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Helgi Thor Ingason

Helgi Thor Ingason holds a PhD from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, MSc from the University of Iceland and a SAPM degree from Stanford University. He is a Certified Senior Project Manager by IPMA. Dr. Ingason is an professor at Reykjavik University. He is the co-author of 6 books on management in Icelandic and English. He is a management consultant and a member of the Research Management Board of IPMA.

Do we need faster horses?

13 November 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Again, I am on my way back home from an IPMA research conference. This time it was held in Incheon, South Korea. I met new people and made new friends, I heard new perspectives and I am so glad for this opportunity. All kinds of new ideas are floating in my head as I cruise

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Impressions from the EURAM 2017 conference – project management in a general management context

28 June 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

The annual EURAM conference was held in Glasgow June 21-23 and a number of interesting presentations on project management were given. Best paper awards were sponsored jointly by IPMA and PMI. European Academy of Management (EURAM) is a learned society founded in 2001 with the aim of advancing the academic discipline of management in Europe.

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Impressions from the IRNOP 2017 conference – Developing new knowledge in project management

15 June 2017 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

By Yvonne Schoper and Helgi Ingason One of the most relevant international research conferences in project management is the bi-annual IRNOP (International Research Network on Organizing by Projects). This year IRNOP took place at Boston University from June 11 – 14. IPMA was one the conference sponsors and also sponsored the best paper award. IRNOP

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Are you a candidate for the IPMA Research Awards?

15 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Research is one of the basic building blocks of every profession. IPMA promotes and acknowledges outstanding research world-wide and thereby encourages academics and practitioners to develop the profession through rigourus research. The annual IPMA Research Awards is an important part of this strategy and the goal of IPMA Research Awards is to promote excellence within

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“Everything must change”

6 February 2017 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

One of my favorite singers is Randy Crawford and I often listened to her 1976 debut album “Everything must change.” Those words have a different meaning in my mind now, when I work as a project management teacher, researcher and advocate. We, advocates of project management, sometimes claim that it is all about the ability

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When there is no plan B

21 September 2016 IN Featured News BY

The 4th IPMA research conference was held in Reykjavik Iceland on Sept 14-16. This conference was an eye opener for everyone that participated. I wouldn’t be surprised if it would be remembered in the future as a milestone for IPMA where an important redefinition of purpose took place and foundations were laid for new definitions

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Project management and sustainability

6 July 2016 IN Featured Know how News BY

– the theme of the 4th IPMA research conference, held in Reykjavik in September 2016 We are a generation with great responsibility. No previous generation has had a greater environmental impact and you, dear reader, leave a far greater carbon footprint on this earth than your parents or grandparents did. We are standing on crossroads

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4th IPMA Research conference: Project Management and Sustainability

9 March 2016 IN Featured News Opinions BY

As a member of the Research Board of IPMA I can say that our goal is really to move project management knowledge forward. We do this by different means and one of them is to bring researchers, experts, scholars and practitioners together to discuss and develop ideas that are of value in this mission. Our

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IPMA Research Awards 2015

11 January 2016 IN Featured BY

Acknowledging excellence in project management research The IPMA Research Awards have become a fundamental activity for the IPMA Research Management Board (RMB). The Research Award is a way for the IPMA to recognise excellence in project management research, not only for established researchers but also for young researchers pursuing their PhD degrees. Last but not

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Love…. a competence element?

4 December 2015 IN Featured Opinions BY

It is pitch black outside the window. It is also dark inside the cabin and the only lights I can see are coming from the screens of people that are still awake and watching a film in the entertainment system. The captain has turned off most of the lights, dinner has been served and most

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