Finland Project Management Roundup for July 2019

 

Updates about Project Management Association Finland (3PMO Conference in Tampere); 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 the 3PMO took place on June 6th in Tampere with the theme Capabilities that determine success.

The conference program included plenary sessions with state-of-the-art keynote presentations, and four organizational cases from some of the best-known project-based organizations in Finland. In addition to the official program, the conference offered a social program of breakfast, lunch and cocktails in order to facilitate networking among the congress participants.

The conference was sponsored and supported by Suomen Projekti-Instituutti, Thinking Portfolio, Talent Vectia, Kumura and Wakaru.

The conference was opened by Mr Samuli Karjalainen, the project manager in charge of the practicalities of the event. Mr Karjalainen welcomed all local and international participants to the event on behalf of the organizing committee. The congress participants were also welcomed by Mr Teppo Valkama, a member of PMAF Board of Directors, in charge of the PMAF conferences. The main conference program was hosted by Mr Matti Haukka, who introduced the keynote presentation presenters, as well as the organizational case presenters.

Mr Jani Kupila presented the first organizational case – Bayer – under the conference title Capabilities that determine success. Mr Teppo Parsama and Mrs Mirja Haapala presented the second organizational case – Fortum – under the title Role of PMO as ensurer of competences. Mrs Mira Rautauoma delivered her keynote presentation titled Becoming the customer’s strategic companion through PMO competence. Mrs Hanna Kuivala delivered her keynote presentation titled Decentralized PMO as developer of operations. Finally, Mrs Anne Happonen presented the third organizational case – Kalmar – under the title PMO challenge; projectized customer promises vs. the changing world.

In the photograph: Mr Samuli Karjalainen opening the conference

 

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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2019). Finland Project Management Roundup, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue VI, July.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/pmwj83-jul2019-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/

 

 

July 2019 UK Project Management Round Up

Good news, Not so good news, BREXIT and APM Projecting the Future

 

REPORT

By Miles Shepherd

Executive Advisor & International Correspondent

Salisbury, England, UK

 


 

INTRODUCTION

This month is the end of the sensible reporting season in UK as Members of Parliament prepare to go on their extended summer holiday and social events begin to dominate the Press.  As some readers may have noticed, we are still some way off from closing the BREXIT project although one phase is drawing to a painful close as the Conservative and Unionist Party elect a new leader.  While the political gyrations are of little interest, it has significance for the project world so a few words on this topic follow.  We have also seen a major expansion of a key transport programme and there are further developments in this sector so these, too, appear below.

GOOD NEWS

First the good news as far as transport projects are concerned.  This one is linked to sustainability and so falls into the Good News category.  As an animal loving nation, Britons go to some trouble to preserve various creatures, especially when they come up against motor transport.  Thus we have roadside signs warning drivers to be alert for various creatures, starting at the higher developed end with the elderly and children but covering livestock, deer, ducks and toads.  Indeed, toads seem especially close to people and I have encountered squads of concerned citizens late at night ushering large numbers of the beasts across roads during their breeding season.  However, some other creatures have been neglected, and some hint this amounts to discrimination.

Image: CBCK-Christine iStockphoto.com

So it is with some enthusiasm that I can confirm that hedgehogs will now be brought into the warm conservation embrace of highway planners.  The problem is serious as it has been estimated that about 100,000 hedgehogs die on British roads annually.  Efforts to teach hedgehogs better road sense have been notable for their lack of success so alternative methods have been adopted, a sign of taking on board lessons learned, good project management practice.  The new road signs have been designed and will be posted on strategic blackspots and so prevent hedgehog casualties.  Those disappoint d by the lack of response from hedgehogs to earlier schemes are skeptical about the hedgehog response but the Department for Transport is confident that the scheme will be successful.  Apparently they think the signs will alert drivers who may avoid contributing to the carnage and also help prevent crashes as drivers and motorcyclists swerve to avoid hedgehogs.

