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Finland Project Management Roundup for February 2020

 

Updates about Project Management Association Finland; PMI Finland Chapter; Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant; Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant; Helsinki’s Länsimetro extension; Raide-Jokeri light rail project

 

REPORT

By Dr Jouko Vaskimo

International Correspondent & Senior Contributing Editor

Espoo, Finland

 

 


 

INTRODUCTION

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

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION FINLAND

Project Management Association Finland (PMAF), Projektiyhdistys ry in Finnish, is a not-for-profit organization, and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Member Association (MA) in Finland. Founded in 1978, PMAF 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.

PMAF promotes the development and dissemination of project and project management knowledge. PMAF members are able to enjoy information sharing, workgroups, development projects, project management forums, conferences and certification services PMAF provides. PMAF organizes two annual conferences: Projektipäivät in early November and 3PMO in early June. The 2020 3PMO takes place on June 10th in Tampere, Finland, with the theme Portfolio management. Please navigate to www.pry.fi/en , https://www.oppia.fi/events/3pmo2020/ and www.projektipaivat.fi for general information on PMAF and its annual events.

PMI FINLAND CHAPTER

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 400 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.

PMI Chapter Finland organizes an annual conference in the spring. In 2020 the conference will take place on May 28th with an overarching theme Modern Leadership – Project Laughs And Tears. Please navigate to www.pmifinland.org and www.conference.pmifinland.org for general information on the PMI Finland Chapter and its annual events.

OLKILUOTO 3

The 1 600 MW Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant, originally contracted to be built by consortium comprising Areva and Siemens for Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) at Olkiluoto, Finland, is expected to be connected to the Finnish national power grid in November 2020. Commercial power generation is expected commence in March 2021.

The delivery of Olkiluoto 3 power plant has been subject to a substantial number of challenges. In March 2018 an agreement was reached between TVO and Areva regarding the overruns in project budget and time schedule. According to TVO, Areva agreed to compensate 450 M€ assuming the power plant was fully operational by the end of 2019. If the plant was not fully operational at that time, Areva will compensate a further 400 M€. As part of the agreement, both contractual parties agreed to dispend any further judicial acts. It is unclear, whether Areva has compensated, or will compensate the agreed 850 M€.

Once completed, Olkiluoto 3 will be one of the largest nuclear power plants in the world. TVO has been understandably disappointed about the fact that the plant is almost 200 % over original budget and 12 years behind the original time schedule.

The contract for building the Olkiluoto 3 power plant was signed in 2003 for 3 000 M€, and construction began in 2005, targeting completion in June 2009. Due to numerous challenges during the planning and construction phases, the target date has been pushed forward several times – twelve years in total. The delays have pushed the total cost up to 8 500 M€.

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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2020). Finland Project Management Roundup for January 2020, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue II, February.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/pmwj90-feb2020-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.

To view other works by Jouko Vaskimo, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/jouko-vaskimo/

 

 

February 2020 UK Project Management Round Up

 

BREXIT, Bridges and Infrastructure in the UK

 

REPORT

By Miles Shepherd

Executive Advisor & International Correspondent

Salisbury, England, UK

 

 


 

INTRODUCTION

Well, it has happened – the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is no longer a member of the European Union.  BREXIT has happened.  What the consequences will be, no-one knows but you can bet almost anything you like that they won’t be as forecast.  Clearly, this event has overshadowed most activity in the UK project world and I will come back to it shortly.  The other major event this month has been the Government review of major infrastructure projects, so these are the two themes of this report.

BREXIT

After all the huffing and puffing, BREXIT has almost finally happened.  UK is no longer a member and we move into the Transition Period.  This means that nothing very much has changed in practice and we all await the start of formal negotiations, due at the beginning of March.  This is when the serious stuff really begins but we are already seeing the uninformed and wishful thinkers starting to make noises about what the final package will look like and what rules will be enforced while the real work goes on.

Image: Olivier Hoslet/AFP via Getty Images

Given the appalling track record of contract negotiation successive Governments have achieved, the prospects do not look good.  However, the background noises from various Ministers (note; not the Church kind) are positive with recognition of some key negotiating points and the fact that a straight walk out is still possible.  Key areas in the debates will be the Irish border, Gibraltar, immigration and tariffs.

