The Man Who Changed My Career: Rob Thomsett
March 23, 2018
Hosted by Rick A. Morris
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As a young project manager, I was becoming frustrated with the process. I was on the verge of quitting. I was literally walking through the book store looking at job titles wondering what to do next. I then came across a book called "Radical Project Management" by Rob Thomsett. It changed my entire career. It was the first book that taught me how to really approach project management while utilizing humor at the same time. It is also the first book that discussed Agile. I read the book cover to cover and have quoted from it in almost every speech since. I reached out to Rob as a young author and he was kind enough to write a forward for my second book. To this day, we have never had a lengthy phone conversation, until now. Please tune in and listen to me interview the man who changed my career, my outlook on the profession, and someone I greatly admire. You are definitely not going to want to miss this episode!!!!
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Rick A. Morris
Rick A. Morris, PMP, is an ITIL Practitioner, consultant, author, mentor and evangelist for project management. Rick is an accomplished project manager and public speaker. His appetite for knowledge and passion for the profession makes him an internationally sought after speaker delivering keynote presentations for large conferences and events around the world. He holds 18 certifications in the industry. Rick is the Owner of R2 Consulting, LLC and has consulted to numerous clients in a wide variety of industries including financial services, entertainment, construction, non-profit, hospitality, pharmaceutical, retail and manufacturing. Rick has over 90 implementations of Project and Portfolio Management systems including CA PPM (Clarity), Project Server, Planview and many more. Rick has written 3 books (The Everything Project Management Book, 2nd Edition, Project Management That Works! and Stop Playing Games!). An active member of the Project Management Institute, Rick is no stranger to being center stage in front of large groups of people. At the age of 11 Rick was a Walt Disney World Performer and in high school he worked at MGM Studios on various projects, including the New Mickey Mouse Club. Taking the experience of his youth and blending it with the knowledge he attained throughout his career, Rick has been able to inspire and mentor many project managers. His blend of real world experience and down to earth delivery style makes his passion for the profession contagious.