Schedule for the 5th edition of the Program
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That's a great opportunity for experienced professionals to contribute with the success of next project managers' generation
Mentoring is a wonderful relationship that is not just about taking, but also about giving. This program is not only an opportunity to confront your ideas and solutions with people who have achieved success in their field, but also to work through the problems you are facing. Changing a job, choosing a life path or a difficult decision to make are just some of them. Talking to people who have been down the path you are on now is an eye-opening experience
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Mentoring inspires not only the Mentee, but also the Mentor, and cooperation gives a lot of inspiration. Accompanying another person on the path of development gives a lot of satisfaction
1. Just try it. You can always quit or ask for a step back, such as changing mentors. 2. You won't know if it's worth it if you don't try. 3. Approach with openness, at the beginning nobody knows the detailed plan - let yourself be positively surprised and take you on a journey inside yourself. 4. Persevere and evaluate in hindsight - you decide your own duration and needs. 5. Trust
Participating in the PMI Program allows you to test different solutions and see the most effective ones without the pressure of daily work in a professional environment. Most valuable? If you, as a Mentor, establish a good relationship you will learn a lot about what can go on in the heads of people similar to your Mentee 🙂
Mentoring is an extraordinary relationship. You take as much as you want and give as much as you can. Knowing that both parties are doing it voluntarily for their own development is extremely freeing. This is what allowed me to build a strong mentoring relationship based on trust, honesty and openness. As a result, both sides have born amazing rewards that we didn't expect at the beginning
If you think you already know a lot about being in the PM world, come to the Mentoring Program where you will see how much more is ahead of you and you will sail on with a smile on your face 🙂 The power of experience, knowledge, great energy and content combined with great people
Do you want to get to know yourself? Want to learn how you can find solutions to your professional problems and more, plus meet a great person and experience something new? Be sure to apply!
Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.
What is mentoring?
Mentoring is a structured partnership relationship between Mentor and Mentee. It consists of regular meetings during which the Mentor (who is generally a more experienced person with specialized knowledge in a given field) supports and develops the competences of the Mentee. Mentoring is aimed at eliminating competence gaps and blockades identified by the Mentee. The key in this relationship is mutual trust, confidentiality, respect and building self-motivation of both parties for self-development, as well as seeking other perspectives on problematic issues.
Why you should participate?
Benefits of being a Mentor:
- Expanding the knowledge as an expert,
- Personal satisfaction and fulfillment thanks to the mentor-mentee relationship,
- Improving leadership and communication skills,
- Possibility to present original ideas, solutions and perspectives,
- An opportunity to reflect on your own goals and opportunities,
- Building new professional contacts and personal branding.
Benefits of being a Mentee:
- Guidance and support on professional development,
- Being provided with vital feedback, which will lead to personal growth,
- Develop decision-making and problem-solving skills,
- Build self-confidence and discover your talents,
- Expand your network and make new contacts,
- Experience an amazing adventure by taking part in the PMI PC Mentoring Program.
Can I participate?
Ideal candidate for Mentor:
- has an impeccable reputation,
- has minimum ten years of professional experience and/or should be an expert in the field related to project management,
- will schedule from 5 to 12 hours for mentoring sessions with Mentee during the Program,
- will receive approval for participation as a Mentor from the PMI PC Management Board,
- completes application form in accordance with the Program Regulations and passes the recruiting process.
Ideal candidate for Mentee:
- is an active member of PMI Poland Chapter, i.e. has paid membership in PMI and Polish Chapter,
- will schedule from 5 to 12 hours for mentoring sessions with a Mentor during the Program
- completes application form in accordance with the Program Regulations and passes the recruiting process.
Coach Wise is a company providing professional expertise and services in the broad area of developing people, teams, and by extension, organizations. It focuses on coaching, mentoring and facilitation services, which are the key to building personal leadership of all people who use these methods. Coach Wise has been operating in Poland since 1998, previously under the Coach Wise brand, and brings together professional coaches, mentors and consultants. All Coach Wise coaches are ICF accredited, 15 of them at ICF PCC level.
Meet the Mentors of the 5th Edition of the Program
We know that soft skills produce hard results, and leading projects and managing people is just a drop in the ocean of everyday challenges. What distinguishes the leaders with whom the best and the brightest want to work? What allows you to achieve success and improve results, both personal and professional? Which habits improve effectiveness and wisdom development? How does a partnership affect the positive implementation of changes?The PMI Poland Mentoring Program is an answer and a real method for sharing experience, passion and improvement. We focus on creating partnerships based on mutual trust. We break away from formal roles. We share unique knowledge.