Other good news is the launch of the latest set of plans to develop London’s Heathrow airport.  Long discussed, the Coalition Government in UK set up a Commission to assess options for a new runway.  This ran into heavy criticism over location, pollution and costs but eventually a decision was reached in Parliament.  This is a minor miracle as Parliament is renowned for avoiding decision making, a fact reported as long ago as 1882 when Gilbert and Sullivan made reference to this reluctance in their comic opera Iolanthe.

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How to cite this report: Shepherd, M. (2019).  July 2019 UK Project Management Roundup, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue VI, July.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/pmwj83-Jul2019-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/.

 

 

July 2019 PM Update from Spain

PMI Madrid Summer Congress

 

REPORT

By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent

Madrid, Spain

 


The PMI Madrid Spain Chapter organized its professional Summer Congress on June 20th

As every year, the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter organized its professional event on June 20th 2019 in Madrid at RAFAEL HOTEL at 16:00 h. The event format wanted to be inclusive because it was not only focused on any industry area. As planned, we counted on several speeches during the event: “Customer Experience”, Construction industry, Complex projects case studies, Agile, Agile transformation projects. We also had a round table, where some of the PMI Madrid Chapter members shared their experiences, and answered some questions from the audience. The event counted on 150 attendees this year. By the end “Networking session” happened and people was able to participate in several books draws.

 

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How to cite this report:  Bucero, A. (2019). Title, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue VI, July. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/pmwj83-Jul2019-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 June 2019

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 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 November, and 3PMO in early June. This year the 3PMO takes place on June 6th in Tampere with the theme Capabilities that determine success. 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 2019 the conference took place on May 23rd with an overarching theme Inspire. The conference program included plenary sessions with state-of-the-art keynotes, and several parallel tracks with four keynotes, nine presentations and two workshops. The conference was attended by over 150 participants from some of the best-known project-based organizations in Finland. In addition to the official program, the conference offered a social program of dinners and receptions for the congress participants. The conference was sponsored and supported by IIL Finland, Tieturi, Nordea, Microsoft, Taipuva and Tata Consulting Services.

The conference was opened by Mr Vesa Koskela, PMI Finland Chapter Chairman. Mr Koskela welcomed all local and international participants to the event on behalf of PMI Finland Chapter.

The first keynote presentation, What does it take to transform to digital? was delivered by Mr Jukka Salonen, the Chief Portfolio Officer of Nordea.

The second keynote presentation, Not making a decision is often the equivalent of making the wrong decision was delivered by Mr Mark Engelhardt, a trainer and consultant at International Institute for Learning (IIL).

The third keynote presentation, The value of project management – PMI’s 2019 Pulse of the Profession® was delivered by Mrs Beth Partleton, PMP, Project Management Institute (PMI) Fellow, member of PMI Board of Directors 2019 … 2021. Being a member of PMI BoD, Mrs Partleton provided the regards from the PMI Headquarters in reference to the celebration of the PMI 50th anniversary.

The last keynote presentation, Fun learning going places was delivered by Mr Peter Vesterbacka, Entrepreneur, FinEst Bay Area.

In the photograph: Mr Vesa Koskela opening the PMI Finland Chapter 2019 conference.

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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2019). Finland Project Management Roundup, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue V, June.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/pmwj82-jun2019-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/

 

 

June 2019 UK Project Management Round Up

 

Green Power, New Projects, Project Progress, Stirling Prize winners, Historic Projects, Not Classified News, Not So Good News, BREXIT and the Length of a Year

 

REPORT

By Miles Shepherd

Executive Advisor & International Correspondent

Salisbury, England, UK

 


 

INTRODUCTION

As noted elsewhere, time flies when you are having fun, and this is my last report for the first half of the year.  Mid-summer is only a matter of days away but according to the BBC, we are still in Spring and they have a wild-life programme to prove it.

