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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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Giveaway: Supercommunicator

Earlier this year I reviewed Supercommunicator: Explaining The Complicated So Anyone Can Understand by Frank J. Pietrucha. Now I have a copy to give away. Use the contact form to get in touch with the phrase "I'm a supercommunicator" by Wednesday 12 November 2014 and I will enter you into the draw. Normal giveaway rules… Continue Reading->

Book review: Trust in Virtual Teams

Trust matters because it helps build a resilient project team. It helps get things done. Trusted team members not only do only what is asked, but what the project needs them to do, because they know that the project manager will trust their decisions and actions.  Trust is a shortcut to better working relationships and… Continue Reading->

The Mr Tumble Approach to Project Management (The Parent Project Month 20)

I said we’d never resort to television while Jack is still under 2, it’s not good for his development, language learning, he’s too young, blah blah blah. But we’ve soon found out that the gap between the end of his nap around 4pm and tea at 5.30pm is awful. So hello, Mr Tumble. You are… Continue Reading->

Better stakeholder engagement: Interview with Oana Krogh-Nielsen

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How to build your project management network

This is a guest post by Bruce Harpham. In the project management world, people come and go. In a matter of a few weeks, you can become close with your project team. In some cases, you may see more of your project team than your family on particularly demanding projects. But what happens when the… Continue Reading->

5 Steps for identifying project dependencies and constraints

Earlier this week I looked briefly at an introduction to dependencies and constraints on project and why they matter. Today I’m going to share a 5-step approach to identifying and reviewing all the dependencies and constraints on your project. If that sounds daunting, don’t worry. It’s a much faster task than you think. Now you… Continue Reading->