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PMI Switzerland Newsletter - July 2018
Author: Carlos Martinez Arteaga, PMP
Dear Members and Newsletter Subscribers,
The 2018 Football World Cup is here once more. It has been 4 years since the last one, and this year all eyes are set on Russia.So far the event has run perfectly. I have friends who have attended and all come back saying wonderful things about it. They all agree that it is extremely well organized. An event of these dimensions measures the capacity of a country's ability to create from nothing a show that will be viewed in every single corner of the world during one month. I think we can call this a project portfolio, right?Every single project that is related to this year's Football World Cup is geared towards this single event. I am sure there have been hundreds of projects, if not thousands, which in most cases have been successfully accomplished - becasue like I said, it is extremely well organized and is running very smoothly.Then there are other projects that we should not forget about. These are the teams' projects. It may seem that all teams would have the same objective, which is to win the competition, but this is not realistic. Not all have the same capabilities, although all have the same chance. A project has to have objectives that are realistic, therefore the team should thoroughly think through what to aim for.As I write this, I am aware that many of the projects have already ended. In some cases these have been successfull, but in many others not so. Some teams have had to stop before they wanted to, but...I wish you all a good time watching this single event come to an end, and may the best and luckiest team win...Also enjoy the summer vacations!Regards,CarlosCopy Editor
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Author: Alp Camci, PMP
38 new members joined our Chapter, bringing the active membership to 1,621 as at the end of May. A warm welcome to all!Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in May: 5 PMP and 4 CAPM.
The following members provided information about themselves: Jeff Thomas, Yonca Bassoy and Christian Zurbuchen.
Message from the Board
Author: Manju Bohra
Dear Colleagues and Members,
Hope you are doing well and looking forward to a good summer. I'm very much doing so...with my optimistic rosy lenses on and leaving behind torrential rainy weeks of June ….. I was almost thinking that somebody would need to call Noah back then!With that hopefully behind us, allow me to give you an update on sponsoring. As you know, sponsorship is critical in lightening the cost pressure and allowing the chapter to maintain its high-standard events. Throughout the last quarter we invested some time with our sponsors to get their feedback on the value from sponsoring and how we could collaborate better in the future. It gives me immense happiness to tell you that our sponsors are very satisfied to build such a powerful and mutually beneficial relationship with us. I'd also like to take the opportunity to recognize the excellent work our Events team is doing; they have a big hand in keeping our sponsors happy too.During the last two board meetings we scheduled workshops with our Communications team to understand our members better, i.e. which industries they come from, geographic locations and their interests. In this way we hope to provide customized communication platform and services to our sponsors and members.We are working hard to understand our stakeholders' needs at different levels, and how we could define specific KPIs and provide a way to meaningfully measurd returned value.In closing, I'd like to thank our sponsors' support and close collaboration that enable us to bring quality events to you. PWC merits special mention as they are our Platinum sponsor and continuing their support for the second consecutive year. PMI is very thankful to our Gold Plus and Gold sponsors who have been committed to supporting the chapter for the past many years.I wish you a wonderful summer and a fun filled holiday period.Warm regards,Manju BohraVP Sponsoring
Get to Know Our Members - An Interview with Dr Andrea Behrends
In the first of a new series of extended Get to Know articles, Alp Camci interviews Dr Andrea Behrends, president and chair of AB&P who was also the founder and first president of PMI Switzerland.Could you please tell the readers about yourself like your specialized fields, current role, your motivation in being a member of the Swiss Chapter or any other relevant information about yourself which you would like to share?I am leading my company AB&P, with headquarters in Switzerland and offices in major business areas around the world. AB&P specializes in Project Management Training, Coaching and Consulting. In addition, I am president of the board of directors of FKC Switzerland AG. FKC is one of the biggest e-learning providers in Germany. As founder of PMI Switzerland and president for the first 4 years I am deeply attached to the Chapter. I broadened my knowledge, developed business ideas and gained friends in the Chapter.
Could you please tell us your previous and current participation in the PMI-CH Chapter?I am the first president of the PMI Switzerland Chapter, from the year 2001, when it was founded, until 2005. I continued to participate as speaker or volunteer in Basel. Often I simply join interesting Chapter events and meet friends.As the first president of the Swiss Chapter, could you please tell us your experiences in setting up the Chapter?We started the PMI Chapter in Basel with a group of my friends who were also working as project managers or project management instructors...
Save the Date for the upcoming Social Media Guidelines online training on 23rd July 2018 at 06.30pm
Author: Diana Lagalante
The Marketing & Social Media team is proud to offer to all PMI volunteers and members a dedicated online training on Social Media Guidelines.Benefits:In this one hour online training we will inform you on the existing PMI Digital & Online Social Media Channels, train all members and volunteers to post correctly respecting our new social media guidelines.Agenda:• Overview• Who is who in Marketing & Social Media team?• Objectives• Use• Tips & Tricks• Q&A’sTarget groups:Members and Volunteers of PMI SwitzerlandFree of Charge!The registration link will be available soon on our social media channels.
Event Report - How Project Managers Can Help Organizations Become More Agile - 14 June, Basel
Author: Brandon Satre, PMP
On Thursday, 14 June, our chapter hosted an event on how project managers can help organizations become more agile. Timm Urschinger, CEO and co-founder of LIVEsciences AG presented on the topic at the Schützenhaus in Basel, which followed up with a very enjoyable networking apéro outside.
One thing that surprised me a bit, but perhaps not surprising to others, is that there is actually nothing new in such an approach to project management. This was Timm’s mantra throughout the presentation, so I thought it must be important enough to say here as well – Agile, it’s nothing new!Some of the top challenges to adopting an agile method according to the 12th Annual State of Agile are organizational culture, general organizational resistance and inadequate management support. In the end, we learned that the best way to get started with leading agile in an organization is to just start where you are.
How is Artificial Intelligence Set to Transform the Role of Project Managers?
Authors: Marc Lahmann, Manuel Probst PMP, Peter Keiser PMP, and Adrian Stierli
Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to sweep everything in its wake – including the way projects are managed. In this article we ask how AI is already changing project management practice, what developments are around the corner, and how organisations can go about integrating AI in their organisation. And we look at how project managers can flourish alongside AI by focusing on the core skills their role requires.
Contributors: Alp Camci, PMP Brandon Satre, PMP Carlos Martinez Arteaga, PMP Daniel Rodellar, PMP Diana Lagalante Manju Bohra Paolo Marco Ripamonti, 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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