This month there is more good news to report in the form of carbon emission reduction, new project awards and architectural awards.  There is also some not so good news for some UK mega projects, and some other news (can’t decide if it is good or not) on Artificial Intelligence (AI).  And to finish off another busy month, I have some news about time that will reach parts that the other reports can’t reach.

GOOD NEWS

Green power

Photo: Getty Images

The above image may be one of the last pictures of a British coal fired power station as the government plans to close all the UK’s coal plants by 2025.  The National Grid is working to ensure fully fossil free generation across the grid by the same date.  Significantly, we have just ended a record-breaking coal free generation period.  The coal free power record now stands at 18 day 6 hours.  Only a few weeks ago, I filed a report on the record being extended to 5 days, but this is a step change.  Apparently, the resumption of a coal contribution was necessitated by the mass switch on to a reality TV show that I somehow seem to have omitted from my personal schedule.  The @UK_Coal Twitter account, which tracks coal’s share of the grid, confirmed coal’s share of the mix peaked at 1.06 per cent overnight before dropping back down to 0.11 per cent this morning.

While coal was off the grid, gas provided 40 per cent of demand, nuclear met 20 per cent, wind provided 13 per cent, imports delivered 11 per cent, biomass eight per cent, solar seven per cent, and both large hydro and storage projects provided less than one per cent each.  Now we need to work on reducing the dependence on gas.

New Projects

Many of the major UK corporates have announced new projects: Babcock will start work on a new contract for fixed wing air ambulance services in Norway and a new LPG project while completing a key stage in the naval dockyard programme at DUQM, in Oman.

Engineering conglomerate Bombardier has announced that it is the preferred bidder for a £3.9 Bn project to supply rolling stock for a new light railway in Egypt.  The monorail will be built in two sections, east and west of Cairo.  Tourist hot spots around Giza will be linked to the city.  The contract supplies 70 four car trains and will be exported to Egypt between 2021 and 2024.

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How to cite this report: Shepherd, M. (2019).  June 2019 UK Project Management Roundup, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue V, June.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/pmwj82-Jun2019-Shepherd-UK-Regional-Report.pdf

 


 

About the Author


Miles Shepherd

Salisbury, England, 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/.

 

 

 

June 2019 Report from São Paulo

Relation between project phases and risks in recent disasters

 

REPORT

By Mauricio Lopes

International Correspondent

São Paulo, Brazil

 


 

The year 2019 began in Brazil with a series of major disasters in buildings and engineering works. We relate three of these events below.

Brumadinho dam disruption – in January, the tailings dam of the Vale Mining company in Brumadinho / MG with 11.7 million m3 of tailings ruptured, resulting in almost 300 people dead or missing, in addition to being one of the biggest environmental disasters in Brazil.

Photo: Fire Department

Fire at Ninho do Urubú – in February there was a fire in junior players lodging of the C.R. Flamengo soccer team in Rio de Janeiro / RJ, leaving 10 people dead.

Photo: Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

Collapsing two buildings in Muzema – in April two buildings collapsed in the community of Muzena in Rio de Janeiro / RJ leaving 24 people dead.

Photo: Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

These disasters and accidents were not isolated or casual. In the last four years other media-described disasters have also occurred in engineering works and buildings. The most publicized by the media were:

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How to cite this report: Lopes, M. (2019). Relation between project phases and risks in recent disasters: Project Management Report from São Paulo, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue V, June.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/pmwj82-Jun2019-Lopes-brazil-regional-report.pdf

 


 

About the Author


Maurício Lopes

São Paulo, Brazil

 

 

Maurício Lopes, PMP is a Project Management Specialist. He is a PMP certified in 2000. He is a civil engineer with MBA in Project Management. He was one of the founders of the São Paulo PMI Chapter and Financial Director, Administrative Director, member of the Steering Committee from 1998 to 2003. He was vice-coordinator of the Project Management Division of the Engineering Institute of São Paulo from 1998 to 1999. Since 2004 Maurício Lopes has been speaking in project management courses for CPLAN, FATEC, INPG, IETEC and FIA. He has 20 years of experience in project management with main focus in the engineering & construction area.

