The PMI Sweden Chapter is holding a two-day congress on the 9th – 10th March 2020. In its 10th year and with delegates increasing yearly, this congress has a winning formula. It is the largest Scandinavian meeting for Project, Portfolio and Program Management. Promoted as a ‘Passion for Projects’ the PMI Sweden Chapter Congress theme will be Orchestrating Project in a Transformative World.
PMI’s Sweden Chapter Congress will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Congress Malmö Live set in the heart of the city. This is a cash-free hotel designed for a safer stay for guests and visitors.
Clarion Hotel and Congress Malmö Live
Dag Hammarskjölds torg 2
211 18 Malmö
PMI Sweden Chapter Congress is offering four Keynote Speakers, 25 Seminars, Networking and for an additional cost a Master Class which is for English speaking delegates only.
Ami Hemviken – ‘Commitment and motivation in projects – how does that relate to creativity and innovation?’ Ami is one of Sweden’s top lecturers in communication, job satisfaction, rhetoric and leadership with over 10 years’ experience, winning the Swedish title ‘Speaker of the year 2017’. In her keynote address, Ami will offer her insights about engagement and how to create a good, vibrant culture at work. Ami will explain why this is important and offer hands-on techniques to use every day.
Michael Gates – ‘High-Performing Multicultural Project Teams.’ Michael is one of the world’s leading cross-cultural trainers and commentators. Michael will offer his insights, based on his research of the challenges working in multicultural project teams. Using the Lewis Model, a model of culture, Michael will explain how to understand the dynamics of multicultural teams leading to improved communication. During his keynote address, Michael will offer his insights on diverse approaches that can help manage conflicts of values, resulting in increased engagement and improved performance.
Annika Rosendahl, PMP – ‘Finding time for Leadership’. Annika is a senior leader in project and line management. Annika will offer her leadership insights where leaders can lead with empathy, caring for their employees and how they use their time. By following Annika’s tips employee focus will lead to circumstances that make each individual and team able to perform at their best. Annika will also discuss time management where time should be spent connecting with people as well as managing your inbox and your filled schedule.
Michael Nir, President Sapir Consulting US, ‘My Quest for Business Agility – the good bad and ugly of Lean, Agile and DevOps transformations.’ Michael is an enterprise Lean Agile DevOps expert with clients around the world. Michael has taken over 10 years to make the transition from improving manufacturing environments with Lean, to conceptualizing agility within software and hardware organizations. Michael will offer his insights on the essential ingredients required for successful lean agile and DevOps change initiatives. He will discuss what makes or breaks agile change in organizations. Overall tips will include:
- Keep the approach simple-Digital transformation must be simple.
- Team agility without organizational flow and continual focus on DevOps is a wasted effort.
- A culture of change leading from the outside in will fail to deliver results. Success will depend on continuous daily improvement.
- Identify scaling patterns for your organization. Scaling agility, can be safe but often it isn’t because the right business problem is not being solved – scaling is about the emergence of failures.
There are 25 fast-paced seminars to select from over the two days. We took a closer look at a selection of them.
Mark Anthony ‘ESS World’s first fully sustainable research facility’. Mark Anthony is Project Director at The European Spallation Source (ESS), a 2B€ multi-disciplinary research facility currently under construction in Lund. Mark will offer his insights on the complexities of the build which has an architectural design that reflects the ESS Organisation. Mark will discuss ESS’s core values of excellence, collaboration, and openness. Mark will also offer his insights on how the once the facility is completed scientists will be able to investigate new materials that will help contribute to a better, more sustainable world, without polluting it while doing the research.
Marisa Silva PMO and PPM ‘Gaining from disorder: anti-fragility in project management.’ Marisa believes passionately in the value of PMO’s and Project Management and is the co-author of the only APM-accredited courses for PMO leaders. Marisa will offer her insights on why current uncertainty might be creating fragile projects that break at minimal stress. Marisa will offer a fresh new perspective about uncertainty in projects aimed at designing antifragility projects. Marisa will offer delegates an opportunity to self-assess the level of fragility of their projects and explain practical tools on how to be comfortable with the uncomfortable.
Henrik Olofsson, Global Key Account Manager at Celemi, ‘Agile Move’. Celemi provides organizations business simulations where participants can break down complex topics and link them to their organization. Using this simulation Henrik will offer an interactive seminar and with his insights on the principles: Apply, Act and Adapt. Delegates will work in teams using the highly competitive and engaging simulation to discover the benefits of agile principles which can easily be applied to daily work processes.
