Not only The Clash someday wondered about :)
So after a second day of conferences and meeting people, Are you still 'hungry'?
Day 2 topic revolved around Navigation Boundaries to Drive Innovation ... I attended different sessions: Why bad projects are so hard to kill and How to asses de maturity of your PMO ..
I must confess I have an addiction -- yeah I know --- I should not post out there I am addicted to something :) - I devote most of my time not only to project/program management but to my other passion, mountain and outdoor activities, risk management at the end. I was greatly surprised when I discovered PMI was working in a research project about it!
During my life some people told me that it was crazy to do that type of activities, that I better could use my time doing other 'useful' things .. but you know what? If I had to listen anything I would haven't done anything in my life ... so yes, I continued doing it even with greater impetus ... During my high school I really got bad scores at the gym classes -- but my moto was Fake it until you make it ... It really taught me about human behaviour and how to deal with conflicts, manage risks, how to abandone in favour of the group and why it is important, how to be more ethical in fact. But you can export all this to the professional life and it really helps you in day to day activities and relations.
So when I met in person Michael O'Brochta, Chair of Ethics Member Advisory Group, during the PMI Congress North America 2014 in Phoenix I got really excited about their research. Michael and Fabio Rigamonti are working hard in the Ethics area inside PMI. Here a link from my colleague Fabio if you want to join the discussion .
I will soon post the interview with Thomas Walenta, PMI Board of Directors and PMI Member of Ethics Review Committee, where you will be able to catch more about Ethics and why it is so important value in project management.
It is really intriguing how we humans think and act - we all have different 'agendas' and when we are in groups sometimes these 'agendas' change for different reasons, some of them really not ethical.
How are you going to give up the summit, it is to say, your project? Think about it the next time you are going to take a critical decision.
After that I attended Americo's Pinto session, How to asses maturity of your PMO. There are organizations, companies that they even don't have a simple PMO and they struggle managing projects/programs.
Te Wu presented the Five rules of lean Business Execution using data from a study performed to more than 600 companies.
Te also provided the attendants with some tools to calculate the ExecutionIndex of our organizations?
There has been many other interesting sessions but having 7 tracks at the same time is difficult to attend all of them, but my colleagues of the PMI Community Team did a great job covering them - we decided to post a post per session trying to cover as much as possible: Alfonso Bucero, Majeed Hosseiney, Marco Negri, Maria Hedwall, Alexandre Rezende, Cynthia Snyder, Hosam Eid, William Moylan, Catalin Dogorau, Brad Bigelow, Saadi Adra, Loredana Abramo, Mike Griffits, Rohit Singh, I think I don't miss people :)
And what a best way to conclude a day than recapping? In this occasion Fabio Rigamonti and Sarah Merserau, PMI Community Team members.
And you know ... How it was made it is always the best moment ;)
We are live!!!