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Author: Adi Muslic, PMP
September, to me, is always about new projects. In many organizations, the budget for next year is discussed and in others, the budget that was agreed in June is being now turned into new projects.This is also the time when project managers should be very active in sharing their view and insights on how these new projects should be set up and run. This aspect of the business analysis is often ignored and project managers are just simply assigned to projects without a deeper understanding of the environment or required resources and with an estimated project budget. Project managers may even find themselves looking for the project sponsors in the organizations with weak project management governance.It is a big challenge to meet business expectations of delivering on agreed business objectives in terms of cost or time without committed resources and motivated stakeholders.This can be mitigated if project managers are consulted in the initiation phase as they can, using their experience, highlight potential risks, help in establishing realistic business targets, engage stakeholders and influence business decisions.Early engagement in future projects is often the key to their success.I hope you will like the newsletter and sign up for one of the Chapter’s events.Best regards,Adi MuslicCopy editor
Election Committee announcement
Authors: Sascha Wyss, PMP, Carlos Martinez, PMP
Dear PMI Switzerland Chapter Members,
It's already again the time of the year when we start preparing for our upcoming Chapter Elections. Are you an enthusiastic and engaged Chapter member wanting to take your PMI experience to the next level by leaping into the role of member of the Chapter Board or the Financial Auditor's Committee ?If you are ready to take up an exciting new role, please speak to one of our board members to indicate your interest as you can already submit your candidature.In case you are not sure who to contact you can write to email@example.com with your question.The deadline for submission is the 20th of October 2018, therefore be quick to present your candidature as there are several steps required before making it official.Kind regards,Sascha and Carlos
Author: Alp Camci, PMP
33 new members joined our Chapter, bringing the active membership to 1631 as at the end of July.A warm welcome to all !Congratulations also to the members who obtained certifications in July: 2 PMI-ACP, 2 CAPM, 1 PMI-PBA and 8 PMP The following members provided information about themselves: Patrick Boegli and Matthew Trustram.
Event Report: Project Managing a journey back to health - Prof. Dave Snowden, Basel 4th September 2018
Authors: Elena Milusheva, PMP, Loïc Hascher, PMP
Thursday after work, a fancy hotel in the center of Basel, lively conversations and laughter, finger food and drinks. The topic? Very inspirational with a lot of take-aways – how our speaker – Prof Dave Snowden – managed to reverse Diabetes. Here is his very personal story:After a successful career at IBM, Prof Dave Snowden started a busy life of giving conferences all around the world. And when you travel all of the time, your personal health doesn't always comes first. After 250+ overnight stays in hotels and 100'000 + flight miles per year, and keeping up with such a schedule for the past 20 years, he was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2. As you might know, this is no good news.Continue reading this article here.
PMI-CH @ Lausanne Marathon on 28th October 2018
Author: Elena Milusheva, PMP
Socializing live with your fellow PMs will never go out of fashion. Neither will the ambition to go beyond the ordinary.
Stay tuned for more details and dust off your running shoes to start training!
Event Report: About leadership and projects: from the Banhn2000 project to European Football Championships 2008, Geneva 30th August 2018
Authors: Daniel Rodellar, PMP
At the end of August, we had a great event in Geneva with a well known Swiss top Manager: Benedikt Weibel.He faced many disasters during his CEO years at the Swiss railways, including dead and injured people, large chemical incidents, and that put safety as a priority. KPI number of accidents per 100 employees dropped from 11.4 to 4.8 along his years as CEO. Do you know which day of the week are these accidents more frequent? Mondays! Attention is a key aspect to prevent accidents.Benedikt created a Tour de Suisse to engage into a dialogue with the ten thousand employees. The result was the reduction of the power distance (the authority as CEO versus employees) and it was his way to better understand the "morale of the troops". His advice is to eliminate the filters as bad communications are always filtered by middle management.Continue reading this article here.
Contributors: Carlos Martinez, PMP Alp Camci, PMP David Fowler, PMP Loïc Hascher, PMP Elena Milusheva, PMP Adi Muslic, PMP Paolo Marco Ripamonti, PMP Daniel Rodellar, PMP Sascha Wyss, PMPCopy Editor: Adi Muslic, 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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