Controlling Chaos

by Dina Henry Scott, PMP · · · CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 · 3 subscribers

Project Management: Practical advice to help you succeed in managing real projects in the real world. More art than science, Project Management is the "glue & grease" that allows modern organizations to drive through turbulent times with some semblance of sanity. Dina reviews great Agile and Traditional project management methods, and even more importantly, offers good judgment about which methods to rely on for which job. Whether you are a seasoned project manager or simply play one on TV, as long as you like to get things done and have fun . . . Controlling Chaos is for you.

On today's episode, I chat with Eric Uyttewaal, PMP, the author of Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Office Project 2003, regarding the best way to build a dynamic project schedule. What is a dynamic project schedule and what are the best practices
On today’s episode, I chat with Eric Uyttewaal, PMP, the author of Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Office Project 2003, regarding the best way to build a dynamic project schedule. What is a dynamic project schedule and what are the best practices to building one, you say? Take a listen and …
Recently, I had a very fun and informative discussion with Elizabeth Harrin, author of the book Project Management In The Real World, and very cool blog, A Girl’s Guide to Managing Projects, which I will be sharing with you all on today's episode. W
Recently, I had a very fun and informative discussion with Elizabeth Harrin, author of the book Project Management In The Real World, and very cool blog, A Girl’s Guide to Managing Projects, which I will be sharing with you all on today’s episode. We chat about project budgets, her book, …
Missing Podcast Jan. 24, 2007
This time … technical difficulties on the magnitude of losing the second half of Bas' interview! Yikes! Bas will be back on the show again, once we re- record our interview. It may be a bit before we can coordinate schedules. Next weekend I&#
Missing Podcast Jan. 24, 2007
This time … technical difficulties on the magnitude of losing the second half of Bas’ interview! Yikes! Bas will be back on the show again, once we re-record our interview. It may be a bit before we can coordinate schedules. Next weekend I’ll have a new show for you all …
Are you a new project manager or just play one on TV? This episode is for you! Recently, I had a fun conversation with Bas de Baar, a Project Manager from The Netherlands and author of the book "Surprise! You're a Software Project Manager!&#82
Are you a new project manager or just play one on TV? This episode is for you! Recently, I had a fun conversation with Bas de Baar, a Project Manager from The Netherlands and author of the book “Surprise! You’re a Software Project Manager!“. Bas wrote the book for people …
Happy 2007! For the first episode of the new year, I speak with Dr. Graham Oakes, founder and principal of Graham Oakes Ltd., a UK-based consultancy set up in 2003 to help organizations untangle complex technology, relationships, processes and governance.
Happy 2007! For the first episode of the new year, I speak with Dr. Graham Oakes, founder and principal of Graham Oakes Ltd., a UK-based consultancy set up in 2003 to help organizations untangle complex technology, relationships, processes and governance. He has worked with organizations such as Sony, Amnesty International, …
We step away from the world of Software Project Management today and speak with Preston Smith from New Product Dynamics about how to build flexibility into new product development projects. I know it's hard to imagine, but there are more than just s
We step away from the world of Software Project Management today and speak with Preston Smith from New Product Dynamics about how to build flexibility into new product development projects. I know it’s hard to imagine, but there are more than just software development projects going on out in the …
First Cool Project Management Tool Episode! I sit down to talk with Tim Bombosch, PMP, about using MindJet's MindManager software to help you succeed in developing and managing your projects more effectively - through all phases of your projects. An
First Cool Project Management Tool Episode! I sit down to talk with Tim Bombosch, PMP, about using MindJet’s MindManager software to help you succeed in developing and managing your projects more effectively - through all phases of your projects. And a new segment from Derry Simmel, PMO Minute, is introduced! …
You get a whole lot of Dina in this episode! I share some listener feedback, introduce a new segment called 'If you were in my shoes …' where one Controlling Chaos listener shares a situation or issue for review and feedback from the oth
You get a whole lot of Dina in this episode! I share some listener feedback, introduce a new segment called ‘If you were in my shoes …’ where one Controlling Chaos listener shares a situation or issue for review and feedback from the other listeners, announce that listening to podcasts …
In this podcast, I share the first of a two-part discussion with Doug DeCarlo, author of eXtreme Project Management: Using Leadership, Principles, and Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility, on Critical Success Factor #3 from his book: The Flexible Project Model. Doug gives us an overview of …
In this podcast, I share the first of a two-part discussion with Doug DeCarlo, author of eXtreme Project Management: Using Leadership, Principles, and Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility, on Critical Success Factor #3 from his book: The Flexible Project Model. Doug gives us an overview of …
I am very pleased to have Diana Larsen from FutureWorks Consulting and Esther Derby of Esther Derby & Associates join me on today’s show to discuss Secrets of Agile Teamwork. Diana and Esther are consultants, workshop leaders and co-authors of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great. Listen in and learn …
I am very pleased to have Diana Larsen from FutureWorks Consulting and Esther Derby of Esther Derby & Associates join me on today’s show to discuss Secrets of Agile Teamwork. Diana and Esther are consultants, workshop leaders and co-authors of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great. Listen in and learn …