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It has been a remarkable year for members and co-organizers of PM Zone. We were able to hold 6 previous meetups and grow the registered members to exceeding 200.
During these meetup sessions, we have explored numerous topics, discovered the main interests and impediments member PMs face daily in the course of their work or in their daily lives.
The co-organizers have explored various ways to facilitate the meetups, trying to find the best way to create a safe atmosphere conducive to sharing of ideas, thoughts and inner fears associated to the complexity of managing projects that one would otherwise continue to guard cautiously if not for the encouragement and the comforting approval from the meetup's non-judgemental members.
The co-organizers have also learnt a lot regarding their strengths and weaknesses. We learnt about how the seasonal pattern of the demands from our other commitments influence our capacities in organizing the meetups over the different parts of the year. We will build on these invaluable knowledge to forge better meetups next year.
We will continue to seek suitable volunteers to organize future meetups and to create better content for them. If you are interested to be one, please feel free to explore that possibility with us.
We also learn how principles in Lean Startup applies to how we grow this meetup group. Through constant validated learning, we consistently create and recreate the MVPs in the form of constant incremental improvement to our meetup formats. We envisioned that the meetup group will eventually be able to be self-run by members; most likely in the form of monthly Open-Space discussions - a proven discussion method already used by other more mature and successful meetups.
We thought that we could only start with Open-space discussion when we reach the critical mass of members count - with the actual number constantly elusive from our comprehension. Staying true with Lean Startup, we nevertheless went ahead to try a tailored-down Open Space discussion anyway with lesser than 20 participants. The result was very encouraging so much so that it validated us to proceed with the Open-Space format for future sessions, interspersed with special talks by speakers on topics that members deem to be helpful in both their career as project-management professionals or personal lives.
We have been fortunate to be in this era where we can have abundant chances to learn and elevate ourselves with project-management skill. However, we could even make our future generations even more fortunate by exposing them as early as possible to the field.
Volunteers for the PM4Youth movement have been tirelessly gone from school to school to bring awareness not only to students of the importance of project management, but also to the educators and academicians. These selfless volunteers devoted much of their time elevating the competencies of their charges so that these learners would be in a much better position to excel in their lives armed with strong principles of project management, ready to apply them anytime in any aspect of their lives.
In conjunction with the final meetup for the year, we will take this opportunity to thank these previously faceless volunteers of PM4Youth. Their self sacrifices have indeed equipped our youths well - youths who will carry the flame of our innovation, tenacity and conscientiousness to the future.
Agenda for 2016 Finale Meetup
- Award to Volunteers of PM4Youth by Singapore's PM4Youth founder, Mr. Nah Wee Yang
- Open Space Discussion