Senior Project/Programme Manager (20y experience), trainer and advisor. Led over 20 projects, been a team member in several others. Founder and CEO of Thoriana sp z o.o. – the project management consulting company based in Warsaw, operating across Europe, providing services from strategy definition through portfolio preparation to the operational project management.
Focused in a leadership and effective management aspects especially in a complex project/programme management area, strategy and M&A. Led teams from 3 to 450+ people and projects up to 40MEUR budget.
Specialized in managing change and transformation (especially in IT domain) and enabling business growth through processes automation and new products and platforms implementation. Active in introducing performance improvement systems in enterprise corporations and increasing operational efficiency.
IPMA Project Excellence Award Assessor, Lead Assessor and Judge in Poland (from 2010) and globally (from 2018). First Polish (and one of the first 7 people in the world) to acquire the certificate Project Excellence Baseline Professional. Actively participates as a lecturer and leading panel discussions at conferences on project management.
Certified engineer architect and project manager. Graduate of Warsaw University of Technology and Warsaw School of Economics. I have developed my professional career in construction and real estate for the last 17 years. I was managing teams of designers and engineers for residential and healthcare projects for 10 years. Since 7 years I have been an active professional in residential real estate development. I have managed real estate projects through Poland in various roles. I am currently managing a portfolio of developments in Warsaw.
I am an enthusiast of project management. I drive my passion from working with creative people and encountering the unexpected.
I am a vegetarian, minimalist and foodie. I love good design and travels.
Experienced leader who works with multicultural teams across global organizations and businesses and gets motivated by a good challenge. Big enthusiast of building self-organizing, fast developing and ‘impossible is nothing’ oriented teams. Focusing on strategy and benefits realization.
Practitioner. Joins organizations’ leadership teams to drive change, develop departments and manage portfolios and programs at all stages to maximize effects and optimize work.
Currently Director of Transformation Office and Head of Portfolio Management at Allegro. Before that Head of Operations and Head of Project Management at Netguru. Prior to joining Netguru, Przemek has led a number of international programs, most recently being stationed in Dubai and working on product development with emerging businesses at Thomson Reuters corporation. He also gained experience in fields such as business & digital transformations, mergers, acquisitions & divestitures, product & software development, infrastructure, IT and other.
He is also an active university lecturer focusing on transitions, transformations, IT, and project management. He acts as a volunteer and mentor in global project management communities.
Studied at Gdansk University of Technology, Ecole Francaise D’Electronique Et D’Informatique, University of Gdansk, European Diplomacy Academy and attended Leadership Institute Master Class organized by Project Management Institute.
At free time sailing, mountains and fantasy books.
Certificates: PMP, Prince2, MSP, ITIL, AgilePM
Shenila Makhani, PMP® DASM® is a seasoned Project Manager in the IT field with experience in managing cross functional and diversified projects. She specializes in delivering projects using traditional and agile methodologies ensuring delivery of projects through effective management of resources in onshore/ offshore development model. She is currently working as a Head of Project Management Office (PMO) in Gaditek with a focus towards process improvement in order deliver quality software.
Shenila is a Computer Science graduate and holds the Masters degree in Software Project Management from FAST-NU. She is a certified PMP®, a Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM®) and the Leadership Institute Masters Class Graduate in 2019 from Pakistan. Currently, she is serving as volunteer in Aga Khan Development Network and PMI Karachi Pakistan Chapter.
International expert in the field of project management. He supports organizations in running major strategic initiatives and transformations, building strategies and developing business models. His professional experience includes cooperation with global companies as well as with local market leaders in several industries such as IT, telecommunications, automotive, construction, outsourcing of services, finance and banking, retail, higher education, industrial production, energy, mining and processing of natural resources, incubation and business financing.
Co-author of the global standard for risk management in portfolios, programs and projects published by PMI. Lead editor and one of the architects of the global project evaluation standard Project Excellence Baseline issued by IPMA. One of the most experienced leading assessors in the prestigious IPMA Global Project Excellence Award competition. One of the founding members of the PMI Poland Chapter and a co-founder of the Wrocław branch. Honorary member of the Project Management Association of Nepal (PMAN).
Creator of programs and lecturer in international MBA and Executive MBA programs. A valued speaker invited to participate in national and international events in the field of management. Awarded many times for development programs and mentoring in the area of project management.
