Chapter News



On May 12th our colleagues of the PMI Turkey Chapter will organize their (one of two each year) Summit in Ankara, at the CerModern, which attracts around 400 professionals on every occasion. The topic of the Summit in Ankara this year is:


Shaping the Future with Projects


The Board of the Turkey Chapter has made it possible for members of the Netherlands Chapter to attend their Summits free of charge, if you become a member of the Turkey Chapter.

For more information on the program, venue and subscription please visit the website of the Summit of Turkey Chapter.

PMBOK Guide - Sixth Edition exposure draft now open for public comment
Every five years, PMI publishes a new edition of our popular project management standard, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)During the production process, we post a working copy of the Guide online (called an exposure draft) for global stakeholders to review and comment. We incorporate their input into the final draft to ensure the Guide reflects current trends and practices in project management, and to maintain our American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation. 

On Monday, 7 March 2016 we opened the exposure draft for the sixth edition of thePMBOK® Guide. Please share this information with the members of your chapter. Anyone interested in commenting on the exposure draft should visit our Standards Update page.

Two important changes will occur for the newest edition of the PMBOK® Guide:
The exposure draft process will be performed in two stages, rather than one, as it has in the past.
This edition will include more information about agile and other iterative methods, as well as new references to the PMI Talent Triangle.
PMI Talent Triangle
Exposure Draft Process
In the past, the PMBOK® Guide was shared in its entirety during the exposure draft review. For the Sixth Edition, we will conduct the exposure draft review in two stages:
The first stage will be for the Standards section (The Standard for Project Management). This section will undergo full consensus review. In a full-consensus review, each comment is evaluated by a committee of PMI volunteers who respond to each comment individually. If the person who submitted the comment doesn’t agree with their decision, they may file an appeal. This stage begins 7 March and ends on 6 April 2016.
The second stage will be for the Guide section (the introductory and general knowledge area sections), which will undergo limited consensus review. All comments will be reviewed with the same level of scrutiny and consideration, but the committee will not reply to comments, nor will they be eligible for the appeals process. The dates for this stage are not yet scheduled.
These changes will streamline the publication process, will potentially allow us to introduce the new edition of the PMBOK® Guide sooner, and will help to manage the workload for the volunteers dedicated to updating this essential resource for project managers worldwide.
Content Enhancements
We regularly update the content in our standards to reflect the current state of the profession.
Key changes to this edition are:
Information regarding the approaches often used in agile and other iterative practices including:
Information about agile and other practices often used in an adaptive environment in each Knowledge Area section (Sections 4–13)
An appendix to The Standard for Project Management on agile and other iterative practices
A greater emphasis on the Strategic and Business Knowledge aspects of project management
A new chapter on the role of the project manager which discusses the PMI Talent Triangle
The PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition is scheduled to be released in third quarter 2017. The Standard for Program Management and The Standard for Portfolio Management are also scheduled for exposure draft later in 2016 and are expected to be released in 2017.
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2016 is a special year for our Chapter as we are celebrating our 15th anniversay! So, this year may not pass by without proper festivities, and for this we need YOUR HELP!


Do you have a (crazy) IDEA, tip, suggestion, or would you even like to PARTICIPATE in organizing, please contact our Director Communications


All (suitable) ideas are welcome!


Good things happen when you get involved with PMI Netherlands Chapter!

During the course of Friday January 29th, 2016 the website of PMI Netherlands Chapter has been upgraded to the latest release of Joomla!

Allthough there are only minor changes in the lay-out of the website some additional functionality has become available to our members:

  • In case of registration for a Chapter event it is already usefull to login first to the website using the PMI Single Sign On mechanism. After logging in, personal data as known by PMI will be filled into the registration form. In the future this is even more important because it will enable you to cancel your registration yourself. After logging in you will see a menu choice at the top of the screen to get an overview of your registrations. This overview will enable you to edit and/or to cancel your current registrations.
  • After the event has taken place your attendance will be recorded in the registration database. After this has been done and after you have logged in you can click on the menu choice My Certificates to get an overview of events you attended. In this overview you can download a statement of PMI Netherlands Chapter that you attended the event and that you are eligible to claim PDUs for this event. This flexible solution will make it possible to discontinue the yearly processing of all registrations to make an overview per member. We are currently investigating if we can use this mechanism for the 2015 events.

Please note: the above mentioned mechanism will only work if you login using PMI's Single Sign On before you register for an event.

There are also some other functionalities that will be made available in the near future.

On behalf of Ralf Müller, Professor of Project Management of BI Norwegian Business School, we would like to invite you to participate in a quick survey on the governance of projects.

Your responses will help him to develop a framework for the different approaches to governance of single projects and groups of projects, such as portfolios or programs.

The survey takes about 5- 10 minutes to complete and is open until November 27, 2015.
The results will be shared with you, if you indicate so in the survey.

Click Here to Start the Survey.

The Certification Department is looking into creating a council of Agile thought leaders who could assist in exam development activities. Mainly, assist in recruitment, selection, and guidance for item writer/reviewer SMEs. This council would help ensure that SMEs recruited are not only globally and industry diverse but also are expert Agile practitioners. Are you an Agile thought leader and interested in joining this council, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Chapter Partner North West & Central Europe Region 8).


PMI netherlands summit 2015

Already 120 participants...To inspire and to be inspired!

What is the secret of successful project management, what are those next practices we need to adopt? We explore excellent organizations and project teams as the basis for project success. But we also look at this matter from the individual perspective: what makes a project manager excellent?

Central theme of the 2015 edition is: The secret of Project Management; next practices demystified.

Join the discussion with over 120 colleagues next week Thursday June 11th at Spant! Bussum, the Netherlands. Get prepared for YOUR future in project management!

Register online and visit this conference for only € 345,- (excl. VAT). PMI members will receive an additional discount!
Te see the full program, click
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And...please feel free to spread this last call amongst PM colleagues and friends...

Lastly, PMI Netherlands is pleased to offer you additional service and networking possibilities by making the Networkapp available for all the attendees of the 2015 PMI Summit! Through the app you can check the full program, including break-out sessions and easily get an excerpt of the topics per session. The app makes it easy to create your own agenda which shows you which sessions you choose. You can download the  Networkapp following the instructions in this document.

We are looking forward to see you all on June 11th!