Hobbs, PhD, and Ole Jonny Klakegg,
PhD, provided members with insight
into the topics of emotional intelligence, best practices and capabilities,
and measuring benefits.
Prior to the meeting, Council members
completed the pilot Practice Improvement Assessment (PIA), a form of
benchmarking survey. James Brown,
PMI-SP, PMP, PgMP, of Pioneer Hi-Bred
International, Teresa Knudson, PMP, of
the Mayo Clinic and Jan Musil of SAP
presented the results of the PIA.
The survey enabled Council members to
assess their own organizations’ capabilities and showed areas where organizations have the most potential for
improvement. This was followed by
Jerry Becker of Praxair and Michele Caputo, PMP, of Dell, who led a discussion
on how Council members could make
the best use of the survey results to im-
Among the topics discussed were:
• Measuring the effectiveness of leadership training
• Dealing with increasing project velocity
• Prioritizing projects, and getting project managers and
their teams to better understand business value.
prove practices in their companies.
Members found the survey to be an invaluable takeaway.
During the open forum, Council members were encouraged to tap into the
group’s collective knowledge through a
free-flowing discussion about project,
program and portfolio management.
Among the topics discussed were measuring the effectiveness of leadership
training, dealing with increasing project
velocity, prioritizing projects, and getting project managers and their teams
to better understand business value.
Six Council members enjoyed challeng-
ing one another in an inaugural debate
centering on the need for specialized
roles and skills within the project man-
agement domain and whether this
need will increase during the next five
years. The audience of fellow members
found the debate both informative and
Members of the research, advisory and
thought leadership Council committees
provided updates to the group on their
recent activity, suggestions and goals.
The next PMI Global Executive Council
meeting will be held 19-22 September
in San Diego, California, USA.
What Is the Global Executive Council?
PMI’s Global Executive Council is an elite network of professionals from
leading companies, governments and organizations who share insights,
inspire practice improvements and benefit from each other’s strengths.
Member organizations of The Global Executive Council implement project,
program and portfolio management as a pathway to progress and success.
Council representatives share excellence, best practices, engage in thought
leadership and seek to positively promote the utilization of project management
through advocacy, influencing product development, research and networking.
; Are mature and credible in their organization project management
; Can influence the project, portfolio and program management practices
of other organizations;
; Work to enhance their organizations and shape the future of the
; Align with PMI and support the Institute’s programs, products