Friday, December 19, 2008

The World's Oldest Government

I had the opportunity to meet with the Minister of Administrative Development for Egypt while I was there delivering a project management conference this week. The minister has a clear vision of where he wants to take project management in order to improve his organization's performance. He's looking beyond just certification to mentoring/coaching and training to help build a project management competency.

Egypt is the site of the first big projects, they pyramids. Ironically, they built in an iterative fashion, starting with a smaller one, learning from their mistakes, and building bigger/better ones.

Egypt is also home to another important project management tool - beer! I know I've sat around with the team after a hard day to unwind and bond over a couple cold ones.

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