Announcement: Participation in the PMI Symposium

Nima Honarmandan 201305 white background - head - 275 squareAt the Best Western Lamplighter’s Inn on June 24, BERTEIG had a booth set up for the annual south west chapter of the PMI Symposium. In the relaxed, resort-like setting, surrounded by palm trees and tropical plants, project managers from across Ontario came together to learn through a series of workshops and seminars about the latest developments in the world of PMI.

I chatted with Director of Business Development, Nima Honarmandan about the experience. Here are a few of the highlights he shared.

WELCOMING COLONEL CHRIS HADFIELD

Photograph official portrait of Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield in EMU suit. Photo Date: July 19, 2011. Location: Building 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio. Photographer: Robert Markowitz
Photograph official portrait of Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield in EMU suit. Photo Date: July 19, 2011. Location: Building 8, Room 183 – Photo Studio. Photographer: Robert Markowitz

Colonel Chris Hadfield, best known for writing about his travel to the moon and creating YouTube videos while in space like this presented the keynote address to a captivated audience on the topic of “Managing Complexity and Change.”

Nima said the talk was inspiring and had real motivational depth.

Nima’s experience with talking with others in the business area is that unlike previous years, everyone he spoke with had in one way, shape or form had come into contact with agile. He said this is a new trend which shows how much progress agile has made over the years.

Nima’s message to the inspired participants, those managers from across the region who were feeling ready to embrace change, was that “We can help you change!”

It was a well attended event and we look forward to it again next year.


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