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Project Management Paradise

This podcast delivers real project management insights from experts around the world. Powered by Cora Systems, providers of enterprise project and portfolio management solutions and services to government agencies and large-scale global organizations. Find out more at https://corasystems.com

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Episode 146: “Why Cost Indices Are Important for Project Management” with Dr Alexia Nalewaik
Dr. Alexia Nalewaik has over 25 years of experience in audit, estimating, and cost/risk management. She is a Fellow of the RICS, AACE International, the Guild of Project Controls, and ICEC. Alexia is a member of the Governing Council for the RICS, representing the US Market Seat. She is also a Past President of AACE International, and Past Chair of the International Cost Engineering Council. She has published two books, on performance audit and reporting. In this episode, Dr Alexia Nalewaik is going to discuss: “Why Cost Indices Are Important for Project Management”. *Bonus* This year’s Project Controls Expo USA takes place in Washington D.C. at the Nationals Park, between October 4-6th. Cora will be at Stand 37 and they have 10 tickets to give away. Enter now  
21:45 09/23/2022
Episode 145: “How To Improve Forecasting By 98%” with Kris Sprague
This is Project Management Paradise episode 145. Kris Sprague is the Head of Program and Project Planning at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. He is an executive-level professional with extensive experience building and leading project management organizations and PMOs that assist business leaders in achieving their strategy. In 2021, he was recognized by the PMO Global Alliance (PMOGA) as one of the Top 4 PMO Leaders in the Americas and one of the world’s top sixteen. Kris has over a dozen professional certifications from organizations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI), the PMOGA, and Prosci. In this episode, Kris is going to discuss: “How to Improve Forecasting by 98% in Life Sciences”. Show Notes Connect with Kris on LinkedIn here *Bonus* Learn how to accelerate your product development by accessing a complimentary guidebook at corasystems.com/pharmaspeed
33:19 09/02/2022
Episode 144: “Is Your Manager Causing You To Leave?” with Michael Calkins
This is Project Management Paradise episode 144. Michael Calkins is Senior VP of Professional Services at Cora Systems. Michael has over 30 years of consulting experience in the public and private sectors. He has previously worked with global brands such as NetSuite, Teracore, IBM, and Dell. In this episode, Michael is going to discuss: “Is Your Manager Causing You To Leave?” Show Notes Connect with Michael on LinkedIn here Bonus Access a complimentary guidebook, Empowering Strategy Realization Using OKRs, at corasystems.com/okrguide
23:13 07/29/2022
Episode 143: “How to Lead a Strategy Realization Office in Life Sciences” with Sachin Raje
Sachin Raje is Director, Strategy Realization Office, MRL Global Medical and Scientific Affairs at Merck. He is an expert in mentoring on Project Management, complex program management, setting up PMOs, and establishing and managing Strategy Realization Offices. He has deep sector-wide experience, with a solid record of delivering value to a number of companies in the Life Sciences, Financial Services, Insurance, Retail, and Manufacturing industries. In this episode, Sachin Raje discusses: “How to Lead a Strategy Realization Office in Life Sciences”. Show Notes Connect with Sachin on LinkedIn here *Bonus* Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora has been named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Strategic Portfolio Management by accessing a complimentary copy at corasystems.com/magicpmpp
32:04 06/24/2022
#142: “Performance-based Hiring” with Lou Adler
Lou Adler is “The Sherlock Holmes of Recruitment”, CEO, and founder of The Adler Group, a consulting and training firm that uses his performance-based hiring℠ system for finding and hiring exceptional talent.  Lou has over 1.4 million followers on Linkedin. His articles and research have also been featured in Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Bloomberg, SHRM, and The Wall Street Journal. Lou is the author of ‘The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired’ and the Amazon top-10 best-seller, ‘Hire With Your Head - Performance-Based Hiring to Build Outstanding Diverse Teams’. In this episode, Lou Adler is going to discuss: “The key to performance-based hiring”. Show Notes Learn more about the Lou Adler Group at louadlergroup.com Connect with Lou on LinkedIn here Follow Lou on Twitter here here Get "The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired" on Amazon Bonus Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora was recently recognized in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Strategic Portfolio Management by accessing a complimentary copy of the report at corasystems.com/magicpmpp
30:14 05/27/2022
Episode 141: “How To Create A High-Performing Team” with Nils Vinje
Nills Vinje is a Leadership Coach, 3X Top 25 Customer Success Influencer, Speaker and Consultant. He is the only certified coach in the field of customer service who is exclusively focused on the growth and development of CS professionals and the author of the best-selling book the 30-Day Leadership Playbook. In this episode, Nils Vinje is going to discuss: “How To Create A High-Performing Team”. Show Notes Connect with Nils on LinkedIn *Bonus* Learn about best-practice OKRs by downloading a complimentary guidebook at corasystems.com/okrguide  
