IPMA continues to Move Forward, even during the usually-slow Summer months. Celebrating this move forward is improving our Global visibility by further increasing our frequency and volume of postings on the IPMA website. We also rely on other very popular PM media, such as the PM World Journal. IPMA has a beneficial working relationship with PM World Journal; since 2005 Editor David Pells’ initiatives have been part of our outreach to the part of the Global PM community that does not frequent our website.
The links in this news item are from the September issue of PM World Journal, a very healthy follow-up to our multiple August postings.
First, see our report on Vladimir Obradović’s excellent presentation at a major PM event; Vladimir has served three terms on the IPMA Awards Board. See our write-up on Vladimir’s presentation.
Thanks to the efforts of John-Paris, 26th IPMA World Congress Chair, and Roberto Mori, 2008 WC Chair and IPMA President, we now have a published slate of Keynote speakers for Crete, as reported by past IPMA Chair Miles Shepherd; thank you Miles! A late addition to the keynote speaker list is Jose Reyes, who we understand did a stellar presentation in the April Panama Canal Congress.
PM World Journal contributor Saad Hegazy and Young Crew event promo chief Natalia Majcher posted an informative update on the Global Young Crew Workshop.YC is requesting Sponsor support; do YOU know an enterprise that could benefit from Young Crew visibility? Contact Daniel Collado-Ruiz at the Young Crew Board, for Sponsorship details and benefits.
Tom Taylor has been working incessantly since our March Council meeting to support the 2012 World Congress. Tom has masterminded a “Meet the Authors” session at the WC that will add attendees to the Congress, increase the value for attendees, and help boost IPMA’s image among those who contribute some of the 2,000 books a year to the PM profession. Now THIS is visibility! See Tom’s MTA write-up, with links to John-Paris’ support at the Congress website.
Separately, Les Squires, of RMB, has single-handedly built, then engaged, hundreds of IPMA members in an IPMA Knowledge Base initiative, that, under the direction of RMB Chair Brane Semolic, offers access to a very wide range of IPMA knowledge, from Congress Proceedings to all other related events, research and useful topics. Thank you Les and RMB! If you, the recipients of this email are not engaged in this effort, you will be laggards in our move forwards. Contact Les Squires via Skype (LSquiresSkype) for information.
IPMA Marketing & Events VP Stacy Goff is always behind the scenes, and also occasionally is center stage. When possible, he prefers to let others speak for his work. See this report about his IPMA Keynote at a major PM Symposium.
Moving Forward, in addition to organizing a successful 2012 World Congress, we are preparing for another successful Congress for 2013. IPMA Awards has already selected our finalists for 2012 (but they are secret), and this clever team is already beginning to promote 2013 Awards entries, starting with a series of webinars, to alert people to the 2013 application period. See this 2013 Awards news release, and get your nation’s strongest projects ready for 2013! Thank you Mary, Ewa, and our stellar Awards team!
This may have been IPMA’s most VISIBLE month ever, thanks to the contributions of many IPMA leaders, members, and especially to David Pells and his PM World Journal. Thanks especially to those who have contributed significantly to IPMA visibility, including Tom Taylor, Miles Shepherd, Roberto Mori, John-Paris Pantouvakis, Ewa Bednarczyk, Natalia Majcher, Saad Hegazy, Vladimir Obradović, Les Squires, and many others.
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