July 2024 Finland Project Management Roundup


Updates about Association of Project Professionals Finland;

PMI Finland Chapter; Kruunusillat [Crown Bridges] projects



By Dr Jouko Vaskimo

International Correspondent & Senior Contributing Editor

Espoo, Finland


This roundup continues the coverage of Project Professionals Finland, PMI Finland Chapter and some of the key projects currently going on in Finland.

Project Professionals Finland

Project Professionals Finland (PPF) is a not-for-profit organization, and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Member Association (MA) in Finland.

Founded in 1978, PPF promotes the interaction, project-oriented thinking, and exchange and development of practical and theoretical knowledge among project management professionals with over 4000 individual and 200 organizational members. PPF organizes two annual conferences: Projektipäivät in late fall and 3PMO in early summer.

This year the 3PMO event took place on 5.6.2024 at Tampere-talo, Tampere, Finland, with the theme Muutoksen moottorina? [As the motor for change?]. Projektipäivät will take place on 17 … 18.9.2024 at Messukeskus convention center in Helsinki with the theme Muutoksen vuoksi [Because of the change]. Please navigate to www.pry.fi/en for general information on PPF, and to www.pry.fi/en/events for further information on PPF events.


PMI Finland Chapter is a not-for-profit organization providing project practitioners in Finland continuous learning, networking and community support. The Chapter was founded in 2005. Today, with more than 300 members, the chapter is increasingly recognized as a community where its members can enhance their project management and leadership skills, as well as network with other project management professionals.

PMI Finland Chapter hosts a number of events such as Breakfast Round Tables, regular meetings taking place once a month in Helsinki and occasionally also in other locations. The chapter members have the opportunity to attend events for free or with a discount and the chapter sends its members a regular newsletter with localized content on project management. Additionally, the Chapter supports its members in their professional development and training.

Please navigate to www.pmi-.org/ for general information on the PMI Finland Chapter.


The Kruunusillat project is proceeding with the construction of a string of bridges to   traverse Kruunuvuorenselkä, a waterway east of the Helsinki downtown area, and to establish a new tram line to connect the Laajasalo, Korkeasaari and Kalasatama areas to the downtown area by means of 10 km light rail line. The project has entered a combination of fixed-priced and alliance contracts with a range of contractors and suppliers.

Construction works are now proceeding in Kalasatama, as well as Verkkosaari. Pouring of the Kruunuvuorensilta center pylon is under way, while its steel structures – 45 000 m2 in total – are being painted dark gray. In parallel, the concrete deck of the Merihaansilta bridge is being poured despite the summer holiday season in Finland.


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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2023). Finland Project Management Roundup, PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue II, February. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/pmwj143-Jul2024-Vaskimo-Finland-Project-Management-Roundup-report.pdf

About the Author

Dr Jouko Vaskimo

Espoo, Finland


Jouko Vaskimo is an International Correspondent and Senior Contributing Editor for PM World in Finland. Jouko graduated M.Sc. (Tech.) from Helsinki University of Technology in 1992, and D.Sc. (Tech.) from Aalto University in 2016. He has held several project management related positions with increasing levels for responsibility. Jouko holds a number of professional certificates in the field of project management, such as the IPMA Level C (Project Manager), IPMA Level B (Senior Project Manager), PMP, PRINCE2 Foundation, and PRINCE2 Practitioner. Jouko is also a Certified Scrum Master and SAFe Agilist. Jouko is a member of the Project Management Association Finland, a founding member of PMI Finland Chapter, and the immediate past chairman of the Finnish IPMA Certification Body operating IPMA certification in Finland. Since October 2007, he has been heading the Finnish delegation to ISO/TC 258. Jouko resides in Espoo, Finland and can be best contacted at jouko.vaskimo@aalto.fi . For more information, please navigate to www.linkedin.com/in/jouko-vaskimo-6285b51 .

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