Project Management Institute's (PMI)® New Media Council
Two months ago the PMI® asked me to join their New Media Council. This council brings together the voices of a number of bloggers and one podcaster (that would be me.) The group met for the first time at the PMI® Global Congress and here is what the PMI writes on their website about it:
This year's congress served as the launching point for PMI's New Media Council, a group of project management industry bloggers and podcasters that have an influence in the online space. The panel was initiated to help PMI understand new and emerging trends in the profession, especially those being discussed in social and new media channels.
PMI believes it is important to continuously engage industry bloggers, podcasters, and other new media content generators to maintain their interest in and support PMI. More importantly, thought, the new council is a means to increase collaboration with these online thought leaders--and their audiences--with regard to PMI's efforts as an organization and issues that affect the industry. And because these individuals were willing to participate in the council, PMI made it possible for them to experience congress and provide feedback on the event.
PMI plans to regularly solicit the council's opinion on important matters as another means of gaining input on what project managers need.
The eight influential voices that make up this council are:
Cornelius Fichtner, The Project Management Podcast
Dave Garrett, Gantthead
Elizabeth Harrin, A Girl's Guide to Project Management
Hal Macomber, Reforming Project Management
Jerry Manas, PMThink!
Josh Nankivel, PM Student
Chalyce Nollsch, PM Boulevard
Raven Young, Raven's Brain
I am not yet 100% certain what my exact role in this council is, but for now I got a free camera and a free USB stick... :-) In any case, it is too early to say if this is going to be a good thing or not and I will have to give it some time. For now, I'm flattered to be part of this group and you'll definitely hear again about it.