PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: January 2022

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: January 2022

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter
January 2022 - Volume 21 - Issue 1

‍January 2022 Newsletter Content

In this newsletter edition you can read about:
  • Editorial
  • Message from the Board
  • Have you already played LEGOÂź...but seriously?

  • Upskill with the Organizational Transformation Series
  • Members Update
  • Project in an extraordinary situation
  • Retrospective "Open Negotiations Game Night"
  • NEW EVENT: Gestion des risques en pĂ©riode COVID
  • What's New on your Youtube Channel?


‍Author: Philip Springuel, PMP

Dear members,


Happy New Year 2022! Welcome back to your PMI Switzerland Chapter newsletter.


As the joys of the year-end holidays among friends and family slowly take a back seat, and we regretfully sweep away the dried pine needles still littering the floor where a Christmas tree once stood, we symbolically refocus and charge ahead with our projects.


This month, we begin with a Chapter Board Message from departing VP Sponsors & Partners Board member Agata Czopek, who inspires us to build powerful habits for a positive mind.


In addition, your newsletter offers a reflection on SIX’s extraordinary early project management reaction to the coronavirus outbreak. And, to assist you in managing risk in COVID times, we present a - French language - look at PMI Switzerland's upcoming January 25 ‘Zoom’ event. 


Two retrospectives evoke fun and games: first with a look at how our PMI volunteers did with the LEGO scheme, and another on the Open Negotiations approach. We also bring you a review of the Organizational Transformation Series, highly recommended for upping your skills in this regard.


Read further to meet new members; mark your calendars for upcoming events; and as always, follow our fresh news on social media.


PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter Copy Editor

‍Message from the Board

‍Author: Agata Czopek, PMP

VP Sponsors & Partners

My last message from the Board...


Dear Members,


As we are entering another year of covid disruption I wanted to inspire you to look into the latest research on mental fitness. The challenges of tomorrow will not disappear and we shall find the strength to tackle them in our private and professional life.


I encourage you to have a look at Positive Intelligence, [Link] that gives you interesting tools to build powerful habits for a positive mind. It helped me to make discoveries, hope you will find it insightful too.


Personally, I’m transitioning my volunteer role now, leaving the PMI Switzerland Chapter Board to join PMI Global.


I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone I had a chance to work with and look forward to less formal interactions. I’ll be still supporting the PMI community, if you want to have a coffee in Zurich or Lausanne, let me know ;)


Warmest regards and have a great start to 2022!

Agata Czopek

Have you already played LEGO¼...but seriously?‍

‍Author: Thierry Altenhoven, PMP

Every year PMI Chapter Switzerland invites all the volunteers of the organization to a special event: the "Volunteers Day". It permits to meet each other, to exchange ideas and purposes, to share experiences, to discover the activities of others, to reflect about the organization, to network, to celebrate and of course, to have fun.


This time, the event took place at the "Haus der UniversitÀt" in Bern, on Saturday, the 13th of November 2021. It was introduced and moderated by two excellent coaches, Dr. Sandra Roth and Ms. Kristin Warnecke. They guided the whole team in an uncommon journey with a very well-known material: a ton of LEGOŸ bricks!!!


In this article, I want to present you this event and to share with you my observations.


Let's go!...


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

Upskill with the Organizational Transformation Series

Author: Adi Muslic, PMP


A recent study shows that over 70% of large-scale transformations fail and transformation risk continues to be a top concern for most executives. This global problem is why PMI invested in world-class research from top transformation experts to create the new Organizational Transformation (OT) Series: https// [Link]ï»żï»ż

There are 3 self-paced courses: Foundation, Implementation and Orchestration. Each completed course will award you with 10 PDUs. You can earn a micro-credential badge for each one upon successful completion of the course exam.

In this article, I will tell you a bit more about the first course, Foundation...

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 November. 


The following members provided information about themselves: Leticia Caminero, Valérie Pierre. 

Project in an extraordinary situation

‍Author: ValĂ©rie Pierre, PMP

‍When was the last time you attended a professional event in which you enjoyed every single bit of it?


On 25 November 2021, Rodrigue R.R. Brugger, Head Global HR Case Management and Core Member Task Force Corona SIX, alias “Senior project manager” of the Taskforce, captivated the full attention of his audience in Six’s convention center while telling his report from 1 Âœ years of Six’s Taskforce Corona...

Enjoy the full article: [Click here]ï»ż

Retrospective "Open Negotiations Game Night"

‍Author: Nikola Goran Čutura, PMP, DASSM

We did it! :-)

December the 1st 2021 saw the first live on-site event in Lausanne after almost 2 years break! Even with the strict anti-COVID measures, we hope not to wait 2 more years till the next one - stay tuned!

The event took place in Espace Dickens, about 5 minutes walk from Lausanne train station, in a room that accommodates 30 people for a conference. It was quite comfortable for the group of 8 participants that joined to share and improve negotiating skills, so important for a project manager...

Enjoy the full article: [Click here]ï»ż

NEW EVENT: Gestion des risques en période Covid

‍Author: Thando Dube, PMP

AprĂšs le succĂšs d’Open Space n°8, qui a eu lieu le mardi 2 novembre 2021 en live via Zoom, sur le thĂšme « An Open Space around PMBOK 7 », et afin de bien dĂ©buter l’annĂ©e 2022, nous prĂ©parons d'ores et dĂ©jĂ  un nouvel Ă©vĂ©nement sur le thĂšme de la gestion des risques projet en pĂ©riode de pandĂ©mie.


Cerise sur le gùteau, ce premier rendez-vous en ligne de 2022 sera organisé en français pour mieux répondre aux attentes de nos adhérents suisses romands. Chaque mois, nous organisons un événement pour vous aider à développer vos connaissances en gestion de projet, pour découvrir de nombreuses idées pratiques, gagner des PDUs pour entretenir vos certifications et vous permettre de rencontrer vos pairs...

Enjoy the full article: [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:

Level Up - Transitioning from PM to PrgmM

PMI Conference 2021‍

‍Agile, are you sure?‍


Philip Springuel, PMP

Agata Czopek, PMP

Thierry Altenhoven, PMP

Adi Muslic, PMP

Alp Camci, PMP

Valérie Pierre, PMP

Nikola Goran Čutura, PMP, DASSM

Thando Dube, PMP


‍Copy Editor:

Philip Springuel, 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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