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From the President of the PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter comes this blog about hot PM topics, trends and best practices in Hungary! It will introduce different areas of life as a Hungarian PM, and also target PMs that need to work with Hungarian firms.

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I am looking for the best speakers for our 9th “Art of Projects” English-speaking, International Project Management Conference.

Project managers are also moving to cyberspace

8th “Art of Projects” English-speaking, International Project Management Online Conference

The new PMI Budapest Chapter website, competes in the Website of the Year 2020 Competition

We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website.

I am looking for the best speakers for our 9th “Art of Projects” English-speaking, International Project Management Conference.

Categories: AOP2021

I am looking for the best speakers for our 9th “Art of Projects” English-speaking, International Project Management Conference. The AOP2021 will take place on November 4, 2021. in Budapest, Hungary. If you think that you are a great presenter and would like to attend the largest Central-European, English-speaking conference hosted by PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter then contact me.

Example topics:

Project Economy, Value of Project Management, PMO, Agile, Hybrid, DAD, Risk Management, Essential Soft Skills for PMs, Leadership Skills in the 21st Century, Career Development, Project Management, and Coaching, Managing Versus Leading, Key Reasons Why You Need a PMO, Effective project leadership: ideal project board duties and behaviors, Project Management as a Critical Skillset, Emerging Careers in AI Project Management, What Makes a Good Project Manager?

Posted on: December 26, 2020 02:22 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Project managers are also moving to cyberspace

On November 5, PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter will host the annual Art of Projects international conference, this time in a virtual space. Read more:

It is both a constraint and an opportunity for a conference to move into virtual space. This is also shown by the Art of Projects  conference organized by PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter for many years , which the organizers advertise as the largest English-language project management conference in Central Europe - probably rightly so. This year’s November 5, 2020 program is a good illustration of how to forge a virtue out of a constraint: program leaders can soar because speakers are much more flexible, coordination becomes easier.

For such a presentation, it is probably much easier to get an interesting-important professional to live in any corner of the world than one that involves a long journey, as almost everyone can add a time slot of 20-30 minutes to their calendar if they do not have to. plus be three days away from work. This opportunity was also used by the organizers of Art of Projects.

One of the sure points of the conference is that the program will be   led by György Bőgel, a professor at CEU. And there is no change in the fact that this year there will be a master class the day after the conference. On November 6,  dr. Agata Czopek,  president of PMI’s Swiss Chapter and head of digital marketing development at Philip Morris, will hold a three-hour workshop. The topic of the course is career building. According to the  description,  participants will be able to learn about the five most important skills that will be available in the labor market in the future.

The organizers did everything possible to preserve one of the most important values ​​of the conferences, the opportunity to exchange personal experiences. If this is not possible in the same way as in a physical conference, but each panel ends with a ‘questions and answers’ section where the panel speakers can be asked live.

American overweight ...

Among the speakers, the predominance of American professionals is clear this year. Only one Hungarian was included in the offer, Attila Sághi  , Deputy Chief Technical Officer of Városliget Zrt. ,  Presents the Liget Budapest Project with a project management approach.

Undoubtedly, the most exotic performance   promises to be space biologist Michaela Musilova . The specialist, who works as the director of the HI-SEAS (Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) program, will talk about her work: with her colleagues, the so-called under analogous simulation conditions, it explores whether a human-based research base can be established on Mars.

In addition to the aforementioned Agata Czopek, two global vice presidents of PMI will also speak. Otema Yirenkyi  from London  talks about the feasibility of ideas.  And the presentation by Olivier Lazar , who lives in the USA,  deals with the social impact of the project economy in response to the subtitle of the conference (The Project Economy: The Transformative Project Manager from idea to reality).

In addition, there will be an agile methodology and toolkit   interpreted by consultant Beth Oullette (USA). Greta Blash is a  consultant and trainer (USA) returning to Olivier Lazar’s topic of project economics .

All performances will be live, but will also be recorded; the recordings will be made available by PMI Budapest for 30 days after the conference. The detailed program of the conference and the conditions of participation can  be  found here . PMI-certified people can collect 6 PDUs (professional development units) at the event.

Posted on: October 31, 2020 03:46 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

8th “Art of Projects” English-speaking, International Project Management Online Conference

8th “Art of Projects” English-speaking, International Project Management Online Conference -

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.


