Message From the President
We have been through ups and downs since we began in 1996, we experienced lots of challenges and the recent one being the economic downturn due to the pandemic. It does seem that disruption is inevitable and as companies, professionals we must be ready to transform the way we work.
The world is moving towards projectized work. Projects, in a large enterprise or in a start-up settings, fuel the economy. It creates roles and job opportunities, it opens up collaborations as more stakeholders are involved, it drives the purchasing of goods and services. At PMI we call this the "Project Economy" and we want to empower and enable people to realize their vision and strategy. We want to take part in the capacity development of their teams.
We create collaboration opportunities where our members can come together and network, expand their knowledge. Yes, we have had to adapt to the boundaries set by the pandemic, but we are very excited for what lies ahead. Every month we run knowledge sharing events, called PRANKS (Project Management Knowledge Sharing) where we invite subject matter experts covering a range of topics. We also are looking forward to invite you to our Symposium an Exhibition (Symex) which is a two-day event, featuring prominent speakers from Indonesia and abroad. Those who plan to pursue professional credentials from PMI, we also have an arsenal of volunteer mentors who will support you through our Study Groups.
So, get involved! Whether as a volunteer, a member or a participant at any of our events.
We are delighted to have you.
Project Management For Small Projects
What’s a small project? For the purposes of this article, I’ve defined a small project as a project with a budget of less than $30.000 which is generally completed within 2-4 months. Businesses that engage in shorter-term or smaller projects, are generally those that are producing these on a regular basis (my own experience with Island Media is specifically based in digital projects which includes branding, design, development, and advertising). This generally means that often, there are multiple ongoing projects running concurrently – this drives a real need for strong project management. However, historically, project management frameworks have been developed for large scale projects, and while exemplary, it’s not always possible or financially viable to run small projects abiding to the same frameworks.
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