The APM Podcast

The APM Podcast covers discussions and insights on the latest project management topics. Browse our podcasts below and listen for FREE today.

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30 Jun - 🕑 32 mins

Crisis Talks – Hannah Gledhill, Hotel Chocolat

In this episode, Emma De Vita (editor of APM’s Project journal) speaks to Hannah Gledhill, senior project manager at Hotel Chocolat.The British chocolatier has small project team focused primarily on product development. 

Just prior to lockdown, it had begun a process of transformation, working closely with the Kaizen Institute to foster a culture of continuous improvement and greater efficiency.

16 Jun - 🕑 37 mins

Crisis Talks - Sonia Sharma, 
Channel 4

In this episode, we speak to Sonia Sharma, head of planning and corporate PMO at Channel 4.

Sonia explains the challenges of working within an organisation of low project management maturity, where staff are sometimes resistant to the structures and governance she is trying to implement.

Prior to lockdown, Sonia had been working on building up the enterprise PMO, while in February Channel 4 had kick-started a significant transformation programme. When COVID-19 hit, the organisation experienced a “chaotic” few weeks, with staff unsure how to react.

11 Apr - 🕑 45 mins

Crisis Talks - Lizzie  Meadows, Quadram Institute Bioscience

In episode one of our first season, Crisis Talks, Emma De Vita (editor of APM’s Project journal) speaks to Lizzie Meadows, a project manager at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), whose biorepository project went live just as coronavirus hit the UK.

The project has since been able to provide crucial resource and support to QIB genome sequencing scientists’ contribution to the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium. 

8 Jun - 🕑 40 mins

How COVID-19 changed project management – Debbie Dore and Sue Kershaw

What is the future of project management as the world moves into the next stage of the COVID-19 crisis? And what are the risk factors and opportunities going forward, both for individuals and the profession? Taking a future-focused approach, in this episode, we hear from APM’s chief executive, Debbie Dore, and president, Sue Kershaw, about the ‘new normal’. From remote working to people management, Debbie and Sue explore why collaboration, communication and innovation are more important than ever – plus the renewed focus on fundamental skills such as change and adaptability.

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