I’m looking forward to this because I love the opportunity to talk to groups of people who are technically oriented and who have a great deal of responsibility and no authority.
I have found over the years that they are typically frustrated. They come up with brilliant solutions and great ideas, but unfortunately, they don’t have the authority or the budget to put them in place. Therefore, they need to convince someone else of their idea or advocacy.
In this case, I will get the chance to talk to 40 or 50 people at the Project Managers Institute’s Austin branch. I really enjoy when I have an impact on people. Some people like to grow flowers–I like to grow people. Even at my present old age, I have a great need to touch these people’s lives.
I’m glad to have this opportunity.