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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.

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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The element of trust in project management

12 April 2017 IN Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Trust is a complex concept that has different meanings depending on the situation and relationships observed.  Trust is an essential element of healthy and cooperative ties between employees, business and profession. Different characteristics of industries indicate meaning of trust. In information system projects trust is built within core business more than it is the case

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2nd IPMA Megaprojects Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting in Poreč (CROATIA)

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

2nd IPMA megaprojects SIG will be held in September 28-29th 2017 in Poreč, Istria, Croatia. In parallel, the 13h OTMC conference on construction organization, technology and management will take place. The 1st IPMA megaproject SIG meeting was held in September 2015 in Primošten (Croatia). The 2015 IP-MA Megaprojects SIG brought together individuals and groups working

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Optimal experience of a project manager

23 November 2016 IN Featured Know how Opinions BY

Working with people implies communication, trade of information’s, doing assignments in a team of different people ect. It can be said that mutual working implies competences for better understanding – bottom to up and on the contrary. People must work together to achieve personal and organizational goals. IPMA competences for people are based on number of

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Megaprojects that we admire

21 November 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Opinions BY

Today we are witnessing an explosion in the number of $1 billion+ projects with some, like the artificial archipelago being built in Azerbaijan, Turkey’s massive Urban Renewal project in Istanbul, and the new construction of Masjid Al Haram in Saudi Arabia each exceeding $100 billion. But, there is a common perception that megaprojects are not

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Beyond the legacy of megaprojects

18 November 2016 IN Best Practices Featured Know how Opinions BY

On 11th November 2016 an Oxford Major Programme Management Conference, was held at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The theme of the 2016 conference was: ‘Legacy of Major Programmes: Making Good on our Promises’. Some of the speaker on the conference were Brendan Bechtel (Chief Executive Officer of Bechtel), Professor Bent Flyvbjerg (BT Chair

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Megaprojects in Australia

7 November 2016 IN Featured Know how Opinions BY

Infrastructure has a central role in the development of an emerging economy or sustenance of a mature economy. Australia’s robust economy, growing trade and changing demographics are some of the factors driving demand for better and modern infrastructure. There is a persistent need in the country to invest in new infrastructure as well on maintenance

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