The Irish border, between the Republic and Northern Ireland, is tricky for political and emotional reasons and a determination to treat the North in the same way as the rest of UK.  This seems an impossible circle to square although one suggestion is a bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland.  At an estimated (probably a back of the envelope variety) £15 billion – for which read about £30 – 35 billion based on recent upgrades of Government cost forecasting, this might be attractive but the two obvious sites in Scotland (Mull of Kintyre and Portpatrick) have very poor road and rail links to the rest of the country.

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How to cite this report: Shepherd, M. (2020).  February 2020 UK Project Management Roundup, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue II, February.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/pmwj90-Feb2020-Shepherd-UK-Regional-Report.pdf

 


 

About the Author

 


Miles Shepherd

Salisbury, UK

 

 

 

Miles Shepherd is an executive editorial advisor and international correspondent for PM World Journal in the United Kingdom. He is also managing director for MS Projects Ltd, a consulting company supporting various UK and overseas Government agencies, nuclear industry organisations and other businesses.  Miles has over 30 years’ experience on a variety of projects in UK, Eastern Europe and Russia.  His PM experience includes defence, major IT projects, decommissioning of nuclear reactors, nuclear security, rail and business projects for the UK Government and EU.   Past Chair and Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM), Miles is also past president and chair and a Fellow of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  He is currently a Director for PMI’s Global Accreditation Centre and is immediate past Chair of the ISO committee developing new international standards for Project Management and for Program/Portfolio Management.  He was involved in setting up APM’s team developing guidelines for project management oversight and governance.  Miles is based in Salisbury, England and can be contacted at miles.shepherd@msp-ltd.co.uk.

To view other works by Miles Shepherd, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/miles-shepherd/.

 

 

 

February 2020 PM Update from Spain

 

The BIM Project Manager role

 

REPORT

By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent

Madrid, Spain

 


 

 


Felipe Choclán Gámez

Architect
Technical Manager – BIM Project Manager
Sach Consulting

 

We had the opportunity to interview Mr. Felipe Choclán about the BIM Project Manager role. Felipe believes that because of the high importance of BIM at World level, and the local demand in Spain, it has been necessary the BIM roles and responsibilities for the project manager in the BIM methodology, both in construction or infrastructure. AEDIP, Project Management Association in the construction industry has been represented by Felipe Choclán, who lead the task force about ROLES and RESPONSIBILITIES for the “esBIM committee” from Fomento Ministry. BIM is based on collaboration projects and, mainly, the efficient information management during the whole project life cycle.

A study has been done trying to cover all contract cases at all project life cycle phases, project type, firm size and specialities, generating the following roles assignment to the work environment using BIM methodology. A Project team is created and the roles and responsibilities are defined in the BIM Execution Plan (BEP), reflected in the contract. We are talking about an alive document that will be adapted to each type of project, organization and project life cycle phase.

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How to cite this report:  Bucero, A. (2020). January 2020 Project Management Update from Spain, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue II, February. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/pmwj90-Feb2020-Bucero-Spain-Regional-Report-ENGLISH.pdf

 


 

About the Author

 


Alfonso Bucero

Madrid, Spain

 

 

 

Alfonso Bucero, MSc, CPS, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP, PMI Fellow, is an International Correspondent and Contributing Editor for the PM World Journal in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Bucero is also founder and Managing Partner of BUCERO PM Consulting.  Alfonso was the founder, sponsor and president of the PMI Barcelona Chapter until April 2005, and belongs to PMI’s LIAG (Leadership Institute Advisory Group).  He was the past President of the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter, and then nominated as a PMI EMEA Region 8 Component Mentor. Now he is a member of the PMIEF Engagement Committee. Alfonso has a Computer Science Engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica in Madrid and is studying for his Ph.D. in Project Management. He has 32 years of practical experience and is actively engaged in advancing the PM profession in Spain and throughout Europe. He received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award on October 9th, 2010, the PMI Fellow Award on October 22nd 2011 and the PMI Eric Jenett Excellence Award on October 28th, 2017.

