development, IT operations (e.g.,SAP upgrading and execution), PMOconsulting, IT planning and strategicplanning over the past 18 years. Heshared his perspective on the futureof IT project management and real-world project management practicesbased on his experiences workingas a project leader. Mr. Cai said,“It’s important that project-valueevaluation should be taken seriously.
Besides strategic competency, newskills, new success criteria and newframeworks are the keys to thefuture of project management.” Mr.
Cai believes that time, quality andcost are three important factorsin project management, but hestresses that self-management iseven more critical.
Mr. Jason Lin works in real estate
and healthcare business, with
extensive experience in the
marketing management of projects,
corporate strategic transformation,
Mr. Lin suggests that perhaps
there are no stakeholders that
are more difficult to deal with
than those stakeholders faced
by political strategists. He told
a story of how Master Guiguzi
became a great political strategist
in China’s late Warring States
period (pre-Qin Dynasty). Sun Tzu,
the author of The Art of War, was
one of his students. By extracting
from Guiguzi’s theories on the key
persuasive strategies between all
kinds of “stakeholders”—including
leaders and ministers of several
states—Mr. Lin inspired attendees
by changing their perspectives of
political strategists in stakeholder
management. He reminded attendees,
“Always be open-minded and make
friends. Learn different opinions and
learn the people.” Mr. Lin encouraged
project management practitioners
to continue putting theories into
practice and to keep learning.
Sincere thanks are extended to theorganizing and participating membersof the Chengdu core volunteer teamfor this event, including He Mingliang,Gao Ming, Wang Xiaodong,Zhang Jin, Tan Wenjing and ZhangTianchang. With the support of thesepassionate volunteers and thepromising outlook of the region’seconomic development, we expectmore valuable events to be held inthe future.
Richard Cai, GM of IBM (China) Client Innovation Center Chengdu Subsidiary, speaks inthe salon