Ron and I will be traveling again from 6/25 through 7/17 (life is short!) mostly in the Languedoc and Dordogne in France and on the Med coast of Spain between Valencia and Barcelona. We’ll be soaking up “best” practices in HRM, the HRM delivery system and HR technology every step of the way, to include during visits with Row Henson, the Oracle Fellow who has been a leader with the PeopleSoft HCM product since she was its first head of product strategy back in the day, and Graham Barnes, who was the founder/CTO of BMS, Ltd. (later sold to ADP) when he was the first licensee of B&W’s HRM domain model “starter kit.” Many thanks in advance to our friends for their hospitality, not to mention formal briefings on the listed topics.
I’ll be doing some tweeting from “the road,” @InFullBloomUS, but I may not have time to blog for a while. When I return, I’ll try to do at least two blog posts about our wanderings, one that’s a travelogue and one that’s a portrait of some good to great professional practices that we’ve observed. On this trip I hope we’ll be moving slowly enough for me to do a little sketching/watercolors along the way, so perhaps I’ll have something with which to illustrate these trip posts. I have absolutely no artistic talent, and I’ve only had a very few hours of instruction, but I would love to be able to do the type of travel journals published by widely-collected artist and personal friend Diana Gessler, http://www.dianagessler.com/newbooks.html in her wonderfully illustrated books and articles. Perhaps that’s something I can work on if there are no major industry developments while we’re traveling.