The Lifelong Project Podcast
Gathering Requirements for Life and Projects

Gathering Requirements for Life and Projects

October 22, 2018

In this week's episode I'll discuss the value in gathering requirements for your projects and for your life. Requirements tell us what we need to achieve, what we must achieve, for the project to be successful.

Car Crashes and Projects

Car Crashes and Projects

October 15, 2018

In this episode we'll discuss the unexpected changes in life and in projects, the whole point of the Lifelong Project, and you doing more than you believe possible. You can pass the PMP, earn the new certification, or accomplish whatever goals you set out to achieve.

Pass - Do Not Take - the PMP

Pass - Do Not Take - the PMP

October 1, 2018

If you want to pass the PMP exam, you'll first need to qualify for the exam and then create a plan for how you'll pass the test. Let's get that part straight right away: Your goal is pass the test. Your goal is not to take the test. Your goal is not to get a perfect score. Your goal is simply to pass the test.

You're a project manager. If you were assigned a project to build a condo, develop new software, upgrade a network, or any other possible task, you'd need to create a project management plan. You'd identify all of the requirements for the project and then map a way to achieve the goals of the project customer. Why should your effort to pass the PMP exam be any different?

Don’t Freak Out!

Don’t Freak Out!

September 24, 2018

If you want to be appear professional, in control, and as a leader in your projects don't freak out when things go wrong.

Projects are uncertain - things will go wrong, just as things happen in all projects, in businesses, and even in life. We can't always control what will happen, but we can control how we react. 

Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward

September 17, 2018

Keep moving forward! If you've taken one of my online classes you know that I like to say "keep moving forward." 

But why? What's the deal with that line and why do I say it so often. There's more to the story than you moving onto the next lecture. In this podcast, I'll share the story behind the line.

Selling T-Shirts on the Beach

Selling T-Shirts on the Beach

September 10, 2018

In this episode, Joseph Phillips share a letter from a listener and offers some frank career advice. Life is too short to be unhappy! There's much to be said about selling t-shirts on the beach.

Managing Project Changes

Managing Project Changes

September 3, 2018

Changes happen in a project, but that doesn't mean that everyone is going to be happy about the changes. Unless you want a project, a predictive project, to blow up, you need an approach to manage changes as they enter your project.

In this episode, I'll share insight to one of the most important activities you'll have to do as a project manager: expect and manage changes. Don't let changes wreck your project! 

Why Projects Fail

Why Projects Fail

August 27, 2018

There is nothing more frustrating as a project manager to see a project fail - and there's nothing more frustrating to your stakeholders to. So why do projects fail and what can we, the project manager, do to prevent failure? In this episode, Joseph Phillips will discuss proven strategies he's used to prevent project failure.

Combating the Parents of Regret

Combating the Parents of Regret

August 27, 2018

Regrets are empty distractions from what's important in our lives. In this episode, Joseph Phillips discusses the parents of regret and how these two characteristics can affect our project success. He'll also offer some insight to a strategy to avoid regrets and set us up for success in our endeavors. 

Lifelong Project Overview

Lifelong Project Overview

August 26, 2018

The Lifelong Project Podcast discusses project management, goal setting, and getting stuff done. In this premiere episode, Joseph Phillips discusses the goals of the Lifelong Project podcast, his experience in project management, and offers some insight to project management.