Professor Ralf Müller is a PMI Fellow and chief editor of the Project Management Journal. Ralf will present his 2019 IPMA Global Research Award ‘Balanced leadership – a project-specific form of leadership.’ Ralf will offer his results and insights of this PMI funded global study. Ralf will explain a new form of leadership called horizontal leadership, where the project manager empowers one of the team members as a temporary leader and monitors this leader through their part of the project. Ralf’s research also shows that leadership authority will shift throughout a project from the project manager and team members to the best possible leader at any given point in time. This is called balanced leadership. During his presentation Ralf will address the following issues:
- The situational contingencies for changes in leadership authority.
- The types of tasks that are delegated.
- The socio-cognitive requirements for coordinating these shifts in leadership authority.
- The impact it has on project results.
Eva Vati, CEO, and Founder of VATI and board member for listed companies on the Stockholm Stock exchange. ‘If you can dream it, you can achieve it – how to integrate sustainability into Project Management.’ Eva will offer her insights Agenda 2030 and 17 Development Goals, probably the largest project in the world. Eva will offer a new perspective about sustainability in project management, where projects and project management can help our society to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In this inspiring seminar, Eva will explain that by being a force of change delegates can transform the world into a better world. Eva will also offer practical tools on how to integrate sustainable development goals into project management.
Johan Oldbring is an Art Producer at Massive Entertainment. ‘So you just play games all day? ‘Johan has over 15 years’ experience in the games industry, where developing video games is a passionate, competitive and quickly evolving industry. He has had project management roles within different departments. Johan will offer his insights on how working with projects involving hundreds of people in multiple countries where “fun” is a major component can be challenging. Johan will discuss some of the aspects that make game development unique and how to keep both developers and fans engaged and happy while delivering a high-quality product on time.
Christina Sirenius PMP and Mahssa Karimi PMP both work for AstraZeneca. ‘Leading teams towards a common and agreed communication strategy.’ Both Christina and Mahssa are drug project coordinators and engagement leads within a global portfolio and project management. Using AstraZeneca as a case study based on their experiences on how to drive teams to one common way of working. Christina and Mahssa will offer their insights on how to implement information/communication tools when reorganizing within the pharma industry to ensure transparency and common communication culture.
Networking and Exhibitors
The sponsors, who are also the exhibitors and delegates can meet during the breaks for a chance to network. Delegates can take the opportunity to look at the exhibitors’ products and services many of which are hands-on demonstrations.
Master Class is a workshop for English speaking PMO managers and will be held directly before Passion for Projects starts. Lunch is inclusive and will be served after the workshop. Seats are limited.
Developing PMOs into a Profession – Your own Vision and Strategy. This unique class is aimed at PMO Managers and PMO responsibilities. During the course PMO’s will learn:
- What their organizations look like now
- What potentials and changes they need to do to have successful organizations from the present until 2025
- Specific information regarding your industry will be provided during the course which will offer you the best possible outcome from this course
Event and Registration Details
- PMI Sweden Chapter members £300.52
*PMI Europa Pass members £300.52
- Non- members £396.68
*To receive a PMI Europa Pass price, contact your chapter for a discount code, to be used when booking.
- PMI Sweden Chapter members £216.37
- Non- members £240.41
If you need a place to stay we reviewed two top hotels close to the Clarion Hotel and Congress Malmö Live, The Best Western Hotel Royal and Hotel Duxiana.
Best Western Hotel Royal
Norra Vallgatan 94
211 22 Malmö
The Best Western Hotel Royal is a three-star hotel approximately 0.4miles from the Clarion Hotel and Congress Malmö Live. The Best Western Hotel Royal is a popular venue with customers on business trips. The hotel is old but, there has been a lot of renovation and it is in an excellent location if you want to walk and eat in the city center which is just 2 minutes away. The rooms are fairly large and the beds are comfortable. A two-night stay costs £147.00.
1 Maester Johansgatan
211 21 Malmö
The Hotel Duxiana is a four-star hotel situated approximately 01.mile from the Clarion Hotel and Congress Malmö Live. The hotel is very clean and airy with a modern boutique feel. The free Wi-Fi works well and at a reasonable speed for a hotel. The beds are comfortable. The best thing about this hotel is the staff, all of them speak excellent English and are extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the local area. A two-night stay costs £239.00.
This PMI Sweden Chapter Congress is Passion for Projects. The Seminars are thought-provoking and the Keynote Speakers are inspirational. The Master Class, designed for English speaking PMO managers offers the additional opportunity to network with like-minded delegates.
The exhibitors are mainly hands-on demonstrations and offer not just their products and services, but will try to help solve problems as well as offering advice on best practices. Networking is an invaluable tool and there are plenty of opportunities after the seminars to meet your peers and make some European contacts.