Monday, March 31, 2003

Yesterday, I bought a book that I was looking for months. It will cost me around USD80 if I were to buy and fedex to KL from USA. But I was lucky to have to pay only RM 127 for the book at Kunikoniya. Lesson learnt: Just wait for a few months, then you can save a few hundreds bucks.if you can't wait, just buy-which I do many times! It is entitled : Building Project Management Competency Now, I have two PM books to read this month(April ,2003). Another one is Radical Project Management!
My firm XPM was honoured to-day when we are invited to give a workshop to 110 JKR contractors and consultants. The lecture hall is full with 151 people . The demand for good project management lecture is great!

Friday, March 28, 2003

My schoolmate has invited me to give a lecture at HUSM on Project Management. I am still thinking what is going to be the topic of my talk. My PM guru told me to talk about a patient as a project. Another doctor friend told me that at hospital, the clients do not decide what service they can get from the hospital. It is the other way around. The supplier of service decide what service the client get!

Thursday, March 27, 2003

One Tan Sri invited me for lunch at SGC this afternoon. We discussed a few issues on project management. He said the PM knowledge is very important. Everyone should have it because everyone is involved with a project-whatever they do for a living .

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

I heard that CIDB is organising an International Conference in Project Management on 8-10 September,2003.

Friday, March 14, 2003

To-day, I gave a short intro lecture at JKR when we did a refresher course on MS Project. What I emphasised was that DO NOT CONFUSE THE MAP WITH THE JOURNEY. The computerised plan/schedule etc are just digitised map. One needs a good car and driver to track through to reach one's destinations.

Monday, March 03, 2003

During my Hajj, I observed a lot of failures in which THTS had failed to apply PM in managing the Hajj program this year. Managing 50,000 pilgrims is a BIG Project and I have concluded that THTs needed a lot of help to improve their aservices.