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PMI Switzerland Newsletter - March 2018
Author: Carlos Martinez, PMP
Dear Members and Newsletter Subscribers,
Love, four letter word, so powerful, deep in meaning, it can even stand on its own.Love, is said to be the most selfish feeling, it is so fundamental, and also a source of so many contradictions.When we love, we idolize that which we love, we feel we own it, and then we realize that it is not ours but of everyone's.Love has boundaries that, if we break, can turn it sour, mainly because of a frustration, therefore we need to be careful.We need to love, as it is healthy. It motivates us to continue doing what we do and it sets clear objectives, sometimes unreachable but they are there. To love that which one does for a living is fundamental, as we will spend at least half of our life doing it. Therefore it is very important to choose well, to have a clear direction, and of course to have support or help from those around us.Take care, enjoy reading the newsletter and of course love. Regards,CarlosCopy Editor
Authors: Alp Camci, PMP
73 new members joined our Chapter, bringing the active membership to 1’557 as at the end of January. A warm welcome to all !
Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in January 16 PMP and 1 PMP-ACP
The following members provided information about themselves: Simon Janody, Jean-Eric Ancel, Martin Härri, Christopher Young, Brian Boyle and Béatrice Keller.
Message from the Board
Author: Paul Selwold, PMP
No doubt many reading this will wonder how it was for me, as the new president, to run a board meeting with so many new faces. I can only say, with no intention to reflect upon the previous year’s board, that it was a lot of fun. New people brought fresh ideas. Not-new people (I hate to contrast by using the term “old people,” for fear of causing further offense, despite our effort to be diverse and include everyone without judgement) were able to recast some ideas from before but with the advantage of a fresh perspective. We had a lot of fun.
Definitely it helped to reflect on the message from the keynote address of the AMM: I tried to leverage my low-context pedigree, and dismissed any discomfort I have with silence, but admittedly with this new group, there were no silent gaps to be afraid of.
It is clear: today marked just the beginning and more initiatives will surely follow.
Event Report: AMM 2018 Mapping out the future on 1st February in Genevea
Author: David Fowler, PMP
This year’s Annual Members Meeting was held on 1st February at the prestigious International Conference Centre in Geneva, hosted by Sascha Wyss in his final appearance as chapter president.
Official part and a short networking break were followed by an outstanding presentation from keynote speaker, Erin Meyer on “The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business”.
Erin captivated her audience from start to finish with a fascinating insight into her research on cultural differences and how society perceives individual behaviours, illustrated by practical examples and lively audience interaction. From the buzz in the apéro which followed, there was clearly a high level of interest around this theme. See whole article here.
Self-management at its best. Empower yourself!
Authors: Mark Veraguth, Julia Posselt, PMP
Join us for one day of personal and professional development focused on practices for building resilient mental habits for sustained high performance and wellbeing. Learn with Guus Oosterop how to live with stress rather than being led by stress. In this full-day experiential and highly interactive training you will experience how to navigate stormy waters in a calm mindset.
Give us your attention for one day, be stimulated and enriched in an enjoyable journey that invites to anchor resilient states. Guus will show you how to sustainably benefit from your focused awareness – making this a very personalised offer to you.
The PM Master Class "Live with Stress, Not Led by Stress" will be held in Zurich on Saturday March 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Then get more detailed information and register for the event.
Chapter members will pay CHF 330.- and non-Chapter members are welcomed to join for CHF 390.-
Internet of Things: Business Analysis and Product Design Strategy
Authors: Daniele Pinto, PMP
The “Internet of things” plays a key role in the digital revolution, in fact, many sources (e.g. Forbes) agree to state that by 2020 it will generate a turnover of Hundreds of Billions of Euro in the B2B (Business to Business) segment. A significant slice of this market will be in supply chain and logistic.
Availibility of resources
Author: Christine Petersen PMP
Project success heavily depends on resources. Are the right resources available when you need them in your projects? If not, what can you do about this? Read more in this article
Contributors: Alp Camci, PMP David Fowler, PMP Carlos Martinez, PMP Daniele Pinto, PMP Julia Posselt, PMP Paolo Marco Ripamonti, PMP Paul Selwold, PMP Mark VeraguthCopy 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.
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