The grand Finale - Day 3 of PMIEMEA19

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The grand Finale - Day 3 of PMIEMEA19



Today was another packed day and you could see that everyone was getting tired but was still energised to take part in the sessions and contribute.

Session 1: Cutting Edge Project Management: the future of Technology in Project Management - Dan Lefsky

My first session was with Dan Lefsky. I have a great admiration and respect for Dan as not only does he provide a lot of practical advice but he really goes all-out in a session including some wonderful live demos to see how things could be done in reality. During his session on: Cutting Edge Project Management: the future of Technology in Project Management, he showed possible technical solution to build out your solutions within your company. He really challenged us with how we work today and what the limitations could be in the future with regards to the reliability of data/ questioning the data that we have. This really resonated with me during the TedTalks Closing keynote as one of the presenters was talking about how we can critically look at the data and studies that we see in every day life.

Dan gave me a few minutes of his time to record a short video about his session. You can find it here.

Networking lunch:

During today's lunch session, I sat with some of my peers and discussed 'conflict resolution'. This came about as one of the table was working during lunch on an escalation and asked the table: How would you handle this sort of situation? Where a vendor is more focused on the contract than delivering the project? It really gave a lot of valuable insight into how other Project Managers would handle the situation and we had quite a lively debate!

I also managed to catch up with Laurel and got her insight into the conference, you can view the video here

Ted Talks - Closing Keynote:

I will first admit that I am a massive fan of TED Talks and regularly use them to learn about new topics/interesting topics. During this closing keynote, PMI and TED partnered together to cover a series of talks that covered every aspect of Life, Career and the possibilities of the future.

This end to the PMIEMEA Conference was not just an inspiring end to a fantastic conference but also an amazing opportunity to be inspired to what is really possible.

In the final closing, we found out that the goal that PMI had set itself at the start of the year to record 50,000 hours of volunteering had been met ALREADY! So they announced that it was going to be increased to 100,000 hours. I really hope that you'll get involved in the Year of the Volunteer to be able to contribute to the UN Goals. This is my video of volunteering for PMI when I was in Philadelphia earlier this year.

Over the next few days, I'll be writing a summary post of my time at PMIEMEA19, so if you have any questions, please feel free to write them below and I'll answer them in the summary post.

Do you want to know what the food was like? What was it like to network with so many people? How were the breaks? There's nothing off limits! 

Posted by Emily Luijbregts on: May 16, 2019 03:45 AM | Permalink

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Thanks for this interesting update Emily into PMI EMEA19. Your first hand accounts and interviews really bring the proceedings to life. Did you have sufficient time, at the conference, to do everything you wanted to?

A great post Emily, thank you and I love your videos, I agree Ronan, they really bring proceedings to life, I look forward to your summary post. One question, was there anything which you regret being unable to fulfil whilst at the conference?

What a volunteering effort. Thanks for the numbers Emily.

Definitely! Thanks for the questions Ronan and Julie Ann! Please keep them coming.

@Moritz - It was a real pleasure!

Thanks for sharing valuable updates on #PMIEMEA2019.

Great Summary, thank you for keeping us posted Emily.

Thanks for this great write-up @Emily. It was an amazing adventure sharing and serving with you and @Karthik @Moritz as Community Correspondent during the PMI EMEA Congress 2019. Am looking forward to your summary.

@Emily: Thanks a ton for an excellent write-up on day three of the awesome #PMIEMEA19.
I'm sure you will continue to contribute for the benefit of our vibrant community of project managers.
Meanwhile, keep smiling, keep shining, and keep inspiring!

Good one Emily. Dan is definitely a great speaker. Well done !

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