PMI Finland Conference

The next PMI Finland Conference will be held on 10.5.2017

Get your “pre-registration” benefit and buy a ticket now at “old price”. More information about the Conference will be published later.

Learning and Working Together event – ‘How to sell your idea in 30 seconds on the phone’

Join us for the next interesting LWT evening.

Agenda:
•16.30 Coffee and snacks served
•17.00 Presentation: ‘How to sell your idea in 30 seconds on the phone’ – Sirpa Iltanen, Sales, Training Services at Santa Monica Networks Oy
•17.30 Discussion about the topic
•18-19 Team work – volunteering for PMI

About the topic:

Is cold calling out because of inbound marketing is in? “How to quickly gain results by calling directly to the decision maker” – step-by-step.

Selling  ideas and goods is not just unwelcoming action.
We all need to sell ideas even to our beloved one on regular basis.
In the business world the challenges are that decision makers are busy and get too many mail messages.
How to get effectively through with your message?

About the presenter:

sirpa-iltanen

Sirpa Iltanen works currently as ‘Sales, Training Services’ at Santa Monica Networks, a company founded in 1989 that specializes in Secure Networking and Data Center Solutions. Sirpa works with Customer Care, Inbound Call, Outbound Call, Telesales. She has over 30 years of B2B experience.

 


This event continues our new way of “doing things” in PMI Finland Chapter.

We are continuing with monthly events ‘Learning and Working Together’ – LWT, where participants will receive latest information from experts on a topic and have opportunity to gain hands on experience as well as meet and work with colleagues.

Through the past 10 years, Finland Chapter has created several high quality events with great team of volunteers. With the LWT events, we want to provide more value to our volunteers and at the same time enable and enhance working experience with more face2face time.

Each LWT is planned to have presentation on the theme – either directly targeted to some Chapter targets OR just to give our members an insight into a ‘hot topic’ that is interesting and relevant to you as a project manager and human being.

NOTE: You are very welcome to the event even if you are not going to commit to any further volunteering activity.

All feedback about this way of working and the LWT event is welcome already before the meeting or during / after.

BRT Helsinki: How to transfer knowledge and help colleagues to reach their optimum performance

Our topic for the BRT is “How to transfer knowledge and help colleagues to reach their optimum performance”. We’ll speak about coaching, mentoring, and other ways of “peer collaboration”.

This will be a workshop style session with three guests. Due to the nature of the session remote connections are not available.

Our guest and their roles are:

  • Sebastian Lindqvist from HRM Partners Ltd – facilitating the session
  • Ilmari Kontulainen from Deveo and Pascal Papathemelis from Paf – introducing Agile Finland’s Coaching circles
  • Kati Onkinen from Hewlett Packard Enterprise – commentary from HR

Agenda:

Sebastian Lindqvist will introduce us the principles and methods used in coaching and mentoring.

Ilmari Kontulainen and Pascal Papathemelis  will give an introduction to Agile Finland’s Coaching circles, and holds a practical coaching exercise for participants. Agile Finland’s coaching circles are monthly meetups where people can present and discuss different topics that revolve around coaching as well as practice their coaching skills in a safe environment.

Kati Onkinen will shortly give practical examples of coaching and mentoring cases at HPE – if time allows. She’ll anyway give her comments and input to the discussion.

Our guests:

sebastian-lindqvistSebastian Lindqvist is an Executive Coach, Partner and Director at HRM Partners Ltd. He has a university degree in Social Sciences with Developmental Psychology as his major subject. He specializes in various forms of career- and leadership coaching. Sebastian is a Certified ACC- coach, International Coaching Federation since 2010.

 

ilmari-kontulainenIlmari Kontulainen is the CEO of code hosting and collaboration platform Deveo, a lean thinker, and continuous improvement fanatic. During spare time Ilmari organizes Agile Finland’s coaching circles at Helsinki, reads and does endurance sports.

 

Pascal Papathemelis works as a lead project manager at Paf. He has been doing project pascal-papathemelismanagement since 1998 and gives special focus in the soft things and people. He has been active in Agile Finland in different event, among other supporting in the coaching circle organization.

 

 

kati-onkinenKati Onkinen is an HR Business Partner at HPE Enterprise Services, working closely with managers, project managers and employees.

Learning and Working Together event – ‘User experience in a nutshell’

Join us .. in the Conference 2017 location! (Well, at least in the same building)

  • 16.30 Coffee and snacks served
  • 17.00 Presentation: ‘Case Elisa: User experience in a nutshell – what, why, how’ – Jouni Linkola, User Experience designer, researcher and consultant at Elisa
  • 17.30 Discussion about the topic
  • 18-19 Team work – volunteering for PMI

Jouni is a service design consultant with wide expertise in creative and user centeredjouni-linkola design methods. In his work he combines users’ needs, technology’s possibilities and business drivers. Jouni has attended in digital service projects as a designer or a manager from 1994. Jouni holds a Master’s degree in New Media design, and has also studied Cultural Anthropology. He is preparing a PhD on the consumers’ information practices.

‘Case Elisa: User experience in a nutshell – what, why, how’
Jouni will present us service design trends in Elisa: Mobile first, data driven, growth hacking, omnichannel, MyData, Lean…
In the discussion after the presentation.. we may touch questions like “what could and should PMI Finland learn about this?”

This event continues our new way of “doing things” in PMI Finland Chapter.

We are continuing with monthly events ‘Learning and Working Together’ – LWT, where participants will receive latest information from experts on a topic and have opportunity to gain hands on experience as well as meet and work with colleagues.

Through the past 10 years, Finland Chapter has created several high quality events with great team of volunteers. With the LWT events, we want to provide more value to our volunteers and at the same time enable and enhance working experience with more face2face time.

Each LWT is planned to have presentation on the theme – either directly targeted to some Chapter targets OR just to give our members an insight into a ‘hot topic’ that is interesting and relevant to you as a project manager and human being.

NOTE: You are very welcome to the event even if you are not going to commit to any further volunteering activity.

All feedback about this way of working and the LWT event is welcome already before the meeting or during / after.

PMI Finland in International Cooperation

In PMI leaders meeting we discussed with our colleagues from Northern Europe chapters and planned new co-operation that would benefit our members cross our countries. Our target is to provide more volunteering opportunities, yet more events and great opportunities for networking for our members.

Here examples of ongoing activities:
PMI Finland chapter has organised again this autumn study groups to support those who are self studying to PMP exam. This autumn PMI Poland chapter has been hosting more than half our PMP study group sessions and this is still going on. Additionally, our study group was promoted in PMI Poland and we got some participants from there and also from Lithuania.

With PMI Sweden, we have helped them to get in touch with agile specialists from Finland and we’ve exchanged training material on strategy workshop. Additionally, during 2017 we are planning BRT sessions in Vaasa where PMI Sweden members, (Umeå area) will be invited.

Furthermore, we’re planning to share more online events between Northern Europe chapters (Webinars, Study groups, BRTs, etc.) and offering conference tickets to all collaborating countries with local member prices. In the future, we’re planning to expand cooperation to PMI chapters from Norway and Lithuania.

We’ll keep you posted about progress of the increased co-operation and we’re always happy to hear from you with ideas and suggestions 🙂

Javier Martin, Director of Professional Development
Vesa Koskela, President elect, Director of volunteers