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News Letter

Happy New Year The Board of the PMI Netherlands Chapter and the CEO wish all their members a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2010. We hope to see all the members on the events we plan to organize in 2010 and will work on satisfying the needs of our membership and partners.

Annual Meeting on January 21st, 2010 at Sogeti, Amersfoort We are proud to invite you to our first Chapter Meeting in 2010 which will be the Annual Meeting to be held on Thursday 21st of January at the location of our platinum sponsor Sogeti in Amersfoort. You are invited at 18:15 hours for registration and dinner. At 19:00 the board will start the meeting with a look back on 2009 and look forward to 2010 through presenting its Business Plan. Two new board members – Patricia Henao (Membership & Volunteers) and Jaap van Driel (Internal Communications) – will be presented and the board will propose the re-election of Rommert Stellingwerf (Education & Standards). At 20:00 we will have a short break and continue at 20:15 with a presentation of the little PMBOK by one of its authors: Anton Zandhuis. In 2009 Anton was the Project Manager for the translation of PMBOK 4th Edition and could not sit still during the rest of year as you will be aware during his presentation of the little PMBOK. After Anton’s presentation there is the opportunity for networking. Hope to see you all in Amersfoort, Jan Cardol (Director Events) You can more information (including the route description) on our website You can register your attendance at

Jan 2010

*** NEW *** PMBOK® Guide – A Pocket Edition Van Haren Publishing and PMI Netherlands Chapter are proud to announce the publication of their 3rd book, the PMBOK® Guide – A Pocket Edition. The PMBOK® Guide as an easy digestible pocket edition. We congratulate the writers with this achievement: two PMI Netherlands Chapter members Paul Snijders and Anton Zandhuis, and PMI Munich Chapter member Thomas Wuttke. Everyone has been waiting for an easy to read and comprehensible overview on the PMBOK® Guide. This guide covers and explains the main aspects of the new PMBOK® Guide - Fourth Edition.       

This Pocket Edition supplies a summary of the PMBOK® Guide, to provide a quick introduction as well as a structured overview of this method for project management. This pocket guide deals with the key issues and themes within project management and PMBOK®: A short overview of the activities of PMI Inc., The organization and its standards: PMBOK® Guide, Standard for Project Portfolio Management, Standard for Program Management, OPM3. The essentials of the Project Lifecycle and Organization. What are the key project management processes? Main target Group for this pocket guide is anyone with an interest in learning the method in PMBOK® or a systematic approach for project management. The book is also very useful for members of a project management team on a project using the PMBOK® method. A complete but concise description of the PMBOK® Guide, for anyone involved in projects or project management.

ISBN: 9789087535186; Price: €15,95 (ex. BTW) PMI members receive 15% discount. Check out our bookstore

A New Sponsor We are glad to announce that IIL Europe Ltd has signed a sponsor contract with PMI Netherlands Chapter. Effective th December 14 , 2009 IIL Europe Ltd has become a Silver Sponsor.

PMI Netherlands Chapter Website – A new look st

We are working on an updated version of our website and we are planning to release on January 21 , 2010. This implies that the website and the mail addresses of PMI Netherlands Chapter may not be reachable during a couple of hours. Please check our website the week before for the exact period.

Call for students for PMP/CAPM coaching class Feb-Apr-2010 Of course you can prepare yourself for the PMP or CAPM exam by self-study, but you can also enrol in the next PMI Netherlands Coaching class. th th th th It runs on four Saturdays in 2010 (13 February, 6 and 20 March, and 17 April) in Bilthoven. The price is €545, which includes study material, accommodation, lunch and beverages. For more information and registration, go to our website:

If you are interested, please react before 8-Jan-2010, when the registration closes.

Project XY – The Project Management Chromosomes PMI Netherlands Chapter supports this project from PMI Northern Italy Chapter (PMI-NIC) and invites it members to participate in the survey. "Project XY: the project management chromosomes" is a research project addressing the notion of gender diversity in project management. Based on Fritjof Capra definition of feminine and masculine paradigms, the research aims assess the way feminine and masculine paradigms (i.e. valuesystem, ways of thinking, decision making, relational approach) are integrated in Project Management models and, most of all, in the practices of professionals. The main goal is to identify “the” project management chromosomes as a resultof a combination of personal attitudes (either feminine or masculine), PMBOK® guidelines and best practices. In order to reach this goal, the research needs to collect the experience of Project Managers from various countries, with different seniority, experience andprofessional background. The questionnaire will be accessible online from 14th December 2009 to 31st January 2010. To access the online survey access, please click the link below. The results of the research will also be available online and they will also bepresented among the initiatives the Northern Italy Chapter is planning for the 2010 PMI® EMEA Congress to be held in Milan.

Survey Results As you know the PMI Netherlands Chapter has conducted a survey amongst the membership. The main conclusion and fact regarding this survey are as follows : Statistics Members Ex-members Total

Sent 621 152 773

Opted-out 0 3 3

Bounced 4 12 16

No response 468 129 597

Responded 149 11 160

% Responded 24,15 7,86 21,14

Conclusions              

Knowledge & Learning opportunities and Networking opportunities are the most important reasons to become a member. 78% of the respondents is PMP. Percentage PMP amongs the membership is 70,4%. Most of the respondents (56,3%) is Somewhat Impressed by the Chapter, 28,1% is Impressed. Rest of 15,1% is Not Impressed. Most important ways of acquiring PDU’s are: Practisioning, Self Learning/Self development, Company Training Plans, Chapter Meetings, Giving Presentations, Volunteering 97,7% wants to keep their certification 31,8% has another kind of certification (mostly Prince2) 40,8 % thinks that another cerfication has more added value, because it is more known Most important reasons for not renewing membership are No Added Value (appr 50%) no refund by the company anymore (ca 25%). Appr 43% visits Chapter Meetings, appr 21% 3-4 and appr 10% > 4. The rest 26% visits no Chapter Meeting. Interesting subjects, Networking and acquiring PDU’s are the most important reasons to visit a Chapter Meeting. Chapter Meetings would more be visited if subjects would be more interesting or project management skills could be improved. Only 17% agrees to the statement to visit more Chapter Meetings if they would be held in the native language (note appr 83% of the respondents have the Dutch nationality). The Randstad has the prefewrence as location for the Chapter Meetings. The South comes in with a second place. Free answers indicates the Utrecht area as the preferred location. Appr 60% is not prepared to pay an entrance fee for the Chapter Meetings. Activities and their appreciation (descending sequence of importance) :

Chapter Meetings Website Cost eff PDU earning opp. Training events Newsletter Benelux Day Sponsor events

Importance % (Important+Very Important) 90,0 84,7 78,5 77,0 76,9 72,7 54,3

Appreciation (Good+Very Good) 90,4 69,5 78,2 91,4 78,5 93,1 86,2

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Internal Communication with the members, overall management of the Chapter en Financials are best appreciated but the appreciation various and is in general rather neutral. Majority of the members (56,1 %) expects the website to be updated at least once per week. Possible participation during the next year, passive as well as active, is very positive. Over 80 % intends to participate in events and over 70 individuals have indicated that they like to actively participate in the Chapter activities. 86,5% would recommend the Chapter.

2010.01 - PMI Netherlands Newsletter  

PMI Netherlands Newsletter

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