The PMI board wishes everybody a very Happy New Year. In this introduction you can read about some of the new things that PMI Denmark has to offer in 2017 such as; the new newsletter, the PMI Young Professionals Initiative and the possibility to participate in Scandinavia’s biggest project conference called Passion for Projects 2017. You can also read about some of the spectacular accomplishments that PMI Denmark made in 2016, such as e.g. obtaining one of the absolute highest membership growth rates among all the PMI chapters in Europe.
By: The PMI Board
New Year is a new beginning and a time to look into the future. For PMI in Denmark the new year starts with the first event on the 25th of January with Professor Søren Lauesen from ITU who talks about “Failed IT projects – and what to do to prevent them?”. The event is hosted together with Rambøll in their offices in Ørestaden. In February 2017 PMI in Denmark also starts up and initiative called PMI Young Professionals. We have already gathered a big group and if you could be interested in joining this, then do not hesitate to take contact to us. On the 13th and 14th of March 2017, PMI is arranging the biggest Project Management conference in Scandinavia called Passion for Projects with around 600 participants. The conference takes place only 45 minutes away in Malmö. You do not want to miss that! Finally, then this newsletter will from now on be sent out in this new digital format instead of the old PDF format. Going forward our newsletter articles can be found on our website, and for PMI in Denmark then this is the foundation and beginning on a much more strong digital presence.
New Year is also a time to look back at the year that past. In 2016 PMI in Denmark grew the number of members with more than 20% which is a record and among the absolute top among PMI chapters in Europe. 2016 was also a year where we arranged our first event in Aarhus, and made several new agreements on cooperation. In March 2017 PMI Denmark will hold its annual General Assembly and at the same time release the annual report for 2016 in which we will reveal many more details on the accomplishments of 2016.
Happy New Year!
Q4_2016 Event Review: Do you think like a CEO
Do you think like a CEO?
PMI Event on October 6th, 2016
Speaker: Dorte Thyrri Rasmussen , Mannaz
Written by Elena Farnè
On October 6th, Dorte Thyrri Rasmussen introduced to PMI Denmark Chapter the managerial challenges faced by Project Managers when leading projects. The Q3 / 2016 PMI Newsletter already featured the highlights of this topic, which were discussed in-depth in a 2 hours-session.
Dorte explained that the complexity characterizing today’s projects demands prepared professionals , properly trained in to the role: a specific set of skills and competencies which are similar to those required to fill a CEO role.
For PMI Denmark, 26th October 2016 was the evening belonging to Erik Hiep. This energizing and charismatic management consultant shared his perspective on how to enable winning project teams. By doing so, Erik engaged all the participants in numerous challenging discussions and focused on usually overlooked area of project management- the human aspect.
The event took place in Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Copenhagen and hosted around 30 participants.
Erik is the founder and managing director of The Next Level- a consultancy based in the Netherlands. Erik has extensive consulting experience with international management teams and boards.
Where Science Meets Practise Seminar Series: Is Your Project Risk Savvy?
PMI and DTU Event on December 14th, 2016
Speakers:Josef Oehmen & Trine Veicherts
Venue: DTU SkyLab, Lyngby
Written by Amit Singh Chauhan
About the Speaker(s)
Prof. Dr. Josef Oehmen, Associate Professor at DTU. studies large-scale engineering programs, particularly their risks and risk management approaches. He is a regular contributor to PMI conferences and publications, and led a large PMI research initiative on the management of engineering programs
Trine Veicherts – Since 2007 Risk Manager with the Danish Road Directorate, is a civil engineer with 25 years of experience in Risk Analysis and Construction Risk Management from the consulting engineering industry. Studied risk analysis at UC Berkeley in California and DTU. As a consultant, Trine also worked with fault tree analysis, Bayesian net modeling, decision analysis, evacuation analysis and safety reviews for defense weapon systems. Responsible for project risk management in all major projects in all phases.
About the Event
The event was mainly aimed at presenting the theoretical approach to Risk Management and then extending it with a practical approach towards the same subject.
It was titled, “Is Your Project Risk Savvy” – Discover what you still don’t know about project risk management. It was a 3-hour event with the following agenda :-
17:00 Welcome and Introduction
17:15 The next big thing in project risk management, Josef Oehmen
18:30 Networking in relaxing Christmas Atmosphere with interesting people incl. Christmas snacks and Gløgg.
19:00 Project risk management put into practice in road planning, design and construction, Trine Veicherts
The Region 8 meeting took place in Athens the 21st to 23rd of October. PMI Denmark chapter joined the meeting with 5 members together with 176 other participants from PMI chapter’s volunteers in 30 other countries and PMI Europe partners, mentors and administrators.
The goal of the regional meetings is to share ideas, experiences and challenges between the different chapters in order to improve PMI in Europe and ensure growth and best value to all members.
Articel provided for publication by TwentyEighty Strategy Execution
Written by Susanne Madsen
Consider the most successful team you have been part of or that you know of, and what the characteristics were of that team.
How many members did it have?
How did the team members communicate with one another and what was the feeling you had when you interacted with the team?
Many of us know instinctively what it feels like to be part of a great team – we feel accepted and trusted and communication seems easy. But the steps that project leaders need to take to create such a great team aren’t always obvious.
Passion for Projects 2017 - Conference Announcement
Scandinavia's largest conference for Project, Program and Portfolio Management Professionals is coming to a venue near Copenhagen, less than 45 minutes from Copenhagen centre!
Scandinavia's largest conference for Project, Program and Portfolio Management Professionals is coming to Malmö, March 13th and 14th, 2017. Under the headline of "Competence, Collaboration, Capability", the Danish Chapter of PMI is honoured to join the Swedish Chapter, South Branch, in arranging two days of learning and interesting discussions on the topics that Project, Program and Portfolio professionals work with, on a daily basis.
More than 600 professionals are expected to join in the Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö and enjoy:
- 4 passionate keynote speakers.
- 28 seminars in 4 parallel tracks, with at least one seminar in English as any given time.
- Wide range of topics; Technical Project Management, Leadership, Strategic and Business Management, Program and Portfolio Management, Agile Methods and Methodologies.
More info will follow in upcoming news and communication - and make sure you, already now, set aside the dates in March.
Q4_2016 Webinar Review - Project Teams
Webinars Review - Project Teams
As a member of PMI, you have free access to webinars at the PMI website. In this newsletter, we will look at Project Teams and give you some insight in a few of the webinars available.