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Drunken Boxing for Project Managers “The main feature of the drunkard boxing is to hide combative hits in drunkard-like, unsteady movements and actions so as to confuse the opponent. The secret of this style of boxing is maintaining a clear mind while giving a drunken appearance.” Yeah... just like that… but with network diagrams and burndown charts… and a wee bit less vodka.
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The Shrunken drunkenPM and the Portuguese Sessions

Last week I had the great honor of being video interviewed by my favorite shrink, Bas de Baar on ProjectShrink.com. This time, the topic was Personal Branding. The video went up today.
http://blog.softwareprojects.org/personal-branding-for-project-managers-1880.html

I'm also very happy to report that I put up some new video interviews from the Portugal Chapter Congress this past Spring. I've posted interviews with Alexandre Rodrigues, President of PMI Portugal, Gabriela Fernandes, who also serves on the PMI Portugal Board and was the organizer of the event, and Theofanis Giotis, the President of PMI Greece.

You can find the videos on the PMI IT&T SIG site

Posted on: August 18, 2009 01:07 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Projectshrink, Welfare CSM and CSM for Project Managers

I've posted the video interview that Luis Garcia did with Bas De Baar, the Projectshrink, while were in Amsterdam for the 2009 PMI EMEA Global Congress. Lots more to come from Amsterdam still, plus I have a bunch from the PMI Portugal Chapter event. Vimeo http://vimeo.com/pmiittelecom/videos

iTunes http://tinyurl.com/ittsigpodcast

Also, Tobias Mayer, who I had the pleasure of interviewing at the Scrum Gathering in Orlando has an excellent new project that is definitely worth checking out... Welfare CSM

and... (drumroll)

The Certified Scrum Master for Project Managers course is online for registration. The course is being built by Stacia Broderick, Michele Sliger, Mitch Lacey, Jesse Fewell and I. So if you know any one who is a PM and wants to become a Scrum Master, this course is specifically designed to help experienced PMs get their CSM and understand how a seasoned PM can incorporate that into their toolset.

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Posted on: June 16, 2009 08:07 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

PMI 2009 EMEA Congress Podcast Interviews with PMI Chair Ricardo Vargas and more...

Got the first of many new video podcasts from Amsterdam up in iTunes and on the IT&T SIG Vimeo site. These were both shot at the 2009 EMEA Congress in Amsterdam.

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/pmiittelecom/videos
iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/ittsigpodcast

What I posted today were the videos of IT&T SIG Regional Director Jose Angelo da Costa Pinto interviewing PMI Chair Ricardo Vargas. We've got one interview in English and another in Portuguese.

Earlier in the week I posted a link to Ricardo's podcast on Scrum. He was a presenter at the 2009 Latin America Scrum Gathering a few days before the PMI Congress in Amsterdam. Ricardo is an amazing guy and he is very enthusiastic about the efforts being made by the IT&T SIG, PMI and the Scrum Alliance to help build a bridge between the Scrum/Agile community and the PMI community.

I've got a lot more to post in the coming days including an interviews on P2P 2009 with Emad Aziz; an update on Project Wizard's Merlin from Frank Blome; an interview that PMI Agile Forum/CoP founder Jesse Fewell shot with Scrum Alliance Managing Director, Jim Cundiff; and an interview that IT&T SIG VP of Tech, Luis Garcia shot with the Project Shrink himself, Bas de Baar; and more...

Also, for those of you who haven't been following Bas's posts about social media, here is a link to one of his recent posts -> ProjectShrink. Bas gave a great talk on using social media at the PMI Congress in Amsterdam.

I hope to post them within the next few days before heading to Lisbon to speak at the PMI Portugal 4th Annual Project Management Conference. I am really looking forward to the event in Lisbon. It should be very cool.

Posted on: May 31, 2009 04:17 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Day Two of the 2009 PMI EMEA Global Congress in Amsterdam.

After tweeting almost the entire time at PMI’s Leadership Institute Meeting we started at the Global Congress yesterday. Unfortunately the service is weak and expensive, so I’ve fallen behind in my posts.

Some quick Agile highlights….

The most significant event at PMI’s GC this year (IMHO) was the Agile Pecha Kucha sessions. This has been a long time coming and I hope we see a lot more of it. For those who are unfamiliar, the format is 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide. So, rather than watching someone read slides to you for 60 minutes. He now get to watch a much more vibrant presentation in 6:40 seconds. The style also focuses heavily on slides featuring large images or small amount of tax. The lightweight slide format forces the presenter to carry the show instead of the other way around. This is an alternative that has been greatly needed for some time at PMI Congress and Leadership events. With each of the presentations focusing on Agile it made the sessions even more cutting edge. While Agile is certainly not new in the technology space it still represents an innovative approach for the traditional project management crowd. There were four agile sessions over all during Global Congress. Each of them was well attended and the information presented was well received. The last agile session of the Congress was a roundtable discussion featuring Juliette Andrew from EMC, Mattias Petrén from Leadway and PMI Sweden, Excella Consultant and PMI Agile Forum Founder, Jesse Fewell and myself with Bob Tarne, IT&T SIG VP of PR and former Chair as moderator. We had a great crowd with some lively discussion. There is a definite spark within the PMI Community that is picking up on Agile as an important way of adding to the toolset that enables you to solve project problems.

Quote of the day: “It’s really easy to pick the Agile people out in the crowd. They are the ones who don’t look stressed out.”

There is a lot more to tell, but I have to head downstairs for the Taste of Holland reception.
Posted on: May 19, 2009 11:10 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

PMI EMEA Leadership Meeting - Amsterdam

It is Day 3 of the PMI LIM. Rather than blogging each day, I've been tweeting under @pmiittelecom and @mrsungo. Jesse Fewell, founder of the PMI Agile Forum has been posting Tweets under @pmiagile

Sessions have been good and I will post a wrap up later.

I have posted a video podcast interview on the Virtual Communities Project with Dan Tuten. You can view it here:

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/pmiittelecom
iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/co7g4q

This is a big deal for me because I've been trying to post video from LIM/Congress for the past two years and this is the first time I've been able to get anything live from the event.

The Agile folks who will be presenting during the Pecha Kucha sessions will arrive today and I'm looking forward to getting to hang out with them this evening.

Also, Frank Blome (Project Wizard's Merlin - http://projectwizards.net/en/) will be arriving today, can't wait to see him again. Tomorrow I am hoping to meet up with (and interview) Bas de Baar. Bas is the creator of ProjectShrink http://blog.softwareprojects.org/. If you are a PM and aren't reading his blog, you need to start.

Oh - and in the way of shameless self promotion, Gantthead posted the video we shot of my Scrum in the Waterfall presentation. Go see -> http://tinyurl.com/p8yr47

More to come...
Posted on: May 17, 2009 06:35 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)
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