Mr. Bucero can be contacted at alfonso.bucero@abucero.com.

To see other works by Alfonso Bucero, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/alfonso-bucero/

 

 

Project Management Update from Croatia

 

REPORT

By Josipa Anđal

International Correspondent

Zagreb, Croatia

 

 


 

Introduction

This is my first report for the PM World Journal.  I am excited about reporting news and information about project management in Croatia. But this first month, I want to report about the Project Management Awards and celebration of winners that occurred in late 2019, a program that I was intimately involved with.  I am proud to report that the 2019 Project Management Awards program was extremely successful, with many participants, winners, sponsors and stakeholders.  So here is a short report about that special occasion in December.

Project Management Awards Winners in Croatia Announced

Project Management Awards 2019 by Croatian Association for Project Management and IPMA Young Crew Croatia Announce their Winners

The Project Management Awards are a set of awards in the field of project management given annually by Croatian Association for Project Management and Young Crew Croatia. The competition is a framework for assessing one’s own competences in the competitive environment of the Republic of Croatia and provides an opportunity for winners to participate at the IPMA International Project Management Awards as a representative of the Republic of Croatia.

The prizes are awarded in three different categories:

  • Best young project manager
  • Best project by young project manager
  • Best young researcher in the field of project management

Young Crew Croatia (YCC) is a part of IPMA Young Crew, the global network for young professionals enthusiastic about project management. It is a platform for young project management professionals and students up to the age of 35 and it is a key component of IPMA’s growth and development of the leaders of tomorrow. Young Crew is a part of International Project Management Association (IPMA).

The PM Awards got a golden makeover in 2019 for the 5th anniversary. End of the year is always a good time to look back and Esplanade Zagreb Hotel was a perfect venue for the Gala Dinner that took place on December 17, 2019.

The Jury Committee (Andreja Batnožić, Hrvoje Prpić, Darija Ivandić Vidović, Prof. Davor Filipović, PhD and Boris Kunštek) decided on the winners and they were announced as follows:

Best Young Researcher

1st place –  Dorotea Markasović – Standards for project management and their application in the Republic of Croatia

2nd place – Karlo Mraz – Maturity Assessment of Planning and Monitoring Construction Projects in the USA

Best Project by Young Project Manager

1st place – Juraj Hrvoje Krašković – Reboot InfoGamer 2018 powered by A1

2nd place – Martina Radanović – Good Game 2018 powered by A1

3rd place – Igor Bergam – Music festival Regius

4th place – Luka Filipan – Moj A1

Best Young Project Manager

1st place – Luka Filipan – Moj A1

2nd place Juraj Hrvoje Krašković – Reboot InfoGamer 2018 powered by A1

3rd place Ivana Mikolić – International interdisciplinary field workshop of maritime robotics and applications „Breaking the Surface“

Photo 1: Finalists (from left to right) Luka Filipan, Dorotea Markasović, Karlo Mraz, Martina Radanović, Ivana Mikolić, Igor Bergam and Juraj Hrvoje Krašković

 

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How to cite this report: Anđal, J. (2020). Project Management Update from Croatia, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue II, February.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/pmwj90-Feb2020-Andal-croatia-project-management-report.pdf

 


 

About the Author

 


Josipa Anđal

Zagreb, Croatia

 

 

Josipa Anđal is a dedicated and enthusiastic structural engineer in the making with a demonstrated history of working in the field of project management and structural engineering, both locally and internationally. She is completing her Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering at Zagreb University of Applied Sciences. Her area of study is focused on building construction with special interest for structural design as well as BIM (Building Information Modeling). Back in 2014 she joined few different NGOs focused on youth work where she actively started working on many Erasmus+ Youth Mobility projects.

In 2015 she became a part of IPMA Young Crew, a key component of IPMA’s growth and development of the leaders of tomorrow and a global platform for young project managers. Making her first Young Crew steps as a member of IPMA Young Crew Croatia she was a Board Member there from 2016 until 2019, and a Local Organizer for GeCCo (Global eCollaboration Competition) in 2015 and 2016, member of the GeCCo Core Team in 2017 and GeCCo Project Manager for 2018/2019 edition. Besides this, she has been a Community Manager for Young Crew since April 2017. In June 2019 she joined international Young Crew Management Board and has been appointed as new Head of Communication and Marketing.

