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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.

Value proposition design for projects

29 May 2017 IN Featured Know how Uncategorized BY

One of my favorite books, “Value Proposition Design”  written by Osterwald, Pigneur, Bernada and Smith shows how to design and test value propositions in an iterative search for what customers really, really want. The basis for the right value proposition is a Canvas (see illustration based on Strategyzer), which shows on the one hand side

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Performing virtual project meetings

24 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Many project teams are nowadays spread across the globe and therefore cannot not (regularly) meet physically. Most of their meetings are performed virtually, usually by means of a web conference or a collaboration tool. The participants can see each other, establish a dialogue and chat via the online tool, they can work on documents, perform

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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Vasco da Gama

22 May 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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The interrelations between projects, programmes and change

17 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured News BY

This week the ISO/TC258/WG4 finishes its work on a new standard, the ISO 21503 “Guidance on Programme Management”. The core team of about twenty international experts and many more in national mirror committees explored the topic of programme management over more than three years. One of the key points of the discussion was to clearly

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Japan meets Europe – Contribute to ProMAC 2017 in Munich

8 May 2017 IN Featured News BY

ProMAC has been organized since 2002 by the Society of Project Management (SPM), Japan. ProMAC 2017 will be conducted for the first time ever outside of the Asian-Pacific Region. The conference is a joint undertaking of SPM, GPM (GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement, Germany), and IPMA (International Project Management Association) and will happen between November

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Management 4.0 – Handbook for Agile Practices

5 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

A recently released Handbook is worth mentioning on this Blog, because it addresses a topic, which is a „hot topic“ in the world of projects, and the way it was developed is even more remarkable. But one after the other. Nowadays, all conferences, publications and seminars need to address the topic of „Agility, Agile or

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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Alexander von Humboldt

3 May 2017 IN Best Practices 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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Projects and project management in Ecuador

1 May 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The Federal Republic of Ecuador, which is literally the “Republic of the Equator” is located in the Northwest of South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the East and South, and the Pacific Ocean to the West. It also includes the famous Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres to the

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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Jakob Fugger

24 April 2017 IN Know how 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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The RASIC-Chart – a key tool for collaboration in projects

20 April 2017 IN Best Practices Featured BY

One of the key factors for successful collaboration in projects is having clear roles and responsibilities assigned. Otherwise work is maybe done twice, or nobody feels responsible for doing certain work packages, team members feel uncertain whether they are supposed to do work packages or others are doing it, or uncertainties ultimately increase the need

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