Q2 2017 has again been a busy quarter for PMI Denmark where the board has focused on starting to implement the agreed strategy presented during the General Assembly at the end of March. We organized and co-organized three events. A first one the 20th of April sponsored by Implement introducing us to the Half Double project management methodology. A second one in collaboration with DTU Projectlab took place the 18th of May as part of the series "Where Science Meets Practice" focusing on ownership and innovation in Megaprojects. The third event was a DTU co-sponsored full day conference as part of their Risk Forum, it took place the 22nd of May and focused on risk management methods.
A great news to share with all is that we are now above 400 members in PMI Denmark, this is 100 more members than we had back in January 2016 !
You can read about some of these activities here in the newsletter, and we strongly encourage you to engage in activities such as these in the PMI Denmark community. Look up for the interesting activities and opportunities coming up in the next quarter.
Enjoy the reading! Best regards, The PMI Denmark Board
Q2_2017 General Assembly
General Assembly 2017 – A look back at 2016 and exciting plans ahead
On March 22nd 2017, 36 Chapter Members gathered at Hotel Kong Arthur in Copenhagen for the yearly General Assembly. It is always an event most of us look forward to reviewing the achievements over the past 12 months and set the targets for the current year.
The PMO as a strategic partner has gained traction over the last five years or so as more and more Enterprise PMOs (ePMO) have come into existence. These ePMOs tend to sit at an executive level, overseeing all portfolio, programme and project activity in an organisation. The strategic partner label has more recently been discussed because of the gap between the organisation’s strategy and the programmes and projects that execute the strategy. The gap has started to be addressed with portfolio management processes and methods – areas like project prioritisation and investment appraisals – are enabling organisations to choose which programmes and projects best deliver the strategic outcomes based on factors like benefits realisation and resource management.
Q2_2017 Project Owners and Innovation in Megaprojects
Project Owners and Innovation in Megaprojects at Bygherreforeningen
By Patryk Fraczyk
DTU Projectlab, PMI Denmark and Bygherreforeningen hosted a seminar for almost 70 participants on May 18th. The theme was notably unusual for the project management community, namely projects through a perspective of a project owner/sponsor.
More than 500 professionals met at Passion for Projects 2017
On March 13th and 14th, Scandinavia's largest conference for Project, Program and Portfolio professionals, Passion for Projects, was held in Malmö. 1½ days of learning, of inspiration and networking. With 4 strong keynote speakers, and more than 25 inspiring session speakers on many different topics. An opportunity to learn about the latest trends in Agile project management, Sustainable project management, Personal leadership, PMO/PO Development, and many other relevant topics.
PMI Denmark is proud to introduce its latest major member initiative: PMI Denmark Young Professionals (PMIYP) community
The project managers of the future (and present) are joining PMI Denmark in its latest initiative: PMI Denmark Young Professionals (PMIYP). Read more about this community, part of PMI Denmark, and their events for project managers interested both in the present and the future of the profession.
Q2_2017 Publication review_Pulse of the Profession 2017
Success Rates Rise - Transforming the high cost of low performance
PMI’s – PULSE of the PROFESSION 2017, 9th Global Project Management Survey
Since 2006, PMI’s annual global survey of project, program and portfolio managers has charted the current and future major trends in project management. This year’s pulse report focuses on the positive change seen across organizations as they are making progress due to implementing strategic initiatives.
PMI-DK collaborates with DTU on Multi-Project Management Benchmarking Study 2017
At PMI-Denmark we have started an exciting collaboration with the Danish Technical University (DTU) department of Management Engineering in the Multi-Project Management (MPM) Benchmarking Study 2017.
MPM is international! The study is conducted by the Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), University of Technology, Sydney (Australia), Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Denmark) and ZHAW Winterthur (Switzerland). In this 8th version of the MPM survey, we extend the benchmark topics to reflect today’s dynamic environment.
This is the first time this study will be carried out in Denmark and a great opportunity for companies to align with best practices, compare with Top and Low performers and evaluate analysis of success factors across all phase of project portfolio management.
We reach out now to all PMI-Denmark chapter members for your collaboration in order for you to help us ensure this initiative becomes a success.
The only limitation for a company to participate there are more than 20 projects running in parallel.
If you are interested in participating as a volunteer in this activity and collaborate with us please contact Alvaro Buxens
If you think that your company or a company you have a good contact at could be interested in participating please contact Joana Geraldi