In this number of PMI Denmark’s newsletter we – among other things - put a bit of focus on project management in different industries. In relation to that then you can read about our last event about the PMO vision of a large player in the Danish pension-fund sector (PFA) as well as reviews of free-for-members webinars about project management in the healthcare and construction sectors.
PMI Denmark would also like to put some commercial for the fact that the annual PMI publication Pulse of the Profession 2018 which is out. This year’s version has the headline Success in Disruptive Times. In this version you can read exciting things about how the essential importance of project management as the driver of an organization’s strategy isn’t fully realized, and that the future of value delivery is a spectrum of approaches—predictive, iterative, incremental, agile, hybrid. If you don´t have time to read the full report, then we suggest you check out the short review about Pulse of the Profession 2018 that we have prepared here – It will only take you 2 minutes to read, but it may give you appetite for more!
PMI Young Professionals (PMIYP) is a part of PMI Demark for young project management professionals and students. PMIYP have an upcoming event in October that you can sign up for in case you are interested. See more about PMIYP and the event in the article in this newsletter.
Last but not least, then PMI Denmark is working on preparing a larger conference in spring 2019. We are looking for people who want to help out with practical things in relation to the conference, e.g. finding speakers, preparing marketing materials, handling practical things in relation to the actual conference venue etc. Should you be interested in helping out then don’t hesitate to reach out to us on this mail. We really need your help, and do remember that good things happen when you get involved with PMI.
Enjoy the reading !
The PMI Denmark Board
Q3_2018 Microsoft now main sponsor of PMI Denmark Chapter
As of recently, Microsoft has become main sponsor of the PMI Denmark Chapter. This announcement can be made at a time, where PMI Denmark is experiencing growth as well as seeing many exciting events being held for members.“We welcome the Microsoft sponsorship, as it will enable us to do even more exciting PMI-activities in the year to come”, Jes Allersted, VP of Sponsors and Marketing says.
In today’s high-paced, competitive environment, organizations need strong alignment between vision, strategy and execution. To achieve this, they need to prioritize the right initiatives, resource them effectively and monitor progress to deliver strong business results. Microsoft Project Online is a flexible, cloud-based project and portfolio management (PPM) solution that provides executives with the ability to make better strategic decisions and optimize business investments via actionable dashboards and real-time insights.
Q3_2018 Project manager survey reveals lack of responsibility for benefits realisation
By Henrik Bjerregaard Nielsen, Client Director Mannaz A/S
The 2018 project management survey from Mannaz and Roskilde University (RUC) highlights a clear trend for higher complexity and more agile project management. However, surprisingly, it also shows that more than 80% of respondees have no idea who is responsible for obtaining the desired value from projects.
Do you have complete control over who is responsible for the outcome of the project you are managing? If not, your organisation resembles many others. In a new survey on project management conducted by Mannaz and RUC, only about 13% replied that they have a firm grip on who is responsible for benefits realisation.
Q3_2018 Event Review: Iain Fraser - Creating and capturing value - More than just cost reduction.
PMI Event on July 11th, 2018
Speaker: Iain Fraser
Written by Amit
On June 11th, Iain fraser the renowned Author, Speaker and Trainer gave our members an insight into Value creation and value capture are critical elements towards becoming a high-performing organisation. The evening was governed by the following agenda:
17.00 – 17-15: Arrival, welcome, introduction.
17.15 – 18.30: Iain Fraser presentation
18:30 – 18:35: Short Coffee break
18.30 – 19.00: Questions and Discussion.
and from 19.00 till 20:00: the event attendees had networking drinks in a café nearby on Christianshavn to wish everybody a good summer.
Q3_2018 Event review: Agile vs. Waterfall - the PFA PMO's vision
PMI event on September 18th, 2018
Speakers: Per Maagaard Petersen & Gitte Alding, PFA
Written by Nataliia Cherkashyna
On September 18th an interesting after-work presentation took place in PFA auditorium with Per Maadgaard Petersen and Gitte Alding. During the event, speakers presented the PFA's Agile vision and how the journey from a waterfall approach to scaled Agile is going for the company. The PFA, which is the 100 years old pension company, is the 5th largest company of the kind in Europe. When established, PFA focused goal was to bring safety to employees and their families, today an additional goal has been added: deliver agile innovation.
Q3_2018 Publication review_Pulse of the Profession 2018
Success in Disruptive Times
Expanding the Value Delivery Landscape to Address the High Cost of Low Performance
PMI’s – PULSE of the PROFESSION 2018, 10th Global Project Management Survey
Conducted since 2006, PMI’s Pulse of the Profession® is the premiere global survey of professionals who provide project, program, or portfolio management services within global organizations. The Pulse charts the major trends for project management now and in the future. It features original market research that reports feedback and insights from project, program, and portfolio managers, along with an analysis of third-party data.
Q3_2018 DHL run - PMI Denmark aims to go Lean & Agile
DHL run - PMI Denmark aims to go Lean & Agile
Being on the board of PMI Denmark, either as elected representative or as a volunteering member is both about being passionate about project management and about having fun.
This year, PMI Denmark Chapter joined the DHL relay race in Copenhagen on 30th August 2018, and though the rain gods were generous and shed plenty of rain on Fælledparken, we managed to put up a team of 5 experienced PM runners. The team formed by Allan Mortensen, Henrik Feld, Henrik Taankvist, Erin Akopian, and Sinan Ozmen ran under the number "3224".
We plan to repeat the success next year, and who knows, with a few more volunteers we may even put up two teams running in 2019, - Just make your voice heard, if you are interested.
The 38th edition of the DHL relay race held in Fælledparken, Copenhagen from Monday August 27 to Friday August 31, 2018. Despite the inclement weather, 117,000 people participated this year’s event and enjoyed the team spirit.
- Henrik Feld, VP Finance and self-appointed running coach
Q3_2018 Webinar List - Project Management in different Industries
As a member of PMI, you have free access to webinars at the ProjectManagement.com PMI website. In this newsletter, we provide you with a list of 3 select webinars on "Project Management in different Industries" & the PDUs category associated with them.
Listening to these webinars enables you to claim upto a maximum of 3 PDUs.
Q2_2018 CBS-PMI collaboration - Master Thesis Sponsorship and Supervision
Do you want to help advance the practice, science and profession of project, program and portfolio management in Denmark? And are you interested in mentoring, challenging and engaging young people with interest in project, program and portfolio management? If you can answer “yes” to any of those questions, then maybe you are just the one PMI Denmark is looking for.
PMI Denmark is increasing its collaboration with academia, and one of our initiatives is to facilitate the match between Master Thesis industrial sponsors/supervisor in the industry and engaged students in universities. Ideally, the Sponsor/Supervisor is working at a private or public organization in an area related to project, program and portfolio management and is committed to sponsor the development of a topic or question that a student could investigate in depth through his or her Master Thesis.