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PMI Lebanon Chapter newsletter Q3 2018

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PMI Lebanon Chapter newsletter Q3 2018

  1. 1. PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter Quarter 3, 2018 Contact Us | Our Website
  2. 2. Contents Word from PMI Lebanon Chapter PMI Lebanon Chapter National Conference Monthly Talks July / August / September Lebanon Chapter Events  Lego Workshop  The Second Professional Development Day  PMI Lebanon Chapter IFTAR 2018  Project Management for Social Good  Celebrating Father’s Day  Wishing PMI Poland Chapter Congratulations on their 15th anniversary  Leadership Institute Region 12 Meeting and Tunisia Chapter Annual Conference Welcoming New Members Getting to Know Our Members PMI International Events 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 10 11 12 13 16
  3. 3. Word from PMI Lebanon Chapter  Back to Contents PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter3 Dear valued PMI Lebanon Chapter members and esteemed readers, I am delighted to introduce this first edition of PMI LC newsletter. On behalf of the board, this newsletter was launched to inform you on a quarterly basis with all the chapter news and PMI latest updates. You will find that it is full of valuable information, helpful hints and tips, events and news of our community. Our main objective from this newsletter is to keep our members and community of project managers informed and involved. We look forward to hearing your comments on the first issue since we want the newsletter to be as relevant as possible to your project management needs. We would appreciate if you can share your feedback and suggestions to help us improve. In the future releases, you can participate by writing an article or sharing your project management experience. You can send your submission to any of the board members who will channel it and process it promptly. Finally, I want to thank all of you for your contribution to PMI Lebanon Chapter development and establishment of the community of the project managers on solid basis. I would also like to add my appreciation to my colleagues in the board: • Ms. Nelly Khnaiser, the perpetual sweet and kind lady • Mr. Khaled Karam, the all-time listening and positive leader • Dr. Mona Zgheib, the woman born as a leader • Dr. Nassim Abi Fadel, the lynchpin of the policies and processes • Mr. Paul Farhat, the smiley face that brighten up our meetings • Mr. Sarkis Kerkezian, the energetic powerhouse • Ms. Tania Awada, the tech lady using it to reinforce relationships Until we meet in the next release… Greta A Kelzi PMI Lebanon Chapter President
  4. 4. PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter4 The PMI Lebanon Chapter would like to invite you to its National Conference “Effective Project Management for Economic Growth” PMI Lebanon Chapter is delighted to inform you that international speakers and government officials will come and share with us their wide knowledge and experience. Panel discussions about PMIAA and Entrepreneurship will be presented and followed by three parallel workshop tracks. The event will be held on November 10th, 2018, 8:00 A.M. at the Le Royal Hotel - Dbayeh, Lebanon. To register please click on the following link: Register Now EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH NOVEMBER 10, 2018 Lebanon  Back to Contents
  5. 5. Monthly Talks PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter Pre-Contract Management: The Path to Award by Mr. Ziad Daccache Role of Soft Skills in Academic Consulting Projects by Mr. Sami Gheriafi Planning & Implementing an Election Campaign: Firsthand experience from a MP Candidate with a PMP by Mr. Ibrahim Mneimneh AUG SEP JUL Mr. Ziad Daccache was the speaker for the month of August 2018 and he addressed the processes of project management prior to the award of contracts, based on his 23 years of experience in engineering and management. The session entitled “Pre-contract Management – The Path to Award” was delivered on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 6:30 PM in The Key ApartHotel, Beirut, Lebanon. Mr. Sami Gheriafi was the speaker for the month of September 2018. He talked about the “Role of Soft Skills in Academic Consulting Projects” and shared his hands on experience of addressing and solving challenging problems/situations mainly conflict resolutions by leveraging effectively the needful soft skills required. The session was held on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 6:30 PM in The Key ApartHotel, Beirut, Lebanon. Mr. Ibrahim Mneimneh was the speaker for the month of July 2018 and he talked about his political experience and campaign for parliamentary elections “Planning & Implementing an Election Campaign: Firsthand experience from a MP Candidate with a PMP” The session was held on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 6:30 PM in The Key ApartHotel, Beirut, Lebanon. 5 Back to Contents More Info More Info More Info
