ISO TC 258 Meeting in Peru

ISO/TC 258, ISO Technical Committee for Project, Program, and      Portfolio Management, convenes in Lima

 

REPORT

By Dr Jouko Vaskimo

International Correspondent & Senior Contributing Editor

Espoo, Finland

 



ISO/TC 258
, the Technical Committee (TC) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) set up to work with standards in the field of project, program, and portfolio management, convened for the ninth plenary meeting at Lima, Peru, on September 10th … 11th 2018. The plenary participants – 45 representing 18 national standardization bodies – were warmly welcomed to Lima and to Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú by Dr Rosario Uría, the Director of National Standards at Instituto Nacional de Calidad (INACAL), the national standardization body of Peru, and by Mr Juan Verástegui, Head of the Peruvian Delegation, hosting the ISO/TC 258 plenary meeting in Lima. Subsequent to the TC plenary, the ISO/TC 258 active working groups convened in Lima on September 12th … 14th.

ISO/TC 258 Lima plenary meeting participants (photos courtesy Jouko Vaskimo)

ISO/TC 258 main initiatives include Working Group WG3 working towards a harmonized vocabulary for project, program and portfolio management, WG9 working towards a revision of ISO 21500 (which will be called – as per ISO/TC 258 decision – ISO 21502 in the future), WG10, working towards an overarching ISO standard explaining context and concepts for project, program and portfolio management (which will be called – as per ISO/TC 258 decision – ISO 21500 in the future), and Ad-Hoc Group AHG8 investigating the development of ISO standard on project management competences.

At the time of the Lima plenary meeting ISO/TC 258 had 39 participating (P) members, 16 observing (O) members, and 14 liaisons.

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and United States are current ISO/TC 258 P – members.

Belarus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kenya, Lithuania, Mauritania, Morocco, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Uganda and Uzbekistan are current ISO/TC 258 O – members.

Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering international (AACEi), College of Performance Management (CPM), Global Alliance for the Project ProfessionS (GAPPS), International Project Management Association (IPMA), and Project Management Institute (PMI) are ISO/TC 258 liaison organizations.

ISO/IEC JTC1, Information Technology, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7, Software and systems engineering, ISO/TC20, Aircraft and space vehicles, ISO/TC176/SC2, Quality systems and ISO/TC309, Governance of Organizations are the current liaison committees to ISO/TC 258.

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7, Software and systems engineering, ISO/TC20, Aircraft and space vehicles, ISO/TC176/SC1, Concepts and terminology and ISO/TC176/SC2, Quality systems are the current liaison committees from ISO/TC 258.

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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2018). ISO/TC 258, ISO Technical Committee for Project, Program, and      Portfolio Management, convenes in Lima, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue X – October. Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/pmwj75-Oct2018-Vaskimo-ISO-TC258-report-from-Lima.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 [email protected]. 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/

 

 

 

Finland Project Management Roundup for October 2018

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 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 over 4000 individual and 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 Project Days takes place on 30 … 31.10. with an overarching theme Lessons Learned? Please navigate to www.pry.fi/en , https://www.oppia.fi/events/3pmo/?lang=en and www.projektipaivat.fi for further information on PMAF and its main 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 place 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. This year the conference took place on May 17th, in Otaniemi, Espoo, with an overarching theme “Grow!”. Please navigate to www.pmifinland.org and www.conference.pmifinland.org for further information on the PMI Finland Chapter and its main events.


OLKILUOTO 3

The 1 600 MW Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant, originally contracted to be built by consortium comprising Areva and Siemens for Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) at Olkiluoto, Finland, is expected to commence commercial operation in September 2019.

The delivery of Olkiluoto 3 power plant has been subject to a substantial number of challenges. In March 2018 an agreement was reached between TVO and Areva regarding the overruns in project budget and time schedule. According to TVO, Areva has agreed to compensate 450 M€ assuming the power plant is fully operational by the end of 2019. If the plant is not fully operational at that time, Areva will compensate a further 400 M€. As part of the agreement, both contractual parties have agreed to dispend any further judicial acts.

Once completed, Olkiluoto 3 will be the largest nuclear power plant in the world. TVO has been understandably disappointed about the fact that the plant is well over 100 % over original budget and 10 years behind the original time schedule.

The contract for building the Olkiluoto 3 power plant was signed in 2003 for 3 000 M€, and construction began in 2005, targeting completion in June 2009. Due to numerous challenges during the planning and construction phases, the target date has been pushed forward several times, finally to September 2019 – over ten years in total. The delays have pushed the total cost up to 8 500 M€.

While the Olkiluoto 3 plant is nearing commercial operation, the Finnish Council of State has approved the extension of Olkiluoto 1 and Olkiluoto 2 power plant operation until 2038. Olkiluoto 1 and 2 are each rated at 900 MW electrical power, and annually produce a combined 15 TWh of electrical power to the Finnish power grid. This is approximately 23 % of electrical power annually produced, and approximately 18 % of electrical power annually consumed in Finland.

Olkiluoto 3 power plant at left, and existing plants 1 and 2 at right. (photo courtesy TVO)

 

HANHIKIVI 1

The preliminary construction works of the 1 200 MW Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant, contracted to be built by Rosatom for Fennovoima at Pyhäjoki, are proceeding despite the lack of the main nuclear power station building permit. Säteilyturvakeskus (STUK), the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in Finland, announced late last year it will demand enhancements in the Hanhikivi nuclear power plant project. Most importantly, STUK says the safety culture of the Russian plant supplier Raos Project and main contractor Titan 2 are not at the appropriate level. Previously STUK had instructed for Fennovoima to take a stronger position towards Rosatom when demanding the safety documents required for the main building permit. In mid-February STUK estimated that most of the material – even as far as to 90 % – required for processing the main nuclear power station building permit is missing. STUK had estimated earlier that the main building permit cannot be granted before 2019 due to the inaccuracies in the Rosatom technical documentation. Now even this time schedule appears unrealistic.

