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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.

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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.

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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.

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By jacoard - May 24 2015
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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.

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Free Project Management Videos from 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.

Rank #1: Leading Cause of Project Failure: Unrealistic Timeframes

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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. Hard place. And you seem to be stuck.

How you handle that situation can be the difference between delivering your project successfully or not.  In this video Andy Kaufman, PMP, host of the project management podcast entitled The People and Projects Podcast  shares insights to help you successfully respond when you’re given unrealistic timeframes.

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Rank #2: Leading Cause of Project Failure: Poor Project Management

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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 planning vs. action, action wins every time.

Successful project organizations invest in their project management competencies. We have workshops and coaching that can help you raise the bar of your team’s ability to deliver projects.

In this video Andy Kaufman, PMP, host of the project management podcast entitled The People and Projects Podcast discusses what project management actually is (and isn’t) and how you can raise the bar for you and your team.

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Rank #3: Leading Cause of Project Failure: Continual & Unregulated Change

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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 if change will happen on your project. It’s only a matter of when.

This is where project managers really earn their pay. In this video Andy Kaufman, PMP, host of the project management podcast entitled The People and Projects Podcast shares critical lessons about dealing with changes when delivering projects.

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Rank #4: Improving Your Ability to Deliver: Create a Work Breakdown Structure

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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 without having a WBS.

In this video Andy Kaufman, PMP, host of the project management podcast entitled The People and Projects Podcast shares insights on why the WBS is actually a good thing, and how use it to help you deliver your projects.

By the way, Andy has a video that demonstrates facilitation of a WBS. Check it out here.

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Rank #5: Leading Cause of Project Failure: No Clear Objectives

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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 example, “No one was yelling at me so it must have been good!”

It’s a question we need to ask up front, more often: “What does success look like?”

In this video Andy Kaufman, PMP, host of the project management podcast entitled The People and Projects Podcast explains why unclear objectives cause projects to struggle, and how to create objectives to help you deliver a project successfully.

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Rank #6: Improving Your Ability to Deliver: The Triple Constraint

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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?

Managing constraints is key, and in this video, Andy Kaufman, PMP, host of the project management podcast entitled The People and Projects Podcast will show you how to use the concept of The Triple Constraint (or Project Management Triangle) to your favor.

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Rank #7: Improving Your Ability to Deliver: Define Success

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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 shares key lessons about answering the question: “How do we know what success looks like?”

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Rank #8: Improving Your Ability to Deliver: Sequencing

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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 sequence of activities can make the difference between time constraints that seem unrealistic and those that are do-able.

In this video Andy Kaufman, PMP, host of the project management podcast entitled The People and Projects Podcast shares insights on how a well sequenced project can radically improve your ability to successfully deliver.

To see a video demonstration of activity sequencing, check out this video.

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Rank #9: Improving Your Ability to Deliver: The Delphi Technique

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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 discussions.

A little known but powerful technique for soliciting input from a group of people during a project (or any other type of) meeting is The Delphi Technique.

In this video Andy Kaufman, PMP, host of the project management podcast entitled The People and Projects Podcast shares insights on what the Delphi technique is and how to use it.

By the way, you can find a demonstration of this technique in this video about Work Breakdown Structures.

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Rank #10: Improving Your Ability to Deliver: Identify All Stakeholders

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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 Institute does a great job of helping us get a better understanding of who are stakeholders are.

Hint: there are more than you think!

In this video Andy Kaufman, PMP, host of the project management podcast entitled The People and Projects Podcast helps you undertand who your stakeholders are and how to better manage them to help you successfully deliver your projects.

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