Welcome to Episode 17 of the Ireland Chapter of PMI Podcast.

In this month's episode, I talk with Nader K. Rad. Nader is a Project Management expert and is av very well respected Author, Speaker and Adviser.

Nader's goal to help organizations and individuals improve their project management systems one step at a time, by the realization of their existing potentials, incorporation of the global best practices, and keeping everything as simple and practical as possible. This is not easy or fast and this is not a one size fits all solution, but it’s possible. Nader's words, not mine.

In this interview, we talk about a set of principals that Nader believes are key for project management across all frameworks. We also discuss Nader's inclusion in working groups on the upcoming PMBOK 7th Edition.

For more about Nader, check him out on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/naderkrad/

Thanks for listening & please do get in touch if you have ideas, feedback, suggestions for the podcast.

Regards,

Rob

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Welcome to Part 2 of the LIM Dublin Interviews from May 2019. 

 

It was an amazing week by all accounts. While I only had the fortune to be at LIM for 2 days, I was able to pack a lot in.  

 

During the 2 days, I was also able to connect with a number of attendees at the LIM which included Members of PMI at HQ in Philadelphia and Chapter leaders from across the globe.  

 

This episode shares the final set of short interviews so you can get a better understanding of different parts of the PMI, what’s happening in other chapters and of course, hear loud and clear the value and benefits gained from volunteering for your local chapter.  

 

We’ve also added a new member to our Ireland Chapter podcast crew as you’ll hear on this episode. Brantlee Underhill, Director of Chapters and Volunteers at PMI, a past guest on the show also, was my co-host for the day and she did an amazing job! Thank you Brantlee 

 

Ok. Enough from me. Let’s get into the interviews.  

 

  1. Heather Ramsey, Manager of Academic Programs at PMI. Working with Colleges and Universities across the globe. This has been part of the PMI since its inception. It’s evolved over the years and is always looking to add new programs. She shares the benefits to the chapter and to the individuals.  
  2. Lynn Channon from the Chapter Member advisory group. Lynn has lost count of the number of LIM’s she’s attended and shares her learnings from the event.
  3. Seam McConnell, from the Detroit Chapter of PMI. Sean shares his experience from the LIM in Dublin and has taken a ton of great ideas from the sessions he attended.  
  4. Monina from the France Chapter. She is the leader of the study group in the PMBOK 6th. She has been helping others learn and develop their PM skills. She shares details about the attendees the study group which helps others learn about Project Management. She shares her excitement taken from the LIM experience. The networking and growth that comes out of this role is very rewarding according to Monina.
  5. Jorg Glunder from PMI Southern Germany Chapter. He’s been volunteering for the last 11 years for PMI. He talks about the leadership skills he’s developed by being in this role. He became more confident and experienced. This is his 7th LIM and he’s learned so much.  
  6. Janet Burnes, President of the Delaware Chapter of PMI in Philadelphia. The chapter is celebrating the 40th Anniversary and they are hosting the congress in Philadelphia in October for the 50th Anniversary. Janet talks about the value she’s taking from being involved in the PMI chapters and how this has changed over the years in these positions. Staring with networking and moving to help others get better at Project Management. 

 

Hope you enjoy.  

 

If you'd like to get in touch please email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Thank you, 

Rob 

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Hi all,

Welcome to EP15 of PMI Ireland Chapter Podcast.

So last Month we held the PMI EMEA LIM & Congress in Dublin. Over 200 volunteers supported the events of LIM and Congress in Dublin and over 1000 attended.

It was an amazing week by all accounts. While I only had the fortune to be at LIM for 2 days, I was able to pack a lot in.

From attending sessions, to catching up with leaders of other chapters, and even was able to interview the new CEO and Chair of the Board.

Which by the way was last month’s episode and the most listened to of all our episodes since we began back in early 2018 (check it out for sure).

During the 2 days, I was also able to connect with a number of attendees at the LIM which included Members of PMI at HQ in Philadelphia and Chapter leaders from across the globe.

This episode (and next) will share these short interviews so you can get a better understanding of different parts of the PMI, what’s happening in other chapters and of course hear loud and clearly the value and benefits gained from volunteering for your local chapter.

