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If you know of someone who is truly making a difference as a project manager or team leader, let us know. People who are great leaders, inspire their teams, contribute to the PM community and help organizations achieve success are “rock stars” of project management. I’d like to feature them on a special IPM day website page
November 7, 2013 was another record breaker! Thank you for participating and giving project managers a moment of recognition.
International Project Management Day 2013 was another record breaking year for participation and events. An estimated 100,000+ project managers, managers, project team members and people interested in project management attended events around the world. I personally presented at 6 different events between November 6 and November 8th. The participation by organizations including PMI chapters, project management training organizations, and large business including Fortune 500 companies indicates that the professional project manager is a key contributor to organizational success and deserves some recognition. One organization in particular, The International Institute for Learning, has been supporting the idea behind IPM Day for the last 10 years and provided an amazing virtual conference attended by over 50,000 project managers. Alcatel- Lucent provided their annual event to over 3000 employees. PMI chapters including New Jersey and the UK presented their annual events to sold out audiences. Nashville Tn Chapter obtained an official government IPM Day proclamation. many other organizations scheduled events and we will make sure they are all listed and recognized for their efforts to acknowledge project managers and promote the value of competent, well trained, and professional project managers who demonstrate their leadership capabilities.
Now its time to focus on 2014 and an even bigger year for the IPM Day concept. Spread the word about IPM Day. Inform your colleagues about the purpose behind the day and lets find a way to really harness the power of the professional project manager.
Sincerely and Respectfully
Frank P. Saladis PMP, PMI Fellow
As many of you know, our IPM Day founder and leader Frank Saladis lives with his family on Staten Island in New York, which was hit very hard by Hurricane Sandy last night. They are without power and Internet and many people have been inquiring about him. Via limited text messaging, he has asked me to convey a message to you. This is not verbatim.
My family is safe. Please look for opportunities to help your friends and neighbors in the impacted areas. We need to bring the entire project management community together and find ways to help others in need. It is a time to really show the talents and abilities of the project manager.
Right now there is very little phone service and Internet access is limited. Use text messages to communicate with family and friends if possible.
It will be a day before public transportation is working. Driving is very dangerous. Traffic lights are out everywhere.
Frank was scheduled to be presenting at an IPM day event in South Africa this week. That and many other IPM Day events will be impacted by this disaster. I will continue to post Frank’s updates here.
Project and program managers are often faced with significant challenges.
Overcoming these challenges requires extraordinary leadership.
The IPMD Leader Board has been created to provide you with an opportunity to recognize a project or program manager who has demonstrated strong leadership – the ability to create a high-performing team to reach a solution or achieve success.
If you have a candidate please submit the name, a photo (optional) and a brief description about why the person has been selected for the leader board. Please send your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org
The candidate will be honored with a certificate of appreciation and a place on the Leader Board
Frank P. Saladis PMP