Chapter News

HOT NEWS: On 4th November, last a new ISO working group started on the feasibility of and preparations for a certifiable project management standard for organizations! Interesting for leaders of project, program and portfolio management teams, but also for individual project, program and portfolio managers and for PMO employees.

Within each organization one has to deal with a multitude of unique projects, programs and portfolios. Curious about how you can manage and coordinate projects even better? ISO has published various standards that form good guidelines.

The annual plenary meeting of the ISO technical committee for project management (TC258) took place in Seoul at the end of September. A number of working groups subsequently met. In the plenary session the strategy for future ISO guidelines and standards for project, program and portfolio management was discussed and the working groups worked on improving the draft versions of new and revised standards based on comments received.

On 20th November, 2019 the catch-up session will take place for the next "ISO for projects" session.

  • Time:
    • 17.30 - 18.30 walk-in, welcome with a sandwich.
    • 18.30 - 21.00 Workshop ISO for projects starts.
  • Location: Croonwolterendros head office, Marten Meesweg 25, Rotterdam
  • Agenda:
  1. Informative: What has ISO produced for projects and what is going on? (30 minutes)
    Which of the ISO 21500 family of standards, developed since 2007, are interesting for project, program and portfolio management professionals, their leaders and PMO staff? Which products are being worked on?
  2. Informative + discussion: Project management system standard (PMSS) (90 min.)
    Feasibility and preparation of a management system for projects, programs and portfolios, with which organizations can get certified on an independent, globally recognized ISO standard. Think along and participate.
  3. Discussion: How to proceed with the "ISO for projects" community? (30 minutes).
    The ISO train rumbles on. What does that mean for you and your working environment in the short or longer term? How can this combined IPMA / PMI community be of service to you, and how can you and this community feed the NEN committee members with good ideas for ISO standards?

If you are interested but cannot come on 20th November, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Then we can invite you for a session at the beginning of 2020.

Register via this link .

 PMIlogo50thRGBwTagCelebratingYELonWhiteIn our 50th year of PMI, the NL Chapter is proudly celebrating our Volunteers & New Members on 23 Nov 2019 in The Hague

Our 50th Anniversary is a time to reflect on the achievements of project managers and our chapter. Specifically, we wish to mark this major moment in PMI history by having a very special event to recognize our Volunteers & New Members.

What have we got in store for you is very special…

On the afternoon of Saturday the 23rd of November, we welcome all our 2019 PMI NL Volunteers & New Members to the Hague.

We will start the day’s festivities with a luxurious lunch at one of the Hague’s most talked about restaurants – we will have our own private room in Restaurant Milu

After lunch we will be taken on an exclusive private tram tour of The Hague with a special focus on the Binnenhof. The Hague is the Netherlands seat of government & monarchy and also known as the global city of peace & justice. With this in mind there are many historic sites to view including the Peace Palace, Royal Palaces and The Binnenhof. The Binnenhof (Inner Court) located in the heart of the Hague will have a special focus. At its centre, one finds the Ridderzaal (Hall of Knights) and the square is lined by parliament buildings and government buildings. The square forms the very heart of Dutch government (including the 2e Kamer). See notes at end of message.

After the tour we will return back to Restaurant Milu where we will have networking drinks & canapes.


  • There will be more details to follow however please do note that the timing of the event is a 12.30 commencement in Milu and a 18:00 completion of the event at Milu.


  • The Hague is very well serviced by public transport and parking garages (for cars & bikes).


  • Zero to all invited.


  • We would like for the NL PM community as a whole to see the PMI as an attractive network to join so we are opening up the opportunity for you to invite 1 non-member who is interested in joining PMI.
  • We cannot guarantee we can say yes to all as there is a cap on the numbers for the venues involved on the day. So please submit your suggest guest and we will confirm closer to the date if they can indeed avail of this offer.
  • Please do re-affirm to them that their place at the event is purely tentative (unconfirmed) until we confirm the numbers.


  • Email Invitations are sent out in 2 phases
    • (1) New Members who joined 1 Nov 2018 onwards (invite sent mid Oct 2019) and
    • (2) Volunteers active since 1 Nov 2018 (invite sent by 1 Nov 2019).
  • Volunteers and New Members can sign up for the event with the registration link provided in the email.
    • Note: If you did not receive the invite and you think you should have then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • RSVPs / Registration should be completed by end of day 15 Nov 2019.

In previous years we have sent out an overview of PDUs for attended PMI Netherlands Chapter events. This process has changed.

Please follow the steps below to view your attended events for 2018.

