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Episode #22 - "Getting started, all over again!"

2007-07-08
Length: 7m 25s

Episode #22 - Getting started, all over again! Notes – Getting started, all over again! Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP Well, they say, who ever "they" are, that breaking up is hard to do, well, I'm here to tell you that getting started, all over again isn't a picnic either! For those of you who are new to the podcast welcome, and to old friends and listeners, thank you for your subscription. Well, here we go, this time, I believe we are surely a go so with out further delay on with the show! Continued in show notes "Episode #22 - Getting started, all over again!" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #20 - Leadership Part 2 - Leadership Culture

2007-02-13
Length: 10m 36s

Episode #20 - Leadership Part 2 Leadership Pt. 2 Notes – Leadership Culture Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP The original leadership Podcast was episode #13, “Leadership – Who’s in charge here?” Leadership is a topic that I cherish and in all honesty forms the foundation of this Podcast. As a project manager you are in a leadership role with followers, even though some under protest. No matter what your occupation project manager, parent, or social worker, we are all leaders. Leadership development, like golf, is an on going process that requires study and . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #20 - Leadership Part 2" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #19 - Passion - I love you man!

2007-02-10
Length: 10m 29s

Episode #19 - Passion Notes – I love you man! Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP Passion is an often times overlooked and under valued quality. On more than one occasion, the defining moment of a given contest occurred as a result of passion. So, where does your heart rest? It was not until these past few months that I have had the right combination of experiences to fully value passion. For me this epiphany came as the result of changing . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #19 - Passion" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #18 - Balance - Family, Faith, and Health

2006-12-24
Length: 3m 50s

Episode #18 - Balance Notes – Family, Faith, and Health. Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP Family, faith, and health are just as important to a leader as are discipline, clarity of thought, and concise communications. Family, faith, and health are at the least, the very underpinnings of us all. Striving through live pursuing ever greater professional accomplishments must never overshadow the need for family, faith, and health . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #18 - Balance" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #17 - Team Building - There's no "I" in team!

2006-12-03
Length: 12m 44s

Episode #17 - Team Building Notes – There's no "I" in team! Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP While it is a fact that there is no “I” in team, there definitely is an “I” in failure. Depending upon what your outlook and final desire, that supposed missing “I” can become quite significant. Team building is as much a science as it is an art as there are no absolutes and there are no guarantees. A team is defined as “a number of persons associated together in work or activity or as a group on one side.” With this definition in mind there really is no room for “I”. While the first impression might be of a cheesy cliché, there is a great deal of truth and power in the that there is no “I” in team . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #17 - Team Building" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #16 – Status Reporting – Call me when you get there!

2006-11-26
Length: 10m 15s

Episode #16 – Status Reporting – Call me when you get there! Notes – Call me when you get there! Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP How many times have you either heard or said, “Call me when you get there.” during the course of your life? I can tell you for one, if you have kids, at least 200 zillion times! That statement always seems to come from a situation where someone wants to be made aware of a persons where abouts and time of arrival. Which is incredibly similar to conveying progress on projects and the associated milestones . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #16 - Status Reporting" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode # 15 - Commitment To Success - You break it, you bought it!

2006-11-18
Length: 8m 9s

Episode #15 - Commitment To Success - You break it, you bought it! Notes – You break it, you bought it! Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP Who came up with that saying anyway? The world may never know however, I know for a fact that it wasn't me! You hear it everywhere . . . in stores, in political campaigns, and from average Joe's everyday. As it relates to project management, I see this statement as a declaration, or commitment, to a project once commenced. It is rare if ever a project of complexity runs from beginning to end without at least one potentially derailing event. An example of this is the United States Apollo 13 Space Mission and the now infamous words of astronaut Jim Lovell exclaiming, “Ahh, Houston, we've had a problem.” Continued in show notes "Episode #15 & 15a - Commitment To Success" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #14 - Use of PM Skills - Project Management and Beyond!

2006-11-12
Length: 7m 3s

Episode #14 - Use of PM Skills - Project Management and Beyond! Notes – Project Management and Beyond! Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP Project management is a skill that we all have and utilize daily on varying levels. Parenting, mentoring, charitable serving in religious service, and just plain life in general. In each of these situations, and life, we each utilize the core project management processes of Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control, and Closure. It is this daily exercise of the basic processes that allow each of us to ascend to higher levels of project management . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #14 - Use of PM Skills" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #13 - Leadership - Who's in charge here?

2006-10-26
Length: 10m 45s

Episode #13 - Leadership Notes – Who's in charge here? Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP In addition to the technical aspects associated with project management [initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closure] leadership is also a skill, which must be developed and mastered. To some, leadership is the process of determining the direction the crowd is heading, charging to the front and yelling, "This way follow me!" . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #13 - Leadership" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #12 - Project Success – Everyone needs to start running.

2006-10-01
Length: 16m 40s

Episode #12 - Project Success Notes – Everyone needs to start running. Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP I borrowed this quote and reference because they both effectively summarize success. To be successful in any endeavor one must understand the process, the players and the positions being played. In the above quote, there is no distinction for any of the players. Every morning, it is abundantly clear that all must perform at their best in order to survive. As I see things, what is true on the great plains of Africa also holds true in the concrete and glass jungle of contemporary business . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #12 - Project Success" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #11 - Self Confidence - Do you believe?

