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This is the audio incarnation of Ken Burrell's Pragmatic PMO video channel, perfect for listening on your commute. To start with, this will be the home to soundtracks from an existing video series (so please don't be surprised by the use of the word "video" on an audio-only podcast!). In due course and if people want it, it may also include podcast-specific content.
 
Tune out the noise – and tune in to TEKTOK, a digital supply chain podcast connecting you to the information and inspiration you need to transform your business and drive supply chain success. Trade risky inventory for valuable insights as you join host Karin Bursa, the 2020 Supply Chain Pro to Know of the Year, for this podcast powered by Supply Chain Now. With more than 25 years of supply chain experience (and the scars to prove it), Karin has the heart of a teacher and has helped nearly 1 ...
 
Each month for more than 40 years, Dudley Hall has shared from his heart what God is teaching him. Refreshing, candid, and honest expressions of God’s grace in Dudley’s life inhabit these messages of grace and simplicity. Liberation from legalism as well as total involvement in the Kingdom of God give balance to a message designed to fulfill our destiny in Christ. Dudley’s gift of teaching allows him to share the simplicity and truth of God’s message in a way that encourages his listeners to ...
 
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In this interview, Ben Archer reminds us not to over-promise, and to minimise cost and complexity by minimising the number of project phases. This interview is also available as a video at http://bit.ly/ScaryScars This is one of Pragmatic PMO's interview series "Scary Scars Shared". In these interviews, Ken asks Real Project Managers to share in ar…
 
In this interview, Louise Worsley tells us of her experience with powerful negative stakeholders, and advises us on how to use them to help improve the quality of both risk management and the solution. She also reminds us to make sure what you're doing against remains aligned with the business case. This interview is also available as a video at ht…
 
In this episode, John McIntyre warns us to be careful when using averages to work out project durations (and explains how they are more useful at project level than task level). He also advises us to consider segmenting stakeholders using whatever criteria are useful to the project in hand, and reminds us that using averages to calculate durations …
 
In this interview, Eileen Roden warns project managers against planning in isolation and trying to provide all the technical answers; instead planning should be a collaborative process, and use the knowledge of the team. She also talks about the value of understanding where your project fits into the business strategy so that you can optimise what …
 
In this interview, David Evans recommends us to understands the needs of project stakeholders, and be prepared to adapt our project approach to suit those needs. This interview is also available as a video at http://bit.ly/ScaryScars This is one of Pragmatic PMO's interview series "Scary Scars Shared". In these interviews, Ken asks Real Project Man…
 
Resilience has become a priority for many CEOs, BODs, and supply chain leaders as they emerge from the global pandemic and address a multitude of supply chain disruptions. Tune into this episode of TEKTOK to explore Six Strategies to Gain Greater Supply Chain Resilience. Supply chain disruptions are not going away and our businesses will always nav…
 
In this interview, Zoe O'Toole tells us how she went into a hostile, change-fatigued environment with no project portfolio overview and implemented project and portfolio reporting. She shares how she gained trust and improved communication, and reminds us to listen and understand before making recommendations for change. This interview is also avai…
 
In this interview, Richard Humphrey tells us how what he thought was a sensible and pragmatic suggestion was summarily dismissed. He reminds us to pay attention to stakeholders' environment, and reminds us that incremental change is often better received and longer lasting than step change. This interview is also available as a video at https://www…
 
The level of angst today in society in general and western civilization in particular suggests a deep longing for spiritual renewal and cultural reset. The people who believe that God acts in history in conjunction with the prayers of His people are engaging in prayer and asking: “What might a new awakening look like?” I offer a suggestion and a fe…
 
For today's episode, we're sharing a replay of a classic TEKTOK episode. TEKTOK host, Karin Bursa speaks with supply chain industry Trailblazer, Lora Cecere, CEO of Supply Chain Insights. Lora is widely recognized as a global supply chain thought leader and recently received the 2020 Women in Supply Chain Influencer Award. Today, Lora has nearly 32…
 
In this episode, Paul Lomax gives us an example of the dangers in taking instructions and information at face value, and encourages us to communicate well and frequently to keep everyone on the same page. This interview is also available as a video at http://bit.ly/ScaryScars This is one of Pragmatic PMO's interview series "Scary Scars Shared". In …
 
In this episode, Nick Hopkins tells us about the difficulties of running projects in organisations that believe their people are empowered, but in reality decisions are funnelled trough a small group of people. He also tells us about running projects the deliver changes the stakeholders don't want, and how to work around resistant stakeholders. Thi…
 
In this episode, Kim Fitzpatrick recommends us to clearly articulate the purpose of our projects, especially when the benefits are not obvious. She also suggests we should understand the skills of the people we work with to get the best from them. This interview is also available as a video at http://bit.ly/ScaryScars This is one of Pragmatic PMO's…
 
In this episode, Adam Al-Shemmeri talks about how incremental delivery can increase flexibility - even in construction! He also talks about running projects when the sponsor's freedom to make decisions is limited - and how he worked around it. This interview is also available as a video at http://bit.ly/ScaryScars This is one of Pragmatic PMO's int…
 
