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PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: November 2022

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: November 2022

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter

November 2022 - Volume 22 - Issue 11

Don't miss out on our upcoming events!

Project Manager Networking lunch, Basel

IPM Day 2022, Zurich: Agile is simple. It just isn't. Story of Credit Suisse

IPM Day 2022, Geneva: Prerequisites for agile project delivery 

PMI Coffee Talk November

Project Managers Networking Afterwork, Lausanne

Project Manager Networking Apéro, Zurich 

Project Manager Networking lunch Basel 

Annual Members Meeting in Bern


Shalini Krishnan, PMP,  

PMI Switzerland Newsletter Copy Editor

Dear Members and Subscribers,

The days are getting shorter and the morning air is getting chillier, yet the Swiss sun continues to shine bright - just as our PMI Switzerland Chapter volunteers do! 

This month's newsletter recaps a successful Volunteer Day in Lucerne on October 8, as well as encourages YOU to join our small but mighty Newsletter Team.

Among other networking events, we also invite you to join an International Project Management Day event on November 3 in either Geneva  or Zurich. 

We hope you enjoy this month's lineup; happy reading and happy November :)


[Message from the Board]  

Keeping our priorities

Author: Joachim Dehais, PMP,

VP Volunteers


Hello everyone,

The days have grown shorter, as has the sliver of mercury in the thermometers.

Nothing new here though, and neither has been the mighty reshuffle. As a society we rediscovered the value of boundaries. Have we kept up with priorities?

It is easy to get lost in the daily grind, and with social skills and ethics at a certain low, work can be a grind. So, let’s run through a strategic exercise.

Where do you stand right now? Are you content, or do you feel out of place?

Harder still, do you know why you are in that place, what role you occupy for others?

If you have the time, have a read of Pirandello's book “One, No One and One Hundred Thousand”. Even better, ask someone you trust to give you the hard truths.

Having a feel on these, where would you rather be? A little ambition doesn’t hurt there.

Do you have what it takes to get there? Oh wait, you know that one, that’s a SWOT analysis!

Again, you want a trusty partner for the exercise.

Now look at where you want to go, what it takes, and what you have.

What is the gap? How are you going to fill it? What is the smallest step you can take now, or everyday, to reach it?

Finally for a little OCM. Who did you include in the definition? How will they, and you, handle changes to the status quo?

Now, you have your project, I’ll let you execute.

Looking forward to meeting you.

[Note from the Newsletter Team]  

Looking for editors to join the Newsletter Team PMI CH

Author: Daniel Rodellar, PMP

Publications Director

Dear readers,


As seasons go by, also our team members get new challenges, new opportunities or just move. Change is a constant on our lives. Sometimes little changes, sometimes huge impactful ones, all of them are making each day different.

For the months to come we want to fill out new positions on the Newsletter team of the Project Management Institute Switzerland Chapter...


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

[Featured up coming Event]

IPM Day, Zurich: Agile is simple. It just isn't. Story of Credit Suisse.

Author: Sangamitra Prayaga, PMP‍‍

IPM day is celebrated in PMI Switzerland with Agile centred events in both Geneva and Zurich. For more info about the event: click here


AGILE – more than a software development methodology or tool kit. In this VUCA world, being AGILE is a corporate imperative. It needs to be a mindset of all employees. An organizational culture.


And who better than PMs to promote it? With their inherent understanding (hopefully!) of the significance of: Knowing the organizational context Stakeholder identification & management – both internal & external Continual evaluation of risks and opportunities.


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

[Featured up coming Event]

IPM Day, Geneva: Counterintuitive prerequisites for agile project

Author: Patryk Nosalik, PMP

IPM day is celebrated in PMI Switzerland with Agile centred events in both Geneva and Zurich. For more info about the event: click here


In Geneva, our speaker – no – this is an interactive event – so guru – no, don’t call him a guru – so guest facilitator, is Dr Serge Schiltz, PMP. He is going to share some interesting knowhow and insights on agile project and business delivery...


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]


2022 Volunteer’s Day in Luzerne !

Author: Ganesh Gopalan, PMP

One of the best event of the year!


Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless”- Sherry Anderson


The above adage holds fit, as could be seen on Volunteer’s Day held on October 8th, 2022, in the beautiful city of Luzern. PMI Switzerland Chapter treated its volunteers in a very special way. It was a full day program neatly chalked out that started with a ship ride from Lake Lucerne to the foothills of Mt. Pilatus...


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]


Reads on Change Management and Sponsoring


Author: Florian Puschmann, PMP

I recently came across one of the classic reads on change management: SwitchHow to change things when change is hard by Chip & Dan Heath. Picking up the book was both enjoyable and instructive. 


The Heath brothers' framework consists of three elements: 

  1. The driver - the rational mind
  2. The elephant - the emotional side
  3. Shaping the path - providing explicit instructions on how to implement the change

This simple framework is highly instructive as it is a powerful reminder that providing facts alone won't convince anyone. It is even less likely to lead to the needed or desired change...


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]


Cast your vote for your Chapter representatives!

Elena Milusheva, PMP

Alp Camci, PMP

The Nominations Committee

Who is going to steer our chapter in which direction for the next two years? The decision is yours. Cast your vote for our Chapter representatives!


These are volunteers with significant responsibility for the future chapter strategy and its execution. We encourage you to take the few minutes required to study their profiles before you vote.

We have:

  • candidates for Board of Directors
  • candidates for Nomination Committee Officer
  • candidates for Financial Auditors

Each PMI Switzerland Chapter member will receive a notification...


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: Miroslava Sedlarova, Paula Armoa, Ece Sezgin Kestek, Andrea Ziegler.


Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in September.



[New Partners]

Partnership with SMP - Sociéte de Suisse de Management de Project

Author: Adi Muslic, PMP,

VP Sponsors & Partners

Our aim is to enlarge the Swiss community of project managers and change makers. This is why we have been engaging with other professional associations and non profit organizations.

This time, I would like to tell you about our renewed collaboration with SMP - Société suisse demanagement de projet...

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].


Shalini Krishnan, PMP

Sangamitra Prayaga, PMP

Patryk Nosalik, PMP

Florian Puschmann, PMP

Ganesh Gopalan, PMP

Alp Camci, PMP

Adi Muslic, PMP

Joachim Dehais, PMP

Daniel Rodellar, PMP

Copy Editor:

Shalini Krishnan, PMP

Technical Editor:

Thando Dube, PMP

Publications Director:
Daniel Rodellar, PMP