As defined by PMI, project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. In a few words, it provides the technical aspects of change within a project (for example initiation, planning, etc.). Yet without people, we could not run projects, and change management becomes crucial as way to consider the people aspects of change (engagement, transition, etc.). It is clear that project management and change management intertwine in such a way it’s almost impossible to split them. Soon year 2018 will be gone, and it is the proper time to look back and evaluate our performance in relation to our projects. We can ask ourselves, where do I have opportunities to change and improve? Changing is not easy but there are ways to enable the process, for which we recommend to read our newsletter article “Why is Change So Difficult?”

In addition in this edition, you will find details about our much-awaited Dec’s EU regio event, snapshot of chapter’s Nov event, message from Microsoft, information on board elections, latest insights from University Research Platform and next year’s events and congress. On behalf of PMI Netherlands Chapter, we wish you a splendid Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!