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Author: Carlos Martinez, PMP
Dear Members and Newsletter Subscribers,
Elections are here, and many members of PMI Switzerland have decided to step forward and would like to become part of the Chapter’s Board of Directors, would like to manage the elections process or offer their services as Financial Auditors, all without a remuneration, as a volunteer.In the past, I always thought that volunteering was linked to humanitarian issues, this was my skewed view about volunteering, as I had never been a volunteer myself in the past.One never really understands what volunteering really is until she or he becomes one…Talking from personal experience, volunteering is very self-gratifying, I do not know what made me decide to volunteer, but the company I work for has a yearly event where co-workers offer their hands, brains and of course time to give something back to the society, this was my first volunteering experience ever, and from them it is all history…PMI offers many possibilities to volunteer, but there is an enormous amount of organizations that are run thanks to volunteers, so not necessarily do volunteering opportunities end here.Enjoy the newsletter, and please vote! it is for the benefit of allRegards,CarlosCopy Editor
Authors: David Fowler, PMP
56 new members joined our Chapter, bringing the active membership to 1,535 as at the end of September. A warm welcome to all !
Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in September, 12 PMP and 2 CAPM.
The following members provided information about themselves: Andrea Montuori, Diego Casadei, François De Szy, Marcia Cupee, Pierluigi Dei Negri and Seif Chioua.
Message from the Board
Author: Manju Bohra
As I write this message I look out from my window in the train. The sky is bright crimson red, the trees have beautiful autumn colors and the leaves are falling … the year end is coming closer, much faster than I imagined. As VP of Sponsoring and PMIEF I think it is a good time to share our success with you and tell you what exciting things our volunteer’s team has been working on.
At PMIEF we champion project management for educational and social good in Switzerland. Our aim is to inspire and transform lives of Young people through the use of Project management knowledge. We have been working closely with Teachers and APE (Association Parent d’élèves) in Romandie area. We are honored to be recognized and elected in the Parent’s Council of a local school in Zurich.
I’d like to thank again our new and loyal sponsors and our members whose support has enabled our chapter to come this far. I look forward to meeting you again at our events.
Manju BohraVP Sponsoring and PMIEF
Event Report: PM Master Class Negotiation on 28th October in Zurich
Author: Fredy Wehrli, PMP
Most of us participants needed already negotiations skills at home, as preparation for this PM Master Class, as we had to deal with family or partners to get this Saturday released from home duties.
A diverse international PM crowd from all over Switzerland and neighbouring Countries did managed that prereq successfully and filled a classroom, eager to learn from trainer Anders Pedersen.
This is a helpful aid to guide us through tough negotiations. Many participants got a chance to share good and bad negotiations stories. All had plenty of opportunities to try out the learnt negotiation technics during several real life group exercises. Anders Pederson brought our trials in the right context, supported and guided where needed.
Thanks to Anders Pedersen and the participating PMs. We are looking forward to the next PM Master Class!
See whole article here.
Event Report - IPMD 2017 – Queen Bees, Control Freaks and Workplace Saboteurs on 1st November in Lausanne and 2nd November in Basel
Author: Brandon Satre, PMP
With the first night occurring in Lausanne and the second in Basel, PMI-Switzerland welcomed Mr. Paul Pelletier to deliver an enthralling, and at times, shocking presentation on disrespect in the workplace.
So, what is a workplace bully anyway? If you’re anything like me, the first picture that comes to mind is that a bully is the big kid on the playground who hogs all the toys and pushes all the smaller kids around.
Why is it worth our time to explore issue of bullying and disrespect? Why should a project manager need to spend time understanding this, with so much else at stake in our projects? I’m sure many who read this can reflect on their own situation and come up with some good reasons as to why. Paul made these reasons vividly clear. He happens to be a cancer survivor – of the type that most people don’t stand a chance of beating. But he said that was not the most difficult challenge for him.
Continue reading this article here.
Rescue struggling projects: Move beyond surviving to find a sustainable path to recovery
Authors: Manuel Probst PMP, Marc Lahmann
Businesses today are facing challenges like never before which is driving an increased demand for transformation projects, each one more complex than the last. Over half of projects fail completely or exceed their budget significantly. It is no longer about if a project struggles, but when. Is your project is in trouble? What will it take to rescue it for the long-term?
Election Commitee announcement - November 2017
Author: Marina Satapathy, PMP and Carlos Martinez, PMP
Dear Chapter Members
This year we have received many valid candidates, it has not been like this for a few years. We would like to thank all of them for taking that step forward and for their will to be the visible part of our chapter. As a member you will soon receive an email notification asking you to place your vote. Please do so as this is your opportunity to elect the person that will represent the chapter over the next years.
David Fowler, PMP
Carlos Martinez, PMP
Paolo Marco Ripamonti, PMP
Marina Satapathy, PMP
Brandon Satre, PMP
Fredy Wehrli, PMPCopy Editor:
Carlos Martinez, PMPTechnical Editor:
Sebastian Dutkowski, PMPPublication 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 newslettter 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.
© Copyright 2017 Project Management Institute Switzerland Chapter. All rights reserved.
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