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PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: May 2022

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: May 2022

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter

May 2022 - Volume 21 - Issue 5‍


‍Author: Philip Springuel, PMP

Dear members, volunteers and friends,


Your May 2022 Newsletter is here!  In Agniezska Skalska’s Message from the Board (uniquely delivered this month by video!), we’re motivated to focus on innovation. We’re reminded that our Swiss Chapter has much to offer in its role as an influencer to shape the project management experience of its members and beyond. Watch her video message, engage with our social media and join us for a growing number of events, both in person and online.


We’re pleased this month to welcome Marc Lahmann, Partner and Leader Transformation Assurance, PwC, who describes what you can expect at the June 9, event in Basel “Can agile enable a full scope transformation approach and realise expected benefits more successfully?”


Similarly, we propose another teaser to encourage you to join an upcoming event: “Design Thinking toolbox for project managers.” Other articles this month bring you highlights of past events related to tailoring projects; using data to drive decision-making; and leading a dynamic people centered transformation. As we propose each month, take a moment to discover profiles of new Swiss Chapter members. 


We hope you will be motivated to participate, learn, grow and share with your peers, and perhaps even become a volunteer at PMI Switzerland.


Philip SPRINGUEL, PMI Switzerland Newsletter Copy Editor 

[PMI Switzerland Chapter]

Message from the Board‍

‍Author: Agniezska Skalska, PMP

VP Brand Management & Development

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[New event]

Can AGILE enable a full scope transformation approach and realise expected benefits more successfully?

‍Author: Marc Lahmann

Partner and Leader Transformation Assurance, PwC

Nowadays everyone is talking about agile and its great potential for quickly delivering value to organisations and customers. Anyone following this discussion might get the impression that agile is a silver bullet. While some organisations have demonstrated success in agile project or programme delivery, others have been seriously struggling to quickly deliver the expected benefits – or to deliver anything at all.

Why is that?

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[New event]

Design Thinking toolbox for Project Managers

‍Author: Johana ten Hove, PMP

Do you feel like you are juggling competing expectations, priorities, and people?

Join the interactive session to learn and experiment in Design Thinking, and which simple tools can support you with delivering a project where your stakeholders feel engaged from start to end. The session is designed to teach you about the principles of human-centric problem finding and iterative solution creation.


Sign up and walk away with concrete tips and tricks to bring back to your project work (both online and on-site)!


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‍[Community PMI CH]

Members Update

Author: Alp Camci, PMP

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

The following members provided information about themselves: Elisabet Amanatidou, Luca Casciola, Ben Finnigan, Can Izgi and Undina Tavares Varela.

Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in March.


How To Tailor Your Project Based on PMBOK7

‍Author: Eric Jelenje, PMP

In the March 2022 newsletter, we read how the launch of the PMBOK7 has heralded a revised approach to project management as a discipline, particularly in emphasizing the indispensability of Tailoring to projects and directing practitioners towards value delivery as the ultimate yardstick of project success.


These issues were at the heart of the conversation during the Chapter’s recent live event, “How to Tailor Your Project Based on PMBOK7 (An Opening to Hybridization)” held on April 7th, 2022 at the Hotel Montbrillant in Geneva...


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]


Data-driven decision-making

‍Author: Lourenço Nunes, PMP

In my experience, one of the most critical responsibilities of project managers is to facilitate decision-making. To avoid bias, good decision-making should remain as fact-based as possible, aiming to bring the right data, at the right moment and to the right people.


Needless to say that the increasing volume of data, across the years, has made the work of PMs more challenging. The development of data science, on the other hand, is bringing the project management community new means, as we saw in Rodolfe Dewarrat’s presentation, to apprehend this challenge...

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Leading a dynamic people-centered transformation

‍Author: Leandro Benda, PMP

On Thursday, March 31, 2022 took place our virtual event "Leading a dynamic people-centered transformation" on the "Zoom" platform, presented, with great talent, by our VP Sponsors & Partners, Adi Muslic and our guest Tahirou Assane, MASc, P.Eng., PMP.


Tahirou is the Director Brightline Initiative at PMI and has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles, civil engineering, strategy, transformation and project management.


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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:

The next Newsletter will be published on Monday, June 6th...

Would you want your article as a part of it?


Please share it with us until the 27th of May through our Google Form [Click here].


Philip Springuel, PMP

Agnieszka Skalska, PMP

Marc Lahmann

Johana ten Hove, PMP

Eric Jelenje, PMP

Alp Camci, PMP

Lourenço Nunes, PMP

Leandro Benda, 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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