2006-09-24
Length: 8m 36s

Episode #11 – Self Confidence Notes – Do you believe? Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP While not overtly stated in a project management text that I have read, self-confidence and believing in ones self is a critical attribute for all project managers. Self-confidence is often times believed to be an innate characteristic of the person displaying such however, that is often times not the case. Self-confidence can be derived from many means one of which is will. True statement, we all have the ability to will ourselves . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #11 - Self Confidence" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #10 - Communications - Can we talk?

2006-09-17
Length: 7m 10s

Episode #10 - Communications Notes – Can we talk? Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP It is often said that upwards of 90% of a project manager’s energy is spent on communications. 90% is a huge portion of ones time however is sensible as most projects involve people which, by default, require communications. It would be easy if we could just beam thoughts and ideas to our team members however, science hasn’t quite figured out how to do that just yet. Still, 90% is a large amount of time and energy to dedicate to any single subject . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #10 - Communications" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #9 - Closure Process - Taking out the trash after the party’s over.

2006-09-05
Length: 7m 52s

Episode #9 – Closure Process Notes – Taking out the trash after the party’s over. Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP My father once made the following statement, "No job is finished until all of the paperwork is complete." Truer words have never been spoken and though my father was not a “project manager” by profession, he had a keen understanding of the project management and the closure process. Every job, project, task, or relationship in some regard will require some amount closure when it’s over . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #9 - Closing Process" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #8 – Controlling Process - Power is nothing without control

2006-08-27
Length: 17m 10s

Episode #8 – Controlling Process Notes – Power is nothing without control. Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP A few years ago, there was a tire commercial in the US that stated that power was nothing without control. In project management this statement also stands. Controlling a project is easily one of the most difficult aspects of project management as it literally draws upon all of ones senses, experiences, and capabilities as a leader . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #8 - Controlling Process" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #7 - Project Execution - Grab get wheel, step on the gas, and keep it on the road!

2006-08-19
Length: 7m 38s

Episode #7 – Project Execution Notes – Grab the wheel, step on the gas, and keep it on the road! Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP Execution, also known as the fun part, is where project planning is put to the test. The better planned and thought out, the easier it is to bring those plans into fruition. Of course, depending upon the scope of the project, planning can be as simple as a mental note, a to do list, or something as formal as a multi-activity project plan with milestones and other such progress defining points . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #7 - Project Execution" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #6 - Planning - Failure to plan is planning to fail.

2006-08-13
Length: 15m 12s

Episode #6 – Planning Process Notes - Failure to plan is planning to fail. Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP Project management plans are literally the backbone of each and every project. As such, a weak plan will yield weak results and will all but ensure failure. A sound project management plan will actually consist of several sub-plans covering various topics. Sub-plans include Project Planning, Scope, Cost and Risk Management, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, Human Resources Management, Procurement Management, Communications Management, and Project Closure . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #6 - Planning" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #5 - Initiation Process

2006-08-07
Length: 7m 21s

Episode #5 – Initiation Processes Notes - Sponsors, Charters, and Scopes, Oh, my! Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP Sponsors, Charters, and Scopes? That's no way to start a project, or is it? Getting things started, or initiated, is literally the first step of any project, large or small. Project initiation consists of gaining sponsorship, establishing a project charter, nailing down a scope statement, setting management direction, enabling change control, and setting into motion closure . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #5 - Initiation Process" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #4 - Management Process

2006-07-30
Length: 19m 11s

Episode #4 – Management Processes Notes - Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring, and Closure Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP All projects no matter the size or nature will consist of the following five processes: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring, and Closure. The formality or level of detail will depend upon the specific project however projects will exhibit these five processes . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #4 - Management Process" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #3 - Lessons Learned

2006-07-28
Length: 6m 31s

Episode #3 – Lessons Learned Notes - Moving ahead with new understanding Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP Now that we have failed and reviewed the causes of our failures, what have we learned? This is the $64,000 question! Well, for those of you old enough to remember . . . Hmm, for the rest of you, just pretend that $64,000 is a lot of money to win on a TV game show. At any rate, what did we learn from our failure and how can we apply it to . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #3 - Lessons Learned" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #2 - Postmortem

2006-07-10
Length: 15m 43s

Episode #2 – Project Postmortem Notes - Filtering through the ashes Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP After the dust has settled and while the coals are still smoldering, break out the rake and see what happened. This is the time to dig in and get to work learning what went wrong as well as, what went right, as they both provide valuable insights. I note both the right and wrong because no matter how hard you may want to believe that things were all bad, there were some sound strengths . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #2 - Postmortem" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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Episode #1 - Failure

2006-06-24
Length: 13m 52s

Episode #1 – Failure Notes - Oh, crap! Now what? Shaw Project Management, LLC eShawPM Podcast Series! By Ernest Shaw, PMP Failure occurs for any great number of reasons. Improper planning, being ill prepared, or just plain being in the wrong place at the wrong time. No matter what the reason, and often times the magnitude of the failure, it can prove difficult to not let it get you down. Managing project, as with life, will bring some degree of failure . . . Continued in show notes "Episode #1 - Failure" on www.eShawPM.com! …

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