PM Podcast – The PMI’s Virtual Communities Project (Part 1)

Cornelius, just returned from Denver from the PMI Global Congress 2008, is rolling again. He has just released Podcast 106 where he explains how to deal with jerks in your project team (who hasnt had this kind of people in their team and had to call them “your greatest teacher”) and now he is coming back from Denver with a great new episode.

Cornelius Fichter interviewed Brantlee Underhill, she heads up the PMI’s Virtual Communities Project.

In a nutshell, this project aims at creating a unified and centralized infrastructure for all SIG activities. The bold step that the PMI is taking in creating this centralized approach is that the independent SIGs will be dissolved and reintegrated into the PMI itself.

As you can imagine, there are many viewpoints on such a move depending on which side of the fence you are on. Some think it’s a good idea and some don’t.

So, lets hear what Brantlee has to say about this new approach.

How ever, working in an organisation like PMI, whether its the Board or a special interest group, and a web that becomes more and more dominated by cloud computing and colaboration, the way how the chapters and SIGs have to work in nower days (at least here in Australia) could be called the stone age. I just have look into how we have to maintain our Queensland Chapter Website ….

Enjoy the talk and listen to it here or go to the PM Podcast website directly.

Update: Part 2 with a different opinion has just been released by Cornelius with Derry Simmel, who is the PMO SIG’s Vice Chair Membership. Listen to this episode here.

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Torsten J. Koerting

Torsten J. Koerting is a project management-, paragliding- and Outdoor Enthusiast, Consultant, Author of several books and engaged as a speaker at many conferences. As Managing Partner at projectyzer he is specialised in supporting companies and organisations in reinventing their strategy as well as turning projects around that are in trouble. He worked in Europe, US and Australia for more than 20 years for global Blue Chips. He does hold the German and Australian Citizenship and lives with his wife and two kids between Europe and Australia. He is also a certified Bank Clerk, Executive Bachelor and Project Management Professional (PMI) and used to be Board Member of the PMI Queensland Chapter (Australia).

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