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Author: Carlos Martinez, PMP
Dear Members and Newsletter Subscribers,
Recently I have been in two situations where the simplest solution fixed my problems.One was related to the layout of rooms in my house, and the other within a project team.In both cases I had done several changes, thinking that they would solve my problem, these had not been easy to implement, and brought along complications, mainly regarding the duration to implement these and the side effects once implemented.I had really thought about these changes, thinking that they would definitely solve the problem, but no, the problem did not go away.Finally, I realized that I had gone maybe too far, making things even more complex, and with a simple and quick fix, I found out that sometimes things can be fixed easily.I learnt that having a clear idea of what the problem is can then result in an easy fix and that we should strip out those things that surround a problem but are not actually the problem.Spring arrived and brought longer and warmer days. Enjoy the newsletter and take care. Regards,CarlosCopy Editor
Authors: Alp Camci, PMP
Like every month new members joined our Chapter, a warm welcome to all !
The following members provided information about themselves: Beat Steinegger, Giatsos Nikolaos, Karim Cammoun, and Devendra Rana.
Message from the Board
Author: Agata Czopek, PMP
The last two months has been extremely busy for me. Thanks to you:)
I was overwhelmed by the number of people that contacted me after our Annual Membership Meeting with a question – “Can I join PMI Educational Foundation Department”?
Happily I can announce now that we have built a new great team! But what do you do? – you might still ask… We are taking small steps to reach our desired state where project management skills are known in Swiss schools. Where kids are doing small projects in classrooms, when teachers teach team building, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving through project based learning. Where we are magnifying the power of Non-profits and Non-Governmental Organizations in delivering their missions through the application of project management.
Want to join us?
Please contact me email@example.com
I will never be able to reach our goal alone:)
VP PMI Educational FoundationPS Want more? Read our small section below to find out more about our team!
Introducing the PMI Educational Foundation & the Team
Author: Ka Yi Hui, PMP
Despite the whole of Switzerland being nearly paralyzed by snow - the newly created PMIEF team managed to meet for the first time in Geneva on the 1st of March - just before our Chapter event. With a lot of enthusiasm, we swapped personal stories and shared our motivation to volunteer in the field on behalf of PMIEF. We wanted to keep you updated too.
Continue reading this article here.
Event Report - Lean Six Sigma for Project Managers on 28th February in Basel
Authors: Brandon Satre, PMP
If you were not at the Lean Six Sigma for Project Managers workshop, conducted by UMS Consulting, held in Basel on February 28th, then (simply put) – you missed out! This was a very well received event, anticipated by both the experienced and less experienced professional. Surely at least everyone has heard of Lean Six Sigma, but not everyone has worked with this methodology. With roots beginning in the 1980s, implementing this toolset can yield savings for practically any business – small, medium or large. The goal is to improve efficiency and effectiveness in business operations. What could be more useful to a project manager than grasping these concepts?
Hats off to UMS consulting for managing a 2-hour crash course in something that can easily last several weeks. We were about 40 people split into 3 teams. Our task? Know your job and follow the rules. Each team represented a postal business. My job was clerk for incoming and outgoing deliveries. All I knew was my job and my job only. I had no insight into why I was doing my job, or what everyone else was actually doing. Continue reading this article here.
Event Report - Design Thinking for Project Managers on 1st March 2018 in Geneva
Author: David Fowler, PMP
The first day of March usually has an optimistic air about it, with the faint hope of an early spring, the first blossom and longer, sunnier days. Not so this year, where Switzerland was still in the grip of sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall. So all credit to the audience who broke through the ice and snow in Geneva to turn out in large numbers.
The evening’s speaker, Renatus Hoogenraad kicked off his presentation on Design Thinking for Project Managers by asking “why are you here?” and inviting us to question our neighbours. From the feedback given, there was clearly a lot of interest in the event topic, and this was confirmed by the good interaction during the presentation. With his leadership coaching and Performing Arts background, Renatus delivered an animated and energetic view of Design Thinking and demonstrated its relevance in today’s fast moving, dynamic environment. Continue reading this article here.
Master Class 2018 - Stress management event on March 24 in Zurich
Author: Julia Posselt, PMP
For my birthday, Fredy Wehrli and Daniel von Niederhausern invited me to join their PMI Spring Master Class with Guus Oosterop. They promised it to be an experiential and highly interactive training where I would experience how to navigate stormy waters in a calm mindset.
Let me share with you my key take-aways, nicely blended with some gold nuggets. Continue reading this article here.
Contributors: Alp Camci, PMP Agata Czopek, PMP David Fowler, PMP Ka Yi Hui, PMP Carlos Martinez, PMP Julia Posselt, PMP Paolo Marco Ripamonti, PMP Brandon Satre, 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.
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