Episode transcript The transcript is generated automatically by Podscribe. Speaker 1 (4s): Hello everybody welcome to the five minutes BM podcast today I'm talking directly from Orlando, Florida, the United States for the PMI Global Congress North America 2009. It has been a great Congress. We have about 2,500 people attending the Congress from over 50 countries and about 30, 35 Brazilian people. So it's a, it was a really, really great Congress. And also I'd like to take the opportunity to inform you that PMI is now celebrating its 40th anniversary. And we did an award ceremony about two days ago, and it was amazing to see the videos from the founders talking about the whole history of how project management and how PMI contributed to business success and this video for sure PMI will be published in it. And you must watch it. It's very, very powerful. And with a lot of change, that's coming from the Apollo 11 moon landing and all of the NASA recognition and also all the projects from iPhone, from ARPANET and from the internet and all the constructions channel two on. So it was a very, very great Award. And with Cirque artists saying in the middle, So very funny, very happy. A lot of people enjoyed yesterday, we had the general session and where I had the opportunity to introduce Mr. T-bone beacons, for those who don't know him, he's a, a, a, a very wealthy man from the oil sector. And, he did a very good conversation about sustainability in oil and gas and how America must revisit all strategies on oil to reduce its foreign dependency on our other countries. And he did very good points on thinking above and beyond and thinking about the future, because there is no sustainability of someone that is buying a 13 million us at 30 million barrels per day, coming from foreign countries. So he raised this topic and called us a lot of times during his presentation, we are having now so many, many technical papers on how groups make risky decisions from my friend, David Wilson, a great, very good professional, and risk management me. He is the outer has the best book about the topic, understanding the risk attitude. So he did a great presentation about taking a risky decision in a group. And another topic that's was on the spot here. It's a giant how to use and apply this lean concept with project management. And they really enjoy it. The project is a project of the year, winter. And when he sat during his speaking a said, we do, or parts of PMBOK guy, then we took parts of order things, and we did some internal work to produce our project management processes. I really enjoyed it to listen to it because a lot of people think that they must follow line-by-line what is prescribed by a PMBOK, and this is not right. You need to find the right thing. So we have many, many discussions here about how we can use PMBOK in a giant, away in the Lynn way. We have, also the opportunity to have the new book circuit 2025 from David Cleveland, a set of papers, talking about the future of project management, very powerful books, books, very powerful articles on that. Talking about how we can leverage pros that management for the future, where we have the, also many, many papers about a strategic Valley of the project management office, like this one from Samantha, the Mark and Scott Mars. We have many, many, many, many papers about human resources, soft skills, leadership skills, and all these leadership skills to turn projects into a successful experience. And of course, I'd like to finish this podcast talking about the crisis and for sure the crisis was on the spot. And I try doing all my presentations and also doing all my talks with people to share the optimism. This is time for group projects, and this is the time. And this Congress has shown in that we have 2,500 people, the second-largest Congress ever of PMI. And the leadership Institute meeting we had here with about 750 people from 68 different countries, the biggest effort. So the people are looking for good project management, and then we need, and we must believe that good project management will drive us out to this moment and also will help us to improve our business. I had the opportunity to tell two people that this is the time to show the real value of project management. These tough times are the real challenges, but on the, our hand, it's a huge opportunity for us to leverage our company's project management experience to another level above and beyond what we are now and deliver delivering these results will increase our competitiveness and will increase our ability to compete in this market. So it's, it's has been a great experience to be here and I'm enjoying it very much. Okay. I hope you enjoy this podcast. See you next week with another five minutes BM Podcast. Bye.