  6. 6. Lebanon Chapter Events PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter Designing Your Project Strategy Brick by Brick by Ms. Qabas Shaer The PMI Lebanon Chapter organized a unique Lego® Serious Play® workshop: Designing Your Project Strategy Brick by Brick. After introducing the workshop model and idea back in November 2017 during the PDD - Professional Development Day, we have invited a certified Lego® Serious Play® facilitator, Ms. Qabas Shaer, to run a complete workshop focusing on a key challenging topic for all project managers: Defining & Designing a Project Strategy and Approach. The workshop took place on 4th of April, 2018 at The Key ApartHotel Palais de Justice District, Corniche du Fleuve, Beirut, Lebanon. 6 Back to Contents
  7. 7. Lebanon Chapter Events PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter7 The Second Professional Development Day PMI Lebanon Chapter organized its second Professional Development Day. The event took place in June where top notch speakers and authors (Ms. Greta Blash, Mr. Luis Seabra Coelho and Mr. Emad E. Aziz) from overseas where invited to come and share with us their wide knowledge and experience in the areas of Program management, Agile, Business Analysis, Change/transformation management and inspire us grow beyond project management practice!  Back to Contents
  8. 8. Lebanon Chapter Events PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter8 PMI Lebanon Chapter IFTAR 2018 Aligned with the its vision and mission, PMI Lebanon Chapter organized an IFTAR event on June 5, 2018 as part of its networking activities welcoming the two newly elected Members of the Parliament MP Dr. Dima Jamali and MP Ziad Hawat (represented by Mr. Tony Sfeir) at Lancaster Plaza Hotel – Orabel Ballroom. Profiting from the keynote speakers knowledge and expertise in the field of project management, PMI LC granted PMI members one (1) Professional Development Unit (PDU). The event hosted more than 115 attendees from different backgrounds of business and IT professionals, professors, students, and members of the Lebanese project management community. In a humanitarian gesture from PMI Lebanon chapter and as part of its commitment to social responsibility, PMI LC reached out for “Save the Grace” to collect the food after Iftar for distribution to needy people.  Back to Contents
  9. 9. Lebanon Chapter Events PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter9 Project Management for Social Good LAU Summer Camp As part of the youth outreach, PMILC has collaborated with LAU Summer camp team to prepare series of activities, introducing the basics of project management to the participants, aged between 6 and 14. Over 6 weeks, between July 9 and August 17 , participants, grouped by age, applied 6 different activities focusing on: teamwork, collaboration, problem-solving, in addition to learning the basic elements of project management: scope, time, cost, quality, and risk.  Back to Contents Awareness Session at International Education Association: On June 13, and in collaboration with IEA, PMILC delivered an awareness for a group of Dynamic volunteers, working with IEA. The main goal for the hands-on session was to introduce the group to the project management fundamentals, and help them adopt a solid and proven structure of work for their projects of variable size. More sessions to come in the future, focusing on the Agile project management process.
  10. 10. Lebanon Chapter Events PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter10 PMI LC Board Wishing PMI Poland Chapter Congratulations on their 15th Anniversary In June 2018, the monthly board meeting took place on June 21. It was a great oppurtunity to celebrate father’s day together ! In July 2018 and as part of PMI LC interest in supporting other chapters, PMI LC recorded a video wishing PMI Poland Chapter congratulations on its 15th anniversary in a joyful and harmonious way while introducing them to a few Lebanese words. PMI LC Board Members Celebrating Father’s Day  Back to Contents
  11. 11. Lebanon Chapter Events PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter11 Leadership Institute Region 12 Meeting and Tunisia Chapter Annual Conference  Back to Contents Three of PMI Lebanon Chapter board members had the oppurtunity to attend the Annual Region 12 Conference in Tunisia hosted by the local chapter on the 21 and 22 of September. The board members acquired new guidelines and updates about PMI transformation. They shared knowledge and obtained relevant training about leadership and volunteering and also had the chance to discover beautiful Tunisia. As part of the collaboration and support between chapters, PMI Lebanon chapter participated in Tunisia Chapter Annual Conference, entitled ”Project Management in Entrepreneurship Development” that took place on September 23. The half day event gathered more than 120 delegates of the Tunisian community, who where assertive to hear from the inspirational speakers more about their real life expertise in project management.