Josipa also serves as an international correspondent for the PM World Journal and Library.  Based in Zagreb, Croatia, she can be contacted at josipa.angyal@gmail.com

 

 

January 2020 UK Project Management Round Up

 

Political Scene, Election Consequences, HS2, BREXIT, MI6, AI and the next decade

 

REGIONAL REPORT

By Miles Shepherd

Executive Advisor & International Correspondent

Salisbury, England, UK

 


 

INTRODUCTION

Here we are in a new decade and it is not free from controversy as decades are apparently a modern construct – more of this shortly.  The big news here is that UK has survived another General Election so we need to look at what we can expect in terms of projects, portfolios and programmes from a national Government that has a majority in the house.  There are some internal projects to look at and some random stuff that caught my eye over the holiday season.  So let’s get the nasty stuff out of the way first and start with the political situation here in UK.

POLITICAL SCENE

This is good news for some and bad for others as the results were unexpected and how you view this outcome depends on your political orientation.  It is rarely possible to forecast numbers in election results, a point that many involved with projects would do well to remember.  The reason for this election inaccuracy is that forecasts are compiled from how voters say they will vote – and many resent the intrusion of pollsters and so do not report accurately.  Does this sound familiar to any project managers out there?

Anyhow, come the day after, the results looked like this:

For many voters, it was a question of voting for the least worst candidate.  Magic Grandad, the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, led his party to its worst result since 1935, losing seats that had never been held by a Conservative since the seat was established, which must say something about the credibility of what was a largely Marxist manifesto.  Similarly, many doubted the loyalty of their leader who has been a vocal supporter of both the IRA and various lost causes in South America.

The Liberal Democrats lost their leader who campaigned on a ticket to abolish BREXIT, thus ignoring the majority who had voted in favour some 3 years ago.  So no real surprise there.  We had a choice between the Liberals who proposed to ignore a democratic vote, the Conservative threatening a “No-Deal” BREXIT and the Labour party who were not entirely sure what they stood for but they would not support a Conservative push for exit.

Now we need to live with the consequences…

ELECTION CONSEQUENCES

Now the rain has eased, threats of floods receded and the holiday season almost over (at the time of writing) the Great British Public (GBP) can take a longer and more dispassionate view of the election results and what they mean.  GBP is realistic enough to know that the reality of election manifesto is likely to be less than the Utopian offering before the election.  Nonetheless, some promises seem likely to be kept.

One of the big-ticket items is a super defence agency to be located in the North of England.  This would benefit from Highspeed 2 (HS2), more of which later, and two prospects have emerged to level up investment outside the so-called “golden Triangle” of London, Oxford and Cambridge.  The first is a new “advanced research projects agency” with £800 million to play with.  This might seem a lot of dosh to the man in the street but is not a lot in terms of Defence research.  Still, it is a start and the PM has said the Government will double research and development spending to £18 billion within five years in a “new wave of economic growth” after Brexit.  The Times reported a government source as saying: “The will is there to ensure that we think beyond Oxford, Cambridge and London when we site these new bodies.”  Rumour has it that the new Agency might be modelled on the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA.  It is thought to be responsible for the development of GPS, stealth aircraft and, of course, its renown DARPANET – an early form of internet.  The new agency provides an agile basis for investment, innovation and exploitation of promising technology.

The Government has also let it be known that there is a proposal “to rip up government investment rules”.  Under this plan, ministers would be able to reassess how value for money is calculated across a range of infrastructure projects, as well as business and scientific development. Decision-making would focus on improving wellbeing or narrowing the productivity gap between North and South and less on national economic growth.  It seems a start has been made with the news that the troubled Northern Rail contract is to be terminated over concerns about its “nightmare” performance.

