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Stay up to date on hot topics and emerging trends that impact the world of project managers. Projectified is a forward-looking, project management podcast featuring conversations with established and rising project managers, business leaders in Fortune 500 companies and startups, best-selling authors, researchers and changemakers. Hear from leading-edge thinkers as they discuss how to navigate unprecedented global challenges, share insights around project leadership skills and career development and dive into the future of technology and organizational transformation.

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Recent Episodes

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How to Build Resilient Teams

Resilience is a must-have for teams delivering projects in a disruptive and volatile world. Guests discuss the need for resiliency in today’s world of work, how organizations benefit from having resilient teams, and ways project leaders can build and nurture resilience, including examples of how they’ve accomplished this goal.

Janete Faustino, PMP, PfMP; Bharti Ochani, PMP; and Maeve O’Brien | Projectified Podcast

What It's Like to Be a Woman in Project Management

For International Women’s Day, Projectified® hosts a roundtable with three women project leaders to discuss what it’s currently like for women in project management, how teams benefit from diversity and how organizations can better support women leaders, plus questions they had for one another as fellow project leaders.
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Fintech Innovation and Risk Management

Financial services companies—from established giants to new startups—face disruption from all sides. And as organizations explore innovations to meet new customer needs, they must do so while considering risk management. Guests discuss the biggest disruptions they’re seeing in the sector, how they infuse flexibility into teams, the impact agile approaches have on project success, and ways they encourage team members to innovate while keeping threats—and opportunities—in mind.

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Project Management Tips for 2023 and Lessons Learned From 2022

As we kick off 2023, project leaders are looking ahead to new challenges and opportunities as well as looking back at what they accomplished in 2022. Projectified® reconnected with previous guests to discuss the biggest changes they have seen in the world of projects over the last year, their top lessons learned, plus what they’re excited about—and the skills project managers need to succeed—in the year ahead.

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Making Project Portfolio Decisions—And Getting Buy-In

To deliver an organization’s strategic objectives, project leaders must be able to look across the portfolio and decide which projects should be pursued and which to put on the back burner—or to abandon entirely. Guests discuss the metrics and data they consider when making project portfolio decisions, how they work to keep stakeholders aligned to the organization’s goals, and ways to build buy-in from executive leaders and the C-suite by showing business value.
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2022 Most Influential Projects: Creative Innovation

From feats of engineering and art to exploring the unknown, the 2022 Most Influential Projects showcase innovative and creative efforts from teams across sectors and regions. Guests discuss two of these projects: one bridges the physical and digital worlds to create ABBA’s immersive concert experience, the other pushes agricultural innovation to deliver the world’s largest vertical farm.

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What is Ahead for PMOs?

In this Projectified® podcast, two PMO leaders discuss the importance of including PMOs in strategy planning, how PMOs can help adopt and encourage new ways of working and a vision for the future of the PMO.

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How Project Leaders Are Using AI

Artificial intelligence is no longer a futuristic concept. Project leaders are putting AI to use to boost efficiency and collaboration on projects. Guests discuss how project leaders are benefiting from AI—from automating tasks to analyzing data—how it can help teams deliver more value and how AI will change project leaders’ roles and the skills they need moving forward.

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Why Project Leaders Need Power Skills

It’s time to lean into the power skills that help project professionals drive success. Projectified guests discuss why power skills are so essential, how they’ve used them to deliver more value and improve their teams’ results and ways to further develop these skills.

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How to Build Organizational Agility Into Company Culture

In today’s uncertain business landscape, companies must be more agile than ever, embracing new ways of working and nurturing a changemaker mindset across teams. Guests discuss the ROI of organizational agility, challenges enterprises face when building agility into company culture, and how project leaders can foster collaboration on their teams.

Graham Currie and Camile Machado

Modern Mobility: How Cities are Reimagining Public Transport

As urbanization increases worldwide, the public transportation sector is evolving. Teams are launching projects to meet changing consumer demands and employing new technologies with the goal of making public transport systems more sustainable, accessible and efficient. Guests discuss innovations in technology and infrastructure, how greater governance could impact projects across the sector and a pilot project that streamlines customers’ access to several urban transportation options.

