There’s a new member on our team! We’re happy to introduce you to Ewelina, our new Marketing Intern.
Ewelina decided to join us in Emeteclass’s headquarters as a part of her Erasmus experience here in Aveiro.
She’s cheerful and full of new ideas, and already working hard with us on The 1st Floor Challenge Project.
Hopefully, she’ll help us improve our drone flying skills soon.
This year we made our adventure to move our office for a week to Crete. Crete is the largest island in Greece and is located in the southern Aegean. It has more than 600,000 inhabitants and 8,336 km². It was in Crete that the Minoan Civilization flourished, a civilization that is considered the oldest on record in Europe.
Changing the office is always a big challenge. This time we chose to make two changes, first to the left part of the island in Chania, and then to the right part of the island in Elounda. Work, collaborate, having fun, and getting to know the island were our plans.
The adventure began with a mishap, the plane was 3 hours delayed in Porto, which made us lose the connection we had in Barcelona to Chania. So the strikes and hassles at the airport meant that we arrived at our destination a day late. It was Saturday, so it did not affect customers, but we had lost a whole day of fun.
We came to Chania on Saturday night. On Sunday we prepared everything to start on Monday without interrupting the work, and so it was …. We loved Chania so much that later during our stay in Eolunda we went back there. Chania is really beautiful, very characteristic, and is an hour from the beach of Elafonisi, and the beach of the Bay of Balos, two places not to be missed.
Crete,Chania: A photo of the view from our office for the week.
During the week we moved our office again from Chania to Elounda, which was a three hour drive. The change didn’t go very well, since the long drive meant we left some tasks to do for the next day …. After arriving, we prepared everything, answered some emails, and went to dinner.
Beautiful scenery, spectacular beaches, and good food defined our stay. Changing the office to a different place each year is always an experience to repeat!
We have already started voting for the next destination, the requirements remain the same: a safe place, with internet connection, and good places to eat.
This is the second time we bring the T1FC at IUT Lumière Lyon 2. It was attended by 55 students of the courses: Coordinateur de Projet en Systèmes d’Information, Coordinateur de Projet en Gestion des Risques, Coordinateur de Projets en Gestion de la Sous-Traitance – Chargé d’affaires.
During the day they learned and practiced innovation, project management and sustainability while doing a real project. They had to negotiate and make decisions in initiating, planning and execution phases, while continuously monitoring the work.
Congratulations to all who have participated! Your presence together with your active contributions, good performance, feedback and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated. We appreciate your positive feedback, and we will certanly take all your ideas on board to improve.
Project initiating is the moment when we study and analyse our project and think in terms of feasibility to decide if is a good idea to do or not to do this project. It is an important stage because every project needs effort in terms of time and money.
Answering questions is the best way to understand the project in a deeper level. So, what are the best questions we need to answer in project initiating?
» What is the project?
» Why do we need to do it? Does the project belong to any corporate program? Does the project belong to any product/service in my organization?
» In what way does my project influence the business strategy? What are the benefits?
» What are the project objectives?
» Who are the stakeholders? Who is the client? Who is/will be the project manager? Who will be in my team?
» Do we have some constraints?
» Do we need to make assumptions? What are these assumptions?
» What about sustainability? In what way does this project contribute to the economical aspect of the company? In what way does this project contribute/affect the environment and the social aspect?
» What are the lessons learned? Do we have the opportunity to learn something in this stage?
When you ask yourself these questions and document the answers, you are ready to obtain authorization to start the project.
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