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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.

Leading a project tribe

26 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Projects are performed by people. There has already been written a lot about project teams and leading them without disciplinary power. In this blogpost I want to utilize the metaphor of a tribe for the team and explain why this makes sense and fits much better in the dynamic world of nowadays projects. Seth Godin

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Projects and project management in Montenegro

22 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Montenegro is a sovereign state in South-eastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the southwest and is bordered by Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east, and Albania to the southeast. The word “Montenegro” could be translated into “Black Mountains”,

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Making Organizational Change Stick

19 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Through the IPMA Blog we have already advocated for a strong synergy between change and project management, being two sides of the same medal or change as key theme of programme management, professionals being in the driver seat of change and change as important driver for our profession. Gabrielle O´Donovan, an expert in transformational change

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Mindfulness in projects – fashion, fiction or mastery?

15 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Passion for projects! The motto of my company, myself and maybe many other project managers describes an attitude of fully engaging with the project. All senses are focusing on what is going on, what kind of challenges need to be tackled and how to reach the desired results effectively and efficiently. However, it´s a thin

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Project-related work – multimodal, flexible, virtual and volatile

8 January 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Traditional labour arrangements are founded on contracts with people who earn their living through a permanent contract with one employer. It´s an agreed upon exchange of time and efforts by the employee vs. salary paid by the employer. However, nowadays projectized world pushes new labour arrangements. Projects are temporary, labour is only needed between the

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Dancing with your project – anticipating next steps based on weak signals

4 January 2018 IN Uncategorized BY

The time close to New Year´s Eve is the season for the fortune-telling business. How is our economic and political situation developing, or how are personal circumstances changing to the better (or the worse). Some of this fortune-telling is just charlatanism, others are extrapolating the past developments and ignore the disruptions that are part of

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It has been a real honour to represent the profession during the last five years

22 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

In a few days my term as President of IPMA will come to an end and Dr Jesus Martinez-Almela will take over the office. It has been an incredible period of my life, with many exciting but also challenging experiences. As Vice-President for Standards, Research and Awards I had the opportunity during the years 2013

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Global migration´s impact and opportunities for project management

13 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

People are on the move! That´s one key conclusion of a report published by McKinsey Global Institute about global migration´s impacts and opportunities. Approximately 250 million people live outside their country of birth. The impact (at least in some regions) is a significant labour force growth (40-80% in top destinations between 2000 and 2014), migrants

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The status quo of digital transformation in project-oriented organisations

11 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

A recently published survey of the GPM (German Project Management Association) contains interesting findings regarding salaries and career perspectives for project personneI in addition, the report provides insights into the impact of the so-called ”digital transformation”. It´s in full swing and has now arrived in project management as well. On the one hand, projects are

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Guide for Effective Benefits Management

4 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The British Infrastructure and Projects Authority recently published a unique Guide for Effective Benefits Management , because benefits management goes to the heart of delivering projects successfully. The guide has been written to help project teams develop their benefits management capability and ensure benefits activities mature at the same pace as other areas of project

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