34:22 04/22/2022
Episode 140: “How to Optimize Product Development in Life Sciences” with Norbert Leinfellner
Norbert Leinfellner is Head of PMO at Element Science, a medical devices company in the Bay Area, California, and a regular speaker at industry conferences. Norbert worked previously in senior program management roles with companies like Siemens, Carl Zeiss Meditec, and Fresenius Medical Care. He has particular expertise in program management, global organizational planning, cross-functional relationship management, sustaining and value engineering, and all phases of product development in multiple clinical spaces. Show Notes Connect with Norbert on LinkedIn *Bonus* This podcast is brought to you by Cora Systems. Get complimentary access to their guide "Pharma Project Management in the "New Normal" at corasystems.com/pharmaspeed Like what you heard? We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or on Spotify. Your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com  
34:26 03/25/2022
Episode 139: “Digital Transformation In Engineering And Construction“ with Paul Wilkinson
Paul Wilkinson is a leading authority on the use of construction collaboration technology platforms. He has been working in construction industry marketing and public relations since 1987, with some of the sector’s best-known names in professional services and information technology. Paul is a regular speaker at academic institutions and industry events. As an author, he has written numerous articles, book chapters, and a book about construction collaboration technologies.   Show Notes Read more of Paul's thoughts on his blog at extranetevolution.com Follow Paul on Twitter Connect with Paul on LinkedIn *Bonus* This podcast is brought to you by Cora Systems. Get complimentary access to their guide "Cora for Engineering - Connecting strategy with execution" at corasystems.com/ems Like what you heard? We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here in your podcast app or on Spotify. Your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com
20:09 02/18/2022
Episode 138: “Governance of Public Sector Projects” with Gerry Galvin
This is Project Management Paradise episode 138. Gerry Galvin spent more than 20 years in Ireland’s Department of Environment, Community & Local Government, responsible for technical oversight to support the development and implementation of policies, strategies and the investment program for the water sector in the country. Gerry joined Irish Water, the national water utility, on its establishment in 2013, in the role of Chief Technical Officer where he served for seven years. Gerry now works as a consultant water utilities expert for Cora Systems. In this episode, Gerry is going to discuss: “Governance of Public Sector Projects”.  
20:41 01/21/2022
Episode 137: Highlights Featuring the Best of 2021
This week, we have a bonus episode, singling out some insights from the best of our guests over 2021. Highlights include disaster planning in a post-pandemic world; managing bullies in the workplace; and decoding the DNA of strategy execution in project management. *Bonus* Is the PMO still the right fit for your organization? Download "How to move from PMO to SRO" at corasystems.com/pmotosro and learn the benefits of establishing a Strategy Realization Office Like what you heard? We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here in your podcast app or on Spotify. Your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com .
32:17 12/10/2021
Episode 136: “How to Understand and Manage the Challenges of Remote Leadership” with Janet Fouts
Janet Fouts is the author of seven books, including “When Life Hits the Fan – A Guide to Self-care While Caring for Others” and the host of the “Mindful Social” where she interviews thought-leaders. She has also spoken at conferences around the world, including at TEDx, and in this interview, she outlines how to understand and manage the challenges of remote leadership” Show Notes Visit Janet's website at https://janetfouts.com/ Connect with Janet on LinkedIn Follow Janet on twitter *Bonus* Is the PMO still the right fit for your organization? Download "How to move from PMO to SRO" at corasystems.com/pmotosro and learn the benefits of establishing a Strategy Realization Office Like what you heard? We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here in your podcast app or on Spotify. Your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com .
26:57 11/12/2021
Episode 135: “How to manage the people side of change” with Tim Creasey
It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Tim Creasey. Tim is an author, researcher, and change expert who focuses on the people side of change with all its nuances. His background in economics and his role as Chief Innovation Officer at Prosci gives him insight into change management challenges, trends, and futures. Show Notes Learn more about Prosci Connect with Tim Creasy on LinkedIn Follow Tim Creasy on Twitter  *Bonus* Is the PMO still the right fit for your organization? Download "How to move from PMO to SRO" at corasystems.com/pmotosro and learn the benefits of establishing a Strategy Realization Office Like what you heard? We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here in your podcast app or on Spotify. Your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com .
