Drunken PM

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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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)

PMI Leadership and Congress in Amsterdam

I'll be tweeting from PMI meetings in Amsterdam under @pmiittelecom and using #pmi beginning later today. Blog posts and video podcast interviews will also be forthcoming.
Posted on: May 15, 2009 04:11 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Having an Impact

Categories: 211, Heartline, IT&T SIG, telecom, VCP

A few months ago the IT&T SIG started working on a project with an Oklahoma based non-profit called Heartline. Heartline provides a number of care services in Oklahoma, including a 211 line, a 24/7 Careline, a Gatekeeper program for vulnerable older residents and a suicide prevention hotline. The IT&T SIG, along with the Oklahoma City and Tulsa Chapters of PMI put together a pool of volunteers who conducted an assessment of Heartline's call center and provided recommendations for enhancing what they have in place.

This evening we presented the final results to Heartline and the work was very well received. Randy Tangco, who is the IT&T SIG Newsletter Editor, has done a great job leading this project, and each of the team members (Spryo Lecouras, David Jackson, Umesh Satija and James O’Callaghan) have given beyond the call of duty in both time and professional expertise. This project is a huge deal for the IT&T SIG. The work that the team has done is already showing a positive impact in Heartline's ability to run its' suicide hotline and other telecom based care offerings which serve 1.3 million people in Oklahoma.

I'm so proud of the work this team has done...even more so because this isn't just a technology project. This is a technology project that is making it easier for Heartline to save lives.

This is also our first pro-bono project and we've done it in conjunction with the Tulsa and OKC chapters. I do believe that it is specifically because of our independent status that we are able to put projects like this together and have such a massive impact. If I have any concerns about VCP, it is that it may negatively impact our ability to work on projects like Heartline.

I'm not sure if any other components within PMI can say that a handful of volunteers have had as wide reaching an impact. It is definitely something we can all be proud of.

Randy, Spyro, David, Umesh and James, you guys have done amazing work! On behalf of the 1.3 million Heartline customers that you have helped... THANKS!

Posted on: May 06, 2008 11:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

More Video Goodness from the PMI 2008 Asia Pacific Global Congress

Categories: IT&T SIG, PMI, VCP

An interview with PMI's VP of Technology, Frank Schettini. He talks about the coming changes to the PMI website, as well as his role in the Virtual Communities project that will chagne the wa that SIGs are presented to PMI's membership.  This footage was shot in Sydney, Australia at PMI's 2008 Asia Pacific Global Congress.
An interview with PMI's David Sabol, Business Owner / Project Lead for PMI's Virtual Communities project. Here, he briefly touches on what the project is and how it will roll out.  Video was shot in Sydney, Australia during PMI's 2008 Asia Pacific Global Congress.
Former SIG Chair, Mark Lurch interviews PMI Board Member, Karen Tate at PMI's 2008 Asia Pacific Global Congress in Sydney, Australia.  Karen talks about what its like being part of the board of PMI and how that has changed over the years.
Posted on: March 15, 2008 12:35 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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