Entries by Elise Stevens

The Self-love Tool Kit

Loving and understanding yourself is the foundation of being a confident and happy person. Learning to love yourself exactly the way you are is so important. You are probably thinking: what has this got to do with being a great project manager? The answer: once you truly understand who you are; the more confident you are […]

Why Celebrating Women In Project Management Is Important To Me

My passion is to make a difference for women working in the field of project management, as we work together to improve the gender balance within the profession. Earlier in 2018, I started an initiative to celebrate women in the project management industry. The purpose of the initiative was to raise awareness of women in […]

Podcast: Hussain Bandukwala – Yes, you can set up a PMO in 100 days

Podcast: Hussain Bandukwala – Yes, you can set up a PMO in 100 days

 
 

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Podcast: Hussain Bandukwala – Yes, you can set up a PMO in 100 days The success or failure of a newly elected head of state is often measured by how much they achieve in their first 100 days. Hussain Bandukwala thinks PMOs should be measured in the same way. Hussain is the founder of Parwaaz […]

Podcast: Naomi Caietti – Getting unstuck and jumpstarting your career

Podcast: Naomi Caietti – Getting unstuck and jumpstarting your career

 
 

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Podcast: Naomi Caietti – Getting unstuck and jumpstarting your career We all know them: the people who wind up in leadership roles through luck or timing or rising through the ranks, but have limited leadership competencies. But leadership is not just a role or title, it’s a choice. In her latest book, project management consultant […]

Podcast: Asya Watkins – Connecting and supporting women

Podcast: Asya Watkins – Connecting and supporting women

 
 

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Asya Watkins – Connecting and supporting women For 20 years Asya Watkins has worked for some of the biggest healthcare companies in the US, sometimes as the only woman in a room full of dozens of men and more often than not as the only woman of colour. It hasn’t always been easy to gain […]

Podcast: Sue Bivins – Changing hearts and minds

Podcast: Sue Bivins – Changing hearts and minds

 
 

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Podcast: Sue Bivins – Changing hearts and minds Sue Bivins landed her first management position in the 1970s when women simply weren’t employed in leadership roles. When one employee refused to acknowledge her as his manager, and then she was laughed at by an executive, she learned one of the most valuable lessons of her […]

Podcast: Bill Dow – Leading a high-impact PMO

Podcast: Bill Dow – Leading a high-impact PMO

 
 

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Podcast: Bill Dow – Leading a high-impact PMO Many PMO leaders fall into management positions accidentally because they’re a gun at project management, but they lack crucial leadership skills. Does that sound like you or your boss? PMO specialist Bill Dow is here to share some of his insights into leading and nurturing PMOs. Bill […]

Podcast: Andy Jordan – Portfolio Management made easy

Podcast: Andy Jordan – Portfolio Management made easy

 
 

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Podcast: Andy Jordan – Portfolio Management made easy Portfolio management can be complex – not least because everyone seems to have a sense of what it is, but not the same sense as each other! In this podcast, portfolio management guru Andy Jordan speaks to Elise Stevens about why a portfolio is not simply a […]

Podcast: Mark Price Perry, pioneer of the Business Driven PMO

Podcast: Mark Price Perry, pioneer of the Business Driven PMO

 
 

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Podcast: Mark Price Perry, pioneer of the Business Driven PMO Forget everything you may have heard about PMOs, Mark Price Perry is here to turn yours on its head. In this podcast, Mark makes the case to Elise Stevens that organisations should invest in a Business Driven PMO. Business Driven PMOs are run like business […]