28:04 10/15/2021
Episode 134: “Creating and sustaining healthy work environments” with Phyllis Quinlan
Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Phyllis Quinlan. Phyllis is the founder of MFW Consultants. She trains healthcare organizations and their staff on how to create healthy work environments during COVID and beyond. She wears many hats, which include her role as a speaker at conferences and as the author of three books. Phyllis is also a legal nurse consultant. Her latest book is entitled “Bringing Shadow Behaviour Into the Light of Day: Understanding and Effectively Managing Bullying and Incivility in Healthcare” In this interview, Phyllis and I are going to discuss: “Creating and sustaining healthy work environments”.
26:52 09/17/2021
Episode 133: “Disaster Proof: Scenario Planning for a Post-Pandemic Future” with Lance Mortlock
Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Lance Mortlock. Lance is a partner with EY. He has provided management consulting services through over 130 projects across the globe. As a strategist, he has authored 27 points of view on a variety of business topics and is the author of “Disaster Proof: Scenario Planning for a Post-Pandemic Future”. In this interview, Lance and I are going to discuss: “Scenario Planning for a Post-Pandemic Future”. Bonus Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora has been named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Strategic Portfolio Management by accessing a complimentary copy at corasystems.com/magicpmpp. We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here, in your podcast app or Spotify. Finally, your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com.
24:42 08/20/2021
Episode 132: “What Makes A Great Leader” with Don Schmincke
Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Don Schmincke. Don is a former MIT and John Hopkins Institute, researcher-turned organizational strategic development consultant. He's the guy CEOs bring in when all the “experts” fail. Don has written two bestselling management books, "High Altitude Leadership" and "Code of the Executive," and is an in-demand speaker with an impressive roster of clients. In this interview, Don and I are going to discuss: "What makes a great leader?”  Bonus Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora has been named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Strategic Portfolio Management by accessing a complimentary copy at corasystems.com/magicpmpp. We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here, in your podcast app or Spotify. Finally, your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com.
28:03 07/16/2021
Episode 131: "How Machine Learning is Revolutionising Business Practices" with Penelope Bellegarde
In this episode, we speak to Penelope Bellegarde the founder of The Data Touch. Her company specialises in digital analytics, which is a field she has specialised in for 14 years. One of Penelope’s missions is to try and combine digital analytics with AI. Bonus Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora has been named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Strategic Portfolio Management by accessing a complimentary copy at corasystems.com/magicpmpp. We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here, in your podcast app or Spotify. Finally, your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com.
25:14 06/18/2021
Episode 130: "How 5 Big Waves of Change Will Alter Project Management" with Karl Reilly
Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Karl Reilly. Karl is Head of Design and Innovation with Cora Systems. In this role, Karl is in the charge of the company’s R&D team, helping to shape its software direction in exciting fields like artificial intelligence, natural language processing and PPM. Previously, Karl has spent 30 years’ managing projects in public sector, construction and aviation sectors, including 15 years’ working for PwC. Bonus Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora has been named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Strategic Portfolio Management by accessing a complimentary copy at corasystems.com/magicpmpp. We would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review here, in your podcast app or Spotify. Finally, your guest suggestions are welcome - email hello@projectmanagementparadise.com.