Currently, Mauricio is associate director of M2L Project Management (www.M2L.com.br), a company specialized in project management consulting and implementation operating in over 40 large engineering & construction projects. Maurício Lopes is author of articles for Revista Grandes Construções, a magazine specialized in engineering & construction, and he has the main characteristics related to project management – lean, practical and systematic ways.

Mauricio is an International Correspondent for PM World in Brazil and can be contacted at mauricio.lopes@M2L.com.br.

 

To view other works by Mauricio Lopes, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/mauricio-lopes/

 

 

June 2019 PM Update from Spain

The PMI Madrid Spain Chapter organizes its professional Summer Congresso on June 20th

 

REPORT

By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent

Madrid, Spain

 


 

As every year, the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter organizes its professional event on June 20th 2019 in Madrid at RAFAEL HOTEL at 16:00 h. The event format wants to be inclusive because it is not only focused on any industry area. Because of that we will count on some speakers that will talk about trends and innovations on different type of projects: “Customer Experience”, Construction industry, Complex projects case studies, Agile, Agile transformation projects. We will also have a round table, where some of the Madrid Chapter members that are book authors will share their experiences.

We will have a “Networking session” and you will be able to participate in several draws that will be done among the attendees during this event.

 

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How to cite this report:  Bucero, A. (2019). The PMI Madrid Spain Chapter organizes its professional Summer Congresso on June 20th; Project Management Update from Spain, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue V, June. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/pmwj82-Jun2019-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/

 

 

June 2019 PM Update from Buenos Aires

Latin American Women Leaders share their learnings (Report from Argentina)

 

REPORT

By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 


 

In the past April edition of the PM World Journal, I’ve commented about the event developed by PMI Nuevo Cuyo Argentina Chapter, Branch La Rioja, called “Women Leaders from Latin America“. The leader of this community, José Sergio Torres, organized with great success that event in which recognized women have shared their experiences and learnings.

In parallel, the Community of Interest of the PMI Buenos Aires Chapter, called “Female Leadership in Project Management”, continued to carry out events to disseminate and develop skills for women leaders in Project Management. In this context, it was held on Wednesday, May 8th, a self-awareness and leadership workshop entitled “Leadership begins in me” at the University of CEMA in Buenos Aires City.

Following this line, the aforementioned Community of Interest, together with the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter, held on Thursday, May 30th, a new session of the “Women Leaders from Latin America” forum, this time at the headquarters of Aden International Business School in city of Mendoza.

Personally, I had the honor of participating in the panel of recognized women from different industries and organizations, while introducing to the audience about the participation of women in project management, after the institutional presentation of Engineer Leonardo Vázquez, president of the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter.

In the introduction I wanted to highlight the need to develop more talent in project management since, according to the PMI report, Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap, by the year 2027 will require about 88 million project managers, being one of the fastest growing professions of today.

On the other hand, organizations are deficient to find this talent and, in parallel, it is estimated that women represent only 30% of project managers, according to surveys conducted by PMI and research conducted in Latin American chapters.

This shows a great opportunity for project management, and also for women.

It is important to spread and inspire more women to contribute their talent to this profession, which, in turn, can generate professional development and better incomes.

But for this, it is necessary to overcome problems associated with gender stereotypes and obstacles that women usually face in order to grow in the workplace, such as those represented by metaphors called “glass ceilings”, “glass labyrinths”, “sticky floors” and  “cement ceilings”, among others, that mention external and internal barriers that hinder women’s access to leadership positions in organizations.

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To cite this article: Boggi, C. (2019). Latin American Women Leaders share their learnings: Project Management Report from Argentina, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue V, June. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/pmwj82-Jun2019-Boggi-argentina-regional-report-english.pdf

 


 

About the Author


CECILIA BOGGI

International Correspondent
Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 

 

Cecilia Boggi, MBA, PMP, CSM is founder and Executive Director of activePMO, giving consulting services and training in Project Management and Leadership skills in Argentina and Latin America.

