We are in Kuala Lumpur for the PMI Asia Pacific Congress. So far, it has been a great start. The congress sessions are diverse and interesting. The venue, food and hospitality of the Malaysians are wonderful. The city of Kuala Lumpur is defiantly a place to visit and enjoy with its shopping, tropical atmosphere and a cosmopolitan population. All of these facets were present in the congress with delegates from all points of the compass ranging from the USA to India, Japan to Australia and a number of Europeans. The congress sessions were animated and lively with plenty of discussions and questions that rolled into the networking sessions and receptions.
We are here for a couple of key reasons:
- The R.E.P. breakfast is a key opportunity to talk face-to-face with PMI management. One of the key parts of the morning was debating the opportunities and challenges confronting the project management profession with PMI CEO and President, Gregory Balestrero. Doing what we did last year is not going to work but refocusing on the needs of project managers to up skill and move industries to focus on where the new work is will present opportunities for PMI approved Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.) such as Mosaic.
- For Patrick Weaver to present his paper, Improving Schedule Management – this was well received and selected for an Encore presentation. Download the paper from http://www.mosaicprojects.com.au/Resources_Papers_081.html
- For Dr. Lynda Bourne to deliver the official PMI OPM3 presentation at the congress, for more on OPM3 see http://www.mosaicprojects.com.au/OPM3.html and Lynda is staying on to deliver her The Science and Art of Communicating Effectively workshop at the post-congress SeminarsWorld. For more on the workshop see: http://www.mosaicprojects.com.au/Training-Comms.html
So far the Congress has been great – unfortunately it’s back to Melbourne tomorrow.