On May 29, the PMI Luxembourg Chapter hosted a presentation of Zhivka Kalaydzhieva, Auditor at the European Court of Auditors, Chamber II “Investment for cohesion, growth and inclusion”, carrying out performance and compliance audits in the field of the European Structural and Investment Funds. Zhivka Kalaydzhieva holds a Ph.D. in International Economics from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and since 2014 has joined the efforts of ECA, through audit engagements  aimed at improvements of the activities that have long-term impacts (socio-economic consequences, for example, when auditing employment projects). 

On April 25, 2017 the PMI Luxembourg Chapter offered a great opportunity for members and non-members to contribute to the Accra Flooding project of Project Managers Without Borders (PMWB).

Since years, Accra has had tremendous problems with flooding during the rainy season. PMWB is developing a master plan that will be submitted to the political responsibles. In two parallel workshops, the participants had the opportunity to exchange knowledge on one of the smain topics of this master plan. 

Globalization and constant innovation of technology have resulted in a constantly evolving business environment. Concurrently, the borderless economy has increased the markets and opportunities for more growth and revenue while, the growth in technology has augmented the availability and therefore accountability of information and knowledge.

On February 6, 2017 the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Luxembourg Chapter, in collaboration with PwC, offered a great opportunity for members and non-members of the chapter to network and exchange knowledge with faculty, students and project management practitioners at MUDAM. 

At the General Assembly Meeting, PMI Luxembourg Chapter members in good standing and member since at least 15 September 2016 present ratified the elected candidates to form the new Board:

Dear PMI Luxembourg Chapter Member,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the Annual General Assembly of Members to be held on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 at 7pm; details on the venue to be communicated at a later date. 

All members in good standing as of 31 July 2015 of the PMI Luxembourg Chapter, are welcome to attend this meeting.  Non-chapter members are not permitted to attend the meeting.

Due to the exceptional circumstance of the Chapter being in a probationary period, the members of the Chapter Re-establishment Team, some of whom are not members (and thus also without voting rights), will be in attendance to present some of the agenda items.

As explained in the election announcement document, a General Assembly will be organised and the Agenda will include: 

  • Ratification of the elected candidates to form the new Board;
  • Ratification of the person to hold the vacant position of Director of Marketing and Communication;
  • Financial Report;
  • Chapter Strategy;
  • Call for Volunteers. 

In accordance with Article IX of the PMI Luxembourg Chapter Bylaws, if you are unable to attend the General Assembly, you can provide one proxy to another member in good standing as of 31 July 2015, via a signed proxy with your name, postal address and PMI ID to be provided at the General Assembly. 

Before the Christmas and New Year's holidays, you will receive an email to confirm the meeting location including a link for you to register for this event. 

Should you have any questions, please contact us.

John Park and Kris Troukens

Nominating Committee for PMI Luxembourg Chapter Elections 2015

'Good things happen when you are involved with PMI'. This statement came true when Madhumalti Sharma, our Director of Professional Development met with Robert Link, VP Project Management Office, Cologne Chapter at the LIMS. They continued to stay connected thereafter and collaborated on recording a podcast speaking about PMOs in small companies. You can listen to it here.

If you would like to share your PMO experience please leave a comment below !

 

19 September 2013 - Extraordinary General Assembly

An Extraordinary General Assembly took place on Thursday, 19th of September 2013 from 18h30 onwards at Centre de Recherche Henri Tudor.

The agenda of the Extraordinary General Assembly was as follows :

  • Welcome note by the Nominating Committee - Elections 2012/2013
  • Presentation of the election process and election results
  • Nomination / approval of the elected Officers by the GA
  • PMI Luxembourg Chapter Business Plan 2013/2014
  • Any Other Business

27 June 2013 - Kanban, a simple yet powerful approach to improve the efficiency of any work process

We discovered how Kanban can help childs manage their homework.

The event was moderated by:

  • Sylvain Chery, Co-Founder, Director Agile Partner S.A.
  • Madhumalti Sharma, PMP, Director of Professional Development, PMI Luxembourg Chapter
  • Atreyam Sharma , Student, 11 years, Kanban Board user for 2 years

The presentation may be found here.

15 May 2013 - Free PMP Exam Application Q&A Session

PMI Luxembourg Chapter organized a free PMP Exam Application Q&A Session. The workshop was dedicated to the preparation of the PMP application.

