Today was my first chapter function for PMI. It was too late for networking and mingling, but I met some great people who I look forward to interacting with again. Timothy Johnson, Carpe Factum, was the guest speaker. His presentation was titled “What is your project team not telling you?”
Tim is a great speaker. He had us laughing and very engaged. He spoke extensively about the political aspects of project teams, as well as the organizations and stakeholders involved. He shared many great tips and accurately described most project environments. He also spoke briefly about his book “Race Through the Forest”. It’s a project manager fable. Project managers now have one of these business fables!
After Tim’s presentation, I spoke briefly with him and he shared some information about his blog, I have read a few of his posts and it seems he is very interested in organizational behavior, politics, and the pursuit of achievement. I saw him quote Stephen Covey, so that’s a win in my book. I subscribed to his RSS feed in order to keep up with his blog.
Tim stated that he would make the presentation he used today accessible to the Sioux Empire PMI Chapter. I will post a link to it on this blog when they post it. There is some amazing content there.
What does Carpe Factum actually mean? It means “Seize the Accomplishment” in Latin. Tim jokingly said it today: “It’s Latin means, ‘get’er done!