PMI Global Congress 2008 – Denver – Looking back
For everybody, like myself, who haven’ t been able to attend the PMI Global Congress in Denver, Hal Macomber who is running the Blog Reforming Project Management and Josh Nankivel running the Blog PM Student, and both members of PMI’s New Media Council are providing their view on the congress.
Hall talks in his post about the prominent keynote speaker, Colin Powell
Colin Powell was the keynote speaker on Sunday afternoon for a crowd of 3,000. That followed his Obama endorsement on Meet the Press Sunday morning. The general was there to speak about leadership. He challenged project managers to bring leadership to every project team. He kept our attention with one story after another and his great humor. I counted 4 standing ovations.
Josh touches on the highlights at the congress, for example meeting with Gregory Balestrero, the CEO of PMI
Greg discussed PMI’s strategy going forward and we were able to ask some questions and give some feedback. I suggested PMI work with thought leaders of new methodologies such as Critical Chain, Lean, SCRUM and other Agile methods, etc. It sounds like they will be doing some of this with the Virtual Communities (at least with Agile).
From what I am reading on the web and in all various blog articles, it was a great event and shame I couldn’t go. Wouldhave been a long journey from Brisbane to Denver anyway. I might join the one in Kuala Lumpur next year and facilitating a workshop. Will see.