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Project Management University Program
PMI China and IBM Global Information
Technology Services Organize PDU Event
ore than 160 IBM project man-
agers and program managers
from around China partici-
pated in a recent PDU event organized
jointly by PMI China and IBM Global In-
formation Technology Services. This
event was held in conjunction with
IBM’s annual Project Management Uni-
Eighty percent of the attendees held
the Project Management Professional
(PMP)® credential, and were able to
earn professional development units
(PDUs) toward maintenance of their
Attendees at the IBM Global Information Technology Services Project Management University program.
IBM and PMI cooperate extensively in
various areas of project management.
The company is also actively involved in
PMI China community activities.
PMI China invited leadership trainer Shen
Xiaobin to give a presentation on how to
enhance leadership. Using a case study,
he explained in simple terms how to de-
velop charisma and improve leadership
by cultivating five habits and engaging in
10 key actions.
Mr. Shen also guided the audience on:
; Leading by example;
; Setting mutual vision;
; Challenging the status quo; and
; Asking people to take action, and inspiring them.
With his humor, language and wealth
of practical experience, Mr. Shen had
good interaction and discussions with
The PDU event had IBM’s strong support and earned the praise of IBM
project managers. PMI China and IBM
hope to further explore additional
cooperation opportunities to promote
continuing effective adoption of project
management in IBM.
ecently, PMI China and the Shandong Association of Software and
Information Services co-sponsored
the 2011 Modern Project Management
Summit for Shandong Enterprises. The
event, held in Shandong province, aimed
to promote project management adoption by Shandong enterprises, and to discuss project management challenges and
problems, especially for large and complex projects.
The development trends of project man-
agement talent and training for project
management practitioners were hot top-
ics at the forum. Practitioners from nearly
40 enterprises, including the Shandong
Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs,
China Mobile Shandong Branch and Shan-
dong Railway Engineering Company, par-
ticipated in the event.
A study by Anderson Economic Group
forecasted that by 2016 demand for em-