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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2018). Finland Project Management Roundup for October 2018, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue IX – October. Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/pmwj75-oct2018-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 [email protected]. 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/

 

 

 

Finland Project Management Roundup for September 2018

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 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 over 4000 individual and 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 Project Days takes place on 30 … 31.10. with an overarching theme Lessons Learned? Please navigate to www.pry.fi/en , https://www.oppia.fi/events/3pmo/?lang=en and www.projektipaivat.fi for further information on PMAF and its main 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 place 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. This year the conference took place on May 17th, in Otaniemi, Espoo, with an overarching theme “Grow!”. Please navigate to www.pmifinland.org and www.conference.pmifinland.org for further information on the PMI Finland Chapter and its main events.

OLKILUOTO 3

The 1 600 MW Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant, originally contracted to be built by consortium comprising Areva and Siemens for Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) at Olkiluoto, Finland, is expected to commence commercial operation in September 2019. According to the previous plans, the plant was expected to go online in May 2019.

The delivery of Olkiluoto 3 has been subject to a substantial number of challenges. In March an agreement was reached between TVO and Areva regarding the overruns in project budget and time schedule. According to TVO, Areva has agreed to compensate 450 M€ assuming the power plant is fully operational by the end of 2019. If the plant is not fully operational at that time, Areva will compensate a further 400 M€. As part of the agreement, both contractual parties have agreed to dispend any further judicial acts.

Once completed – ten years behind original time schedule and over 5 500 M€ over budget – Olkiluoto 3 will be the largest nuclear power plant in the world. TVO has been understandably disappointed about the fact that the plant is well over 100 % over original budget and 10 years behind the original time schedule.

The contract for building the Olkiluoto 3 power plant was signed in 2003 for 3 000 M€, and construction began in 2005, targeting completion in June 2009. Due to numerous challenges during the planning and construction phases, the target date has been pushed forward several times, finally to September 2019 – ten years in total. The delays have pushed the total cost up to 8 500 M€.

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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2018). Finland Project Management Roundup for September 2018, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue IX – September.  Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/pmwj74-sep2018-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 [email protected]. 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/

 

 

August 2018 UK Project Management Round Up

Old Projects, Ethical Issues, New Projects, Professional Societies & What can we do about Global Warming?

 

REPORT

By Miles Shepherd

Executive Advisor & International Correspondent

Salisbury, England, UK

 



INTRODUCTION

It’s not only the height of the Silly Season but also high summer so this is a pretty lightweight edition of what is happening in the Project World in UK.  The usual suspects, BREXIT, new nuclear and the like are still with us, but I see no reason to spoil what has turned out to be a splendid summer with gloomy tales so instead we will look at what the professional societies are up to.  Before that, we can take a quick view of some new projects in the pipeline and reflect on some older ones

OLD PROJECTS

First up is Stonehenge – as the earliest British project is just a few miles up the road from me, I always take a close interest in developments.  The current post project report indicates that we should be looking at a post program review (note spelling, we always used to use this form in the old days) as the Henge was apparently developed in a series of projects over a very long period.  Enough of the hair splitting, the big news is that shortly after completion of the final phase (well, a few hundred years or so) there was a major population change.  Despite the evidence in this picture (right) the Henge was not built in the 1920’s, this particular project conserved the Henge in the mid-1950s and resolved some the unanswered questions arising from Colonel Hawley’s excavations some 30 years earlier.  (Photo courtesy of English Heritage)

Latest reports on the ‘original’ project team inform us that they were Celts, or at least some were, as DNA analysis of cremated burials on the site indicate that some were from the region where the stones were quarried – some 200 miles away on the Pembroke, South Wales.  The first major population shift in Britain happened very quickly, for reasons unconnected with BREXIT but no doubt was one of the factors that caused the resentment behind the vote to leave.  The in-comers were lighter skinned and blue of eye, clearly identifiable as foreign!

Another ‘old’ project but not quite so ancient is the TSB IT failure that continues to attract adverse comment.  Perhaps this is just a last grab before the summer break, but Members of Parliament have had a pop at TSB over the length of time its report into the cut over breakdown will take.  TSB hired a law firm, one of the so—called “magic circle” to investigate.  Not unnaturally, this firm will take some time, probably another year, to complete its investigation and compile a report, by which time many MPs will have forgotten the whole affair.  Some might dismiss MP’s criticism as a case of the pot calling the kettle black given the poor progress and lack of decision making over the revamp of the Houses of Parliament but others may think that despite the need for an independent inquiry, it might have been sensible to call in professional project managers – and the Association for Project Management and British Computer Society could certainly help here.  Losses attributed to the fiasco run to £176 million – so far, and that does not take account of reputation damage.

New Nuclear is never far from the headlines and the latest press reports centre on financial issues.  The latest points to abandoning the project unless a buyer can be found.  All this is a result of the bankruptcy of Westinghouse and the reluctance of South Korean firm Kepco to buy into the project.  Like the Chinese, Kepco see the UK nuclear build as a way of validating their reactor design and thus improving the sales opportunities.  Toshiba, the current project owners, have reputedly spent several hundred million £ on preliminary work.

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How to cite this report: Shepherd, M. (2018).  August 2018 UK Project Management Roundup, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VIII – August.  Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/pmwj73-Aug2018-Shepherd-UK-Project-Management-Roundup.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 [email protected].

To view other works by Miles Shepherd, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/miles-shepherd/.

 

 

August 2018 PM Update from Spain

PMI Madrid Chapter membership monthly meeting– Madrid, July 30th,2018

 

REPORT

By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent

Madrid, Spain

 



Last July 30th, 2018, the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter celebrated its membership monthly meeting at Microsoft Offices – Pozuelo (La Finca) in Madrid. In spite of business is very slow in Spain during summer months like July and August, this time we were very well surprised by the number of attendees, about 140 people (almost 100 on site attendees and about forty more on line).

The event program was as follows:

Event introduction – Jesús Vazquez (Second Vice president from PMI Madrid Chapter)
welcame all the attendees and opened the session.

1ª Session: YOUR WORDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Presented by Alfonso Bucero (BUCERO PM Consulting)

Alfonso Bucero Torres

2ª Session: THE LIQUID ORGANIZATION. Delivered by Guillermo López Moratinos (ACCENTURE)

Mr. Lopez Moratinos spoke about THE LIQUID ORGANIZATION. In a very fluid presentation Guillermo explained to the audience the concept and theory of the LIQUID ORGANIZATION by providing some customer examples and real cases. This presentation was very well received by the audience that reacted positively asking some questions about this philosophy implementation on the twenty first century organizations, and its implication in the project management field.

