Dear Members,

you are invited to the informal gathering PM4Beer, on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 6 p.m. See you at Kratochwill Restaurant in BTC.

The meeting is intended for all PMI Slovenia members, so that we can spent some time together informally, and forge acquaintances and friendships that originate from project management that we all have in common.

Please register for the gathering to make it easier to arrange a table reservation.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Join us, on Thursday, June 26, at 5pm for a discussion on the importance of leadership style for successful projects.

Have you ever felt that we should be working in environment where projects are running smooth, the team cooperates well, everyone’s voice is being recognized, we all feel understood, our ideas and work is valued, there is a good team spirit, knowledge sharing and personal growth is present, sharing and caring about each other is intrinsic, we have great performance and over all on job satisfaction is high?

There are many factors that contribute or impede having such kind of work environment. One of them which contributes with great importance is leadership style and mindset.

Let’s discuss the servant leadership, what it is, how to be one and its importance for the project success and overall satisfaction.

servant leadership Zoran Smrzlić

Zoran Smrzlić is a project professional, with 20 years’ experience, promotor of good ideas and practices. Person with strong leadership skills always in pursuit to understand and to seek answers. Proven in closing difficult projects in different industries. As Project manager worked in Telco, Utilities, Oil&Gas and Retail industries. Have lead teams from 5 people on innovative product ideation and development projects and up to 50+ people on large scale IT systems implementation projects.

The event is free, non-members are also invited. Accreditation holders will receive 2 PDUs. The presentation will be held in Slovene.

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You are invited to the next PM4Real event Agile inside PMO - how to be collaborative?, which will be on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 5 pm online.

PMO plays a vital role inside the organization towards the business excellence and organizational goal. Does the flavor of agile help to empower the organizational objectives? Mr. Mahesh says yes, agile concepts can ensure work is aligned with strategy, and teams work on the right thing, in the best way. In turn, an agile way of working maximizes value and minimizes risk for the enterprise.

Being agile means turning into creative problem-solvers, rapid responders, and iterative collaborators who turn feedback into innovation.

It is a fact that in today’s immediate and dynamic environment, a change from pure traditional PMO to little agile flavor, Mr. Mahesh says hybrid environment is always good for business success.

Join us and let’s together discuss how to be an agile collaborative.

Mahesh EV, (PMP®, PRINCE2®, ASM®, CSPM, CSAPM, BVOPMTM, LSS-BB, CLPM) is a Program Manager with more than 12 years of industrial experiences in Thermal, Oil & Gas and Renewable energy sectors. He is currently working with ReNew Power from India as a Program manager. He has MBA in Project management & B-Tech in Mechanical Engineering. He is a senior official of International Association of Project Managers (IAPM) – Metropolitan Areas of New Delhi, Calicut (Kerala) & Trivandrum (Kerala).

The event will be held in English.

PM4Real is dedicated to PMs for practice sharing and networking. It is free of charge; non-members are also welcomed. Accreditation holders will receive 2 PDUs.

Join PMI Slovenia members for sharing, Q&A, discussion, and networking!

Join us, on the next PM4Real event on Thursday, 21st of April 2022, at 5pm to explore how to deal with crisis and stressful times in project management. PM4Real is dedicated to PMs for practice sharing and networking.

We have also prepared a Zoom meeting for all those who will not be able to attend the meeting live.

The event is free of charge, non-members are also welcomed. Accreditation holders will receive 2 PDUs (1 strategic + 1 technical).

Not a single project is executed in a perfect way. On every project they are obstacles that must be overcome, if we want that project is successful. It is not necessary that we have a crisis moment in every project, but some stressful times are guaranteed. Pressure from stakeholders generates changes and changes increases the complexity of the management task, jeopardizing cost, and project certainty. That is why it is said that Project Manager (PM) is no doubt one of the most stressful jobs out there, as the PM is directly responsible and accountable for the success or failure of a project.

Some PMs believed that they can handle and cope with the high level of stress but there are some who are ignoring or refuse to recognize that they are under stress. The experience of stress is not only impacting the cognitive and behavioral performance, it can also have a negative impact on your personal health, wellbeing, and family life. You might not able to change the amount of stress you have on a daily basis, but you can change how you deal with it. It is important to manage the stress before it becomes more and more difficult to handle and manage.