In this episode, Mark Ferguson talks to us about the importance of understanding the business case for your project and understanding how it fits into the organisational governance context. He also warns us against underestimating the importance of stakeholder engagement, and taking what you are told at face value. This interview is also available …
 
In this episode, Nicole Reilly warns us what can happen if you make the wrong assumptions and don't use operational subject matter experts. She also tells us about how good and consistent communication to stakeholders helps to manage their expectations and increase adoption. This interview is also available as a video at http://bit.ly/ScaryScars Th…
 
In this interview, Martin Dowsett tells us how he uses checklists to make sure small but important things don't get forgotten. He also tells us how he brought a project that was over budget back on track, and how he created and used a set of guiding principles to keep it there. This interview is also available as a video at http://bit.ly/ScaryScars…
 
In this interview, Jack Saward tells us what happens when we take passed-on information at face value, and recommends that instead we go direct to the information source wherever possible. This interview is also available as a video at http://bit.ly/ScaryScars This is one of Pragmatic PMO's interview series "Scary Scars Shared". In these interviews…
 
In this episode, Real Project Manager Shreekant Patel tells us about how he creates and uses templates for repeatable tasks, and gets to know his stakeholders. He also tells us about his challenges with IT application testing, and how investing intelligently in infrastructure and test data can help. This interview is also available as a video at ht…
 
In this episode, Ken Burrell of Pragmatic PMO introduces the Successes and Scars Shared interview series. In these interviews, Ken asks Real Project Managers to share in around ten minutes what they learned from their most successful and their challenging project management experiences. If you’re new here, you might want to consider subscribing to …
 
In this episode, Bekka Prideaux talks about how she handled a stakeholder who didn't do what he said he would. She reminds us to make effective use of the people and the tools available to us to deliver the project. This interview is also available as a video at http://bit.ly/ScaryScars This is one of Pragmatic PMO's interview series "Scary Scars S…
 
In this interview, Susie Palmer-Trew relates the consequences of making assumptions, and reminds us to encourage people to challenge and test the assumptions we make - especially the small ones. This interview is also available as a video This is one of Pragmatic PMO's interview series "Scary Scars Shared", in which Ken Burrell talks to Real Projec…
 
In this interview, Juliet Doswell reminds us to manage our stakeholders' expectations (estimates are subject to change), and reminds us that the advice of experts is ultimately one person's opinion. This interview is also available as a video at http://bit.ly/ScaryScars This is one of Pragmatic PMO's interview series "Scary Scars Shared". In these …
 
In this episode of TEKTOK, powered by Supply Chain Now, host Karin Bursa welcomes Jason Tham with Nulogy to the podcast. Additional Links & Resources: Learn more about TEKTOK: https://supplychainnow.com/program/tektok/ Subscribe to TEKTOK and all other Supply Chain Now: programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe Learn more about Nulogy: https:/…
 
In this interview, Jill Plunga warns against the perils of forgetting what the role of the project manager truly is, and reminds how important it is to make full use of subject matter experts. This interview is also available as a video at http://bit.ly/ScaryScars This is one of Pragmatic PMO's interview series "Successes and Scars Shared", in whic…
 
In this episode of TEKTOK powered by Supply Chain Now, hosts Karin Bursa and Scott Luton welcome Transplace CEO Frank McGuigan to the podcast to discuss how disruptions drive supply chain innovations and advancements. Additional Links & Resources: Subscribe to Supply Chain Now and all other Supply Chain Now programming: https://supplychainnow.com/s…
 
In this interview, Elsie Rogers tells us how a simple communication oversight nearly turned into a cost overrun, and reminds us of the importance of informal corridor conversations. This interview is also available as a video at http://bit.ly/ScaryScars Sharing short, sharp, project lessons interviews like this is just one of the pragmatic pointers…
 
In this interview, Martin Robbie describes what it is like to manage a real emergency situation, and what he learned from doing it. He reminds us to prioritise and balance the needs of disparate stakeholders, and to use the right amount of communication to keep people informed but on task. This interview is also available as a video at http://bit.l…
 
In this episode, Evelyn Webber (https://www.linkedin.com/in/evelyn-webber-5963ba12/) talks about how she handled an office move that went wrong. She reminds us of the importance of contingency planning, developing and maintaining a network of contacts, and having the tenacity to find and deliver a solution. This interview is also available as a vid…
 
In this episode of TEKTOK powered by Supply Chain Now, hosts Karin Bursa and Scott Luton welcome Mallery Dosdall with Red Wing Shoe Company to talk S&OP and its impact on the supply chain. Additional Links & Resources: Subscribe to TEKTOK and all other Supply Chain Now programs here: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe Learn more about Red Wing Sh…
 
In Psalm 12, David describes the alarm we sense when accosted by the noise filling the air around us: “Help, O Lord, for there is no longer anyone who is godly; the faithful have disappeared from humankind. They utter lies to each other; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak...those who say, “With our tongues we will prevail; our lips …
 
