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PMI Switzerland Newsletter - February 2018
Author: Carlos Martinez Arteaga, PMP
Dear Members and Newsletter Subscribers,
Well our AMM was certainly a success! Almost 200 people attended the event in Geneva. We had an eye opening presentation by Erin Meyer, and everything ran very smoothly. This was my first AMM, and I enjoyed it a lot. I was a bit nervous (if those who attended did not notice), but with the help of colleagues I managed...
A key aspect I value when taking on a project is teamwork. We know that with no team everything can be more complicated and take longer to achieve. As social beings, it is evident that we like to do things in company, but this does not mean that things will always be done correctly. Here is where the team comes in. Characteristics associated with teamwork are loyalty, friendship, diversity, efficiency, synergies, communication, goals... all of which are powerful on their own, but together make an inspiring work atmosphere. Take the time to create a team and preserve it - it will save everyone time, short and long term, both in current and future projects...
I leave it there. Enjoy reading through the newsletter. This month it has many many interesting articles and communications.
Author: Alp Camci, PMP
42 new members joined our Chapter, bringing the active membership to 1,513 as of the end of December. A warm welcome to all! Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in December: 18 PMP, 3 CAPM, 3 PMP-ACP and 1 PfMP.
The following members provided information about themselves: Lilian Hitner Kishi, Alberto Casadei, Chris Fraune, Vladimir Vujicic, Ondřej Vaniš, Antonio Luis Rodolfo, Thibaut Lemaire and Catherine Dinh.
Message from the Board
Authors: Julia Posselt, PMP and Mark Veraguth
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Our lives and organizations are becoming more complex, more global, more diverse. Let's welcome all voices to invite the potential that lives in the wide range of people, cultures and ideas. Project management is evolving, inviting the emerging future to meet us where we are. Being masters of change, in our projects we bring together new methods with good practices - seeing diversity as the difference that makes the difference.
PM Master Class: Live with Stress, Not Led by Stress. In this full-day classroom training, you will experience and learn how to navigate stormy waters in a calm mindset. Diving with Guus Oosterop into self-management strategies at Zurich Airport on Saturday, March 24th, from 9 am to 5 pm. More information can be found here. Please register and enjoy!
Congratulations to our 2018 Board Members! Paul Selwold (new President); Irina Petkova (VP Events); Manju Bohra (VP Sponsoring); Loïc Hascher (VP Members), Serge Garazi (VP Operations); Agata Czopek (VP PMIEF); Elena Milusheva (VP Volunteers); Julia Posselt (VP Special Projects); Karolina Letowska (VP Finance) and David Fowler (VP Communications & Marketing).
Julia Posselt and Mark VeraguthVP Special Projects
Event Report - How Future-Fit is Your Project?
Authors: Julia Posselt, PMP, Viktor Bullain and Carolin Fritsche
What a thought-provoking, lively evening! On January 23rd, 2018, we invited thirty project professionals to brainstorm on skills and mindsets that will drive future project management. Exploring current as well as emerging trends in creating intelligent teams, discover the questions as well as the groups’ key findings and our tips to take it to the next level...
Business Agility with Organizational Project Management
Author: Daniele Pinto, PMP
Dear friends and colleagues,
We live in an age of rapid change where technology innovations fuel this acceleration on business processes and therefore individuals and companies are facing challenges in how to react to a world that is becoming “Smart” and “Digital”. In order to remain in business, consultant companies and subject matter experts suggest that one way to adapt is to become "Agile". What does it mean in reality?...
Networking with Others while Pursuing Enrichment and Development – A Win-Win!!
Authors: Jose Reynal, PMP and Elena Milusheva, PMP
Who could foresee the diverse talents from different disciplines working in unison as a team? PMI makes it possible to bring people together from different backgrounds, providing growth opporutnities to Project Managers; exploring opportunities in areas which are not normally present in their career. Continue reading to learn more about volunteer opportunities!
PMP Exam Changes and New PMBOK 6th Edition
Authors: Daniel Rodellar, PMP and David Fowler, PMP
Important changes regarding the PMBOK and the PMP exams...
Do You Have the Resources to Deliver?
Author: Elizabeth Harrin
Strategic delivery is more challenging than ever before. We need people who can deliver in an uncertain environment, and who are comfortable living with constant change and emergent strategies. We need people who are capable of working in collaborative teams and interconnected networks, where vendors, customers and staff come together to do what’s required, often without formal role descriptions or boundaries between positions. We need team members who can influence without authority, and work within matrix structures successfully. All of these are skills that project team members can learn, if we only take the time to build their skills in those areas to ensure they have what’s required to complete their projects successfully.
Contributors: Alp Camci, PMP Brandon Satre, PMP Carlos Martinez Arteaga, PMP Daniel Rodellar, PMP Daniele Pinto, PMP David Fowler, PMP Elena Milusheva, PMP Jose Reynal, PMP Julia Posselt, PMP Mark VeraguthCopy 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.
© Copyright 2018 Project Management Institute Switzerland Chapter. All rights reserved.
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