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PMP Generation - Laurent Bour, M. Sc., PMP, Manager, Portfolio Management, Desjardins Group

Author : PMI-Montréal

After having obtained an engineering degree in industrial data processing and artificial intelligence and a master's degree, I started my IT career as a project manager. Since arriving in Quebec 30 years ago, I have continued along this path and gradually moved to project offices and portfolio project management in the fields of IT, transportation and finance.

I have worked at Desjardins Securities, Bombardier Aerospace, Cirque du Soleil and the Société de Transport de Montréal. I am currently a Portfolio Management Manager at Desjardins Group. My career path has led me to speak at PMI Symposiums and breakfast meetings, be involved in writing the first PMI global standard for portfolio management and publish many articles. I have also been a judge of the Interuniversity Project Management Case Competition (KGP) on several occasions.

 

As a project management professional, what keeps you awake at night?

Steering committees, when they have to make key decisions.

 

What would you like to see happen in the project management industry in 2019? What is your dream for project management in 2019?

That project managers be recognized as change generators.

 

What is your most memorable recollection regarding PMI-Montréal?

My election to the PMI-Montréal Board of Directors, a dynamic and motivating team.

 

Why did you become a member of PMI-Montréal? / Why renew your membership? / Why do you invest your time in PMI-Montréal?

Over the years, PMI-Montréal has become a key player in project management in Quebec. As a member of the Board of Directors, I am committed to promoting Montréal expertise and talent. By being part of PMI-Montréal, I can share my experience in project management and portfolio management, learn from the diverse experiences of the project management community and develop my own skills and network.

 

 

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