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PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: June 2021

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: June 2021


 PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter
June 2021 - Volume 20 - Issue 6

‍June 2021 Newsletter Content

In this newsletter edition you can read about:
Message from the board
Feedback on the PMI-DASSM certification training
Why Project Managers Should Become Better Visual Storytellers
Members update

Stakeholder and Team Management: An Open Space event this June

Hermes - Your ticket to winning a public tender

Peter Taylor discusses ‘Why Stakeholders Regularly Ignore Your Project Reports and How to Fix That’

What's new on your Youtube Channel?



Author: Shalini Krishnan, PMP

Dear Members and Newsletter Subscribers,


And just like that we are almost halfway through 2021! 

In case you're feeling like me and have noticed that while the days are getting longer there seem to be less hours in them, I'll keep this short and sweet and share with you a few of the exciting articles we have for you this month:

  • Feedback on the PMI-DASSM certification training
  • Why Project Managers Should Become Better Visual Storytellers


Make sure to also check out the details of our upcoming events:

  • Stakeholder and Team Management (June 15)
  • Hermes - Your ticket to winning a public tender (June 22)
  • Number 1 bestselling project management author of The Lazy Project Manager's take on Why Stakeholders Regularly Ignore Your Project Reports and How to Fix That (July 1)


Stay safe, and stay agile :)

‍Message from the board

Author: Philippe Soupart, PMP

PMI Switzerland Chapter VP Operations

Summer is just around the corner


Usually the good time for BBQ and terrace. This year, again a special year, but with a feeling of seeing the end of the tunnel.

With the hope to recover our life from the past thanks to the vaccines.


May 2021 has been the coldest since long. In PMI Chapter, we took the opportunity to continue our work, looking at the rain by the windows.


Some activities of your Chapter this month were: working on our new tool to accept credit card payment, performing the migration of our newsletter into our centralized platform and preparing a return to in-person events as well as many other administrative consolidations. Quite a busy time and we are looking forward to the results of this work soon.


I hope you also feel the wind of change and the slow restart of all activities at work but also on sport club, family and friends. Some of you have been directly impacted by the situation, some have been through hard times of negotiations to keep their projects on track or even alive. Sometimes re-planning the whole project timeline was becoming a weekly task. Now, we expect a well-deserved return to normal.


I hope to meet you soon - finally in person - in our Events.


A big Thank you for being part of our Project Management Community. 


Philippe Soupart

VP Operations

Feedback on the PMI-DASSM certification training

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

I just had 2 intense days of training for the PMI-DASSM certification with Daniel Gagnon. The training was excellent, and I am taking this as an opportunity to recommend to my network to have a closer look at Disciplined Agile. And for dramatical purposes I am exaggerating my statements a bit – but just a little bit. 😊


2 thoughts:

  • If you are a practitioner interested in taking a Scrum Master exam, and are not sure if you should take it from any of the usual providers, such as or SAFe, then here’s an analogy: if you take this training from the usual providers, you will be like a cook that has learned to cook a great meal (and I really mean that it can be great). But you need the kitchen and the ingredients as per recipe. If you take the training from Disciplined Agile, you will be able to create a great meal. You will learn about the types of ingredients, including alternatives (!), about different ways to prepare, cook, and present them, and you will be able to cook it in a kitchen with a wood-fired stove and copper pots, and in a kitchen with high-tech food processing equipment. As per DA principle #5: “Choice is good”. But be warned: the cooking instructions do not fit on the back of a food package, it’s a big book, so plan enough time for the training!


  • And if you are a line manager...


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

Why Project Managers Should Become Better Visual Storytellers

Author: Adi Muslic, PMP

Because images win over text - this is how Petra Sammers, Communications Strategist and Creative Director, started her story of Visual Storytelling.

This was immediately confirmed through an online survey where the event participants confirmed that images are very important when communicating to your stakeholders and team members. There is also a global trend to use more and more images. Between 2006 and 2016, use of visual content grew from 20% to 70% in all communications media.

To learn more about the theme, Petre recommended the "Thinking fast and slow" book, written by Daniel Kahneman, a winner of the Nobel prize in economics.


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

‍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 May for PMP, CAPM, and PMI-PBA.


The following members provided information about themselves: Zubin Aibara, Daniela Reist, Katarzyna Wieland. 

Stakeholder and Team Management: An Open Space event this June

Author: Leandro Benda, PMP

In order to achieve the set objectives, it is essential to identify and manage the stakeholders of a project and do the team management with the right approach.

Stakeholder Management

Stakeholder management is a major challenge for the success of any project. This process is present throughout the project life cycle.

But what is exactly a stakeholder?

It is all the groups of people and all the people who have an interest in or are affected by the project in any way.

Enjoy the full article here: [Click here]


To subscribe to the event: [Click here]

HERMES – Your ticket to winning a public tender

Author: Nikola Goran ‍Čutura


Continuing to expand our project management expertise, we are proud to present you HERMES, the Swiss project management method, a mandatory standard for a majority of projects in the Swiss public administration at all levels. HERMES is by no means another standard or framework competing with the PMBOK, but rather a practical guide to managing small and medium sized projects.

Our guest and presenter is Serge Schiltz, President of the association “eco-HERMES” representing the HERMES user community in Switzerland and abroad. During this webinar he will give you a brief overview of the method as well as its certification scheme. Join us to find out what this certification takes and brings. Serge will answer all your questions and help you find your way towards gaining these additional skills.


To subscribe to the event: [Click here]

Peter Taylor discusses ‘Why Stakeholders Regularly Ignore Your Project Reports and How to Fix That’

Author: Peter Taylor

Hello PMI Switzerland from The Lazy Project Manager,

  • The #1 way to improve the success probability of your project is to nail stakeholder buy-in - but how do you do that?
  • The #1 way to nail stakeholder buy-in is to give them uncomplicated visual project updates so they actually understand your project - but how do you do that?


Hello to all of my good friends in the PMI Switzerland chapter (I can’t believe that it has been 15 months since I was last with you, and in fact, my visit to Geneva was my very last trip anywhere!).


Crazy times indeed.

But I will be with you, remotely at least, on 1st July 2021 and talking all about project reporting and executive stakeholders, and I would really love you all to join me.

Enjoy the full article: [Click here]


To subscribe to the event: [Click here]

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:

From PM to CEO and Grammarly for Coders

Visual Story Telling

Work-life Balance Workshop


Philippe Soupart, PMP

Martin Härri, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-ACP, SA
Adi Muslic, PMP

Alp Camci, PMP

Leandro Benda, PMP
Nikola Goran ‍Čutura

Peter Taylor


Copy Editor:

Shalini Krishnan, PMP

Technical Editor:
Thierry Altenhoven, 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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