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PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: March 2023

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: March 2023

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter

March 2023 - Volume 23 - Issue 03

ERP Transformation: how can we do it right?

Playing Strategy Planning

Project Manager Networking Apéro in Zurich

PM Master Class: Master Project's Communication 

The Role of Evaluation in Project Management

Project Manager Networking Lunch Basel (April)

PMI Coffee Talk April 2023

PMI-CH Running Team: 20km of Lausanne


Philip Springuel, PMP,  

Newsletter Copy Editor


Dear readers,

In this March 2023 PMI Switzerland newsletter, we begin with a message from PMI Chapter Vice President for Communications & Brand Development, Thando Dube, who recounts the Chapter’s Annual Members Meeting of 2 February, and offers insights into the Chapter’s plans for 2023. 

Other highlights include Board member Vice President for Volunteers Joachim Dehais, who praises the achievements of our Volunteer of the year for 2022, Leandro Benda. He also recognises the many contributions of several other volunteers who have distinguished themselves in service to the Chapter, and reminds you that there are many more volunteer opportunities available. Do check our website and contact Joachim to get started on your journey.

As we propose each month, take a moment to meet new PMI Switzerland Chapter members, 4 are profiled here. 

With many events scheduled ahead, your newsletter this month offers good reasons why you should quickly turn to our events page to book your place. For example, this Tuesday’s online event will discuss ERP transformation, and we remind you of the strategy planning workshop of 16 March.

With best regards,


Newsletter Copy Editor

[PMI Switzerland Chapter]

Message from the Board‍

Author: Thando Dube, PMP

VP Communications & Brand Development

We are a few weeks before the first quarter of 2023 unfolds, and many things have happened within your Chapter! On 2nd February, we successfully organized our Annual Members Meeting (AMM) in Bern. We are thankful and grateful to all our Chapter members who attended this event and to our energized volunteers and organizing team that made this happen! The AMM is a unique event, where we get to meet as a Chapter to share, review the achievements of the past year, get budget approval, present the new board for the current year, acknowledge and reward our outstanding volunteers; not forgetting the privileged moment of meeting in person and sharing a drink after the event! 

We encourage every member to attend our next AMM, as this provides a very good opporpunity to connect with the Board members and fellow members and volunteers.

A week later after the AMM event, on the 11th of February, the new Board met for the first time in Bern to establish the road map for 2023. This meeting was also extended to the Past Presidents of the Chapter, who joined in the afternoon for a brainstorming session. As a newly elected Board member, I really appreciated this joint session, where we got to listen, learn, and share experiences that have shaped the history of our chapter. 

On 22 February, we organized our first online event on ‘Women in Projects’ and on 1st March, we held our first in-person event in Zurich - ‘How to foster and build teams to solve complex problems’. But it isn’t always too much work and no play with the Swiss Chapter! Our Chapter organized multiple networking events last year in order to interact with other project management professionals in Basel, Zurich, Lausanne and Geneva! These networking events are scheduled on a regular monthly basis. If your home city is not covered and you are interested in organizing a networking event, kindly reach out to the Events Team who will gladly help to set up this event with you.

Our chapter is active, with several events and projects lined up for this year. These are the fruits of the work of our members and volunteers who have again this year offered to vounteer their time towards PMI and its Swiss Chapter. As we start the year, there are still volunteer positions available. Volunteering with our chapter is not static! You can volunteer for several projects at the same time, or you can select the time of the year when you have a lighter workload. All this is possible and takes no time to define it with your volunteer team lead.

Visit our website to find out about available positions or contact our VP Volunteers

Thank you, I look forward, together with the rest of the Board members, to volunteer and collaborate with everyone to make our Chapter a great place to volunteer, learn, upskill, meet, and share knowledge and skills with other project management professionals.


Thando Dube, PMP

VP Communications & Brand Development

‍[New Event]

Invitation to the seminar on ERP Transformation: How can we do it right?

‍Author: AdEx Partners


It is costly – takes long time – only consultants have benefits – we are done after our 10-year ERP journey – we have other priorities.

Those are just some of the typical reactions of stakeholders to the idea of a new ERP.

Yet, for various reasons, companies need to consider and finally embark on the ERP journey.


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

‍[New Event]

Have you played Strategy Planning before?

‍Author: Adi Muslic, PMP
VP Sponsors & Partners

If you have not, here is the chance. On 16 March, we are going to play Strategy Planning in Lausanne. After the game we will have a nice networking apéro.

That’s it. I cannot tell you more. The rest is a big surprise. But, be sure that you are going to miss a great opportunity to learn and have fun at the same time if you do not participate.

You can maybe find more details in the previous article: 


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]

‍‍[New Event]

Invitation to the PMI Switzerland, SMP & SKMF joint event

Have you been required to put your project management skills to the test by evaluating someone else's project? Or been tasked with developing a performance management framework for a project you are leading, one as ambitious as convincing young men and women in remote villages in Liberia to fill their pockets with screws instead of bullets? 



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.

Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in January.


The following members provided information about themselves: Stefano Pianese, Ali Mirmoini, Nikki Lindgren, Mirjam Nufer.

[‍PMI Switzerland Chapter]

‍Volunteer of the Year 2022

Author: Joachim Dehais

VP Volunteers

Old habits die hard, and volunteers are undefeated. We have voted once more for our top volunteers this year, and I sure hope you were a contender.

Coming hot in the top 4 is Daniel Rodellar, who's been instrumental in our communications and particularly the newsletter. Next is our very own Martin Härri, who has kept the engine on high RPM for the conference and the Swiss Corporate Network Group. Finally shines Valérie Pierre, who has grabbed the Zurich events team and run with it to new heights.

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 3rd of April.

Would you want your article as a part of it?


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


Thando Dube, PMP

Alp Camci, PMP

Adi Muslic, PMP

Joachim Dehais



Copy Editor:

Philip Springuel, PMP

Technical Editor:

Giorgio Ricci, 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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