I’m honored to be invited to do an interview every now and then, and a new one just came out.
I’m “the guy who helps new project managers” so the questions and answers in these interviews are geared towards those topics. I realized this morning that I’ve never put a list of these together in one place, which would be helpful for those of you who enjoy listening to interviews using an MP3 player or from your computer.
So here are some of the most recent ones. I’ll put them in descending order by date.
Andy and I discuss many topics of interest to new project managers, “accidental” project managers, and those wanting to get into project management. I share my cautious and skeptical view of certifications and ways to make sure you know what you’re getting into.
Talking Work (January 2011)
Project Management Podcast (December 2010)
PM411 Project Management Podcast (July 2010)
Ron and I discuss my favorite topic, how to get started in project management and specifically Ron asks me about my pmStudent e-Learning online training courses. If you are interested to learn more about the online training that I provide, Ron does a good job of asking me probing questions about why I’m doing, what it’s like, etc. I enjoyed talking about the reasons why I was inspired to start providing training for new project managers.
Project Management Podcast (May 2010)
“How do I overcome the Catch 22 situation of getting into project management, that in order to get assigned a project you need to have experience as a PM. And in order to get some experience as a PM you first need to have a project assigned. Is there a way around this?”
This and may other questions about how someone who is interested in becoming a Project Manager can get started in our profession are at the center of my discussion with Cornelius. You will hear how both he and I started our careers as project managers, what books to read, what training to get and what websites are great places to start.