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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.

Celebrating differences makes the difference – 2nd Diversity in Project Management conference in Croatia

19 February 2018 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News Opinions BY

Since the mid 1960’s, IPMA is one of the leading worldwide congress organizer on project, programme and portfolio management, bringing together business professionals, practitioners, managers and representatives of companies, leading scientists, educators, professors, and students, representatives of various sectors and occupations, NGO’s and the media. Now for the 2nd time IPMA organizes in cooperation with

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Diversity in negotiation

18 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Negotiation is the process between two or more parties that aims to balance different interests, needs and expectations in order to reach a common agreement and commitment while maintaining a positive working relationship (IPMA ICB4, 2015). Diversity in negotiation occurs in types of negotiation, skills and tactics – where culture is main factor that makes

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Diversity in team members – part 1

6 December 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

Team diversity refers to the differences between individual members of a team that can exist on various dimensions like age, nationality, religious background, functional background or task skills, sexual orientation, and political preferences, among others.[1] Different types of diversity include demographic, personality and functional diversity (see Team composition), and can have positive as well as

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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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Don’t miss the unique opportunity to participate in exciting business game “Sea Wolf – Competent PM”!

22 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how News BY

During the 30-th IPMA World Congress in Astana, all participants are invited to experience a brand new business game “Sea Wolf – Competent PM”. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are – this game will give you the ability to gain new knowledge not just from a book but from your international team mates, cooperation

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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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The 30th IPMA World Congress: Interview with the President of the IPMA – Reinhard Wagner

4 August 2017 IN Best Practices Featured Know how BY

The 30th IPMA World Congress will be held in September in Astana, Kazakhstan. World Congress conducts interviews with many of our key speakers who will be presenting at our upcoming events. We had an exclusive interview with the President of the IPMA Mr. Reinhard Wagner. As organizing team of the 30th IPMA World Congress we

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