Guillermo López Moratinos

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How to cite this report:  Bucero, A. (2018). August 2018 PM Update from Spain, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VIII – August. Available online at: https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/pmwj73-Aug2018-Bucero-Regional-Report-from-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 [email protected].

To see other works by Alfonso Bucero, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/alfonso-bucero/

 

 

August 2018 PM Update from Buenos Aires

2018 Summer Youth Olympics Games in Buenos Aires

 

REPORT

By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 



Under the slogan “Feel the Future” and with an ambassador of the stature of Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, Olympic gold medalist, the City of Buenos Aires prepares to host the “III Summer Youth Olympic Games” taking place in dates October 6th to 18th, this year, after been selected by the International Olympic Committee in 2013 and beating the other two finalist cities: Medellin and Glasgow.

Photo: The Olympic Rings in the center of 9 de Julio Avenue, emblem of the city of Buenos Aires.

This international multi-sport event takes place every four years, and this is the first time it takes place outside the Asian continent. The previous games were held in Singapore in 2010 and China in 2014.

Although it is the first time that Argentina is hosting the Olympic games, Buenos Aires has already organized the Pan American Games in 1951 and the South American Games in 2006.

This Olympic competition, consisting of 241 sporting events over 32 disciplines and in which will participate approximately 4,000 athletes from more than 200 countries between the ages of 15 and 18, will take place in four parks and four other independent stadiums.

To carry out the Games, it has been necessary to develop multiple projects and programs, from different industries, ranging from the design of the emblem of the games, the creation of the Olympic mascot that turned out to be a young Yaguareté (a southamerican animal, very similar to the Jaguar) called “Pandi” and the design of the Olympic torch, to the construction of the Olympic Village where the athletes will reside and the intervention of the Roca Sports Park, incorporating new sports infrastructure, such as olympic pools, sports courts and athletic tracks, constituting the new Olympic Park.

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To cite this article: Boggi, C. (2018). August 2018 Project Management Update from Argentina, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VIII – August. Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/pmwj73-Aug2018-Boggi-argentina-regional-report-english.pdf

 



About the Author


CECILIA BOGGI

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 

 

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

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, she has managed software development projects and PMO implementation projects for more than 20 years both in the government and private sector. Cecilia has an Executive Master in Business Administration from Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Spain and also has graduated from an Executive Program in Business Management at Universidad del CEMA. 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, 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 2014-2016.  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 Institutes in Latin America.

She can be contacted at [email protected] 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/.

 

 

 

Finland Project Management Roundup for August 2018

Updates about Project Management Association Finland; PMI Finland Chapter (May 17th Conference in Otaniemi, Espoo); 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 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 over 4000 individual and 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 Project Days takes place on 30 … 31.10. with an overarching theme Lessons Learned? Please navigate to www.pry.fi/en , https://www.oppia.fi/events/3pmo/?lang=en and www.projektipaivat.fi for further information on PMAF and its main 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 place 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. This year the conference took place on May 17th, in Otaniemi, Espoo, with an overarching theme “Grow!”. Please navigate to www.pmifinland.org and www.conference.pmifinland.org for further information on the PMI Finland Chapter and its main events.

OLKILUOTO 3

The 1 600 MW Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant, originally contracted to be built by consortium comprising Areva and Siemens for Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) at Olkiluoto, Finland, has been subject to further problems in the final preparations. Due to these problems, the plant is now expected to go online in September 2019. According to the previous plan, the plant was expected to go online in May 2019.

The delivery of Olkiluoto 3 has been subject to a substantial number of challenges. In March an agreement was reached between TVO and Areva regarding the overruns in project budget and time schedule. According to TVO, Areva has agreed to compensate 450 M€ assuming the power plant is fully operational by the end of 2019. If the plant is not fully operational at that time, Areva will compensate a further 400 M€. Following the agreement, both contractual parties have agreed to dispend any further judicial acts.

Once completed – ten years behind original time schedule and over 5 500 M€ over budget – Olkiluoto 3 will be the largest nuclear power plant in the world. TVO has been understandably disappointed about the fact that the plant is well over 100 % over original budget and 10 years behind the original time schedule.

The contract for building the Olkiluoto 3 power plant was signed in 2003 for 3 000 M€, and construction began in 2005, targeting completion in June 2009. Due to numerous challenges during the planning and construction phases, the target date has been pushed forward several times, finally to 2019 – ten years in total. The delays have pushed the total cost up to 8 500 M€.

Olkiluoto 3 power station nearing completion (photo courtesy nuklearforum.ch / TVO)

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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2018). Finland Project Management Roundup for August 2018, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VIII – August.  Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/pmwj73-Aug2018-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 [email protected]. 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/

 

 

August 2018 PM Update from Chile

2018 Southern Cone Tour Congress, PMI Santiago Workshop N°7: Project management in complex IT environments, The race for lithium, Chile’s Piñera meets with Silicon Valley’s tech giants

 

Project Management Report from Santiago

By Jaime Videla, PMP

International Correspondent

Santiago, Chile

 




PMI Santiago Chile Chapter

2018 Southern Cone Tour Congress

One of the most interesting events for PMI community is the Southern Cone Tour Congress, which will take place on November 14 at Universidad Autónoma de Chile, located at Av. Pedro de Valdivia 425, Providencia, Santiago, Chile.

From now on, we invite you to participate in this celebration in the Southern Cone Tour Congress, postulating topics in the Call for Paper, attending the congress, and above all by getting involved with the various activities and benefits that we will continue to communicate according to the development of this great event.

For more information, please visit www.pmi.cl ; contact by telephone at +56 2 24814060, or by email to [email protected].

PMI Santiago Chile Chapter

Workshop N°7: “Project management in complex IT environments”

More than 30 people attended the workshop (July 5) held at the Andrés Bello University.

The speakers were Guillermo García and Fernando Romero, who presented two topics: Project management in complex IT environments, and Portfolio Management/Project Portfolios, an executive approach, respectively.

