PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: March 2022

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: March 2022

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter
March 2022 - Volume 21 - Issue 3

‍March 2022 Newsletter Content


‍Author: Philip Springuel, PMP

Dear members and friends,


Welcome once again and thank you for being faithful readers of your monthly PMI Switzerland Chapter newsletter. Remember that you may share, access, comment and feedback on our social media platforms.


This month we open with a call to action from new Chapter President Stefan Vesenmeier. His Message from the Board informs us of the important steps initiated by the Chapter following events in Ukraine. Learn how you can help carry our spirit of volunteerism where it is most needed.


Benefit from our usual line-up of articles covering original work on subjects of critical importance for all project managers, including retrospective reporting or informative aspects of our future events. Please take careful note that your PMI Switzerland Chapter has planned many new and recurring networking events in Basel, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich for you to re-connect and add valuable knowledge and skills to your resume. Do register early and enjoy a long awaited reunion with your peers. We are particularly honored that PMI Brightline Director Tahirou Assane Oumarou, will be speaking at PMI Switzerland's online event on 31 March, "Leading a dynamic people-centered transformation."


Most sincerely,

Philip SPRINGUEL, PMI Switzerland Newsletter Copy Editor


‍Message from the Board

‍Author: Stefan Vesenmeier, PMP, DASSM

Chapter President PMI Switzerland

In the more than 12 years that I have been a member of the Swiss Chapter and have been able to help as a volunteer in the organization and execution of more than 100 events for Project Management Professionals, I have always found it exciting and meaningful to be a part of the worldwide PMI organization and community. I believe PMI is really an important and relevant organization for all PM interested people, which provides a valuable contribution to the education and training of project workers of any knowledge level, especially in Switzerland.


But as of today, I am really stoked to be a part of PMI Europe!

In response to the war and the current situation in Ukraine, PMI Europe has spontaneously decided to help. First of all, a quick and generous donation to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will support the current relief efforts in the crisis area. 

In addition, longer-term support of various activities locally is also planned. In order to become active here as quickly as possible, initial contacts have already been made with the local Ukrainian Red Cross to offer our help, e.g. support/training of helpers in the planning and implementation of relief measures.


As soon as concrete measures for support by our volunteers arise, PMI Europe will reach out to their Volunteer Community. It would be great if the Swiss PM Community would then also participate.


One small but crucial circumstance makes me particularly happy. Thanks to the personal commitment and connections of some of our Swiss volunteers, we were able to help quickly establish the right contacts between the PMI contact persons and the responsible coordinators at ICRC. This has been instrumental in enabling PMI to provide help so quickly. For this, once again an extra thank you to those mentioned!


I think to speak in the name of all our volunteers when I say that our thoughts are with all those who have to suffer the consequences of this unnecessary and inhuman war, as well as with those who selflessly and without hesitation help wherever help is needed. THANK YOU!


Finally, I would like to draw your attention to our upcoming events program. For a while now, our regional teams have been preparing to run on-site events again. We think now is the right time, as not only the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, but also the infection numbers are decreasing. The regional event teams in Basel, Geneva, Lausanne, and Zurich are actively planning and organizing interesting and exciting evening events. In addition, we regularly invite all interested people for socializing events (such as lunches, drinks, etc.) where we want to focus on small-talk, big-talk, and networking with like-minded people.


All our events can be found on our website at:


Thanks to all supporters and friends

Stefan Vesenmeier, PMP, DASSM

Chapter President PMI Switzerland

One more thing...


Here's my special tip for all German speakers - I have the pleasure and honor to present PMI Switzerland and our active PM community at the "PMTagung" on March 24th, and I would be grateful for any supporters.


See the banner below!

SMP - Congress of Project Management‍

Author: Société suisse de Management de Projet

Project Management, a profession in transformation


Organized by the "Société suisse de Management de Projet" (SMP) in collaboration with HEC Lausanne, the Project Management Congress is the preferred event in French-speaking Switzerland to enrich one's knowledge of project management and meet professionals in the field. Only one edition will be held in 2022. It includes two plenary conferences and 9 parallel training sessions. It is the ideal day to learn and network!

Early Bird rate until March 25, 2022, register today!


This event is almost exclusively in French (with 1 session that is FR/ENG/DE).


Program and registration:


Project Management Networking Zürich


Isatu Barrie, PMP

Valérie Pierre, PMP

After two years of no face-to-face events due to the pandemic, I believe that we all were longing for some human contact, to socialise with people and enjoy ourselves.

Our main purpose for creating the Project Management Networking event in Zurich - (PM networking ZH) is to bring together the Project Management community through in-person networking and connect with like-minded people to share and exchange ideas, experience or just to chit-chat about everything!...

Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

Intro to the event: Leading a dynamic people-centered transformation

‍Author: Tahirou Assane Oumarou, PMP

Director of Brightline, PMI

Tahirou Assane Oumarou will be speaking on March 31st at PMI Switzerland's online event "Leading a dynamic people-centered transformation."


The original full article by Ricardo Viana Vargas, Tahirou Assane Oumarou and Emil Anderson was first published in The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on January 12th, 2021.


Transformation is personal. Always. Think about it. Organizational change is brought about one individual at a time. A change of behavior or a change of outlook by one individual in an organization is the cellular basis of achieving transformation...

Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

How to Tailor Your Project according to PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition

‍Author: Thando Dube, PMP

With the advent of the PMBOK® Guide 7th edition last August, we saw a shift away from the traditional Knowledge Areas and Process Groups that most project managers fondly relied on for “Tailoring projects”. This shift has left many project managers in search of solutions on how to tailor projects. Should they continue using the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups or integrate the twelve Principles of Project Management to lead them in tailoring the eight Performance Domains to fit the project context as proposed in the PMBOK® Guide 7th edition?

Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

Organizational Transformation: Orchestration

‍Author: Adi Muslic, PMP

This is the third course in the OT Series (, which provides the leadership and strategic knowledge of transformation initiatives.This advanced course applies focus on assessing market conditions and trends, exploring frameworks for achieving outcomes, and applying a human-centric approach towards your organization...

Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

‍Members Update

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

A warm welcome to all new members that joined our Chapter.

The following members provided information about themselves: Thomas Eichmann, Antonio Morisco, Rafal Nessel and Vincent Posta.

Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in Januar.

Challenges in building up a campaign on a crowdfunding platform during COVID times

Author: Ethel Mendocilla Sato, PMP

Thanks to research on Human Microbiome, we know that our “microbial self” has a profound influence in human physiology, immunity, and metabolism. For example, extensive study of the gut microbiome has shown its most significant importance on our short- and long-term overall health. However, other parts of the human body are largely unexplored, including the vagina. Although the vagina is the second place most populated by microorganisms, which have a critical role in women’s health, it is under-researched. Surprisingly, the vaginal microbiome field only represents 3% of scientific publications related to the Human Microbiome field. This knowledge gap prevents the development of effective and practical clinical therapeutics that could protect and improve women’s health and well-being...

Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

AMM 2022 - From a Retrospective 2021 to the Outlook 2022

Author: Thierry Altenhoven, PMP

On the 10th of February, PMI invited the members to the Annual Members Meeting. This event was organized online and lasted from 18h00 to 20h00. It was moderated by the fantastic Pia Henzelmann. After 20h00, a session of virtual networking was opened for the participants.


The event was structured in 2 parts:

  • The first part presented a summary of the year 2021 and an outlook of 2022 for our PMI Switzerland Chapter.
  • The second part was a keynote called “Impact Warrior Excellence: How To Master Tough Times!”, presented by special guests Michelle Xue Wang and Florian T. Hochenrieder.

This article will cover the first part of this meeting.

Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

AMM 2022 - Impact Warrior Excellence: How To Master Tough Times!

Author: Thierry Altenhoven, PMP

On the 10th of February, PMI invited the members to the Annual Members Meeting (AMM 2022). This event was organized online and lasted from 18h00 to 20h00. It was moderated by the fantastic Pia Henzelmann.

A special keynote was part of the AMM 2022 and was called “Impact Warrior Excellence: How To Master Tough Times!”, presented by the special guests Michelle Xue Wang and Florian T. Hochenrieder.

Michelle and Florian both inspired and guided us to successfully lead ourselves and our teams through the tough and uncertain future...


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

Narratives related to Innovation

‍Author: Gessami Sanchez Olle, PMP

Before closing 2021, we had the opportunity to learn about innovation in the second face-to-face (F2F) event in Basel, after the start of the pandemic.

Thanks to Giovanni Nisato, one of our Basel Events team members, we could explore the role that narratives can play in innovation processes. We create some stories to make innovation happen and some also to make sense of it, after it occurs...


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:

Impact Warrior Excellence: How To Master Tough Times!‍

Virtual Annual Members Meeting 2022‍

Level Up - Transitioning from PM to PrgmM‍‍

The next Newsletter will be published on Monday, April 4th...

Would you want your article as a part of it?


Please share it with us until the 28th of March through our Google Form [Click here].


Philip Springuel, PMP

Stefan Vesenmeier, PMP, DASSM

Isatu Barrie, PMP

Valérie Pierre, PMP

Tahirou Assane Oumarou, PMP

Thando Dube, PMP

Adi Muslic, PMP

 Alp Camci, PMP

Ethel Mendocilla Sato, PMP

Thierry Altenhoven, PMP

Gessami Sanchez Ollo, 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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