Join us and let’s together discuss about stress and crises in project management.

krizne situacije

Marko Golob has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master's degree in Business Administration. Beside a certificate from Engineering Chamber of Slovenia he is also PMP certified. Marko has a strong Project Management background working in different expert areas from designing machinery to building petrol stations. After almost 10 years in engineering, he has switched his career to IT and become Project Manager at Adacta. He is currently writing a scientific article about Proactive behavior at Project work, which will open the door for doctoral study.

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We invite you to the PM4Real event, March 17 at 5 pm. The event is intended for new and existing members. We decided to do this event hybrid, so you can join us live on the premises of Endava or via Zoom.

In the first part, we will make an orientation presentation for new members, which can also be useful for existing members if you may have already forgotten something.

We will introduce you to the benefits of membership:

In the second part we will have kick-off projects and activities of our association. Some of you have already signed up with answers in the active membership questionnaire to participate in projects such as:

The rest of you who haven't applied for these activities and would like to, you are more than welcome to join us and together we will co-create the purpose of our association.

Dear Members,

The year has come around and it’s time for our General Assembly 2022. We look forward to reuniting, even though online. Together, we will look at what good we have done for our community of project managers over the past year. We will welcome the new members and also the new members of the Executive Board, as this year we will hold elections before our annual General Assembly. We will also prepare and present the annual and financial report. We can't wait to see what the annual plan for 2022 brings us.

So join us on February 17, 2022 at 5 p.m. Please confirm your participation by registering.

Kind regards, PMI Slovenia, Ljubljana Chapter

At the first PM4Real in 2022, we would like to present three examples of good practices of active membership. The first example is meetings intended for project managers who already have a certain level of knowledge of English and want to maintain it, who want to share knowledge from our field of expertise through a group discussion and at the same time develop a network of international contacts. The second example is the Projects from the future project. The last example we would like to present is the Light up 360 event.

We invite you to consider and suggest what good practices we could add to the work of our association and implement them this year. The event is free of charge and will take place online.

In the first part, Marjana Skubic, M.Sc., PMP, will present free advanced English courses for project managers from PMI Lima, Peru Chapter, Academy of English for project managers and other collaborative chapters. The courses were led by coaches from countries around the world and they rounded off their activities in 2021 with the Intercultural Meet & Greet for project managers event. This year, PMI Turkey is also preparing similar courses within the framework of these courses. Members of PMI Slovenia, Ljubljana can attend these courses as students, coaches or project managers of a Session of courses or events. There are also opportunities for PMI Slovenia, Ljubljana to work together with these chapters, or even establish an Academy of English for Project Managers PMI Slovenia, Ljubljana. We will also be joined by a guest Mr. Martin Samuel Figueroa Perez, new head of the Academy of English, PMI Lima, Peru.

In the second part, Alenka Slabe, PMP, will present the Projects from the future project, which aims to spread knowledge and culture of project management among children. Projects from the future is a great learning tool for introducing project management in primary schools. It was recognized as a good practice by the global PMI® Association and it was published as a material in 15 languages ​​at the PMIEF - Educational Foundation, which enables young people to realize their potential and enrich their lives through project management. We also translated it into Slovene and presented its use to teachers in many Slovene primary schools.

In the third part, Uroš Orehek will present the Light up 360 event. It is an event where project managers from the PMI community compete for the best 360-second presentation. They present and share their valuable knowledge and experience from practice, therefore the event is very interesting also for the audience. Light up 360 brings together five PMI chapters from northern Italy, Croatia, Austria, Slovenia and Hungary. In the end, participants have the opportunity to vote for their favorite presentation. The best three presentations receive prizes.

Marjana Skubic, M.Sc., has been an active member of PMI Slovenia, Ljubljana chapter since 2020. She participated in the organization of the conference Together in Excellence 2021. Last year she was also a mentor in two Advanced English courses for project managers and a project manager of the International Meet & Greet event for project managers and she regularly attends PM4Real events. She has more years of managing mostly IT projects and has certificates: CompTIA project +, PMP, PSM I, Agile Hybrid Project Pro.

alenka slabe

Alenka Slabe is a PMP licenced project manager with 20 years of international and cross industry experience. She develops business and leadership skills of teams and managers who want to excel in efficiency and productivity. As a former president of PMI Slovenia and an active member of this organization she is engaged in conferences and PM initiatives. At the Light Up 360 event that was held in May 2021 within 5 countries in the region she won the prize for the best presenter.

uros orehek

Uroš Orehek, M.Sc., has been an active member of PMI Slovenia since 2019 and also serves on the Executive Board. He participated in the organization of the LighUp 360 event in Slovenia in 2020 as a project manager and in 2021 as a co-organizer of the LighUp 360 event in Hungary. In 2021, he moderated some PM4Real events. He actively participates in projects and events of the association, where he gathers experience and transfers it to the industrial environment.