Venue : CRP Henri Tudor, 29, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg
Time : 18:30 - 19:30

We had 3 PMP animators and 7-8 applicants of which 3-4 were non-members. There was alot of interest shown by people and they were really involved in the discussion.

23 April 2013 - Annual General Assembly

The Annual General Assembly took place on Tuesday, 23rd of April 2013 from 18h00 onwards at Centre de Recherche Henri Tudor.

After the General Assembly, we had as guest speaker Madi Sharma, to inspire us with "No Excuses - Visionaries - Where are YOU?" followed by a Cocktail.

Madi is an Entrepreneur who founded and runs the Madi Group, a group of International private sector & not for profit companies, and NGOs. The philosophy is to create innovative ideas tailored to local action, which can achieve global impacts beneficial to a sustainable society.

Madi Sharma

The agenda of the Annual General Assembly was as follows :

  • The vision and goals for the future
  • Achievements of the PMI Luxembourg Chapter
  • Financial Statement & Treasury and discharge
  • Statement of the President

20 March 2013 - 7ième congrès sur la Gestion de Projet

This event brought together professionals in project management. Managed by the Public Research Center Henri Tudor, this yearly event is the largest congress dedicated to project management in the Greater Region and a valuable opportunity for sharing information, practices, knowledge and experience with peers.

The congress offered a wide range of presentations covering the main sectors in Luxembourg: Banking, Industry, Transport and Public Administration.

PMI Luxembourg Chapter participated in the Congress with a sponsor stand.

Our Director of Outreach, Razvan Stefan, reported : “It was a very interesting event with many participants, with presentations on various topics of Project Management. The presentations were delivered by talented speakers who were able to send their messages very clear to the audience. Last but not least, I would like to thank to CRT for this successful organization. I think events like this should be held more often.

6 February 2013 - "What's new in Project Management, Episode 3"

Our annual event with the University of Luxembourg. This year's student projects focussed on 'how to use social networks in project management' and 'complexity in project management'.

Every year, the students of the Master in Information and Computer Sciences, of the University of Luxembourg, research the field of Project Management and explore current trends. This year the students shared with us their findings on “Social” elements in Project Management and a different view on how to measure project complexity.

1. Doline Tcheunou, Elvis Hatungimana, Jérome Ricoeur, Raoul Schmitz, Tahar Gouenfoud, Students of the Computer Science Master. The title of their presentation was “Towards Measuring Complexity in Project Management: A parameterized Approach”. The Students shared their initial findings on how to model project complexity with the use of Network Modeling. (view the presentation)

2. Boris Bondarenko, Karen Pérez Velasquez, Ignacio Ponce, Aleksandrina Kovacheva, Students of the Computer Science Master. The title of their presentation was “Motivation in Project Management: The Young Workforce”. The Students talked about their findings on what is motivating the new workforce generation. (view the presentation)

3. Ana Gaggero, Xiuyan Jiang, José Miguel López, Petr Elias, Students of the Computer Science Master. The title of their presentation was “Internal Social Network”. The Students presented proposals on how to use Social Network techniques for internal personnel recruitment, job openings promotion and project promotion. (view the presentation)

4. Rikki Dijksman, Loïc Gammaitoni, Anna Giannakou, Giorgos Ziazopoulos, Tom Alff, Students of the Computer Science Master. The title of their presentation was “Achievement-Based Crowd-Sourcing”. The Students presented their research findings about which reward systems engage resources in non-for-profit projects. (view the presentation)

5. Pirlot Kevin, Scott Luke, Boes Jeff, Giacomo Falcone, Students of the Computer Science Master. The title of their presentation was “Video Reporting”. The Students shared their experience on how to use videos as a reporting and communication tool in project management. (view the presentation)

The event was moderated by Asst. Prof. Dr. Sergio Coronado (associé), University of Luxembourg.

