PMI Young Professionals Event Review
In 2018, Project Management Institute - Young Professional (PMIYP) would like to help students and young professionals to discover how project management is applied in different industries, by different organizations. As part of this series, on April 19th, PMIYP visited Prokura, a Danish consultancy business specialized in procurement and supply chain.
About 20 students and young professionals got the opportunity to hear about PMIYP, Prokura, important project management theories used by Prokura, and how to apply the acquired knowledge through exercises in smaller groups. The evening ended with networking time around dinner and drinks.
There are 3 key dimensions which Prokura project managers need to be skilled at:
- Intellectual leadership/Problem solving
- People and team management
- Project management
The focus of the evening was on project management skills, though with specific attention on one certain skill when working in a consultancy firm: Time management. Several tools used by Prokura were presented and experienced through exercises. For example, the 5Ds framework (Delete, Delay, Delegate, Diminish, Do) helps prioritize tasks, while the 5-100 rule ensures time is used efficiently when performing tasks (being critical towards our work: a task should be pursued 5% of the way to test hypotheses. If the value is high enough, the task can be pursued 100% of the way).
If, as Prokura, you would like to introduce your view on project management and present how this is used in your company to students and young professionals, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org