PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: October 2022

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: October 2022

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter

October 2022 - Volume 22 - Issue 10


‍Author: Philip Springuel, PMP

Dear colleagues,


Your Chapter newsletter for October 2022 offers a retrospective on one of the year’s most important events: PMI Switzerland’s own 11th PM Conference, attended by 130 participants from many diverse sectors. In a related interview, Marc Lahmann, the Program & Project Portfolio Management and Core Platform Transformation Practice Lead at PwC Switzerland, explains how a new generation of data engineers will help companies get an edge in the future of AI-assisted project management.


Read from PMI Switzerland Vice President Adi Muslic who gives us an Introduction to the Organizational Transformation CoP. Also in your newsletter this month, an article from Agustin Diaz Salvadores reminds us that organizations with a high level of Project Management culture will define a future of significantly improved project success rates.


Read on to meet 8 new PMI Switzerland members, and don’t forget to follow and check our social media channels for all the latest news and events from PMI Switzerland.

Philip SPRINGUEL, PMI Switzerland Newsletter Copy Editor


11th PMI CH Conference

Author: Leandro Benda, PMP

Imminent landing in the future of project management,

keep your seatbelts fastened and taste it!


On Wednesday September 21, the 11th PMI Switzerland Project Management Conference (PM Conference) took place in the beautiful premises of our sponsor, PwC in Zürich, whom we thank for their valuable contribution. This year we had a future-oriented theme "Innovation in Project Management - Shaping the Future of Projects".


28 volunteers contributed for 4 months to the success of this event under the leadership of the orchestra conductors: Martin Härri, Valerie Pierre and Adi Muslic. A big thank you to all of them for the unfailing commitment shown...

Enjoy the full article: [Click here]


Interview with Marc Lahmann @ 11th PMI CH Conference

Author: Ganesh Gopalan, PMP

Marc is a Consulting Partner with PwC Switzerland, leading the Program & Project Portfolio Management and Core Platform Transformation Practice at PwC Switzerland. He has more than 20 years of experience in advising multinational firms on technology and business transformational challenges. Marc is driving AI initiatives for project management and has been advocating and speaking on the use of AI in project management for a couple of years.

When the entire world is moving towards AI, why do you think it could be a failure in Project Management?

We don’t believe it is a failure but looking at a short to medium timeframe, it doesn’t live up to the hype. Just a couple of years ago AI was praised as the new technology changing the world by storm, yet it is mostly applied in very specific use cases with close boundaries, like playing a game of GO or detecting cancer with a higher probability...


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

‍[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: Luiz Back, Yulia Brovun, Francesco Guberti, Davide Marano, Mario Moscato, Andrew Price, Kaori Riveros & Ahmed Shukry.‍

Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in August.‍

[New event]

Introduction to Organizational Transformation CoP

Author: Adi Muslic, PMP

VP Sponsors & Partners

Welcome to the Organizational Transformation Community of Practice (CoP). This is an open community. You do not need to be a PMI member to participate. It’s a safe place for collective and collaborative learning. All community members are active participants who share their experience and challenges. Members encourage and support each other...

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The importance of projects

Author: Agustin Diaz Salvadores, PMP

In this article I address the importance of projects in organizations. How to address them is key to providing many products and services, to deploying strategy and innovation, and therefore to their competitiveness and survival...

Enjoy the full article: [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 5th of December. 

Would you want your article as a part of it?


Please share it with us until the 25th of November through our Google Form [Click here].


Philip Springuel, PMP

Leandro Benda, PMP

Ganesh Gopalan, PMP

Alp Camci, PMP

Adi Muslic, PMP

Agustin Diaz Salvadores, 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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