11 December 2012 - A bridge between HR and Project Management - a utopian dream or a challenging reality?

This event, having been the next one in the series of interactive events (round tables and a panel), organized by the Luxembourg PMI Chapter, was an excellent opportunity to meet experienced HR professionals and Project Managers and debate together with them around the following topics:

    1. organisational, cross-functional and multidisciplinary challenges within HR and project management
    2. legal and socio-economic aspects
    3. motivation, soft skills
    4. human values, ethics and diversity within HR and project management.
    5. virtual teams, multi-site, multi-national and cross border projects

21 November 2012 - Post Merger Integration: Complexity of post-deal reality

This was a joint event with our Premium Chapter Sponsor, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The speakers shared their experiences and observations on project management in Post Merger Integration. Periods of economic crisis or growth are the right moments for mergers and acquisitions. But what are the concrete post-deal challenges? This event aims at presenting the "project management" perspective of such transformations through case studies and discussions. The speakers were:

Post Merger Integration key steps and pitfalls.
Case study: integration of UniCredit Luxembourg entities

  • Dr. Joachim Beckert, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager at UniCredit Luxembourg
  • Jörg Ackermann, Consulting Partner at PwC Luxembourg

Panel discussion on Post Merger Integration lessons learned and PMI PMBOK® in practice

  • Dr. Joachim Beckert, UniCredit Luxembourg
  • Kim-Andrée Potvin, BNP Paribas Securities Services Luxembourg
  • Carlo Heinz, Independent Engineer
  • François Génaux, Financial Services Consulting Leader at PwC Luxembourg

The presentations are available here.

6 October 2012 - Above and Beyond PMBOK - Eurospace Centre

This event was a collaboration between the Belgium and Luxembourg Chapters with participation from the Lille Branch of Ile-de-France Chapter.

Around 200 project managers from PMI Belgium, PMI Luxembourg and the Lille branch of PMI Ile-de-France Chapter met to share best practices and learn from one another. The schedule was:

  • Welcome by Kris Troukens, PMI Belgium Chapter President
  • The Value of Project Management, by Zbigniew Traczyk, PMI Board Director from Poland
  • Behavioural Competencies for Project Managers, by Nicos Kourounakis
  • Closing address, by Jan McIntyre, Luxembourg Chapter President

There were also sessions on a wide variety of project management topics: soft skills for a project manager, tools like Mindmap, project scheduling using MS Project, lean thinking to make a project manager more efficient, real life project experiences of working under time pressure, how to be a strategic project leader, standard and best practices such as ISO21500, and ethics.

20 September 2012 - Behind the scenes: London 2012 technology team

  • My Own Olympic Games: Behind the scenes experience feedback after working as a volunteer in the London 2012 Technology team - by Razvan-Petru RADU, Web Development program manager at EU Publications Office.
  • The world's largest sports IT contract - by Jordi Cuartero i Esbrí, CTO & Risk Manager at Atos, Olympics and Major Events

This event was presented by PMI Luxembourg Chapter and Technology Managers (tema.lu).

8 March 2012 - Fund Set-Up and Migration: a Project Management Perspective

This event was organised jointly with our Premium Chapter Sponsor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and held at its Luxembourg offices.

The speakers presented their experiences and observations on project management in the funds industry.
The Luxembourg fund industry is very dynamic, and has gone through many transformations over the last decade. This event aimed at presenting the "project management" perspective of such transformations through the analysis of two case studies:

  • The set-up of a new investment vehicle
    Ana Vazquez, Head of Fund Structuring & Domicile at CACEIS Luxembourg
    Xavier Balthazar, Regulatory Partner at PwC Luxembourg
  • The transfer of activities between fund service providers
    Edith Magyarics, Chief Operating Officer at ING Investment Management Luxembourg
    Lionel Nicolas, Consulting Director at PwC Luxembourg

These two interactive presentations were followed by a Q&A session.

The presentations are available here.

1st February 2012 - The New Agile Generation in Project Management

PMI Luxembourg held this event at the Luxembourg University Campus in Limpertsberg.


Every year, the students of the Master in Information and Computer Sciences, of the University of Luxembourg, research the field of Project Management and explore current trends. This year the students shared their findings on agile methods, crunch-time in projects, and how to apply different criteria to select project management software tools.

