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Embrace the Future of Project Management at the 12th PMI Switzerland Conference

Author: Daniel Rodellar, PMP

Daniel Rodellar

Unlocking Success: Embrace the Future of Project Management at the 12th PMI Switzerland Conference

Dear readers,

Let me present you the programme of the conference and what the teams have prepared for you as a menu.

Are you ready to embark on a journey that will take your project management skills to new heights? Get ready to be inspired, empowered, and equipped with cutting-edge knowledge at the upcoming PMI Switzerland Conference! This prestigious event is set to be a game-changer for project managers like you, offering a diverse and enriching program that promises to transform the way you approach projects and leadership.
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to elevate your project management skills, be part of a thriving community, and embrace the future of project management.

Let's kick off the conference with a warm welcome from the PMI Switzerland Chapter. Get ready to connect with fellow professionals, share insights, and build a network that will last a lifetime. This is your chance to join a thriving community of project management enthusiasts!

Learn from industry experts as Roche takes the stage for a captivating keynote address. Discover success principles that will drive your empowerment and effectiveness as a project manager. Stick around for the Q&A session to gain valuable insights straight from the professionals!

In the era of artificial intelligence and machine learning, it's crucial to stay ahead of the curve. Dive into the world of automation and learn how AI and ML-driven processes can revolutionize project performance and efficiency.

We all face obstacles in project management, but understanding and handling them is the key to success (get to know your saboteur). Delve into the psychology of challenges and learn effective ways to overcome them in your day-to-day project management endeavors.

Join Holcim on their remarkable journey to achieve Net Zero. Discover how they have integrated environmental sustainability into their project management practices, setting a shining example for the industry.

Project management isn't just about delivering projects; it can also be a driving force for business excellence. Gain insights into transforming project management into a strategic function that influences and delivers organizational strategy.

Take a break for lunch, recharge and fuel up for the Afternoon Sessions. Connect with fellow attendees and exchange ideas over a delicious meal – because networking is key to success!

Explore the power of cross-functional resource prioritization and discover how it can revolutionize portfolio project management, ensuring optimal efficiency and resource allocation.

The world of work is evolving rapidly, and project managers need to stay adaptable. Learn about the future of work and how you can embrace change to stay ahead in your projects.

Effective communication is a crucial skill for project managers. Refine and perfect your public speaking abilities and command the room with a practical workshop designed to elevate your presentation skills.

Agile methodologies are transforming project management, but it takes discipline to excel. Discover the disciplined approach to Agile, ensuring success in your agile projects.

Experience an eye-opening journey of transformation, as a project management perspective shifts from engineering-focused to encompassing environmental sustainability within manufacturing.

Stay on the cutting edge of AI with insights into recent and upcoming discoveries. Understanding the potential impact of AI on project management will prepare you for the future.

Amidst this enriching program, don't miss the chance to connect with fellow attendees during dedicated networking sessions. Forge lasting connections that will support your career growth and professional journey.

Discover the power of transformation as a "time-and-budget" PMO evolves into a Global-Transformation-Office that influences and delivers organizational strategy, unleashing its true potential!.

Learn how to navigate crises with empathy and active listening. Strengthen your crisis resolution skills and emerge as a more effective and compassionate project manager.

Complex problems call for innovative solutions. Engage in wicked problem-solving sessions that encourage collaboration and foster better ways to tackle complex challenges.

Explore the synergy of agility and business intelligence in this interactive session. Uncover the potential of running agile BI, an invaluable asset for data-driven project management.

The future belongs to the next generation of project leaders. Unveil the motivation of Gen Y and harness their potential to lead with passion and innovation.

Take a leap into the future with AI artificial swarm intelligence. Discover how this cutting-edge technology can revolutionize project management, enhancing decision-making and efficiency.

As the day winds down, seize the opportunity to expand your professional tribe during the final networking sessions. Connect, collaborate, and form bonds that will propel your career forward.

Celebrate a day of learning, inspiration, and networking during the closing session. Reflect on the insights gained and the connections made as you leave with a renewed passion for project management excellence.Wrap up an incredible day at the Networking Dinner, where you can unwind and celebrate your newfound knowledge and connections. Enjoy a delightful evening filled with camaraderie and inspiration.

Register now and unlock your potential at the 12th PMI Switzerland Conference!

See you there!




Editorial PMI Switzerland Newsletter August 2023

Author: Daniel Rodellar, PMP

Daniel Rodellar

Dear readers and members,

As the sunny days of summer are enveloping us in warmth and radiance, it's the perfect time to infuse our professional lives with the same vibrant energy. The season of leisure and exploration offers a unique opportunity to revitalize our project management strategies and adopt fresh approaches. So, let's embark on a journey that combines the essence of summer with the tenets of project management, unlocking a world of productivity and success.

