PMI Greece Chapter

Project Innovation by comparing the corporate & start-up mindset: A value proposition for young project leaders & beyond-Events

Project Innovation by comparing the corporate & start-up mindset: A value proposition for young project leaders & beyond

DMPresenter: Dimitrios K. Zaires

Lieutenant | Logistics & Project Officer
PMI Young Professional Award Winner 2020

Dimitrios is a highly experienced Chartered Supply Chain & Logistics Officer, working for the Hellenic Army & NATO for more than 8 Years. Besides his academic publications and his working experience based on his involvement in Supply Chain Projects and different cross-cutting topics for NATO, Dimitrios is an enthusiast for solving real market problems in the industry. He is voluntarily working as a Project Advisor in the Start-Up Ecosystem and he has participated in several International Defence & Civilian conferences. In 2020 he won the PMI Young Professional Award for excellence in Project Management.

He has graduated from the Hellenic Military Academy of Athens, He holds an Executive MSc in Logistics & SCM from Cranfield School of Management (UK) with a scholarship from Onassis Foundation & an MBA from Frederick University (CY). He is committed to professional development which is evidenced by his recent working accreditations of CMILT, MCIPS (Chartered Procurement Professional), European Senior Logistician (cESLog) & Risk Management Professional Certification (PMI/USA). Active conference speaker & guest lecturer at business schools and universities.

Read Dimitrios' interview to PMI Greece Chapter (in Greek).

About the presentation:

How do young people embrace project management to become leaders and why compare a corporate to a start-up project environment? How do you select the culture you belong to? How to step into a more powerful and innovative project management? We live in a highly dynamic environment where technology accelerates the pace of interactions of knowledge and where young people fluctuate between complex corporate environments & lean start-ups.

The “new normal” demands talent to handle the ambiguities nevertheless for Project, Program & Portfolio Managers, this is a unique opportunity to contribute beyond the immediate objectives outlined from their corporate strategy in order to build innovation.

This session will outline:


  • The tradeoffs between a corporate and a startup project environment
  • Discuss the insights from two case projects (Supply Chain Corporate Project & a Last Mile Logistics in an early stage Start-Up)
  • Analyze the Growth & the Fixed Mindset & how they affect project managers
  • Understand the difference between Business models vs Business plans
  • Support Young Project Leaders to avoid disruptions and C-Suite leaders to avoid losing talent & allow innovation to flow


 The presentation will be in English. Click here for the event link.

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