Project Management Institute Turkey (PMI TR) Professional Development Activity (PGA)Istanbul event was held in Istanbul Sehir University on the 24th of February 2015 where Leyla Arsan, CEO of TAGES, shared the important tips on project management.
Project Management Institute Turkey (PMI TR) organizes monthly activities/events where experts of chosen subjects come as guests to their members. The guests of PMI TR PGA (Professional Development Activity) Istanbul event were Leyla Arsan and Erdem Seherler. It was held in Istanbul Sehir University on the 24th of February 2015. Leyla Arsan’s subject was international and multi-partner innovation project management. After her presentation Erdem Seherler talked about the skills of project management professionals. Their presentations’ main focuses were communication and social aspects of project management.
Here are the important points to manage the EU R&D and innovation projects that Leyla Arsan emphasized during her presentation:
From the start to the end networking is the most important thing in international projects. You gather partners by conversation and communication. Project ideas and proposal is also of equal importance to gathering the consortium. Sharing ideas is important and it is sometimes not considered as important; the idea may be shared to competitors and different stakeholders as you are searching partners. NDA may be a good option to protect the idea.
Consortium agreement may be the most important point in the project life cycle. International project partners have cultural differences and also partners may be in different age groups; to get the group working together an agreement is a must. Consortium agreement is usually prepared by the coordinator and the coordinator partner’s country shapes the agreement, as their culture shapes the agreement.
Intellectual property rights are also significant in the agreement and should be agreed on beforehand; background and foreground intellectual property should be outlined, and ownership, protection, use and dissemination, access rights should be clear. Dissemination is very important for international projects, as the product of the project is aimed to be expanded across different nations.
Last but not least Leyla Arsan says that project meetings and after dinners are where you get to know your partners.
You can reach her presentation from the link below (in Turkish)