meets Dr Karen Thompson, The Academic Project Manager


meets Gordon MacKellar, PMP, The Factory Builder


A Brightline Saturday Brunch with Ricardo Vargas

In today's Saturday Brunch interview I am chatting to Ricardo Vargas, Mr Brightline,  about the PMI's Brightline intiiative.

Over the past 20 years, Ricardo has been responsible for more than 80 major transformation projects in several countries within the oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, information technology and finance industries, covering an investment portfolio of over 20 billion USD.

He is also an entrepreneur in the digital economy, with a focus on project management tools using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Brightline is a Project Management Institute (PMI) initiative together with leading global organizations dedicated to helping executives bridge the expensive and unproductive gap between strategy design and delivery.


Hope you enjoy the show and until next time remember project management is funny, oh and responsible. 



International Women's Day - Amazing Interviewees

I thought to celebrate International Women's Day I would give you a reminder of the amazing women I have had the fortune to interview over the past 14 months.   

Each of them were insightful and thought provoking during their interviews and highly recommend to take a listen whether for the first time or as a reminder of how brilliant they are.

Ruth Pearce 
The Project Motivator
Lindsay Scott  The PMO Flash Mob Collector

Patti McLaughlin The PgMP

Dr Karen Thompson The Responsible Project Manager

Emily Lujibreghts Em The PM

Susie Palmer -Trew  The Change Shaker

meets Emily Luijbregts PMP, Em The PM


Saturday Brunch being responsible with Dr Karen Thompson

In today's Saturday Brunch interview I am being a Responsible Project Manager with Dr Karen Thompson.

Karen is an experienced practitioner turned innovative academic.  She is passionate about transforming Project Management practice and education through research that explores the creative, ethical and human dimensions of projects.  

At Bournemouth University she leads the MSc Organisational Project Management and undergraduate units in project management.  In 2017 Karen won the Herbert Walton Award from APM for the relevance to practice of her research on social media in project management, and in 2019 received the Teaching Excellence Award from PMI UK.   

Her current research interests include the application of Responsible Project Management in contexts such as refugee camps and the development of local action to achieve ‘Net Zero’ targets for greenhouse gas emissions. 


Hope you enjoy the show and until n…