PMI Local Group Hamburg
The Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world's largest organization for professional project management.
As early as 1988 PMI Frankfurt Chapter (PMIFC) was founded as the first organization in Europe.
Based on the initiative of Thomas Kopsch 2002 the Local Group Hamburg within PMIFC came into life. This very active group with ca. 400 members offers i.a. regular group meetings with professional lectures by highly qualified speakers of all lines of business and the public sector.
Thomas Kopsch is leader of the Local Group HH to the present day.
Trivia: Since the founding of the Local Group took place on Friday, September 13th 2002 the opening was scheduled for 13:13 h. This became a tradition and is kept until today.
In September 2012 the anniversary event was held under the motto "Ten Years PMI® in Hamburg - Project Management as Outline of a Profession". You can download the event report with a summary of interesting speeches here as PDF (currently in German only).
Master Degree Course ITMC - supported by vero projects
IT Management and Consulting, short ITMC, is the name of a degree course of the Hamburg University, Informatics Faculty.
Quote from the university's web site:
"The new Masters Course IT-Management and -Consulting was formed by the Department of Informatics at the University of Hamburg in October 2010. The Course is run in cooperation with Hamburg's Chamber of Commerce and with the support of renowned IT companies.
The Masters Course IT-Management and Consulting (ITMC) is an application-oriented postgraduate Masters Course. 23 IT enterprises - the board of trustees - support and promote the Masters Course giving it a high practical relevance.
This program is a novelty and a flagship of the Department of Informatics: University research paired with a strong focus on application."
vero projects is one of these supporting companies from the very beginning and supports ITMC both financially and practically, e.g. by
- internships for students at vero projects
- lectureship on project management held by Thomas Kopsch
- speeches and presentations, e.g. as part of the annual ITMC Conference
- collaboration in the board of trustees
The XING-Group of the Local Group is an additional possibility to share the activities of the community.