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PMI Switzerland Newsletter - January 2018
Author: Carlos Martinez Arteaga, PMP
Dear Members and Newsletter Subscribers,
Here we are once more, starting a new year. I am sure that many of us have written down our resolutions for the freshly unpacked year... I hope that this year brings us all health and work. I myself have my resolutions for this year. If I accomplish one of them I would certainly be very happy :) Generally the list of resolutions from all of us are quite similar: Get in shape, stop procrastinating, eat healthier, spend more time with the family, spend more time doing what we like, reduce stress..., all of which are good intentions, but many of these at the end will not be accomplished, not to mention not even started. I personally think that we all need to spend more time doing something that we enjoy, working hard at it as though no one else would do it for us, and realizing that life is short!
Enough said.. 2018 will bring the chapter almost a brand new Board of Directors, as there are 8 new members. These will be announced at the forthcoming AMM that will take place on the 1st of February in Geneva. Come join if you are a Chapter Member. You should have received your invitation by now.
Take care!!CarlosCopy Editor
Author: Alp Camci, PMP
39 new members joined our Chapter, bringing the active membership to 1,508 as of the end of November. A warm welcome to all!Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in November: 20 PMP, 1 PMP-ACP, 1 PMI-PBA and 1 PgMP.The following members provided information about themselves: Bryce Campbell, Fabien Caraman, John Holliday and Heike Otto.
Message from the Board
Author: Sascha Wyss, PgMP, PMI-ACP, PMP
As project managers it is our mission to enable change - it is the very core of our profession and without the omnipresent need for change we would become obsolete..... At the same time our very profession is also in a constant change - what was 5 years ago state of the art project management is today already outdated....
PMI Switzerland offers a community for an always changing profession that enables change itself. It is only logical that our chapter can only accomplish this, when it changes with it and adjusts itself to the constant changing needs of our members.
The new year will start with a big change for PMI Switzerland - half the board will be renewed and a new president will take over and might set sail into a new direction. Fresh ideas will be put into action by new board members full of energy, especially since they know they were truly elected by you. This year it was not a formality - you really had and made your choice! Thanks a lot to all who voted!
I wish you all the best for the new year and hope, that whatever changes in your life will be for the better.
Kind regards,Sascha WyssChapter President
Top Keynote Speaker at AMM 2018 - February 1st (Geneva)
We are extremely proud that a well-known keynote speaker and thought leader, Erin Meyer will be speaking at the PMI Switzerland AMM. Make sure that you don’t miss this unique opportunity meeting her in person.
The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global BusinessIn today’s business world, where teams are spread across the planet and most of our communication takes place virtually, how do we work effectively in the face of cross-cultural complexity? Erin Meyer, author of The Culture Map, INSEAD professor, winner of the 2015 Thinkers50 Radar Award, and named one of the top 30 HR influencers in the world by HR Magazine, explains how to dramatically increase business success by understanding—and making the best possible use of—cultural differences.
Registration is open!
On-site experience for Project Professionals
Author: Julia Posselt, PMP
Join us on Tuesday, January 23rd, from 6-9 pm in Zurich (HWZ, 5 min. walk from main station).
Carousel Brainstorm: How future-fit is your project-management?Which are the critical skills that projects in a digital age are increasingly demanding?Create, circulate, connect and collaborate. Explore more about the 21st century skills Project Managers will develop to thrive in the new world of work. Effective communication, critical thinking and creativity amongst them.
Create Awareness. Design Actions.
PM at CH
Author: Aliah Blackmore, PMP
We are very happy to announce that there is a new issue of PM@CH available from the PMI Switzerland website! In the 2017 issue of PM@CH, the PMI Switzerland Chapter E-Journal, we look at projects that focus on improving people's lives and improving the world that people live in. Are different skills required to manage humanitarian and sustainability projects? In a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Chaotic, Ambiguous) world, how can a project manager remain mindful and focused on delivering what is needed. What can PMs everywhere learn from these kinds of projects?
Lessons Learnt from Global IT Projects
Author: Victor Camara-Bados, PMP
A year has passed since I certified as a PMP, and I have also recently completed an internal certification at the company where I am currently working (Capgemini) which is based on the PMBoK 5th Edition. I have learned that life, work and personal relationships, all can be considered a project to be managed. The first time I heard it and understood it was while studying a PM Course at ESIC where the Ph.D. Prof. Daniel Echeverria explained that the course and the actual certification had to be treated as a project itself. During this time the facts have proven to me that the discipline, the (7) habits of highly efficient people, the organization and focus vs. chaos, is key and basic for efficient management.
Event Report - Volunteer Christmas Dinner
Author: Sebastian Dutkowski, PMP, David Fowler, PMP and Brandon Satre, PMP
This year's volunteer Christmas dinner was divided into several regional events in Zürich, Basel and Nyon, where volunteers were treated by Switzerland PMI for their hard work and dedication. It was a good time to catch up with old colleagues, meet new ones and exchange some precious moments (and lessons learnt!) from the year. A special thanks to the organizers and all who attended.
Contributors: Aliah Blackmore, PMP Alp Camci, PMP Brandon Satre, PMP Carlos Martinez Arteaga, PMP Daniel Rodellar, PMP David Fowler, PMP Julia Posselt, PMP Mark Veraguth Sascha Wyss, PgMP, PMI-ACP, PMP Sebastian Dutkowski, PMP Victor Camara-Bados, PMPCopy Editor: Carlos Martinez Arteaga, 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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