I've just finished my final slot on the "Ask the Expert" booth and it's been a jam packed morning! The overriding theme this morning has been coaching people to understand what their value is and what they really want from their careers and lives. It's been a really interesting journey to see how people want to develop and progress in their professional careers and how differently that this looks across the Project Management spectrum. Here's a quick summary of who I met with today*:
Here's some pictures from today:
*Please note all names have been changed for privacy reasons.
Hello PMI Conference Attendees,
It has been a lot of fun and learning since we started on Friday. We have learnt a lot and hopefully have been able to share some of our learnings with some of you.
Strengths Finder and Ask The Experts has been a busy booth to manage. Thanks Marjorie, Kristin and PMI team for keeping the place in control and managing the heavy traffic really well so that time was well utilized for all the coaches and participants.
If you haven't stopped by, feel free to do so. Coaches are around until end of the day and you might still be able to get a slot. Coaches have different backgrounds and experiences - so you can find somebody that is in line with what might help you the most. From personal experiences we have found that sometimes,it just helps to run ideas by somebody that can look at it from an outsiders perspective looking in.
We look forward to seeing you and learning with you.
Karen and Nic
#PMIcon17 - Day 2
Education and Training,
Human Aspects of PM,
New to Project Management,
Reflections on the PM Life,
Categories: Best Practices, Career Help, Change Management, Communication, Communication, Complexity, Education and Training, Generational PM, Human Aspects of PM, Lessons Learned, Lessons Learned, Mentoring, New to Project Management, Program Management, Reflections on the PM Life, Social Responsibility
Today has been a really hectic day but it's been a really exciting day of listening to some great Project Managers and coaching them to a solution. One the best things about being part of the "Ask the Expert" group is being able to see so many different personalities and with such a different array of problems that they need help with. Here's a quick summary from today:
We've also had a few 'drop ins' on the couch as well which has been really fun to work together in a group and do some group coaching with people. We've spoken about: Closed industries and what you can do to break through, communication issues between cultures, working in a corrupt environment and how to talk to Senior Management.
We're going to be around tomorrow in case you want to drop by!
It's been Day 1 of #PMIcon17 and I think most of us now have sore throats from speaking so much! It's been a fabulous day of learning about our peers and helping with their queries. A few of my highlights from today:
The most exciting thing about today was seeing how much passion my peers have in their careers and how much they are looking to learn over the next two days of conference.
If you can't secure a 1-1 slot, please feel free to come by the booth as there are normally a group of us sitting around, ready to chat!
So we are all here at #PMICon17!
Are you ready to learn about Agile?
If so, here's a tour guide throughout the conference on sessions that may be of interest to you (besides coming and talking to me one-on-one during the Ask the Experts sessions).
Let's start at the top with Sir Tim Berners Lee on The Future of Tech. Agile approaches are all about helping us understand solving complex adaptive problems. Sir Tim will set the stage on that one as he talks about The Internet of Things, Future of Artificial Intelligence, The Next Web Paradigm Shift, The Power of Data, Impact of Security and Privacy on the Web and Business, and into the real transformative impact these technologies are having and will have in the years ahead.
Here is a list of sessions to continue your journey - I show the session ID and title. I chose them on the basis of not pushing a proprietary tool or method, and of not being as close to pure agile topics as possible. I start all of my classes on agility with a slide about the fact we sometimes need to unlearn old things in order to learn new ones properly. This means my list does not contain any waterfall-agile hybrid sessions. I like to keep it clean!
If you’d like to talk strategic intent, adaptive strategy, back-casting over forecasting, outcomes over outputs, any of the agilities, or pretty much anything you think I may be able to help you with in making a difference in your world, here is my availability during the conference:
You can sign up here
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