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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.

Sustainability and Project Management – Perspectives, Challenges and Threats (Part 1)

20 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

I was born in the Black Forest, a rural area in the South-West of Germany, well known for its beautiful forest and the world-famous Black Forest Cake. Some of my ancestors cut the trees and shipped them on the Danube river down to the Black Sea, where they were used for ship building. But still

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India – Propelling Sustainable Growth Through Competent Project Management

18 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Written by:  Dr. A Sivathanu Pillai President, PMA India, as one of the high growth economies, is progressing on the path of future sustainable growth, based on various large-scale Government Programmes like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Smart Cities Mission’. In order to realize the success of these Missions, it is of prime importance that proven

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Council of Delegates Communique from Astana (Kazakhstan)

11 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News 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 profession. IPMA’s Council of Delegates has discussed during its meeting in Astana/Kazakhstan the importance of sustainability for projects, project managers and the project management

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Projects and project management in Kazakhstan

7 September 2017 IN Featured Know how BY

The Republic of Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country, and the ninth largest in the world. The terrain of Kazakhstan covers an area of about 2.8 million square kilometres including deserts, flatlands, steppe, taiga, rock canyons, hills, deltas, snow-capped mountains, and a large part of the Caspian Sea. It´s bordered by the countries of

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Exploring the future of project-related work

4 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Inspired by reading “Homo Deus” of Yuval Noah Harari and preparing my speech for the IPMA Global Young Crew Event at Astana I sketched a few thoughts on how the project-related work might develop… Many of the assumptions of “Homo Deus” are quite radical and it´s hard to image that this will happen. Or do

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IPMA celebrates 30th World Congress in Astana

1 September 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Next week IPMA celebrates its 30th World Congress in Astana, Kazakhstan. The IPMA World Congress has a long tradition and  respected recognition as a leading conference from the field of projects, programs, portfolios and their management with the gathering of the world’s leading practitioners and managers, representatives of global companies as well as academic staff,

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Status Quo Agile – Usage of Agile Methods

30 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The BPM Laboratory (Professor Ayelt Komus) at the Koblenz University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with Scrum.org, GPM and IPMA performed the third study on “Success and forms of usage of agile methods”. The new edition of ”Status  Quo Agile” examined how the usage of agile methods have changed. Special focus was placed on the

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Decommissioning of nuclear power plants triggers project business

25 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

The USA are currently decommissioning 18 nuclear power plants. In Europe the decommissioning of nuclear power plants will rise sharply as ageing plants, restrictive energy policies and pretty low energy prices shift the industry towards more shutdowns. Germany´s Government decided some years ago to shut down all nuclear power plants by 2022. France also aims

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Do we need PR for projects?

21 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Yes, we increasingly need professional PR in the sphere of projects! This is at least the answer of Manfred Noé, author of one of the few (German language) books on Marketing / PR in projects labelled  „Projekt-PR“ . Especially for those projects dealing with external stakeholders and the public at large. Public Relations (PR) might

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Project Management Consultancy continues to grow in Germany

18 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

A recently published survey of the BDU, the German Association for Consultants [https://www.bdu.de/] revealed a significant and continuing growth of PM Consultancy. Altogether, the Consultancy Firms in Germany performed well in 2016 with a turnover of approximately 29 Billion Euro, a growth of 7.4 % in comparison with 2015, which is by the way in

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