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Yes, another ITSM event review.  With almost 20 trips in the first six months of 2011, I could have written more right?  🙂

But I just like to highlight the top events I have the privilege to participate.  And in this case it is an honor to review this event since it happened in a Spanish speaking country which I have in my heart since I first visited it when I was only 3: Mexico.  This event shows when there is commitment, knowledge, expertise and great people behind, excellent things happen.

This has been the 7th Pink Elephant’s conference in this part of the world.  Of course we all know “the Pink Conference” in Las Vegas in February. But this one, in Mexico City is as good (although smaller of course).  David, George and the whole Pink team was there.  And the local IT community was there in big numbers too.  A full conference program with international speakers but also with a full coverage related to the local market.  Expo too?  Yes, a well supported expo with plenty of sponsors and booths.  There was even room for the renewed itSMF Mexico with thanks to the support of the Pink organization was able to answer the questions of more than 50 new possible members of the local Forum.

Food, Mexican Food (oh si señor !!!), mexican friendship and plenty of networking.  Great for business and extended friendships.  I am looking forward for next year’s conference.  I am sure Claudia, Ceci and their team will make another excellent event in 2012.

Oh, yes, I forgot.  I also was able to present my Human Factor presentation with a nice audience that was very active in asking questions. Thanks for coming by and supporting the presentation.  It was a similar version to the one I presented in the AEPDP event the week before in Spain, but with Mexican examples (thanks to a long walk into city center that I did to get rid of the jet lag).  You can find it at slideshare as with the rest of my ppts.  You can download it too (Spanish).

PS: I was happy to meet face to face with one of my twitter followers @omarsanchezc .  A pleasure. Great feeling. Thanks for RT 🙂 #FF





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I was lucky enough to get invited to lecture in Sevilla and Malaga with temperatures close to 35 C (around 100 F) the day summer starts in the Northern Hemisphere and while there was not so good weather in my home town, The Hague.

It was also an amazing thing to see the interest that people have in ITSM related matters in this part of Spain.  Aepdp (Asociacion Española de Profesionales en Direccion de Proyectos – translated could be something like Spanish Association of Project Direction Professionals) fully booked two seminars with professionals and representatives from different organizations, including the public sector plus there was a possibility to listen (and see me 🙂 ) over Microsoft Live Meeting.

We reviewed things from the very beginning.  We discussed ITSM, ITIL, ISO 20000 and Lean Six Sigma.  And both the people factor and certification of professionals.  It was a lot for the 3 1/2 hours but everybody stayed until the last minute.

Interesting was the knowledge and desire to certify in Lean Six Sigma.  People really see that this can boost their careers and also that there is an opportunity to use it within IT.  Good to hear.  I hope it really goes this way, since it seems to make a lot of sense.

I have to specially thank PMConsultant Spain and PeopleCert that supported these two events organized by aepdp and their local partners.

I am posting some of the presentations here (via this link to slideshare) for you to download. They will also be available at the aepdp site.  The slides are IN SPANISH (las presentaciones tal cual lo prometido son en Español, las mismas que he usado en ambos eventos).

I am sure there will be a sequel of these events, and probably a big one.  The interest is there and with a good offer and services there will be plenty of excellent professionals coming out from Southern Spain.  Keep it up y espero veros pronto nuevamente.

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