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Reinhard Wagner

Reinhard Wagner has been active for more than 30 years in the field of project- related leadership, in such diverse sectors as Air Defence, Automotive Engineering, and Machinery, as well as various not-for-profit organizations. As a Certified Projects Director (IPMA Level A), he has proven experience in managing projects, programmes and project portfolios in complex and dynamic contexts. He is also an IPMA Certified Programme and Portfolio Management Consultant, and as such supports senior executives in developing and improving their organizational competence in managing projects. For more than 15 years, he has been actively involved in the development of project, programme and portfolio management standards, for example as Convenor of the ISO 21500 “Guidance on Project Management” and the ISO 21503 “Guidance on Programme Management”. Reinhard Wagner is President of IPMA, Past President and Honorary Fellow of GPM (the German Project Management Association), and founder and CEO of Projectivists, a PM Consultancy.

Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Martin Luther

29 March 2017 IN Featured Know how News BY

With this article we continue a series of pioneers and projectors to learn from. You are all encouraged to write about great projectors out of your context so we may learn from them and improve our way of performing projects. “Projector” is a term introduced by Daniel Defoe in “An Essay upon Projects” (1697). It

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Good governance is critical success factor for implementing an organisation´s strategy

27 March 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is a federation of 68 member nations, who collaborate to promote the recognition of project management and engage stakeholders around the world in advancing the discipline. IPMA’s Council of Delegates has discussed during its spring meeting in Lisbon the critical role of good governance for the successful implementation of

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Projects and project management in Thailand

22 March 2017 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

The Kingdom of Thailand,  formerly also known as Siam, is with nearly 70 million inhabitants one of the most populous countries in South-East Asia. It is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west

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Projects and project management in Cambodia

17 March 2017 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

The Kingdom of Cambodia is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast and Vietnam to the east. The country looks back to a long history that can be traced back to the year 802, when Jayavarman

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Projects and project management in Vietnam

13 March 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

The Socialistic Republic of Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest and Cambodia to the southwest. The people of Vietnam had to defend themselves from other countries over a long period of time, since the 13th Century the Chinese, later

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Projects and project management in Myanmar

6 March 2017 IN Best Practices Featured News Opinions BY

Myanmar, sometimes better known as Burma, is a sovereign state in South East Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand.  Both names are derived from the name of the majority Burmese ethnic group, the “Bamar”. Myanmar is considered to be the literary form of the name of the group, while Burma is derived

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Bedtime Stories for Project Managers

1 March 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

After reading hundreds of books about project management I often have the feeling that I´ve seen everything and there is nothing new and exciting… However, I was made aware of an exciting new book called “Bedtime Stories for Project Managers and others with trouble sleeping” written by Marisa Silva, a passionate PM Consultant. The book

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Seeing the world through the eyes of a CEO – Results of PwC´s 20th CEO Survey

27 February 2017 IN Featured Know how News BY

PwC asked business leaders for the last two decades about the trends reshaping economy and society. The new report summarizes the long-term findings as follows: Over this period CEOs have witnessed tremendous upheavals as a result of globalisation and technological change. Since the first survey in 1997, trade flows have quadrupled and global internet traffic

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The Program Canvas – A useful tool for designing programs

22 February 2017 IN Featured Know how News BY

During the 2014 IPMA World Congress in Rotterdam, Theo van der Tak, Björn Prevaas and Hans Cremer introduced a new concept for designing a program by using a “Program Canvas”. During a workshop with about 50 experts the canvas was further improved and in 2016 a book as well as a toolset with poster, templates

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The World in 2050 – and some implications for project management

17 February 2017 IN Featured Know how News BY

New results of a PwC report sets out the latest long-term global growth projections to 2050 for 32 of the largest economies in the world. The research was started in 2008 and updated every second year from 2011 onwards. The full report reveals fascinating insights regarding the dynamics of economic growth and change. The research

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