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04-July-2018 Yerevan, Armenia

On 03-July-2018 PMI Armenia  Chapter has organized a seminar at the BURO. The title of the seminar was "Overcoming project blockers in  financial institutions" presented by Avetis Ovakimyan, PMP.

The aim of the monthly seminar program is to share project management experiences between different domains and companies. Moreover it provides a great opportunity for the Armenian professionals to network and interact with each other. 

The seminar discussed the main obstacles that project manager in financial institutions encounters during business process and ways to eliminate obstacles peculiar to functional organizations.

At the end of the presentation there was a mini reception during which cakes and juices were offered by the host BURO.

This event was sponsored by Ericsson.

Ericsson

26-June-2018 Yerevan, Armenia

On June 19, 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Armenia Chapter and the American University of Armenia (AUA) with the aim to promote awareness, interest and enthusiasm on project management to AUA students and alumni through AUA Extension.

Director of AUA Extension Dr. Sergey Tantushyan noted: “Before signing the MoU, we have been discussing joint events with PMI Armenia Chapter. Now a closer cooperation has become more realistic and institutional. Our courses are widely attended by participants who later become chapter members. Two of our instructors, Astghik Sahakyan and Hovhannes Minasyan, are in the management of the chapter. So we basically formalized a long-lived relationship.”

With the MoU, a mutually beneficial cooperation will be established through jointly organized programs, such as internships, seminars, networking events, as well as trainings of trainers (TOT).

“We have now over 120 chapter members, so basically we are forming this project management community in Armenia so that we can share experiences and network together. The objective of PMI Armenia Chapter is to increase the awareness of project management throughout the country in such organizations that have never seen the importance of project management. We want to make big changes in Armenia,” said Thomas Mazejian, PMI Armenia Chapter Founder and President.

04-Jul-2018 Yerevan, Armenia

On 03-July-2018 PMI Armenia  Chapter has organized a seminar at the BURO. The title of the seminar was "Writing a Grant Project Proposal" presented by Margarit Marukyan, PMP.

The aim of the monthly seminar program is to share project management experiences between different domains and companies. Moreover it provides a great opportunity for the Armenian professionals to network and interact with each other. 

The seminar discussed the DO's and DONTs when writing a grant project proposal and how to avoid common mistakes.

At the end of the presentation there was a mini reception during which cakes and juices were offered by the host BURO.

This event was sponsored by Ericsson.

Ericsson

14-May-2018 Yerevan, Armenia

On 12-May-2018 PMI Armenia Chapter board members appointed Hovhannes Minasyan as PMIEF liaison officer. Mr. Hovhannes Minasyan has more than 8 years of experience in project management with  PMP (Project Management Professional) credentials.

"One of the key objectives of PMI Armenia Chapter is to promote project management awareness in Armenia. The PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) is a nonprofit, public charitable organization and the philanthropic arm of the Project Management Institute (PMI) that promotes project management for the social good. PMIEF's mission is "To inspire and empower people to realize their potential and transform their lives and their communities through the use of project management knowledge". One of main core focus of PMIEF is the youth by teaching project management as a skill. We believe in the youth of Armenia and for this reason we have appointed Mr. Hovhannes Minasyan as a PMIEF liaison, who will be acting as an essential communication link between PMIEF and PMI Armenia Chapter for leveraging project management for social good. I believe Mr. Minasyan will deliver enormous value to PMI and PMIEF by promoting project management to the school children of Armenia" stated Mr. Thomas Mazejian the founder and president of PMI Armenia Chapter.

"It is such an honor to be appointed as PMI Armenia Chapter Liaison to the PMIEF. I share PMIEF’s vision that “all people worldwide have a better tomorrow by applying project management skills in their daily lives.” Therefore, I believe that by promoting project management as a profession and skill among our youth we can achieve the goal of making Armenia a better country. PMI Armenia Chapter is a great platform to advance project management in our community. I would like to thank the Chapter for the opportunity to serve in this position and I am committed to invest all my efforts in a good cause" stated Mr. Hovhannes Minasyan.

 

23-Mar-2018 Yerevan, Armenia

On 22-Mar-2018 PMI Armenia  Chapter has organized a seminar at the BURO. The title of the seminar was "Megaprojects - easy to begin and expensive to stop" presented by Vahagn Voskanyan, MSc in Major Programme Management from Said Business School, University of Oxford

The aim of the monthly seminar program is to share project management experiences between different domains and companies. Moreover it provides a great opportunity for the Armenian professionals to network and interact with each other. 

During the seminar presented the generally accepted definition of megaprojects, highlighted several megaprojects from different countries which ended up with cost overruns and finally the focus was on the megaprojects in Armenia. It was extremely interesting to get to know why megaprojects fail and the lessons learned.

At the end of the presentation there was a mini reception during which cakes and juices were offered by the host BURO.

