Free Project Management Videos from Andy Kaufman, PMP
By Andy Kaufman, PMP
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In this series, international speaker and author Andy Kaufman, PMP shares lessons to help you radically improve your ability to deliver projects. Andy is the Host of The People and Projects Podcast, available at http://www.PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com. This series is also available at http://www.free-project-management-videos.com.
|1||CleanVideoHow to Calculate Critical Path||This is the second of two videos we have for critical path. This video provides an overview of how to calculate critical path by hand. This can help you prepare for critical path questions on the certification exams. By the way, this video is part of An||4/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoCritical Path Overview||This is the first of two videos we have for critical path. This video provides an overview of critical path, including some practical applications. By the way, this video is part of Andy’s e-learning program entitled “Essentials of Project Man||4/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoWork Breakdown Structure: Demonstration||Sometimes it’s easier to understand how to facilitate a WBS exercise if you can see one in action. In this video, Andy Kaufman shows you how to facilitate one. Don’t miss his very insightful helpers! 🙂 By the way, this video is part of Andy&#||3/8/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoActivity Sequencing: Demonstration||The guys at the Manager Tools podcast talk about Horstman’s Law of Project Management, which is “Who Does What By When”. That’s not a bad summary, all things considered. Activity sequencing has an element of that law. What is the o||3/2/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoLeading Cause of Project Failure: Denial of Risk||Risk. It can be a four-letter word in some organizations! Bring up a risk and you could be viewed as not being a team player or as being negative. There’s a difference between being risk averse and denial of risk. In this video Andy Kaufman, PMP, ho||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoLeading Cause of Project Failure: Unrealistic Timeframes||Ever been given a timeframe that seems impossible to hit? If you’ve managed projects for any length of time, you know what I mean. Your boss or customer thinks it can be done in a certain timeframe and you think it’s going to take longer. Rock||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoLeading Cause of Project Failure: Inappropriate Experience||Hey, I’m pretty good at the game “Flight Simulator” on the computer! Want to hop on a real flight with me at the stick? I’m guessing not! There’s a difference between knowledge and skills. And there’s a difference betwe||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoLeading Cause of Project Failure: Continual & Unregulated Change||We can reasonably argue that continual change is not a problem with projects. It is, of course, but it’s not worth complaining about because it’s just the nature of the game. The problem is how we respond to change. It’s not a matter of||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoLeading Cause of Project Failure: No Clear Objectives||Think of the last project that you delivered…. How do you know whether or not it was considered to be a success? I get to ask that question to people all over the world. More often than not, the responses people provide tend to be subjective. For ex||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoLeading Cause of Project Failure: Poor Project Management||How would you describe your project management culture? I have the privilege of intersecting with hundreds of organizations and many effectively describe their culture as “Ready, Fire, Aim!” There may be some plan, but when it comes to planni||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoLeading Cause of Project Failure: Difficulty Defining Work in Detail||From 30,000 feet, every project is pretty easy! Same with projects. From a high-level it can be easy to think, “Hey, how tough can this be?” But we need to get out of the clouds and get our arms around our projects as early as possible. In thi||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoLeading Cause of Project Failure: Insufficient Involvement||I’m amazed at what you can get away with if you manage expectations. You can deliver late. You can over-spend. But only if you manage expectations along the way. Not manage those expectations and I’m equally amazed at how even one stakeholder||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoLeading Cause of Project Failure: Lack of Formal Methodology||Pop quiz for you and your team: How would you describe your project management methodology? I’ve been to many organizations where, if the question was asked to five people, I could easily get 3-5 different answers. The key is not to come up with the||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoLeading Cause of Project Failure: Lack of Executive Support||One of the single most important indicators of whether you will deliver successfully or not comes down to the support you’re getting from your sponsor. Having support doesn’t mean you get everything you ask for (including doubling your pay)! W||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoImproving Your Ability to Deliver: The Triple Constraint||As we discussed in the video on Continual and Unregulated Change, it’s not a matter of if change will occur on your project–it’s only a matter of when. So how can you improve your ability to deliver projects despite the changes? Managi||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoImproving Your Ability to Deliver: Develop a Project Charter||A basic practice that has proven to help project success is to develop a Project Charter. You’ve heard that, right? But who likes to create more paperwork? Isn’t this just an academic issue that over-encumbers project teams with more administr||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoImproving Your Ability to Deliver: Identify All Stakeholders||In previous videos we’ve talked about the importance of managing stakeholder expectations. It’s critical. The first key to managing stakeholder expectations is to identify who they are. Of course this seems obvious but the Project Management I||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||CleanVideoImproving Your Ability to Deliver: Identify Assumptions||Every project has assumptions–things we don’t know whether they are true, real, or certain. Yet we often don’t sufficiently document those assumptions. How does it help a project to more thoroughly document assumptions? What’s the||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||CleanVideoImproving Your Ability to Deliver: Define Success||In a previous video we discussed how unclear objectives lead to project failure. So, how do we go about creating measurable objectives? In this video Andy Kaufman, PMP, host of the project management podcast entitled The People and Projects Podcast shar||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoImproving Your Ability to Deliver: Create a Work Breakdown Structure||Create a WBS? Can anything with the letters “BS” be a good idea? From the standpoint of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is the center of the universe! You wouldn’t think of doing a project witho||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||CleanVideoImproving Your Ability to Deliver: The Delphi Technique||Group-think. We’ve all experienced it. Maybe it’s when a problem is being talked about and you don’t feel comfortable bucking the discussion trend. Or maybe you have someone on your team who is very opinionated and overly dominates discu||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||CleanVideoImproving Your Ability to Deliver: Sequencing||Eventually project management comes down to “who does what by when,” and that’s what sequencing is. It’s easy to talk about the concept of sequencing, but in practice, it can be a challenge to do it well. But a well thought-out seq||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||CleanVideoImproving Your Ability to Deliver: Influence Techniques||What do you do when you’re being asked to deliver scope in a timeframe that just isn’t doable? Some project managers just give in. Others become the “no guy”, who essentially pushes back and is known to be more of an obstacle than||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoImproving Your Ability to Deliver: Risk Management||In a previous video we discussed the dangers of “denial of risk”. A solid risk management process can significantly improve your ability to successfully deliver projects. But how do you do it? Do you need a PhD in risk management? In this vide||8/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Clear and precise videos that present concepts and ideas in a manner that even the most novice project manager will understand and benefit.
I wish there was additional material.