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How to cite this report: Videla, J. (2018). August 2018 Project Management Update from Chile, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VIII – August. Available online at: url https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/pmwj73-Aug2018-Videla-Chile-Regional-Report.pdf

 



About the Author


Jaime Videla

Santiago, Chile

 

 




Jaime Videla, PMP
, is the Managing Director for PMOChile a project management consultant firm based in Santiago, Chile. He is also senior partner of Accufast, a company provides material takeoff estimating services and engineering projects in Chile. Mr. Videla has 25+ years of project management experience leading utilities, mining and industrial projects (totaling US$222 millions) for large multinational companies like Siemens and ABB, or as a consultant for BHP and Anglo American. Jaime is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 2007, has formal studies in Civil Engineering from Universidad de Chile. He has professional experience working/training in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Mexico and Peru.

Since 2006 has been an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), assuming the role of director and vice president of communications and publicity of the PMI Santiago Chile Chapter in 2010. His areas of activity today include PMO development; contracting, claim, risk and project management services; project management training and coaching. Author of the e-book “Los 7 pasos para salvar un proyecto (The 7 steps to project recovery)”, he also writes about project management themes on PMOChile blog. In addition, he works as volunteer at Fundación Trascender, an innovative institution that manages a network of volunteer professionals through social projects.

Jaime Videla is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, lives in Santiago and can be contacted at [email protected].

To view other works by Jaime Videla, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/jaime-videla-pmp/

 

 

July 2018 UK Project Management Round Up

Rail Project Problems, IT Woes Continue, Brexit – Again, Energy, More Good News, British Way of Life Under Threat

 

UK Project Management Roundup

REPORT

 By Miles Shepherd

Executive Advisor & International Correspondent

Salisbury, England, UK

 



INTRODUCTION

The report emerges at a very unusual time.  First, UK is basking in glorious sunshine with above average temperatures (average 28°C / 85°F), and Scotland has had it hottest day in recorded history – 33°C / 91°F!.  Visitors usually remark on the mist, rain and generally dour climate so many are no doubt frustrated by the remarkable spell of sunshine – it has lasted 10 days so far and is expected to stay fine for another week or two.  The other remarkable factor is the triumph of the England football team.  I know the ball is the wrong shape for many enthusiasts, but we have actually managed to get through to the last 8 by virtue of a penalty shoot-out.  Now readers of the popular press know this is almost unheard of in British football history.  Well done the team, no doubt there are many lessons for project people but that will have to wait for another time.

This month, we dwell on some well-known major projects and their problems, BREXIT looms yet again, energy projects have been in the news and we are faced by a national disaster that threatens the British way of life.

PROJECT PROBLEMS

One of the other staples of British conversation is the railway system.  This is not just because we invented the wretched thing and had the first fully functional system in place nearly 200 years ago but because it is something we all have to endure.  The latest problem to bedevil the trains is a new timetable.  This came into force on 20 May and immediately plunged the network into chaos with around 1000 trains cancelled on one day alone.   Unsurprisingly, this has caused a great outcry with demands for a public inquiry – the standard response when someone wants to kick a problem into the long grass.  No inquiry has yet been announced but a brief look at the situation is instructive. 

The rail network in UK consists of a series of regional franchises who lease engines and rolling stock and actually operate the trains.  Trains operate across the franchise boundaries and so some coordination of timetables is needed.  Rail scheduling used to be regarded as a profession but like some other so called archaic occupations has been relegated in status and can probably be done by a computer.  Regardless of status and the ability of computers, something has gone badly wrong with the scheduling which was intended to better reflect the faster train speeds achievable and the improvements to the rail infrastructure.  On two of the major franchises in the north of the country, up to 1 in 8 services a day have been cancelled or delayed by more than 30 minutes. 

The problem seems to be a training issue as drivers have to be trained on new routes and not enough time seems to have been allowed for this to take place before the new timetable came into operation.  It is hard to see why more time could not have been allocated or the implementation date altered as the conversion training should have been easy to monitor.  There have been demands for heads to roll over this debacle but so far, only the boss of the biggest rail operating company has fallen on his sword.  Disruption is forecast to last for months as training takes place alongside normal operations.

Still on rail projects, High Speed 2 has been in the headlines as allegations of “petrifying overspends” have been made by the former Head of Property, Doug Thornton.  Apparently, many of the estimates of compensation for land compulsorily purchased were based on SWAGs (Scientific Wild Ass Guesses) and some have been £billions out.  HS2 has not disputed overruns, some of which have been 10,000 (yes, ten thousand) times more than the original estimate according to reports in the Sunday Times (17 June).  The situation was identified in 2016, and the head of planning and performance, Andrew Bruce, was due to report to the main HS2 Board but was sent on leave of absence at very short notice.  He was due to “present major budget, programme and performance issues”.  Both left the Company as the HS2 Phase 1 legislation was at a critical stage in Parliament in 2016.  The National Audit Office is investigating these new allegations contained in papers sent to the Cabinet Office.

IT WOES CONTINUE

There seems to be no end in sight for the troubles TSB legacy system upgrade project.  You may recall that TSB was spun out of Lloyds Banking Group and used the Lloyds computer system while it developed it’s own network.  This is a long-planned development and transfer programme due for cut over from old to new systems in March.  TSB’s owners, Sabadell, reputedly spent £250 million developing the platform, £550 million transferring 5 million customer accounts and more than one billion records from the Lloyds system to their new one.

 More…

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How to cite this report: Shepherd, M. (2018).  July 2018 UK Project Management Roundup, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VII – July.  Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/pmwj72-Jul2018-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 [email protected].

To view other works by Miles Shepherd, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/miles-shepherd/.

 

 

After PM Summit 2018 Ankara

Project Management Update from Turkey


REPORT

By İpek Sahra Özgüler

International Correspondent

Istanbul, Turkey

 


 

AFTER PM SUMMIT 2018 ANKARA

The project management conference PM Summit 2018 Ankara was held in the Turkish capital during 22-23 June 2018.  It was a huge success.  Below are some highlights from this big annual event in Turkey

Levent Erkan

 ANGEL INVESTOR AND ENTREPRENEUR

 Title: “Best time for Change is the time that you think the Change is not necessary”

 I had a privelege to speak at the Opening Session of the Project Management Summit in Turkey. I had two messages and a real life case study to share with.

