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Hello everybody and welcome to the five Minutes PM. Podcast the last podcast of 2009. It's so happy to finish my third ear doing this podcast. It's a real pleasure for me to have the opportunity to talk to you about what I think about project management from technical aspects to a global perspective in order to help everybody to address and to work better in project management, 2010, as I said, by the end of last week, Podcast 2010.
I am very optimistic. I think it will be an ear for growth. So all the signs that we are looking in the past three months, show us a very good perspective for next year. Comparing, of course, I'm comparing not with 2007 or 2008, but with 2009 and to get her with this. So I said Optimism growth, but the third one is uncertainty. We are not sure about the outcomes of 2010. So we need to be prepared for this up and down, up and down, up and down from people, the myelin screaming of happiness, of good results. And also in the next day, people crying for very, very bad results. So this happened out. So for me to thousand and 10, we will not be a new year off the steady growth. It's not the new year to have stability. It will be near to opportunities. And I tried, as I said, last week, I tried to address five topics, four You and I suggest you pick up a piece of paper and try to write and try to understand these five topics that I will share with you about next year. First 1:00 PM pros at management as a new skillset. What do I mean by that? It's usually we think of project management as a profession and I'd like to challenge you in 2010 two, think project management as in a skillset like a negotiation like leadership in like mathematics, a lawyer, I can use the concepts of product management to do the better project. A lawyer can do that. A doctor can do that. Everybody can use discussing not only the pros that management professionals, the certified project managers, maybe this is not the case maybe it's time to open our mind and to understand that the market for project management is not only the project managers, but it's also the full community. Every professional can use pros at management process methodology in their own business and not talk about falling the 44 processors at 42, I'm sorry, the process of the PMBOK, but follow a project management approach to deliver results. A second increase in the portfolio management approach. I sat this last week about the retrospective of 2009. So it's a great opportunity to really address good portfolio management. And I think that 2010 will be the ear of project portfolio management. We'll be the ear for a good selection of projects, good process to rank to prioritize a form. This will be the time because everybody's so cautious now because they did a lot of mistakes in 2007 and eight to select the projects. And now they are very careful, okay, let's resume the projects that we built up. But now I'd like to make sure that this is Lincoln to the strategy. So this will be the top. If you want to study one thing I suggest doing a study that is studied and become very strong in portfolio management. The third one, the talent gap. I said this many, many times this year talent gap is the problem because we'll start growing in. We have a lot of people on the planet, but we still have a huge talent gap when we need good people, prepared people are skilled. Product managers will have trouble with that. So if you there our list and now this podcast, please, I think about your team, improve your team, improve capabilities, train, train your people, to make sure that you have people with skills. Otherwise, you will stop growing because you don't have talented people to do the job. This is a very important thing. Fourth metrics. And I'm sure that now after all the struggle, a lot of companies will be worried about metrics. I'm reading a very interesting book on how to measure anything and I'm studying that because I need to show my client that everything can be measured and they can see the results. So this year is the time for the last talk and more results. And not only results in a cost on time, no results are also in performance improvement, better results, better connection with strategy, better sustainability. So this will be the topic for next year. So if you can measure the results of your project, you be ahead of everybody. So this is something that I'd like you to think about in 2010 and last, but also not at least global marketplace. Well, we need to understand that the planet is much bigger than our country than our state is that in our city, it's much, much bigger. We need to open our minds, the new opportunities. I'm pretty sure that we will and many, many, and the planet with a lot of opportunities, but we need to open our eyes to see where are they and to prepare Alto to do business outside is not only to take my briefcase and take it if the plane and the goal there, cool drove aspects cool for a way of doing business, we need to be much more aware of that much more. Our way I had the opportune off this year to visit 17 different countries. Plus a huge opportunity to say how important it these understand different cultures and beliefs. Maybe your city is facing a challenge, but your state is doing very well. So, and then your mind opens your mind to different opportunities. There's this global marketplace where it is not five miles away. If for your home like a circle, know the word is much bigger. And yeah, we will see many, many, many opportunities for great projects. If you open the better your eyes and SI in the long term and also far away from your home. So these five are the great aspects for me that I want to share with you. And These five topics for sure are the topics that I'm thinking right now about next year. This is the end of this podcast. It was a pleasure to be with you. I'd like to thank all of you for listening to me in 2009. It's really a privilege for me to do this. And I wish all of you are happy. A new year in 2010, with peace, with love, with prosperity, with all the best, not only for you but also for your family, for your relatives. It's a really, really a privilege to address project management. See you next week, the first week of 2010. Bye-bye.