PMI® Talent & Technology Virtual Symposium 2020

On 10th June, the PMI presented their latest virtual conference of the season and this conference did not disappoint! I took over the PMI Events Twitter account for the conference and I really enjoyed connecting and sharing the conference with everyone on Projectmanagement.com and Twitter.

Twitter Takeover
PMI Virtual Conference Home Screen

What’s the conference about?

The conference brings together the most innovative and inspiring minds to present a conference on how to handle and succeed in the current changing climate and environment. The speakers today were from all over the world and it was great to have such a wealth of expertise available. Connecting with other attendees on Twitter, it was really interesting to see what others were taking from the sessions and how much everyone was enjoying the live video sessions.

Video chat and format

Seeing the personal aspect of the projects involved and how change has affected each of the speakers and their stories, really made each lessons learned very relatable.

What were the big key take aways?

I’ve been thinking through each of the sessions and have come to the following conclusions:

  • The need for continuing to work on my core Project Management Leadership skills and how I can improve these to become a better Manager and leader.
  • “We need to move at the speed of need” -> The demand to have projects delivered in the right time frame
  • We need to make sure that our CEOs have Project Management Skills and the need to have the right people in the right positions
  • Manage the change. Don’t be afraid of the change
  • Ignoring Digital Transformation is a major risk for organisations. It’s very much a case of: Adapt or die.
  • The effects of COVID-19 can be a great opportunity to push the narrative and change forward. We have the luxury of not having many of the distractions available to us right now and we can use this to our advantage.
  • Projects are the starting point for systematic change.
  • When faced with a crisis, a dose of humility and willingness to learn from others can help your projects.
  • The importance of lessons learned in building a strong program and organisation success.

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