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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!

Sep 19, 2017

You depend on them and, let’s be honest, sometimes you abuse them. This week we talk to Ollie Hunter, the enterprise architect for a leading e-commerce firm in Europe. Ollie will share life from an architect’s perspective, and help us understand how we, as project leaders, can develop better relationships with our architects, and enable them so they can have the most impact on your project. We got so into this episode that it’s our longest one yet, at just about an hour of great stuff!

And, yes, there is actual yelling in this episode J 


Ollie Hunter is an Enterprise Architect with a passion for helping businesses realize the potential of their strategies by using technology as a force for change. Ollie has worked closely with project managers for over 15 years in a range of different organizations, from local and national government, education, healthcare, through construction and retail, he is currently focused on businesses undergoing major change, primarily through mergers and acquisitions. At the moment, he lives in London, UK.


Should you want to contact Ollie directly, his contact information is below.

  • Twitter: @olliehunter
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