News

23-May-2018 Yerevan, Armenia

On 22-May-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 presented the best practices of writing a grant project proposal, including the DO's and DONT's and the ways to increase the chances of winning a grant projects.

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

29-Nov-2017 Yerevan, Armenia

On 29-Nov-2017 PMI Armenia Potential Chapter has organized a seminar at the BURO. The title of the seminar was "Earned and Schedule Management" presented by Mr. Mikayel Nshanyan. 

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 Earned value and its shortcomings, and how thee shortcomings will be addressed in the upcoming PMBOK 6th edition.

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

20-Oct-2017 Yerevan, Armenia

On 19-Oct-2017 PMI Armenia Potential Chapter has organized a seminar at the BURO. The title of the seminar was "Project Management in the Fashion Industry" presented by Elen Hokhikyan. 

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 and how it applies in the fashion industry. The presenter Elen Hokhikyan delivered an excellent speech and shared her experience the challenges faced when organizing fashion shows.

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

This event was sponsored by Huawei Armenia.

 

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