Key speaker W. Stephen Sawle, PE, CMC, PMP, PgMP


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Current project management tendencies:

trends, certification, practice

Dear Colleagues! I would like to invite you to the Forum, which is held on 24th of March 2016.

Project management quickly becomes an approach, which is chosen by many companies from various industries as the most relevant from all existing practices and standards of management for attaining strategic goals. Many large Russian companies, like Gazprom, Russian Railways and Rosatom, adopts formal policy of enterprise management with usage of project management techniques and professional certification of employees, for increasing of its projects and programs execution effectiveness. The Forum of PMI Moscow Chapter – well known place for exchange of experience, communicating of international and Russian research results and trends, as well as understanding best practices in area of project management.

During many years Organizing Committee of the Forum presents for discussion the most up-to-date topics, related to project management, being a few steps ahead of currently well known practices and developing project management community.

Fruitful work and new achievements for all participants of the Forum!

President of PMI Moscow Chapter

Maria Romanova, PhD, PMP



Key speaker 

W. Stephen Sawle, PE, CMC, PMP, PgMP  

Director 2015 PMI Board of Directors

W. Stephen Sawle began his career as an engineer for industrial construction and quickly recognized that project management was his passion. He accepted roles of increasing complexity and responsibility in a broad range of industries including healthcare, information systems, utilities, government and legal. He led cross-cultural global projects as a consultant with an international consultancy. In 1990, Mr. Sawle founded a Chicago, USA-based project management consultancy.

He has since influenced the delivery of billions of dollars of capital investment through project, program and program management office consulting. He sets the firm’s strategic direction, oversees the delivery of services and specializes in rescuing struggling projects.

Joining PMI in 1983, he volunteered for local, regional and international PMI roles. He participated for four years on the Executive Council of the 4,000+ member Chicagoland Chapter and served as the chapter’s president with four years on the board. He was the chapter’s first regional representative. He volunteered for four years as a final judge in the PMI Project of the Year competition.

Mr. Sawle is a Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, was one of PMI’s first Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holders, and was a contributor to the 1996 (first) edition of the PMBOK® Guide. He is credited with over 30 published papers, articles and presentations, and was a speaker at four PMI congresses.

He is a Registered Professional Engineer and was awarded the Certified Management Consultant distinction by the Institute of Management Consultants. He holds BS and MS degrees in engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Mr. Sawle enjoys global travel, SCUBA diving, canoeing, hiking, fishing and skiing. He recently retired from 20 years as a volunteer firefighter, having served as deputy chief of his community’s fire service.


Lysan Drabon  


Lysan Drabon joined PMI in 2009 as staff supporting the PMI chapters in North West Europe on administrational matters, working out of Brussels ever since.

Leading the team of Chapter Administrators in the Europe office in Brussels since 2012, Lysan took on the role as PMI Manager Chapter Development in August 2013.

She is responsible to develop relationships that will effectively drive key PMI chapter business functions in Europe in partnership with the chapter leaders, as well as delivering programs and services that support the maintenance and growth of existing PMI chapters, the establishment of new chapters, successful delivery of member value, and opportunities for long-term partnership with chapter leadership.

Lysan is a German national and prior to joining PMI worked at the German National Centralbank “Deutsche Bundesbank” as accountant and finance specialist.








Laszlo J.Kremmer, MBA, CLC, PMP®


Laszlo joined Citigroup from the largest Hungarian IBM Premier Business Partner in 2012, in the O&T CSC Budapest – HRSS EMEA Regional Initiatives Team where he was the PMO Manager for over 12 years. Soon after joining Citi, Laszlo was given the Project Manager role for several EMEA regional HRSS System Projects is Turkey, Russia, Hungary as well. He was the Senior HRSS EMEA PMO Manager making sure that all HRSS EMEA Projects are following the Citi PM Methodology. He established the Citi PM Club in Budapest and trained several hundred colleagues in Project Management. Currently he is the HRSS EMEA Initiatives Program Manager. He is responsible for the Budapest based HRSS Global EELC Initiatives Team and working on several EMEA Regional and Global programs. He leads the CSC Budapest Site Ambassador Program University Relationship Work stream as well. He is a PM trainer, mentor and leadership coach.


Prior to joining Citi, Laszlo was the PMO and Operations Manager with Polygon Informatics Ltd. in Budapest with over twelve years experience managing large, complex ERP implementation and software development projects. In this role, Laszlo worked with companies, especially in financial services and banking, managing initiatives for ERP/systems implementation. He was the Vice President of PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter between 2012 – 2015 and in May 2015 he was appointed to the role of PMI Region Mentor in Eastern Europe. He is responsible for Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Republic of Russian Federation and Ukraine.