Meriem-Lhammoumi and Iván-Jara

Pushing Innovation in Renewable Energy Projects

The energy sector is evolving, with organizations and governments alike rethinking their options to push for a more sustainable future. Guests discuss how green hydrogen can impact global decarbonization efforts, how innovative tech is boosting efficiency on solar projects, and the skills teams need to execute projects across the renewable energy sector.

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Why ESG is Important to Project Leaders

ESG is becoming both essential and fully integrated into every aspect of operations and culture. Learn how project teams are benefitting by incorporating ESG into their work.


Keeping Projects on Track Amid High Employee Turnover

Organizations are facing a massive shift in the workforce as people reevaluate what they want from their jobs. It’s up to project leaders to keep teams on track and to continue to deliver value in the face of high turnover and other challenges. Guests discuss how attrition can impact project teams, tips to keep team members engaged and ways to build resilience to resourcing challenges into projects.

Kathy-Christian Leke-Lovy

Top Leadership Tips From the PMI Future 50

PMI’s annual Future 50 shines the spotlight on rising project leaders who are creating a better future for all. Projectified spoke with three 2022 honorees about how their leadership styles have evolved, their lessons learned from their careers so far, and how they’re seeing fellow rising leaders change how projects are run and are making their mark.

Saad-Siddiqui Simon-Molnar

Smart Carts and Smart Tags - How Technology Is Disrupting Retail

With omnichannel shopping on the rise, consumer behaviors are changing. This is paving the way for a tech-fueled reset in retail, spanning brick-and-mortar stores and ecommerce alike. One guest discusses how their team took a customer-centric approach to create a smart shopping cart while another discusses a pilot project to give retail teams real-time data on products in stores to help make informed decisions.
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Protecting Communities With Coastal Resilience Projects

The climate crisis is impacting coastlines across the globe, with communities facing threats from rising sea levels and more frequent extreme weather events. In response, teams are launching projects to mitigate risks and build resilience. Guests discuss a 10-year effort to bolster portions of Bangladesh’s coastline and the project’s impact on local communities, plus how a team is engaging with stakeholders, including citizens, to plan coastal resilience efforts in the city of Boston in the U.S.


The Digital Government Transformation

Over the last decade, governments across the globe have launched digital transformation projects, from digitizing services to revamping their online presence for better citizen engagement. Guests discuss projects to improve efficiency and transparency between citizens and their government, building buy-in for e-government initiatives, and advice for project leaders leading digitization projects in the public sector. 


Digitizing Supply Chains and Manufacturing

From COVID-19 to materials shortages, the events of the past few years have wreaked havoc on the global supply chain. Organizations are responding with innovative projects to increase their resiliency. Guests discuss projects using technologies like 5G and AI to boost manufacturing capabilities and better predict—and respond to—change, whether due to consumer demand or supply chain disruptions.

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In-Person, Virtual, Hybrid: How Events Are Changing

In the past few years, teams have had to rethink events of all types—conferences, award shows, concerts—to virtual or hybrid formats, innovating to keep attendees and audiences safe as well as engaged. We’ll hear how the Eurovision Song Contest adapted to keep the competition going through COVID-19, while another guest discusses using virtual tools and venues across the globe to host online and hybrid hackathons.


Project Leaders Fighting Climate Change

As the climate crisis intensifies, so does the pressure to do more to heal the planet. It’s an urgent call for project leaders to take action—and to innovate.

Pro Tips for Data-Driven Decision Making

Project leaders make decisions on a nearly non-stop basis: which resources to tap, whether to crash a schedule (or not), which feature might have to be cut to make budget. But they also have access to a wealth of information that can help them make the right call. Guests discuss where project leaders can get the information they need, and how technologies like AI and big data can help fuel decision-making.


Women Project Leaders on Challenges and Change

Women have faced an uphill battle in the workplace, especially during the pandemic. But they continue to make strides with game-changing projects across sectors and around the globe. Guests discuss how women are redefining what it means to be a project leader, the ways organizations can offer better support as well as their advice to other women.

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2022 Jobs Outlook for Project Leaders

Even with disruption and economic uncertainty, the job market for project talent is booming—and it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Guests discuss how the changing world of work has brought new opportunities—and new demands—for project professionals.

