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Sandra Misic

Sandra is Assistant to the IPMA President and Executive Director. Since joining IPMA in 2012, Sandra worked in FMCG sector as Customer Business Development Assistant for Procter&Gamble. She holds Master in Economisc from Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb. After graduation she continued at the same University the doctoral programme in Business Economics. Her particular interest in project management is related to megaproject management, PM schools of thoughts and cultural diversity.

4 Fallacies of Typical Project Management Thinking – Part 4 – The Customer is Always Right

10 November 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Written by Ryan Downing This series concludes with a final project management scenario that I feel conventional wisdom needs to be re-examined as it does not always produce a successful outcome in the project. #4 – The Customer is Always Right Ever since 1909 when Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge’s department store in London,

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4 Fallacies of Typical Project Management Thinking (Part 3)

3 November 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Written by Ryan Downing Part 3 – Providing a Very Detailed Schedule As this series continues, we will explore another area of managing projects that many deem to be an essential element.  However, my purpose for writing this is to make project managers aware that they do not always have to manage their projects in

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4 Fallacies of Typical Project Management Thinking (Part 2)

27 October 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

Written by Ryan Downing Part 2 – Setting a Go Live Date. You can read previous articles in this series here. In this series, my goal is to bring to light several common project management practices that I feel are forced on projects because they are assumed to be best practice.  However, there are plenty

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4 Fallacies of Typical Project Management Thinking (Part 1)

20 October 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Written by Ryan Downing Part 1 – The Weekly Status Meeting I have spent over a decade managing projects and studying different philosophies on what the best practices for this are.  During this time, I have managed many successful projects, several unsuccessful ones and obtained the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certifications.

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The 30th IPMA World Congress – INTERVIEW WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE IPMA – AMIN SAIDOUN

11 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Welcome to the forth newsletter for the IPMA World Congress in Astana in September 2017. Through a series of newsletters you will be keept you up to date with everything that is happening leading up to the Congress with news, personalities, events, features and offers. Organizing team of the 30th IPMA World Congress tried to invite

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Trends and perspectives for international project management – report from event in Germany

26 July 2017 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

During its meeting in July, ExBo offered to pm-forum-augsburg to perform a “meet & greet”. Therefore, an event with a title: Trends and perspectives for international project management was organized on 21st July, at the Universität Augsburg. This event was opened by Prof. Helmut Klausing,  President of the GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e. V.

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Projects – advancing the business and serving to the society

14 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

Interpreting the ISO 21500 approach on organizational strategy and projects [1], a new definition of project can be set, where project can be defined like “tool for shifting the opportunities to the benefits”. Indeed, a project is nothing but reaction to the problem, needs, opportunities or ideas.

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Project benefits vs project value

5 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” Thomas Jefferson During my PhD research I faced with one of the tricky questions of the project management profession. Since my topic is related to infrastructure megaprojects I started to question the essence of the megaprojects existence. When I just entered

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Projects and project management in Chile

3 July 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The Republic of Chile is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chile borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the

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The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management

11 May 2017 IN Featured Know how News BY

Megaprojects are very large investment projects. The team “Mega” often implies the size of the task involved in developing, planning, and managing projects of this magnitude. Bent Flyvbjerg, a professor at the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford says that globally, megaprojects make up 8 percent of total GDP. They attract a lot

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