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This episode of my video diary from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, covers Day 2 of PMI’s Global Congress North America.

Thanks to Kashif (who is quoted talking about one of his projects here), Evelyn and Joe for taking part in this video.

The animal quiz formed part of the keynote presentation by Stefan Swanepoel. You can find out which animal you are at whatanimalami.com. The results in the video come from the people who took the quiz during the Leadership Institute Meeting.

You can see the video from Day 1 here.

Disclosure: PMI waived my entrance fee to the Congress – thanks, guys!

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This episode of my video diary from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, covers Day 1 of PMI’s Global Congress North America.

Thanks to Brenda for taking part in this video. The speaker whose name she can’t remember is John Furlong, CEO of the Vancouver Organizing Committee, who spearheaded the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Disclosure: PMI waived my entrance fee to the Congress – thanks, guys!

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Video Diary: PMI LIM, 22 October 2011

Thanks to Chris, Samad and Jennifer for contributing to this video about the final day of the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting and awards ceremony.

You can watch what happened at my first day at the LIM here.

Disclosure: PMI waived my entrance fee to the LIM – thanks, guys!

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Video Diary: PMI LIM, 21 October 2011


This video shows what happened on my first day at the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

Typically, just when I’m talking about there not being any pedestrians, one walks by. I have also found out about why there are so many Christmas decorations already up: the convention centre is preparing for it’s annual Christmas show, Ice, which starts mid-November.

Disclosure: PMI waived my entrance fee to the LIM – thanks, guys!

*Update*

You can see what happened on the second day of the LIM here.

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Video Diary: PMI Global Congress EMEA Day 3


This is my final video diary from the PMI Global Congress EMEA 2011 in Dublin.

Watch the video of Day 2 here.

Watch the video of Day 1 here.

Thanks to PMI who waived my Congress fees to enable me to attend this event.

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Video diary: PMI Global Congress EMEA Day 1

This is the video diary of the first day at PMI’s Global Congress EMEA in Dublin.

Watch the video of Day 2 here.

Watch the video of Day 3 here.

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Managing change on projects: James T. Brown at Synergy 2014

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Project Managing the Freezer [The Parent Project Month 21]

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Synergy 2014: Conference Highlights

“When what you do is not unique, the way that you do it makes the difference.” That’s how Ricardo Triana, Chair of the 2014 PMI Board of Directors opened Synergy last Thursday. Synergy, organised by PMI’s UK Chapter, was attended by around 600 project managers from around Europe. “Project management,” Ricardo went on to say… Continue Reading->

Why Project Management Is Like Surviving The Hunger Games

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Free Project Meeting Agenda Template

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Risk management doesn’t have to be difficult

“We try to convey the earnesty and legitimacy of risk management by communicating as if it were a science,” said Mark Engelhardt, senior lecturer at IIL, during his presentation at PMI Hungary’s Art of Projects conference last week. “The problem is that risk management is far from being a science in most of our industries.”… Continue Reading->