Thursday, October 16, 2008

PMI North American Leadership Institute Meeting 2008 
I’m listening to Mark Mulally’s Keynote presentation for PMI’s 2008 North American Global Congress. The work that he, and others, have been doing for the past year is a critical part of making the case for why project management is needed and what value it can provide.

This Leadership meeting is probably going to be one of the most important sessions that has been held for the SIGs and Colleges. The state of the Virtual Communities Project, and what impact it will have on SIG/College communities is probably going to be the main discussion topic in the sessions and the halls here at the Denver Convention Center. As for what this will mean to IT&T SIG members, I’m going to try and hold off on commenting until the sessions are complete… the key word being try.

We’ve got a lot of great things happening on the SIG website that all focus on keeping our members up to date on what is happening in Denver. We will be posting video podcasts every day, blog updates, twitter feeds and flickr feeds the whole time we are here.

On Monday evening we will hold our Annual Member Networking event. It is something I always look forward to because it gives us the best opportunity we have all year long to sit down with our members and the friends of the IT&T SIG and find our how we are doing. Each year, the feedback has helped us drive forward with new projects and programs that, hopefully, add to the member value we are providing.

And without a doubt, the part about this week that I am most excited about is our event on Saturday night where we will co-host a reception with the Scrum Alliance to promote the work we are doing with them. We’ve been getting a great response to our Scrum webinars and we have even greater things in store for next year.

This is going to be a very exciting week.