The supply chain industry is certainly faced with challenges due to the ongoing pandemic and unparalleled global impact over an extended horizon. But, remember that supply chain disruptions are not new. They occur with regularity around health & safety, weather emergencies & natural disasters, trade disputes, geopolitical instability, and other bus…
 
On this episode of TEKTOK, powered by Supply Chain Now, we bring two important initiatives together DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES and SUSTAINABILITY as host Karin Bursa welcomes Tom Raftery, Global VP, Futurist & Innovation Evangelist at SAP. Are you keeping pace with your customer's wants and needs? Supply chain plays a critical role in sustaina…
 
Storms should not surprise us when they come, yet we often find ourselves overwhelmed by their ferocity or rapidity. Like a child playing in the surf who is hit by an unexpected wave, before we can get up and wipe our face another one comes crashing in. Jesus predicted that storms would come into all of our lives, and that they would expose the fou…
 
In the replay of this first TEKTOK livestream, Karin Bursa and Scott Luton welcome Jake Barr, CEO of Blue World Consulting as they tackle the topic of 5 Leadership Attributes to Drive Supply Chain Success including: 1) Transparency around Compelling Business Need (CBN) driving the need for change 2) "Outside In" Thinking to look at our business as …
 
In this episode of TEKTOK, powered by Supply Chain Now, host Karin Bursa welcomes Craig Ablin, owner of CABLIN Consulting, to discuss the six levers that drive digital and physical supply chain success. Upcoming Events & Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Subscribe to TEKTOK and ALL Supply Chain Now Programming Here: https://supplychainnowradio.c…
 
The Christmas trees had many packages piled underneath for days before the big day. Now the floor is empty except for a few gifts left for family or friends who haven’t gotten theirs yet. Wouldn’t it be a shame if we left the big one with our name on it unopened - admired and anticipated, but left untouched? What if it contained the last will and t…
 
A resilient S&OP process is even more critical now with heightened volatility around both demand and supply as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode of TEKTOK, powered by Supply Chain Now, host Karin Bursa shares the 3 Things C-Level execs need to know about Sales & Operations Planning & Inventory Optimization. Upcoming Events &…
 
As believers, we celebrate the finished work of Jesus, emphasizing that He initiated and carried out redemption through His incarnation, perfect obedience, sacrificial death, miraculous resurrection, and majestic exaltation. We rejoice that there is nothing we can do to add to the full salvation He purchased for us. It is indeed glorious to meditat…
 
The recent election has revealed a tension many Christians feel as citizens of both heaven and earth. Some have concluded that, since we are born from heaven, we have little or no business trying to influence such matters as politics and civil government. Others have felt so connected to our earthly responsibilities that they have put too much hope…
 
TEKTOK host, Karin Bursa speaks with supply chain industry Trailblazer, Lora Cecere, CEO of Supply Chain Insights. Lora is widely recognized as a global supply chain thought leader and recently received the 2020 Women in Supply Chain Influencer Award. Today, Lora has nearly 320,000 Linkedin Followers and is known for her high-value point of view an…
 
As Jesus came to save (heal) the brokenness of the fallen world, He released the power to accomplish His purpose and extended that mission through His corporate body. The doctrine of suffering has been neglected in understanding the Christian experience. Yet, sacrifice is the core expression of love that transforms. Having a consistent doctrine of …
 
Each year The Empty Stocking Fund brings JOY to the lives of 50,000 disadvantaged children throughout the Atlanta metro area. With COVID-19 impacting the 2020 Holiday season, it was time for a rapid transformation of the Santa Village Supply Chain. In this episode of TEKTOK, powered by Supply Chain Now, host Karin Bursa interviews Manda Hunt, the E…
 
Welcome to TEKTOK powered by Supply Chain Now. Our goal with the TEKTOK Digital Supply Chain Podcast is to help you eliminate the noise and focus on the information and inspiration you need to bring together the DIGITAL and PHYSICAL supply chain to drive more value. But first, we want you to get to know our TEKTOK host, Karin Bursa. In this episode…
 
We are designed to live in connection to a leader. As created beings, we properly respond to our Creator as One who is worthy of worship and trust. It was only when we bought into the lie that we can be our own leaders without submission to anyone that we as the human race lost our way. Scripture relates a time in Israel’s history when the people w…
 
2020 has certainly been surprising to us all, and that surprise has manifested in a lot of different ways: Angry people are shouting, fearful people are fretting, predators are pouncing, and almost everyone is scratching their heads, wondering what is really going on. All the while, it seems as though the wise and mature are ignored as they stand i…
 
The awareness of the existence of something greater, just out of reach, plagues all of humanity. C.S. Lewis recognized this when he spoke of having desires that nothing in this world can satisfy. His conclusion was that these unmet desires are evidence that we are made for another world. This is why fantasies captivate us. To learn more, take a few…
 
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