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Highlights of speakers from our 2018 Project Management Symposium from the People in Projects Track are featured in the June 2018 PM Point of View Podcast, “the Podcast that looks at project management from all the angles.”  This podcast, “Turning Knowledge into Practice, Part 1: Leadership and Conflict” is one of three podcasts that host Kendall Lott is producing to share and engage the key knowledge and practice from the 2018 Symposium’s lineup of talented speakers.

Speakers and their presentation topics that are featured in this first podcast are shown below, along with links to their presentation that was delivered at the 2018 Project Management Symposium.

As part of the podcast, Host Kendall Lott interviewed John Cable, Director of the Project Management Center for Excellence and host of the Symposium.  Mr. Cable indicated that the 2018 symposium was “the best yet.”  There were 410 registered participants which was a 24% growth over last year’s event.  He stated “our goal was to have an interdisciplinary event that would be interesting to people from many different walks of life; the only common denominator is project management.”

Symposium participants included project managers from a variety of different types of organizations including: federal, state and local government; academia; private consultants; not-for-profit agencies; university faculty and students; industry associations; and construction management firms.   “We are getting a real hybrid of people coming from different work environments,” stated Mr. Cable, “and that’s the goal because we have so much that we can learn from one another. I think that is one of the reasons that the energy level is really high at the end of the second day (of the event). Each year (our program) becomes more robust.  We listen to the PM community and we really try to understand what are the current topics they are interested in and we try to respond to that.”  When Kendall Lott asked why he started the symposium, Mr. Cable stated, “to provide outreach to the project management community and to bring academics and practitioners together to share information and ideas.  Blending practice and academia together feeds our slogan Turing Knowledge into Practice.

Be sure to tune in and listen.  The podcast is one hour in length and you can earn 1 leadership PDU just for listening.  There are several ways to access the June podcast.

  1. Download it from iTunes and TuneIn, check under PM Point of View or the PM Podcast Network.
  2. Stream it from PMI WDC website

The other two podcasts will be released in August and October and will feature Symposium speakers from the Agile & IT Track and the Construction Management/BIM Track.

Posted by Kathy Frankle on July 16, 2018