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How to cite this report: Shepherd, M. (2020).  January 2020 UK Project Management Roundup, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue I, January.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/pmwj89-Jan2020-Shepherd-UK-Regional-Report.pdf

 


 

About the Author

 


Miles Shepherd

Salisbury, UK

 

 

 

Miles Shepherd is an executive editorial advisor and international correspondent for PM World Journal in the United Kingdom. He is also managing director for MS Projects Ltd, a consulting company supporting various UK and overseas Government agencies, nuclear industry organisations and other businesses.  Miles has over 30 years’ experience on a variety of projects in UK, Eastern Europe and Russia.  His PM experience includes defence, major IT projects, decommissioning of nuclear reactors, nuclear security, rail and business projects for the UK Government and EU.   Past Chair and Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM), Miles is also past president and chair and a Fellow of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  He is currently a Director for PMI’s Global Accreditation Centre and is immediate past Chair of the ISO committee developing new international standards for Project Management and for Program/Portfolio Management.  He was involved in setting up APM’s team developing guidelines for project management oversight and governance.  Miles is based in Salisbury, England and can be contacted at miles.shepherd@msp-ltd.co.uk.

To view other works by Miles Shepherd, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/miles-shepherd/.

 

 

January 2020 PM Update from Spain

 

The PMI Madrid Spain Chapter is promoting the great women working in Project Management in Spain

 

REPORT

By Alfonso Bucero, PMP, PMI Fellow

International Correspondent

Madrid, Spain

 


 

The PMI Madrid Chapter has been promoting the women work and results in project management in Spain during the last two years. That initiative which started in other European countries some years ago, seems to be the synergy existence on this matter among them.

Next year, 2020, The PMI Madrid Spain Chapter has organized the first event about “WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT”. It is an honor for me to be invited to a round table where we Will talk about the women work in Project management in Spain and about the new women generations. The PMI Madrid Chapter Will celebrate the First Congress about Women in Project Management”.

We are aware of talking about equality and diversity is an everyone’s responsibility, and we must launch some actions to accelerate the steps to achieve it. Because of that we want to show some models to empower and encourage to lead all those projects that are building our Economy from multiple industries.

At our evento (Women in Project Management), women and men who lead teams and Innovation, Transformation and Sustainability projects, will tell us how throughout their projects, with different leadership skills and more and more diverse teams, are achieving more creative and disruptive results that start to respond to this future of constant changes that is here and is demanding more and more urgent solutions about technology and sustainability.

 

Where the event will happen?

CaixaForum Madrid

Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid

When?

Thursday March 5th, 2020

9:30 am – 4:00 pm

 

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How to cite this report: Bucero, A. (2020). The PMI Madrid Spain Chapter is promoting the great women working in Project Management in Spain; Project Management in Spain: Monthly Report.  PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue I, January. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/pmwj89-Jan2020-Bucero-Regional-Report-Spain-ENGLISH.pdf

 


 

About the Author

 


Alfonso Bucero

Madrid, Spain

 

 

 

Alfonso Bucero, MSc, CPS, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP, PMI Fellow, is an International Correspondent and Contributing Editor for the PM World Journal in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Bucero is also founder and Managing Partner of BUCERO PM Consulting.  Alfonso was the founder, sponsor and president of the PMI Barcelona Chapter until April 2005, and belongs to PMI’s LIAG (Leadership Institute Advisory Group).  He was the past President of the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter, and then nominated as a PMI EMEA Region 8 Component Mentor. Now he is a member of the PMIEF Engagement Committee. Alfonso has a Computer Science Engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica in Madrid and is studying for his Ph.D. in Project Management. He has 32 years of practical experience and is actively engaged in advancing the PM profession in Spain and throughout Europe. He received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award on October 9th, 2010, the PMI Fellow Award on October 22nd 2011 and the PMI Eric Jenett Excellence Award on October 28th, 2017.

Mr. Bucero can be contacted at alfonso.bucero@abucero.com.

To see other works by Alfonso Bucero, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/alfonso-bucero/

 

 

 

Finland Project Management Roundup for January 2020

 

Updates about Project Management Association Finland; PMI Finland Chapter; Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant; Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant; Helsinki’s Länsimetro extension; Raide-Jokeri light rail project

 

REPORT

By Dr Jouko Vaskimo

International Correspondent & Senior Contributing Editor

Espoo, Finland

 


 

INTRODUCTION

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

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION FINLAND

Project Management Association Finland (PMAF), Projektiyhdistys ry in Finnish, is a not-for-profit organization, and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Member Association (MA) in Finland. Founded in 1978, PMAF 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.

