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Finland Project Management Roundup for December 2016

REPORT

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 is a light rail transit project

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

pmwj53-dec2016-vaskimo-finland-pry-logoProject 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.

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 also works as a promoter and an intermediary of good project practices and experiences. PMAF members receive the biannual Projektitoiminta magazine, electronic newsletters, and web services. As of 2016, PMAF has over 4000 individual members.

Each autumn PMAF organizes an electoral meeting in which new officers are elected for the following year. This year the electoral meeting took place on November 23rd. In this meeting Mrs Taina Rämö-Korpinen was re-elected for a one-year-term as the Chairman of the PMAF Board of Directors. Mr Mats Söderlund and Mr Petteri Hellsten were also re-elected, however, for two-year-terms as members of the PMAF Board of Directors. Mr Jori Kosonen was elected into the PMAF Board of Directors for a new two-year-term. The elected officers assume their positions on January 1st, 2017.

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About the Author

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Dr Jouko Vaskimo

Espoo, Finland

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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/