Can I earn PDUs from podcasts or YouTube?

Absolutely! Podcasts, or any other type of digital recording such as YouTube, are clearly included in the “Online or Digital Media” category of the CCRS, which is where you report your PDUs. Below you can find a list of podcasts and YouTube channels that you can subscribe to and improve your knowledge while earning PDUs at the same time.

Here is all you’ll need to qualify:

If your certification is… PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP
For 1 hour of this activity you can claim the following # of PDUs 1
Documentation needed Date, media format and description of the podcast episode/YouTube video.

Note: this list has been updated as of February 9, 2021

Podcast - Manage This

Manage This

Velociteach

This is “the Podcast by Project Managers for Project Managers” and it clearly caters to an audience from the PMI. This podcast team makes it very clear which PDU category each podcast relates to (e.g. Leadership, Strategic and Technical) and offer step-by-step instructions on how to claim PDUs from their podcast.

Leadership: 1 PDU Strategic: 1 PDU Technical: 1 PDU Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

To save on costs…

Download Spotify on your phone, tablet or computer to listen to free podcasts on Project Management.

Podcast - Project Management Paradise

Project Manager Paradise

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Project Manager Paradise describes itself as delivering “real project management insights from experts around the world”. With an extensive catalog of podcasts (120+ and counting) there’s no shortage of material to list to. The topics covered range from Project Management methodologies and software, Product Management, organizational leadership and company culture.

Leadership: 1 PDU Strategic: 1 PDU Technical: 1 PDU Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Podcast - PM Happy Hour

PM Happy Hour

Kim Essendrup, Kate Anderson

This is another great resource for project managers. Each episode covers real-world problems that project managers have to handle. The hosts (and their guests) provide practical advice and best practices based on their own experiences. If you – or your workplace – are willing to pay for a subscription to the PM Happy Hour podcast, you will also get access to bonus content, courses and quizzes that help you earn official PDU certificates.

Leadership: 1 PDU Strategic: 1 PDU Technical: 1 PDU Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Podcast - This is Project Management

This is Product Management

Feedback Loop

Produced by Feedback Loop (creators of a User Research platform), this podcast series specifically focuses on the field of Product Management. The series covers a variety of topics however, including Innovation, Leadership, Design and Start Ups with interviews from Product Managers from a range of industries.

Leadership: 1 PDU Strategic: 1 PDU Technical: 1 PDU Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

To save on effort…

Spending time on chores? Create a playlist on iTunes and stream your favourite Project Management podcasts on while you cook, garden or work on repairs and earn PDUs as you multi-task.

Podcast - The Digital Project Management Podcast

The Digital Project Management Podcast

Ben Aston

This is a great resource for Project Managers working in the digital field. The podcast features topics such as: Managing A 2-Week Project, Write A Great Work Breakdown Structure, Putting Developers In Front Of Clients and Managing Stakeholders. The Digital Project Manager platform also provides training, tools, guides and more exclusive content and mentorship for members.

Leadership: 1 PDU Strategic: 1 PDU Technical: 1 PDU Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Podcast - The Project Management Podcast

The Project Management Podcast™

Cornelius Fichtner

One of the best podcast resources available, PM Podcast provides bundle of useful podcasts for beginners or experts. Fichtner, PMP, CSM, interviews project managers about how they successfully lead projects, sharing their insights and best practices.

Leadership: 1 PDU Strategic: 1 PDU Technical: 1 PDU Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Podcast - The Heartbeat Podcast

The Heartbeat Podcast

Claire Lew

Created by Claire Lew, the CEO of Know Your Team, this podcast features interviews with leaders across various industries and covers a range of topics such as: making tough decisions and advice for new managers.

Leadership: 1 PDU Strategic: 1 PDU Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

To save on effort…

Got a long commute? Download these podcasts to your tablet or smart phone and earn PDUs while you travel.

Podcast - PM for the Masses

PM for the Masses

Cesar Abeid

Abeid, a certified PMP, has produced over 120 episodes of this podcast. He interviews professionals from around the world to learn how project management principles and best practices can be applied to both work and life.

Leadership: 1 PDU Strategic: 1 PDU Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Podcast - Sensible PM

The Sensible Project Manager

Mark Phillipy

Mark Phillipy is the creator of The Sensible Project Manager website and blog, and has organized his podcasts into 4 distinct categories depending on the certification: Aspiring (for beginner PMs), Associate (for CAPM), Professional (for PMP) and Agile (for PMI-ACP)

Leadership: 1 PDU Strategic: 1 PDU Technical: 1 PDU Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Podcast - ProjectManager.com

ProjectManager.com

YouTube

Watch a solid repository of short videos covering project management topics such as: structuring teams, how to be a better listener and crisis management. Great visuals and commentary by Jennifer Bridges, PMP.

Leadership: 1 PDU Strategic: 1 PDU Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Drunken PM

Drunken PM

David Prior

This podcast is more focused on Agile-related topics, so if you have your PMI-ACP certification it may be a good choice for you. Prior interviews experts on Agile transformations within organizations, advice for scrum masters and product owners, as well as techniques for building successful agile teams.

Leadership: 1 PDU Strategic: 1 PDU Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low

Podcast - The Sunday Lunch Project

The Sunday Lunch Project Manager

Nigel Creaser

In The Sunday Lunch Project, Nigel interviews Project Managers across a wide range of industries and gets them to talk about their profession and what makes them successful in their role. His podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and YouTube

Leadership: 1 PDU Strategic: 1 PDU Technical: 1 PDU Cost: Free Effort: Low Time: Low