PMAF promotes the development and dissemination of project and project management knowledge. PMAF members are able to enjoy information sharing, workgroups, development projects, project management forums, conferences and certification services PMAF provides. PMAF organizes two annual conferences: Project Days (Projektipäivät in Finnish) in early November and 3PMO in early June.

Please navigate to www.pry.fi/en , https://www.oppia.fi/events/3pmo/?lang=en and www.projektipaivat.fi for general information on PMAF and its annual events.

PMI FINLAND CHAPTER

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 400 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.

PMI Chapter Finland organizes an annual conference in the spring. In 2020 the conference will take place on May 28th with an overarching theme Project Laughs And Tears. Please navigate to www.pmifinland.org and www.conference.pmifinland.org for general information on the PMI Finland Chapter and its annual events.

OLKILUOTO 3

The 1 600 MW Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant, originally contracted to be built by consortium comprising Areva and Siemens for Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) at Olkiluoto, Finland, has faced yet another delay. Due to this delay, the third Olkiluoto unit is expected to be connected to the Finnish national power grid in November 2020, and commercial power generation is expected commence in March 2021.

The delivery of Olkiluoto 3 power plant has been subject to a substantial number of challenges. In March 2018 an agreement was reached between TVO and Areva regarding the overruns in project budget and time schedule. According to TVO, Areva has agreed to compensate 450 M€ assuming the power plant is fully operational by the end of 2019. If the plant is not fully operational at that time, Areva will compensate a further 400 M€. As part of the agreement, both contractual parties agreed to dispend any further judicial acts.

Once completed, Olkiluoto 3 will be one of the largest nuclear power plants in the world. TVO has been understandably disappointed about the fact that the plant is almost 200 % over original budget and 12 years behind the original time schedule.

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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2020). Finland Project Management Roundup for January 2020, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue I, January.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/pmwj89-Jan2020-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.

To view other works by Jouko Vaskimo, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/jouko-vaskimo/

 

 

Finland Project Management Roundup for December 2019

Updates about Project Management Association Finland (2019 Projektipäivät – Project Days); PMI Finland Chapter; Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant; Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant; Helsinki’s Länsimetro extension; Raide-Jokeri light rail project

 

REPORT

By Dr Jouko Vaskimo

International Correspondent & Senior Contributing Editor

Espoo, Finland

 


 

INTRODUCTION

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

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION FINLAND

Project Management Association Finland (PMAF), Projektiyhdistys ry in Finnish, is a not-for-profit organization, and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Member Association (MA) in Finland. Founded in 1978, PMAF promotes the interaction, project-oriented thinking, and exchange and development of practical and theoretical knowledge among project management professionals with 4000 individual and over 200 organizational members.

PMAF promotes the development and dissemination of project and project management knowledge. PMAF members are able to enjoy information sharing, workgroups, development projects, project management forums, conferences and certification services PMAF provides. PMAF organizes two annual conferences: Project Days (Projektipäivät in Finnish) in early November, and 3PMO in early June.

This year Projektipäivät took place on 29 … 30.10.2019 in the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre with an overarching theme With luck or skill? The conference program included plenary sessions with state-of-the-art keynotes, and several parallel tracks with a total of over 70 keynote and paper presentations. The conference was attended by over 800 participants, including many of the best-known Finnish project management practitioners.

On the morning of the first conference day Mr Vesa Ilama, the Chairman of PMAF Board of Directors, opened the conference and welcomed the participants to the event.

Mr Vesa Ilama opening the conference and welcoming participants

Mr Timo Saros, the General Manager of PMAF, welcomed the participants, and explained the practicalities of the conference to the participants.

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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2019). Finland Project Management Roundup for December 2019, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue XI, December.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/pmwj88-Dec2019-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.

