Best presentation: Neal Whitten. PMI assigned Neal to a room for a break-out session, and the space filled up before the congress began. They moved Neal to a larger room that could hold several hundred – and Neal filled that one up! Neal’s talk is entitled Behaviors that Lead to Exceptional Performance. Neal walked through 15 behaviors and delivered in his no-nonsense style – right on point; very effective!
Best topic: MRAP Vehicle Project (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) by David Hansen, Program Manager, and David Gibson.
Best one-liner: Everyone eats lunch together between sessions. While sitting at a round table with fellow PMPs, I broke into laughter at one Congress-Goer’s comment that ‘these are the most expensive PDUs in the world’. When you add up the travel costs, registration, time out of the office… plus the money someone may misplace on Bourbon Street… these PDUs are pricey. Yes…I can see that!