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Did your project ever feel a little like an elephant? Perhaps a heavy, bulky, cumbersome, or unwieldy project? Desmond Tutu wisely stated that there is only one way to eat an Elephant. One bite at a.m. You can accomplish almost anything that seems overwhelming, impossible, or even impossible by just taking a small step at a time. This is your project champion. Listen to today’s podcast to learn how to reduce complexity and confusion in your projects by breaking them down into bite-sized pieces that everyone can understand.
Thank you for tuning in. I’m Ben Aston. I founded The Digital Project Manager. Welcome to the DPM podcast. We are on a mission help project managers succeed and help people who manage projects live better. We are here to help you elevate your project management skills. Check out thedigitalprojectmanager.comto learn about our training and resources. We offer three levels of membership. Clarizen, the leader in Enterprise Project Management Software, brought this podcast to you. Clarizen.com is a great place to learn more.
Today, Emily Luijbregts is joining me. You can find her at emthepm.com. Now Emily is a Siemens project manager. She has previously been a PM for Manza BDO, and was a member of the PMI. The Community Champions Advisory Group claims that she’s had a lot of interesting experiences.
Emily, welcome to the show.
Hello there. Thank you so much for having me.
How did you do with my surname? Give me a rating.
Oh, ten of 10. That was really great.
Yes. It was perfect. We were just talking before the show started. Tell us what’s new about. We were discussing the challenges of being a full-time parent and a full time employee in the midsts of Corona. How does that work for you?
It is working! It is crazy! It is insane. It is crazy. I’m trying manage projects and sports teams. Then, of course, I support my family and try to be a teacher and an educator. It’s impossible. I feel exactly the same way as many project managers and other people right now. Because I can’t do it right, I feel like I’m failing. I spent time on my projects. That meant my kids were sitting there, going, Mommy, I need some Mommy, how about you play with me? I can spend all my time with my children, and then my projects will be moving. We go with the family. I believe that we have this. I believe that we have it. You can’t win. So, I just try to keep things moving along without starting too many fires or burning myself out by working too hard, you know, after the kids go to bed.
Yeah. Have you found anything that works? If you can manage your work, schedule your work and communicate with others in your new setup. Is there anything that’s not working?
Yes, you do. I’ve been working virtual
Break it down: Create a great work breakdown structure (with Emily Luijbregts, Siemens) – Digital Project Manager