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Podcast for business executives and leaders interested in current and future trends from Strategy Execution and Portfolio Management Experts. Also visit: http://ppmacademy.training/blog

March 11, 2016

Expert Interview with Joseph Flahiff

Joseph Flahiff is President and CEO of Whitewater Projects, Inc. and author of the book “Being Agile in a Waterfall World: A guide for complex organizations.” He is focused on bringing hope to people who work in difficult business contexts; making sense of these seemingly conflicting approaches, methods and cultures.


Joseph has more than over a decade and a half of experience; executing, coaching, consulting and training in traditional and agile delivery across large scale complex enterprise IT organizations as well as smaller boutique agencies. Joseph’s provocative, engaging, and energetic courses and keynote presentations are in demand across the USA and in Europe.

March 4, 2016

Expert Interview with Dr. Mark C. Bojeun

Dr. Bojeun holds a BS in business administration from Strayer University, an MBA from George Mason University, and has a PhD in Organizational Management. He is one of a small number of people in the world to hold certifications as a Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). In addition, he holds a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) in .NET and ITIL.


He has been responsible for teams of over 100 individuals and has managed contracts in excess of $50-million. He has also taught hundreds of students in program, project and risk management as both a professional instructor and adjunct professor at George Mason University, Strayer University, Mississippi University for Women and Ashford University. Finally, he's the author of the book, Program Management Leadership: Creating Successful Team Dynamics.

February 25, 2016

Expert Interview with Mike Hannan

Mike Hannan brings nearly 25 years’ experience as a Consulting Executive, IT Project Portfolio and Program Manager, Process Engineer, and Software Architect. His back ground in Project Portfolio Management started at NASA in the early 1990s supporting large, complex initiatives such as the International Space Station and High-Performance Computing & Communications (HPCC) programs. He has managed and consulted on $500M+ project portfolios, and trained CIOs and other senior executives in Federal Civilian, Military, and Commercial environments.

Mike is an active speaker at industry events, including local PMI chapter and community meetings, webinars, PM symposia, and in the Agile community. He is a leading innovator of disciplined ways to integrate Agile, Lean, Critical Chain, and other techniques to drive dramatic breakthroughs in the performance of IT Project Portfolios. He is also the lead author of the recent book, The CIO’s Guide to Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance.

February 19, 2016

Why I Started the PPM Academy Podcast

Today I plan to share with you why I started the PPM Academy Podcast


·       If you are the kind of person that loves to learn new insights and real world examples and hate boring management presentations or podcasts that are purely academic and void of real life examples, then this podcast is for you.

·       So, why start another Project Portfolio Management Podcast. PPM is simply the ability for an organization or individual to make the best data-driven decision in the selection of activities and tasks that are aligned to their goals while making the most of their limited resources.

o   I love making the right decision

o   I love prioritizing chaos and helping my family, friends and clients become more, do more, have more and live more as they achieve their goals and objectives.

o   I want to make the concepts of PPM plan and practical 

February 13, 2016

Expert Interview with Stuart Easton

Stuart Easton is CEO of TransparentChoice and is a veteran of the software space. His back ground includes stints working on reporting and data analytics and he is passionate about improving business outcomes for his customers. Stuart lives in the UK and enjoys hiking, mountain biking and playing with his kids. He also enjoys playing guitar... but his family would rather he didn't.

February 5, 2016

Expert Interview with Gerry Kendall

Today we have with us Gerry Kendall. Gerry is a recognized world expert at strategic planning, Theory of Constraints (TOC) and project portfolio management, with extensive implementation experience. His clients span the globe, including engagements in Malaysia, Bangladesh, Australia, Europe, United States and Canada. Gerry is married to his lovely wife, Jackie. They share 5 children and 7 grandchildren.

Gerald's latest book, Advanced multi-project management, provides the detailed proven road map for getting major improvement in delivering a project portfolio on time, on budget and within scope. His Advanced Project Portfolio Management and the PMO is the top-selling book in the PMO and Project Portfolio Management space.

Gerald also authored a chapter on Project Portfolio Management for the American Management Association Handbook of Project Management, 2nd Edition, and a chapter on Critical Chain in Dr. Harold Kerzner's book, Project Management, A System's Approach, 8th edition. The new TOC Handbook highlights Gerry's chapter on TOC Strategy and Tactics application.

October 28, 2015

Expert Interview with Carl Pritchard

Today we have with us Carl Pritchard. Carl is the author of seven books in project management, a co-producer of a nine CD audio set, pioneer and visionary and risk management and e-learning. Clients from virtually every sector of the economy have recognized his dynamic and entertaining and fun keynote presentations as a speaker and trainer. Carl is also well known as one of the lead contributors to the project body of knowledge PMBOK version four fourth edition, as a leader in the development of the risk management knowledge area.