8th “Art of Projects” English-speaking, International Project Management Online Conference - http://pmibudapestevents.hu/
The Project Economy: The Transformative Project Manager from idea to reality
Looking for insights and inspiration? Join PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter’s „8th Art of Projects Conference” on November 5, 2020. The PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter, working within the confines of the current pandemic situation, is holding their annual professional conference virtually. Building upon the theme of The Project Economy: The Transformative Project Manager from idea to reality our PMI Chapter has brought together multiple presenters, known for their expertise in the Project Management field. All sessions will be live-streaming and on-demand so that attendees can re-visit the sessions for thirty-days following the event.
November 5, 2020.
Otema Yirenkyi, UK
Dr. Michaela Musilova, USA
Olivier Lazar, CH/USA
Dr. Agata Czopek, CH
Beth Ouellette, USA
Greta Blash, USA
Attila Sághi, HUN
Prof. György Bőgel, PhD.
The new PMI Budapest Chapter website, competes in the Website of the Year 2020 Competition
The new PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter website, competes in the "Website of the Year 2020" in the most prestigious online marketing communication competition, in Hungary, vote for us! The new website of PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter, after five months of hard work, was launched at https://pmi.hu on August 1, 2020, in both Hungarian and English.
We are constantly expanding and updating the content, so the professional news, announcements, and success stories of our members are also included in our Blog. You also have the option to sign up for our newsletter through the site. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the fantastic work done by our excellent volunteers who worked on the design of the website. We thank the work of MG2MEDIA of Canada, who proved to be an excellent partner as a web host, and we wholeheartedly recommend them to others.
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After five months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of our new www.pmi.hu site on August 1, 2020. We wanted to make the new website faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly.
As the largest project management not-for-profit leader, it’s important for us to make information regarding our thought leadership, services and trends easily accessible for our current and prospective members. We endeavor to provide our PMI Chapter current and prospective members with the most accurate, up-to-date information and share our knowledge and expertise in the field of Project Management.
Our goal with this new website is to provide our PMI Chapter Members, visitors an easier way to learn about PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter services, events and to browse information based on their own choice. The new website gives better access to Who We Are, How We Work, Events, Our People, Blog, PMI Standards and Certifications and a Web shop, as well as improved Careers pages and PM Training Courses offered by our partners and many more.
Amongst the new features, the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Linkedin to foster improved communication with our PMI Chapter Members. We will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, cutting edge thought leadership, company announcements, and Member successes in the Blog, News and Knowledge Center. You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter.
We would also like to thank our amazing Volunteers at PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter who donated their time and energy to make this site what it is, and our web partner MG2MEDIA who has been a fantastic partner for us – we wholeheartedly recommend them!
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We must get along on Earth. We will learn from the present situation, says Michaela Musilová, a Marsonaut in an interview
The current situation is forcing us to adapt our way of life to it. That is why we asked the astrobiologist and “marsonaut” Michaela Musilová about what she thinks about our state of emergency. We also talked about men and female emancipation.
How are you experiencing the current situation yourself, and do you think you are better prepared for it than others because you have already experienced space isolation training?
What is missing most often on shelves?
As an astrobiologist, you have to see the current situation from various angles, do you think humanity can survive such a crisis?
I have been monitoring the situation since December and I was already worried about coronavirus then. I was on simulated missions to the Moon and I had very little information available about what was happening. When I saw how the situation was evolving, I joked that it might be better to stay us on the "Moon" and not return to Earth. I believe that humanity will manage this situation and that we will get through it, but it will certainly influence us very much. Nonetheless, we will learn a lot from this and we will be better prepared for this should it happen again in the future.
How does the situation affect the space program?
Quarantines around the world and the change in workflows have disrupted the space program substantially. Many projects are suspended, grant applications are delayed and many space activities are canceled for security reasons. Together with NASA and several American companies, I recently organized a series of simulated missions to the Moon, which were scheduled to begin in April. We had to delay the start of the missions until the end of the summer. It will not be easy, but we will not be discouraged.