Project Manager and Product Owner in IT with strong technical background. Marta graduated from Mechatronics and Computer Science and started her professional career in Germany working as a developer. From the very beginning focused on the Digital products, especially mobile and Web applications. Highly experienced as Scrum Master guiding companies through agile transformations. Coach and mentor. Since 2019 founder and trainer at “Digitally Her- about IT in simple terms” (https://digitallyher.pl/), where she supports professionals with non-technical background in succeeding in IT and working efficiently with developers. Experienced in management of big, international, distributed teams in fast pace environments. PMP, PSPO I (Scrum.org), AgilePM Foundation (APMG International) certified.
IT Service Delivery Manager and People manager, internal trainer for leadership, team motivation and public speaking, over 15 years of professional experience, 9 years as project and program manager, passionate about Design Thinking method, always in motion, especially biking.
Since 2020 performing customer facing role of IT Service Delivery manager for German speaking customer, responsible for finance, application services 24/7 and contractual obligations.
Extensive experience in project management practices focused on multiplying business results. I have helped more than 10,000 professionals to optimize their results through successful projects.
More than 30 years of experience. Author, keynote speaker
Founder of the PMI Bajío Chapter, international mentor in project management and leadership practices.
PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, Disciplined Agiled Sr Scrum Master, Green Project Management Advisor
Master’s degrees: MBA at ITAM (with honors), Master’s in Psychotherapy,
Other Specialties: Human Development, Psychotherapy, Certified Coach (Rafael Echeverría and European School of Coaching).
Bachelor’s degreeComputer Science
Author: Project Management, Resource Optimization (Threshing, +20,000 copies sold), From Demand to Excellence (Amazon Bestseller), Find Your Purpose (Bestseller)
Customer focused senior program and project management (traditional and agile approach) expert, with broad lean / agile practice, transforming organizations in the financial services and IT sectors.
Has been connecting technology, business and finance for 19 years, driving transparency and optimization.
A graduate of Finance and Banking, Management and Marketing at the Warsaw School of Economics, as well as postgraduate studies in Statistical Methods in Business at the University of Warsaw.
Long-term member of the Association of the Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA®), certified program manager (PgMP®), project manager (PMP®, AgilePM®), processes (BLACK BELT) and IT (ITIL®, COBIT® 5).
Accredited EMCC (EIA Professional Level) coach and mentor and certified ICF (International Coaching Federation ACSTH) coach.
Privately, an admirer of continuous learning, mentoring, technology, long journeys and sports.
My experience in Project Management: 15 years
I conduct my mentoring in english.
Without further ado – I’m a Tech-Savvy IT Professional, currently living in California – home of innovative IT Startups. I have extensive experience in small, medium, and big enterprises, with more than 12 years in Technical Project Management. For me, everything related to Agile and Project Management is not only a professional activity but also a life passion. Experience and expertise in technical areas of IT-Software Development and Site Reliability Engineering, E-commerce, E-learning, Business Intelligence, Telecommunication, Banking, AR/VR software and hardware. Entrepreneur, Mentor, Volunteer.
“My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” — Steve Jobs
Do you have what it takes to be an even better version of yourself?
I have been dealing with agile and organizational transformations for 7 years
I have been working in consulting for 11 years – in consulting, technology companies or as a freelancer
I have been dealing with agility, its implementation and practice in projects for 14 years
I have been dealing with IT project management for 16 years
As a trainer I have over 200 days of training in project management and agile on my account
I am the CEO of the PMI Poland Chapter
I am alumni of the PMI Leadership Institute Masterclass program
I was a mentor in four formal mentoring programs at different organizations.
I am certified coach and project manager.
I am diving. This is my beloved hobby. I am a cave diver and when the world gets tired of me, I hide in black, wet and deep holes in the ground. And there I find their beauty and silence.
I am running. Mountain ultramarathons. I love running just for the joy of being with the mountains and overcoming my own limits.
I run the Projektownia podcast, where I talk with guests about the future of project management.
And the blog on Instagram tu.tomasz.grochowski
Experienced manager, who for nearly 16 years managed PMOs, programs, and projects in the financial services sector. Currently, he works as an independent advisor, helping clients to build PMOs, optimal organizational structure, and project portfolio management processes to implement the strategy. Deep down, invariably a (software) engineer. A supporter of a pragmatic, empirical, and fact-based approach to management. A practitioner and passionate about agile methods of product development and transforming the organization towards increased agility. A graduate of the Faculty of Computer Science and Management at the Wrocław University of Technology and post-graduate studies at the Wrocław University of Economics. Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrum Master. He is a mountain biker (at the amateur level) in his free time, who best loads his batteries and organizes his thoughts by cycling around Lower Silesia.
