PMI Global Executive Council Meets in Vancouver
Innovation and Complexity in
PMI Global Executive Council meeting attendees pose for a group portrait.
embers of PMI’s Global Execu-
tive Council gathered in Van-
couver, Canada, from 6-9 June
to discuss innovation and complexity in
project management. Participants from
China, Finland, France, India, the Philip-
pines, Spain, Sweden, the United King-
dom and the United States shared their
findings on research topics that had
been decided on at the Council’s previ-
ous meeting. They also received updates
from Council committees and heard
two inspiring keynote addresses.
The keynote speakers captivated members and sparked thoughtful discussion.
John Furlong, who oversaw Vancouver’s
Participants in the Global Executive Council meeting enjoy an offsite dinner. Clockwise from bottom
left, keynote speaker Ram Charan, Long Nguyen
of EMC Corporation, Jake Gatch of BAE Systems,
Inc., Michele Caputo, PMP, of Dell Services, PMI
Chair Beth Partleton, PMP, and B.G. Jayaram of
Infosys Technologies Ltd.
successful staging of the 2010 Winter
Olympics, delivered an inspiring and
emotional speech detailing the difficulties in managing a high-profile program
of such scope, while uniting Canada behind a singular vision for the games.
The event was further challenged by
uncooperative weather and the tragic
death of an athlete on the eve of the
Ram Charan, a noted global business
consultant and bestselling author, presented a keynote address that focused
on the need for project professionals to
increase their business acumen as a way
to increase their opportunities and rise
to the executive level.
In between these sessions, research presentations led by subject matter experts
including Rodney Turner, PhD, Brian