Welcome to this special edition of the PMI Netherlands newsletter combining December and January. In this edition, you will find how the Dutch chapter celebrated the 50th year of PMI, along with new sections on Poll of the month, Fun and Games and Update on Elections. Don’t miss the recap of the Nov. chapter event at Valid, press release on IPMA NL and PMI NL Master Awards, Update on ISO and PMI CCR program and special price from our Sponsor, Threon on PMO Masterclass starting in Feb 2020.

We welcome here our new Director events, Priscilla Bakx-Kabai who is taking over the role of Lars Bessems. Appreciating Lars for playing a pivotal role in structuring the Event Management team and his contributions in association with PMI NL. All the best, Priscilla and Lars!!!!

Project management dates back from early civilization; the construction of Giza pyramids more than 4.000 years ago can indeed be considered a project. However, project management in the modern sense began in the 1950s. In this regard, PMI listed the most 50 influential projects in the last 50 years, which you can find in the pages of this newsletter edition.

PMI’s 50 year birthday was celebrated to the fullest in Den Haag this past 23rd November. Find in these pages a brief summary and pictures of the event hoping that it will bring back good memories to the reader or whet the appetite for next events to those that could not attend. In fact, a crossword will put your knowledge to the test of the event. Will you be able to find the hidden word?

Last but not least, a call for volunteers, especially in the areas of Membership and in organizing Events, where you have an opportunity to build on your talent. Visit PMI NL Chapter site Volunteer page (https://pmi-netherlands-chapter.org/index.php/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities).

Respecting diversity and inclusion within a team is among the key aspects in building a high performance organization culture. Project managers often use tools to identify cultural gaps within a team to raise awareness regarding the manifestation of cultural differences. It can also be used by a team to identify the differences and deal with them. A strong culture impacts the values and norms of an organization and it creates and supports the vision, mission and values.

In this edition you’ll find a couple of interesting articles highlighting the importance of cultural understanding in a multicultural and cross functional set-up, combined with an introduction to the new PMI brand and our major highlight of the month i.e. our volunteers and new members event in November as part of 50 years PMI anniversary.

Last but not the least, call for volunteers, especially in the areas of Membership and in organizing Events, you have opportunity to build on your talent. Visit PMI NL Chapter site Volunteer page https://pmi-netherlands-chapter.org/index.php/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities.

This monthly publication contains the latest developments about PMP Exam, upcoming Events, coverage of last month’s chapter meeting, an article from PMI Global and information about the English version of PMBOK® pocket companion that is available now!

Don’t miss the introduction of our silver sponsors, PLANNINGFORCE and SIMPLE & USEFUL. We are thankful to both our sponsors for their support and encouragement.

Our 50th Anniversary is a time to reflect on the achievements of project managers and recognize the progress that the profession as a whole has made. To celebrate this, PMI NL is organizing a Volunteer day which is aiming not only to thank our volunteers but also welcome new members. Watch out for more details in the upcoming weeks!

Last but not the least, call for volunteers, especially in the areas of Social Media, Events and Operations, you have opportunity to build on your talent. Visit PMI VRMS site Volunteer page. Looking forward to your active involvement in the project management community!

Past decade has been indicative of how humans and technology can connect in a number of ways that was perceived previously as science fiction. The advent of 4th Industrial revolution has resulted in unprecedented growth in human - robot interactions that has opened a new horizon of opportunities for mankind. With overlapping of digital, physical and biological worlds, like every other domain, Project management and most specifically Project manager roles have to transform.

In this edition, we have touched upon the topic of digital future, focusing on ideas that can transform project management to support the needs of organizations and projects at hand. In addition, we have included a research summary that indicates how technologies like Blockchain can help in enhancing the performance of a project management office.

Last but not the least, call for volunteers, especially in the areas of Membership and in organizing Events, you have opportunity to build on your talent. Visit PMI NL Chapter site Volunteer page (https://pmi-netherlands-chapter.org/index.php/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities). In this edition we have included a special section on VRMS to introduce new volunteers and mention areas where we need volunteer support from existing members.

Following on our last newsletter, we encourage you to be involved in PMI 50th Anniversary activities as a way to celebrate our project management profession and look forward toward a more robust community. You can find additional information on this page.

In addition, in this edition we touch upon the topic of quality linked to the voice of the customers and how to incorporate their perspective in our project development and manage their expectations. As a complement to the previous article, we present a practical article showing some tactics to have a high-quality project culture and those enablers to achieve such a goal.

Last but not least, call for volunteers, especially in the areas of Membership and in organizing Events, you have the opportunity to build on your talent. Mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

While we celebrate PMI 50th anniversary, we want to focus special attention on the professionals—PMI members, credential holders, volunteers and all those who consider project, program and portfolio management their profession—for their great accomplishments in not just delivering successful outcomes, but in making a difference. To learn more click here:https://www.pmi.org/anniversary

In this edition, we are glad to welcome our new board member Peter Ryan as Director of Membership and Volunteers. You will also find the recap of our first PM Congress in collaboration with TU Delft University, coverage of our March event along with the wonderful story of PMINL Educational Foundation and Academic Outreach spreading the PMI message to schools and NGO’s. In addition, you will find a global article on the unrated part of project planning together with five assets shared by our sponsor, Microsoft, on the guide to planning a perfect project.