With the same summer spirit, we are preparing for you the 12th PMI Switzerland Conference, "INNOVATIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Power skills for the future", that will be happening on 18th October, at the Roche building (F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG Areal Kaiseraugst) in Basel. You will find in this issue an article giving you an introduction to the full content, plus the interviews with three speakers so that you get a taste of what’s on the menu!

Moreover, this issue also covers managing blockchain Truffle projects, a PMI Swiss Corporate Networking Group article about Sunrise company, the presentation of an event where we'll dive into the capabilities and limitations of AI, with real-world examples of how it can automate tasks, predict risks, and optimize resources, and incorporating the Disciplined Agile toolkit to plan the project.

Do not miss the early bird registration: discount of 50 CHF until the 5th of September (it will be automatically applied at the registration). Full price (non-members): 449.00 CHF and PMI® Switzerland Chapter Member price: 399.00 CHF - Students (up to 25 years): 120.00 CHF (max 20 tickets).

Summer offers full of inspiration, and when composed into the fabric of project management, it creates a harmonious blend of productivity, creativity, and resilience. As the season unfolds before us, let us embrace the essence of summer and apply its valuable lessons to our projects. By doing so, we can elevate our project management practices to new heights, basking in the warmth of success that only a well-managed project can bring.

So, let the summer breeze propel you towards project management excellence, and savor the rewards of the season. As the days grow longer, may your project management expertise shine brighter, illuminating the path to success for your entire team.



Editorial PMI Switzerland Newsletter July 2023

Author: Daniel Rodellar, PMP

Daniel Rodellar

Dear readers and members, on behalf of our Copy Editors’ team, I take the editorial job this month.

We have arranged for the July Edition starting with a retrospective of one of the events in Zürich. It was about giving the tools to strengthen teamwork and foster a collaborative culture. Both things are what we all unquestionably wish for in the workplace (and in private too, I would say).

We also develop in this edition the initiative to create a positive change with the PMI Social Impact initiative.

Besides, we kickoff a series of articles about PMI Swiss Corporate Networking Group (SCNG) companies. Read more on the insightful interview below and learn stimulating information about SIX.

On the "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging" series, Eric concludes with several very insightful takeaways. Every step forward is progress, he says, and that is so true. Most of the time, done is better than perfect, step by step, one can reach a big objective.

Special thanks to all the ones that proposed to be speakers of the 2023 PMI Switzerland Conference in Basel!

For the upcoming 2024-2025 election term, we are looking for active PMI Switzerland Chapter members. Want to join? Details below.

Enjoy the start of the summer period, long days, and warmer weather.



Speakers for the 2023 PMI Conference

Ala Lutz, PMP 

Author: Ala Lutz, PMP

Speakers for the 2023 PMI Conference!

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your applications to become speakers at the upcoming PMI Conference. We appreciate your interest and the valuable insights you have shared with us.


PMI Conference 2022 thank you


PMI Conference team is waiting for you for in Basel

We are pleased to inform you that the processing of applications is currently in progress. Our team is carefully reviewing each application and evaluating the proposed topics and experiences. We understand the anticipation and excitement surrounding the selection process.

Rest assured, we will be providing updates soon regarding the status of your application. Our goal is to ensure a thorough and fair evaluation process to select the most relevant and impactful speakers for the conference.

Once again, we sincerely thank you for your time, effort, and interest in contributing to the PMI Conference. We truly value the knowledge and expertise you bring to the table. Your willingness to share your experiences will undoubtedly enrich the conference and benefit the project management community.

We look forward to reaching out to you shortly with further information. In the meantime, if you have any questions or require additional assistance, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for your understanding and patience and forward to seeing you in Basel.



Social impact initiative with Bevel World on project management training

Mafalda Amaro 

Author: Mafalda Amaro


Dear PMI Switzerland Community,

We are thrilled to share with you the incredible success of our recent social impact initiative, held in collaboration with Bevel World, where we provided project management training to a group of 35 displaced professionals from Ukraine. The event took place on the 24th and 25th of June, and it was an inspiring demonstration of how our collective efforts can make a lasting social impact.

At PMI Switzerland, we believe in the power of our project management community to create positive change. Partnering with Bevel World, an organization committed to social transformation, allowed us to amplify our impact and reach a broader audience. Their expertise in working with displaced individuals created a synergistic partnership that amplified the social outcomes we aim to achieve.

Our team of PMI volunteers shared their project management expertise, guiding participants through modules on project management principles, methodologies, and best practices. Additionally, we emphasized the power skills development, enabling the participants to enhance their communication, collaborative leadership, problem-solving, and strategic thinking.

While we celebrate the achievements of this event, we also recognize the need to continue our efforts to create lasting social impact. We firmly believe that every individual, regardless of their background or circumstances, should have access to opportunities that enable their personal and professional growth.

We invite our community to join our Social Impact & Youth team, as your involvement can make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.

To learn more and get involved, visit our website or contact our team directly. Together, let's continue leveraging project management for positive social change.

Join us in celebrating this initiative!

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