It is a definite fact that “Change” is necessary when you think that your business is not doing well. The best time for change is when you think that everything runs perfect and Change is not necessary. In fact, it is usually the time where you feel like your work is doing great and things are moving forward.

If you are a learning organization, you can keep getting feedback from all your stakeholders to improve yourself constantly. So, when exactly is the time to make changes for real improvement in your business? It is said easier than done; when you have an investment budget that is high, when all stakeholders including your staff, clients, investors, public believe in you as a strong institution, you can hire Professionals to make “real change”. It is usually riskier and almost mandatory to make the change – when your finances are not doing well and you need to close a department, stop producing one of your products, downsize or etc. The real improvement can come to your business, when there is the motivation level is high in your company with sufficient budget to make investment to improve even further when you feel like you are doing pretty good. That’s why, the best time for change to improve your business is when people feel that the company is doing well and there is no need for any change.

With this consideration, I changed the concept of PMO, EPMO or similar names in my new organization. There is no Project Management Office or Enterprise Project Management Office. There is now Continous Improvement Project Office (CIP Office). This also implies a mental change that people should be focused on for improvement. In fact, this way of thinking stresses that improvement should be continous in each unit of your business. All stakeholders should understand this mental change and utilize it very simply in daily life to continiously improve our Business. We need to learn as a business to find new ways to improve continuously.

Project Management Ankara Summit’s concept was Learning Organizations. And if you can apply this concept to your organizations, you will always be aware what needs to be changed or improved continiously. Your CIP Offices will finalize improvement areas and map them out with your continuously improved strategies. Then, who will implement these improvement areas as mapped to your strategies? Tha answer of course is your Project Management Teams at your CIP Offices.

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How to cite this report: Özgüler, I. S. (2018). After PM Summit 2018 Ankara, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VII – July.  Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/pmwj72-Jul2018-Ozguler-Turkey-report.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 [email protected].

To see other works by İpek Sahra Özgüler, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/ipek-sahra-ozguler/

 

 

July 2018 Update from Spain

Event:  The New Real State Industry: Project Management Services and Stakeholders – Madrid, June 14th 2018

 

REPORT

By Alfonso Bucero

International Advisor and Correspondent

Madrid, Spain

 


AEDIP organized a new event on June 14th, 2018. That meeting, joined 70 professionals at “Colegio de Ingenieros de Canales y Puertos de Madrid”. This time the current status of the Real State Industry in Spain was analyzed, from the new stakeholders point of view, and their project management service’s needs.

Key representatives were coming from Socimis, Fondos, Promotores, “Servicers” and other Real State Consulting companies, with a broad experience in Project management. At this event, they talked about their own experiences and their organization’s experience on project management services.

More…

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How to cite this report:  Bucero, A. (2018). The New Real State Industry: Project Management Services and Stakeholders, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VII – July. Available online at: https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/pmwj72-Jul2018-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 [email protected].

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 July 2018

 

Updates about Project Management Association Finland; PMI Finland Chapter (May 17th Conference in Otaniemi, Espoo); 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 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 over 4000 individual and 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 event took place on June 12th 2018 in Tampere. Please navigate to www.pry.fi/en , https://www.oppia.fi/events/3pmo/?lang=en and www.projektipaivat.fi for further information on PMAF and its main 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 place 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. This year the conference took place on May 17th, in Otaniemi, Espoo, with an overarching theme “Grow!”. Please navigate to www.pmifinland.org and www.conference.pmifinland.org for further information on the PMI Finland Chapter and its main events.

OLKILUOTO 3

The 1 600 MW Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant, originally contracted to be built by consortium comprising Areva and Siemens for Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) at Olkiluoto, has been subject to further problems in the final preparations. Due to these problems, the plant is now expected to go online in September 2019. According to the previous plan, the plant was expected to go online in May 2019.

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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2018). Finland Project Management Roundup for July 2018, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VII – July.  Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/pmwj72-jul2018-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 [email protected]. 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 2018 UK Project Management Round Up

Good News, Not So Good News, Some Not So Bad News, BREXIT and Some More Good Project News

 

REPORT

By Miles Shepherd

Executive Advisor & International Correspondent

Salisbury, England, UK

 



INTRODUCTION

This month’s report is like a Neapolitan Sandwich – in UK this is an ice cream with vanilla bands sandwiching a raspberry band – with some good news to start, some not so good news in the middle and, finally, some better news.

FIRST THE GOOD NEWS

After a five year refit project, the Temperate House at Kew Gardens has re-opened to the public.  Note that the “temperate” bit has nothing to do with not drinking: it refers to the climate control.  The Project at Kew Gardens, a World Heritage site, restored a Grade 1 listed building; the largest remaining Victorian glasshouse in the world – dating from 1863.  It also included plans to expand Kew’s involvement with communities and schools by providing, new spaces for engaging in community and participation projects.

Artists Impression: Temperate House Kew.  Picture: Kew Gardens

This National Lottery supported five-year long undertaking has been truly immense – the entire framework of the building has been painstakingly repaired, and its 15,000 panes of glass replaced, along with its intricate ironwork and expansive paved flooring.  Around 500 plants were taken out and housed in a temporary nursery, with an incredible 10,000 going back in.  The close out phase has been a lengthy and delicate process that started in September 2017and was completed on time for the opening in May 2018.

The £41 million restoration project was carried out by Donald Insall Associates.  Designed by Decimus Burton in 1860 the greenhouse was dismantled into some 69,000 components, metal parts stripped back to base layers and repainted using more than 5,000 litres of paint.  Donald Insall were involved in every stage of the project and prepared the conservation master plan.

Aimée Felton, of Donald Insall Associates, said “When we tried to put everything back in perfect alignment, we ran tests and found there were leaks everywhere. Of course, the original building had been built by craftsmen rather than robots”.  She went on to say “So Kew is something of a test-bed for the Palace of Westminster, in that they both offer the same proposition of academic thought versus actual realities. Both have to be living buildings that are made to work efficiently without losing their charm. But at least, unlike MPs, plants don’t have much of an opinion where they’re sent to.