We’ve also added a new member to our Ireland Chapter podcast crew as you’ll hear on this episode. Brantlee Underhill, Director of Chapters and Volunteers at PMI, a past guest on the show also, was my co-host for the day and she did an amazing job! Thank you Brantlee.

Ok. Enough from me. Let’s get into the interviews.

  1. Carol Martinez, Programs Admin for PMIEF and is focused on promoting social good and local schools. Delivery PM skills into the community. Check out https://pmief.org/
  2. Amara from the Pakistan Chapter shares her benefits from being a member of the PMI and the Pakistan Chapter. She shared her experience and meeting with the new CEO, Sunil.
  3. Rob O’Donohue, PMI Communication Director at the Ireland Chapter, talking about Podcast & how project management core skills have made this possible and continue to help keep the content is coming out.
  4. Miguel and Roletta from the Portugal Chapter share their LIM experience so far. The lessons learned from the presentations.
  5. Pat Lucey, President of the Irish Chapter. Pat shares his thoughts about how well LIM was received. He talks about a session he did on sponsorship, networking, and sharing and learning new ideas. Pat also talks passionately about the power of Project Management as a discipline and how it’s been very key to the building and construction work in the area.

Hope you enjoy.

If you'd like to get in touch please email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you,

Rob

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Hi there,

In this very special episode, I’m sharing the interview with Sunil Prashara & Randy Black recorded at the Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) in Dublin’s Convention Centre.

 

During the absorbing interview, we cover:

·      Sunil & Randy’s background prior to joining PMI

·      The main attractors for Sunil in taking on the CEO & Presidential role

·      Why Randy & the Board selected Sunil for the role?

·      Sunil’s first 66 days in the role and plan for the next phase

·      The Progress made in the 50 years of PMI

·      Opportunities to build on in the coming quarters

·      Sunil’s and the Board’s priority alignment

·      PMI 2.0 & what does success looks like in the coming years!

·      The importance of Customer Centricity

·      Moving to a more digital organization

·      Changing the conversation

·      The importance of value delivery

·      The value of genuine recognition

 

I hope you enjoyed this episode. If you did, please do check out one of the other 13. We have a few more really good ones in the queue with content from the LIM, interviews from regional events and interviews with experts in the world of project management.

Enjoy the podcast & have a great week.

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Rob

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Hi there,

 

Welcome to the Ireland Chapter PMI Podcast. EP12 & March 2019.

 

In this month’s show you’re going to hear content we recorded at our national conference back in 28th February in Fota Ireland resort, Cork. This was a total sell out and I have to say, it was the best PM event I’ve been at in the decade since I’ve been going to these. Now I’m sure you’re thinking, I’m biased. But this has been echoed back to me during the event and since.

 

It just seemed to work very well. You’d hope it was executed flawlessly as it’s a PM conference but still…and with Barry Murphy, from Après Match fame, the MC, there was certainly a lot of humour added to it.

 

We recorded a number of interviews on the day with the presenters and some attendees. We also recorded the presentation that Dermott Bannon gave along with the Interview I did on stage with Jim Snyder. More on these in coming episodes.

 

For today, I hope you enjoy the short interviews I did with both Dermot Bannon and Walter Bradley as well as 3 clips from some of the attendees on the day as I asked them, to align with the theme of the conference, how they’ve used Project Management to turn Ideas into Reality.

 

Enjoy the podcast & have a great week.

 

Rob

 

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Hi there,

Welcome to the Ireland Chapter PMI Podcast.

Our First of 2019. Not the last.  Thank you for checking in.

In this month’s episode we focus on the National Conference taking place in Fota Island resort on 28th February. It’s going to be a really great day, and in fact evening the day before. It’s also almost sold out.

In this episode:

  • Pat Lucey talking all things PMI Natinonal Conference
  • Rob O'Donohue asking you for questions to put to PMI Founder Jim Snyder
  • Clips from the Project Awards 2018 with insights from Paul Sheridan(Tour de Munster) & Phelem Harvey (PWC)
  • Call to Action - We need your input to help make the podcast better in 2019.

 

Please email me - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your ideas.

So, please do go to the website – PMI-Ireland.org – you can register for the National conference there. Links to all other events coming up too. If you have a question on membership, sponsorship, or any other area, you can find the committee members details on the site – About Menu & Contact Us.