  12. 12. Welcoming New Members (Q32018) PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter12 1. Mr. Antoine Abi Karam 2. Mr. Tony AlHoyek 3. Ms. Rana Barakeh 4. Mr. Riad Chehayeb 5. Mr. Lemir Malek Dandan 6. Mr. Johnny Debs 7. Mr. Houssam El Hachem 8. Mr. Rami El Kordahi 9. Mr. Maher Faissal 10. Mr. Ahmad Fakhouri 11. Mr. Ahmad Ghader 12. Ms. Yasmina Hamidi Sakr Welcoming members who have joined the chapter in Q3 2018 13. Ms. Najwa Hamzeh 14. Mr. Mohammad Hashem 15. Mr. Wael Kaafarani 16. Mr. Saad Massaad 17. Mr. Hani Mawlawi 18. Mr. Ahmed Muhammad 19. Mr. Taha Naji 20. Mr. Samir Nasr 21. Mr. Chadi Ramady 22. Mr. Salman Taki 23. Ms. Mira Thoumy  Back to Contents
  13. 13. Getting to Know Our Members PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter13 • Current Role: Senior Research Analyst at AUB • Academic and Professional Credentials: M. Eng, EMBA, PMP • PMI LC member since: 2017 • Domain / Industry Knowledge: PM consultancy in Financial services, telecom, education and manufacturing sectors • Testimonial: PMI LC have provided me with the right exposure to a variety of monthly lectures and international events but beyond that what I have appreciated the most, is that it has reinforced in me a spirit of continuous learning and knowledge transfer. PMI LC also gave me the opportunity to develop my project management skills by sharing my proficiency in Data Science to a professional and mature audience. • Current Role: Head of PMO (IT) project manager at Middle East Airlines • Academic and Professional Credentials: MBA, BS in Computer Science, PMP • PMI LC member since: November 2017 • Domain / Industry Knowledge: IT PM/ PMO in Aviation, Healthcare services and Web solutions industries • Testimonial: I am highly interested in all events, talks and PDDs organized PMI due to the high value they offer in PMI engagement, networking and staying up to date with the latest project management / PMO trends, case studies and common issues encountered in different industries. Mr. Jean Abi Saab Ms. Maya Kalash More Members   Back to Contents
  14. 14. Getting to Know Our Members PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter14 More Members   Back to Contents • Current Role: Power Generation Consultant at BBE Power Ltd • Academic and Professional Credentials: DESS diplome, DEA, PMP • PMI LC member since: March 2017 • Domain / Industry Knowledge: Engineering in the energy, power sector and oil and gas • Testimonial: I appreciate the monthly lectures as they present different topics which impact directly or indirectly on our social and professional life. The professional networking is a real added value for these gathering as it happened to meet with people on ongoing project. • Current Role: Care Manager at Airbus • Academic and Professional Credentials: MS Computer Engineering, PMP • PMI LC member since: 2017 • Domain / Industry Knowledge: Engineering and PM in Telecom industry • Testimonial: PMI LC membership helped me expand my professional project management network across different industries and markets. Mr. Imad Mchawrab Mr. Michel Nader
  15. 15. Getting to Know Our Members PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter15 Back to Contents • Current Role: Mechanical and Operations Engineer at Formidable Microfactory (FMF) • Academic and Professional Credentials: Mechanical engineer • PMI LC member since: June 2018 • Domain / Industry Knowledge: Mechanical engineering, manufacturing sector • Testimonial: Joining PMI LC was a step I wish I took earlier in my career. The various monthly talks are a must for any professional who wishes to grow and keep up in the fast-changing world we live in. I also appreciate the efforts of the board members who invest their free time into creating this professional network and helping the Lebanese community to grow professionally. • Current Role: Project Coordinator at Step Systems that Perform • Academic and Professional Credentials: MBA, BS in Information Technology and Computing, PMI-ACP, PSM • PMI LC member since: April 2018 • Domain / Industry Knowledge: PM experience in the software industry, advertising and analytics • Testimonial: I am so glad to be part of PMI LC. It is all about the community, that’s how the PMI is different than other institutions. Once we get certified, we become involved in a community with common interests to improve our knowledge, career, and even to improve our industry and country! The events are not just to take some PDUs, but also to communicate our knowledge and to socialize. Ms. Pascale Saleh Mr. Ibrahim Zada
  16. 16. PMI International Events PMI Lebanon Chapter Newsletter16 SeminarsWorld® in Las Vegas 10–13 December 2018 Las Vegas Nevada, United States Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Las Vegas to network, learn and problem-solve with your peers. The small-group, topic-intensive seminars align with the PMI Talent Triangle®, earning you up to 29 PDUs and 2.9 CEUs. Register by 29 October for early bird rates, and through 16 November, save on guest rooms at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Your registration fee includes breakfast and lunch. SeminarsWorld runs from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Register Now View Schedule  Back to Contents

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