When will you go to space? Is this your greatest goal or what would you like to achieve in your life?
I am still dreaming of going to space, but I am still far from fulfilling this dream. Currently, as a Slovak citizen, I cannot apply to be an astronaut for NASA or the European Space Agency (ESA), because Slovakia is not a full member ESA yet. I am hopeful that Slovakia could become a full member within ten years and then this opportunity will be available to all Slovaks who desire it.
What exactly would you like to study in space?
Would you go to space even if you couldn't go back?
Yes, but only when I’ll be older. Then, once I’ll feel like I’ve enjoyed everything I wanted to do on Earth, I’ll be willing to fly to Mars even with a small chance of survival. However, space agencies are working on minimizing these risks for astronauts.
How do you view female emancipation?
Have you ever encountered someone discriminating against you in the work environment because you are a woman?
Photo: Michaela Musilová
If you were to start a new life on Mars after the end of the world, what would you start with?
Join our Webinar: Tips For Managing Isolation And Related Challenges From Dr. Michaela Musilova
This is going to be a FREE, PMI-PDU eligible LIVE webinar, broadcasted directly from Hawaii/USA via Webex. Our Special Guest will be, Astrobiologist Dr. Michaela Musilova, who is the Director of the Hawaii - Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) station, which is designed to prepare astronauts, engineers, and scientists for life on the Moon or Mars. Register here!
HI-SEAS is located at 2,500 meters in elevation on the active volcano Mauna Loa in Hawaii. It has initially been the home to successful long duration (4 to 12 month) NASA Mars simulation missions.
As of 2018, the International MoonBase Alliance (IMA) has opened up the research at HI-SEAS to worldwide research organizations, space agencies, and companies. During the simulated missions to the Moon and Mars at HI-SEAS, a six-person crew is isolated from the rest of humanity for long periods of time. This includes communication with “Earth” delays being imposed on them for up to 20 minutes each way.
The crew can only exit the habitat when they have permission from Mission Control on Earth while wearing analog spacesuits and going through full extravehicular activity (EVA) protocols.
Our current COVID-19 pandemic has put many people worldwide into a similarly isolated state at home, with limited possibilities to go outside and communicate with others. Dr. Musilova will share tips on how to deal with isolation and related challenges during these times, based on her experiences leading analog space missions.
Dr. Michaela Musilova - Astrobiologist
Dr. Michaela Musilova is an astrobiologist with a focus on life in extreme environments. She has a PhD degree from the University of Bristol (UK). Michaela studied and conducted research at University College London (UK), California Institute of Technology (USA), Chiba University (Japan) and others. She is also a graduate from the International Space University (ISU)'s Space Studies Program. Michaela’s space research experience includes working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; University of London Observatory; Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope; on NASA’s and UK Space Agency’s MoonLite project; being an analog astronaut and Commander of numerous simulated missions to the Moon and Mars at the HI-SEAS station in Hawai’i, and at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah. Michaela is currently the Director of HI-SEAS, as part of the University of Hawai’i and the International MoonBase Alliance. She is also a visiting professor at the Slovak University of Technology, vice-chair of the Slovak Organisation for Space Activities (SOSA), Adjunct Faculty at ISU and a senior research adviser for Mission Control Space Services Inc. She has received numerous prizes and grants, including the Emerging Space Leaders Grant from the International Astronautical Federation (2016); Women in Aerospace – Europe Young Professional Award (2016) and she was selected as one of the most promising 30 under 30 by Forbes Slovakia (2015). Michaela is also actively involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, as a patron of the programme in Slovakia and an Emerging Leader Representative for Europe, Mediterranean and Arab states. Furthermore, she enjoys participating in STEAM outreach activities from teaching at schools, giving public presentations, to working with the media and more, as well as encouraging people to pursue their dreams.