Project Management for You: Elizabeth Harrin (@pm4girls)

October 3, 2014

_podcastTemplateWelcome to the fifth episode of the Project Management for You series!

This series will run every day, for 4 weeks.  Get ready for a ton of great conversations around Project Management principles, ideas, tools, and techniques.

Today I bring my friend and project manager extraordinaire Elizabeth Harrin on to the show to get her take on Project Management.

We will cover:

  • How would you define Project Management to the lay person?
  • What is the least people need to know about Project Management to start on the path of getting things done?
  • What are the stages of bringing an idea to reality?
  • If you could recommend one technique from the PM world to the masses, what would it be and where can we learn it?
  • Managing projects often means working with other people. What’s the best way to know when and what to delegate, and to compel people to collaborate on a project?
  • What are some tips for those who want to learn and use project management to get things done?

Elizabeth Harrin

Elizabeth Harrin

Elizabeth Harrin

Elizabeth Harrin is director of The Otobos Group, a project communications consultancy which helps people tell the story of their projects more effectively. She is the author of Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World, Social Media for Project Managers and Customer-Centric Project Management. She’s particularly interested in stakeholder engagement and team communications.

Elizabeth also works as a practicing project and program manager. She spent eight years working in financial services (including two based in Paris, France) before moving into healthcare.

Elizabeth writes the blog A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, for which she won the Computer Weekly IT Professional Blogger of the Year award in 2011. She is widely published on project management topics and has contributed to Projectmagazine as well as the websites Projects@Work, and

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