On the 6th of October, PMI Denmark is proud to be hosting an event with Executive VP Dorthe Thyrri Rasmussen from Mannaz who is challenging project managers if they should start thinking like a CEO.
The topic - The difference between a CEO and a project manager
According to Dorthe Thyrri Rasmussen, the project manager is increasingly starting to take on a managerial role. Which brings us to the question: What is the difference between a CEO and a project manager?
If you were to list the competencies required to administer a whole company there is no denying that they are very similar to the competencies required to be a project manager in a complex, modern reality. Dorthe explains: "You must have "business acumen", be in control in the context of the business overall, know your market, your customers and your stakeholders. And you must be able to create value for the business from the project by looking at it from the wider strategical perspective".
At the same time, the management perspective also has many similarities to that of the CEO, Dorthe elaborates: "You have a lot of fingers pointing at you and you have to deal with criticism, problems and dissatisfaction. You have to lead some people, handle conflicting interests and get the best out of your team. And this places demands on your robustness – not least when it comes to making decisions under changing circumstances, taking risks and navigating in extremely complex surroundings”.
Thus, in Dorthe's mind there is no doubt that the role of the project manager is approaching that of the CEO's and that both have to possess the same competencies: "Therefore, it is my mission and my challenge to all project managers out there to think more like CEOs. Once the project manager starts to think like that him or herself, that power will start to radiate and they will act like CEOs, making it much easier to confer that status on the project manager".
17.00-17.45 Dorthe Thyrri Rasmussen, part 1
17.45-18.15 Break, snacks, networking
18.15-19.00 Dorthe Thyrri Ramussen, part 2 + Questions
Who is Dorthe Thyrri Rasmussen?
Dorthe Thyrri Rasmussen is Executive Vice President in Mannaz and has more than 15 years' experience in the fields of project management and portfolio management. The positions she has held include Client Director, Project/Portfolio Manager and Line Manager. She has a professional background in Maersk Data and IBM. Dorthe has specialised in the professionalisation of project management and has worked as a consultant for predominantly large, international companies. Dorthe has a Master's degree in Economics and Quality Management and holds PMI® and PRINCE2® certifications in addition to being highly conversant in IPMA.
Place: Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge 18, København.
Time and date: 6th of October 2016, from 17.00 to 19.00.