On 18-March-2017 PMI Armenia Potential Chapter founder and leader Mr. Thomas Mazejian has visited Almaty, Kazakhstan and met with the PMI Kazakhstan Potential Chapter President Mr. Nurkhat Ibadildin and Past President Mr. Rustam Shokamanov.
The main objective of the visit was to discuss different ways of how the two chapters could collaborate. Some of the points discussed was the importance of sharing experiences by inviting to different events organized by the chapters.
PMI Armenia Potential Chapter volunteers conducted project management training to the teachers and students of Global Bridge Educational Center on 29-October-2016. This training was the first step of collaboration between PMI Armenia Potential Chapter and Global Bridge.
PMI Armenia Potential Chapter members volunteers Mr. Mikayel Nshanyan, PMP (PMI Armenia Potential Chapter Co-founder), Ms. Marine Grigoryan, PMP (PMI Armenia Potential Chapter Member), Mr. Davit Iskandaryan, PMP (PMI Armenia Potential Chapter Member), Mr. Artak Babayan, PMP (PMI Armenia Potential Chapter Member) have explained the basics of project management and emphasized on its importance.
Project Management Institute (PMI) organized on October 21-23 the Region 8 Meeting, hosted in Athens, Greece. There were a record number of 181 attendees, representing 39 Chapters from 31 different countries. PMI Region 8 meeting 2016 was a key event for collaboration and networking between chapter leaders, volunteers and project managers throughout Europe.
During the event PMI Values and Strategic Plan were presented and charters were given guidelines and best practices to communicate these to chapter members.
PMI Armenia Potential Chapter were represented by 2 of its members Mr. Thomas Mazejian and Mr. David Grigoryan. As a newly established chapter, it has benefited greatly by the event content and it is inspired and motivated to convey recognition, knowledge and network values to its members in Armenia.
The next PMI Region 8 Event will be held in Malmo, Sweden in November 2017.
PMI Armenia Potential Chapter members visited and took a group photo on 02 October 2016 in front of Hayk Nahapet statue.
Hayk Nahapet’s statue has been chosen as an icon for PMI Armenia chapter logotype, since it stands for fortitude, determination and commitment to the ultimate goal. One needs the qualities but these for any endeavor in managing a project.
The legend states that the history of Armenians takes back to a story about Hayk Nahapet (Hayk the Tribal Chief) who defeated Assyrian King Bel and established fortress, giving a start to a nation living near area of Biblical Mount Ararat. Long after, Hayk’s descendants developed into flourishing nation with rich cultural heritage and traditions. For more information please visit Hayk Nahapet's wikipedia page.
PMI Armenia Chapter has organized its first chapter member meeting at the "The Club" restaurant on 17-Sept-2016. During the event the PMI Armenia Chapter leader Mr. Thomas Mazejian has presented the chapter's vision and mission. Moreover he has emphasized the importance of chapter member benefits and volunteering work. Mr. Laszlo Kremmer the PMI Region Mentor for Eastern Europe has joined the meeting via video conference and delivered his welcome message to the audience. The last part was interactive whereby each chapter member introduced themselves and expressed their opinion of how they could help the chapter to develop. The event was full of enthusiastic members who were eager to use their skills and dedicate some of their spare time to PMI Armenia Chapter.
Moreover during the event the project management heroes of Armenia, Miss Astghik Sahakyan and Mr. Mikayel Nshanyan, were appreciated for their dedication in training project management courses.
PMI Armenia Chapter is a non-profit professional organization registered in Armenia relying completely on volunteerism. Its mission is to support the growth and development of project management practitioners; as well as build awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success.
The WFUNA (World Federation of United Nations Associations) with the collaboration of PMIef (PMI Education Foundation www.pmief.org) has organized a unique program in Armenia known as Mission Possible.
Mission Possible is a global citizenship program for high school students that applies the values, principles and work of the United Nations, as well as WFUNA's extensive experience in youth development. Throughout the program, students acquire global competencies and 21st Century skills, learn about the UN and the SDGs, and apply their learning through student-led projects to address global issues that have local relevance.
PMI Armenia Potential Chapter delegate visited the event which has taken place at the Yerevan State University. Mr. Thomas Mazejian, PMI Armenia Chapter founder and leader, presented to the attendees an overivew of PMI, PMIef and PMI Armenia Chapter's vision, mission and objectives.