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PMI Switzerland Newsletter - May 2018
Author: Carlos Martinez, PMP
Dear Members and Newsletter Subscribers,
Spring, sun, warm weather, thunderstorms and wind... unpredictable weather.In this newsletter I would like to talk a bit about Stakeholder Management, directly linked with effective communication of course. When trying to achieve an objective, we will soon realise that amongst others, there is always an external factor so called the stakeholders, those people that have an interest and an impact on the way you may reach your objective. We find stakeholders in all situations, in our house with the family, at work with the project team and those outside directly or indirectly impacted by us, with our friends... all of them are stakeholders that we need to manage if we somehow want to influence them in a way that we can achieve our objective.I think that there are 5 important considerations to correctly manage our stakeholders:1.-Identify the stakeholders, and know when to engage them.2.-If you have a team, assign stakeholders to team members.3.-Ask for stakeholder feedback, their opinion - engage them. Asking for an opinion makes people feel valued. Consider that if you ask someone for their opinion they will expect that you take it into consideration.4.-If you do not want to have direct input from the stakeholders and want to make them feel engaged and at the same time gather input, you might want to use a survey, and as a follow up send them back the suggestions that were received.5.-Finally, treat stakeholders with true interest and respect their ideas. In many cases they will return the favour...It is not easy to meet everyone's expectations, or to implement everyone's ideas, but if you justify your decisions they will understand, and will know that you have considered their interests. Consider also that your stakeholders will have their own stakeholders as well, which might make decisions or opinions unstable, like spring...I hope you enjoy reading the newsletter. Provide ideas to the team so that they know what your interests are so that they may take them into consideration for future newsletters..Regards,CarlosCopy Editor
Author: Alp Camci, PMP
119 new members joined our Chapter, bringing the active membership to 1,577 as of the end of March. A warm welcome to all!Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in March: 43 PMP and 1 PMI-ACP.
The following members provided information about themselves: Beat Steinegger, Giatsos Nikolaos, Karim Cammoun, and Devendra Rana.
Message from the Board
Author: Serge Garazi, PMP
Event Report - Artificial Intelligence and Project Management
Authors: Krisztian Sardi, PMP and Daniel Rodellar, PMP
Marc’s daughter asked him: “What do you do all day at work?” “I ask questions and get answers,” he replied and she then said: “Aaah… OK, ... so you are a chatbot!”On Thursday 12th April 2018, PwC hosted the event that made the association between artificial intelligence (AI) and project management (PM). Manuel Probst started the presentation by explaining the evolution of the project management profession. Did you know that it all started in Egypt with constructing the Great Pyramids (4500 years ago), or perhaps even earlier. It wasn’t until the 20th century that the term “project management” gained some popularity and ever since then it has started to evolve into what it is today. Experts are predicting that Artificial intelligence (AI) in industry will change everything about the way we produce, manufacture and deliver.
Machines could one day be taught to learn how to adapt by themselves, rather than having to be spoon-fed every instruction for every eventuality. Beyond data integration and process automation, self-driven project management no longer looks like mere science fiction.
Event Report - What Is the Value of Diversity and Inclusion on Teams and How to Leverage This?
Author: Krisztian Sardi, PMP
Very engaging session and great presentation by Valerie Villiger about Diversity & Inclusion. It`s been very refreshing to see how different every one of us is - based on our personality and behavior preferences - and that there is no right or wrong here. We are all very valuable the way we are and who we are! We all could see that during a 5-minute team exercise, where all of us participants took a stand on the "Introvert - Extrovert - Rational focused - People focused" scale in the meeting room.I've known Valerie for 11 years. We first met in a leadership offsite training in Merten-Muyrez in 2007. There I instantly knew I would like to keep in contact with her as she was and still is an experienced Organizational Development Consultant and Coach who facilitates transformationell learning, innovation and change for leaders, teams and organizations. We have not seen each other for a while and I learned she established herself as a consultant after she had worked for nine years in Global HR and OD roles at a Global Pharmaceutical Company.
Valerie started her presentation with some facts about the diversity of Switzerland. Did you know that 24% of the Swiss population are foreigners, 1/3 have foreign roots and that the working environment for women are rather not so good in Switzerland? Well, after these facts we learned about the definition of diversity and inclusion and its overall goal to work more effectively as (project) teams based on leveraging diversity.
Less Is Often More: How Mixed Media Advances Learning
Author: Yveline Luterbacher, PMP
More and more companies are experimenting with the digitization of their training programmes for employees. Compared to traditional seminars, online courses save time and money. But the shift from the seminar room to the "digital classroom" does not always progress smoothly. Above all, many employees are progressively getting used to the new form of learning. Our expert Yveline Luterbacher describes 6 success strategies companies use to effectively convert their continuing education to digital learning.
Calling All Writers!
Authors: David Fowler, PMP and Daniel Rodellar, PMP
Do you enjoy writing? If so, here is something which may be of interest to you. In the spirit of the Switzerland chapter's "2018 Year of Diversity and Inclusion", the Publications team would like to invite chapter members who are not already volunteers, to contribute articles to the monthly newsletter.
This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts on a topic of interest with your fellow members. You will also earn PDUs for any articles which are published. Publication guidelines are available on request, as well as some suggested topics (but you are also free to choose your own). Please use the following email address to submit your article for review or to request further info: firstname.lastname@example.org.We're looking forward to hearing from you.Sincerely,Your Communications Team
Contributors: Alp Camci, PMP Carlos Martinez, PMP Daniel Rodellar, PMP David Fowler, PMP Krisztian Sardi, PMP Paolo Marco Ripamonti, PMP Serge Garazi, 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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