In September 2017 PMI Denmark arrange the event with Elisabeth Plum who spoke about cultural differences in project management and made a very interesting and interactive event for the large group of PMI members. If this is a topic that you are interested in, then in this Q3 number you can read about the event with Elisabeth Plum, and you can also read an article from our partner Implement Consulting Group about bridging cultural differences.
On 1st of November 2017 PMI Young Professionals together with DTU have arranged the next big event. Here PMI put focus on project portfolio practises. As always when we make these PMI/DTU events we expect a very large crowd, so dont wait, you can already now sign up on the PMI Denmark website!
We also want to put some attention on the new PMBOK guide 6th edition which was released in September 2017. You can read about that in this newsletter, and if you are preparing for the exam then please be aware that due to the new edition then the exam will also change from 27th of March 2018 and forward.
This Q3 newsletter contains several articles regarding project management that you can read, but we strongly encourage you not just to read! Be active, get involved with project management! PMI Denmark and PMI Young Professionals are always looking for people who are interested in doing something for the project management community in Denmark. If you are one of them, then reach out to us on firstname.lastname@example.org!
Enjoy the reading! Best regards, The PMI Denmark Board
Q3_2017 PMI-DK Linkedin page update
Linkedin has changed their API, which makes it hard for us to post to our group.
We welcome the following new members of PMI-DK Chapter joining during Q3
Camilla Kehler Novo Nordisk
Lars Lynggaard Hansen Novo Nordisk
Ken Jarlhelt Aasted aps
Jennifer Coquilhat FLSmidth
Follow-up on the news for a social networking event to introduce the new members to the chapter team and our activities.
Q3_2017 Bridging Cultural Gaps in Project Management
By Susan Salzbrenner and Katrina Marshall, Implement Consulting Group
Managing global projects with team members dispersed across multiple time zones and nationalities have become the norm for most multinational companies. While there are many opportunities of global project work, we also have to address the potential challenges for global project managers.
When we work with colleagues who have similar core values and the same understanding of processes, there is often less need to explain the reasoning for our approaches and thoughts. Facilitating and executing projects with team members from different backgrounds require new project management skills. Follow Jens, a global project manager, along his journey to bridge the cultural gaps in his project team.
Article contribution from Implement Consulting Group
Q3_2017 Cultural differences in Project Management
By Thomas Rønholt, Henrik B Nielsen, Client Directors Mannaz A/S
We believe cultural differences in a project could have many origins and may either benefit or challenge the project’s success. It all depends on the approach the project manager takes – and what time and other constraints allow. In the article the two authors share personal experiences from working in international projects and offer suggestions for how to work with cultural differences in a project.
The PMBOK®Guide has contributed significantly to the advancement of the project management profession worldwide by championing a common lexicon and disseminating generally accepted project management knowledge and practice.
PMI has published in September 2017 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide) – Sixth Edition. The PMBOK®Guide reflects evolving knowledge within the profession and is the leading global standard for project management. It addresses the processes that project management experts agree are necessary for most projects in most environments.
As a result of the release of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition, the PMP exam will change 26 March 2018. These updates will ensure the exam content is consistent with the PMBOK®Guide.
Q3_2017 Event Review: How to bridge cultural differences and use the team culture to improve your results
PMI Event on September 20th, 2017
Speaker: Elisabeth Plum
Written by Elena Farnè & Amit Singh
Cultural differences and Team culture was the main theme of the PMI Chapter Denmark event on September 20th, 2017. Elisabeth Plum led the event and brought together about 40 participants who met at Rambøll's office in Ørestaden.
Q3_2017 PMI-DTU collaboration on Multi-Project Management study
From successful project to successful project portfolio: Improving performance through Multi-Project Management Benchmark
Making one project successful can be hard, making a portfolio of projects deliver strategic benefits is much harder. That is the goal of project portfolio management. However, project portfolio practices are hard to implement, and highly immature in most companies (BCG, 2015). How can we improve project portfolio practice? Which of the practices in project portfolio management are most suitable to my kind of organization?
In an attempt to contribute to addressing these questions, DTU and PMI volunteers, in particular, Alvaro Buxens, Ram Pattiwar and Zeeshan Maqbool are supporting the deployment of the 8th International Benchmark Study on Multi-Project Management first launch in Denmark.
In this short piece, we will describe the purpose of the benchmark, the status of the project, and how can you engage and learn more about the results.