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PMFair 2020 - Monday September 28 - Unlikely events and misinterpretations

PMFair 2020 - Monday September 28 - Unlikely events and misinterpretations



28 September 2020

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Time:  13:00 - 14:00


Unlikely events and misinterpretations
Speaker:  Nader K Rad
Track: PM

 About the presentation: 

This presentation is a revised version of what I presented in PM Fair 2017, titled “Stop! Superstars are your worst source of inspiration”. I decided to revise and present it again because of its importance in our current situation.
The problem I’d like to address is that most resources about business/project success use superstars like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Netflix as inspiration. However, these superstars are not good sources of inspiration because extreme success is highly dependent on unlikely events, and unlikely events are... well... unlikely! Also uncertain.
If you like time-travel and the idea of parallel-worlds, you will love this session!

Bio Speaker:

I started working with projects about 24 years ago: first, as a project planner in construction projects, and then I moved to large process-plant projects. In parallel, I was also involved in IT projects and startups.
I gradually moved from project planning into the wider project management domain by helping project managers and companies improve their project, program, and portfolio management systems.
Nowadays, I’m spending most of my time contributing to standards (, NUPP, PRINCE2®, PRINCE2 Agile®, and the PMBOK® Guide), and developing eLearning courses in our company, Management Plaza (
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About PM Fair 2020, the digital fair:

Firstly, for reasons that should be obvious to all, this year’s event will be virtual and not physical: we are going online. No physical face-to-face sessions are envisaged. Instead, the congress will be made up of a series of webinars, online workshops and master classes.

Whilst presenting numerous challenges, this also provides plenty of opportunities.

The congress will be spread over an entire week, from Monday the 28th of September, through to, and including, Saturday the 3rd of October. The intention is to offer morning ‘coffee time’ sessions, along with lunch time opportunities, and additional sessions in the early or late evening, thereby maximising the possibility for our members to participate, either in live webinars, or by accessing recorded sessions.

In addition, ‘going virtual’ enables us to extend our existing wonderful relationship with our friends and neighbours, and present PM Fair 2020 in conjunction with from PMI Netherlands and PMI Luxembourg.

 Please visit our PMFair 2020 website at for the latest updates and information

Event Properties

Event Date 28-09-2020 1:00 pm
Event End Date 28-09-2020 2:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-09-2020 9:00 pm
Registered 23
Cut off date 26-09-2020 11:00 pm
Individual Price 42.35€ VAT inclusive (Free for Members)
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