1. Masoud Tabatabaei, Richard Foersom, Eric Tobias, Students of the Computer Science Maste. The title of their presentation was “Crunch Time in Project Management”. The students talked about their findings on the Crunch Time phenomena, what causes it, and how to manage it. (download the presentation)

2. Mike de Dood, Remus Dobrican, Azemina Husovic, Walter Bronzi, Students of the Computer Science Master. The title of their presentation was “Free vs Commercial Project Management Software”. They talked about their findings on how to select the best-fitting project management tool using a selection criteria and a project scenario. (download the presentation)

3. Blanca Gómez Andrades, Paul Bicheler, Carlos Palacin Rubio, Students of the Computer Science Master. The title of their presentation was “Scrum-ban, scenario to learn it for IT projects”. They presented their learning tool to introduce the Scrum-ban method in IT project teams. (download the presentation)

4. Vaishnavi Rajendran, Avikarsha Mandal, Jérôme Wagener, Sam David Christophe Schmit Van Werweke, Students of the Computer Science Master. The title of their hands-on presentation was “Kanban, another game”. The students introduced the audience to a new game, developed by them, to learn the principles of Kanban. Event attendants were invited to participate too! (download the presentations on using Kanban and the Kanban game)

The event was moderated by:

  • Sylvain Chery, Co-Founder, Director, Agile Partner S.A.
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Sergio Coronado (associé), University of Luxembourg.

2011

8 December 2011 - Risk Management - Project and Enterprise Perspectives

Our speakers shared their experiences and observations in the field of risk management.

  • Hartmut Kapp, PhD PMP CAPM, of Clearstream Services, will talk about PMI best practices for project risk management (PMBoK and PMI Practice Standard for Project Risk Management) applied in projects in the financial services industry. (download the presentation)
  • Laurent Loutsch of Novavia will focus mainly on critical issues and risks like long-term material supply or shortage and long-term energy price variations in partially deregulated environments.
  • Jean-Pierre Willems, Senior Enterprise Solution Adviser, Metroplex Engineering Luxembourg, will share his experience of setting up an Enterprise Risk Management Framework. (download the presentation)

7 July 2011 - Test Project Management: Risk and compliance control

Our speakers shared their experiences and challenges about executing test project management in the satellite, industrial and finance sectors.

  • Rob Smit, Manager of the ING Solution Development Department of the Centre of Excellence Testing Services in The Netherlands, discussed how chain risks impact end-to-end test projects. His presentation is available here.
  • Rainer Stock, project manager at MOOG Luxembourg, explained how to overcome this challenge by implementing effective test management.
  • Maria Dominguez, Senior Ground Systems Engineer at SES Astra TechCom, talked about satellite Payload In-Orbit-Testing Project Management.

24 May 2011 - Biodiversity - A management issue for the 21st century

2010 was the year of biodiversity and the period 2011 to 2020 is the United Nations decade of biodiversity. This event considered what the implications are for constructing infrastructure projects internationally and in a Luxembourgish context from different perspectives: finance, environmental engineering and non-governmental organisation (NGO).
The speakers were:

  • Mr Peter Carter: Chief Environmentalist, EIB (download the presentation and notes)
  • Ms Sandra Cellina: PhD in biology, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures, Environmental Department (download the presentation)
  • Ms Eva Mayerhofer: Environmental expert, Environment, Climate and Social Office (ECSO), EIB (download the presentation)
  • Mr Manou Pfeiffenschneider: Managing Partner, efor-ersa (download the presentation)
  • Mr Frantz Charles Muller: President, Fondation Hëllef fir d'Natur (download the presentation)

We are grateful to the European Investment Bank (EIB, www.eib.org) for hosting the event in their building.

27 April 2011 - Gender perspectives - Towards a common objective: efficient project management

This event was held at at the premises of the CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg city. The event focused on women in project management, and related to the celebration on 8 March 2011 of the hundredth anniversary of International Women´s Day.

The speakers were:

  • Introduction of the event by Jan McIntyre, president of the PMI Luxembourg Chapter
  • How to overcome female and male stereotype for Project Managers by Pascale Marchal Griveaud, Managing Director, Agir Anticiper Durablement and Serge Thill, Executive coach on gender balance, diversity and corporate culture, Accompany
  • Conclusion of the event by Madhumalti Sharma, CTO, FansNextdoor.com

The moderators were:

  • Brigitte Dethier, IT Project Manager, ING Luxembourg
  • Pascale Marchal Griveaud, Managing Director, Agir Anticiper Durablement
  • Clara Moraru, Director and owner, Group Moraru sarl: Languages.lu & Women-leaders.eu
  • Sébastien Pineau, Project leader, CRP Henri Tudor
  • Nicolas J. Ries, Associé-gérant, AIMS Luxembourg
  • Serge Thill, Executive coach, Accompany
  • Martine Wiltzius, Researcher and trainer for managing diversity
  • Nicole Avez-Nana, Managing Director AB-Lux RELOCATION SERVICES & REAL ESTATE

We are grateful for the sponsorship of this event by CRP Henri Tudor.

