Extraordinary times and project management

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A presentation delivered to the Project Management Institute on the future trends that indicate we are emphatically not living through a "normal" period or a recession.

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Extraordinary times and project management

  1. 1. EXTRAORDINARY TIMES ANDPROJECT MANAGEMENT ERIC GARLAND
  2. 2. How to look ahead Why we don’t SCRIBD.com/EricGarland Ericgarland.co AMAZON.com
  3. 3. !"!#$%!&#()*()+ #.$)0&-)-1"!(! 3/.$,-!#&-!!$!!%$)# ! ?? !!!#.-#$+(,&(%21(,-#(/) !,$)-.(/&+$)$.-#(/) ,/%%4)(,-#(/)!
  4. 4. YOU DO NOT LIVE IN NORMAL TIMES.YOUR PROFESSION WAS CREATED FOR NORMAL TIMES. LET US DISCUSS.
  5. 5. WEEK OF OCTOBER 6, 2008
  6. 6. WEEK OF JANUARY 6, 2009 I was wrong! Shareholder value is the dumbest idea in the world!
  7. 7. WEEK OF OCTOBER 6, 2009 Honey, remember that thing last year...cable prices went up or something. Good thing it wasn’t a big deal.
  8. 8. “NORMAL” “WHAT WE’VE GOT COMING”• Growth • Steady state economics• Globalization • Local resilience• Stable • End of reserve currencies currencies • Endless demand for oil,• Cheap energy uncertain supply• Cheap water • Water emergencies• Credit • Simplicity• Complexity • New lifestyles• Consumerism
  9. 9. Water hotspots around the world Andalucia Ogalalla Near East: Acquifer Jordan, Syria, Israel – drinking from the same aquifer! China - $11 billion in lost manufacturing due to polluted water! EgyptMexico city Subsaharan Africa N.S.W. Australia
  10. 10. A BOTTLE OF BOURBON HAS BEENTAPED UNDER EACH OF YOUR CHAIRS. YOU MAY USE THIS, OR WE CAN TALK MORE LET US DISCUSS.
  11. 11. eric.garland@competitivefutures.com @ericgarland ericgarland.co

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