Have you been required to put your project management skills to the test by evaluating someone else's project? Or been tasked with developing a performance management framework for a project you are leading, one as ambitious as convincing young men and women in remote villages in Liberia to fill their pockets with screws instead of bullets?
If this sounds intriguing, then you won't want to miss this upcoming event.
On 30th March, 2023, the Project Management Institute (PMI) Switzerland Chapter, the Société Suisse de Management de Projet (SMP) and the Swiss Knowledge Management Forum (SKMF) host “The Role of Evaluation in Project Management - From Building a Better Bridge to Transforming Former Child Soldiers into Carpenters”, an evening of stimulating conversations around the diversity and importance of project evaluation.
Register here: https://pmi-switzerland.ch/index.php/events/events-list/pmi-evening-event/the-role-of-evaluation-in-pm
Author: Philip Springuel, PMP
Newsletter Copy Editor
In this March 2023 newsletter, we begin with a message from PMI Switzerland's Vice President for Communications & Brand Development, Thando Dube, who recounts the Annual Members Meeting of 2 February, and offers insights into the Chapter’s plans for 2023.
Other highlights include Board member Vice President for Volunteers Joachim Dehais, who praises the achievements of our Volunteer of the year for 2022, Leandro Benda. He also recognises the many contributions of several other volunteers who have distinguished themselves in service to PMI Switzerland, and reminds you that there are many more volunteer opportunities available. Do check our website and contact Joachim to get started on your journey.
As we propose each month, take a moment to meet new PMI Switzerland members, 4 are profiled here.
With many events scheduled ahead, your newsletter this month offers good reasons why you should quickly turn to our events page to book your place. For example, this Tuesday’s online event will discuss ERP transformation, and we remind you of the strategy planning workshop of 16 March.
With best regards,
Newsletter Copy Editor
Author: AdEx Partners
It is costly – takes long time – only consultants have benefits – we are done after our 10-year ERP journey – we have other priorities.
Those are just some of the typical reactions of stakeholders to the idea of a new ERP.
Yet, for various reasons, companies need to consider and finally embark on the ERP journey. There is a range of arguments:
Based on the starting position and envisioned ERP target state, there are various ways how to achieve an ERP transformation.
Trust the process and do not forget about the methodology!
ERP platforms evolve and diverse Project Management methodologies are being developed and adapted to support ERP project-specific aspects.
The complexity of ERP projects is the greatest challenge. Dependencies between various capabilities and processes, and the technical realization in customizing and development requires in-depth and long-term expert knowledge and shall be managed with a lot of practical experience.
In the webinar, we will present a few Swiss and German client case studies of the recent ERP (S/4HANA-based) transformations. We will focus on various transformation scenarios, methodologies, tools, and common challenges.
We look forward to welcoming you and we are excited to discuss your or your client’s experiences.
Marcin Pozorski Partner at AdEx Partners based in Frankfurt/M, responsible for the ERP Transformation Service Portfolio.
Marcin has spent most of his career working on large-scale international ERP (SAP and non-SAP) implementations as well as managing key SAP platforms within the SAP Centre of Excellence at a global automotive OEM.
Right now, he is helping his clients to answer their key questions around the ERP strategy, roadmap, and required preparation activities. He is actively contributing to the ERP Program & project management teams and program sponsors.
Tobias Wittebrock, AdEx Partners based in Düsseldorf, is responsible for Application Transformation Service Portfolio.
Tobias has spent most of his career working on large-scale international Business Transformation Programs (SAP and non-SAP architectures) with a focus on strategic enterprise architecture, integration, and operations.
Currently, Tobias is advising companies regarding their ERP strategy focusing on the IT operations, Cloud, SAP RISE, and required preparation activities. He is also helping in bridging the needs of integrated ERP implementations and the expected agility in modern project management approaches.
Author: Adi Muslic, PMP
VP Sponsors & Partners
If you have not, here is the chance. On 16 March, we are going to play Strategy Planning in Lausanne. After the game we will have a nice networking apéro.
That’s it. I cannot tell you more. The rest is a big surprise. But, be sure that you are going to miss a great opportunity to learn and have fun at the same time if you do not participate.
You can maybe find more details in the previous article: https://tinyurl.com/yrwemvka