9 February 2011 - Project Management & Outsourcing: India - Luxembourg Context - Luxembourg

This event was held at at the premises of BGL BNP Paribas, Luxembourg city. The speakers presented their experiences and observations on project management in the context of outsourcing projects with India.

The speakers were:

  • Ashutosh Vaidya, Senior Vice President & Global Head, Wipro BPO Solutions
  • Alain Maquet, Senior Project Manager at Threon Luxembourg

We are grateful for the sponsorship of this event by BGL BNP Paribas.

20 January 2011 - Project Management in Interdisciplinary Research - Luxembourg

This event was held at the University of Luxembourg in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg, where the speakers shared their experiences and challenges about executing projects in an interdisciplinary research environment, Systems Biomedicine, which is part of The Luxembourg Health Sciences and Technologies Plan.

The speakers were:

  • Prof. Dr. Balling, director of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), speaking about the challenges in Systems Biomedicine Interdisciplinary Research.
  • Reyhan Yilmaz, Ronan Huggard, Yang Zhang, Christophe Machtelinckx, Gilles Thoma, Pierre Dziadek, Computer Science Master Students, presenting "Interdisciplinary Project Management, Real-Life Experience"
  • Assistant Professor Dr. Sergio Coronado (associé), discussing "Is Project Management really different in Interdisciplinary Research?")

We are grateful for the sponsorship of this event by the University of Luxembourg.

2010

11 November 2010 - Project management in innovation - Luxembourg

This event was held at the Chambre de Commerce in Luxembourg-Kirchberg, with speakers from Luxinnovation and two companies who are active in product development and innovation in Luxembourg - Goodyear and Delphi.

The speakers were:

  • Ian Cresswell, Senior Executive Advisor, Luxinnovation (presentation available here)
  • Olivier Rahier, Program Manager, Delphi Powertrain Systems (presentation available here)
  • David J. Zanzig, Senior Manager, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (presentation available here)

We are grateful for the sponsorship of this event by all of the organisations involved: Luxinnovation, Delphi Powertrain Systems, and the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
You can read the Business Review article on this event here.

13 October 2010 - Projets de développement économique : le cas de Belval vu des deux côtés de la frontière

This event, in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers, was held at PricewaterhouseCoopers premises in Luxembourg.

Topics and speakers were:

  • Gérer les projets d'aménagement et de développement - Guy Brandenbourger, Directeur, PwC Luxembourg (presentation available here)
  • Le projet français d'Opération d'Intérêt National (OIN) d'Alzette-Belval - Pascal Gauthier, Préfigurateur de l'opération OIN Alzette-Belval (presentation available here)
  • La gestion du projet d'aménagement de Belval dans le Sud du Luxembourg : un puzzle en plusieurs dimensions - Vincent Delwiche, Directeur général, Agora (presentation available here)

Please note that the presentations are in French.
You can read the Business Review article on this event here.

7 July 2010 - Building a trusted construction framework through Project Management

We are grateful for the sponsorship of this event by Paul Wurth.

At this event at the European Investment Bank, our speakers shared their experiences and observations on project management in the construction sector:

  • Philipp Horn, Strategy & Operational Management, Facilities Management - European Investment Bank (presentation available here)
  • Philippe Wetzel, Head of Business Development, Civil Construction - Paul Wurth (presentation available here)
  • Jos Dell, Representative of the OAI - Architect at m3 architectes (presentation available here)

15 June 2010 - PMI Luxembourg Chapter Inaugural Event

This event at the Cat Club, Luxembourg, celebrated the foundation of the PMI Luxembourg Chapter.

We are grateful to infeurope, Sogeti and PricewaterhouseCoopers for their sponsorship of this event.

We also thank paperJam and Business review for their coverage of the event. You can find the paperJam article here and their photos of the event here. A copy of tbe Business Review article is here.

2009

December 10 2009: PMI meets HERMES - A Pragmatic Approach to Project Management

We are grateful for the sponsorship of this event by the Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Ernst & Young and Printstar.

This event, introducing the HERMES project management method, was a collaboration between the Project Management Institute Belgium Chapter - Luxembourg Section, the students of the Master degree course in Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Luxembourg, the Groupe de Travail HERMES Luxembourg, and the Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor.