This event was sponsored by Ericsson.

Ericsson

13-Feb-2018 Yerevan, Armenia

On 01-Feb-2018 PMI Armenia Chapter board members appointed Oksanna Abrahamyan VP of Administration. Mrs. Oksanna Abrahamyan has more than 14 years of experience in project management with  PMP (Project Management Professional) credentials. She has a vast experience in national and international  development projects.

"I firmly believe that Mrs. Abrahamyan will bring enormous value to the chapter taking into consideration her experience and knowledge in managing international projects. She will help the chapter to become more recognized in the local market  and to emphasize the importance of project management in organizations." stated Mr. Thomas Mazejian the founder and president of PMI Armenia Chapter.

"This opportunity opens a new and exciting chapter of my life. Professional development and engagement is a big part of my personal philosophy, and I am excited to see how quickly PMPs' community is making progress in Armenia. I am honored to join the growing team of agents of change to be more united, more efficient and more strategic. Together we can make a difference, advance the project management profession and to deliver a positive impact." stated Oksanna Abrahamyan, VP of Administration.

PMI Armenia Chapter board members are:

President – Mr. Thomas Mazejian 
VP of Administration - Mrs. Oksanna Abrahamyan
VP of Membership – Mrs. Astghik Sahakyan
VP of Marketing and Sponsorship – Mr. David Grigoryan
VP of Volunteers – Mr. Georgi Simonyan
VP of Finance – Mr. Davit Iskandaryan
VP of Professional Development– Mr. Mikayel Nshanyan

16-Jan-2018 Yerevan, Armenia

On 12-Jan-2018, Thomas Mazejian the president of PMI Armenia Potential Chapter has signed the contract with PMI with the presence of the elected chapter board members. Consequently PMI Armenia Chapter has become a full-fledged chartered chapter.

"I believe this is yet another major milestone for PMI and project management community in Armenia. PMI Armenia Chapter will no longer be in "potential" status. The chapter will continue delivering its mission. We have already achieved several key progresses and there is yet more to be done with the help of the project management community. Moreover we have seen an exponential increase in number of certified professionals PMP (Project Management Professional). Currently there are 105 PMPs in Armenia and they keep increasing at a rate of 60% annually. At the end of 2013 there were only 12 PMPs in Armenia, in other words there was an increase of almost 9 times!!! This is really a remarkable achievement for Armenia." statedThomas Mazejian, the president of PMI Armenia Chapter.

“The existence of PMI Armenia Chapter is very important for the local project management community. Using all our tools within this organization we took the role of the umbrella of the whole community, to be their professional backup, to assure their efficiency in their profession by organizing continuous seminars and meetings. Being trusted and elected on the board of this important organization, which is practically regulating the project management profession and the field itself, we are highly committed in the execution of our mission and the strategy of PMI Armenia Chapter and we got sure that “Good Things Happen When You Get Involved With PMI”- stated David Grigoryan, the Co-Founder, VP Marketing & Sponsorship of PMI Armenia Chapter.

The elected board members for the period 2018-2020 are:

President – Mr. Thomas Mazejian 
VP Secretary - N/A
VP Membership – Mrs. Astghik Sahakyan
VP Marketing and Sponsorship – Mr. David Grigoryan
VP Volunteers – Mr. Georgi Simonyan
VP Finance – Mr. Davit Iskandaryan
VP Professional Development– Mr. Mikayel Nshanyan

25-Dec-2017 Yerevan, Armenia

On 23-Dec-2017 PMI Armenia Chapter newly elected board members had their first meeting during which the board members were welcomed. Several key strategic initiatives of PMI Armenia Chapter were discussed. The next board meeting will be held in Jan-2018.

The elected board members for the period 2018-2020 are:

President – Mr. Thomas Mazejian 
VP Secretary - N/A
VP Membership – Mrs. Astghik Sahakyan
VP Marketing and Sponsorship – Mr. David Grigoryan
VP Volunteers – Mr. Georgi Simonyan
VP Finance – Mr. Davit Iskandaryan
VP Professional Development– Mr. Mikayel Nshanyan

15-Dec-2017 Yerevan, Armenia

On 14-Dec-2017 PMI Armenia Potential Chapter has organized a seminar at the BURO. The title of the seminar was "Project Management in Construction and its Challenges in Armenia" presented by Mr. Shahan Y. Jebejian, PMP 

The aim of the monthly seminar program is to share project management experiences between different domains and companies. Moreover it provides a great opportunity for the Armenian professionals to network and interact with each other. 

The audience had a great interest in project management in construction domain and the challenges faced in Armenia, such as stakeholder management, health and safety, procurement management.

At the end of the presentation there was a mini reception during which cakes and juices were offered by the host BURO.

This event was sponsored by Ericsson.

Ericsson

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