To view other works by Jouko Vaskimo, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/jouko-vaskimo/

 

 

December 2019 UK Project Management Roundup

Good Project News, Not So Good News, BREXIT, Culture, PM Awards and Happy Holidays in a Post Truth Era

 

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By Miles Shepherd

Executive Advisor & International Correspondent

Salisbury, England, UK

 


 

INTRODUCTION

As always at the end of the year, thought turn to festivities and here in UK, it is the season of PM Awards so it seems appropriate to take a look at what the membership associations have been up to.  There have been a few project reports which should provide some food for thought this festive season and some observations of social change that affect projects

GOOD NEWS

So let’s begin with the good news and start with rail.  Whether you are an enthusiast of trains, big or little, the news is definitely good.  On the small train side, Sir Rod Stewart, the famous rocker, has reported that he has completed his huge model train

layout.  This is far from a vanity project and is the result of 23 years work.  Apart from the electrics, Sir Rod did almost all the work himself, he clearly enjoys the construction of these detailed models.  It also emerged that Sir Rod donated a significant sum of cash to help fellow railway modelers rebuild a vandalized railway club layout.

Detail from Sir Rod Stewart’s model railway (Photo courtesy Steve Crise/Railway Modeller.

Large Trains. For fans of rather larger layout comes news that there are no less than five new full-size steam engines under construction in UK.  This is taking model railways to a higher level, but heritage railways are hugely popular with engineers, both amateur and professional, as well as general public.  According to The Times, it is not just elderly enthusiasts who have nostalgic views of a bygone age of steam trains but also a much younger demographic brought up on Thomas the Tank Engine.  Some 8 million people travelled on heritage railways last year.

The latest project is the recreation of a London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) engine scraped more than 60 years ago.  Previous projects resulted in a new “Peppercorn A1 Pacific class engine; the Tornado cost £3 million and at the time (2008) was the first new steam engine built in UK for more than 50 years.  The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, which built Tornado, is also building a P2 Mikado.  To be named Prince of Wales, it is expected to cost £5 million and take 3 years to build.  This project receives no official funding but relies on the generosity of volunteers and enthusiasts.  It will also provide a training opportunity for a number of apprentices.  An appeal is scheduled to be launched in the Spring of 2020 to raise some £350,000 for a third, smaller, loco – this time a V4 Prairie mixed traffic engine.  These new engines will add to the 200 odd engines currently in service on more than 100 heritage railways.

Safety Approval.  Other good news on the railway front is the approval of the safety strategy for the new range of hydrogen fueled trains under development in two separate projects.  It is hoped these new trains can be in service quickly, possibly by 2012.  They should contribute significantly to reducing pollution and provide a major step in achieving the planned eradication of diesel from the network by 2040.

Overrun ends. We also have news of a long overrunning project that looks to be in line for completion – 150 years after work ended.  Work started on what eventually became the biggest School chapel in UK if not the world in 1868  Located outside Brighton, on the south coast, it is built on  chalk based which caused major problems during construction, requiring several thousand tons of concrete to be poured into the foundation…

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How to cite this report: Shepherd, M. (2019).  August 2019 UK Project Management Roundup, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue XI, December.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/pmwj88-Dec2019-Shepherd-UK-project-management-roundup.pdf

 


 

About the Author


Miles Shepherd

Salisbury, UK

 

 

 

Miles Shepherd is an executive editorial advisor and international correspondent for PM World Journal in the United Kingdom. He is also managing director for MS Projects Ltd, a consulting company supporting various UK and overseas Government agencies, nuclear industry organisations and other businesses.  Miles has over 30 years’ experience on a variety of projects in UK, Eastern Europe and Russia.  His PM experience includes defence, major IT projects, decommissioning of nuclear reactors, nuclear security, rail and business projects for the UK Government and EU.   Past Chair and Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM), Miles is also past president and chair and a Fellow of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  He is currently a Director for PMI’s Global Accreditation Centre and is immediate past Chair of the ISO committee developing new international standards for Project Management and for Program/Portfolio Management.  He was involved in setting up APM’s team developing guidelines for project management oversight and governance.  Miles is based in Salisbury, England and can be contacted at miles.shepherd@msp-ltd.co.uk.

To view other works by Miles Shepherd, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/miles-shepherd/.

