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Author: Carlos Martinez, PMP
Dear Members and Newsletter Subscribers,
The year is almost over, but the year-end activities have just begun...
There is so much to do in this last month, that when I think about it my head spins, and spins and spins...
It is the time of the year also, where we all look back and recapitulate on what we have done, what we could have done better and what we will leave for next year...
On the 10th of December the voting period was closed for the election of our Board of Directors, Financial Auditor and Election Commitee. The percentage of votes has been sufficient to gain the required consensus to be elected. The results will be announced soon.
Enjoy the holiday season, we all deserve it. And come back with your batteries charged, 2018 will be a tough year for us all.
Author: Alp Camci
41 new members joined our Chapter, bringing the active membership to 1,514 as at the end of October. A warm welcome to all!
Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in October: 17 PMP and 2 CAPM.
The following members provided information about themselves: Michael McFadden, Diego Zuccolin, Diana Lagalante, Alessandro Filippi and Milenka Handrik.
Message from the Board
Author: Loïc Hascher, PMP, PMI-ACP
I'm just back from Malmö Sweden where the PMI Region 8 meeting was organized. For those of you who do not know, Region 8 is PMI's designation for all chapters from Europe. The meeting is a unique chance to meet chapter leaders to discuss and exchange ideas. What really impressed me was how much passion and dedication the attendees have for their chapters members. There were lots of discussions and brainstorming about how to better collaborate between chapters, and how it can provide local members even more value. One example is the "speaker bureau" initiative. This collaboration across all European chapters aims to list and share all best speakers' contact information. With this we hope to continuously provide you with the best events! This is just one of many examples. There is definitely a lot of energy currently and things are moving quickly. So, stay tuned!!
Loïc HascherVP Membership
Event Report - Generation Y in Project Business on 29 November in Reinach
On Wednesday, 29 November, we met in the Endress+Hauser Headquarters in Reinach to get insight about Generation Y and Digital Natives from one of the leading digital heads of Germany, Mr. Philipp Riederle.
The event focused on how the Millennial generation (digital natives) works and what they request from colleagues/employers with respect to challenges that digital transformation, demographic change, and change on values brings to our society and businesses. According to Philipp, the younger generation is like a seismograph for change in society with the ability to contact everyone, access all information and publish anything at any time.
PMIEF for Schools in Switzerland
Author: Daniele Pinto, PMP
Dear colleagues and friends,
We would like to introduce to you a subject that is crucial for society, our kids, this chapter, and therefore our profession: Project Management for Schools.
In the past centuries for an individual to be ready for the "job market" it was enough to master the 3 Rs skills (Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic). In the 21st century the technology is driving dramatic changes: new kinds of jobs, the global market, and the increased job rotation. Preparing a person to face these challenges means that students need to know how to compete in a fast-moving global society. They should be flexible and ready to learn, unlearn and learn again. The enablers of such capabilities are new skills that should be developed: the 4 Cs (Creativity, Critical thinking, Communication and Collaboration) skills for life.
In 2006 Carlo Notari, the president of the PMI-North Italy Chapter (PMI-NIC), started an experiment in Milan (Italy). The leader of the initiative was Walter Ginevri, a professional project manager, married to a "teacher" who needed help to manage some of her activities. Walter has involved a group of project managers and teachers to develop a simple toolkit, which describe the basic "principles and tools" to manage projects in a school environment.
Lessons on Servant Leadership from PMI Global
Author: Agata Czopek, PMP
It feels like yesterday but it has already been a month since I came back from Chicago. I spent an amazing week with my PMI peers from all over the world. I joined the Leadership Institute Master Class, PMI Leadership Institute Meeting and PMI Global Conference. Three events in a row.
I called my parents to give them a brief overview. My daughters were sitting next to me listening to the FaceTime conversation. When my parents asked if everything was ok they quickly interrupted "Mom came back different. When we started to quarrel she immediately interrupted. She pointed out that we judge ourselves by intentions...and others by their actions. This made us stop and think what we have done." I was surprised. Lessons learned worked so well.
Demystifying Agile - Top 5 Agile Concepts You Really Need to Grasp
Author: Florian Ivan, PMP, PMI-ACP
What exactly is Agile Project Management? Another set of methodologies or different processes? There are 5 Agile concepts that need to be understood in order to benefit from Agile PM.
Agata Czopek, PMP
Loïc Hascher, PMP, PMI-ACP
Carlos Martinez, PMP
Daniele Pinto, PMPCopy Editor:
Carlos Martinez, PMPTechnical Editor:
Brandon Satre, 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.
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