  • 8:30 – 9:15 - Dr. György Bőgel & László J. Kremmer, PMP® & Dr. Máté Kertész, PMP®
    • Welcome, program introduction and PM essay of the Year award ceremony
  • 9:15 - 9:45 - Otema Yirenkyi
    • Power Skills: Empowering people to make ideas a reality
  • 9:45 - 10:15 - Dr. Michaela Musilova
    • The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation Project - “Let's go to the Moon and beyond”
  • 10:15 - 10:35 - Q&A Section - Otema Yirenkyi, Dr. Michaela Musilova
  • 10:35 - 10:50 - Coffee Break
  • 10:50 - 11:20 - Olivier Lazar, PMP®
    • How the Project Economy empowers incoming generations into Societal Impact
  • 11:20 - 11:50 - Dr. Agata Czopek, PMP®
    • Future Proof your PM Career
  • 11:50 - 12:10 - Q&A Section - Olivier Lazar, Dr. Agata Czopek
  • 12:10 - 13:25 - BREAK (lunch)
  • 13:25 - 13:55 - Beth Oullette, PMP®
    • PMI Disciplined Agile Toolkit
  • 13:55 - 14:25 - Greta Blash, PMP®
    • Project Economy in Uncertain Times
  • 14:25 - 14:45 - Q&A Section - Beth Oullette, Greta Blash
  • 14:45 - 15:00 - Coffee Break
  • 15:00 - 15:30 - Attila Sághi
    • Introduction of Liget Budapest Project
  • 15:30 - 15:45 - Q&A Section – Attila Sághi
  • 15:45 - 16:00 - László J. Kremmer, PMP® & Balázs Prattinger, PMP®
    • Conference closing, present draw


Keynote Speakers

Otema Yirenkyi, UK
PMI Vice President of Global Engagement

Dr. Michaela Musilova, USA
is an astrobiologist and the Director for HI-SEAS missions,
as part of the International
MoonBase Alliance.

Olivier Lazar, CH/USA
MSc., MBA, PfMP, PgMP, PMP®,
PBA, RMP, SP, ACP Acting Vice President for Strategic Alliances
at Project Management Institute

Dr. Agata Czopek, CH
PhD, PMP® - Capability Development,
Lausanne, Canton of Vaud,

Beth Ouellette, USA
Disciplined Agilist with Portfolio,
Program, Project, and
Data Management expertise
as an Executive,
Professional Speaker and Facilitator,
Mentor, Coach, and Educator

Greta Blash, USA
CDAP, CDAI Founder
Facilitated Methods,
LinkedIn Author, Trainer,
Experienced Program and
Project Manager and
Business Analyst,
San Marcos, California,
United States

Attila Sághi, HUN
Deputy Chief Technical Officer,
Városliget Zrt.


Prof. György Bőgel, PhD.
Professor of Management
Central European University


online platform

Posted on: September 25, 2020 01:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

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 on August 1, 2020, in both Hungarian and English.

  • Our goal was to make our new website faster, easier to navigate, and user-friendly.  At the same time, the site fully follows the renewed graphic appearance of our parent organization, PMI -
  • Our new website will replace the previous page after seven years. Our organization is a non-profit professional association, so we did all the work exclusively with the involvement of volunteers.
  • The new PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter website, competes in the "Website of the Year 2020" in Hungary's most prestigious online marketing communication competition, vote for us! All you have to do is "Vote for us!" click on the caption and cast your vote on our site.
  • In the situation created by COVID-19,  the project participants met exclusively virtually online.  The first face-to-face meeting took place on the official website start announcement on August 12, 2020.  The technology platform was provided by our Canadian partner MG2MEDIA.
  • The special feature of the project is that an international team of volunteers also took part in the testing and the English-Hungarian translation. We worked not only with volunteers from Hungary, but also with American and Indian volunteers.
  • As the largest non-profit international organization in the field of project management, it is important for us that our thought leadership, services, and information and news related to professional trends are easily available to our current and future members in Hungarian and English. Previously, this information was not available in Hungarian.
  • Our main goal is to always provide timely and up-to-date information in the field of project management for the members of PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter, and our partners. Our goal with this new website is to provide our current members and visitors with easily accessible information about the services and events of PMI Budapest, Hungarian Section, and those interested can easily find the information they are looking for on our site.
  • The new website will make it easier for those interested to see who we are,  how we work, what events we organize,  who our staff is, what we write about on our  Blog, what  PMI standards and certifications are available, and what is available in our Web Store. At the same time, the career pages were also included on the website, as well as the Project Management training offered by our partners.
  • In addition to the new features, we also have an integrated social media connection to ur  Facebook,  Twitter,  YouTube,  Instagram and  Linkedin pages to make our news reach our members more easily and quickly.

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.

Vote for us here: Click here!


Posted on: August 21, 2020 09:15 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website.


After five months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of our new 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 AreHow We WorkEventsOur PeopleBlog, 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 FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram, 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!

For any questions, suggestions, feedback, or comments, please e-mail us.

Best Regards,
László J.Kremmer MBA, CLC, PMP®
Chapter President
[email protected]

Posted on: August 08, 2020 01:07 AM | Permalink | Comments (4)

"Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion."

- Francis Bacon