 

 

December 2019 PM Report from Italy

PM Expo® 2019 and PM Maturity Model ISIPM-Prado®

 

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By Massimo Pirozzi

International Correspondent

Rome, Italy

 


 

INTRODUCTION

This sixth Regional Report focuses on PM Expo® 2019, the major Event in Italy dedicated to Project Management, which has been organized, in Rome, by the major Italian Association of Project Management, the “Istituto Italiano di Project Management” (Italian Institute of Project Management, ISIPM for short), and also on the Project Management Maturity Model ISIPM-Prado®, which is having a good success among Italian Organizations.

 PM Expo® 2019

Istituto Italiano di Project Management (ISIPM) successfully organized, this year too, on November 8, in Rome, PM Expo® 2019  https://www.pmexpo.it/, which confirmed to be the main National Event in Italy dedicated to Project Management, and perhaps one of the major Events of this type in the world .

PM Expo® 2019, which focused on the three keywords “people, competences, and project management community”, was a National record in terms of more than 1200 people who participated the Event, and it had, this year too, a very significant success, which was proven also by very high rates of Participant Satisfaction, and by many hundreds of congratulations that have been issued both directly, and via social networks. PM World Journal was, this year too, the most welcome Media Partner of the Event, so confirming the excellent cooperation between ISIPM and PMWJ.

PM Expo® 2019 was located in Auditorium del Massimo in Rome: available structures included the main hall with 800 seating capacity, plus other five rooms, each one having a seating capacity from 60 to 100, plus spaces for several Sponsors and Exhibitors, plus spaces available for one of the most important issues of our Project Management Community, i.e. networking, that this year was also one of the key words of the Event, plus spaces … for food, pizza, sandwiches, beverages, coffee and so on.

Since the Public of PM Expo® is very diverse, including both professionals and students, employees and freelancers, civil servants and private employees, seniors and juniors, above location was important to support the “mixed formula” that ISIPM studied and applies to its major Events.  In fact, PM Expo® integrates, in a peculiar innovative way, Speeches by International and National Speakers, Round Tables, Workshops, Awarding of Prizes, Sponsors’ Speeches and Exhibitions, and even a Lottery for Participants and ISIPM’s Members.

The very rich program that was introduced by the President of ISIPM, Enrico Mastrofini, by the Vice President of ISIPM, Graziano Trasarti, and by Claudia Spagnuolo, Member of ISIPM Board, included several important issues and topics, like the state of art and the perspectives of project management in Italy, metrics, innovation management, risks and stakeholders, agile approaches, Foresight concepts, certifications for professional project managers, PM Maturity Models, PM applications, PM tools, PM in public administrations, PM in European Community-funded Projects, PM in start-ups, the stakeholder perspective in PM, PM 2.0 and 3.0.

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How to cite this report: Pirozzi, M. (2019). August 2019 PM Report from Italy, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue XI, December. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/pmwj88-Dec2019-Pirozzi-6th-Report-from-Italy-English.pdf

 


 

About the Author


Massimo Pirozzi

Rome, Italy

 

 

 

Massimo Pirozzi, MSc cum laude, Electronic Engineering, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Principal Consultant, Project Manager, and Educator. He is a Member and the Secretary of the Executive Board, a Member of the Scientific Committee, and an accredited Master Teacher, of the Istituto Italiano di Project Management (Italian Institute of Project Management). He is certified as a Professional Project Manager, as an Information Security Management Systems Lead Auditor, and as an International Mediator. He is a Researcher, a Lecturer, and an Author about Stakeholder Identification and Management, Relationship Management, Complex Projects Management, and Project Management X.0.

Massimo has a wide experience in managing large and complex projects in national and international contexts, and in managing relations with public and private organizations, including multinational companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, research institutes, and non-profit organizations. He worked successfully in several sectors, including Defense, Security, Health, Education, Cultural Heritage, Transport, Gaming, and Services to Citizens. He was also, for many years, a Top Manager in ICT Industry, and an Adjunct Professor in Organizational Psychology. He is registered as an Expert of the European Commission, and as an Expert of the Italian Public Administrations.

Massimo Pirozzi serves as an international Correspondent in Italy for the PM World Journal. He can be contacted at pirozzi@isipm.org

To see other works by Massimo Pirozzi, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/massimo-pirozzi/

 

 

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