Welcome to episode 80 of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast!

As I help organize the upcoming PMI South Western Ontario Symposium, I came across the profile of Maria Matarelli, who will be the closing keynote during this May 15th, 2015 event.  Her message of applying agile methods to your personal life and start up business really resonated with me, so I invited to come here on the PM for the Masses podcast for a little chat.

I had a delightful conversation with Maria, and I hope you enjoy it it.

Maria Matarelli

Maria MatarelliMaria Matarelli is an Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and consults large enterprise environments in Agile adoption, working with management teams, executive teams and individual project teams.

Maria travels to speak at conferences and consult organizations in Chicago, New York, Hawaii, Vancouver, Sweden, Morocco, Istanbul, and many other locations.

Maria is the author of the book “Workaholic?” and has co-authored 3 additional books. Maria is passionate about working with teams and organizations to inspire agility.

PMI South Western Ontario 2015 Symposium

SWOC_PMI_logo-300x104Maria Matarelli will be the closing keynote at the 2015 PMI South Western Ontario 2015 Symposium taking place in London, Ontario on May 15th, 2015.

I will be conducting a breakout session during the symposium called “Leading without authority: how to get teams to go the extra mile for your project.”

I would love for you to consider coming to London for this event!

Project Management Career Tips

Dev Ramcharan shares with us another career tip so we can take our project management careers to new levels.

Project Management for You

Book Artwork For LeadPages-NoBrainer (small)I’m finally done with the first draft of my book!

Last week I finished the first (very) rough draft of my Project Management for You book.  I have put in a lot of work and dedication into this project and it is great to see it moving forward.

On this episode I share what the next steps are as I continue to work to get this book published.  Check it out!

The book is available for pre-order here.

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  • Danilo April 7, 2015 at 6:27pm Reply

    Amazing episode, Cesar!

    I found the subject of this podcast and your amazing guest Maria Matarelli so aligned with the core part of my recent Udemy Course, that I decided to create an additional lecture linking to it as an external resource!

    Your listeners can enjoy this lecture (it’s the #30) for free at this link: https://www.udemy.com/skyrocket-your-productivity-the-agile-way/

    Thank you again for the quality of your resources, and keep up the great work! 😉


    • Cesar Abeid April 7, 2015 at 9:27pm Reply

      Thanks Danilo! I’m familiar with your course on Udemy and I really appreciate you mentioning this episode as one of the modules!

  • Rodrigo Rocha April 9, 2015 at 3:11pm Reply


    Great content, interview and a pleasure to listen you guys look not only for the methodology but the way to see the life and your objectives.

    Thanks a lot,

    Rodrigo Rocha, 34
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Project Manager

  • Brett Hoffstadt November 18, 2015 at 11:03pm Reply

    Hi Cesar. I’m a new fan and subscriber of your podcast. This was a great episode! Maria has taken an agile lifestyle to a very radical degree! I’ve also found that blending project management with agile methods and entrepreneurial tools is a very powerful combination. I’m looking forward to catching up with more of your episodes and guests!

    • Cesar Abeid November 19, 2015 at 11:20am Reply

      Brett, thank you for listening and for the message! Maria is an inspiration and a good friend. I recorded a second episode with her recently, which you can find on the main page at http://pmforthemassescom.mystagingwebsite.com/.

      • Brett Hoffstadt November 20, 2015 at 6:26am Reply

        Thanks Cesar. I see that episode listed. Great reference to learn more about the CSM and Agile certifications.

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