Graduated in Computer Science from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, she has managed software development projects and PMO implementation projects for more than 25 years both in the government and private sector, in different countries in Latin America.

Cecilia has an Executive Master in Business Administration from the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Spain and also has graduated from an Executive Program in Business Management at Universidad del CEMA, Argentina.

She holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential since 2003, is certified as SDI Facilitator from Personal Strengths©, is a Professional Executive Coach accredited by Association for Coaching, UK, PMO-CP from PMO Global Alliance, Certified Scrum Master (CSM) form Scrum Alliance and alumni of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2012.

Ms. Boggi is Past President of the PMI Buenos Aires Argentina Chapter, and is a founding member of the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter and PMI Santa Cruz Bolivia Chapter.

She was PMI’s Mentor for Region 13, Latin America South, for the years 2014-2017.  Cecilia participated in the development of PMI’s PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, leading the Chapter 9, Human Resource Management, content team; she is professor of Project Management and Leadership in some Universities and Business Schools in Latin America.

She can be contacted at Cecilia@activepmo.com and www.activepmo.com

 

To view other works by Cecilia Boggi, visit her author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/cecilia-boggi/.

 

 

Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives

Report on the Eight International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries

 

REPORT

By Emils Pulmanis

International Correspondent

Riga, Latvia


 

The Eight International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries was held during 26-27 April 2019 at the University of Latvia in Riga.  The theme of the conference was “Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives”.  Organizers of the event included the Research Institute of the Project Management of the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia and the Professional Association of Project Managers, Latvia.

The aim of the conference was to discuss results of scientific research in project management issues, to establish new contacts and networking between professionals involved in project management, and to enhance the capacity of project managers.

The conference programme included opening plenary session, and 3 parallel streams of papers and presentations. All papers were reviewed by two reviewers and papers included in the conference proceedings were double blind reviewed. Detailed conference program you can find here.

Conference keynote speakers for 2019 were Prof. Dr. Michael J. Littman (USA), Prof. Dr. Carsten Wolff (Germany) and Prof. DI Philipp Rosenberger (Austria).

The work of the conference was organized in the 3 parallel sessions:

  1. Practical Project Management and Project Management in the ICT sector: Session chairs: Prof. Carsten Wolff and Prof. Philipp Rosenberger
  1. Social Aspects and New Directions in Project Management: Session chairs: Prof. Arvi Kuura, and Prof. (emer.) Dr. Žaneta Ilmete
  1. Project Risk Management and Quantitative Methods in Project Management: Session chairs: Prof. Wolfgang Tysak and        Prof. Andrejs Cekuls

 

Prof.Michael J. Littman (SUNY: Buffalo State, USA. University of Haifa, Israel).

Michael J. Littman, chair and associate professor of business, is recognized for his consistently superior, student-focused, and innovative teaching skills, sound scholarship, and exceptional level of service to Buffalo State students. His strong commitment to students’ starts with advisement, extends into the classroom, and stretches to their post-graduate careers.

Littman has a long record of positive impact on student growth and performance through a variety of offerings, including freshman seminars, senior seminars, honors sections, and graduate-level courses, plus courses cross-listed in history and communications. He has taught 42 different undergraduate and graduate courses at Buffalo State. The focus of his teaching has been to instill and develop the positive personal and professional skills students need for a rewarding role as ethical leaders in their profession and community.

He has also mentored international faculty through the Fulbright program and African Regional International Scholar Development Internship program.