NOW THE NOT SO GOOD NEWS

As always, the press has been awash with the bad news, that sells papers, after all.  The biggest disaster has been the TSB IT disaster but there are also problems for several high-profile projects that are at the planning stage, BREXIT rumbles on and new nuclear has been enjoying mixed fortunes.

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To cite this report: Shepherd, M. (2018). June 2018 UK Project Management Round Up, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VI – June.  Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/pmwj71-Jun2018-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 [email protected].

To view other works by Miles Shepherd, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/miles-shepherd/.

 

 

Finland Project Management Roundup for June 2018

Updates on Project Management Association Finland; PMI Finland Chapter (May 17th Conference in Otaniemi, Espoo); 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 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 over 4000 individual and 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 event is taking place on June 12th 2018 in Tampere. Please navigate to www.pry.fi/en , https://www.oppia.fi/events/3pmo/?lang=en and www.projektipaivat.fi for further information on PMAF and its main 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 place 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. This year the conference took place on May 17th, in Otaniemi, Espoo, with an overarching theme “Grow!”.

The President of the PMI Finland Chapter, Mr Vesa Koskela, opening the event

 

More…

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How to cite this report: Vaskimo, J. (2018). Finland Project Management Roundup for June 2018; PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VI – June. Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/pmwj71-jun2018-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 [email protected]. 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 2018 Report from Italy

The People of Project Management in Italy: An Update; PM EXPO Spring Experience 2018; PMS 2018 – the 16th International Conference on Project Management and Scheduling; Forum PA 2018

 

REPORT

By Massimo Pirozzi

International Correspondent

Rome, Italy

 


INTRODUCTION

This second Regional Report includes an update about the people of Project Management in Italy, with a focus on the increasing success of Project Management International Standards, and, in its second part, a report about PM Expo Spring Experience, a major Event dedicated to Project Management that has been organized, in Milan Area, by the major Italian Association of Project Management, the “Istituto Italiano di Project Management” (Italian Institute of Project Management, ISIPM for short), plus a short overview about two important events that have been sponsored by ISIPM, PMS 2018 – the 16th International Conference on Project Management and Scheduling, and FORUM PA 2018.

THE PEOPLE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN ITALY: AN UPDATE

In Italy, we are still witnessing a steadily increasing positive trend in the dissemination of Project Management discipline: in first five-month period of 2018, there have been more than 700 Basic Certifications (about 95% ISIPM – Base, 5% CAPM), and more than 600 Advanced Certifications (about 80% PMP, 20% ISIPM Av) ¹: if the second half of 2018 will confirm this trends, we will reach an absolute record!

The increasing interest for Project Management Discipline corroborates the importance that Project Management Standards have for Project Management People: I asked to Maurizio Monassi, Certified PMP, ISIPM-Av, and Professional Project Manager, Member of ISIPM’s Executive Committee, and Member of the Working Group GL13 of UNI, the Italian Standardization Body (relevant to UNI ISO 21500 and UNI 11648 National Standards, for Project Management and Project Managers respectively), to give us some cue about Standards.

«Standards are always important: if one thinks he has a problem, but he fails to relate it to a standard, he understands that he does not have a problem, but he simply has a more or less strong perception that something goes wrong. The ISO 21500:2012 “Guide to Project Management”, which has been adopted in Italy in 2013 by the Italian Standardization Body “UNI”, is a high-level Standard that frames the general concepts of Project Management, in order to help professionals and companies both to fully understand the discipline of project management, and to share a common project management language. The success in the world of ISO 21500 is also proven by the fact that this standard has become a family of international standards, such as: ISO 21503: 2017, “Guidance on programme management”, ISO 21504: 2015, “Guidance on portfolio management”, ISO 21505: 2017, “Guidance on governance”, ISO 21508: 2018 “Guidance on earned value management” .In addition, the ISO Group TC258 that follows this program is developing the ISO FDIS 21511, “Work breakdown structure”, scheduled for 2018, and perhaps the most important of all, the Working Draft 21506, “Project Management Vocabulary”, which will be a global glossary inspired by the “PMI Lexicon of Project Management Terms”. Many people have been involved in the 12-years development of the work, and PMI has had an important influence on all ISO standards, then ensuring respect for the market standards, which, on turn, evolved and improved thanks to ISO 21500 itself. In any case, in addition to the PMBOK, released and updated every four years by the PMI, recognized as the American National Standard, and welcomed as a de facto standard by a large part of the project manager community in several countries, there were other sensitive influences on ISO 21500 such as, for example, the ICB (Individual Competence Baseline) of IPMA (International Project Management Association). The effort to continuous improvement, which is the basis of all virtuous projects, has meant that, for example, ISO 21500 has introduced the important Subject Group of ​​Stakeholders, that were relegated before to 2 simple processes in the Knowledge Area Communication in the PMBOK ® Guide 4th Ed., thereby following the approaches of IPMA ICB, of BS 6079,  and of Japanese P2M; in addition, ISO 21500 simplified the Subject Group ​​Risk and suggested major improvements in the Subject Group ​​Resources. After that, PMI has implemented the improvements in its PMBOK® Guide 5th Ed. and its current 2018 PMBOK® Guide 6th Ed. Presently, since some years have passed, ISO 21500 is, of course, under revision.

The Italian Institute of Project Management (ISIPM) has developed a successful National Advanced Certification, called ISIPM-AV, which is totally compliant with ISO 21500: the correspondent guide is “Guida ai temi ed ai processi di project management (Guide to Project management Themes and Processes)”, whose Authors are Enrico Mastrofini, Vito Introna, Maurizio Monassi, Massimo Pirozzi, Biagio Tramontana and Graziano Trasarti. Definitively, in Italy, we can say that the World of Project Management is finally acquiring its rightful place…»

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To cite this report: Pirozzi, M. (2018). June 2018 Report from Italy, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VI – June. Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/pmwj71-Jun2018-MPirozzi-2nd-Report-from-Italy-English.pdf



About the Author


Massimo Pirozzi

Rome, Italy

 

 

Massimo Pirozzi, MSc cum laude, Electronic Engineering, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Principal Consultant, Project Manager, and Educator. He is a Member and the Secretary of the Executive Board, a Member of the Scientific Committee, and an accredited Master Teacher, of the Istituto Italiano di Project Management (Italian Institute of Project Management). He is certified as a Professional Project Manager, as an Information Security Management Systems Lead Auditor, and as an International Mediator. He is a Researcher, a Lecturer, and an Author about Stakeholder Identification and Management, Relationship Management, Complex Projects Management, and Project Management X.0.

