In this number of PMI Denmark’s newsletter we put a bit of focus on EPMOs. You can read articles about our PMI events and free-for-members webinars, as well as read articles from our partners about their initiatives and views on the EPMO.
Again in 2019 PMI Denmark Chapter will offer free CAPM training for selected young project professionals. PMI Denmark is working on preparing these CAPM trainings, and therefore we are looking for several people who in spring 2019 want to help out as CAPM trainers for young professionals in areas such as: General Introduction to Project Management, Project Procurement Management and Project Stakeholder Management. Should you be interested in helping out, then you can read more about this opportunity in an article in this newsletter and you can reach out to us on this mail. Remember... good things happen when you get involved with PMI!
As the year 2018 is coming to an end we also here want to look back on the year that has passed. 2018 was yet another successfull year for PMI Denmark chapter. We managed to arrange 10 events in the Copenhagen area, produce and edit 4 large newsletters, offer free CAPM training, continue the PMI Denmark Young Professionals initiative including arranging 3 company visits, and get a good start on the planning of the full day PMI Denmark Chapter conference on 4th of April 2019. We can see that the number of members grow and that the satisfaction with the chapter is growing as well, but none of this would of couse be possible without all of our members and volunteers. So, the PMI Denmark board wants to use this chance to say a big thank you to all volunteers and members for all the good work in 2018!
Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
The PMI Denmark Board
Q4_2018 Event Review: Challenges for the ePMO and the tools to support PMs and Line Managers in the future
Presenter: Jacob Hansen, Principle Customer Advisor, Projectum
Written by: Cameron Hyslop
This talk was given by Jacob Hansen of Projectum at NCC House on Wednesday the 24th of October. The session was well attended by about 20 PMI members.
Q4_2018 Sponsor´s Article: The Enterprise PMO is dead! Well sort of...
Written by; Jens Pind and Anthony Bone
More and more companies are beginning to implement Strategic Management Offices or Transformation Management Offices instead of an Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), why is that? Well one key element of this is Agile. Companies and organizations alike what to be agile, flexible, able to deal with change in an ever changing, fast-paced global climate. They see an EPMO as rigid, formal, and structured which in most cases are the direct opposite attributes of a truly agile organization correct? Well maybe not! In this article let’s explore some of the concepts that are important to remember about project management techniques and why elements of an EPMO are still appropriate and valuable for your Strategic or Transformation Management Offices to incorporate.
Conference review: "Nordic strategic EPMO conference" on November 22nd, 2018
Kristina Helms, Manager & Business Consultant at ProActive A/S, Denmark
Allan Rocha, Senior Manager at ProActive A/S, Denmark
“Driving the project portfolio with focus on impact and strategic business benefits” was the headline for this years’ Nordic Strategic EPMO Conference that brought together more than 120 enterprise portfolio professionals in Copenhagen
As a member of PMI, you have free access to webinars and articles at the ProjectManagement.com PMI website. In this newsletter, we provide you with a list of 1 webinar and 3 select articles on "The EPMO challenges and strategy".
Q4_2018 Event Review: DTU-NTNU 4th Project Risk Forum
DTU-NTNU/PMI Event on November 2nd, 2018
Organizers: Josef Oehmen and Diana Velasco
Written by Erin Akopian
How to ensure success of your project in times of digital revolution? How to deal with uncertainties of changing market demands created by new technologies? On the 2nd of November the Risk Forum at DTU brought people interested in improving risk management together for actionable discussions in welcoming and engaging atmosphere.
For the last two years the Danish PMI chapters has been providing free of charge CAPM training for young professionals. Young professionals are people just finish or finished their degree recently, so this really matters. Now more than 50 participants have completed the course and provided them with a great introduction to PMI and their working career. The training is conducted by PMI chapter members strictly on voluntary basis.
Right now, we are looking for more seasoned PMI professionals who would take part. Taking part meaning that you need to prepare the training, likely one knowledge area and conduct the training which may take a few hours. The trainers are seasoned PMI professionals not professional trainers. We have trainers who will guide you and partners to train with, so you are not all alone. The requirements are simple, a PMI certification and spring 2019 the time to put in the effort. We promise you in return a great opportunity to learn and meet an amazing group of young professionals. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge and give back. Contact us for more details on firstname.lastname@example.org
Q4_2018 Event review: Christmas networking event for the PMI DK chapter
Christmas networking event for the PMI DK Chapter on December 5th, 2018
Speakers: Grant Sonne-Clifford, Project Excellence Director at Ramboll
Written by Nataliia Cherkashyna
On 5th of December, an inspiring networking Christmas event for PMI Denmark Chapter took place in Kulturhuset Islands Brygge. During the event, an extraordinary presentation was made by Grant Sonne-Clifford, Project Excellence Director in Ramboll Group.
The speaker talked about doing project management in the Arctic, implementing the project to bring the mobile communications to Greenland. While giving the overview of his project management experience, Grant has also told the audience a bit about his family's 10 years long life in Nuuk (Greenland's capital) and illustrated the stories by the photos of the outstanding Arctic nature.
Play a Project Portfolio Management game together with Deloitte and PMI Young Professionals
Written by Miglena Zlatanova
The focus of the Project Management Institute - Young Professional (PMYIP) Denmark is to help students and young professionals understand how different companies within different industries implement project management. On the 22nd of October 2018, we had the pleasure to organise our latest event together with Deloitte, a multinational professional services network.
The PMI Region 8 meeting are held to enable knowledge sharing and cooperation between PMI chapters in the European countries (region 8). The different chapters in Europe takes turns in arranging the event, and in 2018 the Serbia chapter hosted the event in Belgrade.
PMI Denmark chapter was represented by 7 board members and volunteers, notably 3 of our Young Professionals.