More…

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How to cite this report:  Pulmanis, E. (2019). Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives: Report on the Eight International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries, PM World Journal; Vol. VIII, Issue IV (May).  Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/pmwj81-May2019-Pulmanis-Latvia-conference-report.pdf

 


 

About the Author


Emils Pulmanis

Riga, Latvia

 

 

 

Emils Pulmanis is a member of the board of the Professional Association of Project Managers in Latvia and development project manager at State Audit Office of the Republic of Latvia. He has gained a BSc. in engineer economics, a professional master’s degree in project management (MSc.proj.mgmt) and currently is a PhD candidate with a specialization in project management. He has elaborated and directed a number of domestic and foreign financial instruments co-financed projects. He was a National coordinator for a European Commission-funded program – the European Union’s financial instruments PHARE program in Latvia. Over the past seven years he has worked in the public administration project control and monitoring field. He was a financial instrument expert for the Ministry of Welfare and the European Economic Area and Norwegian Financial Mechanism implementation authority as well as an expert for the Swiss – Latvian cooperation program as a NGO grant scheme project evaluation expert. He has gained international and professional project management experience in Germany, the United States and Taiwan. In addition to his professional work, he is also a lecturer at the University of Latvia for the professional master study program in Project management. He has authored more than 50 scientific publications and is actively involved in social activities as a member of various NGO’s.

Emils can be contacted at emils.pulmanis@gmail.com.

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AFTER UPMK 2019

AFTER the National Project Management Professionals Conference  2019, Interview, Awards and Winners in Istanbul

May 2019 PM Update from Istanbul and Interview with Cem Melik

 

REPORT

By İpek Sahra Özgüler

International Correspondent

Istanbul, Turkey

 


 

The National Project Management Professionals Conference (UPMK) is organized annually by the Turkish Professional Project Managers’ Institute. After this conference, Cem Mekik shared his observations.

INTERVIEW WITH CEM MEKİK

Overall, how was the National Project Management Professionals Conference (UPMK) for you this year?  

First of all, it is my privilege and pleasure to note that this was the tenth gathering of the conference. Tens years in a row with something new every year, has been challenging for us to deliver and I hope also refreshing for our participants to enjoy. It was during these gatherings that we decided to establish the TPPMI (Turkish Professional Project Managers’ Institute); to declare that project managers wanted to be heard as opinion mentors in society, just as the business people, politicians or scientists do; or to start the Tough Nut Project Managers’s Awards program, regarded as the “Oscars of Turkish Project Managers”; and most importantly the official establishment of the National Project Management Standards for certification through the Professional Qualifications Agengy of the Turkish Government.

This year has been particularly successful in terms of our key note speakers, panelists, posterists and overall participation and sponsor support. I would like to extend my deep heartfelt thanks to the exceptional skills and dedication of our organization committee members, in particular to Seçil Fırat, Nedret Orbay and Remime Koçoğlu, the senior mentors and creative influencers.

What were the highlights in the conference?

 

More, including winners of project management awards…

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How to cite this report: Özgüler, I. S. (2019). AFTER the National Project Management Professionals Conference 2019, Interview, Awards and Winners in Istanbul: May 2019 PM Update from Istanbul and Interview with Cem Melik, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue IV (May).  Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/pmwj81-May2019-Özgüler-After-UPMK-Conference-2019.pdf

 


 

About the Author


İpek Sahra Özgüler

Istanbul, Turkey

 

 

İpek Sahra Özgüler graduated from the Istanbul University with the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and from Middle East Technical University with an MSc degree in Software Management. She became a certified PMP in January, 2012 and a certified SCRUM Master in 2014. She works as international correspondent at PMWJ. Before joining PMWJ, she worked for global multinational companies and leading local companies such as Coca Cola, Deloitte, Turkcell Superonline,Havelsan and TAV IT.  Over the years, she has gained extensive experience in managing various medium and large scale projects, programs and portfolios.

Her article named “When I Decided to Develop Multi Processing Project Manager’s System” was published in the book “A Day in the Life of a Project Manager”.  She has published several articles in the PM World Journal and one in PMI’s PM Network magazine. Ipek is actively involved in sailing, writing and discovering new cultures.  She can be contacted at ipeksahra@gmail.com.

 

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