Date: 10 June 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
PDU: 2 (Technical Stream: 1, Strategic & Business Stream: 1)
Speaker: Mr. Luiz Almanca
Language: English
Fee: PMI HK Member: HKD 180
Non PMI HK Member: HKD 280
Status: Closed
Remarks: As a prevention measure against the spread of COVID-19, The seminar will be delivered online with Zoom (Guideline). Please contact PMI HK admin at or 2784 1880


About the Topic:

Even pre-2020, most project managers have had the opportunity (and challenge) to work with virtual teams – either fully or partially. In fast-growing global economies and companies, mobilisation of resources requires the flexibility of working cross-geographically. One of the main impacts of the pandemic is the normalisation of virtual working not only to project management, but to mostly everyone.

The remote-as-default approach should remain in force for the coming months and the trend in some industries is that it might become the norm-in-force after the current situation is surpassed. With that scenario in mind, a few questions should be addressed: How can Project Managers leverage the previous experience in addressing the virtual collaboration obstacles? What new challenges and opportunities are presenting themselves to expand the PM way-of-working leading to more successful projects? What other topics we could raise as potential blind spots while observing the lessons learned in the early period of the pandemic?


  1. To elaborate the PM situation where fully remote working is the default, including how these will lead to trends into the short term
  2. To discuss the pros and cons of the usage of Shared Platforms (softwares, shared drives, etc) in virtual collaboration
  3. To address some of the current and potential gaps in communication within the project management realm

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain an overview on the main challenges and opportunities related to virtual project management
  2. Understand how not to create “platform fatigue” when using online platforms for project management activities
  3. Discuss how the role of PM might evolve – including which skills might require further refinement to tackle the challenges for Virtual PM


  1. Striking a balance between virtual and traditional approaches when it comes to communication, even without the face to face factor
  2. Incorporate the topics discussed into the ‘tool box’ enabling more effective management
  3. Understand the trends on PM derived from the impact of remote-as-default working approach to all

About the Speaker:

Mr. Luiz Almanca is the Digital Business Senior Manager of the Business, IT Strategy and Innovation team at Ocean Network Express (ONE). He supports the identification and implementation of ONE’s strategic digital business solutions and is in charge of establishing digital governance, raising awareness and coordinating efforts company-wide to drive digital transformation.

Over the past ten years, he has worked in multiple cross-geographical projects covering 50+ countries involved in multiple PM areas such as M&A, governance, digitalisation, change management (training and communications). Since joining ONE, he has managed several initiatives to support the digital transformation of the customer journey and also rolled out a digital business process management framework for internal stakeholders and a change management methodology and framework for the internal Transformation Management Office, being applied to 20+ ongoing initiatives.

He has also worked at other container lines, logistics company, investment bank, overseeing functions such as business process excellence, project management, change management and ocean freight procurement.

Luiz holds a Master in Business Administration, Geopolitics and International Affairs from the Universidade Paulista (UNIP) of Sao Paulo. He has also completed a postgraduate degree in Project Management-PMI from the FAAP (Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation) and was awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration and International Trade.

Remarks: Please fill in the required information and submit. A confirmation letter will be sent on 7 June 2021 (Monday) to all successful applicants. If you have any inquiries, please contact us at 2784 1880.

Reminder: As a courtesy, audiences are recommended to stay till the end of the seminar. PMI Hong Kong Chapter may consider not issuing PDUs to members if their attendance is less than 75% of the session.