February 2022 PM Update from Paris


PMI France chapter update and some

Major Projects & Programs underway in France


By Yasmina Khelifi

International Correspondent

Paris, France


In each report, I’ll try to give you insights about project associations in France and some projects.


PMI in France was founded in 1995 and unified as one chapter PMI France in 2013.

With more 5000+ members, PMI France is the 1st Chapter outside of North America, 1st in Europe and regularly ranked between the 3rd to the 5th in the world.

PMI France is a unified Chapter with 12 regional “branchs”: each branch can organize  conferences, webinars, workshops, networking events, to name a few.

“Good things happen when you join PMI”, this is one of PMI mottos. We can say now that marvelous things happen when you join PMI France Job Fair “Project Management Professional Days” (PMPD).

This year again, during 3 days, the PMPD did allow 22 partners & 7 schools to interact with about 600 students. More than 700 applications to the 400 Job posted. 100 Webinars, Workshops, and Speed recruiting sessions. 38 Countries & 68 schools represented.

Another good news is that the PMPD 2022 continues! The live part has ended, nevertheless the job fair continue till May 31st, 2022. Therefore, students, partners, and schools can still benefit from the various opportunities offered: Access the platform ; go through recorded webinars and workshops, browse posted jobs, upload CVs/resumes.

Some Major Projects & Programs in France

Paris, entirely bike-friendly by 2026

Plan Bike 2015-2020 some numbers

  • From 200km in 2001 to 1094 km of bike roads (paths) in 2021
  • 150 millions euros invested

Plan Bike 2021-2026[1]

  • The investment will be  250 million euros to make Paris entirely bikeable.
  • 130 kilometers of bike-safe pathways from 2021-2026 are planned
  • 130 000 new bike parking lots  will be created
  • This new plan outlines other measures:
    • Bike schools: to teach children to ride bikes in schools, add repair workshops in each district and encourage cycling tourism.
    • Roads will be secured
    • Priorities are given to bus, trams and bikes in the road

The corona outbreak was an opportunity to reset, reframe our way of working but also our way to move in cities. There is a boom in the development of repair shops either private or by associations.

On May, 2020, at the end of the strict French lockdowns, some bike pathways were created in Paris and in other cities to reduce the crowd in public transportation and address the needs of customers who were afraid of taking the crowded public transportation (we did not have any vaccine at that time). So ‘coronapistes’ (corona bike pathways) were created temporarily. It was a live experiment.


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How to cite this report: Khelifi, Y. (2021). PMI France update and Some Major Projects & Programs in France; PM Update from France: report, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue XI, November. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/pmwj114-Feb2022-Khelifi-pm-update-from-france-report-2.pdf

About the Author

Yasmina Khelifi

Paris, France


Yasmina Khelifi, PMP, PMI- ACP, PMI-PBA is an experienced project manager in the telecom industry. Along with her 20-year career at Orange S.A. (the large French multinational telecommunications corporation), she sharpened her global leadership skills, delivering projects with major manufacturers and SIM makers. Yasmina strives for building collaborative bridges between people to make international projects successful. She relies on three pillars: project management skills, the languages she speaks, and a passion for sharing knowledge.

She is a PMP certification holder since 2013, a PMI- ACP and PMI-PBA certification holder since 2020. She is an active volunteer member at PMI France and PMI UAE, and a member of PMI Germany Chapter. French-native, she can speak German, English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and she is learning Arabic. Yasmina loves sharing her knowledge and experiences at work, in her volunteers’ activities at PMI, and in projectmanagement.com as a regular blogger. She is also the host and co-founder of the podcast Global Leaders Talk with Yasmina Khelifi to help people in becoming better international leaders.

Yasmina can be contacted at https://yasminakhelifi.com/ or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasminakhelifi-pmp-telecom/

To view other works by Yasmina Kehelifi, visit her author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/yasmina-khelifi/

[1] https://www.paris.fr/pages/un-nouveau-plan-velo-pour-une-ville-100-cyclable-19554