Workshop in Slovenia

Last of our four workshops took palce between December 13-15 in Ljubljana,Slovenia. We met once again with our co-beneficiaries to exchange ideas and continue our work on the Practice Guide. Our key-experts Bülent Gümüş, Algın Erozan together with our project leader Gökçe Phillips joined our partners Mihail Mihailov from PMI Bulgaria and Igor Mrzlikar and Miha Lenic from PMI Slovenia to bring the most out of this time together to accelarate project’s objectives.

Event though our key experts and co-beneficiaries continuously meet online to evaluate the progress and to provide input for project’s outputs being in one room makes and team spirit brings a great deal of productivity.  As in previous workshops, each project expert worked on different part of the practice guide in Slovenia. Algın Erozan and Igor Mrzlikar worked on introduction and planning phase of practice guide, Mihail Mihailov worked on closing phase, Bülent Gümüş worked on initiation phase, Gökçe Phillips and Miha Lenic worked on execution chapter.

Project members achieved a better understanding and agreement and they made significant progress on the practice guide in Slovenia.

Soft Skills for Startups and Project Managers

Soft Skills for Startups and Project Managers was held on December 7 at Ankara Limak Hotel. This event was organized by PMI Turkey and its EU project Outspeed Startup.

The event started with the opening speech of Eren Akdur (President of PMI Turkey 2020). Then, Dr. Gökce Phillips, project technical leader in Outspeed Startup, talked about the Outspeed Startup project. She mentioned about what the project has done so far and the future plans of the project.

After Gökçe Phillips’ speech, Mertcan Gül made a presentation about Soft Skills in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and he shared his opinions and experiences about it.

At the second part of the event, Dr. Bülent Gümüş, key Expert in Outspeed Startup, held Design Thinking Workshop. Design Thinking, which is regarded as an important methodology in project management and it consists of define, ideate, prototype and test. The participants tried to carry out these stages practically in two sessions.

The event was helpful in terms of increasing the awareness of the project management and participants were very pleased to practice the Design Thinking