30 years of Ryszard’s professional experience are focused on Project and Change Management, PMO Management, Internal Communication as well as Design of Organizations, Processes, Services and Information Systems. He spent over 20 years in an international corporation in the roles of manager and head of global functions. So he knows well the realities of the “corpo-world”, all its pressures and unwritten rules.
He has a rare combination of HR and IT, backed by a strong Project Management foundation and 12 years of practical experience in a variety of management positions in the Shared Service Cente.
Ryszard’s last corporate position was the lead of the Program Management Office for the transformation a global HR organization that impacted more than 70,000 employees. Today he is the Managing Partner of the boutique consulting company www.empowerment-coaching.com
Certified Performance Coach in GROW method accredited at EMCC, mentor at Executive MBA UE in Krakow, Poland, and Youth Business Poland as well.
He started his adventure with coaching in 2012 after obtaining a certificate of business coach at the British Institute of Leadership and Management. Among others, he was the head and ardent advocate of the project, which aimed to implement a coaching style of management in a global service organization (Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, more than 600 employees).
Privately, he is a husband and proud father of two adult sons. He lives in the countryside near Krakow and appreciates the simplicity of idyllic life more and more. From this perspective, the “twisting” of today’s world is much clearer. For several years, he has been engaged in the restoration and renovation of old rural tools. Who knows, maybe the next step will be sculpture …
Experienced Design Engineering Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Mechanical or Industrial Engineering industry. Skilled in Connectors, Department and Team Management, Continuous Improvement. Strong engineering professional with a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Automation & Robotics from Technical University of Gdansk.
IT Project Management / Agile Software Development / Product Management
I take care of delivering “reasonable” IT solutions.
Organising and maintaining the environment which allows to deliver such solutions – this is what I do on an everyday basis, what I like and what I am capable of doing.
Providing such an environment covers for me designing effective processes plus building and developing great teams which communicate in a highly effective way both internally and with the customer.
How do I understand a reasonable solution?
The best possible considering needs and limitations given – using lean, agile…
but applied in a very practical way. And providing both the delivering team
and the customer with great satisfaction.
I have no doubts that one can achieve their own goals and live by themselves to the fullest. The way to do it is by constantly growing and exceeding your limits. That is why I keep listening to others and cave diving.
I got over 12 years of experience in project and program management in the areas of IT and Telecommunications. Experience in international programs with budgets over 40M Euro with a project team spread over 49 countries. I was involved in supporting and recovering endangered projects in various phases. During my career, I was the direct supervisor of the team consisting of leaders and project managers, which had of over 40 people. I conducted trainings in project management and supporting tools.
I worked in several corporations such as Alcatel-Lucent, Thomson Reuters, Atos and Nokia.
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Absolwent Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, Wydziału Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii 16-letnie doświadczenie w zarządzaniu projektami oraz zespołami zdobywane w zarówno wielkich korporacjach jaki i małych, technologicznych startupach z powodzeniem wykorzystywał przy budowaniu zespołów, które z zachowaniem wszelkich standardów i etyki tworzyły gry ze pod szyldem Techlandu.
Z branżą gier związany od 2015 roku.
Prywatnie – mąż, ojciec 2 chłopców, fan sportu, azjatyckiej kuchni, cytatów i wystąpień publicznych. 40 latek z odrobiną szaleństwa i eko stylu życia.
Mentoring prowadzi w języku polskim.
Experienced Project Manager and IT Consultant, problem solving oriented, entrepreneur, creative and responsible organizer, negotiator, Executive MBA graduate at Kozminski Academy with business analyst skills, with over 25 years of extensive experience in IT deployments, practitioner of hybrid and agile PM methodologies like Agile, Scrum.
Lydia is an experienced attorney, mediator, arbitrator, and risk program/project manager in complex corporate, employment, insurance, and family matters. Credentials such as an LLM in ADR (alternative dispute resolution), MBA in HR, SHRM – SCP, risk manager, agile project manager, and business analyst inform her in-house legal department management and contract compliance experience.As an online academic portfolio/program manager, she uses DA, scrum and traditional project management, and has been an exposure draft reviewer for PMI’s Standards on Risk Management, Program Management, Operation Management and Scheduling, a past #PMIOC chapter leader in VP and director roles, PMI faculty SME reviewer, and PMI StandardsPlus article contributor. A special joy has been sharing best practices as a member of PMI’s Leadership Institute Master Class of 2020, with 32 amazing project management leaders from chapters around the globe!Lydia has a special passion for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), serving as the #BHBA Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Inclusion Committee Co-Chair, the #LACBA Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Vice-Chair of Diversity Leadership Pipelines and President’s Advisory Committee on Women in the Profession, as well as continuing member of the #NCBP National Conference of Bar Presidents’ DEI Committee.
