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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.

What are the project management challenges in the different business sectors?

9 April 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

What are the main challenges facing different business sectors in Iceland in managing projects, as faced by representatives from different industries? This question was discussed at the annual spring conference organized jointly by the Icelandic Project Management Association and the MPM program (Master of Project Management) at Reykjavik University in 2017. Representatives of eight business

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United Nations University fellows (UNU-GEST) train for D level certification

16 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

One of the great benefits of working with IPMA is to get the opportunity to collaborate with people from all over the world, learn about different cultures and different challenges, share experiences and learn something new about yourself. In the last weeks I have had the opportunity to take this to a new level through

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A butterfly with a huge impact

2 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Project management is surely a young academic field. Many of the original shapers of the field are among us and some of them are still quite active. It was truly an honour for me to be invited to participate in a seminar in Vienna late January to celebrate the 65th birthday of Professor Rodney Turner

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The great teacher inspires

27 November 2017 IN Featured Know how BY

For an organisation with the vision to promote project management competence throughout society it is good to know that the one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. This quote is in fact attributed to Aristotle. Project management education, and how we can prepare for complexity and ambiguity, was the theme of

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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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