An unusual aspect was that the production of the event itself was undertaken - very efficiently and effectively - by the students, the objective being to offer them a chance to learn about real-life project management.

The presentations were as follows:

  • Introduction to the event (presentation available here)
  • Louis BELLE, CIO HES-SO and University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland: The HERMES Project Management method, present and future (presentation available here)
  • Michel LOOS, President of Technology Managers.lu (tema.lu), the society of technology managers: HERMES in the field - differences between theory and practice (presentation available here)
  • Roundtable: Are Project Management methods the key to ensure projects are within time, budget, quality and scope? - Moderator: Dr. Sergio CORONADO, University of Luxembourg. Participants: Louis BELLE; Michel LOOS; Pascal LHOAS, CRP Henri Tudor; Marc BLAU, PMI (presentation available here)

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29 September 2009: Implementing Project Portfolio Management

We are grateful to PricewaterhouseCoopers Luxembourg for its sponsorship and hosting of this event.

Speakers from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the European Parliament and RBC Dexia Investor Services presented:

  • Models for the governance of your investments with Portfolio Management
  • Case Study 1: Enhancing Governance and Planning Processes at the European Parliament
  • Case Study 2: Portfolio Management at RBC Dexia IS

This event was organised by PMI Belgium Chapter, Luxembourg Section.

The following presentations are available:

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers - Models for the governance of your investments with Portfolio Management (download)
  • Case Study 1: Enhancing Governance and Planning Processes at the European Parliament (download)

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18-20 May 2009: PMI Global Congress 2009 - EMEA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

PMI Global Congress 2009 - EMEA offered programmes to help increase your knowledge about the latest project management approaches, and improve your ability to face emerging challenges.The congress presented over 70 educational sessions in 11 Areas of Focus, covering a wide range of topics with targeted sessions for beginners to advanced level practitioners.

Details at congresses.pmi.org/EMEA2009

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7 May 2009: Creation of a film - managing the project

We are grateful to the Luxembourg Film Fund for its sponsorship of this event.

Our speakers, Mr. Guy Daleiden, Managing Director of the Luxembourg Film Fund, and Mr. Nicolas Steil, President & CEO of IRIS Productions SA, shared their experiences and observations in creating a film in Luxembourg.

The following topics were covered:

  • The strategy of the Luxembourg government related to film industry
  • The different aids proposed by the Luxembourg government in the field
  • The duties of managers and directors
  • Challenges, main stages, risks in the execution of a project in the field
  • Project management principles that can be applied
  • Conclusions drawn from a case study.

This event was presented by PMI Belgium Chapter, Luxembourg Section.

The speakers' presentations can be downloaded:

  • Mr. Daleiden's presentation here
  • Mr. Steil's presentation here

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5 February 2009 : An Agile Experience - You Take Control to Maximize the Value of the Session

We are grateful to Agile Partner, gp3 and Optima Consulting for their sponsorship of this event

This was a joint event of Agile Interest Group Luxembourg (AIGLU) and PMI Belgium Chapter - Luxembourg Section.

This original session was managed as an agile project. The participants prioritised the proposed discussion topics according to their interest, and the agenda was then defined collaboratively by the panel of speakers and the audience, and organised in iterative sessions to benefit from early feedback and adapt to changes.

The following presentations from this event can be downloaded:

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2008

4 December 2008: Creation of an investment fund - managing the project

We are grateful to Ernst & Young for their sponsorship of this event.

Our speakers, Mr. Peter Braun of Tecxellence and Ms. Tara Geraghty of NautaDutilh, discussed their experiences and observations in creating and managing a fund in Luxembourg, covering the following topics:

  • The legal and regulatory aspects of setting up a fund
  • The duties of managers and directors
  • Project management principles that can be applied
  • Conclusions drawn from a case study

Their presentations can be downloaded:

  • Mr. Braun's presentation here
  • Ms. Geraghty's presentation here

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20 November 2008: PRINCE2 / PMBOK: how do they compare?

We are grateful to QRP MMI and KeyJob for their sponsorship of this event.

Our speakers shared with us their experience in applying PRINCE2 and PMBOK project management methodologies.

  • PRINCE2© - Best Practice in Project Management: Marco Zafimahova, QRP MMI (presentation available here)
  • Prince 2 : Practitioner's Experience Report: Sven Mertes, Luxembourg Air Rescue (presentation available here)
  • PMBOK© (PMP) and PRINCE2© (Practitioner) Face-to-Face: Dr. Sergio Coronado, University of Luxembourg (presentation available here)

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30 September 2008: Applying Lean Six Sigma to the Service Industry: a real methodology to sustain your competitive advantage!

