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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 Defense, 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 Past President of IPMA and Chairman of the Council, Honorary Chairman of GPM (the German Project Management Association), as well as Managing Director of Tiba Managementberatung GmbH.

Projects and project management in Bulgaria

18 April 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Bulgaria is a country in South Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. The region where nowadays Bulgaria is situated looks back to a rich heritage and history, being traced back to the

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Three Common Mistakes In Managing Virtual Teams

16 April 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Author: Peter Ivanov (http://www.peter-ivanov.com/) Virtual Teams are everywhere now – from home office workers to workers in offices in multiple locations and teams embedded in large global corporations. According to Forrester Consulting 81% of Teams are distributed across multiple locations. Often when a Projects team is dispersed they suffer delays and sometimes complete failure. International

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Call for Paper for ProMAC2018 in Thailand started

13 April 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

ProMAC has been organized since 2002 by SPM, the Society of Project Management in Japan (Member of IPMA). This conference will follow its rich history of bringing together thought leaders from academia and industry to discuss the theory and practice of project, program, portfolio, organization and systems management, including the latest global trends and developments.

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HR-Report 2018 with focus on agile organisations

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

This year´s HR-Report of Hays and the Institute of Employment and Employability of the University of Applied Sciences in Ludwigshafen focuses on agile organisations (The HR-Report 2018 in German language is available via: https://www.hays.de/personaldienstleistung-aktuell/studie?friendlyUrl=hr-report-2018-schwerpunkt-agile-organisation-auf-dem-pruefstand). Agile organizations are characterized by a high and fast adaptability to changing conditions and market situations. Flexibility in terms of adapting

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Working Out Loud – an idea that became a movement

3 April 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The idea of “Working out Loud” (#wol) was first described by Bryce Williams in 2010. He published “When will we work out loud? Soon!” in his blog “TheBrycesWrite” describing the idea behind the concept. As it might be difficult to grasp, I just copied in the key parts of his blogpost: “So we’ve got “Working

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ISO 31000 Risk Management Second Edition published

29 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The International Standard Family ISO 31000 describes principles and generic guidelines on risk management. Furthermore, it provides a universally recognised paradigm for practitioners and companies employing risk management processes to replace the myriad of existing standards, methodologies and paradigms that differed between industries, subject matters and regions [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_31000]. The first editions of the documents ISO

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Council of Delegates Communique from Berlin (Germany)

26 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The International Project Management Association (IPMA) is a federation of 70 member nations, who collaborate to promote competence in project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors and engage stakeholders around the world in advancing the discipline. IPMA’s Council of Delegates has discussed during its spring meeting as well as during its first Smart Cities

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Overcoming challenges of project work through innovations in project management

14 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Project-related work dominates many areas of our society. In many sectors of the economy more than one third of the time is already spent in projects, with an increasing tendency. Projects are not only performed for external customers, but increasingly for internal purposes (e.g. R&D, Investment or Change). Projects, however, have always been under great

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The Project Maker – A forgotten masterpiece

9 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Carl Spitzweg (February 5, 1808 – September 23, 1885) was a German romanticist painter, especially of genre subjects. He was self-taught as an artist, starting out by copying the works of Flemish masters. He contributed his first work to satiric magazines. One of his masterpieces is “Der Projektenmacher (Ballonfahrt/Luftige Station)” (“The Project Maker (Balloon Flight/Airy

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The World Projects – an utopian story, or real life?

7 March 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Kurd Lasswitz (1848-1910) was an interesting man. He studied mathematics and physics at the University of Breslau and the University of Berlin, and earned his doctorate in 1873. He spent most of his career as a teacher at the Gymnasium Ernestinum in Gotha (1876–1908), and was later called “the father of German science fiction”. His

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