PMI® Switzerland Chapter

Project: Marathon

Project: Marathon

Project: Marathon

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Did you ever think to use the PMBOK methodology for a sport event participation?

We will show you an example:

Running is one of the easiest sports in the world, in most of the cases we need only shoes, sport clothes and water but when you prepare yourself for a marathon, then it’s a little bit more complex.

Project management skills come to the rescue!

Initiation, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing… All these steps need to be well performed for succeeding in such a challenge. Our PMI Switzerland Volunteer Leandro Benda tried to use these steps for his performance in the Zurich Marathon 2022, his first one and is excited to share his experience with you.

We think about the training plan, how to manage the effort during the race but there are a lot of other topics that we may not be aware of  immediately but that are crucial for reaching the targets -  for example, did we do a risk analysis to ensure that all the risks have been considered?

42.195 km of running, how to succeed following PMBOK 6 methodology? Answers on June 30th in Lausanne.


Our speaker(s)

Leandro Benda, PMP

Leandro Benda, PMP  

Leandro is a Head of Purchasing & IT by Mapei Suisse SA. He is 32 years old and speaks 4 languages fluently (FR, IT, EN, DE). Having a Diploma of Confirmed Buyer, he is also PMP® certified. His professional background includes Buyer, Strategic Buyer & IT key user, Technical Buyer & Purchasing Process Pilot, Site Purchasing Manager in metallurgical industry. Leandro has experience in all categories of Purchasing and in several major Purchasing & IT Projects.

Hobbies: Running, Trail Running & Football

Leandro started running 3 years ago and at that moment, the target was only to lose weight. As the time went by, it became his passion and today Leandro runs every week in the mountains as well as on the flat, with friends for fun or in official races such as marathons or trails like Sierre-Zinal. Running allows him to take up new challenges and contributes to his life balance. Project management skills are essential for the organization of his races.

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Event Properties

Event Date 30-06-2022 18:30
Event End Date 30-06-2022 21:00
Individual Price 35 - 55 CHF
Event language English
No. of Strategic PDUs 0.5
No. of Technical PDUs 0.5
No. of Leadership PDUs 0.5
Location Espace Dickens Lausanne