 

Have a great week and, if you’re going to the conference, see you there.

 

Rob

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Hi all,

Very welcome to episode 10 of the Ireland Chapter of PMI Podcast.

At the start of the year, we had hoped to do one per month starting in February and we have almost done that.

The numbers of listeners, month on month, have been on the rise, with more subscribers every month which is great. We’ve interviewed some great PM professionals and experts during the year…including the founder of the PMI James Snyder, the current President & CEO Mark Langley, a number of our committee members, and others from across the globe that are part of PMI chapters.

For me, it’s been an amazing opportunity and experience to get to talk PM with so many people….the common themes of career development, networking, trying out new things, and of course PDUs all come up….but giving back something to the profession is huge and very rewarding.

I was lucky enough to present at the Region 8 chapter event in Belgrade in November sharing a HOW TO guide on podcasting for your chapter. If we didn’t start this off, that would never have happened.

Before I introduce our guest for this months, just to say thank you for listening in over the year, for your input, feedback, ideas….all have been taken on board. We’re starting to plan for 2019 already….with more show, interviews, and more.

2019 is another huge year for the chapter with the National conference in Cork and then the PMI congress and LIM in Dublin in May.

If you’re interested in even helping out on the Podcast next year, have ideas for guests, how we could market it better or anything at all, you can connect in with me – just drop me a mail on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

So our guest this month’s episode had an interview with Brantlee Underhill.

 

Brantlee Underhill is the Director of Global chapters for PMI.

 

Brantlee talks about her 20 year journey with the PMI and the huge change that has happened during this time.

 

She shares insights on:

  • Growth of PMI over the 20 years from 30k to 500k members
  • PMI 2.0 Strategy Transformation
  • Customer Centricity & Thinking Differently
  • Strategic Focus!
  • 2019 and the 50th Anniversary of PMI
  • Activities and Events for the coming year
  • Focusing on the PM Pro & the Next Gen PM
  • How to be digitally relevant in the new world
  • Focusing on outreach efforts to Colleges and Universities
  • PM Edge web based learning tool online
  • Brantlee and Project Management – How she got involved in this area
  • Brantlee and Podcast interests personally

Enjoy the interview & have a great Christmas & New Year. Back in early 2019

Have a great day,

Rob

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Welcome to the Ireland Chapter of the PMI Podcast. Episode 9.

 

Change Management | PMI Ireland Chapter Video & Podcast with Peter de Jager

At the end of October, we did our first Facebook Live Video Interview with Change Management Expert Peter de Jager. 

The full video interview is now available on our Facebook Page here  
 
And as it's also a perfect fit for the podcast, we've added that to the podcast page and on the usual podcast apps. 
 
For the Audio Only Version, Click the links below:
 
Have a great day,

Rob

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Welcome to the Ireland Chapter of the PMI Podcast. Episode 8. 

Pat Lucey talks to Rob O’Donohue, who is the Communications Director of the Ireland Chapter of PMI. 

During the interview, Pat talks to Rob about his early career and how he moved into to Project Management. He talks to him about the idea behind the podcast, how Rob’s own personal podcast, called 1% Better, has grown and asks him to share some of his learnings from that. Finally, Pat asks Rob about areas that he’s improved in over the last couple of years, and the value he’s gained from being an active volunteer and member of the Ireland Chapter of the PMI. 

It’s well worth a listen. 

Hope you enjoy. 

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Welcome to the Ireland Chapter of the PMI Podcast. Episode 7, LIM in Berlin – Part 2.

 

In this episode, I share out more interviews with PMI Chapter members, PMI Board Members & PMI Employees, all recorded at the Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM) in Berlin back in May.  

 

Hear from PMI Board Member Cecil White on his role within the PMI, as well as chapter presidents and members from Belgium, Lithuania, Sweden, Poland, France and others.  

 

The topics discussed include the value of being a member of a PMI Chapter, learnings from the LIM and future plans for the PMI. 

 

This was my first LIM and it really was one of the best conferences I've ever attended. It brought home the spirit of what the PMI is all about and I can't wait to attend in Dublin in 2019.  

 

Hope you enjoy.  

 

If you'd like to get in touch, please email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Thank you, 

Rob 

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