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05-Nov-2018 Yerevan, Armenia

On 02-Nov-2018 PMI Armenia Chapter organized a unique event which was the first inaugural "Project Management Annual Conference 2018" at the Marriott Armenia Hotel.

The opening ceremony kicked off with speech of PMI Armenia Chapter founder and president, Mr. Thomas Mazejian, who emphasized the importance of volunteerism in Armenia. Later on the speech of the president of Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian was delivered by his chief of staff Mr. Emil Tarasyan. The president addressed the participants with the following message: 

“This Conference is another proof of the new breath of young Armenia. I am convinced that such events will have their practical continuation. Such events prove that they will be constantly held in the Republic of Armenia. Our citizens, as well as all those who have a wish will have a chance to participate in conferences, as well as training and to receive qualification. At this era of rapid and constant changes it is important to move forward in accordance with the time. You need to be able to adapt to innovations in your activity fields. In the contemporary world it is necessary to be constantly informed and not to stop learning. Every knowledge-based event enables to rise by one degree in the professional scale”.

The event was attended by more than 300 professionals from different domains who were excited and eager to improve their knowledge and skills in project management. The second part of the conference included workshops with speakers from United Kingdom, Poland, Russia and Qatar. The workshop topics were related to projects in transportation, leadership, team building, transformation projects, emotional intelligence, and agile project management.

 

Check out the event photo album on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PMIArmeniaChapter/

 

PMI Armenia Chapter in the media:

https://youtu.be/Uu_Hb8VscDk
https://youtu.be/MyMUOg4XLG0
https://youtu.be/yx_BcpFlBU4

http://yerevan.today/all/tntesutyun/23102/hayastany-zargacum-e-unecel-mi-sharq-olortnerum?fbclid=IwAR1w41VJynX5KmgqD6e3oydpCTGbwqCJH4LCilJRwZUs6HxhfkFiefv-i5w
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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/first-anniversary-pmi-armenia-chapter-yohan-abrahams/  

 

06-Aug-2018 Yerevan, Armenia

On 04-Aug-2018 PMI Armenia Chapter founder and president Mr. Thomas Mazejian was invited to make a presentation about the Chapter for the PMP Exam Preparatory Course students at the American University of Armenia. Mr. Mazejian talked about the establishment process, as well as the future plans of the Chapter. Various topics were discussed with the course participants, in particular, the benefits of the PMI and Chapter memberships, participation in Chapter activities, volunteering opportunities, experience sharing seminars and others.

25-July-2018 Yerevan, Armenia

On 21-July-2018 PMI Armenia Chapter has organized a 2nd poolside networking event at the Congress Hotel. More than 50 project management professionals from different domains networked, while enjoying cheese and wine near the swimming pool.

" Good things happen when you get involved with PMI ! "

This event was sponsored by Armenia Wine.

Armenia-Wine

 

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.

 

08-May-2018 Yerevan, Armenia

The PMI Leadership Institute Meeting 2018 – EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa – EMEA LIM) was held this year in Berlin, Germany from 03-06 May 2018.

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

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