Welcome to our first broadcast of Project Management War Stories. In an effort to serve our community of project management practitioners, we have developed a podcast to create a forum in which like minded professionals can exchange ideas, experiences and insights.
Each of our shows will have a theme and be divided into 3 segments: Roaming with the Salty Dogg; an interview with an industry insider; and Painfully Honest with Willie Maykett. In this episode, we talk about the art vs. science of project management success.
In part 1, we will go Roaming with the Salty Dogg to a family owned cabane à sucre (sugar shack) in St-Cyprien, Quebec and explore the art of project management in the transformation of maple syrup into maple sugar.
In part 2, we talk to Hugh Woodward, the chairman of the PM Council and an internationally recognized thought leader in project management. His professional experience spans over 35 years and includes projects in the consumer packaged goods industry as well as the architecture, construction, and engineering arena. Hugh served two terms as Chair of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and almost six years as a member of PMI's Board of Directors.
In part 3, Willie Maykett, our in-house project management specialist, debunks the art of project management and illustrates the importance of sound science in project management through the construction of the Titanic.
We hope you enjoy the show and encourage you to send your questions, issues, and war stories.
1. The opening of the episode – “montreal stand up” by Lil JJ
2. Roaming with the Salty Dogg – “Salty” by Last Page
3. Interview with industry insider – “Maple Run” by Rich Duke
4. Painfully Honest with Willie Mayket – “Will he make it to monday?” by Undetermined