1. Login to the PMI Chapter website as a member
2. Click on 'My Registrations' in the top navigation menu
3. To view attended events from June 2018 going forward, you will see a list on this page. (NOTE: This page is updated with your attended events as they occur so you will no longer need to wait until year-end to view your summary)
4. To view attended events prior to June 2018, select the following blue button 'My Event Registrations before 2018-05-27'
5. Follow the steps 'here' for instructions on how to register PDUs for attended events at the CCRS website.

Feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if any questions arise.


When the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is introduced this year, the bar for data privacy protection in the UK will be raised.

For thousands of businesses GDPR highlights daunting issues of compliance. Organisations that fail to comply with the regulation will face massive fines: up to £17 million or four percent of global revenue, whichever is higher.

The May 25, 2018, deadline for GDPR compliance is drawing closer but many businesses, including some Microsoft Partners and customers, are unsure where to begin. Businesses cannot afford to waste time in GDPR preparation.

GDPR Assessment: Are you ready for the GDPR?

Microsoft released a comprehensive online GDPR assessment. The multiple-choice assessment is geared towards helping organisations review their overall level of GDPR readiness.

Complete the assessment and your business will receive a grade alongside a summary of your preparedness. You'll also get detailed guidance on how GDPR will affect your business, including the supporting Microsoft technologies and features that could be leveraged to help achieve compliance.

Microsoft Project Online

Microsoft Project Online can help your business manage the delivery of a GDPR compliance programme: access this page to gain access to an exclusive set of resources that will explain how this can be accomplished:

-Video #1: Planning for success with GDPR.

-Video #2: Enabling the successful delivery of a GDPR programme.

-Video #3: Introducing a template for the perfect GDPR rollout.

A lot of PMI members travel internationally and like to take the opportunity to visit an event of a local PMI Chapter when they are abroad.

The European Chapter have setup an initiative to make this possible: the European Passport Initiative.

When you travel to a European country you can check to see if there is an event organized by a local chapter.

If so register for the event by filling in the form on the website and within 10 days you will receive the joining instructions.

Meet and network with your fellow professionals across Europe.

We are delighted to inform you that as of 6 May 2017, PMI has launched the Membership Automatic Renewal Feature which provides you with convenience and continuous access to your membership benefits. The launch of this automatic feature enables your eligible PMI membership and chapter membership(s) to automatically renew annually as long as you maintain a valid payment method in the secure system of PMI. This feature does not apply to Student Membership. Any time a (non-student) member joins, renews, or rejoins PMI and/or PMI chapters online with an eligible membership type, their membership will be set to automatically renew annually.

PMI members around the world requested for an automatic membership renewal option that would provide them with continuous access to their valuable member benefits. This Automatic Renewal Feature is a great way for you to ensure continuous access to your member benefits; however, you may turn it on or off at any time through myPMI or by contacting Customer Care. If you turn off the Automatic Renewal Feature, we will send you renewal reminder emails and a notice in the mail prior to your expiration date. You can also turn the membership automatic renewal feature on at any time by managing your preferences in myPMI.

If you have any further question with regard to the automatic renewal, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Comments requested on ISO-DIS (Draft International Standard) 21503 Project, Programme and Portfolio management - Guidance on Programme Management.


This International Standard provides guidance on concepts, prerequisites and practices of programme management that is important for, and has an impact on, the performance of programmes.

This International Standard is intended for use by:

  • executive managers and those individuals involved in the sponsorship of programmes
  • individuals managing and participating in programmes
  • developers of national or organisational standards

This International Standard may be tailored to meet the needs of any organisation or individual, so that they may better apply concepts, prerequisites and practices of programme management.


There are 2 ways of submitting comments on this draft standard.

1. Online

The draft standard is now available for public comments via the link  The language is English. The final date for comments is February 28th. If you have not created an account, do so. After login at you can comment online on each section of this draft standard. You can provide general comments at the title section.

2. Workshop

On Tuesday February 14th 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 the shared IPMA-NL and PMI Netherlands Chapter interest group "ISO for projects" organizes a workshop at Capgemini, Papendorpseweg 100, 3528 BJ Utrecht to review the standard together.


The received comments will be reviewed by the NEN standard committee for Project management before they are sent to ISO. After resolution of all comments the standard is expected to be published in the course of 2017.


More information and questions

Contact Rommert Stellingwerf – PMI Netherlands Chapter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Ben Bolland - IPMA-NL (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)) .

Project managers don’t wait for something to happen, but they simply enforce happiness; it’s because they have a plan!

That’s why we give you a sneak peek of what your professional environment expects from you in 2020.

Read  here our latest whitepaper and understand how key-executives of leading organizations in The Netherlands foresee our professional future. 
Be ahead of the herd and develop yourself to be there – in good shape – when you’re needed!

The PMI Netherlands Chapter Board wishes you a successful 2020!
… and this of course also counts for 2017