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PMIEMEA - Day 2: Another day of great insights and collaboration

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It's Day 2 of the conference and it's been really fun to network and meet other colleagues today.

I spent the morning in: "Winning Well. Becoming a more strategic Project Manager". This session started in the best way possible... by blowing bubbles! The presenters were really engaging and really made us think very hard about what we were doing to improve and becoming more strategic. There were a lot of good take-a-ways from this presentation including: “One good expectations management conversation prevents 14 “Why didn’t you” conversations "

After another fantastic lunch, it was time for me to present! I presented a topic called: Dude, where's my control? Transitioning from Project Manager to Scrum Master. This was my first time presenting at PMI EMEA so it was definitely nerve wrecking but I've received some very good feedback about it and hopefully people found it useful and were able to take things away from the presentation. Due to the number of questions that I was asked after the session, I unfortunately missed the final session of the day as I felt it was more important to make sure that everyone's questions was answered. I've been requested by a few people to do a follow up and i'll speak to the team at to see if we can make that a reality!

The day ended well with another fantastic opportunity to network with peers during the Happy Hour. I was really pleased to be able to see and speak to so many interesting peers and getting to hear so many interesting experiences and fully understanding what we need to do to become more innovative in today's world.

Day 3 will be the final day of the conference and i'll be attending the morning session before rushing off to the airport so make sure that you're following Karthik and Priya for the latest updates and information!

Don't forget to follow: #PMIEMEA18 and the Twitter accounts to make sure that you're seeing the latest information and what we're doing!

Posted by Emily Luijbregts on: May 09, 2018 05:44 AM | Permalink

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I'm glad your talk went well. Thanks for the update.

Glad to hear that your session was well received!! Here's to many more, Emily.

Thanks fro the update Emily and very nice photo of you guys. Cheers ! I would want to attend one day and do the social media part, it is awesome I trust.

Sounds very interesting. Are you planning to make your talk into a webinar some day?

Great job, Emily!

Emily, thanks for sharing.

Thank you everyone! I'm glad that you liked it!

@Dinah - yes! It's already a webinar here. You can check it out here: - The one for Berlin was slightly different (and longer) but you can get a gist of it by following this webinar.

Thanks. I just listened to the webinar. Very interesting.

Glad that you liked in Dinah! :)

Hello Emily, for the session "Winning Well. Becoming a more strategic Project Manager" , was it based on a book ?

@Emily: Thanks a million for the excellent update, and our team's group picture.
There's no doubt whatsoever that Kristin Jones, Priya Patra, you and me made one helluva team!
Keep smiling, keep shining, and keep leading!

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