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PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: May 2023

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter: May 2023

PMI Switzerland Chapter Newsletter

May 2023 - Volume 23 - Issue 05

‍Let's play: Facilitting your next strategy planning

‍Project Manager Networking Lunch Basel (June 2023) 

‍Collaboration Simplified: Practical Tools to Power Your Projects

Project Manager Networking Lunch Basel (July 2023)


‍Author: Philip Springuel, PMP

Dear friends and colleagues,

In her Message from the Board, Ala Lutz, VP Membership, describes the Guest Pass Program that allows one year of free membership for new members of PMI Switzerland. Don’t miss the profiles of three new members in this month’s newsletter, yours can be next!

With a new article for a continuing series in your PMI Switzerland Newsletter, Eric Jelenje shares more thoughts about Diversity and Unconscious Bias. Another article describes an upcoming interactive session introducing two powerful tools: the Team Alignment Map and the Team Contract. Also this month, Leandro Benda deep-dives into the complex planning process that goes into preparing for a Marathon.

To offer a memorable experience at the coming 12th Annual Conference, please offer your input and participate in the Pre-Event Survey.

With the success of our previous strategy planning event in Lausanne, we are delighted to offer another workshop on this topic with Pierre NEIS. See the events calendar and connect with our social media to plan your participation in the many networking and training events coming up.


PMI Switzerland Chapter

Message from the Board

Author: Ala Lutz, VP Membership

Dear members,

We are excited to announce that we will continue with the Guest Pass Program this year, which offers a fantastic opportunity for you to invite your friends to join the PMI Swiss Chapter.

The Guest Pass Program allows new members to benefit from one year of free membership with the PMI Swiss Chapter while being able to expand their network, to attend different events, hear from the industry experts, and gain insights into the latest trends in Project Management.

Moreover, they will get to experience firsthand how PMI Switzerland is dedicated to advancing the project management profession and supporting its members.

Keep an eye on our events list in order not to miss the next exciting event opportunities.

We encourage you to spread the word about the Guest Pass Program and to invite your colleagues and friends to join us. Let's work together to build a strong and vibrant project management community in Switzerland.

Best regards,


Let's play: Facilitating your next strategy planning

Author: Chaissy Daniel, PMP

Due to the overwhelming response, « Let’s play: Facilitating your next strategy planning » is back again !


Get ready to simplify your strategy planning process and develop an effective strategy plan.
That's exactly what you will get by participating in this game-based strategy planning workshop. You will have fun while engaging as a team for collective decision-making. The workshop also involves collaboration and breaking silos.

With the success of the event conducted by PMI Switzerland in Lausanne earlier this year, we are thrilled to announce that we will be conducting another strategy planning workshop.


Register now and take the first step towards strategy planning. 

Register here



Enjoy the full article: [Click here]


Diversity an Unconscious Bias - The Journey Continues ...

Author: Eric Jelenje, PMP

Hey there!

Welcome or welcome back!


Last month, we kicked things off with an introduction to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), and its significance to organisations in the past, present and future (reminder anyone?).

In thinking about how to continue the conversation this month, I recently watched a Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, about how the big social media companies have successfully delivered bespoke experiences for their millions of customers. Imagine how empowering it is for Big Tech (yes, that’s who you think they are) to be able to give you, the user, a curated experience that keeps you hooked.

Now, using this example is not to stir up any debate on ethics or morality. Rather, I am using this to show how effective and beneficial it has been for the Facebooks and Googles to traverse Planet Earth and its visually, linguistically and culturally heterogeneous 7 billion-plus inhabitants.


Enjoy the full article: [Click here]


Collaboration Simplified: Practical Tools to Power Your Projects

Author: Aristeidis Matsokis, PMP

An interactive session to discover the Team Alignment, the Team Contract and practice with
Join us for an insightful session with Stefano Mastrogiacomo, the lead author of "High-Impact Tools for Teams" (Strategyzer Series, Wiley 2021), as he introduces practical and effective techniques to enhance team efficiency and innovation. This interactive session will introduce two powerful tools: the Team Alignment Map and the Team Contract, which can be used together to visually and quickly align project teams.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Run rapid alignment sessions with the Team Alignment Map
  • Boost psychological safety with the Team Contract
  • Get pro tips for running multi-teams alignment sprints

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: Luis Bättig, Juan Janse, and Elisabetta Lazzaroni.‍

Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in March!


Planning personal sporting event

Author: Leonardo Benda, PMP

With beautiful days slowly appearing this spring, here are some good opportunities to make the first grills, have a good meal on the terrace, make some excursions and... why not do some outdoor activity 😉

This little article shares a simple activity, considering that it just requires a pair of shoes and sport clothes adapted to the weather. You will have understood, we are going to talk about running. However, when we talk about marathons, it becomes a little more complex.

Exactly one year ago, I ran my first marathon, the one in Zurich. I'm doing it again this year, and I'll share with you the phases of initiation and preparation for this event.

First of all, I had to analyze the lessons learned from last year's race in order to understand where I could improve.

Enjoy the full article: [Click here]


12th PM Conference

Author: PM Conference organization team

The 12th Annual Conference of the PMI Switzerland chapter is approaching soon and we would like to give YOU the best possible experience! 

Please tell us how we can make your Conference experience even better via this short survey -

We are working hard on creating an unforgettable experience for you! 


The PMI Switzerland chapter looks forward to seeing you all !


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 June. 

Would you want your article as a part of it?

Please share it with us until the 20th of May through our Google Form [Click here].



Philip Springuel, PMP

Chaissy Danie, PMP

Eric Jelenje, PMP

Aristeidis Matsokis, PMP

Alp Camci, PMP

Leandro Benda, PMP

Copy Editor:

Philip Springuel, PMP

Technical Editor:

Alice Bianchi, 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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