Friday, September 29, 2006

Episode #001 Teamwork, Respect and Fairness - 18May2006 Conference call on Teams now Available as MP3 (podcast)

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The MP3 (aka podcast or netcast) is now available for the first PM Lessons Learned ( conference call !

Listen to the MP3 of the conference call #0001 From 18May2006

Here are the notes from that conference call:

    • Topics:
      • Teamwork
      • Respect/Fairness (if boss treats you with respect and fairness, you are more apt to help out.)
      • Remote teams and diversity in teams

  • Resources:
    • Upcoming NJ Chapter Meetings
      • June 20 NJ PMI Meeting Saddle Brook Radisson
      • Jul 15, 2006 Baseball Outing - Commerce Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater
      • Details at
    • Upcoming NY Chapter meetings
      • PMINYC Breakfast Roundtable "Coaching your teams: How to change the language of your projects" May 24th 8 AM
      • PMINYC Career Development Network "Advanced Interviewing Techniques" June 12 5:30PM
      • Details at
    • Resources at pmlessonslearned Yahoo group:
      • Links on yahoogroups site: PM Podcast and PM Hub yahoo group
      • Archived emails about other resources
      • Calendar of events
      • Join the pmlessonslearned Yahoo group for reminders of the conference calls and updates
  • PM Career segment
      • ETP Network founder Rod Col√≥n exposes the recruiting cycle and professional networking for ETP Network members by sharing his 24 years of experience in Corporate (HR)/Agency Recruitment, Professional Networking, Business Development and Career Coaching through a unique, "Common Sense" approach to networking and career management. His in depth knowledge of international staffing, recruiting and networking gives Rod a unique ability to coach and consult today’s professionals and executives around the world. Rod’s reach info: rod (at@)

  • Our Panel includes the following prestigious project managers:
    • Henry Will
      • Moderator and founder of Henry C Will IV, PMP
        Henry Will, is a PMI certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) specializing in PMO and Agile project methodologies managing Web enabled Software Application development projects in accounting and underwriting processes of Mortgages, Insurance and Pension funds. He is a public speaker and a volunteer with several organizations in leadership roles, teaching and mentoring. Mr. Will is also involved in professional networking.

    • Dave Case
      • Dave Case is a certified project manager – a PMP - with over 20 years in the project management area. He has consulted with AT&T, BASF, and Medco Health Solutions. He has also worked for Space Gateway Support which runs Kennedy Space Center. He is a member of both the NJ and FL Space Coast PMI chapters. He is currently the NJ chapter’s newsletter editor as well as a past president of the FL Space Coast chapter.
      • He provides comments on Lessons Learned as it pertains to both Teamwork and Respect/Fairness.

    • Barbara Fuller
      • Barbara Fuller is the President of Process and Project Solutions, Inc. She has over 20 years of experience in IT and Project Management leading large teams and multi-million dollar initiatives. Her credentials include the designation as a PMP and a Process Management Certification from Rutgers. Her firm provides Management Consulting with expertise in the disciplines of Project & Process Management, Leadership, Team Building, and Mentoring/Coaching. Barbara’s reach info:

    • Mara Burns
      • Mara D. Burns is a Sr. IT Project Manager and PMO developer with an extensive technical background developing complex global applications for the financial industry. She has authored several articles on project management and has developed interactive training courses used by major banks. She can be reached at maradburns (at)

Friday, September 08, 2006

Schedule for upcoming conference calls

Here is the new Schedule for upcoming conference calls.

If you want to receive reminder emails for the calls, please join our yahoo groups list.

Keep in mind that while the topic for the call is our main topic, the Q&A segment can be about any PM related subject you want to discuss.

Thursday Sept. 21, 2006 at 9PM - "Stakeholder Management: Ignore at YourProject's Peril!" - Debbie Neuscheler-Fritsch

Thursday Oct. 19, 2006 at 9PM - "Three Day/Five Day Rule: conflict management and keeping your project on schedule" - Author Jim Blaylock

Thursday Nov. 16, 2007 at 9PM - Topic and guest panelist TBD (are you interested in sharing your lesson learned? use the Contact US link on the left!)

Saturday, September 02, 2006

PMP Study Groups forming

The PM team is coordinating some PMP study groups and is looking for more folks interested in joining PMP study groups in their area. There are currently folks looking for people to start new groups to meet in their locales. If you are interested, please contact us using the "Contact Us" link on the homepage.

Past Conference call recordings are available by phone

We just received great news! is now
allowing folks to call into a phone number and playback the conference
call recordings!

To listen to the past conference calls, follow
these simple directions:
1) Call 1 (712) 432-6099
2) Enter (424 424 #)
3) Enter one of the following numbers according to the call you want
to hear:

568 86 # for the Aug. 17, 2006 Conference Call
376 24 # for the July 13, 2006 Conference call (note: there is some
wait time in the beginning of this call waiting for the call to begin)

(note: 0# will play the audio from the last conference call.)

During the playback, the following menu keys are functional:
1 = Back 3 seconds
2 = Play from start
3 = Forward 3 seconds
4 = back 15 seconds
5 = Pause / resume playback
6 = Forward 15 seconds
7 = Back 2 minutes
8 = Play last minute of recording
9 = Forward 2 minutes
* = volume up
0 (zero) = Play a list of keypad assignments (i.e. this menu)
# = Volume down

If you use this, please use the "contact us" link on our page to let us know what you think of it!