In the Q3 2019 volume of the PMI DK newsletter, we have a bit of a mix of different topics to present. You can read about events with topics such as risk management and Devops, and you can also read about the 2019 PMI Pulse of the Profession publication as well as how PMI Denmark again this year participated in the DHL run.
Here we also want to use the chance to put attention to the fact that we soon will start event activities in Jutland. Very soon two PMI events will be published; One in the end of October in Randers syd, and one in the beginning of December in the center of Aarhus. PMI have for a long time had thoughts about starting more activities in Jutland, so it is with great pleasure that we soon will be able to publish these events. PMI expect to continue with events and activities in Jutland in the future, so if you are interested in taking responsibility and helping out with events in the Aarhus area then please reach out to us via mail.
Enjoy the reading.
Remember to book your agenda for the following events
28 November – Science meets practice – Mega Projects
10 December – Nationalbanken and Portfolio Mangement
Mid January – oi720 - DevOps journey continues
The PMI Denmark Board
Q3_2019 Event review: Benefit Realization in Agile Transformations
On June 25th Implement Consulting Group hosted an event for PMI on the subject of benefit realisations in agile transformation. It seems a majority of technology and traditional engineering companies in Denmark are in the process of some kind of agile transformation, so the subject was highly relevant.
The speakers Morten Mark Christensen and Rasmus Rytter were clearly experienced change managers in the field, but clearly also seasoned facilitators, as the audience were duly engaged throughout the session,
Hosted generously at the Implement premises in Hellerup, 22 PMI members were entertained, engaged and motivated by the speakers and the relevant topic.There was a good dialogue and well facilitated participants involvement and interaction.
Q3_2019 Event review: Agile has a new friend and her name is DevOps
On Sep 11th, Thomas Rasmusen, Managing Partner at the consultancy company oi720 presented an event - "Agile has a new friend and her name is DevOps".
The primary agenda of the evening was to give an introduction to the benefits, example of approach and how to communicate when managing projects using DevOps methodology. The pragmatic hands-on examples was taken from a project in the pharmaceutical business; wherin the presentation provided a glimpse on how to ensure regulatory (built-in) compliance and testing.
The essential take home points from that day were:
1.A better understanding of DevOps 2.New DevOps Toolchain? 3.How to approach compliance 4.Cultural challenges and how to navigate
Q3_2019 Event review: Managing Surprise - Building resilient organizations in turbulent times (6th DTU RISKLAB FORUM)
Managing Surprise - Building resilient organizations in turbulent times (6th DTU RISKLAB FORUM)
Written by Grant Sonne-Clifford, Nataliia Cherkashyna
"If you don't like surprises - don't be a project manager"
- from the workshop
On Wednesday the 4th of Sept. DTU delivered their annual Risk Management Lab giving participants a hands-on workshop on how to upgrade your risk management practices building resilient organizations. Improving organisations ability to notice, prepare for, and manage surprises.
In addition to this 20 risk management experts from Dutch industry participated giving a cross-cultural view of how risk is managed in the Netherlands. In particular, they shared their experience about the University of Twente - University of "high tech, human touch", where those who are interested in and working with risk management are getting an education in this field on 2 years master's programs.
Q3_2019 Sponsor´s Article:The leadership vacuum in project-based organizations
What is a leadership vacuum? Who should close it – and how?
Written by Lars Østerby, Mannaz
Working in projects is an effective and popular way of organizing work
So many organizations have realized the benefits of working in projects and having a project-based organization. Regardless whether you are within the software development, engineering, construction, manufacturing, in private or public sector, many employees spend most of their time working in projects, either as project managers or project members. The project methodology, whether it is an agile or a more traditional, provides a large amount of benefits to organizations.
The Leadership Vacuum
With more project members spending an increased amount of their time in projects, the organizations should be aware of a critical pitfall that gets created - a pitfall that we, as consultants, often experience when we train or help organizations within project management. I have called this pitfall - the leadership vacuum. It is an issue that is important to be aware of, and to be addressed, as it can be fatal to both project members and organizations.
Q3_2019 Continuous Improvement Lifecycle and Failing Fast
Written by Grant Sonne-Clifford
When an organisation embarks on a journey of improved performance the Continual Improvement Life-Cycle (CIL) can be used to illustrate the steps and help visualize the activities required to integrate a transformation or behavioural change.
The 1st iteration is the starting point of improvement, this could be based on a new corporate strategy or vision and should be broken down into SMART objectives,
Specific – Measurable – Achievable – Relevant – Time based
Many smaller objectives supporting the company strategy or vision, this manifests into initiatives. It could also be called initiative management.
Starting with this newsletter we are introducing a new section titled - "News from PMI".
We plan to have this as a regular feature in our future newsletters where we aim to disseminate information from our parent organisation - PMI.org and to keep you informed about what's happening in the world of PMI globally . In this feature you can hear about PMI certifications, PMI conference information, updates on PMI publications etc.
Q3_2019 Publication review_Pulse of the Profession 2019
The Future of Work. Leading the way with PMTQ
Expanding the Value Delivery Landscape to Address the High Cost of Low Performance
PMI’s – PULSE of the PROFESSION 2019, 11th 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.
It was a phenomenal evening in Copenhagen, the sun shining, clear blue skies, parachutists from Denmark’s Forsvaret made a grand entrance from the sky.
5 Runners from PMI Danish Charter decided not to fly in from the sky, however met in the Fælledparken near the National stadium to participate in the annual DHL stafetten event. The event encourages companies to enter teams as a drive for health and collaboration.
The event had over 3000 teams making it over 15000 runners, with teams of 5 running as a relay. The course weaves its way around Fælledparken for 5 KM, there are hundreds of tents and generates a great atmosphere.