Massimo has a wide experience in managing large and complex projects in national and international contexts, and in managing relations with public and private organizations, including multinational companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, research institutes, and non-profit organizations. He worked successfully in several sectors, including Defense, Security, Health, Education, Cultural Heritage, Transport, Gaming, and Services to Citizens. He was also, for many years, a Top Manager in ICT Industry, and an Adjunct Professor in Organizational Psychology. He is registered as an Expert of the European Commission, and as an Expert of the Italian Public Administrations.

Massimo Pirozzi serves as an international Correspondent in Italy for the PM World Journal. He can be contacted at [email protected]

To see other works by Massimo Pirozzi, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/massimo-pirozzi/

 

 

June 2018 Update from Buenos Aires

Infrastructure Projects Continue in Argentina; updates on PMI chapter activities in Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Mendoza (Report from Argentina)

 

REPORT

By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 



In today’s Argentina, with still great difficulties to recover the economy, diminish inflation and reduce the fiscal deficit, many infrastructure projects are still being carried out in different areas and throughout the country’s extensive geography.

From the road works that are repaving the roads that were without maintenance many years and transforming routes into highways to facilitate circulation and reduce traffic accidents, to renewable energy generation parks, such as wind farms in Patagonia and the extensive generators of solar energy of the Argentine Northwest, including the urbanization of the “villas”, as were named the very precarious neighborhoods, being provided now with potable water services, sewers, electricity and storm drains, the renovation of the railways that have been abandoned for more 30 years and many other projects to improve the country’s infrastructure and generate jobs and development.

One of the projects most renowned in recent days, is the expansion of Line H of subways of Buenos Aires, since on May 17, it was inaugurated the new station Julieta Lanteri in the neighborhood of La Recoleta, next to the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires.

President Mauricio Macri participated in the inauguration together with the Mayor of Buenos Aires City, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and other government officials. Macri said that the works undertaken in the country are part of “a path of transformation and profound change” that “carry the effort, conviction and persistence of all.” In turn, the president celebrated the decision of give name to the station as Julieta Lanteri, the first woman who voted in Argentina and in Latin America. “Julieta Lanteri was a vanguardist in her time, claiming for things that are now becoming more real and possible,” said Macri, adding that the decision “is so valid at this time, that we have raised a very important agenda in terms of gender equality and opportunities, on March, 1st”.

Photo: President Mauricio Macri, together with the Mayor of Buenos Aires City and two female conductors of the subways, at the inauguration of the new Julieta Lanteri Station of the Subway Line H of Buenos Aires.

Julieta Lanteri (Italy, March 22, 1873 – Buenos Aires, February 23, 1932) was an Italian-Argentine doctor, politician and feminist. In 1886 she was admitted to the National College of La Plata and was the first woman graduated from that institution. In 1911 she was the first Argentine and Latin American woman who voted, after achieving the exception to the Electoral Justice based on an omission in the call of the Municipality of Buenos Aires. The female vote did not exist at that time in Argentina (it was approved in 1947).

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To cite this article: Boggi, C. (2018). Project Management Update from Argentina, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VI – June. Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/pmwj71-Jun2018-Boggi-argentina-regional-report-english.pdf



About the Author


CECILIA BOGGI

International Correspondent
Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 

 

 

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

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, she has managed software development projects and PMO implementation projects for more than 20 years both in the government and private sector. Cecilia has an Executive Master in Business Administration from Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Spain and also has graduated from an Executive Program in Business Management at Universidad del CEMA. 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, 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 2014-2016.  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 Institutes in Latin America.

She can be contacted at [email protected] 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/.

 

 

Finland Project Management Roundup for May 2018

Updates on 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 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 over 4000 individual and 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 event is taking place on June 12th 2018 in Tampere. Please navigate to www.pry.fi/en , https://www.oppia.fi/events/3pmo/?lang=en , and www.projektipaivat.fi for further information on PMAF and its main 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 place 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 has a tradition of organizing an annual conference in the spring. This year the conference will take place on May 17th, in Otaniemi, Espoo, with an overarching theme “Grow!”. Please navigate to www.pmifinland.org and www.conference.pmifinland.org for further information on the PMI Finland Chapter and its main events.

OLKILUOTO 3

The 1 600 MW Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant, originally contracted to be built by consortium comprising of Areva and Siemens for Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) at Olkiluoto, is in the final stages of completion. TVO announced in mid-March, that an agreement has been reached between TVO and Areva regarding the overruns in project budget and time schedule. According to TVO, Areva has agreed to compensate 450 M€ assuming the power plant is fully operational by the end of 2019. If the plant is not fully operational at that time, Areva will compensate a further 400 M€. Following the agreement, both contractual parties have agreed to dispend any further judicial acts.

Once completed – ten years behind original time schedule and over 5 500 M€ over budget – Olkiluoto 3 will be the largest nuclear power plant in the world. TVO has been understandably disappointed about the fact that the plant is well over 100 % over original budget and 10 years behind the original time schedule.

Olkiluoto 3 site (photo courtesy TVO)

 

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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 [email protected]. 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/

 

 

May 2018 Update from Istanbul

After 2018 UPMK National Project Management Conference

 

REPORT

By İpek Sahra Özgüler

International Correspondent

PM World Journal

Istanbul, Turkey

 



After National Project Manager’s Conference 2018

 

BAKI SENSOY, EXECUTIVE VP, ALTAY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, DEFENSE AND INDUSTRUAL TRADE INC.

 

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Opening speech in a professionally organized event looks quite challenging. If it is “9. Ulusal Proje Meslek Konferansı” by “Türk Proje Yönetim Meslek Enstitüsü (TYPME)”, this opening is way beyond. Top level professionals from various fields gathered to listen to my humble suggestions on project management. Going a few weeks back off March 21st 2018, I have met the lead team of TYPME. They explained the main theme of the event; “Butterfly Effect”.

