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PM Master Class: Building your personal Bran

How to position yourself as a brand, how to (re-)launch your go-to-market strategy and many real-life examples. This is what we have learnt at the virtual PMI Master Class from the Digital, Social Media & Blockchain Pioneer German Ramirez. As a regular attendee of the PMI Master classes, I was not disappointed, neither by the speaker and his very entertaining approach nor by the topic.  

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Here are some of the LinkedIn related takeaways which each of us can easily implement:

  1. Think about yourself as a brand, define what you stand for and communicate it accordingly. 
  2. If you are not a bot, then don’t behave as one. Personalize your messages and keep in touch with your network, not only when you need something from them. 
  3. Be proactive in endorsing skills and giving recommendations. After that you can ask to receive some yourself.  
  4. Balance out btw. what a search algorithm will detect and what would appeal to a human (“Pharma Project Manager” vs. “Pharma Project Manager joining forces with data analysts and molecular biologists to find a cure of XYZ disease”).

If you get inspired to “beef up” your LinkedIn profile yourself, you might want to check the speaker’s LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerramirez/ 

Community Of Practice - Seasoned Project Managers

Authors:

Florian Ivan

Florian Ivan

Isatu Barrie, PMP

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Are you a seasoned project manager and want to share your experience with others?

Or are you less experienced and have questions you are looking for answers to?

Then our Community of Practice could be the right place for you.

What is a Community of Practice anyways?

Communities have been around for thousands of years and they’ve always been paramount to problem-solving and human evolution. People who share a problem or a passion for something get together regularly and learn how to do it better.

What’s in it for me?

Communities of practice are a great place to find pertinent answers quickly and solve issues in a matter of minutes. Most of our problems are not unique and chances are somebody has already dealt with the same problem and can provide some help.

Every discipline has its own depth, vocabulary, and culture. And jokes! A community of practice is a tribe where like-minded people network and exchange ideas. It is a great place to test ideas, get some peer review, and experiment. It’s real and it’s unbiased.

As corny as it sounds, true fulfillment comes with helping others. Community members feel proud and accomplished because of the help they provide hence making a direct impact in somebody’s life.

How you can help, are you asking?

Does all that sound great? Yes, it does but there’s a small investment needed to turn it into reality. For this, to work, everybody needs to contribute with their own experience, knowledge, expertise and most importantly, time! This investment can range from a couple of minutes to a few hours a week. It can be answering questions, solving problems, or simply just saying something comforting to someone who needs to hear something nice.

Help us help you!

We welcome your input. Please complete this short questionnaire to let us know what sort of information you will find beneficial.

Your opinion matters to us!

We are excited to hear your brilliant ideas. The survey will be open until August 20th. The result and the next step will be published in the September Newsletter. Thank you for your immense contribution.  We are looking forward to working with you on this initiative. 

Editorial PMI Switzerland Newsletter May 2021

Author: Geetanjali Bhat, PMP

Geetanjali Bhat

Dear Members and Newsletter Subscribers!

It is that time of the year where we can see fresh flowers and greenery all around us, giving us  reasons to smile and cherish more. Today, sunshine and bright skies are giving us an important message about good days coming soon. Friends, I can see that good things are happening too bringing more positivity around us. I cannot think of any better example than we in PMI Switzerland about our continuous learning and inspiring each other. 

As I mentioned in my last editorial about the exciting events with latest subject’s expertise, this month, we bring in various Disciplined Agile Certification courses through sessions and online live workshops. PMI has also taken the initiative of providing Disciplined Agile courses specially for PMI Switzerland members too.

Friends, what are we waiting for! Let’s grab this opportunity to get ourselves agile certified.

While, we are in 21st year in PMI Switzerland, today despite continued restricted access outside world, we from PMI community are continuously learning, innovating new ideas and sharing with the world. Friends, please remember there is always someone out there in our virtual coffee meets for a chat!  Let’s continue to discuss and network more in our virtual coffee meets, ensuring to turn this pandemic into a positive path of new innings of more growth in each one's learning journey.

I would like to thank PMI Switzerland community for creating innovative workshops and events and we continue to learn and inspire each of us in the community.

I wish every member of PMI community, Healthy and Safe days ahead. Let’s all think positive and keep learning and motivating each other in our PMI member journey!

Cheers!

Geetanjali

Become a certified Disciplined Agile Professional and save some money

Author: Stefan Vesenmeier, PMP

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I am very pleased to announce today a very special offer for all our chapter members. Recently we could win ALVISSON, the first PMI® DA Authorized Training Partner in Europe, as a new partner of PMI Switzerland.

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To kick off this partnership, ALVISSION is offering to all our chapter members a very special one-time discount on two Disciplined Agile certificate courses:


- DASM - Disciplined Agile Scrum Master Certification (https://www.pmi.org/certifications/agile-certifications/disciplined-agile-scrum-master-dasm)
- DASSM - Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master Certification (https://www.pmi.org/certifications/agile-certifications/disciplined-agile-senior-scrum-master-dassm)

Each of the two courses is a two-day virtual training (Friday and Saturday) and includes the registration and fee for the certificate exam.

If you want to increase your knowledge, demonstrate your professionalism, and advance your career by attaining a DA certification, then this is your chance as a PMI Switzerland Member - get your DA certification for a 20% PMI Switzerland Discount!


Find more details about the special offer from ALVISSION for our chapter on our web-page: https://pmi-switzerland.ch/events/da-certification2021

 

With my best regards and the hope that this offer meets the interest of our members.
Stefan Vesenmeier
VP Events, PMI Switzerland

Editorial PMI Switzerland Newsletter April 2021

Author: Shalini Krishnan, PMP

Shalini Krishnan 

Dear Members and Newsletter Subscribers!

“Spring is the time of plans and projects” – Leo Tolstoy 

Happy Easter!  Spring is in the air, with the last week of the ski season in full swing, and those not on the slopes enjoying sunshine with increasing temperatures.  Let’s hope that the renewed life that spring inevitably brings leads to a new celebration of life in Switzerland and around the world soon.  

It’s hard not to notice the negative impact of the pandemic everywhere, but let’s look at it with positivity and hope.  Anywhere you turn, you can see project management practices at work, in the development and testing of vaccines, in the logistics of vaccine delivery and in its administration to hundreds of millions of people. The project management practices are also at work in planning  the return to operations of all the institutions that had to shut down or curtail their services as part of the battle to “flatten the curve” which continues. While we can all agree that this past year has been challenging, there are lots of exciting innovations and positive outcomes if you look close enough, thanks to agile management of projects. 

I am excited to deliver my first ever editorial as one of your new copy editors. I received my PMP credentials in December 2020 and have joined the PMI Switzerland Chapter, hoping to interact with and meet like-minded project professionals such as yourself, in Switzerland. I encourage you to reach out with any ideas and suggestions you have for the newsletter, or if you’d just like to have a chat and meet someone new. I also invite your ideas for how we can further help our PMI members, and the larger community we live in.