There are so many reasons to attend PMI’s Global Congresses. To learn about new trends, share lessons learned, networking – and meeting friends.  Returning to these conferences is like homecoming. There is a family of presenters which happen to speak and attend the Congresses year in and year out.  And this is fabulous.  Two of these experts I feel honored to call friends are Randy Englund and Alfonso Bucero.

Randy, Thomas and Alfonso

This year Randy was talking about how to negotiate with your project sponsor.  Alfonso’s presentation was entitled “Get out There and Fail: The Projecct Manager Persistence”; it was a reminder how important it is for project managers to keep a positive attitude.

If you ever get a chance to attend a PMI Global Congress, try to attend Randy’s and Alfonso’s presentations.  You learn a lot and the presentation styles are refreshing and innovative.  They are true role models of sharing project management expertise.

If you happen to attend the Project Management Conference in Athens, Greece, on November 25, you will get the chance to listen to Alfonso and myself.  See you thee or at the next Global Congress in Dublin in May 2011.