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PMI Slovenia is inviting you to the last networking event PM4Beer in this year. The event will be held on 2nd December 2021, from 6-9 pm at the Pivnica Union, Celovška cesta 22, Ljubljana. The main event's topic will be PMI volunteering and its options.

We invite everyone who are already collaborating on our project as well as everyone who wish to collaborate or who wish to know more about options of volunteering. Together we can do more for the PM community! More about membership you can read here.

This will be an informal networking with food included.

See you!

Limited vacancy for the event. The event will be held only if the current health situation and restrictions will allow it.

Join us, on the next PM4Real event on Thursday, 18th November 2021, at 5 pm to explore agile way of working in hybrid/remote work model on a real project example in pandemic times. The presentation of the topic and discussion will be led by Suzana Rakovič. We will meet online on Zoom.

The event is free, non-members are also invited. Accreditation holders will receive 2 PDU points.

Agile Project Management Approach

The pandemic is shifting everyone's perception of how we approach work. Over the past year and half the whole world has woken up to the fact that working from home is viable, and we are seeing more flexibility from clients about incorporating homeworking into our delivery model. In Endava, we are enabling our teams to both work from home and from an office, to get the best of both worlds – we call it the hybrid work model.

Let's explore through a real Agile project example, how a delivery team works using the hybrid work model, what challenges we have, how we overcome the lack of in-person interaction and collaboration. Be ready to hear more on the Agile delivery model we are using as well.

suzana rakovic agilni pristop vodenja projektov

Suzana Rakovič is a dedicated Product Owner and Senior Business Analyst with 25+ years of experience in Tech Industry. She left a mark on variety of projects for Airline, Payment, e-Commerce, Gaming, Mobile solutions, ERP Systems, Banking, Retail domains, etc. On projects, she is mainly in role of a Business Analyst, Project manager or Product Owner. She is an expert for leading agile teams to deliver on time while creating backlog out of chaos. She has experience working with different delivery models (waterfall / agile), in distributed teams, including multiple suppliers, in different work models: onsite, hybrid and fully remote - collaborating across time zones.

The event will be held in English for an international audience. Otherwise, will be conducted in Slovene.

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Join us, on the next PM4Real event on Thursday, the 21st of October 2021, at 5pm to explore practical tools and practices for project stakeholders’ management. The presentation of the topic and discussion will be led by Alenka Slabe. We will meet live at the Endava company in Ljubljana.

The event is free, non-members are also invited. Accreditation holders will receive 2 PDU points.

How To Manage Difficult Stakeholders On The Project

Projects do not exist in isolation. Even if there is a defined brief, budget, program and scope of work the project is still subject to external influences. The project exists within an environment, populated by all those who have a particular stake or interest in the outcome of the project. This environment and the expectations of stakeholders represent significant risk to a project. It is unlikely that the requirements of all stakeholders will coincide, and they will seek to influence the project in order to meet their own requirements. Pressure from stakeholders generates change and change increases the complexity of the management task, jeopardizing cost, and project certainty.

However, if the views of project stakeholders are not addressed and if stakeholders are not involved in the development of the project, then the project is unlikely to deliver optimum value for all involved. It is important that project managers strike the right balance between stakeholder involvement and isolation of the project from external influence to achieve delivery on cost and time but also to maximize benefit for the client and his stakeholders.

Let’s find out about strategy for successful Stakeholders Management and discuss about best practices how to use them on the projects to improve communication, relationship, and overall success of the project.

alenka slabe delezniki na projektu

Alenka Slabe is a PMP licenced project manager with 20 years of international and cross industry experience. She develops business and leadership skills of teams and managers who want to excel in efficiency and productivity. As a former president of PMI Slovenia and an active member of this organization she is engaged in conferences and PM initiatives. At the Light Up 360 event that was held in May 2021 within 5 countries in the region she won the prize for the best presenter.

The event will be held in Slovene, but if there will be anyone among us who does not speak Slovene, we will conduct the event in English.

In case the restrictions due to Covid-19 are tightened and the event cannot be performed live, we will perform it online via the Zoom platform. The PCT condition applies for all participants.

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