19:27 05/07/2021
Episode 129: "How Pharma Make Big Decisions" with John Faulks
Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to John Faulks. John is co-founder of PPMLD, a project management consultancy firm which he helped establish 20 years ago. Previous to setting up his consultancy business, John worked as a pharma scientist with a number of global pharmaceutical companies, and has particular insight and expertise in leadership and mentoring in the industry. John is also a committee member of PIPMG, the UK’s prestigious PPM pharma network association. In this interview, John and Caitriona discuss: "How Pharma Make Big Decisions". This podcast is brought to you by Cora Systems. Cora is a worldwide leader in providing enterprise project and portfolio management solutions to global organizations and government agencies. Find out more at corasystems.com Bonus Listeners can receive complimentary access to Gartner’s recent report entitled “2021 Strategic Roadmap for the PMO” at corasystems.com/pmoroadmap Feedback We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com  
31:01 04/09/2021
Episode 128: “What can AC/DC teach us about project management?” with Joe Pusz
Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Joe Pusz. Joe is the Founder and President of THE PMO SQUAD, a Phoenix, Arizona-based PMO and Project Management Consulting firm. THE PMO SQUAD helps clients across the United States to improve the delivery of key strategic initiatives and improve the capabilities of their PMO. Joe hosts the Project Management Office Hours Radio Show and Podcast and he is also Co-Founder of VPMMA, the Veterans Project Manager Mentor Alliance, which is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization assisting Veterans seeking to transition into civilian Project Management career. He is also a big fan of rock band AC/DC fan and among the interesting lessons, Joe shares in this interview is what Project Managers can learn from some of AC/DC's greatest hits! This podcast is brought to you by Cora Systems. Cora is a worldwide leader in providing enterprise project and portfolio management solutions to global organizations and government agencies. Find out more at corasystems.com Bonus Listeners can receive complimentary access to Gartner’s recent report entitled “2021 Strategic Roadmap for the PMO” at corasystems.com/pmoroadmap Feedback We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com
25:50 03/12/2021
Episode 127: “"Decoding the DNA of strategy execution” with Jack Duggal
Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Jack Duggal. Jack is the founder and managing principal of Projectize Group, specializing in next-generation strategy-execution facilitation and consulting. He works with leading organizations from NASA to Silicon Valley companies and Governments around the world. Jack is a TEDx speaker and an internationally recognized expert in Strategy-Execution and PMO with over 25 years of experience. He is the author of “The DNA of Strategy-Execution: Next Generation Project Management & PMO”.   In this interview, Jack and I are going to discuss " "Decoding the DNA of strategy execution". Bonus Listeners can receive complimentary access to Gartner’s recent report entitled “2021 Strategic Roadmap for the PMO” at corasystems.com/pmoroadmap Feedback We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com
33:09 02/12/2021
Episode 126: “Demystifying Project Controls” with Dr Dimitris Antoniadis
This is Project Management Paradise episode 126. Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Dr Dimitris Antoniadis. Dimitris is the author of the book ‘Demystifying Project Control’. He has more than 30 years’ experience in Programme and Project Management, having covered project phases from concept to handover and operation/maintenance as well as holding Senior Management posts in major utilities, infrastructure and construction organisations. He was awarded his PhD from Loughborough University, UK, for his research into ‘Managing Complexity in Project Teams’. In this interview, Dimitris and I are going to discuss "Demystifying Project Controls". Bonus Listeners can receive complimentary access to Gartner’s recent report entitled “2021 Strategic Roadmap for the PMO” at corasystems.com/pmoroadmap Feedback We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com
29:47 01/14/2021
Episode 125: “How to Manage Your Manager” with Mary Abbajay
Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Mary Abbajay. Mary is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full-service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers talent and organizational development solutions to business and government. Her work and advice have appeared in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Financial Times, and she is the author of the best-selling book, “Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss”. In this interview, Mary and I are going to discuss "How to Manage Your Manager". Bonus Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora Systems has been named as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2020 Hype Cycle for Project and Portfolio Management by downloading a complimentary copy of the Hype Cycle at corasystems.com/hype Feedback We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com
27:21 12/11/2020
Episode 124: “Project Management Challenges in the Public Sector” with Phil Jones
Today it's our pleasure to introduce you to Phil Jones. Phil’s background is in occupational psychology. He began working in the public sector consultancy space around 2004, advising on the British Government’s National Programme for IT. He has specific expertise in organizational change – including healthcare, central government, local government, and with charities – in his role as Head of Business Consulting for Methods, the UK’s leading independent transformation partner for public services. Bonus Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora Systems has been named as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2020 Hype Cycle for Project and Portfolio Management by downloading a complimentary copy of the Hype Cycle at corasystems.com/hype Feedback We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com
