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PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: September 2023

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: September 2023


‍September 2023 - Volume 23 - Issue 09

‍[Upcoming Events]


‍Author: Thando Dube, PMP

Dear readers and members,


September brings a palpable sense of excitement as the 12th PMI Conference in Basel draws near. We are committed to ensuring you seize this remarkable opportunity. But that's not all; this month’s newsletter is packed with valuable insights, updates, and interviews to keep you at the forefront of the project management world:

  • Message from the Board: Addressed by Adi Muslic, our board member provide insights and updates, guiding us toward project management excellence.
  • Transforming Project Management with AI: Join the PMI Global Survey, contributing to the future of AI-driven project management.
  • Maximizing Efficiency in Project Management: Discover strategies and best practices to optimize your project management processes.
  • Interview: PMI Swiss Corporate Networking Group (SCNG) – PostFinance: Gain insights from PostFinance professionals who excel in project management.
  • Interview with Lucila Dotto, Speaker at Our 12th Conference: Explore "Megatrends, the future of work, and power skills."

Don't miss out! Early bird ticketing for the 12th PMI Conference ends on September 8th. Secure your spot for transformative experiences, networking, and skill enhancement.

Register today

Enjoy your reading

Thando Dube


PMI Switzerland Chapter

Message from the Board

Author: Adi Muslic, PMP, VP Sponsors & Partners

Dear members, volunteers and newsletter subscribers,

Let me start the message with citation from the PMI’s Wicked Problem Solving:

Every person, every team, every organization faces a constant rush of problems and opportunities, from simple challenges to staggeringly complex dilemmas.

Our ability to deliver creative, elegant outcomes is the key to staying sharp and relevant. Success now depends on how well we deal with change, how effectively we innovate, and how much impact we make in the world. Those who do this well will thrive in the years ahead. And those who help others do this will be our most important leaders.

PMI Switzerland chapter’s mission is to foster a community of individuals and organizations interested in project management through networking, and knowledge and experience sharing.

Members identified professional networking as their primary aim in the survey earlier this year. With this aim in mind, and with feedback collected from our volunteers, the board decided to tackle challenges and define a new strategy. In a day workshop, we identified strategic goals, potential blockers in achieving these goals, and several areas of improvement.

As a result, we are launching several projects to implement changes that will allow us to better serve our members. In addition, we will enlarge collaboration among our volunteers through strategic initiatives.

Changing a business organization is difficult. Changing a volunteering organization is another level of difficulty. Our goal is to inspire volunteers to engage in the transformation effort by finding personal meaning and aspiration to contribute. We need to mobilize and work in an agile and adaptive way. We will also need to shift the mindset and culture within the organization to continue transforming. The results will not be there overnight, but we will keep moving in the right direction.

The workshop proved again the importance of creative collaboration. As digital technology becomes more prevalent, we must remember the importance of human interaction and experience-based knowledge. AI is changing the game, making skills like problem solving, emotional intelligence, innovation, and communication crucial for success. The intelligence and power behind AI are humans. And humans are the ones who can make a difference.

At our 12th PM Conference, we will talk about AI, but also about power skills we need to make a difference. There is also plenty of time dedicated to networking. Join us at beautiful Roche’s conference venue on 18 October, to share with us this unforgettable experience.


Finally, I would like to share with you that Lenka Pincot, the PMI Chief of Staff, will visit Switzerland. We will use this opportunity to organize a chapter event on 9 October in the Romandie region. Lenka will share with us the latest PMI insights. Stay tuned.

Adi Muslic


Transforming Project Management with AI: Join the PMI Global Survey Today!


Ala  Lutz,  VP Membership

Adi Muslic, PMP VP Sponsors & Partners


In the ever-evolving landscape of project management, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) promises to be a game-changer. As organizations worldwide seek to harness the power of AI to drive digital transformation, PMI Switzerland and other PMI chapters have embarked on a groundbreaking survey to understand the impact of AI in project management. This global initiative invites professionals from all corners of the globe to contribute their expertise and shape the future of project management with the transformative potential of AI.



PMI Swiss Corporate Networking Group (SCNG) - PostFinance

Author: Martin Härri, PMP, PMP-SP, PMP-ACP 

The PMI Swiss Corporate Networking Group (SCNG) is quite a unique organization within PMI, as very few chapters have a formal network which unites not project professionals, but company representatives. The SCNG was created back in 2010 and is bringing together representatives of over 20 organizations based in Switzerland to share best practices and experiences about project management topics of relevance to their companies. More about the PMI SCNG can be found here.


Company:  PostFinance Ltd.
Interview Partners: Stefan Hofer and Dr. Didier Carnal



Maximizing Efficiency in Project Management

Author: Ala Lutz, VP Membership

In the fast-paced world of technology, staying updated is not a luxury; it's a necessity. To complement the benefits of AI-driven chat prompts, project managers must continuously develop their skills and stay informed about the latest trends. We offer just the opportunity to do so with the PMI Switzerland Conference, where you will find:

  • Networking sessions to connect, exchange ideas and insights with industry experts, fellow project managers, and thought leaders.
  • Knowledge Transfer of the latest trends, best practices, and case studies in project management.
  • Skill Development through workshops and sessions designed to enhance your skills.
  • Innovation in approaches to project management and emerging technologies.
  • Collaboration and partnership with professionals from diverse backgrounds.

On collaboration and problem solving, PMI offers a new and mighty tool: Wicked Problem Solving. By attending the working session you will be able to discover the benefits of Wicked Problem Solving:



Author: Joanna Lubowiecka, PMP

Interview with Lucila Dotto, Conference 2023 Speaker.

Project Management Power Skills take center stage at this year's conference. Lucila, an experienced strategy designer and the head of PMI's community, will delve into several current megatrends and elaborate on the skills necessary to navigate this dynamic landscape successfully.The central theme of her presentation revolves around the intersection of megatrends, the future of work, and the essential Power Skills needed for success. She expresses her curiosity about the shifts in the professional world brought about by technology, societal changes, and economic forces. These megatrends have a profound impact on the way we work and require us to develop specific skills to navigate these transformations effectively.

[Community PMI CH]

‍Members Update

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

A warm welcome to all new members that joined our Chapter.

Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in July.

The following member provided information about themselves; Mi Sook Park, Roberta de Ceglia, Mubarak Muritala, Alex Upton.

Mi Sook Park

Roberta de Ceglia

Mubarak Muritala

Alex Upton

[Social media]

What's‍ New on Your YouTube Channel?

The PMI Switzerland Chapter has developped its own YouTube channel. Every month you can watch interesting topics about project management and all around.


Discover the last 3 videos posted on the channel:




The next Newsletter will be published on Monday 2nd of October. 

Would you want your article as a part of it?

Please share it with us until the 25th of September through our Google Form [Click here].


Thando Dube, PMP

Joanna Lubowiecka, PMP

Martin Härri, PMP

Alp Camci, PMP

Adi Muslic, PMP

Ala Lutz

Daniel Rodellar, PMP

Copy Editor:

Thando Dube, PMP
Daniel Rodellar, PMP

Technical Editors:

Tansu Pancar, PMP

Publications Director:
Daniel Rodellar, PMP

The PMI Switzerland Chapter is a non-profit professional business organization, and is a chartered chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Newtown Square, PA, USA.

Views and opinions expressed in the newsletter are those of the authors and, unless otherwise stated, do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the chapter or PMI or imply partnership.

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