PM Point of View® Podcast Series

75. Milestones in History

The 9/11 boat lift in New York City and the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56 were both hugely successful projects, with important lessons for Project Managers. The leaders did speedy but effective planning and set clear goals. They hit all the milestones, and adapted as they went along. They communicated effectively and strategically. They were alert to risks and responded swiftly and decisively. In this episode we hear from two project managers who have studied these historic events through a project lens.

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About the Speakers:

Mike Hannan is a leading-edge thinker and renegade who believes that we all must do more to unleash our boundless potential and solve increasingly complex global issues. He envisions a community-centric, expert-guided “power-to-the-edge” solution to most of these issues. He is a frequent speaker at annual corporate conferences, PMI events, and in the Agile & DevOps communities, with extensive experience coaching & training portfolio executives, PMO leaders,and PMs, and is lead author of the best-selling book, The CIO’s Guide to Breakthrough Project Portfolio Performance.


Shaun M. Simms, PMP, SAFe, PMO-CP, CSSGB, constantly seeks to find an individual’s strength to empower them, and in the process improve organizations.  An award winning project manager with a portfolio over $1B, his favorite projects are those that bring equity to our society.  He is intrigued by the power of projects to change the world, and the unity it can bring teams. Shaun is currently on the Board of Directors for PMI Metro St. Louis, and the Advisory Board for Missouri State University’s CX Certification.