30:53 11/20/2020
Episode 123: “How AI will transform project management” with Jane Reilly
Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Jane Reilly. Jane is the Research & Development Manager at Cora Systems. She has over 10 years’ experience spanning academia and industry, designing, implementing and managing research projects within the general area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Jane’s research has been published and presented across the globe at academic conferences. Today, Jane is going to talk us through her vision of how Artificial Intelligence could be used to enhance the PPM industry, and how it can help to make our project managers more successful. **Bonus** Project Management Paradise is brought to you by Cora Systems. Learn why Cora Systems has been named as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2020 Hype Cycle for Project and Portfolio Management by downloading a complimentary copy of the Hype Cycle at corasystems.com/hype **Feedback** We’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a review via your podcast app or you can email your comments or guest suggestions to hello@projectmanagementparadise.com  
18:04 10/19/2020
Episode 122: “Complexity in Change Management” with Stephen Carver
Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Stephen Carver. Stephen is rated as one of the top 3 lecturers at one of Europe’s leading MBA business schools, Cranfield University in the UK. As well as lecturing, Stephen runs a successful project management company, drawing on his experience of working with corporations such as Goldman Sachs, Halliburton and Virgin. He’s a regular contributor on national radio and TV and his gift for storytelling is legendary. In this bonus Project Management Paradise Podcast episode, which is a recording taken from a webinar, Stephen discusses “complexity in change management”. Download Stephen's free Guidebook on the topic at corasystems.com/change-management
48:12 09/18/2020
Episode 121: “Why COVID-19 is a golden opportunity for project managers” with Laura Barnard
It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Laura Barnard. Laura is founder and CEO of PMO Strategies. She has been helping business leaders get the results they crave using the power of project management for over 20 years. She spent 15 of those years as a PMO leader on the inside and the last 5 helping businesses accelerate their growth through her consulting practice. She also shares insights and stories in her own riveting podcast, the PMO Strategies Podcast. In this interview, Laura and I are going to discuss "Why COVID-19 is a golden opportunity for project managers". This podcast is brought to you by Cora Systems. Every day $20 Billion worth of projects are powered by Cora. Find out more at corasystems.com
34:55 08/21/2020
Episode 120: "How Leaders Can Use Brutal Honesty to Achieve Business Success” with Peter Kozodoy
Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Peter Kozodoy. Peter is CEO of Stradeso, Partner/Chief Strategy Officer of GEM Advertising, a TEDx speaker and the author of the new book “Honest to Greatness: How Today’s Greatest Leaders Use Brutal Honesty to Achieve Massive Success”. Peter believes that now, more than ever, entrepreneurs and business leaders need to follow the principles of loyalty, authenticity, and honesty if they are going to succeed in a post-pandemic marketplace. In this interview, Peter and I are going to discuss "How Leaders Can Use Brutal Honesty to Achieve Business Success”. This podcast is brought to you by Cora Systems. Find out how Cora can power best practice enterprise PPM in your organisation at corasystems.com
31:57 07/24/2020
Episode 119: “Planning for Post Pandemic Success” with Philip Martin
Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Philip Martin. Philip is CEO of Cora Systems, a company he co-founded in 1999. Drawing on 30 years' experience in the portfolio and project management industry, he has built a global client base across Europe, the Middle East and USA. He previously held positions with major US multinationals, including 3Com, Tellabs, DSC and Pulse Engineering. In this bonus Project Management Paradise Podcast episode, which is a recording taken from a webinar, Philip Martin, the CEO and founder of Cora Systems, discusses : “Planning for Post Pandemic Success”.  During the session Philip highlights the importance of Portfolio Planning and you can download his Guidebook on the subject at corasystems.com/portfolio-planning-guide
25:20 06/26/2020
Episode 118: “Future Trends in Project Management” with Stephen Carver
Today it’s our pleasure to introduce you to Stephen Carver. Stephen is rated as one of the top 3 lecturers at one of Europe’s leading MBA business schools, Cranfield University in the UK. As well as lecturing, Stephen runs a successful project management company, drawing on his experience of working with corporations such as Goldman Sachs, Halliburton and Virgin. He’s a regular contributor on national radio and TV and his gift for storytelling is legendary. In this bonus Project Management Paradise Podcast episode, which is a recording taken from a webinar, the project management guru Stephen Carver discusses “Future trends in the project management industry”.
36:58 05/29/2020
Episode 117: “Survival Hints in Project Management” with Oliver F. Lehmann
In this bonus Project Management Paradise Podcast episode, which is a recording taken from a virtual conference on PPM innovation, the project management guru Oliver F. Lehmann discusses “Survival Hints in Project Management”. Based in Munich, Germany, Oliver helps organisations and individuals identify and address weak spots, bring methods and structure into their projects, unify language and approaches, and achieve professional certification. During his 30-year career, he has worked with customers such as Airbus, DB Schenker, Honda, Microsoft, Olympus, Oracle, SAP, T-Systems, and many more. His books include “Situational Project Management: The Dynamics of Success and Failure” and of “Project Business Management”. Oliver is also an authority on artificial intelligence (AI).
40:05 04/30/2020