Brannon Zahand Christina Papadimitriou

Accessibility In a Digital World

As digital transformation accelerates, companies may be leaving behind some users: the 1 billion people who experience some form of disability. Whether their project is in gaming or financial services, companies must ensure the digital world is an inclusive one. Guests discuss integrating accessibility into projects—right from the start.

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Healthcare Innovation Keeping the Focus on Patients

COVID-19 has healthcare providers pursuing innovation like never before—but they must also ensure those cutting-edge ideas and technologies deliver value to patients. Guests discuss a European megaproject that infuses data science and healthcare, how project leaders can improve collaboration, and how one organization iterated and innovated to provide care to cancer patients through the pandemic.

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Looking Back at 2021 and Ahead to 2022

As 2021 comes to an end, project leaders are looking back at what they’ve accomplished—and looking ahead to 2022. Projectified® reconnects with guests from the last year to discuss the lessons they’ve learned, the biggest changes they’ve seen, the emerging must-have skills and what lies ahead in the new year.

Michal Raczka Kimwood Mott

The Future of Fintech: Customer Centricity Fuels Innovation

The financial services sector is evolving—using new technologies to meet changing customer preferences. Guests discuss the demographic shifts prompting new fintech projects, the need to keep customer habits front and center, and the influence of emerging tech like AI and machine learning.

Tim Munden

Humility and Vulnerability: The New Leadership Mindset

Change is constant in The Project Economy. And that means leaders must adapt and evolve, too. Guests discuss how leadership strategies are shifting and offer hands-on advice for bringing out the best in teams.

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One Giant Leap for Space Exploration

Buckle up—the world is entering a new era of spaceflight as startup commercial ventures join forces with government agencies. Guests from Virgin Galactic and the European Space Agency discuss turning out-of-this-world ideas into reality and what’s next for space exploration.

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Leadership Lessons from Most Influential Projects 2021

PMI’s 2021 edition of Most Influential Projects highlights nearly 250 initiatives that deliver serious innovation in everything from healthcare to mobility. Guests discuss two of those projects: one delivering a first-of-its-kind NFT package for music fans, the other delivering Kenya’s first systematic wildlife census.

Innocentia Mahlangu Casey Canfield

Infrastructure: Tackling the Needs of Today and Tomorrow

Infrastructure projects form the bedrock of modern society­—delivering expressways, clean water supplies, internet access and a bevy of other essentials. Yet project leaders must also ensure these initiatives deliver value now—and for decades to come. Guests discuss how they think about future-proofing infrastructure projects, the need for meaningful stakeholder engagement and the potential for true social impact.

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Next-Gen Mobility: Building the EV Ecosystem

As the world grapples with the effects of climate change, consumers are increasingly interested in electric vehicles. And that means lots of projects, not just to deliver cool new products, but also the underlying infrastructure that supports them. Guests discuss the current state of e-mobility—and what’s next.

Maxine Holt

Data Lockdown: Managing Cybersecurity Risk

Data fuels collaboration and innovation—but it can also be a vulnerability. Guests discuss the cyber threats organizations are facing, how teams can keep data secure, and why security—and risk—should be top of mind from the start of any project.

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Project Leaders Solving Complex Problems: Top Tricks and Tips

With disruption a near constant, project leaders must be able to solve complex problems in uncertain situations. Guests discuss how they break down and solve problems using design thinking and PMI’s Wicked Problem Solving framework.
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Cities of the Future: The New Urban Development

When the pandemic hit, many hallmarks of city life—public transportation, skyscrapers with shared amenities, bustling streets—flipped from pros to cons. But don’t count cities out. Guests discuss how project teams are reimagining the urban environment—making it more sustainable, equitable and resilient. 

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Personal Branding for Project Leaders

Companies aren’t the only ones that can tap the power of a great brand story. In today’s competitive world of work, career-focused project leaders are learning to set themselves apart from the pack by crafting their own personal brand. Guests share how to build a brand that reinforces your mission and how to use that brand to boost your career. 

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Projectified® is a forward-looking series of conversations about hot topics and emerging trends impacting the world of project managers, from digital transformation to project leadership and career development. Each episode includes insights and perspectives from senior and rising project managers, business leaders in Fortune 500 companies and startups, best-selling authors, top researchers and a wide range of leading-edge thinkers. All Projectified® episodes are free to download