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Project Management Happy Hour

PM Happy Hour is the place for frank and honest discussion about real world issues in project management. We do it in a way that’s not too dry, though it may get a bit salty from time to time.

Each episode, your hosts Kim Essendrup and Kate Anderson we will cover a problem faced in project management today, and share practical advice, real-life examples and the occasional project horror story.

Not only that, but every podcast is also an online class! Our host is a PMI Registered Education Provider, who has structured each podcast as an easy-to-listen-to lesson. To get credit, go to our web site at, purchase your class, take the test (based on the content from our podcast) and you get your PDU certificate instantly!

Jun 22, 2017


Join your hosts Kim Essendrup and Kate Anderson for our new podcast, the Project Management Happy Hour! In our first 5 pilot episodes, we are going to look at the first 5 questions you need to ask whenever starting a new project, whether you are:

  • Kicking off a fresh new project
  • Taking over an in-flight project
  • Scoping out a new project opportunity
  • Performing an assessment of a project that may be in trouble
  • Communicating an overview of a project to team members or stakeholders


Question 1: When I sit down for the first time with project sponsors or key stakeholders, especially in kickoff meetings, I like to start with one, simple question… and that’s the topic of our first show



Want professional development units for the time you spent with us today? Come to our website at , look for Episode 001, and follow the link to register, pay a couple bucks and take your quiz. Pass our easy quiz, and you instantly get a cert for your 0.5 PDU’s! Subscribe and you can get PDU’s all the time!



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