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PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: September 2022

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: September 2022

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter

September 2022 - Volume 21 - Issue 9



‍Author: Shalini Krishnan, PMP

Dear Members and Subscribers,


Welcome to an action-packed September newsletter!


Focus is on the upcoming 11th PMI Switzerland Conference which will take place in Zurich on September 21. We hope you are as excited as we are! Registration is still possible, and you can learn more about the conference in this newsletter as well as on the dedicated site [Click here].

We are also highlighting the benefits and importance of volunteering, and you can learn about what a few of our very own PMI Switzerland chapter volunteers have been up to through some of the interviews within this newsletter.


Happy reading and we hope you enjoy the last few days of summer in Switzerland :)

[PMI Switzerland Chapter]

Message from the Board‍

‍Author: Adi Muslic, PMP

VP Sponsors & Partners

We all have busy lives and very little time to spare. What do you do with this little time you can spare? Have you thought of volunteering? Probably not. However, the benefits of volunteering can be very positive and change your life.


Here are the reasons why it's worth making time for volunteering in your busy schedule:


With volunteering, you connect to a community of like-minded members. Even helping with the smallest tasks can make a big difference. It is a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to an area. It strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network. The social contact aspect of helping and working with others can have a profound effect on your overall well-being.


Volunteering reduces stress and protects you against depression. It helps you stay healthy. Studies have found that those who volunteer have a lower mortality rate than those who do not. Human beings are hard-wired to give to others. The more we give, the happier we feel. Whatever your age or life situation, volunteering may help take your mind off your own worries, keep you mentally stimulated, and add some fun to your life.


Volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills and increase self-confidence.


Volunteering is an easy way to explore your interests and passions. It can be a relaxing, energizing escape from your day-to-day routine. It may help you renew your creativity, motivation, and vision that can carry over into your personal and professional life.

At PMI Switzerland, volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice Power Skills, try new Ways of Working and develop your Business Acumen.


Follow the link to download the full list:

PMI Switzerland’s Sponsors & Partners team is collaborating with sponsors and partners.

Collaboration can be very narrow or very large, involving all other PMI Switzerland teams and a variety of activities.

You can start in an observing role and, if interested, find yourself quickly in a role that requires you to practise all range of Power Skills, Business Acumen practises and various Ways of Working.

The team has been actively taking part in the PM Conference organization, standard sponsored events, PMI’s young professionals initiative, social impact activities and collaborating closely with the Swiss Corporate Network Group.

We are extending our outreach to new partners, such as universities, professional organizations, digital media, coaching and training companies. Our vision is to create an open collaborative community of professionals and institutions interested in project management and transformation.


If you believe in the benefits of volunteering, do not wait. Get in touch now. You can join one or several teams and try out different roles and activities.


You can find me on LinkedIn ( Click, connect and let’s talk. All the volunteering benefits mentioned above I have experienced myself. I am happy to share my story with you.

[SPECIAL 11th PM Conference]

Interview on Challenges and Perspectives


Valerie Pierre, PMP

Adi Muslic, PMP

Adi Muslic and Valerie Pierre, project managers and organization leads of the 11th PMI Switzerland Conference, exchanged their views on the challenges and perspectives for project managers in 2022.


  • Valerie: Adi, this year’s conference theme is “Innovation in Project Management - Shaping the Future of Projects”, could you explain how it was chosen and why?...


The theme is the result of a collective thinking by the conference core team and the Board of Directors. The first part...


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

[SPECIAL 11th PM Conference]

Getting to know two volunteers from our 2022 PM Conference


Eric Jelenje, PMP

Christopher Ziemba, PMP

Volunteering is at the very core of the PMI Switzerland Chapter’s work and service to the Swiss project manager community. From producing the monthly Newsletter to coordinating events and keeping the Chapter website up-to-date, volunteers do it all.


We recently caught up with two volunteers, who have made significant contributions to our chapter, to learn more about their experiences and to get their thoughts on the upcoming Project Management Conference.


Sangamitra Prayaga is an active member of the Zürich Events Team, and Leandro Benda is an active member in the Events Team for the French/speaking part of Switzerland. We posed each of them the same few questions and received some rather exciting answers in return.


Question 1: Please tell us about yourself...

Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

[SPECIAL 11th PM Conference]

Solving problems with PMI's Bodo Giegel

Author: Christopher Ziemba, PMP

For our 2022 Project Management Conference, PMI Switzerland warmly welcomes Bodo Giegel, Business Head Europe at PMI, to introduce us to The Wicked Problem Solving Toolkit.


Do not let the word “wicked” throw you. Unlike Shakespeare’s famous line, referenced in this article’s subtitle, wicked in our context is not evil, but rather it indicates that we want to solve problems that are both serious and complex in a collaborative way.


Project Management is fundamentally about solving problems and it is on the most serious and complex problems where innovative strategies can have the biggest impact...

Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

‍[SPECIAL 11th PM Conference]

Behind the Scenes: Website Administration at the PMI Switzerland Chapter

Author: Eric Jelenje, PMP

Information is Power, so the old adage goes.


The PMI Switzerland Chapter website is a vital source of information and creates opportunities for members and non-members across and beyond Switzerland, and critical to the Chapter's communications and stakeholder engagement efforts.


An extension to the Chapter Website is the 2022 PM Conference website, through which users can access speaker profiles, the conference agenda and information about registering for the Conference...


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

[New event]

Agile in Finance - CoP 13.09.2022

‍Author: Florian Ivan

Imagine Doing Agile in a bank! A Swiss Bank!

On September 13, our Agile CoP has the pleasure to welcome Stuart Nixon who is going to tell us about his experience in implementing Agile for a major bank. When you read about these kinds of experiences, it’s all nice and fun. When you actually do it, as you’ll see from Stuart, it comes with lots of challenges.


To subscribe to the event: [Click here]

[New event]

PM Master Class: 2-day Product Owner Training

‍Author: Fredy Wehrli, PMP & PMI-PBA

The coming PM Master Class gives you the rare opportunity to get your preparation training for the Product Owner certification for a very competitive price.


Above all, Silvana Wasitova will inspire us and make sure we are ready to fill out this role!

To subscribe to the event: [Click here]

[Social media]

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, October 3rd...

Would you want your article as a part of it?


Please share it with us until the 23rd of September through our Google Form [Click here].


Shalini Krishnan, PMP

Adi Muslic, PMP

Valerie Pierre, PMP

Eric Jelenje, PMP

Christopher Ziemba, PMP

Alp Camci, PMP

Florian Ivan

Fredy Wehrli, PMP & PMI-PBA


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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