The PMI Belgium Chapter needs your input!
We would like to remind our chapter members that the survey is still open.
You have received an invitation to participate in the annual survey. This survey originates from the board and the purpose is to collect your interests. Using the outcome of this survey, the board will be able to align the planning and activities better with the requirements of our members.
Thanks to all the members who have already submitted their feedback. If you have not yet responded to the survey, please click here to access the survey.
The planned closure date for the survey is the 30th of June 2018. At the end of the year, you could end up with a printed version of one of the PMI standards via our loyalty program.
Five years ago, Jacques Neyns thought of using his Project Management and Training skills for the benefit of unemployed people in our country. He mobilized his idea into an action plan and connected with the Director of VDAB to discuss how the PMI Belgium Chapter could help to provide additional professional skills to the people looking for job opportunities. The idea was welcomed and VDAB was happy to give it a try. A detailed project plan was established and agreed between the two parties and went into execution in Leuven, where Jacques delivered the first training to a group of 24 people. This was a huge success for PMI Belgium Chapter as well as for VDAB. Driven by the success, the project scope was increased to cover the entire Flemish region. More volunteers were engaged to deliver the trainings in different regions. The Academic and Educational Outreach of PMI Belgium Chapter has trained nearly 900 persons in Project Management. We are proud of our 5 years of collaboration with VDAB.
Please watch the interview of Jacques Neyns to learn how he did it.
Jacques was also invited to PMI Leadership Institute Meeting in Berlin last month to present this initiative to other PMI Chapters. His dream is to extend the scope not only to entire Belgium but to entire Europe. Willem Van Mulder, the current Director of Academic and Educational Outreach is already trying to engage with ‘Le Forem’ to extend it to the French part of Belgium.
Last month, Frank Turley, the Director of Professional Development, interviewed Kris Troukens, Partner at GeDaPRe.eu to find out “What a PM should know about GDPR”. Please read the Interview with Kris Troukens on GDPR to learn about what the big players, like Google and Facebook are doing to get ready for the big day and what the government is doing to ensure that everything is running smoothly.
IDEAL FUTURE PROJECT MANAGER - PMI CHAPTER EVENT OUTCOME
On 22 November 2017 Prosource facilitated a workshop at the PMI Belgium Chapter event.. The objective of the workshop was to find out how the community of project management professionals defines the ideal project manager of the future. The fast-evolving professionalization of project management and the fast dissemination of agile practices has had a big impact on our profession. In most agile methodologies, the role of the project manager is not defined. Instead, servant leaders guide self-organizing and self-steering teams. Does this mean the death of the (traditional) project manager?
To know the outcome, read the blog by Nico Marien, Prosource at: https://www.prosource.be/blogs/news/ideal-future-project-manager