We are grateful to Ulysses Consulting and AIT Group for their sponsorship of this event.

The root of both Lean and Six Sigma started at a time when the greatest pressure for quality and speed were on manufacturing. We have since seen its application in the service industry explode. Complementing the Project Management approach with a methodology such as Lean Six Sigma enables you to measure and provide a consistent level of service to your customer base. Our speakers covered the following topics:

  • Concepts and advantages of Lean Six Sigma: Robert Becker, Director of Business Excellence, AIT Group, Luxembourg (presentation available here)
  • Individual Capacity Screening: Boris Modestus, Managing Partner, Ulysses Consulting, Luxembourg (presentation available here)
  • Case Study - Optimizing the NAV-Transfer process as a Lean Six Sigma project within Société Générale in Luxembourg and realised benefits: Yves Back, Head of Operation, Société Générale, Luxembourg (If you would like a copy of Mr. Back's presentation, please contact us at)

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Saturday 27 September 2008: PMI Benelux Day, Sint-Laureins, Belgium (www.pmibeneluxday.org)

This event was free to members of PMI Belgium Chapter (to which Luxembourg Section is attached) and PMI Netherlands Chapter.

We were very pleased to have had three speakers from Luxembourg at the event:

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4 June 2008: Railway Transportation Project Management

We are grateful to Sun Microsystems Luxembourg for their sponsorship of this event; their presentation can be downloaded here.

Our speakers shared their experience in the Railway Transportation sector in the areas of:

  • Public-Private Investment concept
  • Life Cycle Cost computation
  • RAMS (Reliability Availability Maintainability Safety) and Earned Value calculation
  • How project management concepts are applied in the domain of Railway Transportation
  • Decision making process in a multicultural environment
  • Consensus management

The speakers were:

  • Jean-Pierre WILLEMS - senior consultant at Metropolex Project Engineering - Luxembourg (presentation available here)
  • Ny Tiana Tournier - project manager at the European Railway Agency (presentation available here)

A short article about the event is available here.

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2007

11 December 2007: Agile approaches to project management

We are grateful to infeurope for their sponsorship of this event; their presentation can be downloaded here.

Interest in agile methodologies continues to grow, and the use of these methodologies presents new challenges for project management. How are agile development projects best managed? What are the agile approaches to project management?

Our speakers shared their considerable experience of the issues involved, and presented their views on how these challenges can be met. They were:

  • Sylvain Chery - co-founder of Agile Partner, a software development services company based in Luxembourg (presentation available here)
  • Thomas Stober - Release Architect for IBM WebSphere Portal and the key driver of the move towards Agile Development within his development organisation (presentation available here)

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27 September 2007: What's in the queue for our future Project Managers? Lessons learned from performing projects with IT students

While teaching project management at the UAS Kaiserslautern, Professor Adrian M�ller, PMP, became the sponsor of projects performed by the IT students for their clients. His presentation described his observations, when the new generation of IT students formed teams, gathered information and executed their projects - at an initial point of their professional career.

Professor M�ller's presentation can be downloaded here

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11 June 2007: Project Management and IT Outsourcing, embracing the reality of a transformation

In 2004 Cargolux implemented a PMI-based Project Management Methodology for all of its IT projects. At the same time Cargolux outsourced its entire IT division into a spin-off company CHAMP. Our speakers described how both companies embraced these challenges:

  • Mr. Henrik Ambak and Mrs. Gitte Nielsen from Cargolux (presentation available here)
  • Mr. Arnaud Lambert from CHAMP (presentation available here)

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22 May 2007: How to communicate in Projects - Experience, Tips and Tricks

Inadequate understanding of the interests the different stakeholders and inadequate support of the users leads to a poorly defined scope and even to project failure. Here we learnt how project communication can help to improve the expectation management, in order to reduce the risk of project failure.

Our keynote speaker for this event was Mr. Guy Kerger - General Manager, MindForest (presentation available here).

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2006

21 June 2006: How Arcelor Headquarters' ICT is maximizing business process value with a large multi-national project portfolio

Our keynote speaker for this event was Mr. Carlo Gambucci - CIO, Arcelor Corporate

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