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Why a conference on innovation?
The project management profession has a huge body of knowledge full of proven methods, tools and processes for project success. And this body of knowledge is constantly evolving. Market challenges, technical innovations, and new organizational concepts introduce new ways of working, and make others less relevant.
Celebrating PMI's 50th anniversary, the Switzerland Chapter is organizing this conference, addressing experienced professionals who have “seen it all, done it all”, and still want to learn more, expand their skillset, mindset, and toolset.
We have invited expert speakers who share their innovative experiences in project management. No science-fiction, all practical inspiration for participants to apply to their own projects and organizations.
And, there’s even more! Participants will not only gain practical inspiration from the speakers, but also from their peers. We invite you to take part in the “SIX Networking Challenge”, sharing ideas with your peers while networking!
The result? You’ll leave with a head full of field-tested ideas from experts on stage, and from your peers – to be applied in your own projects and organizations.
Why should you attend?
Inspiration: listen to inspiring keynotes and breakout sessions with expert speakers
- Networking: connect with other project professionals, take part in the “SIX Networking Challenge”, and win an attractive price
Evening reception: continue the discussions with the speakers and other professionals during the evening reception, and have fun playing "Innovation Games"
Applicability: implement what you’ve learned in your business life
PDUs: PMI members earn 10 PDUs across the PMI Talent Triangle®
Celebration: celebrate PMIs 50th anniversary by feeling proud to be part of a profession that transforms the world
Ticket prices start at 350 CHF.
Welcome and Keynote Speakers (click to show more/less)
Head Open Innovation, SIX
Lisa Leyla Yerebakan
Junior Open Innovation, SIX
"How to bring together crazy innovators and structured project managers?"
Digitalisation has enabled us to dramatically increase the pace of getting products to clients quickly. Flat hierarchies, un-subordinated millennials and the global war for talent makes it increasingly challenging for organisations who manage by process, hierarchy and clear structures to meet the constant need for novelty that clients and users request. During his presentation, Edward will try to provide a different perspective on why structure matters and how people can bring together innovation with broader corporate processes.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Schuhmacher,
Senior Manager PwC Switzerland
Director of Transformation Assurance PwC Switzerland
"The Future of Project Management is Predictive! - AI will revolutionize the Project Management Practice - Are you ready?"
The future of all sectors will be radically changed by new digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) subsuming various technologies including predictive analytics, natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, facial recognition or image and video analysis. AI will disrupt the business of many sectors – hence, AI will also change the future role of PM and PPM and the way of how projects and portfolios of projects are managed, steered, prioritized and how resources are allocated. The vision of an artificial and automated PM and PPM environment is close to be realized. Predictive portfolio systems are in planning, and respective projects analytics tools do already exist.
Breakout Session Speakers (click to show more/less)
Founder&CEO Flow Sphere AG
"Project Managers in the Agile Enterprise – Is the role still required?"
Agility is spreading throughout the enterprises and affects everything.
Based on real world large scale SAFe transformations, we will explore the following questions:
How does Agile at scale affect the organizational setup and what happens with the role of the traditional project manager?
Is there a place for project managers in an Agile enterprise
What is the personal transformation a project manager has to undergo?
Head Innovation Global Wealth Management, UBS AG
"Innovation - where are the opportunity spaces for the Swiss service industry?"
To be innovative in a 150 year old environment is much more complex and difficult than building up a new startup. But this is what the most of us have to do every day to remain successful in the market. There are some good hacks we can learn from other cultures (i.e. China) and companies to be more successful. As Head of Innovation for Global Wealth Management I have seen and learned a lot of things – and I have the great opportunity to test these methodologies in live cases. In my short briefing I will share with you the three most important “game changers” you can use immediately in your projects.
Accredited Certified Coach and Consultant for Leading Business Innovation, newturn
“A different answer to what drives productive business innovation”
Why Design Thinking is always the first “answer” when we need Innovation while Project Management is not even mentioned? And why Design Thinking workshops and training fail to deliver on the promise of innovative breakthrough in most organisations?
If your innovation teams are struggling to generate expected value, they might be lacking good project management. Let’s consider a new formula where Project Management is key to ROI of innovation efforts.
Don’t wait for the culture change, instead discover how you can quickly increase your capability for creative thinking, human needs analysis and asking the right focal questions.
Technical Program Manager / SAP Certification Lead, Google
"Simple is better: why sophisticated Project Management methodologies don't work"
PM’s are often tempted to use complex management tools and methods to expose their level of engagement and mastery. Instead efficiency, this leads to repeating cycle of hype around new tools. Dispersed focus result in lower quality of deliverables or/and higher failure rate of the projects in portfolio.
This presentation will talk about how to avoid sophistication trap, and how to leverage simple tools of excel, google docs, and shared space to maintain a high ratio of cooperation among the team.
Norun Laahne Thomassen
Certified Coach & Cultural Transformation Consultant, aequilibre
“Effective conflict management – a source of creativity and innovation”
Conflict is a natural and inevitable part of our interactions with others. It is the tension that keeps people striving to adapt, evolve, change and grow. The existence of conflict is therefore not the problem, but rather how it is handled. Learning to manage conflict effectively is an essential life skill that can be a source of creativity and innovation both in your private and professional life.
Founded in 2001, the PMI Switzerland Chapter is Switzerland’s largest project management association, with over 1’700 members. It is a chapter of PMI®, the leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession, serving more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve organizational success and further mature the profession.
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For this conference, a dedicated team of project management professionals from Allianz Suisse, Atos, SIX and Zurich Insurance is working together to create an inspirational and entertaining program for their colleagues, for PMI members, and for all other project professionals in Switzerland.