At the very moment, I could not stop thinking about my 25 years of project management background and attribute it to the “dark side of the butterfly”, meaning all difficulties that had been overcome. So, I tried to present the audiences, not how to be successful, but rather how to avoid. Every individual that you meet on this event has own deep experience and very open to share the view point about issues in project lifecycle. Most of them are the mentors of project management in related companies.

One afternoon may seem to be short having well-prepared presentations and an impressive panel discussion, it was undoubtedly long enough to get an essence of latest topics.

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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 [email protected].

To see other works by İpek Sahra Özgüler, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/ipek-sahra-ozguler/

 

 

May 2018 Update from Spain

Letter from PMI Madrid Chapter President Evis Rosales

 

REPORT

By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent and Editorial Advisor
PM World Journal

Madrid, Spain

 



The new PMI Madrid Chapter President starts her Communication with the members

After being elected as PMI Chapter President, Evis Rosales has communicated the Chapter members in writing with a lot of energy and enthusiasm, and with her best wishes of success. We are convinced that she will achieve great Chapter results. Go for it!

Her words were as follows:

I’m writing my first letter as a President, welcoming all Chapter members that joined lastly the Chapter.  Welcome also to our new volunteers, we hope they will find a nurturing space where to develop your ideas.  An then, welcome too the new Chapter sponsors that will find for sure a new ideal environment for disseminating your activities.

As you know from this month starts a new group inside the “Chapter Board of Directors” where we have started to get organized and generate new ideas. We all have been active volunteers, then  this new responsibility is a big challenge but we are excited about that.

According to March data, we do not have yet any figures from April 2018, PMI counted on 527.186 members and 853.281 PMP® certified worldwide. The number of PMI members in Spain is 7.170, counting on 11.947 certified PMP®, 662 CAPM®, 211 ACP®, regarding PMI Madrid Chapter members, we are 1.794 and still growing.

About the activities that we have done during April, I need to remark:

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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 [email protected].

To see other works by Alfonso Bucero, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/alfonso-bucero/

 

 

2017 Brazil’s PM Maturity Research Results

 

REPORT

By Darci Prado, Russell Archibald, Manuel Carvalho, Warlei Oliveira and Lara Romano

Brazil and Mexico

 



The results of the 2017 Brazil PM Maturity Research are now available online at www.maturityresearch.com. This research has been conducted in Brazil since 2005 by Russell Archibald and Darci Prado, with support of several volunteers. In 2017 we had a total of 301 participants involving 6,260 projects. The overall results obtained are:

MATURITY

Maturity: 2.59 (scale from 1 to 5)


RESULTS INDICATORS

Success Index:

  • Total Success: 52%
  • Partial Success: 34%
  • Failure: 14%

Average Delay: 24%

Average Cost overrun: 14%

Average Scope Execution: 74%


AVERAGE PROJECTS PORTFOLIO COMPOSITION:

Average number of projects: 21

Average duration of each project: 12 months


Among the information presented, some are fundamental to organizations that wish to improve their performance: high performance organizations have almost twice as much total success compared to low performance organizations (see chart below).

And, especially, high performance organizations have a failure rate almost 11 times lower than low performance organizations. So, a strategy that looks at the high performance will allow huge benefits.  Going from a low performance to a high-performance level an organization increases the success rate (or decreases the failure rate). This high performance permit to achieve benefits and reduce overruns and delays, easier and more frequently. Failure rates are equal to more costs, fewer benefits and less clients and stakeholders satisfaction.

Here Brazilian organizations (which answer or not this research), whose indicators pointed to a low performance (56% of the sample), have a significant opportunity to improve their results.

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About the Authors



Darci Prado, PhD

 

 

Darci Prado, PhD, is a Partner-Consultant at FALCONI Consultores de Resultado. Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from UFMG, postgraduate degree in Economic Engineering from FDC and PhD from UNICAMP. He participated in the establishment of the PMI chapter in Minas Gerais and Paraná, and was a Board member of PMI-MG between1998-2002. He was the president of IPMA-BH Club between 2006 and 2008. Darci is author of 10 project management books. Contact: [email protected]

To see other works by this Darci Prado, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/darci-prado-phd/

 



Russell D. Archibald

 

 



Russell D. Archibald
, PhD (Hon), MScME, BSME, PMP, Fellow PMI and Honorary Fellow APM/IPMA, held engineering and executive positions in the USA, France, Mexico and Venezuela. Since 1982 he has consulted to companies, agencies and development banks in 16 countries on 4 continents. He is co-author of Leading and Managing Innovation, 2013, and author of Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects, 3rd Edition 2003, Web site: www.russarchibald.com

To see other works by Russ Archibald, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/russell-d-archibald/

 


Warlei Oliveira

 

 


Warlei Agnelo de Oliveira,
MsC, is currently Commercial Operations Analyst at Gasmig – Cia. de Gas de Minas Gerais. In recent years he has served as advisor to the Department of Transport and Public Works of Minas Gerais State and Manager of the “Belo Horizonte Metrô” Project. Graduated in Civil Engineering with MBA in Project Management by FGV and Master in Administration. He holds the ILL Orange Belt certification and is currently professor of Engineering Courses at UNA University Center in Belo Horizonte. Email: [email protected]

 



Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto

 

 


Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto
is Professor at Fundação Dom Cabral and Consultant in the areas of Project Management and Process Management. He holds a MSc degree in Administration from CEPEAD – UFMG and is PMP. He is specialist in Economic Engineering (INEA / EEUFMG) and Financial Administration (FJP) and graduated in Mechanical Engineering (UFMG). He has 49 years of market experience, 43 of which in Projects. He has participated or directed more than 400 large and medium-sized projects in private and state-owned companies and public agencies.

To see other works by Manuel, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/manuel-carvalho-da-silva-neto/

 



Lara Mendonça Romano

 


Lara Mendonça Romano
is a Consultant at FALCONI Consultores de Resultado. Bachelor degree in Food Engineering from UFLA, postgraduate degree in Project Management, holds a MBA degree in Business Management from IETEC and specialization in Finance by INSPER. She is PMP certified and takes part of many projects at public sector and private organizations from different areas at FALCONI Consultores de Resultado.