During last years I’ve had the possibility to use my interdisciplinary knowledge while working for customers from private and public sector. I have worked for consulting companies in Berlin and Brussels, European Commission in Brussels as well as for the Polish Ministry of Environment in Warsaw. Since more than 11 years leading complex IT projects and programs for customers for IBM/Kyndryl GSDC.
Through my international experiences I have gathered good communication skills and broad experience in leading, coordinating and supervising the work of international teams, also remotely.
I’m flexible and open minded person. I like new challanges and I’m also eager to learn new thinks. My motto is Aut inveniam viam aut faciam” – I will either find a way or make one. I like mountains, long walks, and outdoor adventure. One of my biggest achievements was climbing the Kala Patar (5560) peak in Himalaya. Privately I’m mom of two extraordinary boys.
An experienced project, programme and PMO professional with both a depth and breadth of experience and a passion for results. Combines strong programme management skills, with good commercial acumen, and knowledge of technology; able to see the “big picture”, and help to develop strategy, working closely with senior executives, creating efficient, and effective plans, seeing them through to implementation.
Extremely loyal, hardworking and conscientious, talented at leading individuals and teams, with gravitas. Passionate and enthusiastic, with considerable drive and energy, and a focus to get things done, overcome challenges, and deal with politically sensitive projects, involving multi-national / multi-cultural teams, across international boundaries. Suited to major transformation programmes involving people, process and technology, with in depth knowledge of offshore services.
Specialties: Programme Development/Management; Consultancy; Leadership; Engagement Management; Communication Development/Management; Customer Facing Skills; Team Management; Onshore/Offshore Team Development/Management; Public Sector Delivery Programmes; Leadership; Strategic Planning; IT Systems; Service Delivery Manager; Stakeholder Analysis; Facilitation; Training; Deployment Programmes; Industry/Government Project Management
The only way to be truly satisfied with what we do is to believe that our work changes the world. This is how passion is born. Moreover, our passion combined with inexhaustible energy helps us create the best projects!
Project Manager of the 5th Edition of the Mentoring Program
Project Manager with over 15 years of experience in managing projects in the marketing area and designing customer experience. The Mentor of the 3ht and 4th edition of PMI Poland Chapter Mentoring Program. Lecturer and business trainer. Currently Marketing Team Coordinator at RSM Poland – part of the leading global network of independent consultancy and audit companies.
She supports out-of-the-box thinking and cooperation with the people based on their strengths.
Mentoring Program Sponsor,
PMI Poland Chapter Board Member, Professional Development
Business consultant, manager (MBA) and trainer with extensive experience in project management and strategic management, cooperating with companies from IT, medical and consulting industries and non-profit organizations. PMP® and PMI-ACP® credential holder. President at PM Development Center Ltd. and lecturer at project management post-graduate studies.
Experienced communications manager. Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing holder and PMP certified. Passionate about social media and community building. At my work, I’m fascinated with the influence of the Internet on human relations and mass communications.
Project Manager, Digital Project Manager, UX Designer, Graphic Designer.
Product Designer with a passion for designing solutions for society.
Creator of content, print and digital projects and websites, copywriter.
Enjoys listening to people’s stories, solving complex problems and collaborating with others to develop compassionate, thoughtful solutions that positively impact people and the environment. She enjoys analyzing data.
Member and volunteer in many NGOs, where she uses her energy and skills.
Privately, she learns German, loves cycling and mountains.
In the last few years he was involved in the coordination of hardware service in the IT industry.
Active PMI PC volunteer for a year and a half, since January associated with the Silesian branch.
In his spare time he is passionate about history, video and board games, he’s also a football fan and a handyman.
PMP certified Project Manager with over 8 years of experience in managing projects in a global organizations. Active volunteer at PMI Poland Chapter. Since 2020 PMI Poland Chapter Board member.
Project Manager at EY GDS Poland.
Fond of mountain trips and reading.
Agile PMP certified Project Manager with over 8 years of experience in managing projects from the area of business and development.
Industries: Administration, Physical Culture, Tourism and Leisure, Science, Transport and Logistics and Project Management.
Product design and service design.
Active volunteer at PMI Poland Chapter.
She focuses on relationship building, team support and customer satisfaction.
Do you want to take part in the fifth edition of the program? Do you want to become a Mentor / Mentee? Do you have additional questions or doubts? Let us know. We will be happy to answer all your questions.
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