There really is a podcast for everything these days, and project management is no exception. If you’re trying to improve your work, then you can try listening to these podcasts. They’re full of useful information, updates, and experiences that you can use to improve and elevate your own work. And you can earn PDUs (professional development units), when you listen.
Consider this list, contributed to pmStudent by Emily Henry.
If you’re looking for a podcast with a big back catalog to dive into, this will be the one for you. There are over 400 episodes posted, with new ones being released regularly. Hosted by Cornelius Fichtner, who has engineered this podcast to appeal to both beginners and experts alike.
He offers lots of management tips that you’ll be able to put to use in your work, as well as interviews with professionals so you can learn from their experience. Even better, this podcast offers excellent preparation for the PMP exam.
Special bonus: Margaret Meloni, the pmStudent Community leader has been a guest on this podcast many times. Use the search function on the podcast page to hear her speak about topics such as soft skills, working with jerks, and project communications.
This podcast comes from the Project Management Institute, so you’ll get some excellent ideas and examples when you tune in. They release two episodes a month, making it easy to keep up with but still offering a lot of value.
You’ll get a lot of information from those in the industry, talking about recent start-ups, project managers, and business leaders. It’s a good way to refine your management skills and bring that experience to your team.
There are currently over 50 episodes of this podcast available, hosted by Kim Essendrup and Kate Anderson. They both have years of experience in the field, and Essendrup is a certified PMP project manager.
During each episode, they tackle a specific problem that you may face in your work. They give real-life examples and talk you through what you should expect, and how you can handle it. There are quizzes and tests to help you increase your knowledge and earn PDUs (professional development units).
Do you feel like you just don’t have time to listen to podcasts, even if they’re helpful to your career? Not to worry, as this podcast’s episodes are just 5 minutes long. Host Ricardo Vargas squeezes a lot into the podcast though, covering various topics that will help in your development.
This podcast brings you insights from some of the very best people in the business, all around the globe. They’re interviewed about topics like organizational leadership, time management, and project management tools. If you’ve ever wanted to pick the experts’ brains, this podcast allows you to do just that.
With the insights you can get from this podcast, you can start to improve your own work, and start making a name for yourself in the industry.
This is another interview-style podcast that offers you the chance to hear from some of the best experts from around the world. They are often trainers, speakers, and other experts that have different methods and ideas around project management.
You can pick up a lot of tips from this podcast, which you can then use in your day-to-day work. It’s a great tool to help you create your own strategies.
This show is hosted by Bill Yates and Andy Crowe, who both have lots of experience in the day-to-day life of a project manager. They talk about the information you can glean from top project managers, and how they work in their companies.
They’re also a good source of info on project management certifications, giving you tips for how to ace the exams and get qualified. If you’re in the process of preparing for these exams, this can be very helpful for you.
This is just a handful of the podcasts that are available to you, and you can get so much value out of them. Use them during your productivity hours, or even while traveling or when you have a spare moment. You will be glad you did!