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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!

Feb 21, 2018

In today’s episode, Phoenix-based head of The PMO Squad, Joe Pusz (also known in the PM community as PMO Joe) will share his knowledge on Mentorship with us. In addition to his deep experience on the topic, his organization partners with Vets to PM, a mentorship program which pairs US Veterans with experienced PMs to help them enter the PM field. PMO Joe is a master of Mentorship, and helps us understand the benefits to both the Mentor and Mentee, and shares some valuable tips for getting engaged.

Not only are there short-term benefits from mentorship, but you will be building long-term relationships. You may even start a podcast together one day :-)



As Founder & President of THE PMO SQUAD, Joe is the driving force and initial SQUAD member. THE PMO SQUAD focuses exclusively on Project Management Solutions covering client needs with Project Management Resources, Processes, and Technology.  Known as PMO JOE, he leverages his experience from leading corporate PMOs to provide services which satisfy real world Project Management needs. Joe has lead Project Management functions in several industries including Aerospace & Defense, Aviation, Finance, Healthcare, and Technology organizations with budgets up to $600MM+. Joe is also a strong supporter of Veterans services which lead to starting the Veterans Project Management Mentoring Program which pairs Veterans with PMP Mentors across the United States.

Need PM? Or want to get engaged in Vets 2 PM? See below for Joe's contact information


Read about and follow Joe’s organization, PMO Squad


To learn more about the Veterans to PM mentorship program: 


PMO Joe’s Radio Show  



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