave Gordon Hey, that’s me! Dave is the project manager and blogger behind The Practicing IT Project Manager.

Interview with Rich Maltzman Rich is a prolific author, blogger, teacher, and speaker on Green project management.

Interview with Geoff Crane Geoff is a former project portfolio manager, currently pursuing his PhD and teaching project management at Durham College in Ontario.

Interview with Michael Greer Michael is a project manager, author, and teacher of project management, known for his “minimalist” approach.

Interview with Ron Rosenhead Ron is a project manager, consultant, trainer, and co-author of “Strategies for Project Sponsorship.”

Interview with Margaret Meloni Margaret is a speaker, writer and  teacher who supports project managers with the human side of project management.

Interview with Cesar Abeid Mark Phillipy turns the tables on Cesar, interviewing him with the same questions he asked each of us.

Cesar reflects on his series of nineteen interviews published in nineteen weekdays, “Project Management for You.”

Overall, a great series of interviews! When nineteen different experts answer the same questions, you’re bound to get a lot of overlap, but there was a lot of room for each of us to present the material in a different light. Thanks for taking us along on this journey, Cesar!

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About Dave Gordon

Dave Gordon is a project manager with over twenty five years of experience in implementing human capital management and payroll systems, including SaaS solutions like Workday and premises-based ERP solutions like PeopleSoft and ADP Enterprise. He has an MS in IT with a concentration in project management, and a BS in Business. In addition to his articles and blog posts, he curates a weekly roundup of articles on project management, and he has authored or contributed to several books on project management.

5 thoughts on “Project Management For You: Interviews by Cesar Abeid

  1. I’ll add the other interviews within a couple of days of their airing. Good luck with the series!

  2. I just listened to two more. These are some truly great interviews – you hear a lot of the same things from each of these folks, but presented in very different ways. Cesar targeted this series for people who aren’t project managers, but I think it will be good for practitioners to hear these recordings, as well.

    Hats off to you, Cesar!

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