This year on the 14th of June 2023 I will execute an enormous challenge for a very good cause. Both my parents died due to colon cancer. My goal is to raise money for a specific colon cancer research by hopefully making 60 skydives (around my 60th birthday) in one day for the Dutch stomach […]
A successful program! So proud!!
Click here to see an article regarding this program. For the last 10 months (since April 2022) I have been working as program manager for the Dutch Tax Authorities. I was asked to manage a large and challenging program for the Car Tax Division. The program consists of the replacement of two extensive legacies and […]
The James Webb (JWST) Telescope, an enormous International Program
By reading this blog I like to share a personal story with a strong link to my role as Global Program Director. Cosmos, by Carl Sagan In the mid-seventies, when I was around 12 years old, I have read the book “Cosmos” from Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996) and bought my own relative small telescope. […]
Social business Works!
LinkedIn: ————————————————————————————————- Update 14 Januari 2021 (one week after this original post): 34.783 views on LinkedIn and over 800 personal reactions. Never expected this to happen! ————————————————————————————————- Just a week ago I started my own company! My post on this news on LinkedIn has been viewed by over 23000 people in just 5 days (and […]
Time to change
It’s official!! With an early visit to the notary’s office this morning, I started my own company: ‘Wim de Gier Interim (program) management B.V.’. For decades I have been responsible for international programs to transform and harmonise businesses. As a coach I have helped and motivated dozens of colleagues around the globe to explore new […]
The wonderful theme of the Project Control Congress of PCO Kennis in Driebergen on the 2nd of February, was ‘Pride’. I gladly accepted the invitation to present at the congress. As you might have read in my “about” page as Global Program Manager, I am responsible for several international projects. Next to that I have several […]
Redefining Happiness and Project Management trends 2017
Happy new year! Every evening when I bring my 7 years old daughter Charlotte to bed, I ask her the following two important questions: What did you like most today and made you smile? What have you learned today? Today I received two powerful messages which, in essence, reflected in a beautiful way to the […]
How to manage virtual teams
On the 30th of November I gave a presentation about managing International teams at Valid. Valid is a company in the Netherlands who implements Information & Communication Technologies with over 300 employees. Among these employees many knowledgeable project managers. I received the invitation to tell my story due to the fact that I manage extensive […]
IPMA International Project Excellence Gala and IPMA Congress 2016
17 and 18 November 2016 I visited the IPMA International Project Excellence Congress in Warsaw. Competences of Professionals The theme of this year’s event was the importance of the PM competences which integrate knowledge and experience of project management professionals. The absolute top of international project managers were present and several of them presented their: Project […]
Are you up to date?
April 19th 2016, I gave a presentation on behalf of ISES about the strength of the modern project manager at the Dutch Project Management congress. Please click here for the congress website. Over a hundred visitors of the congress visited my parallel session, clearly showing that the topic was deemed an important topic for the […]
Are you up to date?
April 19th 2016, I gave a presentation on behalf of ISES about the strength of the modern project manager at the Dutch Project Management congress. Please the congress website (in Dutch) here. Over a hundred visitors of the congress visited my parallel session, clearly showing that the topic was deemed an important topic for the congress […]
Global Project Management Training in three different continents
In February 2016 I have trained project management teams in Brasil, New Zealand and India. I use the IPMA (International Project Management Association) International Competence Baseline as a baseline. To give (in just one week) a training in three different continents is both a challenge and a gift. The interactions with people from very different […]